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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined Senators Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock (both D-GA) in urging the Biden Administration to continue U.S. diplomatic efforts to secure the immediate release of hostages, stop the violence in Gaza, provide access for desperately needed humanitarian assistance, and deescalate tensions across the Middle East. “Since the October 7th Hamas terrorist attack on Israel, in which Hamas abducted more than 200 civilians — including...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Virginian-Pilot and Daily Press Editorial Board wrote an editorial highlighting the critical role the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) plays in ensuring the prosperity and security of the U.S. and our allies. The editorial underscored the importance of Kaine’s recent, successful efforts to get his bipartisan bill to prevent any U.S. president from unilaterally withdrawing from NATO signed into law as part of the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act....Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $35,000,000 in federal funding for expansion and improvements to Dulles International Airport. The funding was made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), which both senators helped pass to improve air travel, roads, bridges, rail, broadband, and water infrastructure. Specifically, the funding will go towards building a 14-gate, 400,000 square foot terminal building. The new terminal will includ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and Rep Bobby Scott (D-VA-03) announced $6,000,000 in federal funding for improvements to Norfolk International Airport. The funding was made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), which the lawmakers helped pass to improve air travel, roads, bridges, rail, broadband, and water infrastructure. Specifically, the funding will go towards the construction of a new Federal Inspection Service (FIS) internationa...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Biden Administration announced Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) protections—which Kaine called for—to assist Palestinians living in the United States. DED offers temporary protections to eligible foreign nationals already in the United States who are unable to return safely to their home country or territory due to extraordinary circumstances such as armed conflict. “I’m pleased the Administration heeded...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined their colleagues in urging the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to urgently address the issues millions of students across the country have had with the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Every year, about 17 million students fill out the FAFSA form as a first step to accessing the financial aid needed to cover the costs of ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after passage of a national security supplemental funding package: “I’m glad we passed provisions to bolster our national security and support our allies—including through the Australia-U.K.-U.S. agreement to sell Virginia-built submarines to Australia. But I’m outraged that now for the third time, Republicans have killed a bipartisan proposal...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced legislation to prevent youth suicide, which is the second leading cause of death for people aged 10 to 24. The Child Suicide Prevention and Lethal Means Safety Act would fund suicide prevention initiatives, ensure health care providers receive training to prevent intentional harm, and create a centralized hub to provide safety inform...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and their colleagues welcomed a new National Security Memorandum (NSM) released by the Biden Administration Thursday aimed at ensuring all U.S. security assistance is used in line with international law, including international humanitarian law. The NSM is modeled off of the senators’ amendment to ensure U.S. security assistance is used in line with international law. Following th...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Peter Welch (D-VT), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Tina Smith (D-MN), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Patty Murray (D-WA), Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Angus King (I-ME) introduced a resolution calling on the Administration to work with allies and partners within the in...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement applauding Volvo’s $14.5 million investment to expand Mack Trucks’ manufacturing facility in Salem to increase capacity for their medium-duty truck line, including an emerging medium-duty electric truck line. This investment will create at least 51 additional jobs. Customers will be incentivized to buy these electric trucks thanks to tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Kaine voted for the IRA, which pas...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Peter Welch (D-VT), introduced an amendment to the National Security Act of 2024 that would require the State Department to review the use of U.S. weapons over the past year in conflicts around the world, including by Israel in Gaza, and to ensure that any use of U.S. weapons is in accordance with U.S. policy and international law. Specifically, the amendment would...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Todd Young (R-IN), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Ted Budd (R-NC) applauded unanimous Senate passage of their bipartisan resolution recognizing February 2024 as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. The senators are co-chairs of the Senate CTE Caucus. “I’m glad the Senate unanimously passed my bipartisan resolution to recognize February as Career and Technical Education,” said Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, delivered a floor speech regarding his amendment to maintain the congressional notification requirement for all U.S. assistance to foreign militaries. The amendment has now received support from more than half of the Democratic Caucus. Specifically, the amendment would strike a provision in the draft national security supplemental funding bill that waives congressional notice...Continue Reading

  • DOWNLOAD VIDEO OF SEN. WARNER AND KAINE’S COMMENTS HERE WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) introduced Jasmine Yoon in a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing. In November, the senators recommended Yoon to fill an upcoming vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, which will be created when Judge Michael F. Urbanski assumes senior status in July 2024. In January, President Biden nominated Yoon for the seat.  “[Yoo...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Reauthorization Act of 2024. This legislation would reauthorize funding for public health initiatives across the country to combat Alzheimer’s disease and preserve brain health. These initiatives began when the original BOLD Act, authored by this same bipartisan group of fo...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced legislation today to help more unemployed Americans reenter the workforce. The Building on Reemployment Improvements to Deliver Good Employment (BRIDGE) for Workers Act would give states more flexibility in administering existing reemployment benefits to help more Americans find good-paying jobs.  Expanding access to reemployment services – which include job search ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-MD) released the following statement after the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation voted to undermine the current ‘slots and perimeter’ rules at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) as part of the Senate version of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act: “We are deeply disappointed by the Senate Commerce Comm...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after congressional Republicans torpedoed bipartisan legislation to secure the border, tackle the fentanyl crisis, and support America’s alliances: “Today’s vote makes one thing crystal clear: Republicans in Congress would rather score political points than secure the border and address the fentanyl crisis, which kills tens of thousands of Americans and thousands of Virginians every year. Since I’ve been in the Sen...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Peter Welch (D-VT), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) issued a statement on what should have been Haiti’s Presidential Inauguration Day on February 7, 2024: “Exactly 38 years ago, the Haitian people succeeded in expelling a dictator from their shores. Five years later, Haiti’s first democratically-elected president assumed office. Today should h...Continue Reading