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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging the United States to strongly advocate for a free, fair, and peaceful electoral process ahead of Honduras’ November 28th election. “The general election scheduled this weekend is an important opportunity for Honduras to demonst...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – On the busiest air travel day of the year, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that airports in Virginia are expected to receive $399,740,660 in federal funds over the next five years as a result of the bipartisan infrastructure deal signed into law last week. The funding will be distributed to Virginia airports over five years as follows: Washington Dulles International: $120,399,725 Ronald Reagan Washington National: $116,734,485 Richmond Internati...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded $5,493,100 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to improve infrastructure in rural communities across the Commonwealth. The funding was awarded through the Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program, the Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan Program, the Community Facilities Disaster Grants, and the Economic Impact Initiative Grants Program, all...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) Committee, announced his co-sponsorship of the Healthy Maternal and Obstetric Medicine (Healthy MOM) Act, legislation that would ensure that all people eligible for coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance marketplaces, as well as those eligible for other individual or group health plan coverage, can access affordable health coverage throughout their pregn...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expressing concern that the FAA is considering closing the Air Traffic Control Tower at Richmond International Airport between the hours of midnight and 5:00 a.m. In their letter, the Senators highlight the need for the Control Tower to continue to be operational on a 24/7 basis for airport safety. “The FAA’s analysis should take into account the critical nee...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, announced his co-sponsorship of the bipartisan Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation (NOPAIN) Act, legislation to help address barriers to non-opioid pain management for those enrolled in Medicare and stem the opioid epidemic across the nation. The NOPAIN Act was first introduced by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Rob Port...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement applauding the House passage of the Build Back Better bill, transformative legislation he helped draft and lead in the Senate, that will lower costs and cut taxes for American families: “I’m thrilled the House has passed the Build Back Better bill, getting this historic legislation one ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, on National Rural Health Day, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, announced his co-sponsorship of the Rural Health Equity Act, legislation that would establish a new Office of Rural Health within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and help to address the unique health care challenges and inequities faced by rural communities across America. The bill was first introduced by Senato...Continue Reading

  • You can watch video of his remarks here WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, spoke on the Senate floor to highlight how Virginia will benefit from the recently signed bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. During his speech, Kaine also pushed for passage of the Build Back Better bill, legislation that will lower costs for families, help Virginians prepare...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) released the following statement after attending the White House bill signing ceremony for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: “It’s with great pride that we applaud President Biden’s signing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act – a historic law that will bring critically-overdue funding into our communities and create a new generation of good-...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined U.S. Senators Tina Smith (D-MN) and John Boozman (R-AR) in introducing the bipartisan Vet Center Support Act to provide better identification, intervention, and care to veterans coping with mental health issues in underserved areas. The measure would also help identify barriers preventing the construction of additional Vet Centers. “U.S. servicemembers and...Continue Reading

  • For video of Kaine’s remarks, click here WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today on CBS’s Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine applauded Friday’s House passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and urged for swift passage of the Build Back Better bill, legislation he called “the biggest pro-child bill that will have been done in the history of this country,” given its inclusion of the Child Tax Credit, universal pre-K, and affo...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) released the following statement applauding House passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: “With tonight’s passage in the House of Representatives, Congress is finally doing what it has been promising for generations: investing in America’s infrastructure. This bipartisan package will fix crumbling roads and bridges, improve travel by air, rail and water, expand broadband a...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine today sent a letter to the White House recommending candidates for the vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA), which was created when Judge John A. Gibney, Jr. assumed senior status effective November 1, 2021. In their letter, the Senators recommended U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Hanes, who has served as a Federal Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District since 2020, and Ms. Melissa...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine a member of the Senate Health, Education, Pensions, and Labor (HELP) Committee, announced his cosponsorship of the bipartisan Technical Reset to Advance the Instruction of Nurses (TRAIN) Act, legislation to make a technical correction to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) program that supports the training of nurses and other allied health professionals at hospital-based nursing schools across the country. Du...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), joined by Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Ben Cardin (D-MD), introduced the Enhancing Military Base Resilience and Conserving Ecosystems through Stormwater Management (EMBRACE) Act, legislation to authorize the Department of Defense (DOD) to carry out stormwater management projects at military installations to improve resilience at the facilities whil...Continue Reading

  • You can watch video of his remarks here WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine spoke on the Senate floor honoring the legacy of his father-in-law, former Virginia Governor Linwood Holton, including his work to end racial segregation and discriminatory voting practices like poll taxes. During his speech, Kaine also pushed for passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, legislation Kaine introduced to restore the full protections of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 19...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine — a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee — and Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden pushing for clarification that American families serving overseas, such as U.S. Foreign Service members and other government employees, are eligible for the expanded Child Tax ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere Chair Tim Kaine (D-VA) met virtually with Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaidó to discuss the ongoing political stalemate in Venezuela and the humanitarian crisis that has forced more than five million refugees and migrants to flee their homes under discredited President Nicolás Maduro̵...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the passing of his father-in-law, former Virginia Governor Linwood Holton: “I mourn the loss of my father-in-law Linwood Holton. He was more than a father-in-law — he was my friend and my public service role model. His courageous efforts to end racial discrimination in Virginia, born out of a deep religious conviction about the equality of all God’s children, made him a moral pillar for so many....Continue Reading