Saturday, March 23, 2013
Virginia Democrat to address students May 18.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) will deliver this year's commencement address at George Mason University, according to a report in the university's student newspaper, Connect2Mason. Warner will speak to students at the 46th annual graduation ceremony May 18 in the Patriot Center. A former governor of Virginia, Warner, 58, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008. Warner was GMU's commencement speaker in 2003. Named for founding father George Mason, George Mason University is a public university offering 198 degree programs, with a 2012-2013 student population of 32,961.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Senators touch on energy, deficits, debt and sequestration.
Virginia's Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine weighed in Tuesday night on President Obama's State of the Union address to Congress. Here's what they had to say: "I was pleased the President began his speech with a strong call for a bipartisan grand bargain to continue to address our deficits and debt," Warner said in a news release. "A balanced plan that includes additional revenue, smarter spending cuts and responsible entitlement reform — and avoids the self-inflicted wounds from sequester — is a key component of any economic growth agenda. "The President also endorsed a proposal I unveiled last week to work to double our nation's energy productivity by 2030, and I look forward to helping to lead the effort to make smart investments to …
Fairfax High grad must pay higher out-of-state tuition rates for college after entering country illegally at age 12.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner’s special invited guest for President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday night was 19-year-old Ambar Pinto of Fairfax. Ambar and her family entered the country illegally when she was 12 years old, according to a news release from the Senator's office. Since then, Pinto has graduated from Fairfax High School and now is enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College – where she pays higher out-of-state tuition rates because she is undocumented. Both Pinto – and Warner – are advocates for the Dream Act and for comprehensive immigration reform.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Virginia senator said his three daughters asked him Friday what he was going to do about school shootings tragedy.
Virginia Sen. Mark Warner wants to tighten gun laws, saying "enough is enough" in the wake of the Connecticut school shootings Friday that saw 20 young children and six adults killed. “I‘ve been a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights,” the Democrat from Alexandria said Monday outside the Virginia Capitol, where he was attending an unrelated meeting, The Washington Post reported Monday. “I’ve got an A rating from the NRA. But the status quo isn’t acceptable. I’ve got three daughters," the Post reported. "They asked me on Friday evening, ‘Dad, what are you gonna do about this?’ There’s got to be a way to put reasonable restrictions, particularly as we look at assault weapons, as we look at these fast clips of ammunition.” “I believe …