Press Releases

June 17, 2021

Kaine Statement on House Passage of 2002 AUMF Repeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today upon the House of Representatives' passage of a bill repealing the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq, which authorized the Iraq War: "The 18-year-old Iraq War authorization is obsolete. The Government of Iraq is now a partner, not an enemy, so the House's vote to repeal it is both welcome and overdue. Now is the time for the Senate to follow suit and finally put the 2002 AUMF to … Continue Reading


June 16, 2021

Menendez, Kaine, Young Announce Foreign Relations Committee Will Vote to Repeal 1991 and 2002 AUMFs

WASHINGTON - Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) was joined by Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) in issuing the following statements to announce the Committee will take up their bipartisan legislation to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Iraq Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMFs) at the next business meeting scheduled for June 22, 2021: "The decision to authorize the use of military force is the most important vote that any Member of Congress … Continue Reading


June 15, 2021

Kaine, Durbin, Collins & Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Make the VA Smoke-Free

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), joined Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Susan Collins (R-ME) in introducing bipartisan, bicameral legislation to prohibit smoking at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The legislation would repeal an antiquated 1992 law that requires the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to furnish and maintain designated … Continue Reading


June 15, 2021

On 9th Anniversary of DACA, Warner & Kaine Join Colleagues In Calling For Fixes to DACA Program, Addressing Delays

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, on the 9th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program being announced, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined a letter led by Senators Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) calling on the Biden administration to address the extreme backlog for DACA applicants and reduce wait times for DACA renewals. Current delays are a result of the Trump administration's anti-immigrant policies and the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to … Continue Reading


June 14, 2021

Kaine Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Global Rise of Antisemitism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement applauding the passage of a bipartisan resolution he co-sponsored condemning recent antisemitic incidents in the United States and around the world. The resolution also calls on leaders to denounce antisemitism and take specific steps to address it and prevent it. "In recent years, the prevalence of racism and antisemitism across our communities has risen at an alarming rate and we must do more to put an end to … Continue Reading


June 11, 2021

Kaine Statement on Nomination of Carlos Del Toro for Navy Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on President Biden's nomination of Carlos Del Toro for Secretary of the Navy: "I have known Carlos Del Toro for 20 years and cannot imagine a better pick to be Secretary of the Navy. His patriotic Navy service, including as a surface ship commanding officer, and his successful entrepreneurial career make him the right choice to take the helm of the Navy at such a … Continue Reading


June 11, 2021

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $2.5 Million to Support Workforce Development in Roanoke & Radford

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner and Senator Tim Kaine, co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, announced $2,699,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)'s Employment and Training Administration (ETA)'s YouthBuild grant program to provide job training and education for at-risk youth. "These dollars will provide additional resources for at-risk young Virginians and help put them on a path toward successful careers," the … Continue Reading


June 10, 2021

Kaine Provisions To Improve Child Welfare Pass Out Of Help Committee

You can watch video of Kaine's remarks here WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, applauded the committee passage of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), legislation to strengthen America's child welfare system that included provisions from Kaine's Child Welfare Workforce Support Act. CAPTA provides funding to states to improve child protective services and funds community-based activities … Continue Reading


June 10, 2021

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $15 Million For Affordable Housing Across Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $15,627,024 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help Virginians access affordable housing across the Commonwealth. The funding was awarded through the Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV) Program, and authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which both Senators voted to pass in March. "We are glad to see this federal funding from the ARP go toward supporting … Continue Reading


June 08, 2021

Kaine Joins Senate Democrats in Introducing Resolution Recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senator Sherrod Brown and the entire Senate Democratic Caucus, in introducing a Senate resolution recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month. The resolution highlights the contributions LGBTQ individuals have made to American society, notes several major milestones in the fight for equal treatment of LGBTQ Americans, and resolves to continue efforts to achieve full equality for LGBTQ individuals. The resolution also recognizes how the … Continue Reading


