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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine highlighted some of the ways in which the Inflation Reduction Act will benefit Virginians.  “Virginians have a lot to benefit from the Inflation Reduction Act. This historic legislation will help lower Virginians’ prescription drug and energy costs, help them access health care, and tackle climate change, which has had a devastating toll on communities all across the Commonwealth,” said the senators...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine cosponsored legislation to help ensure college students are able to stay in school in the face of unexpected emergencies. For many students, paying for college requires carefully balancing student loan debts, jobs, and studies, which can be easily derailed by an unexpected costly event. The Emergency Grant Aid for College Students Act, led by Senator Tina Smith (D-MN), would provide financial stability for students struggling to mana...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement after President Biden signed the bipartisan Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022 into law. This legislation will expand health care and benefits for toxic-exposed veterans under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and authorize a new community-based outpatient clinic in Hampton Roads: “Our nation’s veter...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $64,207,045 in federal funding for Virginia infrastructure projects courtesy of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law negotiated by Sen. Warner and supported by Sen. Kaine. The funding was awarded through the Department of Transportation’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program that helps communities plan and carry out projects with local or regional...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $1,768,500 in federal funding for health centers across Virginia to advance health equity through better data collection and reporting. The funding will support data modernization efforts aimed at better identifying and responding to needs of patients and communities through improved data quality; advancing COVID-19 response, mitigation, and recovery efforts; and helping prepare for future public health emergenc...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after President Biden signed legislation to incentivize private investment in domestic chips manufacturing and provide a combined $157 billion of support for chips production and science research in America: “This historic legislation is critical to helping us strengthen our national security, lower costs, create jobs, and outcompete China. I’m glad to have helped pass this bill in the Senate so i...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine voted in the Senate to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, historic legislation to reduce inflation, lower costs, and fight climate change: “This bill will lower the price of prescription drugs and healthcare, reduce the deficit, and invest in American energy to both address climate change and bring down energy bills. And in another big win for Virginia, it will help ensure that miners suffering from black lung and their...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine delivered a speech on the U.S. Senate floor to discuss black lung benefits in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The legislation would permanently extend the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund excise tax at a higher rate, providing certainty for miners, miner retirees, and their families who rely on the fund to access benefits. In Virginia, thousands of miners and their families have received benefits through the trust since it was establish...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement regarding the upcoming Senate vote on the Inflation Reduction Act: "We will start the floor debate today leading up to passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. Every Republican will oppose the Inflation Reduction Act because they want to protect Big Oil and Big Pharma, who hate our climate and health provisions.   “This bill will save Virginians money on prescription drugs and health insurance p...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced his cosponsorship of the Big Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act, legislation to help provide consumers continued relief at the pump. “No one should have to worry about whether they can afford to commute to work or pick up their kids from school,” Kaine said. “I’m glad to see Virginia’s average gas price fall below $4 a gallon, and am focused on doing all we can to keep prices low, including by taxing excess p...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (Both D-VA) and Representative Bobby Scott (VA-03), along with Representatives Rob Wittman (VA-01), A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) and Elaine Luria (VA-02) sent a letter to the Biden Administration urging further federal interagency collaboration to boost resilience efforts in the Hampton Roads region. “As Members of Congress representing the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, we write to request your assistance in enhancing th...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (D-VA) met with Randy Clarke, the new General Manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). During the introductory meeting, Clarke briefed the Senators on the status of the Silver Line project, discussed ways to increase affordability and ridership, and provided an overview of the challenges still facing WMATA. “Earlier today, we met with General Manager Clarke to hear more about his objective...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded unanimous Senate passage of bipartisan legislation Kaine helped craft to honor the public service of police officers, firefighters, and emergency responders by supporting the families of public safety officers lost to trauma-linked suicides, such as the families of Virginia Officers Jeffrey Smith and Howard Liebengood. The bill passed the Senate this week and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), released the following statement after the Senate voted to ratify protocols for Finland and Sweden to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): “When Russia invaded Ukraine, Putin sought to divide NATO. But this unjustified war has only strengthened the alliance, reaffirming that the U.S. and its NATO partners will stand...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, who serves on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released two new reports regarding a national research plan on long COVID and available services and support for Americans experiencing long COVID: “As someone with mild long COVID symptoms who has spoken extensively with Virginians grappling with this condition, I’m ful...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) cosponsored bipartisan legislation led by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and a number of their Senate colleagues to address hazing incidents on college campuses. Since 2000, there have been more than 50 hazing-related deaths on America’s college campuses, including that of Adam Oakes, a Virginia Commonwealth University student who died in a fraternity hazing incident. “Parents who send thei...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) in introducing the Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act to eliminate copayments for contraception covered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). While civilians can receive contraception without a copay through the Affordable Care Act and active duty servicemembers can receive health care—including basic contraceptive services—without copays ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine celebrated Senate passage of the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022 following obstruction efforts by Senate Republicans last week. This legislation will expand health care and benefits for toxic-exposed veterans under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and authorize a new community-based outpatient clinic in Hampton Roads: “Our nation’s...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Hanes to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA): “After recommending Judge Hanes for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, we are pleased that the Senate voted to confirm her today. With her previous experience and commitment to public service, we know she will serve...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) led Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Alex Padilla (D-CA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) in introducing the Preventing a Patronage System Act, legislation that would prevent any position in the federal civil service from being reclassified outside of merit system principles without the express consent of Congress. This bill would secure the civil service and protect tens of thousands of...Continue Reading