With his one and only term winding down, U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., has released a 138-page report summarizing the legislative initiatives he championed over the last six years.
“Since arriving in the U.S. Senate in 2007, I have remained deeply committed to the three principal themes of re-orienting our nation’s foreign and national security policies, restoring accountability to our government, and promoting economic fairness and social justice for all Americans,” Webb said in a statement today. “In addition to my advocacy on behalf of Virginians from across the Commonwealth, these three themes have guided my actions in the Senate.”
Webb chose not to run for a second Senate term. Democrat Tim Kaine will succeed Webb in January.
The report, available here, covers Webb’s efforts to pass a post-9/11 GI Bill, reform wartime contracting, pursue criminal justice reforms and push for the removal of U.S. troops from Iraq, among other things. It also covers Virginia-specific issues, from combating drug trafficking in Southwest Virginia to trying to get federal recognition for Virginia Native American tribes.
– Michael Sluss