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  • — by Charlotte Rene Woods
    Amid ongoing problems with mail delivery in Virginia, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. and seven other members of Virginia’s congressional delegation have written to the United States Postal Service’s Inspector General to press their concerns. The letter follows delays and disruptions in local mail service and a recent court case that involved theft of mail by former mail carrier. Kaine’s office has requested a tour of the Richmond Regional Processing and Distribution Center in Sandston, which is curr...Continue Reading

  • — by Gretchen Stenger
    After an increase in reported incidents of antisemitism and Islamophobia at universities across the nation, Senator Tim Kaine is vouching for a bill that could help get students a response in a more timely manner. According to the U.S. Department of Education, between Oct. 1, 2023, and Feb. 15, 2024, the Office of Civil Rights received 219 complaints related to Islamophobia, antisemitism and anti-Arab discrimination. That’s more than a 1,000 percent increase compared to the year before.  Kaine a...Continue Reading

  • — by Ezra Hercyk
    On Tuesday, Senator Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) cosponsored the Showing Up for Students Act, which provides $280 million in additional funding for the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education. The OCR is responsible for protecting the civil rights of students in schools, including incidents related to antisemitism and Islamophobia. Citing an increase in reported incidents of antisemitism and Islamophobia in schools across the nation, Kaine said the bill would provide OCR with...Continue Reading

  • — by James Jarvis
    After the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that embryos created via in vitro fertilization can be classified as children, Elizabeth Carr — the first U.S. baby born this way — set out to reveal the potential consequences of this decision. At a gathering in Ballston today (Friday) — surrounded by advocates, doctors and those who conceived or were conceived via IVF — Carr underscored the existential threat the ruling could pose. “IVF babies of my generation, I’ve noticed, are now having their own IVF jo...Continue Reading

  • — by Michael O'Connell
    A roundtable discussion Friday morning on the need to protect the availability and access to in-vitro fertilization was hosted by U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Virginia). He was joined at the Ballston event by IVF advocates, medical professionals, and parents who conceived their children using IVF. "Patients have a right to access IVF services or other reproductive technologies," Kaine said. "Providers have a right to provide those services and technologies." Kaine is co-sponsoring legislation with U.S...Continue Reading

  • — by Laura Vozzella
    Elizabeth Carr entered the world as a 5-pound, 12-ounce earthquake, making medical history and unleashing furious controversy in 1981 as the first American conceived in a lab. Born in Norfolk with a “Nova” documentary crewin the delivery room and armed guards in the hall, America’s first IVF baby is 42 today and no longer a novelty.About 2 percent of U.S. births and an estimated 12 million people worldwide are products of in vitro fertilization. But Carr still stands as potent symbol of that now...Continue Reading

  • — by Ezra Hercyk
    On Thursday, Virginia Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $1,900,000 in federal funding for three projects in Bland, Stuart, and Lee County. The funding, courtesy of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), will go towards building a dental clinic in Bland, investing in downtown revitalization projects in Stuart, and improving water service to 38 homes in Lee County. “Communities across Virginia have tremendous momentum, ideas, and initiative for projects that will improve their towns...Continue Reading

  • — by Ezra Hercyk
    On Wednesday, Senators Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) and Roger Marshall (R-Kansas) introduced a bipartisan resolution designating March 18, 2024, as Health Workforce Well-Being Day of Awareness. The date was chosen to coincide with the day that the senators’ bipartisan Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Act was signed into law by President Biden in 2022. “Our health care providers protect our health and well-being every day, often at the expense of their own. My Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider P...Continue Reading

  • — by Ezra Hercyk
    WASHINGTON D.C. (WSET) — On Tuesday, Senator Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) cosponsored the Access to Family Building Act, legislation to protect Americans’ right to access in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technology services. Sen. Kaine’s announcement comes after a ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court that has already led to restricted access to IVF. “The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has opened the floodgates for draconian restrictions on reproductive free...Continue Reading

