Press Releases

February 20, 2013

Kaine Introduces Sec. Kerry at UVA, Continues Defense Tour in Charlottesville & Salem

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a new member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced Secretary of State John Kerry today at his first major foreign policy speech. Addressing the crowd at the University of Virginia, Kaine praised Kerry's decades of service and foreign policy expertise, emphasizing his belief that Kerry will strike a critical balance between the diplomatic and military strength of the nation in his new role. A former Chairman and 28-year veteran of the … Continue Reading


February 20, 2013

Kaine Statement on 1600 Norfolk Shipyard Workers Receiving WARN Notices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement following news that 1600 shipyard workers in Norfolk will be receiving WARN notices today: "I feel great sympathy for the 1600 shipyard workers and their families receiving WARN notices today. As I learned from my visit with workers in Newport News yesterday, delayed ship repairs over budget uncertainty will have a devastating ripple effect on the Hampton Roads economy … Continue Reading


February 19, 2013

Kaine Kicks Off Defense Swing Through Virginia with Stops in Hampton Roads

WASHINGTON, DC -U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a new member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, kicked off his three-day defense tour today with stops in Hampton Roads to discuss military readiness, shipbuilding, and the damaging effects of sequestration already being felt in Virginia. Kaine began the day in Newport News, touring the Huntington Ingalls shipyard that employs more than 22,000 people. "The construction and repairs done by workers at Newport News Shipyard is second to none and … Continue Reading


February 15, 2013

Kaine Meets with Educators in Alexandria to Discuss Sequester Impacts

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine held a roundtable discussion with members of the education community at the Campagna Center in Alexandria today to discuss the potential impacts of across-the-board sequestration cuts and budget uncertainty on education priorities. "There's been a great deal of attention paid to what sequestration would mean to defense, but the self-inflicted budgetary wounds we stand to incur on March 1 would also mean a significant retrenchment from critical … Continue Reading


February 15, 2013

Virginia Senators, House Members Speak Out Against Sequestration’s Effects on the Commonwealth

WASHINGTON, DC - Members of Virginia's Congressional Delegation today sent a letter to President Barack Obama, Speaker John Boehner, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid expressing their unity for immediate action to avert looming cuts set to hit March 1, stressing the disproportional impact to the Commonwealth of Virginia. The bicameral, bipartisan group of members also stressed the enormous impacts on the country's national security and federal government, and the ripple effect on … Continue Reading


February 14, 2013

Kaine Statement on Democratic Sequester Replacement Proposal

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the American Family Economic Protection Act, the Democratic proposal to replace the first year of sequestration: "The balanced proposal announced today is a step in the right direction to avert the devastating cuts set to take effect on March 1 - cuts that could cost Virginia up to 200,000 jobs, threaten national security and slash essential priorities like education and health care services. Inaction at this point … Continue Reading


February 12, 2013

Kaine Statement on President Obama's State of the Union Address

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on President Obama's State of the Union Address tonight: "I'm gratified that President Obama confronted the danger of self-inflicted economic wounds like sequestration head on tonight. The American people - and the state of our economy - deserve better than governing by crisis. They deserve better than across-the-board, indiscriminate cuts set to take effect on March 1 that threaten to reverse our economic recovery and … Continue Reading


February 12, 2013

Declaración del senador Kaine sobre el discurso del Estado de la Unión dado por el presidente Obama

Washington, DC - EE.UU. El senador Tim Kaine emitió la siguiente declaración sobre el discurso del Estado de la Unión dado por el presidente Obama esta noche: "Me complace que el presidente Obama confrontó el peligro de heridas económicas infligidas a través de los recortes presupuestales automáticosde tomar efecto. El pueblo estadounidense - y el estado de nuestra economía - merecen algo mejor que gobernar a través de crisis. … Continue Reading


February 12, 2013

In Armed Services Committee, Kaine Votes to Advance Hagel Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - During a Senate Armed Services Committee meeting today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced his strong support of Senator Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense and voted to advance his nomination to the full Senate for consideration. "After meeting Senator Hagel in my office, listening to his testimony during his confirmation hearing, taking into account the opening statements from Senators Nunn and Warner, and examining Senator Hagel's past record, I intend to vote today in … Continue Reading


February 12, 2013

Kaine Statement on Final Passage of the Violence Against Women Act

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement followingfinal passage of the Violence Against Women Act: "I was proud to vote for and cosponsor the Violence Against Women Act, which provides essential protection for victims of sexual violence and domestic abuse. Reauthorization of this law that has made our communities safer for nearly twenty years was overdue. The Violence Against Women Act will reduce incidents of violence and update previous laws by expanding … Continue Reading


