~ Response to Sen. Warner’s Concerns About Long Lines and Wait Times For Arriving Passengers ~
Apr 03 2014
Sen. Warner applauded today’s announcement by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that an additional 40 customs officers will be hired, trained and assigned to Virginia’s Dulles International Airport to process arriving international passengers and help alleviate some of the long lines that travelers frequently have experienced at Dulles.
USDOT invites Va. to submit formal application for $1.9 Billion TIFIA Loan
Feb 21 2014
The Northern Virginia congressional delegation today announced a significant step forward in securing a commitment for a low-interest, long-term federal loan to help finish constructing the Dulles Metrorail Project.
“This is not the way to welcome tourists, business people arriving in Va.”
Feb 21 2014
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today asked the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for an explanation of exceptionally long lines and wait times commonly experienced by passengers arriving on international flights at Virginia’s Dulles International Airport.
~ Ann Edwards Rust to serve as State Director, Lou Arnatt Kadiri to serve as Deputy ~
Feb 18 2014
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) announced today that Ann Edwards Rust will serve as his State Director and Lou Arnatt Kadiri will serve as his Deputy State Director.
Senators Warner, Kaine and Hatch and Leader Cantor Announce Bipartisan, Bicameral Support For Gabriella Miller #KidsFirst Research Act
Jan 27 2014
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) today announced bipartisan, bicameral support for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act. In December, H.R. 2019, sponsored by Congressmen Gregg Harper (R-MS), Peter Welch (D-VT), and Tom Cole (R-OK) overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives with a bipartisan vote of 295-103.
U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today applauded passage of the Fiscal Year 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which provides discretionary funding for the federal government through the end of the fiscal year.
Jan 15 2014
“Jim Moran is a good friend and a formidable legislator who has fought hard for his district and the entire Northern Virginia region."
Sen. Warner led a bipartisan coalition of ten Senators today in introducing legislation to establish a new infrastructure financing authority to help states and localities better leverage private funds to build and maintain the nation’s outdated infrastructure.
~ Good news for DoD schools serving military children at Va.’s Dahlgren and Quantico bases ~
Aug 07 2013
Sen. Warner today praised a Pentagon decision to cancel the scheduled furloughs of teachers at Department of Defense (DoD) on-base schools located in Virginia, seven other states and at U.S. bases around the world.
Reads messages from constituents who are impacted, calls on Congressional colleagues to compromise
Jul 25 2013
U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) read messages on the Senate floor today from several Virginia constituents impacted by sequester cuts and federal employee furloughs, and urged his colleagues to work together to resolve a budget impasse before the fiscal year ends on September 30th.
Va. Senator chairs Budget Committee hearing on impact of sequester cuts
Jul 23 2013
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today chaired a Senate Budget Committee hearing on the impact of sequester spending cuts on national security and the U.S. economy. Sen. Warner, who describes sequestration as “stupidity on steroids,” sought to highlight the disruptive and inefficient impact sequestration is having on small businesses that work with the Department of Defense.
Alexandrian nominated for D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
Jul 10 2013
Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine today introduced Alexandria resident Patricia Millett at a confirmation hearing in support of her nomination to the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals. In their remarks, both Senators noted Millett’s extensive legal experience and public and community service.
Senators call for public hearings in Virginia, Florida, and other states where voters endured hours-long delays
Jun 11 2013
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) today sent a letter to the chairmen of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, Robert F. Bauer and Benjamin L. Ginsberg, urging them to take strong steps to address the hours-long election lines that too many voters endured during the 2012 election. The Commission, a non-partisan panel created by the President earlier this year to promote more efficient elections, is set to have its first public meeting in Washington on June 21.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today issued a statement welcoming the announcement of Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement, or VOICE, on a neighborhood revitalization and affordable housing strategy that will help restore communities in Prince William County that were hardest-hit by the 2008 housing foreclosure crisis.
~ Planned five-day teacher furloughs will negatively impact children, disrupt families ~
May 16 2013
Senator Warner today urged Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to reconsider his decision to furlough almost 11,000 teachers at Defense Department-operated schools for up to five days as part of the Pentagon’s plan to comply with budget cuts required due to the sequester.
~ Will reintroduce resolution designating Intelligence Professionals Day ~
Jan 23 2013
Sen. Warner, a member of the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence, today honored two Central Intelligence Agency veterans who played key roles in the 1994 arrest and espionage conviction of CIA spy Aldrich Ames on charges of spying for the Russians. Jeanne Vertefeuille of McLean, VA served at the CIA for more than 40 years and died on Dec. 29, 2012.
Virginia Representatives Jim Moran (VA-08), Frank Wolf (VA-10), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), and Rob Wittman (VA-01) and Senators Jim Webb and Mark R. Warner sent a letter to the administrator of the General Services Administration urging consideration of Northern Virginia for the new FBI Headquarters location.
~ Senator Warner successfully worked for compromise to limit additional West Coast-DC slots ~
Feb 06 2012
Sen. Warner praised today’s passage of a bipartisan, four-year reauthorization for the Federal Aviation Administration that will improve airline service and safety for travelers. The compromise legislation, H.R. 658, allows airports to move forward on critical improvement projects, gives FAA tools to modernize the nation’s outdated air traffic control system, and authorizes eight additional daily round trip flights from Reagan National Airport to the West Coast.
Senators Jim Webb and Mark R. Warner today announced $20 million for Northern Virginia’s Interstate 95 High Occupancy-Toll (HOT) lanes project from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) competitive Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
Dec 08 2011
Senators Warner and Webb are urging Majority Leader Harry Reid to ”reject any proposals that call for pay freezes or other forms of compensation reduction for federal workers, or significant reductions in the federal workforce” to offset the tax extenders that need to be passed by the end of this year.
Moran, Warner, Connolly renew call for parking cap, new transportation plan
Dec 01 2011
Following today’s release of a Department of Defense Inspector General report revealing serious flaws in the Army’s Transportation Management Plan, Senator Warner, Rep. Jim Moran, and Rep. Gerry Connolly renewed their call to limit the number of parking spaces used at the building until sufficient transportation infrastructure is put in place and pressed for enactment of the IG’s recommendations.
Senator Warner joined a bipartisan group of 11 senators today in a letter to new U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta calling for improvements to military base school facilities across the country. Many are old and in poor repair, and some have serious safety issues.
Today, Representatives Jim Moran, Gerry Connolly, and Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner wrote Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta expressing their concern with the recently released occupancy plan for the implementation of BRAC Recommendation #133. The plan moves nearly 5,000 employees to the Mark Center facility by December 2011 – before vital transportation infrastructure improvements are put in place.
Today the full Virginia delegation applauded the announcement by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus that the USS Arlington will be commissioned at the Norfolk Naval Base in Norfolk, Virginia. The announcement follows a letter sent by the delegation last week to Secretary Mabus over concerns the USS Arlington would be commissioned outside the Commonwealth.
Senator Warner is urging the Pentagon to delay the transfer of 6,400 defense workers to Alexandria’s Mark Center until traffic issues can be sorted-out. The DoD employees are being relocated from a region served by Metro to an already-congested area that has limited access to mass transit, and the additional traffic is likely to simply add to the frustrations of 200,000 daily commuters in the I395/Seminary Road area.