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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), released the following statement after the Biden Administration released the unclassified intelligence assessment confirming Saudi Arabia’s state-sponsored murder of Virginia resident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi: “I’m relieved this Administration did what the Trump Administration consistently refused to do: publicly acknowledge that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MB...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on recent U.S. air strikes in Syria targeting Iran-backed militias: “The American people deserve to hear the Administration’s rationale for these strikes and its legal justification for acting without coming to Congress. Offensive military action without congressional approval is not constitutional absent extraordinary circumstances. Congress must be fully briefed on this matter expeditiously.&rdqu...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $1,105,039 in federal funding to help seven Native American tribes in Virginia develop affordable housing within their communities. The funding was awarded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Indian Housing Block Grant Program (IHBG), and will go towards the Chickahominy, the Eastern Chickahominy, the Upper Mattaponi, the Rappahannock, the Monacan, the Pamunkey, a...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $95,560,265 in federal funding to help Virginians access safe and affordable housing across the Commonwealth. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the funding through four grant programs – the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program, the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program, and the Housing Opportunities for Perso...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Congressman Gerry Connolly, a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, led their colleagues in a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging the State Department to press Saudi Arabia to drop false charges against two Virginians and other Americans in the Kingdom. In their letter, the lawmakers highlight cases of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) who ar...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after voting to confirm Linda Thomas-Greenfield as Ambassador to the United Nations: “At her confirmation hearing, Linda Thomas-Greenfield demonstrated her exceptional qualifications and her commitment to strengthening our alliances. After learning more about her vision for the future of American diplomacy, I was proud to vote to confirm Ms. Thomas-Gr...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $46,328,480 in federal funding to support affordable housing development across Virginia. The funding, which will go to 26 municipalities across the Commonwealth, has been awarded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund. “Access to safe and affordable housing is crucial to a family’s health and stability,” said th...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today announced $179,010,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Virginia. “As our nation mourns 500,000 lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to distribute the vaccine is more urgent than ever,” said the Senators. “We are glad to announc...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) along with Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-MD) announced a bill to renew the federal funding commitment to Metro for the next ten years – legislation that comes at a critical time for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), which continues to provide critical service to essential frontline and federal workers despite the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.  “L...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) are now accepting applications for the position of U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia to succeed U.S. District Judge James P. Jones, who will assume senior status effective August 30, 2021. An independent panel of lawyers assembled by the Senators will review applications and interview qualified individuals. The Senators will then use those recommendations, as well as input from bar associations and expe...Continue Reading

  • Watch and Download Remarks from Bennet and Kaine HERE WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) announced the reintroduction of their legislation, the Medicare-X Choice Act, which would create a public option by expanding on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicare. The Medicare Exchange (Medicare-X) plan would offer families, individuals, and small businesses low-cost health insurance, decrease the number of uninsured Americans, control ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on his intent to vote to convict President Trump in his second impeachment trial: “One year ago, I said upon the conclusion of President Trump’s first impeachment trial, ‘Unchallenged evil spreads like a virus,’ and that acquittal would lead to worse behavior. The events of January 6th—seven dead, the first siege of our Capitol in over 200 years, the disruption of the peaceful transfer ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will award $10 million to the Commonwealth of Virginia to fund the construction of a water storage reservoir in Loudoun County.  “All Virginians deserve reliable access to healthy drinking water,” said the Senators. “We are glad to announce this $10 million grant to support a safe and dependable water supply in Loudoun County.” Th...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) sent a letter to the Biden administration in support of Virginia’s request to reverse the previous administration’s decision to deny Virginia’s emergency declaration under the Stafford Act. Without the emergency declaration, Virginia will have to cover millions in unanticipated costs related to deploying the Virginia National Guard to support securing the United States Capitol during the deadly January...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senator Amy Klobuchar in a letter to White House Domestic Policy Council Director Susan Rice and White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Jeff Zients emphasizing the importance of helping states and school districts safely and equitably return to in-person learning. Specifically, the letter noted the urgency to make sure states and schools have the resources and guidance they need to be able to return to in-person learning.  ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senators Jack Reed, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sherrod Brown, chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, and Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, in reintroducing a $75 billion Homeowner Assistance Fund bill. The legislation would help protect struggling homeowners and communities by preventing avoidable foreclosures, evictions, and utility shut of...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-14), and Representative Alma Adams (NC-12) – along with members of the Black Maternal Health Caucus – to unveil the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021, historic legislation to save moms’ lives, end racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health outcomes, and achieve maternal health justice for Black women and all women and birthing people of colo...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), along with U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA), sent a letter urging the Biden Administration to allocate funds to address the deferred maintenance backlog at Colonial National Historical Park in the President’s FY22 budget request. Colonial National Historical Park has a deferred maintenance backlog of over $434 million, the largest backlog of any national park unit in Virginia. Specifically, the members of Congress ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) reintroduced legislation to honor and commemorate the historic sites that contributed to the 1954 landmark Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The purpose of this legislation is to expand the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site to include historic sites in South Carolina and designate National Park Service (NPS) Affiliate...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $4,000,000 in federal funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority to help expand access to and improve the quality of mental health and substance abuse programs. “Over the course of the pandemic, we have seen an increased demand for mental health and substance abuse serv...Continue Reading