Press Releases

December 15, 2018

Kaine Statement on Affordable Care Act Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, issued the following statement today following the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas's ruling that the Affordable Care Act is invalid: "This is devastating news for the tens of millions of Americans who could lose their health care. Americans with a history of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, an injury, or a whole host of other medical conditions who … Continue Reading


December 13, 2018

Kaine Statement On U.S. Senate Vote To End U.S. Support For The War In Yemen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement after the Senate voted 56-41 to cease U.S. support for the war in Yemen and passed a resolution to hold Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi: "Today the Senate showed that we won't stand by silently as the United States supports a war that's killed thousands of people and forced millions more to the … Continue Reading


December 13, 2018

Warner & Kaine Praise Senate Passage Of Bill To Rename Charlottesville Post Office After Captain Khan

Bill now heads to President Trump's desk for signature WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine praised Senate passage of a bill to rename a Charlottesville post office as the "Captain Humayun Khan Post Office." U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, a graduate of the University of Virginia, was born on September 9, 1976, and died on June 8, 2004, while in service to his country during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was killed by an improvised explosive device outside of his base … Continue Reading


December 12, 2018

Senate Passes Landmark Legislation to Combat Alzheimer’s

Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act, legislation authored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Tim Kaine (D-VA). This bipartisan bill would, for the first time, create a public health infrastructure across the country to combat Alzheimer's disease and preserve brain health. The BOLD Act now heads to the House of Representatives … Continue Reading


December 11, 2018

Warner, Kaine Welcome Announcement that WMATA Will Receive $20 Million in Funds to Rehab Seven Virginia Metro Stations

~ Grant money will be used to improve and update outdoor platforms on the Blue and Yellow lines ~ WASHINGTON - Today U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded an announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will receive $20 million in federal funds to support platform rehabilitation work at seven outdoor Metrorail stations in Virginia. The funding provided through the DOT's Better Utilizing … Continue Reading


December 11, 2018

Senate Passes Compromise Farm Bill That Legalizes Industrial Hemp Production

~ Includes other Warner-Kaine priorities to increase Chesapeake Bay clean-up funding, protect Va. agricultural products, prevent animal abuse, and fund SNAP ~ WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Senate passed a compromise package that includes Virginia priorities championed by U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA). These include an increase in funding for Chesapeake Bay clean-up efforts, protections for Virginia agricultural products, increased protections to prevent animal abuse, and … Continue Reading


December 11, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $16.5 Million In Head Start Funding For Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $16,557,883 million in federal grant funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start programs throughout Virginia. "We're pleased to announce funding through the Head Start program to support young children across Virginia," the Senators said. "The Head Start program is important to ensuring that schools and organizations have the resources they need to support early childhood … Continue Reading


December 07, 2018

Kaine, Colleagues Urge DeVos to Hold Student Loan Companies Accountable, Increase Transparency To Ensure Companies Are Following the Law

Following DeVos' troubling pattern of shielding student loan companies from accountability, Senators urge DeVos to increase transparency and accountability for companies receiving taxpayer-funded contracts Senators: "Borrowers, taxpayers, schools, and policymakers are poorly served by the lack of transparency over student loan servicing" Washington, D.C. - Led by U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator … Continue Reading


December 07, 2018

Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation Kaine Cosponsored To Strengthen Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation that was cosponsored by U.S. Senator Tim Kaine and introduced by Senator Tammy Duckworth to help veteran entrepreneurs grow their small businesses and expand economic opportunity. The Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act, which now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives, would allow veteran small business owners to acquire equipment and property that the federal government no longer has a use for by adding … Continue Reading


December 07, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $300,000 To Support Danville Innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $300,000 for Southside Business Technology Center, Inc. in Danville, a group that funds local entrepreneurs to support start-up companies. This money will support the Launch Place Seed Fund2, a non-profit that is working to diversify the Dan River region's economy through entrepreneurship. The goal of the project is to support the region's transition to an economy that recruits, retains, and develops start-up … Continue Reading


December 06, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $15.5 Million For Virginia Inland Port Improvements