  • — by Virginian-Pilot and Daily Press Editorial Board
    Legislation to strengthen the federal program that preserves and protects historic battlefields is making its way through Congress with bipartisan support and a good chance of becoming law. Sens. Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, teamed with Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Mississippi Republican, to introduce the American Battlefield Protection Program Enhancement Act in the Senate.  Virginia’s Sen. Mark Warner is a co-sponsor. The U.S. House of Representatives has already passed a similar bill. The bill woul...Continue Reading

  • — by Staff
    U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine on Thursday announced $35 million in federal funding for expansion and improvements to Dulles International Airport. The funding was made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), which both senators, who are both Democrats, helped pass to improve air travel, roads, bridges, rail, broadband and water infrastructure, according to a release from Warner's office. Specifically the funding will go towards building a 14-gate, 400,000 square foot termi...Continue Reading

  • — by Robert Locklear
    A new bill aimed at preventing youth suicide is on the table in the Senate. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) co-introduced the Child Suicide Prevention and Lethal Means Safety Act with Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) to target the second leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 24, according to a statement released by Kaine. “In recent years, we’ve seen alarming spikes in anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges among the nation’s youth,” Kaine said. “We must do more to ex...Continue Reading

  • — by James Dalpino
    U.S. Senator Tim Kaine cosponsored a bill to improve public school infrastructure across the country. The bill, ‘Rebuild America’s Schools Act,’ would help ensure school facilities are safe, healthy, and sustainable and offer positive learning environments for all students. School infrastructure projects developed through the bill would also create over two million jobs across America. “Our students and educators deserve the safe, healthy, and up-to-date learning environments they need to succee...Continue Reading

  • — by Crystal Graham
    Funding for a mental health care initiative to prevent suicide and reduce burnout, mental and behavioral conditions among health care professionals is set to expire at the end of the year. U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and a group of bipartisan legislators introduced a bill to reauthorize the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act. The act has provided $100 million in funding for mental health care for providers across the country, including $5.6 million in federal funding for Virginia...Continue Reading

  • — by Michael Martz
    U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., is demanding answers from the U.S. Postal Service over late delivery of hundreds of cancer screening results from military veterans to the Richmond Veterans Affairs Medical Center, which is part of the Central Virginia VA Health Care System. Kaine called on the Postal Service to explain why the results of 870 immunochemical screenings for colon cancer arrived late to the VA Medical Center, including an estimated 450 results for tests dating as far back as mid-summer t...Continue Reading

  • — by Michael Martz
    U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., is demanding answers from the U.S. Postal Service over late delivery of hundreds of cancer screening results from military veterans to the Richmond Veterans Affairs Medical Center, which is part of the Central Virginia VA Health Care System. Kaine called on the Postal Service to explain why the results of 870 immunochemical screenings for colon cancer arrived late to the VA Medical Center, including an estimated 450 results for tests dating as far back as mid-summer t...Continue Reading

  • — by Jacob Phillips
    US Senator Tim Kaine (D) says he is trying to restore women’s right to make their own reproductive health care choices with a new bill. “It’s very important that we maintain Virginia’s status in that way, and certainly the election results in Virginia in November 2023 demonstrated that’s where the Virginia public is,” Sen. Kaine said Wednesday, January 24. The senator says the Reproductive Freedom for All Act would essentially restore Roe v. Wade as a statutory protection. “We don’t have the vot...Continue Reading

  • — by Harleigh Cupp
    Amongst the flurry of lobbying days and legislative sessions brought on by the turn of the calendar year, a bill intended to strengthen the already successful American Battlefield Protection Program was introduced to the Senate Jan. 10 by Tim Kaine representing Virginia and Cindy Hyde-Smith representing Mississippi. Rather than creating a new program, the American Battlefield Protection Program Enhancement Act of 2024 updates the existing program to further execute its mission of preserving Amer...Continue Reading

  • — by Garrett Whitton
    Virginia Senator Tim Kaine spoke on the Senate floor commemorating National Religious Freedom Day amid a sharp rise in antisemitism, Islamophobia, and threats to other faith-based communities. In October, the FBI reported that antisemitic hate crimes rose 25 percent from 2021 to 2022 and that it accounted for over half of all reported religion-based hate crimes.Kaine says part of the solution to stopping hate crimes is to go back to first principles. "We have to guard, protect and celebrate, n...Continue Reading