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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced their intention to object to a plan to fast track a short-term extension of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act until there is a commitment that there will be a vote on their amendment to eliminate a dangerous provision in the proposed long-term FAA reauthorization bill that would add five incoming and five outgoing flights at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). The proposed one-...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement regarding reports that the Biden Administration has paused an offensive weapons transfer to Israel: “For months, I have strongly urged the Biden Administration to prioritize Israel’s defensive needs, including restocking the Iron Dome and David’s Sling air defense systems—which are especially critical after the Iranian attack on Israel ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Bill Hagerty (R-TN), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), and Jim Risch (R-ID), Ranking Member of SFRC, introduced the Coordinating AUKUS Engagement with Japan Act, bipartisan legislation aimed at increasing the United States’ cooperation with allies in order to combat the growing threat of China. The legislation would require Australia-United Kingdom-United States (AUKUS) coordinators at both the U.S. ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, a former fair housing attorney, announced $98,617,544 in federal funding for affordable housing, community development, and homelessness assistance throughout the Commonwealth. The funding is awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, a former fair housing attorney, announced $55,516,821 in federal funding to improve affordable housing in 26 communities across the Commonwealth. The funding is awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Capital Fund Program, which annually provides funds to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to build, renovate, and modernize the public housing in their communities. “All Virginians deserve access to safe, af...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee and former fair housing attorney, announced his cosponsorship of the Housing Alignment and Coordination of Critical and Effective Supportive Health Services (ACCESS) Act. The legislation would address the intersecting crises of homelessness, mental health, and substance use disorder by requiring the Secretaries of Health and Human Services (HHS), Housing and Urba...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, has joined U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Representatives Michelle Steel (R-CA-45) and Steven Horsford (D-NV-4) in introducing bipartisan, bicameral legislation to strengthen U.S.-Taiwan defense cooperation to counter China’s growing military expansion in the region. The Transpacific Allies Investing in Weapons to Advance National (TAIWAN) Securi...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Patty Murray (D-WA) to introduce the Access to Birth Control Act, legislation that would guarantee timely access to birth control at pharmacies nationwide. The bill comes two years after it was leaked that the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization would overturn Roe v....Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-MD) filed an amendment to strip a provision from the negotiated text of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act that adds five incoming and five outgoing flights to the overburdened Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which would risk passenger safety and worsen flight delays. “We are introducing an amendment to block additio...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 $1,500,000 in federal funding for the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Area Consortium to expand access to apprenticeship opportunities, prepare young workers for high-quality jobs, and strengthen Virginia’s workforce to meet growing industry demands. The funding was awarded through the Department of Labor’s (DOL) YouthBuild P...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, reintroduced the Building U.S. Infrastructure by Leveraging Demands for Skills (BUILDS) Act. The legislation would help develop high-quality work-based learning programs to train workers for in-demand infrastructure jobs—millions of which are being created across the country thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and other legislation Kaine has helped pass....Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and Reps. Jennifer McClellan (D-VA) and Rob Wittman (R-VA) met today with U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to discuss the severe mail delays affecting communities in Virginia and the related implementation of new reforms by the United States Postal Service (USPS). “Today, we met with Postmaster DeJoy for a productive conversation and voiced what we’ve been hearing for months: mail delivery in the Commonwealth is falling sh...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-MD) released the following statement blasting a provision in the negotiated text of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act, which was released in the middle of the night, that adds five incoming and five outgoing flights to an overburdened Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), risking passenger safety and causing flight delays...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-MD) released new data from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) demonstrating the detrimental impacts adding more flights at an overburdened Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) would have on flight safety and timeliness. New flights were approved by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and may be included in this year’s final FA...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after voting to pass a national security supplemental funding package: “Our national security is at its strongest when we link arms with our allies. I’m glad to help Congress finally pass legislation to provide Ukraine with much-needed support in the fight against Putin’s invasion, and am proud that the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Virgini...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a finalized rule banning employers from imposing non-compete agreements on their employees. Kaine applauded the proposed rule last January. “If we want to continue to grow our economy, we must protect and empower American workers. I’m glad the Federal Trade Commission is taking this step to ban non-compete agreements, which stifle wage growth, hinder job mobility, a...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, joined U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11), and a bicameral group of their colleagues in urging the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to require all insurance carriers in the Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Program to cover in-vitro fertilization (IVF) medical treatments and medications. 12 million people ar...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $156,120,000 in federal funding to help low-income and disadvantaged communities in Virginia more easily access solar energy. The funding, awarded to the Virginia Department of Energy, will be used to eliminate barriers to solar development in the Commonwealth by reducing upfront costs, enabling broader access to leasing and power purchase agreements, increasing access to financing for low-income homeowners, ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement regarding the long-awaited House passage of a national security supplemental funding package: “After months of my urging, I’m glad the House finally passed legislation to help Ukraine in the fight against Putin’s brutal invasion. Additionally, it includes funding to help Israel defend itself and to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, whic...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine and U.S. Representative Jennifer McClellan released the following statement after Topsoe announced it will build a new manufacturing facility in Chesterfield County, Virginia thanks to nearly $136 million in tax credits from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which the lawmakers championed in 2022. Topsoe is a Danish company that manufactures solid oxide electrolyzer cells (SOEC), a crucial component for producing clean hydrogen....Continue Reading