Tag Archives: Mark Warner

Senate OKs Transportation Bill, Federal Transit Safety Oversight

The Senate voted 74-19 to approve a two-year transportation package that would allocate nearly $2 billion in funds for highway and transit projects in Virginia over the next two years. Sen. Mark Warner’s office announced Friday that the package also includes federal safety standards for transit systems nationwide. Warner said …

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Supercommittee Fail: What They’re Saying

Reaction has poured in from the business and political communities regarding the congressional supercommittee‘s announcement Monday that it has failed to produce a deficit reduction proposal. Reaction from the business world primarily focused on the possibility of $600 million in additional defense cuts. “There is a mistaken notion floating around …

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Sen. Warner Proposes Fallback Option if Supercommittee Fails

All will not be lost if negotiations go nowhere and the deficit reduction supercommittee fails to reach an agreement, according to Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.). During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” program Sunday, Warner expressed hope that the supercommittee succeeds in delivering a proposal before Thanksgiving. However, …

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House Oversight Committee Approves Streamlined Federal Spending Tracker Bill

The House Oversight Committee has unanimously approved a bill that would streamline information about federal spending — including contracts, loans, grants and agencies’ internal spending. Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) introduced last week the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, which would provide a single, electronic platform to track federal …

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Sens. Snowe, Warner Propose All Fed Buildings Get Wi-Fi

A new bill proposed by Sens. Olympia Snow (R-Maine) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) would require all federal buildings to install small wireless base stations to free up space on overtaxed cellphone networks, according to a report in The Hill. The Federal Wi-Net Act, introduced Friday, directs all publicly accessible federal …

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Recovery Act Announcement Calls for Celebration in VA

Today Aneesh Chopra, Federal CTO, along with Senator Mark Warner, Senator Jim Webb, and Representative Tom Perriello made a milestone Recovery Act Announcement for Virginia – $21.5 million is being poured into expanding broadband access in Virginia. The goal of this Commerce Department decision is to improve economic development in …

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