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Senators urge quick review of Virginia's plan to regulate hemp production


The Virginia General Assembly adjourns in March. Virginia Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine on Thursday pushed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to hurry along its review of Virginia's plan to regulate hemp production. The Senators want the plan approved so the General Assembly can update the Commonwealth's hemp laws and address any flaws that could occur after the USDA's review

VaNews January 24, 2020

Warner discusses impeachment, foreign policy trade deals

By MAX THORNBERRY, Northern Virginia Daily

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, spoke with reporters Thursday afternoon, addressing national issues reverberating from overseas to Virginia farms. Warner began his phone call with an explanation of his concerns with the killing of the leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Qasem Soleimani.

VaNews January 10, 2020

Republican Scott Taylor will end his Senate bid to run for his old House seat

By JENNA PORTNOY, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Virginia Republican Scott W. Taylor said Monday that he will end his U.S. Senate campaign against Sen. Mark R. Warner (D) and instead run for his old U.S. House seat representing Virginia Beach. If Taylor wins a competitive Republican primary, he will face Rep. Elaine Luria, the Democrat who unseated him in a 2018 election amid a wave of anti-Trump sentiment and a scandal over election petitions that embroiled Taylor’s campaign.

VaNews January 7, 2020

The Peninsula hasn’t had its own federal judge for nearly 200 years. That could soon end.

By PETER DUJARDIN, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

Is the Peninsula finally on the verge of getting its own federal district judge after nearly 200 years of not having one? It could well happen. Virginia’s two U.S. senators, Tim Kaine and Mark R. Warner — who play a key role in the judicial selection process — are voicing support for having a Peninsula native fill a recent federal district court opening in Hampton Roads, rather than the normal practice of picking someone from South Hampton Roads.

VaNews January 1, 2020

Sen. Warner wants to see improvements at Hampton VA in 90 days

By HUGH LESSIG, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 1 article a month)

Sen. Mark R. Warner made another house call on the Hampton VA Medical Center Monday and, unlike past visits, he emerged in a decent mood. Or as he succinctly put it: “My head is not exploding today.” Make no mistake, the Virginia Democrat still sees problems at the overburdened hospital.

VaNews December 17, 2019

Kaine, Warner call for minimum wage hike in Virginia, other pro-worker reforms

By ALEX KOMA, Washington Business Journal (Subscription required for some articles)

Virginia's U.S. senators believe the state's lawmakers should pass pro-worker policies long blocked by Republicans now that Virginia Democrats have finally won unified control of the state General Assembly. Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, both Democrats, stopped short of calling for a repeal of the state’s right-to-work law, one of the top demands of unions and other progressive activists around Virginia. But the former Virginia governors are urging representatives in Richmond to embrace some reforms and ensure the state is no longer rated among the worst for workers in the entire country.

VaNews December 13, 2019

GOP candidate Ben Loyola slams Scott Taylor over report that he will end Senate bid to seek former House seat

By PATRICK WILSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 7 articles a month)

Ben Loyola, a Republican candidate for Congress in Virginia’s 2nd District, slammed former Rep. Scott Taylor, a fellow Republican, on Monday over a news report that said Taylor is abandoning his bid to challenge Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and will instead run for his former House seat. Loyola is running to challenge Rep. Elaine Luria, D-2nd, who beat Taylor a year ago to flip the Hampton Roads seat that is based in Virginia Beach.

VaNews December 10, 2019

Sen. Warner discusses Virginia’s elections, impeachment


Virginia Senator Mark Warner (D) listened to constituent concerns over healthcare costs and coverage during a roundtable Friday at the Health Brigade in Richmond’s Museum District. Warner was also keeping tabs on the latest from Capitol Hill.

VaNews November 18, 2019

Warner discusses push to implement Ashanti Alert system, make VB Tragedy Fund tax-deductible


Senator Mark Warner is once again expressing his concern when it comes to the delayed implementation of the Ashanti Alert Act. The alert is named after Ashanti Billie, the 19-year-old college student abducted from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek. Billie’s body was found days later in North Carolina.

VaNews October 25, 2019

$6M in grants to expand broadband in SW Va.

Bristol Herald Courier (Metered Paywall - 15 articles a month)

Two Southwest Virginia counties are slated to receive $6 million in federal funds to expand high-speed internet access. iGo Technology Inc. in Buchanan County and the Scott County Telephone Cooperative will each receive $3 million grants, according to a news release Monday by U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner

VaNews October 8, 2019