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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) released the following statement after a narrowly avoided crash between two aircraft at Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA): “Today’s near crash at DCA is a horrifying example of why it’s crucial that we beat back efforts to undermine slot and perimeter rules for our capital region airports. DCA’s overburdened runway is already the busiest in the country—and we fear that adding more flights could put passenger safe...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced the Primary Care Team Education Centers Act, legislation to support the education and clinical training of new primary care professionals. “Access to quality and affordable primary care is essential to the health and well-being of our communities,” said Kaine. “But workforce shortages, driven in part by an insufficient number of clinical sites and classroom e...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), and U.S. Representative David Valadao (R-CA-22) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to expand access to digital skills training for American job seekers. According to the National Skills Coalition and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, 92 percent of today’s jobs require digital skills. Nearly one third of workers do not have the foundational digital skills — such as email, spread...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and Representatives Jennifer McClellan (VA-04), Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11), Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA-03), and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) call on the United States Postal Service (USPS) to ensure the efficient and secure delivery of election mail. This letter follows reports that local election officials are advising voters against using USPS to mail in their ballots.  “It is paramount that voters have confidenc...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement regarding the articles of impeachment sent by the U.S. House of Representatives to the Senate: “This is the textbook definition of a political stunt designed to distract from congressional Republicans’ failure to properly address issues at the border. After months of negotiations led to a solid and bipartisan border reform package, Republicans abandoned their own work product after Donald Trump criticized it. Then,...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan (VA-04) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Rudisill v. McDonough, Secretary of Veteran Affairs. The Court ruled 7-2 in favor of James Rudisil and held that veterans who served multiple tours have the right to access all educational benefits that they are entitled to under the Post-9/11 GI Bill and the Montgomery GI Bill. The ruling follows an amicus brief led by McClellan and Kaine and signed by 14...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement on a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) that would provide targeted student loan relief to millions of borrowers. The announcement comes shortly after ED shared that nearly 70,000 Virginians had their student loans forgiven under President Biden. “Too many Americans are crushed by the weight of student debt, whic...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the SFRC Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues, applauded committee passage of his bipartisan bill to address the horrific human rights crisis in Nicaragua and his bipartisan resolution in support of the Alliance for Development in Democracy (ADD). The ADD is an important initiative am...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, on the 17th anniversary of the tragic shooting at Virginia Tech, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine introduced the Virginia Plan to Reduce Gun Violence Act, legislation to federally enact a series of commonsense gun violence prevention measures adopted by Virginia since 2020. The bill includes provisions to mandate reporting of lost and stolen firearms, prevent children from accessing firearms, and implement a one-handgun-a-month policy. “17 years ago, 32 people...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), John Fetterman (D-PA), Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) released the following statement on the Department of Labor (DOL) Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) finalizing its proposal to amend current federal standards to better protect America’s miners from health hazards related to exposure to respirable crystalline silica, or silica dust. Warner and Kaine previously urged the Bide...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced legislation to tackle the caregiving crisis by reprioritizing long-term caregivers and supporting their work based on the value they bring to families across the Nation. Millions of families with aging loved ones and people with disabilities require skilled care to live, but many caregivers today work long hours for low pay, resul...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $3,040,000 in federal funding for the Town of Leesburg to install new power generator systems for the town’s potable water pumping station and pollution control center. This funding will help ensure reliable access to water and continued wastewater and pollution management services during emergencies, including natural disasters and widespread power outages. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland S...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 yesterday’s Iranian strikes in Israel: “Yesterday, the U.S. stood with our ally Israel to help it defend against Iranian attacks. We should continue to do so, just as we have played a key role in helping Ukraine defend itself against Russia’s illegal invasion. As part of those efforts, the House should finally act to pass the Senate-...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) wrote to Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Lina Khan calling on the FTC to investigate Google and Meta’s failure to remove content depicting the tragic murders of Alison Parker and Adam Ward during a live news broadcast in Virginia. Mr. Parker, father of Alison Parker, has repeatedly asked Google and Meta to take down the graphic content since March 2020 and October 2021, respectively. Despite his efforts, the videos are stil...Continue Reading

  • PHOTOS AVAILABLE HERE WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk Division Commander Colonel Brian P. Hallberg to discuss Tangier Island and other projects to boost resiliency in Hampton Roads. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to meet with Colonel Hallberg and other members of the USACE Norfolk Division to discuss ongoing projects to protect Tangier Island and boost resiliency in Hampton Roads,” said Kaine. “I’ve been proud to s...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded the release of a new rule by the U.S. Department of Justice to codify changes outlined in the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which the senators helped pass, to close the gun show loophole that has permitted the sale of firearms online and at gun shows without background checks. “When we passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, we secured long overdue, broadly popular provisions to keep guns out of the hands of ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined twelve of his colleagues, led by U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) and U.S. Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA-17), in introducing the Blast Overpressure Safety Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation would direct the Department of Defense (DOD) to enact new measures to help mitigate and protect servicemembers from blast overpressure and enhance efforts to treat vet...Continue Reading

  • FULL VIDEO OF KAINE’S REMARKS IS AVAILABLE HERE WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine—Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues—held a hearing on countering transnational criminal networks and corruption in the Western Hemisphere. He emphasized the importance of working with regional partners to strengthen democratic institutions and the rule of law to comb...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –  United States Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Bill Hagerty (R-TN), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today introduced the Philippines Enhanced Resilience Act of 2024 (PERA Act), a bill to strengthen and modernize the U.S.-Philippines alliance through significantly increased U.S. security assistance. The bipartisan legislation follows increased aggression by Beijing in the South China Sea and comes as the United States, Japan, and the Philippines hold a leaders-...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a former fair housing attorney, announced his cosponsorship of the Veterans Housing Stability Act of 2024, legislation to help veterans and active servicemembers with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans exit forbearance, get their mortgage payments back on track, and stay in their homes. During the COVID-19 pandemic, veterans and servicemembers who faced financial strain were able to ...Continue Reading