Press Releases

July 22, 2021

Kaine Secures Virginia Wins, Reforms to Address Military Sexual Assault in 2022 Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), released the following statement after the Committee passed the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes numerous provisions he championed to benefit Virginia's defense community, shipbuilding industry, and victims of sexual assault. This year's NDAA also includes reforms championed by Kaine to improve housing for servicemembers and their families. The … Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

Kaine Cosponsors Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Help Prevent Bullying in Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) co-sponsored the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2021, which would require school districts to adopt codes of conduct to prohibit bullying and harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and religion. This legislation was originally introduced by U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and companion legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House by Representatives Linda T. Sánchez … Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

Kaine Cosponsors Bill to Modernize Libraries, Connect More Americans to Opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, cosponsored the Build America's Libraries Act to invest $5 billion over three years to build and modernize public libraries to better serve communities, boost economic development, and connect more Americans to opportunities for advancement. The legislation, originally introduced by Senator Jack Reed, would help library facilities address needs due to COVID-19 and enable … Continue Reading


July 20, 2021

Kaine Leads Colleagues in Letter Urging Senate Leadership to Invest In Educator Workforce

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, led 13 of his colleagues in a letter to Senate leadership urging them to invest in a well-prepared, diverse, supported, and stable educator workforce in upcoming physical and human infrastructure legislation. The letter is aligned with the educator pipeline investments outlined in President Biden's American Families Plan. The letter makes the request to Majority Leader … Continue Reading


July 19, 2021

Kaine Applauds Administration’s Announcement to Move First Group of Afghan SIV Applicants to the U.S., DOD’s Recommendation for Fort Lee to Temporarily Host These Afghan Allies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), released the following statement applauding the Department of Defense (DOD)'s recommendation for Fort Lee in Virginia to temporarily host the first group of Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program applicants. This initial group of up to 3,500 Afghan nationals who have completed the SIV security vetting process will now be able to safely … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

As Delta Variant Spreads, Warner & Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Protect Federal Workers

Named after a Virginia public servant who died of COVID-19 complications, the bill would empower workers & families with critical information about workplace safety plans WASHINGTON - With the COVID-19 delta variant on the rise, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) introduced legislation today to promote federal worker safety and ensure that employees and their families are well informed about COVID-19 protective measures in the workplace. The Chai Suthammanont Remembrance Act - named after a … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

On Eve of Historic Child Tax Credit Payments Starting, Warner & Kaine Applaud Monthly Checks to Virginia Families

You can watch a video message about the tax credit from Senator Warner here and Senator Kaine here. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, on the eve of the historic Child Tax Credit payments beginning for 39 million families across the nation, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement applauding the new monthly payment to millions of U.S. households. Starting July 15, eligible parents will begin receiving automatic monthly payments for the next six months of $250 for … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

Kaine Introduces Legislation to Support Direct Care Workforce & Family Caregivers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, introduced the Supporting Our Direct Care Workforce and Family Caregivers Act to authorize over $1 billion in supporting the direct care workforce and family caregivers. Given low wages and high turnover, the direct care workforce has long experienced staffing shortages. Now, with a growing number of older adults and people with disabilities in the U.S. and following the … Continue Reading


July 10, 2021

Portman, Kaine Lead Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Guatemala, Meet with President Alejandro Giammattei, Foreign Minister Pedro Brolo, Civil Society, and Business Leaders

GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA - U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID), Chris Coons (D-DE), John Hoeven (R-ND), and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) in a visit to Guatemala City as part of their bipartisan congressional delegation (CODEL) to Central and South America. They met with President Alejandro Giammattei and Foreign Minister Pedro Brolo to discuss the ways that the U.S. and Guatemala can … Continue Reading


July 08, 2021

Portman, Kaine Lead Bipartisan CODEL to Colombia, Meet with President Duque and Civil Society Members to Strengthen Bilateral Relationship

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA - Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman and Tim Kaine (D-VA), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID), John Hoeven (R-ND), and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) on a visit to Colombia as part of their bipartisan congressional delegation (CODEL) to Central and South America. They met with Colombian President Iván Duque to highlight ways to deepen bilateral cooperation on a range of issues including trade, economic development, … Continue Reading


