Farm bill is backed
According to Associated Press reports, negotiators are trying to reach an agreement on the bill, which is slated to expire at the end of this year after an earlier extension.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Ed Gillespie's bid to unseat Va. Sen. Warner gives GOP best chance to win Senate
Ed Gillespie, a former top aide to President George W. Bush who chaired both the Republican National Committee and Virginia GOP, said he is considering a bid against Democratic Sen. Mark Warner , automatically putting Virginia in play and giving the Republicans their best chance to take back control of the Senate.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Virginia leaders are among those around the world fondly remembering former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
WNYC-AM New York
Silver Line Delays Are Costing Millions, and Annoying Commuters, Says Senator
Following word that the already-delayed Silver Line would need additional testing before it could be turned over to D.C.'s transit authority for passenger service, Virginia Senator Mark Warner whipped off a letter complaining that delays hurt commuters -- and cost millions in lost fare box revenue.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The Washington Post
Why I was wrong about the nuclear option
The mushroom cloud of the first test of a hydrogen bomb, 'Ivy Mike', as photographed on Enewetak, an atoll in the Pacific Ocean, in 1952, by a member of the United States Air Force's Lookout Mountain 1352d Photographic Squadron.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
The Washington Post
Judge with Obenshain family ties recuses self from recount in Va. attorney general race
The Richmond judge who would normally preside over the recount in the tight Virginia attorney general race has recused himself, possibly because of his close ties to the family of state Sen. Mark Obenshain.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
The Daily News Leader
Virginia GOP field against Sen. Warner in 2014 remains fluid
Despite sweeping losses in this last month's off-year elections, Virginia Republicans are hoping that the botched rollout of the health-care law will drag down Democrats across the country in 2014 -- including U.S. Sen. Mark Warner.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
New York Post
Dems following Obama over the cliff
In business terms, it's throwing good money after bad. In political terms, it's Democrats following Barack Obama over the cliff.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Fannie, Freddie reforms draw encouragement, warnings
Five years ago, lawmakers largely agreed that a two-year wind down of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would be appropriate given the wave of troubles sweeping through the GSEs and the nation's housing market at the time.
Bi-partisan Infrastructure Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate
On November 14, a bipartisan group of ten U.S. Senators, led by Mark Warner and Roy Blunt , introduced legislation to create a new independent Infrastructure Financing Authority to issue loans and loan guarantees for transportation, water, and energy transmission, storage and distribution infrastructure.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
The Washington Post
A brief history of the Senate filibuster fight
The Senate is on the verge of striking down nearly 225 years of precedent by ending the long-standing filibuster rules for most presidential nominations, a remarkable change in procedure that has been the subject of a years-long fight between Democrats and Republicans.
Minot Daily News
Pipeline oversight step-up
STANLEY More than 2,000 pipelines used to gather or transfer oil and saltwater have been unregulated in North Dakota, and although the state has proposed a fix, landowners don't believe it goes far enough.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
How to Turn $10 billion into $300 Billion: Create an Infrastructure Bank
It's certainly not a new idea - what's new is the current bipartisan Senate bill, cutely abbreviated as the BRIDGE Act, seeded with $10 billion of federal funds that would attract funds from the private sector to be loaned to worthy projects.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Bipartisan Senate group introduces infrastructure financing legislation
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner led a bipartisan coalition of 10 Senators 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.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Virginia attorney general race: Herring (Dem) takes lead, with a recount appearing likely
Democratic state Sen. Mark R. Herring took the lead in the extraordinarily tight Virginia attorney general race Monday evening, after he picked up more than 100 previously uncounted votes in Richmond.