Sen. Mark Warner discusses affordable housing, Capitol riot during news conference
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Sen. Mark Warner touched on several issues during a news conference Thursday. He said affordable housing is critical, especially in parts of our area. Warner and Sen. Tim Kaine recently announced $46 million in federal funding for affordable housing across the Commonwealth. “Just getting the doors locked, where the visitors normally sit in the gallery, did not seem to be well organized. Where they were going to transfer the senators and their staff did not seem to be very well organized,” he said.
‘Inexcusable’: Virginia lawmakers react to chaos at Capitol
LYNCHBURG, Va. – The images of chaos at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday are more than 24 hours old, but still fresh in Virginia lawmakers’ minds. You have the right to petition your elected officials; but the violence is inexcusable,” said Republican Congressman Morgan Griffith, who represents Virginia’s 9th district. Democratic Senator Tim Kaine holds President Trump accountable for the violence. I was so pissed off that this is what it’s come to with [President Trump] and with this country at this moment in time,” said Kaine. But Griffith says even after the chaos, Congress had a duty to continue the ceremonial count.
Sen. Mark Warner doesn’t support a national lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Faced with mounting coronavirus cases, some countries – including England, Lebanon, and Germany – are going into national lockdowns. Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner hopes the U.S. does not follow suit. During a news conference Tuesday, 10 News asked Warner if he would support a national lockdown and he said he believes there are other ways to reopen businesses and get children back into schools. I’m tired of it as well, but let’s take these next couple of steps,” said Warner. President-elect Joe Biden has said he, too, would not support a national lockdown.
More COVID-19 stimulus checks could be on the way
LYNCHBURG, Va. – More COVID-19 relief could be on the way for millions of Americans including another round of stimulus checks. It includes another stimulus check, likely around $600 per person if you qualify based on your income. I say it’d be stupidity on steroids if we didn’t get to this kind of a deal,” said Democratic Senator Mark Warner. “Whether you’re that restaurant owner or that person that’s unemployment relief is going to run out the day after Christmas, help is coming. The sooner we get this legislation signed and get those checks out, the better,” Warner said.