Press Releases

Sen. Warner to host 3rd annual Va. Women's Conference

~ Connects women with expert advice on finance, healthcare, leadership, small business ~

Oct 10 2012

Senator Warner will host the third annual Virginia Women’s Conference on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 in Roanoke. The Conference will help to connect women from across Virginia with personal and professional growth and networking opportunities. The Conference will help to connect women from across Virginia with personal and professional growth and networking opportunities.
Senators Webb and Warner today announced $3,247,990 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds will go to the Louisa County School Board (LCSB) to pay for new school construction following damage caused by the August 2011 earthquake. After FEMA initially refused to provide disaster aid in October 2011, both Senators objected and intervened.

Webb, Warner announce $148 million in public safety funds for Virginia

Federal grants help fund state, local law enforcement as well as public safety organizations

Oct 15 2010

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner today announced $148 million in federal grants to Virginia agencies, municipalities, and public safety organizations. The 296 U.S. Department of Justice grants support public safety projects across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Sens. Warner, Webb announce $26 million in grants for rural broadband expansion

Grants will provide high-speed, affordable broadband and create jobs

Aug 19 2010

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Jim Webb announced today that Virginia has received a combined $26 million in federal grants for three regional projects that will expand rural broadband access, creating hundreds of jobs and providing a platform for additional economic activity and job creation. The U.S. Department of Commerce grants target rural and economically distressed areas with low rates of broadband accessibility.

Sens. Webb, Warner Question Renovation Plans for Roanoke VA Regional Office

Suggest a new facility would better serve area veterans

Jul 29 2010

Washington, DC—Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner today sent a letter requesting Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and General Services Administrator Martha Johnson re-evaluate plans to renovate the Roanoke Veterans Affairs Regional Office (VARO). The renovations, as currently planned, would likely exacerbate the VARO’s high backlog rate without solving some of its major infrastructure needs.

Sens. Webb and Warner announce $5.5 million in transportation grants to seven Va. regional airports

Grants will extend or repave runways, purchase snow removal and other safety equipment

Jul 29 2010

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Jim Webb (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) announced today that Virginia has received nearly $5.5 million in grants to upgrade runways and purchase safety equipment at seven regional airports in Virginia. The U.S. Department of Transportation grants are for use in projects intended to enhance safety and bring airports up to Federal Aviation Administration standards. The projects include renovating runways and, in some cases, purchasing new firefighting or snow removal equipment.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner and Representatives Tom Perriello and Rick Boucher today announced two grants totaling more than $21.5 million to expand broadband Internet infrastructure in Virginia. The grants, awarded through the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), will support the deployment of broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas, enhance and expand public computer centers, and encourage sustainable adoption of broadband service. These investments will help bridge the technological divide, boost economic growth and create jobs.

VA, NC Senators to Introduce Bill to Preserve Blue Ridge Parkway

~Legislation would protect an additional 50,000 acres of land on Parkway’s 75th anniversary~

Jan 26 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway, U.S. Senators Kay R. Hagan (D-NC), Richard Burr (R-NC), Jim Webb (D-VA), and Mark Warner (D-VA) are today introducing legislation authorizing the National Park Service (NPS) to acquire up to 50,000 acres of land surrounding the historic roadway. Congressmen Heath Shuler (D-NC), David Price (D-NC), Rick Boucher (D-VA), and Tom Perriello (D-VA) will introduce companion legislation in the House of Representatives. The Blue Ridge Parkway’s anniversary is being celebrated throughout 2010, and will culminate in September.

Webb, Warner Announce $13.5 Million Investment in Virginia’s Community Health Facilities

Stimulus Funds for Heath Center Maintenance, New Equipment Acquisition

Jul 01 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark R. Warner today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released more than $13.5 million in grants for twenty-four community health centers in Virginia to maintain facilities and to improve services as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Warner, Webb Introduce Bill to Protect Bedford's National D-Day Memorial

~Legislation is First Step Toward Becoming A National Park~

Jun 08 2009

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Jim Webb today introduced legislation that would authorize the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to study whether the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, can be added to the U.S. National Park System. The non-profit National D-Day Memorial Foundation recently announced that it does not have enough money to sustain operations through the end of the year.
Washington, DC -- Senators Jim Webb (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) today announced a $772,135 security technology award for the Roanoke Regional Airport to acquire explosive detection systems that will streamline baggage screening and enhance security capabilities. The funds were included in the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act as part of the $1 billion for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to strengthen border and transportation security.