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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism, joined Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and James Lankford (R-OK) and a bicameral, bipartisan group of their colleagues in urging President Biden to develop a unified national strategy to monitor and combat antisemitism. Amid the recent rise in antisemitism in Virginia and across the country, the letter specifically calls on the Administration to improve interagency coordination a...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to pass the Respect for Marriage Act, legislation that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and extend federal protections for gay and interracial marriages: “We are glad to see the House of Representatives take the important step of passing the Respect for Marriage Act to guarantee that same-sex and interracial marriages are recognized across t...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) released the following statement applauding the Senate Judiciary Committee’s approval of Judge Robert Ballou – President Biden’s nominee for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia: “We are pleased to see our recommended candidate for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Judge Robert Ballou, advance through the Senate Judiciary committee. We proudly ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), released the following statement after legislative text for the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was released by the House Committee on Rules. This year’s NDAA includes various provisions secured and supported by Kaine to benefit Virginia’s defense community and shipbuilding industry. “Every year, I make it a priority to hear directly from Vir...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), applauded SFRC passage of his resolution commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-1933, known as the Holodomor, and underscoring the consequences Russia’s current war of choice on Ukraine is having on global food shortages and food insecurity. “On the 90th anniversary of Holodomor, we commemorate the millions of Ukrainians who lost their lives a...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine led Senator Mark R. Warner and Representatives Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Don Beyer (VA-08), Elaine Luria (VA-02), Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), and Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) in calling for a vote by the full Senate before the end of the 117th Congress to remove the arbitrary time limit for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) after Virginia became the 38th and final state needed to ratify the ERA in 2020. The ERA would finally guarante...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Bill Hagerty (R-TN), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), introduced the Assuring that the Fact-Finding Examination Continues to Track (AFFECT) Human Rights in Venezuela Act, legislation to help support human rights in Venezuela. Kaine is Chair and Rubio is Ranking Member of SFRC’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. This legislation would direct the U.S. ...Continue Reading

  • BROADCAST-QUALITY VIDEO AVAILABLE HERE WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following video touting Congress’ historic legislative wins and his other accomplishments of 2022 and calling for additional reforms before the end of the year. In the video, Kaine highlighted his travel across Virginia to see how legislation he helped pass, including the American Rescue Plan and Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, is supporting communities across the...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Senate voted to avert a rail shutdown: “We’re relieved that we averted a rail shutdown, which would have had disastrous consequences on our economy right before the holidays. But we’re disappointed that our colleagues rejected a separate bill we supported to provide sick days for our rail workers. The workers who keep our trains and economy running are invaluabl...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved President Biden’s nomination of Mr. Jamar Walker to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia: “After proudly recommending Mr. Jamar Walker to the Biden Administration for the vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, we’re pleased the Senate Judiciary Committee voted today to ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $74,454,985 in federal funding to strengthen the public health workforce and improve critical public health infrastructure in Virginia. The funding, awarded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was made possible by the American Rescue Plan, which Warner and Kaine helped pass last year. The COVID-19 pandemic caused extraordinary challenges for our nation’s public health system and p...Continue Reading

  • Watch Kaine’s remarks on the bill here WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Senate passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, legislation which will ensure that same-sex and interracial marriages are recognized by every state: “I am deeply gratified by today’s passage of a bill protecting marriage equality in the United States. In 2006, over my objection, Virginia passed a referendum amending the state constitution to deny...Continue Reading

  • Letter follows a successful push by the Senators to close a Virginia breeding facility accused of mistreating their dogs WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and 21 Democratic colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack urging him to update standards for commercial breeding facilities regulated under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). In the letter, the Senators call on Secretary Vilsack t...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after the passing of Congressman A. Donald McEachin: “I met Donald McEachin in 1985 and we became fast friends. Anne and I went to the Richmond party celebrating his marriage to Colette. Our kids were the same age, we shared a statewide ticket with Mark Warner, and we’ve been together in the Virginia federal delegation for years. I was last with him on election night three weeks ago, celebrating h...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined U.S. Representative A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), along with Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and Representatives Jennifer Wexton (VA-10), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), Elaine Luria (VA-02), Don Beyer (VA-08), and Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) in sending a letter to the Virginia General Assembly urging for prompt action to be taken to protect abortion access for all Virginians. This letter comes afte...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement welcoming the Department of Justice’s approval of benefits through the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program for Serena Liebengood, the wife of Capitol Police Officer Howie Liebengood of Vienna, Virginia, who died by suicide after protecting the Capitol from insurrectionists on January 6. Kaine weighed in to support the approval of the benefits. “Officer Howie Liebengood was often one of ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine—a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and chair of the SFRC subcommittee that oversees human rights—released the following statement regarding the State Department’s support for immunity for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) in a lawsuit brought by friends and family of Virginia resident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi, following MBS’ role in Khashoggi’s brutal murder: “I am d...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tim Kaine applauded the unanimous Senate passage of bipartisan legislation he cosponsored to expand research into marijuana-derived medications. The Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act will streamline the application process for scientific marijuana studies and remove existing barriers for researchers that frequently slow the research process. The bill passed the House of Representatives in July and now heads to President Biden to be sig...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine along with U.S. Reps. Don Beyer and Jennifer Wexton (all D-VA) released the following statement today, five years after the shooting death of Bijan Ghaisar: “Today marks five years since Bijan was shot and killed by U.S. Park Police. While we appreciate that the current leadership of the Department of the Interior has taken several positive steps to ensure that the failures that led to the tragic death of this young man don&#...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $4,999,975.50 in Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program funding for planning broadband expansion projects in the Commonwealth. Awarded to Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, this first phase of funding will allow Virginia to develop their plans for deploying funding made available under the bipartisan infrastructure law to expand access to high-speed internet. R...Continue Reading