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Fair Shot Tour Continues Through Hampton Roads, Gloucester

There was no case of the Mondays here. We started off our morning with a productive meeting in Hampton Roads with local business leaders. Senator Warner spoke about his work to support entrepreneurs here in Virginia through legislation like the Startup Act, which updates regulatory policies to give all small businesses their fair shot at success. Senator Warner also touched on his successful work to secure funding for Virginia’s small business financing authority.

We also had a great time yesterday as Senator Warner met with leaders from the Hampton Roads Filipino community. He discussed his success in making equity crowd-funding a key component of the bipartisan JOBS Act and its impact on small businesses across the Commonwealth to raise necessary capital to grow and thrive.

Senator Warner also joined veterans and military family members for a discussion on the new V-A reform law which ensures that our military men and women get the care and service that they need and deserve. Senator Warner emphasized his commitment to protecting our veterans, and referenced his successful initiative to allow private IT “SWAT teams” to provide pro-bono services aimed at fixing V-A backlog errors.

Senator Warner discussed his efforts to work with our armed forces in order to ensure that both female and male veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder have equal access to health care services. Additionally, Senator Warner spoke about his successful partnership with Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss to fight for our commissaries to remain fully funded.

The last stop of the day was for delicious oysters at the Rappahannock Oyster Company. Senator Warner took a boat tour to check out the oyster supply chain, creating a whole new meaning for the phrase from sea to table.

Senator Warner then met with local community members to discuss the importance of advancing sound policies, like his bipartisan bill with Rep. Rob Wittman, to bring increased accountability measures and more collaborative management to the Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts. Due in part to smart initiatives like their Chesapeake Bay Accountability and Recovery Act, in the past year alone, the oyster population has increased by 25%.

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