Press Releases

April 02, 2013

FACT SHEET: Troop Talent Act of 2013

Background: The Troop Talent Act of 2013 will help ease the transition of servicemembers from active duty to the civilian workforce by improving the alignment of specialty skills acquired in the military with civilian credentials or licenses required for post-service employment, expanding existing efforts to meet current workforce demands and match the skills of servicemembers with growth industries, and implementing rigorous standards to ensure credentials translate into the private … Continue Reading


April 01, 2013

Kaine Tours Defense Installations, Meets with Military Families in Hampton Roads

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, toured military bases in Hampton and Virginia Beach today where he discussed the importance of budget certainty for the defense community. In the afternoon, Kaine met with military families in Norfolk to discuss steps to increase support for servicemembers and their families as well as ease the transition from active duty to civilian life and employment. Kaine began the day with a visit to Langley Air … Continue Reading


March 23, 2013

Kaine Statement On Passage of Senate Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement on the passage of a budget out of the full Senate this morning: "I'm proud of the work we did on the Budget Committee to develop a balanced plan that will spur economic growth while putting us on a path to replacing harmful sequester cuts and responsibly reducing our deficit. I was pleased to join my colleagues in voting for its passage out of the Senate. After four years … Continue Reading


March 22, 2013

Kaine To Chair Mexico Interparliamentary Group

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was appointed Chairman for the Mexico Interparliamentary Group (IPG) by Senator Harry Reid. The IPG is the official dialogue mechanism between the United States Senate and the Mexican government. "I'm honored to chair this group that is an important avenue for open discussion and cooperation between the United States and Mexico, our third-largest trading partner," said Kaine. "I look forward to … Continue Reading


March 22, 2013

Kaine Statement On Shooting At Marine Base Quantico

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement regarding the shooting at Marine Base Quantico earlier this morning that resulted in the deaths of three Marines: "The tragedy at Marine Base Quantico is heartbreaking. Anne and I are praying for the families of those lost and their fellow Marines. As they mourn and recover I join all Virginians in my continued gratitude for their … Continue Reading


March 21, 2013

Warner, Kaine Push For Replacing Sequester By Passing Senate Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine today discussed the proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget on the Senate floor and pushed for passage to give agencies, businesses, and families certainty they deserve for the next fiscal year. During their exchange on the Senate floor, Warner and Kaine also noted the importance of passing the budget to replace deep, indiscriminate sequester cuts with a balanced approach to grow the economy and responsibly reduce the deficit. "There are … Continue Reading


March 20, 2013

Kaine Addresses U.S. Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine addressed members of the Hispanic business community today at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's 23rd Annual Legislative Summit. Kaine emphasized that support for Latino businesses is vital to our economic growth. "Today's event with Hispanic business owners exemplifies the strong contributions of this community," said Kaine. "Hispanic-owned businesses are the fastest growing in the United States thanks to the hard work of the Latino business … Continue Reading


March 20, 2013

Kaine Statement On Passage Of Government Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Senate passed a continuing appropriations bill that will fund government agencies through the end of the fiscal year. The measure was approved by a vote of 73 to 26: "Passing government funding through the end of the fiscal year and averting yet another crisis at the end of the month is a responsible decision and another sign that both parties are ready to embrace an orderly process. It's good for the United … Continue Reading


March 19, 2013

Blumenthal, 13 Other Senators Send Letter Asking Secretary Kerry To Urge Morsi, Other United Nations Members To Renounce Statements Made Against Women By Muslim Brotherhood

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Mark Begich (D-AK), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), Al Franken (D-MN), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry asking him to urge Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and other members of the United … Continue Reading


March 18, 2013

Kaine Launches Senate Facebook, Twitter Accounts

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine launched his official Senate office Twitter and Facebook accounts today. The accounts will provide constituents with updates on Kaine's daily activities in the Senate, travels across Virginia, information on agency assistance, and constituent service updates. "I'm excited to reach out to Virginians through Facebook and Twitter to show them what I'm working on in Washington and across the Commonwealth," said Kaine. "I hope they don't hesitate to … Continue Reading


