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  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today announced $9,595,563 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to help fund projects at two airports in the Commonwealth. The funding does not require the standard 10 percent local match, thanks to the American Rescue Plan supported by Sens. Warner and Kaine. “Investment in our Commonwealth’s infrastructure makes life easier for every Virginian. We are excit...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $4,098,261.60 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help Virginians continue to access affordable housing across the Commonwealth.    “These federal dollars will help Virginians access safe and affordable housing as our Commonwealth continues to build back better,” the Senators said. “We are glad to see this funding go toward helpin...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement regarding the Senate Parliamentarian’s decision on the proposal to provide a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients, TPS holders, and immigrant essential workers in budget reconciliation: “I’m saddened by this decision, but I remain deeply committed to protecting immigrants who call America home, including over 20,000 TPS holders and 9,00...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined Senator Chris Van Hollen and 8 of their National Capital Region colleagues in urging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to alleviate flight path noise for their constituents. The members’ letter, sent to FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson, presses the FAA to consider new community recommendations to reduce flight noise as a result of the NextGen flight program. The letter was signed by Senators Benjamin...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded $2,549,875 in federal funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for communities in Southwest Virginia. The funding, awarded through ARC’s POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative, will go toward three projects in the region to help spur economic diversification. “We’re proud to see these federal dollars help fund vital economic diver...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), cosponsored a bipartisan bill to award a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 American servicemembers who lost their lives during the terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26th . The bicameral ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), along with Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA-02), sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today requesting that she direct the National Park Service to accept a 40-acre donation of land that would enhance and protect the Fort Monroe National Monument. “Despite Fort Monroe’s significance to American history and exceptional recreational value, the monument, as it exists today, includes a very small number...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tim Kaine cosponsored the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act to address the needs of the offshore wind industry and train new and incumbent workers through a new grant program. The legislation directs the Department of Energy to first identify the offshore wind industry’s needs by engaging with stakeholders, including labor, institutions of higher education, industry, ports, and state and local governments. Based on this initial industry workforce ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine spoke on the Senate floor calling for the passage of the Freedom to Vote Act. This legislation, introduced by Kaine and his colleagues this week, would protect the right to vote and strengthen our democracy, ensuring that eligible voters get access to the ballot regardless of where they live. In his speech, Kaine spoke about the attempt during the January 6 insurrection to disenfranchise voters and the need to pass this legislation to e...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, announced $1,769,200 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health services across the Commonwealth. The funding will go toward the improvement and expansion of treatment programs designed to address substance use disorders. “We̵...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) sent a letter to Biden Administration officials pushing for increased communication and coordination with Virginia localities and institutions supporting Operation Allies Welcome (OAW), which seeks to resettle vulnerable Afghans, including those who worked on behalf of the United States. Sens. Warner and Kaine are calling for clearer and more direct lines of communication between the federal government and Virginia localities...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and colleagues to introduce the Freedom to Vote Act, legislation to improve access to the ballot for Americans, advance commonsense election integrity reforms, and protect our democracy from relentless attacks. The bill reflects feedback from state and local election officials the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration has heard throughout the year to ensure that the people responsible for implemen...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001:  “The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is a somber and emotional occasion, particularly in Virginia. Our Commonwealth suffered directly that day and thousands of Virginians have served and sacrificed in th...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded $110,000,000 in New Markets Tax Credits to incentivize economic development in distressed communities in Virginia. Sens. Warner and Kaine have been strong supporters of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program, securing a five-year, $25 billion extension in December as part of the COVID-19 relief package. “In December, the Senate came together to pass an emergency COVID-19 relief bi...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), released the following statement on resettlement assistance for Afghan SIVs and refugees: “Virginians have generously asked me how they can assist Afghans coming to the U.S. who bravely partnered with American troops and diplomats. There are two principal ways to help.  “First, the processing centers at Fort Lee, F...Continue Reading

  • ~ Senators call on product safety regulators to include beach umbrellas in testing to develop new safety standards~ WASHINGTON – As Labor Day weekend approaches, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) along with Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) are pressing product safety regulators to include beach umbrellas in their testing protocols as they work to develop new safety standards for umbrellas sold to consumers. It’s the latest push in the senators’...Continue Reading

  • Senators Call on VA to Increase Outreach to Veterans of Afghanistan and the Global War on Terrorism Providing Access to Mental Health Services and Care WASHINGTON –  Today, U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and the Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), joined Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Raphael Warnock...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), released the following statement regarding the attack at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan: “I am closely monitoring the horrific attack at the Kabul airport. My prayers are with the innocent victims and their loved ones. It’s critical that we do all we can to secure the area so we can prioritize the safe and swift evacu...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) authorization of Marine Corps Base Quantico and Fort Pickett U.S. Army Base to temporarily house Afghan allies: “I’m immensely proud Virginia is leading the way in supporting U.S. personnel, Afghan partners, and other at-risk Afghans during this c...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) sent a letter to the Virginia District Manager of the United States Postal Service (USPS) urging him to address the widespread delivery delays across Virginia in recent months. In their letter, the Senators called on Virginia District Manager Gerald Roane to create additional contingency plans to address existing staff shortages and capacity challenges and ensure that Virginians do not miss mail deliveries for days or ...Continue Reading