Press Releases

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.

Sen. Warner, VA community colleges announce consulting agreement in India

~ Va. college foundation to consult with non-profit on skills-based training ~

Jan 10 2012

Senator Warner today announced a consulting agreement between the Virginia Foundation for Community Colleges Education and the India-based Wadhwani Foundation to promote skills-based education in India. The memorandum was signed by Dr. Ajay Kela, President and CEO of Wadhwani Foundation, and Dr. Glenn DuBois, Chancellor of Virginia’s Community College System.

Webb, Warner introduce bill to rehabilitate nation's historic schools

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Support Legislation

Oct 12 2011

Senators Jim Webb (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) today introduced “The Rehabilitation of Historic Schools Act of 2011,” which provides a tax credit for communities to partner with private sector developers to rehabilitate the nation’s older school buildings. The legislation amends existing law to allow local governments to use the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit to rebuild decaying schools.

Sens. Webb & Warner announce $5M grant to train healthcare workers in SE Virginia

~ Targets health jobs currently being filled by foreign H-1B visa holders ~

Oct 04 2011

Senators Warner and Jim Webb today announced the award of a $5 million federal grant to a public-private partnership of colleges, universities and hospitals in Hampton Roads and on the Peninsula to provide education, training and job placement assistance in the healthcare field.

Webb, Warner and Boucher announce $1.2 million investment

In nursing, technological education in Southwest Virginia

Jul 30 2010

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner today announced that a network of three community colleges will share a $1.2 million federal grant to provide nursing education in new technologies to nursing students in Southwest Virginia. Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC) in Abingdon is leading the consortium, called the Virginia Appalachian Tricollege Nursing Program (VATNP), which also includes Southwest Virginia Community College (SVCC) and Mountain Empire Community College (MECC). The grant money will be used to strengthen the education and preparation of the nursing workforce in Southwest Virginia leading to higher quality care for the medically underserved population of the rural Appalachia.

Webb & Warner Announce Virginia Will Receive $324M in Education Stimulus Funds

~Recovery Dollars Have Provided Funding For Nearly 8,000 Va. Education Jobs So Far~

Jun 02 2010

WASHINGTON -- U. S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner announced today that Virginia has been awarded an additional $324.6 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 to support public education. To date, Virginia has received more than $2 billion in stimulus funds, and state officials report these funds have supported nearly 8,000 education jobs so far this year.