March 15, 2013

Kaine Statement on Virginia's Move to Accelerate Offshore Wind Development

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announcement that allows Virginia to pursue a research lease to help accelerate the development of offshore wind turbines: "This is good news for the Commonwealth. Virginia's geography and coastal infrastructure make it an ideal place for offshore wind. This effort will create jobs and produce energy from an inexhaustible … Continue Reading


March 15, 2013

Kaine Applauds Passage of Budget Out of Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, praised the passage of a Fiscal Year 2014 budget out of committee. The budget is expected to be voted on by the full Senate in the coming week. "Passing a budget out of committee, something that has not been done in years, is an important next step in our return to a normal budgetary process and a rejection of governing by crisis. As a new member of this committee, I was proud to vote that Senate pay should be … Continue Reading


March 13, 2013

Kaine Statement on Senate Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement on the budget proposal introduced today: "As a new member of the Budget Committee, I'm glad to be a part of this process and pleased we're returning to normal budgetary order. I believe the Senate budget is a good one for the country and a good one for Virginia. It offers the right values and priorities and takes the right approach to spending reductions and revenues. While the … Continue Reading


March 12, 2013

Kaine Calls on Senate to Pass Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget and Armed Services committees, delivered a speech on the Senate floor today urging his colleagues to pass the proposed spending bill for the remainder of the fiscal year - the next step toward returning to an orderly budget process. Kaine argued that while appropriations for the current fiscal year should have been completed last fall, the spending bill introduced in the Senate is an opportunity to bolster funding for … Continue Reading


March 11, 2013

Kaine Statement on Co-Sponsoring the Paycheck Fairness Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on his co-sponsorship of the Paycheck Fairness Act: "I am proud to co-sponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act - an important next step toward ensuring equal pay for equal work. This legislation builds on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, providing women with additional tools to address wage discrimination. This isn't just a women's issue, it's a family issue. Reducing the persistent wage gap is good for Virginia … Continue Reading


March 08, 2013

Kaine Tours HDT Robotics, Discusses Need For Budget Certainty

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Budget Committees, visited HDT Robotics today for a discussion about budget uncertainty and the need for Congress to finish FY2013 appropriations and pass an FY2014 budget. Kaine began with a discussion on how Congress' habit of "budgeting by crisis" has affected businesses like HDT Robotics. During a tour of the Fredericksburg defense contractor, he discussed his efforts to find opportunities to replace the … Continue Reading


March 05, 2013

Kaine Discusses Virginia Impacts of Budget Uncertainty, Operations at Armed Services Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Budget Committees, today discussed the impact of sequestration and continued budget uncertainty on Virginia and the nation's military readiness during a hearing with General James N. Mattis, Commander of U.S. Central Command, and Admiral William H. McRaven, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command. The hearing follows Kaine's visit to the Pentagon yesterday to meet with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, … Continue Reading


March 04, 2013

Kaine Statement On Burwell Nomination To Be OMB Director

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement on President Obama's nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to serve as the next Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): "I look forward to considering President Obama's nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be the next Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Burwell is a proven leader with decades of experience and a track record of bipartisanship in … Continue Reading


March 04, 2013

Kaine Meets with Pentagon Officials on Budget Uncertainty

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Budget Committees, today met with top officials at the Pentagon, including Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Deputy Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno, to discuss the impact of sequestration in Virginia. The discussions covered the 90,000 civilian employees at the Department of Defense (DOD) who will be furloughed, reductions to military base operations across the … Continue Reading


March 01, 2013

Kaine Statement on the 52nd Anniversary of the Peace Corps

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee and Chair of the subcommittee that oversees the Peace Corps, released the following statement today on the 52nd anniversary of the Peace Corps: "Fifty two years after President John F. Kennedy signed the Executive Order establishing the Peace Corps, I am proud of all the Peace Corps volunteers who make the brave choice to dedicate their time to serve others, including my niece, who just returned from 27 … Continue Reading

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