Press Releases

August 17, 2018

Kaine, Perdue, Warner, Isakson Ask Army For Plan to Address Dangerous Lead Levels Endangering Military Families in Base Housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), David Perdue (R-GA), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) sent a letter to the Secretary of the Army raising concerns over a recent report about lead poisonings and dangerous lead levels in housing on U.S. Army installations, endangering military families. "We write to you today concerned about recent reports of lead poisoning at a number of Army installations. The health and safety of our servicemembers and their families are … Continue Reading


August 16, 2018

Warner & Kaine Call On Trump Administration To Protect Servicemembers & Their Families From Predatory Lenders

Recent Reports Indicate The Trump Administration Is Planning To Undermine Key Aspects Of The Military Lending Act & Make It Easier For Unscrupulous Lenders To Target U.S. Troops & Rip-Off Military Families WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Jack Reed (D-RI) and 46 of their Democratic colleagues in a letter to Office of Management & Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to urge the Trump Administration to continue protecting servicemembers and … Continue Reading


August 15, 2018

Warner And Kaine Announce $846,000 For Orange County Fire & EMS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $846,000 in federal funding for the County of Orange Fire & EMS through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistant to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The fire department will use the funding to purchase 132 self-contained breathing apparatuses with spare cylinders and 66 additional face pieces. "We are pleased to announce funding to help Orange County's Fire Department purchase the equipment it … Continue Reading


August 15, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $75,000 to Support Small Businesses in Culpeper

~ Federal grant will help local organization revitalize Historic Downtown District and create new jobs ~ WASHINGTON- U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. (CRI) will receive $75,000 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to assist small or emerging businesses in the Historic Downtown District in Culpeper, Va. CRI plans to use this funding to set up a financing mechanism that will allow local businesses to … Continue Reading


August 15, 2018

Warner And Kaine Praise More Than $500,000 For Shipyard In Norfolk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine praised Marine Hydraulics International, Inc. in Norfolk for receiving $505,617 in federal funding to purchase rolling stock, forklifts, quay wall, and support operations. "We are pleased that with this federal funding Marine Hydraulics will be able to purchase new equipment that can support their day-to-day operations and help the world's largest naval station right here in Norfolk maintain the world-class fleet that keeps our … Continue Reading


August 13, 2018

Kaine's Legislation To Support Military Spouses Becomes Law

Defense bill includes key Kaine priorities to boost servicemember pay, address military spouse unemployment, and support shipbuilding WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on President Trump signing into law the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes a majority of Kaine's military spouse employment provisions and many of Kaine's other priorities for Virginia, including … Continue Reading


August 13, 2018

Warner & Kaine Urge Newly Confirmed VA Secretary to Review Political Influence Plaguing Dept. of Veterans Affairs

~ Senators urge VA Secretary to examine if politically motivated actions have impacted the VA's delivery of care and benefits for veterans after ProPublica report ~ WASHINGTON - Following a ProPublica investigation showing potential political influence on policy decisions at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-Va.) joined Senate colleagues urging the recently confirmed VA Secretary Robert Wilkie to review the actions taken by unconfirmed … Continue Reading


August 13, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $750,000 For Drug Courts In Harrisonburg And Richmond

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $400,000 in federal funding for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Drug Court Program and $350,000 in federal funding for the Richmond Adult Drug Treatment Court (RADTC) Program. "We are pleased to announce funding to ensure drug courts in Virginia can provide treatment services, enhance public safety, and reduce crime in local communities. Drug courts are a critical part of our criminal justice system because they focus on … Continue Reading


August 12, 2018

Kaine On Face The Nation:Since Charlottesville, Many Americans Have Stood Up Against Hate While Trump Has Stoked It

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today on CBS's Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine highlighted how Americans have stood up to reject hate in the year since the violent white supremacist and neo-Nazi marches in Charlottesville. Kaine spoke about the need for all leaders to redouble their commitment to equality, criticizing President Trump's repeated actions that have stoked hatred and exacerbated divisions in America. Watch here: … Continue Reading


August 11, 2018

Kaine Statement on the Anniversary of White Supremacist Violence in Charlottesville

