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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Rahimi, which upheld a federal law barring individuals under a domestic violence restraining order (DVRO) from possessing firearms: “I'm glad that the Supreme Court has upheld this critical law protecting domestic violence survivors. It's important to ensure that abusers don't have access to firearms, which is why I'm a cosponsor of several bills to s...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) announced the reintroduction of their legislation, the Medicare-X Choice Act, which would create a public option by expanding on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicare. The Medicare Exchange (Medicare-X) plan would offer families, individuals, and small businesses affordable health insurance, decrease the number of uninsured Americans, control the cost of health care, and increase competition in the healt...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), joined a bicameral group of lawmakers in sending a letter to the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urging the Biden Administration to consider Palestinian refugees with U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident family members for resettlement in the U.S. In the letter, lawmakers expressed strong suppor...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) applauded President Biden’s nomination of Christy Goldsmith Romero of Virginia to be Chair and Member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC): “I’m excited that President Biden nominated Christy Goldsmith Romero, who grew up in Hampton Roads, to chair the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. She is superbly qualified and has significant experience at financial regulatory agencies, including spending a decade as Special Inspect...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) led the introduction of a Senate resolution that acknowledges and apologizes for the mistreatment of and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) individuals who have served our nation in the uniformed services, as civil servants, or in the Foreign Service. “LGBT civil servants, foreign service officers and serv...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following significant problems with the rollout of the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) this year, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) are urging the Department of Education Office of Inspector General (OIG) to issue a quick review of problems with the form’s rollout and provide a course for corrective action. This move by Sens. Warner and Kaine comes as incoming high school seniors across the country prepare to fill out the FAFSA form as pa...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) announced his cosponsorship of two pieces of legislation—the Banning Unlawful Machinegun Parts (BUMP) Act and the Gas-Operated Semi-Automatic Firearms Exclusion (GOSAFE) Act—that would ban bump stocks, devices that turn semiautomatic weapons into machine guns by increasing their rate of fire. Kaine’s cosponsorships follow a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week that overturned a ban on bump stocks. “In 2017, a gunman used a rapid-fire rifle b...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Chair of the SASC Subcommittee on Seapower, released the following statement after SASC passed the Fiscal Year 2025 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The legislation includes key provisions Kaine secured to advance U.S. national security priorities, support servicemembers and their families, benefit Virginia’s robust defense community, and boost efforts to work collaborati...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked the Right to IVF Act, legislation he introduced to protect and expand access to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technology (ART) services nationwide: “The first IVF baby in America, Elizabeth Carr, was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1981. Since her birth, millions of Ame...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of colleagues in reintroducing the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act, legislation that would streamline the prior authorization process under Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to allow older Americans to get the care they need faster and to help health care providers prioritize patients over paperwork.   Prior authorization is...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg raising concerns about the near collision of two planes at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) on May 29 and the airport’s capacity for more flights. They asked Secretary Buttigieg about how DOT and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plan to implement a provision in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024, which Warner a...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, on the same day that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved operations of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement regarding his vote against Mr. David Rosner. Mr. Rosner was nominated to serve as a member of FERC, the agency responsible for overseeing the permitting process and regulating the transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. Kaine’s vote follows significant concerns from Virginians r...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), announced the introduction of the State Department Integrity and Transparency Act, legislation to strengthen the State Department workforce and ensure senior State Department leaders are selected based on merit—not money or politics. The bill would ensure these positions are staffed by nonpartisan, experienced, and thoroughly vetted foreign policy professionals. The legislation is cospons...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Mark R. Warner (both D-VA) introduced the Response to Conflict in Sudan Act, legislation to bolster and coordinate the U.S. response to the war in Sudan by codifying the Special Envoy for Sudan position at the U.S. Department of State. Specifically, the bill would elevate the position and require the Special Envoy to report directly to the Secretary of State; the Envoy currently reports to ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Patty Murray (D-WA), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) in introducing the Right to IVF Act, legislation to protect and expand access to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technology (ART) services nationwide. The Senate is expected to vote on the Right to IVF Act soon. “For decades, mi...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced the 21st Century Skills are Key to Individuals’ Life-Long Success (SKILLS) Act, legislation to help more Americans get the skills they need to find jobs in high-demand fields. The bill would make changes to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to expand access to job training programs to a broader set of workers who are underemployed or...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, (both D-VA) applauded the unanimous passage of a resolution they cosponsored to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day and express gratitude and appreciation to the members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Allied troops responsible for carrying out this unprecedented and historic operation that proved decisive in securing victory in Europe during World War II. “80 years ago tomor...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked the Right to Contraception Act, legislation he cosponsored to protect Americans’ access to contraception and health care providers’ right to prescribe contraceptives: “Women deserve the right to make decisions about whether and when to start their family without interference from the government. It’s out...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, highlighted in a HELP hearing how the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court decision created a health care crisis for patients, providers, and the country. In the hearing, Kaine emphasized that in the wake of the Dobbs decision, Virginia has become the last southern state with access to reproductive care, and called for congressional action ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), and Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Chair of the SFRC Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, issued a statement after Claudia Sheinbaum was declared the winner of the presidential election in Mexico, making her the first woman to be elected president in Mexico’s history. “The election of Claudia Sheinbaum as Mexico’s first woman President is a historic occasion, and we commend the peopl...Continue Reading