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Dems urge transportation funding patch

Dems urge transportation funding patch

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) --Democrats urged their colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass a patch before funds run out for transportation projects nationwide.
Gabrielle Levy
Warner calls for cybersecurity deal with Ukraine

Warner calls for cybersecurity deal with Ukraine

March 24 (UPI) -- Sen. Mark Warner said he plans to make cybersecurity enforcement in Ukraine a condition for an aid package meant as a response to Russia's takeover of Crimea.
Gabrielle Levy
Sen. Mark Warner wants to sign petition to have Justin Bieber deported

Sen. Mark Warner wants to sign petition to have Justin Bieber deported

HAMPTON ROADS, Va., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- “As a dad with three daughters, is there some place I can sign?” Sen. Mark Warner says of petition to deport Canadian pop star Justin Bieber.
Evan Bleier

Former RNC head, Bush aide Ed Gillespie to seek Senate seat

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Ed Gillespie, an adviser to President George W. Bush, announced he would seek the Republican nomination to challenge freshman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Thursday.
U.S. Senate turf war looms over Target hacking investigation

U.S. Senate turf war looms over Target hacking investigation

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- At least three Senate committees are fighting for the right to filet U.S. retailer Target for its massive security breach, aides to the various committees said.
Healthcare website down again, days before deadline

Healthcare website down again, days before deadline

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The federal healthcare exchange website went down again Friday, days before a deadline next week for customers to choose coverage.

U.S. considers Atlantic reserve potential

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. government doesn't necessarily need a full set of data on the reserve potential in the Atlantic basin to consider a lease sale, a director said.
Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

The road to the 2016 general election is becoming more and more rocky as mounting numbers of members of the U.S. Congress announce their intentions to seek a life beyond Capitol Hill.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Virginia officials try again for offshore energy

RICHMOND, Va., May 23 (UPI) -- Two Virginia lawmakers said they wanted to change a federal 5-year lease plan to include oil and natural gas reserves off the state's coast.

Poll: Hillary Clinton favored in 2016; if she's out, Biden in top pick

HAMDEN, Conn., May 2 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a huge lead over a field of 2016 Democratic presidential hopefuls, a Quinnipiac University poll showed.
Senate rejects sequester bills from both parties

Senate rejects sequester bills from both parties

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday rebuffed two proposals to head off sequestration, meaning $85 billion in automatic spending cuts will begin to roll out.

Barrasso: Obama wants to go over 'cliff'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A senior Republican accused President Barack Obama of wanting to take the United States over the "fiscal cliff" for political gain.
Threat closes Newtown, Conn., grade school

Threat closes Newtown, Conn., grade school

NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- An unspecified threat Tuesday prompted officials to close an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., as most students in the town returned to school.

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Sen. Warner urges new gun-control measures

Sen. Warner urges new gun-control measures

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., who earns top marks from the National Rifle Association, said Monday it's time for "rational gun control."
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Governor Mark Warner of Virginia addresses the Democratic Leadership Council in Washington D.C., June 22, 2003. Warner is a potential running mate for Senator John Kerry. (UPI Photo/Rick Steele).
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Mark Robert Warner (born December 15, 1954) is an American politician and businessman, currently serving in the United States Senate as the junior senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Warner was the 69th governor of Virginia from 2002 to 2006 and is the honorary chairman of the Forward Together PAC. Warner delivered the keynote address before the nation at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Mark Warner's experience as a congressional staffer and Democratic Party fundraiser in the 1980s prompted his involvement in telecommunications venture capital; he founded the firm Columbia Capital.

In 2006 he was widely expected to pursue the Democratic nomination in the 2008 U.S. presidential elections; however, he announced in October 2006 that he would not run, citing a desire not to disrupt his family life. Warner was considered to be a potential vice presidential pick, but upon receiving the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate he announced that he "will not accept any other opportunity." He is expected to become the state's senior senator when Jim Webb retires from the Senate in January 2013. He currently serves on the board of National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.

Warner was born in Indianapolis, Indiana; he is the son of Robert and Marge Warner, and is the older brother of Lisa Warner. He grew up in Illinois, and later in Vernon, Connecticut, where he graduated from Rockville High School. He attributes his interest in politics to his eighth grade social studies teacher, Jim Tyler, who "inspired him to work for social and political change during the tumultuous year of 1968." Warner was class president for three years at Rockville High School and hosted a weekly pick-up basketball game at his house, "a tradition that continues today."

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