February 12, 2013

In Armed Services Hearing, Kaine Addresses Sequester Impact on Hampton Roads Naval Operations

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine continued to argue against letting sequester cuts hit today at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with members of the military. In his opening, Kaine cited a roundtable discussion he had with wounded warriors at Fort Belvoir on Monday whose concerns were not of medical care, but instead of the budget uncertainty and its effects on their future. "I expected I would do a lot of talking about medical care for active duty and veterans but they wanted … Continue Reading


February 11, 2013

Kaine, Forbes to Sit Together During State of the Union Address

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine and U.S. Congressman Randy Forbes announced today that they will cross the political aisle to sit together during the President's State of the Union Address tomorrow night. As fellow Virginians and members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, Kaine and Forbes look forward to the opportunity to carry on this bipartisan … Continue Reading


February 11, 2013

Kaine Visits Fort Belvoir to Discuss Budget Crisis, Sequester

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, traveled to Fort Belvoir today to visit the hospital, participate in a roundtable with wounded warriors, and tour the base. "The Fort Belvoir Community Hospital is a great example of the care our returning warriors deserve," said Kaine. "I was honored to meet with wounded warriors and members of their families today to discuss their concerns and to ask for their advice as I take on this new role. These … Continue Reading


February 07, 2013

Statements of U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine on Nomination of Marilyn Tavenner as CMS Administrator

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) issued the following statements upon today's nomination of Marilyn Tavenner as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: "I applaud the nomination of Marilyn Tavenner to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services," Sen. Warner said. "Marilyn is the real deal: she began her career as a nurse and rose to become CEO of a leading healthcare company. Today she serves at the highest … Continue Reading


February 07, 2013

Kaine Questions Panetta on Sequestration, Delayed USS Truman Deployment at Hearing

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine questioned Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey on the devastating effects sequestration is already having in Virginia. In a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Kaine voiced his agreement with Panetta that the greatest threat to our national security today is budget uncertainty. During his testimony, Panetta noted that budget uncertainty, "could prompt the greatest national … Continue Reading


February 06, 2013

Kaine Statement on Delayed Deployment of USS Harry S. Truman from Norfolk

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement following the announcement by the Secretary of Defense today that the USS Harry S. Truman will not be deployed from Norfolk, Va. this week for CENTCOM: "Today's decision regarding the Norfolk-based USS Harry S. Truman is the clearest sign yet that continued budget uncertainty will have a direct and dangerous impact on our national security and military readiness - not to … Continue Reading


February 05, 2013

Kaine Statement on President Obama's Call to Avert Sequester Cuts

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on President Barack Obama's call to avert the March 1 sequester cuts with a balanced package of spending cuts and revenue: "I agree with President Obama - the sequester was never intended to take effect, and it doesn't have to. I strongly believe the budget should drive decisions about spending and revenue, rather than self-imposed crises. I look forward to working with my colleagues to find a balanced solution to … Continue Reading


February 04, 2013

In Arlington, Kaine Meets With Defense Contractors On Sequester Cuts, Fiscal Uncertainty

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today met with more than two dozen defense contractors in Northern Virginia to discuss the possible impact of sequester cuts on the defense industry and on Northern Virginia's economy, as well as ongoing uncertainty over the current year's appropriations. During the roundtable, Kaine listened to the ideas and concerns of industry leaders and renewed his commitment to averting drastic across-the-board … Continue Reading


February 01, 2013

In Hagel Confirmation Hearing, Sen. Kaine Addresses Sequestration Effects on VA, Military Community

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine today questioned Secretary of Defense nominee Senator Chuck Hagel during his confirmation hearing on important issues affecting the nation's security, Virginia's economy, and the success of service members once they leave active duty. Hagel was introduced by former Senator and long-time member of the Armed Services Committee, John Warner. During his opening comments, Kaine said Warner, a former Secretary of the Navy and United States Senator from … Continue Reading


January 29, 2013

Kaine Statement on Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the immigration reform proposals announced this week. "I am heartened by the bipartisan approach to immigration reform that's been forged by my colleagues in the Senate. I am also encouraged by the President's remarks today. I believe immigration is fundamentally a question of talent. Any attempt to improve our immigration system should strive to attract and retain the most talented people in the world who … Continue Reading

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