Expansion of tracks will help alleviate big truck congestion on I-81 and other Virginia roads WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced that the Department of Transportation is awarding the Port of Virginia $15,500,197 to increase terminal capacity at the Virginia Inland Port (VIP) in Front Royal. The Port of Virginia built the inland port 30 years ago to extend the reach of Virginia's ports, help distribute commerce among both highways and railroads, and … Continue Reading


December 06, 2018

Murray, Kaine, and Senate Democrats Urge Department of Justice Watchdog to Investigate Decision-Making Process for Epstein Case

In 2007, then-U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta entered a non-prosecution agreement with Jeffrey Epstein, accused of abusing and coercing young girls into sex acts According to new Miami Herald investigation, Epstein was given "the deal of a lifetime" Senate Democrats raised alarm during Acosta's nomination process for Secretary of Labor, new details raise further questions about Acosta's handling of the case Washington, D.C. - Led by U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the … Continue Reading


December 06, 2018

Kaine & Warner Celebrate Pay Raise Progress For Federal Employees In Virginia Beach And Norfolk

The Senators have pushed the Trump Administration to approve these raises that now await Trump's authorization If authorized, a locality pay adjustment will go into effect January 2019 for approximately 30,400 Virginians WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark R. Warner are celebrating new progress in their efforts toward securing a much-deserved pay raise for federal employees in Virginia Beach and Norfolk starting in January of 2019. In November, the Federal Salary … Continue Reading


December 03, 2018

Kaine, Coons Statement Calling For Release Of Americans Wrongfully Detained In Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Chris Coons, both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement calling for the release of the American citizens and legal residents wrongfully detained in Iran: "As members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, we call for the immediate release of all wrongfully imprisoned on groundless charges by the Iranian regime. This includes those individuals listed in a heartbreaking letter written by their … Continue Reading


December 03, 2018

Kaine Announces New State Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced that Keren Charles Dongo will assume the role of his office's State Director following the retirement of current State Director John Knapp at the end of this year. "I'm so proud of John's work over the past six years and am grateful to have Keren serve as my new State Director," Kaine said. "John has been a keen listener and advocate for Virginians, and his dedication has helped me and my staff better serve the Commonwealth. With her … Continue Reading


December 01, 2018

Kaine Statement On The Passing of President George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the passing of President George H.W. Bush: "President Bush stands as a model of dignity in public service. Whether flying 58 combat missions in World War II, signing the Americans with Disabilities Act, or bringing the Cold War to a peaceful end, he carried his accomplishments with unparalleled humility. He lived a long life devoted to his country, dying old and full of days. I am saddened by his passing, and … Continue Reading


November 29, 2018

VIDEO/AUDIO: Kaine Speaks As Senate Advances His Bill To Combat Alzheimer's Disease

Watch his remarks here: https://timkaine.box.com/s/2cet2at0pgaebh85ahtxzgk1k4177dsq Download audio of his remarks here: https://timkaine.box.com/s/axnj3lqr62cr3tn5ipbrx1g7sj4c5s5d WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, applauded Committee passage of legislation he introduced with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) called the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act. This … Continue Reading


November 28, 2018

Kaine Statement On Vote To Move Yemen War Powers Resolution To Senate Floor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement after the Senate voted 63-37 to move the resolution to cease U.S. support for the war in Yemen to the Senate floor: "We sent an important message today - that Congress will stand up to Saudi leadership when the Trump Administration won't, and that Saudi Arabia will face consequences for the murder of Virginia resident Jamal Khashoggi as well as … Continue Reading


November 26, 2018

Kaine Statement Calling For Senate To Pass Resolution Ending U.S. Support For War In Yemen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement calling on his colleagues to vote this week to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen: "The U.S. inserted itself into a civil war that's killed thousands of civilians and forced millions more to the brink of famine. As President Trump doubles down on his support for Saudi Arabia in the wake of the state-sponsored murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the … Continue Reading


November 20, 2018

Kaine Statement on Trump's Response to Khashoggi Murder

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on President Trump's response to U.S. intelligence reports concluding that the Saudi crown prince ordered the death of Virginia resident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi: "Standing with Saudi Arabia is not 'America First!' President Trump has sided with a murderous regime over patriotic American intelligence officials. In light of this latest … Continue Reading

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