U.S. Senator Mark Warner visited Danville on Wednesday afternoon and held a community conversation with Danville citizens.
Inside Bibleway Cathedral, Warner spoke about what he’s done and what he hopes to do in the Senate relating to COVID response, providing funds to minority owned banks and Community Development Financial Institutions and more.
Virginia Senator Mark Warner thanked voting volunteers today in Harrisonburg for getting out the vote throughout the commonwealth. He also took some time to discuss his policy and the importance of voting.
He voiced his support for the Affordable Care Act, said broadband internet is an economic necessity and expanded his points to the national election.
Virginia’s United States senators are often accused of not caring about their constituents in Southwest Virginia. In the case of Senator Mark Warner, this is simply not true. In 2017, 70,000 Virginians, including myself, were faced with the nightmare scenario of having no insurance companies participating in the ACA’s marketplace. In a panic, I contacted Mark Warner’s local office. They were sincerely concerned and I even received a personal call from one of his staff members when Anthem re-entered the marketplace. Senator Warner has also introduced legislation to increase care for diabetes, reduce prescription costs for low-income children, and address the veteran suicide crisis. Senator Warner is genuinely fighting for all Virginians.
Virginia’s U.S Senate race between Republican Daniel Gade and Democratic Senator Mark Warner is a closely watched race the year.
Warner says there are key differences between him and his opponent.
“I’m very proud of working with the Treasury Secretary and others to make the first CARES package. Over $2 trillion and I really think it kept a lot of small businesses alive. It helped people who were unemployed, it helped our hospitals,” he said.
Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner both said they will vote against Coney Barrett’s nomination for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat. A Senate vote will likely take place next week.
Both Kaine and Warner said they’re opposed to the vote happening so close to the November election, especially when Republican senators refused to consider Judge Merrick Garland for the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat in 2016.
Sen. Warner’s many accomplishments are in health care, service to military families and strengthening our economy during the current recession. He was a leader in addressing our massive economic problems in the aftermath of COVID-19. These stimulus bills were written to serve individuals, small businesses, large businesses, hospitals and public health, federal safety nets, local governments and public education.
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) is joining Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and 13 of their Senate colleagues in requesting that the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of the Treasury conduct an analysis of how repealing ACA would affect health care coverage in the United States.
Legislation that will expand veteran access to mental health services is aimed at reducing the alarming rate of veteran suicide.
The bipartisan Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act includes a number of provisions authored by Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) to empower the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide resources to and share information with veteran-serving non-profits, as well as to require it to develop a measurement tool to assess the effectiveness of mental health programs.
The legislation passed through the Senate in August and was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives late last month.