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Senator Warner Campaigns In Charlottesville

Senator Warner Campaigns In Charlottesville

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Sen. Mark Warner dropped by Charlottesville late Friday afternoon to talk jobs and how to bring Democrats and Republicans together to create them. He gave his talk and took questions after taking a tour of HemoShear, a cutting-edge human disease biology company that tests and develops safer, more effective therapies for patients. The Democrat says both parties need to work together and fix the economy. As for challenges, “If I had to make a prediction today of what the next fiscal crisis is going to be, it’s not going to be the banks, it’s going to be the student debt level. $1.1 trillion? We’ve got more student debt than we’ve got credit card debt?” One approach he supports is student debt refinancing programs. Warner was on the list of lawmakers who asked Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign. When asked if he thinks more heads should roll, he said yes. “We’re now starting to see that close to 60% or more than 60% of the facilities did some of this gaming of the system. I didn’t weigh in until I had the facts, I waited for the Inspector General’s report, but if there are other people that sanctioned and were aware of this kind of gaming of the system, they shouldn’t stay in the VA.” He wasn’t afraid to admit that he’s also touring the state in part to be re-elected, calling representing Virginia the greatest honor of his life, but admitting it’s harder in Washington that it was when he was governor.

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