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement to mark this weekend's one-year anniversary of the violent white supremacist marches in Charlottesville: "A year ago, white supremacists and neo-Nazis from all over the country gathered in Charlottesville to spew hateful rhetoric and bigotry. The violence and chaos that erupted from the Unite the Right rally resulted in the murder of a peaceful protester and paralegal Heather Heyer, the tragic deaths of two Virginia … Continue Reading


August 10, 2018

Kaine Statement On Arrest Of Women's Rights Activists In Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, released the following statement concerning Saudi Arabia's crackdown on women's rights activists: "I am deeply concerned by the detention of women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia over the past three months, including the recent arrests of Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sada. Many of these advocates … Continue Reading


August 10, 2018

One Year After Charlottesville Rally, Warner & Kaine Press DOJ for Updates on Combating Racial Hate

~ Letter presses the Administration on carrying out actions to combat hate crimes as outlined in joint resolution led last year by Warner and Kaine ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) wrote a letter to John Gore, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice (DOJ), pressing for more answers on how the Administration is implementing actions specifically outlined by S.J.Res.49, a joint resolution condemning racial … Continue Reading


August 08, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce Nearly $100,000 in Federal Funding for Virginia Tech to Help Address Opioid Crisis in Martinsville

~ Research will bring together local stakeholders to tackle growing opioid epidemic ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) will receive $99,705 in federal funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The funds will be used to conduct a two-year research project that will bring together community partners and stakeholders in Martinsville, VA to help … Continue Reading


August 07, 2018

Warner, Kaine Announce $500,000 ARC Grant to Construct New Health Clinic in Clintwood

~ Health Wagon clinic will serve 3,500 patients annually ~ WASHINGTON - Today U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has approved $500,000 in grant funding for St. Mary's Health Wagon, a non-profit organization that provides health services to underserved individuals. The funding will be used to construct a new healthcare clinic in Clintwood, Va. that is expected to serve 3,500 uninsured and underinsured patients … Continue Reading


August 07, 2018

Warner & Kaine Praise $3.5 Million For Appomattox To Improve Sewage System

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine praised the Town of Appomattox receiving $3,501,000 in federal funding to support improvements to the existing sewage treatment and collection system to avoid health hazards. The funding will replace and repair collection lines, rehabilitate manholes, construct a new wet well and new wastewater pump station, level sensors, and improve gas monitoring. "We are pleased that Appomattox will receive funding to support the renewal of aging … Continue Reading


August 07, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $11.7 Million for Improvements at Va. Airports

~ DOT grants will provide funding to improve infrastructure and increase safety at local airports ~ WASHINGTON- U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that nearly twenty Virginia airports will receive a total of $11,725,371 in federal funding from the Department of Transportation (DOT)'s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. "We are pleased these funds will allow Virginia airports to continue improving their infrastructure and making … Continue Reading


August 06, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $456,000 For Richmond Marine Terminal's James River Expansion

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $456,000 in federal funding to support the James River Expansion Project. The funding will be used to purchase equipment to assist in the expansion around the Richmond Marine Terminal. "We're pleased to announce funding to increase shipment capacity at the Port of Virginia and ensure that it continues to serve as an important economic hub in the region," the Senators said. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department … Continue Reading


August 02, 2018

Kaine Joins Colleagues To Introduce Bill To Award Four African American Women At NASA Congressional Gold Medals For Groundbreaking Contributions

Legislation will award Congressional Gold Medals to Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Dr. Christine Darden for their work at NASA WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Chris Coons (D-DE), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Kamala Harris (D-CA), along with 43 of their colleagues, to introduce a bipartisan bill to award Congressional Gold Medals to Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden and to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medals to Dorothy Vaughan and Mary … Continue Reading


August 01, 2018

Kaine Statement On Final Passage Of Annual Defense Bill

Includes key Kaine priorities to boost servicemember pay, address military spouse unemployment, and support shipbuilding Bill now heads to President's desk for signature WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on final Senate passage of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes a majority of Kaine's military spouse employment provisions and many of his other priorities … Continue Reading


August 01, 2018

Warner & Kaine Applaud Bipartisan Appropriations Bill Passed by the Senate

~ Package includes funding for Metro, Chesapeake Bay cleanup, and new Virginia tribes ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded Senate passage of bipartisan legislation to fund federal programs under the Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of the Treasury (USDT), Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Department of Interior (DOI). On a bipartisan 92-6 vote, the Senate approved the … Continue Reading

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