June 04, 2021

As VP Travels To Mexico and Central America, Leading Senate Democrats Boost Diplomatic Efforts to Address Causes of Irregular Migration, Foster Stability in Central America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), along with Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-NJ), led a group of their Senate colleagues in voicing their support for Vice President Kamala Harris' leadership of the Biden administration's diplomatic efforts to address and mitigate the underlying factors driving Central American migration to the United States. Sent in advance of Vice President Harris' upcoming visit to Mexico and … Continue Reading


June 01, 2021

Van Hollen, Kaine, Murphy, Merkley, and Colleagues Urge Blinken to Take Immediate Steps to Address the Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) led a letter with over a dozen of their Senate colleagues urging U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to immediately take steps to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. In their letter, the Senators urge Secretary Blinken to support immediate emergency relief and humanitarian access, robustly fund humanitarian efforts, and restore the U.S. diplomatic presence on … Continue Reading


June 01, 2021

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $1.8 Million in Federal Funds to Support COVID-19 Emergency Protective Measures in Loudoun

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Loudoun County will receive a reimbursement of $1,882,828.45 in federal funding in response to COVID-19 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding will cover costs associated with the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for first responders, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, fire and rescue, health services including nursing and … Continue Reading


May 28, 2021

Warner & Kaine Resolution Honoring the Life and Legacy of Senator John Warner Unanimously Passes Senate

WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution introduced by U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) honoring the life and legacy of former Secretary of the Navy and United States Senator from Virginia, John Warner (no relation). The resolution is also cosponsored by Sens. Jack Reed (D-RI) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. "We will forever remember our dear friend and mentor, John Warner," said the … Continue Reading


May 27, 2021

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $8.8 Million in Federal Funding to Support COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $8,899,215.83 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)'s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) COVID-19 vaccination efforts. "We are glad to announce this funding to support Virginia Department of Emergency Management's vaccination efforts," said the Senators. "With half of the U.S. adult population now fully … Continue Reading


May 26, 2021

King, Brown, Kaine Introduce Bill to Empower IRS to Close Trillion Dollar “Tax Gap”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) are introducing legislation to provide additional funding to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) so it has the necessary resources to take on high-income tax evaders. The Stop Corporations and High Earners from Avoiding Taxes and Enforce the Rules Strictly (Stop CHEATERS) Act aims to reverse trends that have undermined the … Continue Reading


May 26, 2021

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $20 Million In Federal Funds To Support Covid-19 Emergency Protective Measures In Northern Virginia

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that two emergency projects across Northern Virginia will receive a combined reimbursement of $20,902,666.81 in federal funding in response to COVID-19 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding will cover costs associated with the communication of COVID-19 warnings and guidance to Virginians, as well as medical supplies and equipment to combat the … Continue Reading


May 26, 2021

Kaine and Young Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Boost Student Success and Career Readiness

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee and co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, and Todd Young (R-IN), also co-chair of the Senate CTE Caucus, reintroduced the Assisting Community Colleges in Educating Skilled Students (ACCESS) to Careers Act. The bill aims to boost student success and career readiness by increasing work-based learning opportunities, ensuring students have … Continue Reading


May 26, 2021

Kaine Statement On John Warner

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the passing of former U.S. Senator John Warner: "I am stunned at the loss of John Warner. Virginia has lost an unmatched leader, and my family has lost a dear friend. "John Warner and my father-in-law, Linwood Holton, interrupted their college studies to join the Navy during World War II. Each served in the Pacific theatre, and they met when they returned to Washington and Lee at the close of the war. … Continue Reading


May 25, 2021

Warner, Kaine & Colleagues Introduce Bicameral, Bipartisan Bill To Assist Chesapeake Bay Restoration Efforts

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) along with Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Joe Manchin (D-WV) today introduced the Chesapeake Bay Science, Education and Ecosystem Enhancement (SEEE) Act, which aims to restore the health of the Bay Watershed, strengthen fisheries management, and expand environmental education programs for residents across the Bay Watershed. Companion legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives … Continue Reading

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