July 07, 2021

Bipartisan Group of Senators Reaffirm Importance of U.S.-Colombia Relationship; Express Concern Over Recent Crackdown on Demonstrators

"The U.S.-Colombia partnership and the security of the Colombian people must continue to transcend party affiliation and political philosophy." WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bob Menéndez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined by Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the SFRC Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, in leading 10 of their Senate colleagues to reaffirm Congressional support for the U.S.-Colombia … Continue Reading


July 07, 2021

Portman, Kaine Lead CODEL on Visit to Quito, Ecuador to Meet with President Guillermo Lasso, Other Members of the Ecuadorian Government, National Assembly Leaders, and Members of the Business Community and Civil Society

The Delegation was in Quito to Discuss Narcotrafficking, Migration, Environment, Economic and Security Issues QUITO, ECUADOR - Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), both members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, concluded a visit to Quito, Ecuador as part of a Congressional Delegation (CODEL); Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID), John Hoeven (R-ND) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) joined as well. They met with officials from the Government of Ecuador, National … Continue Reading


July 06, 2021

Kaine, Portman Lead Bipartisan CODEL To Mexico, Meet With Government Officials, Business And Civil Society Leaders, Discuss COVID Relief Efforts

Photos/Video here WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, concluded a two-day visit to Mexico City, Mexico. Kaine and Portman led a bipartisan congressional delegation, including Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID), John Hoeven (R-ND), and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), to discuss bilateral issues with Mexican government officials and business and civil society leaders. During their meetings, the Senators … Continue Reading


July 06, 2021

Kaine, Colleagues Urge Education Department to Expand Debt Relief for Student Loan Borrowers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined a letter led by HELP Committee Chair Senator Patty Murray urging Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to expand student debt relief in the Department's upcoming higher education rulemaking. In their letter, the members highlight the need for polices that improve and expand existing student loan repayment and forgiveness programs to ensure borrowers can access the … Continue Reading


July 02, 2021

Photos: Warner & Kaine Praise Reopening of Lee County Community Hospital

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, applauded the reopening of the Lee County Community Hospital in Pennington Gap, Virginia. This morning, Senator Warner attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the new Lee County Community Hospital. In April, Kaine toured the construction site of the hospital, which was being renovated by Ballad Health. While there, Kaine met with Ballad … Continue Reading


July 02, 2021

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $2 Million from American Rescue Plan to Update Airports in Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $2,168,854 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide infrastructure improvements to six of the Commonwealth's airports. "We are glad to see these federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan being put to good use," said the Senators. "This funding will enable the Commonwealth's airports to continue supporting travelers and encourage economic opportunities for the surrounding … Continue Reading


July 01, 2021

U.S. Interior Secretary Joins Governor Northam, Senator Kaine to Announce New Actions to Advance Offshore Wind in Virginia

NORFOLK-Governor Ralph Northam today welcomed U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to the Commonwealth to tour The Port of Virginia and discuss offshore wind industry supply chain opportunities together with U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, and other federal, state, and local officials. During the visit, Secretary Haaland announced that Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will initiate its environmental review for Dominion Energy's Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind commercial … Continue Reading


July 01, 2021

Kaine Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Voting Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee and Arizona Republican Party v. Democratic National Committee: "Today's decision demonstrates that the Supreme Court, which vigorously embraced protecting voting rights only in the last 60 years, can no longer be counted upon to preserve the right fundamental to all other rights. This raises the sense of urgency for Congress to pass … Continue Reading


June 30, 2021

Warner & Kaine Statement on Nominations of Heytens for Fourth Circuit and Giles, Nachmanoff for Eastern District of Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement on President Biden's nominations of Virginia Solicitor General Toby J. Heytens for the upcoming vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and Patricia Tolliver Giles and U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael S. Nachmanoff for the vacancies on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division. "We are pleased that the President has nominated Mr. … Continue Reading


June 29, 2021

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $13 Million to Update Airport Runways

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $13,715,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded to four airports across the Commonwealth to fund infrastructure improvements to the airports' runways. "We are pleased to see these federal dollars awarded to the Commonwealth to go toward updating four of Virginia's airport runways," said the Senators. "This funding will enable our airports to better support travelers and … Continue Reading

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