Press Releases

September 26, 2014

Kaine Statement On Britain, Denmark, Belgium Joining Military Coalition Against ISIL

WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement: "Today the multinational coalition to defeat ISIL was made stronger with new commitments of support from Belgium, Denmark and the United Kingdom. I applaud these nations for answering President Obama's call at the United Nations this week by authorizing their … Continue Reading

September 26, 2014

Kaine, Holton Address Career And Technical Education Conference In Richmond

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine and Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton participated in the Association for Career and Technical Education's (ACTE) Region II Leadership Conference in Richmond where they discussed the important role CTE plays in preparing students to succeed in the 21st-century workforce. "I am very excited to join VACTE and the rest of ACTE's Region II members today to talk about what has been one of my greatest passions in the Senate," said Senator … Continue Reading

September 26, 2014

Kaine Joins Governor McAuliffe To Announce Drug Abuse Task Force

WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Governor Terry McAuliffe, Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel and Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran in Richmond to announce the creation of a Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse Task Force. In June, Kaine joined 11 other members of the Virginia Congressional delegation to call on Governor McAuliffe to establish a statewide task force to address the growing heroin epidemic in Virginia. "I am … Continue Reading

September 26, 2014

Kaine Sends Letter To Education Secretary In Support Of Proposed Rule To Combat On-Campus Sexual Violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in support of a recently proposed rule aimed at combatting sexual violence on college and university campuses. The proposed rule on the implementation of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) would require colleges and universities to publish more robust information on incidents in an annual report, as well as clarify that reported incidents should include … Continue Reading

September 24, 2014

Kaine Statement On President Obama’s Address To The Un General Assembly

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released a statement following President Obama's address to the United Nations General Assembly: "Today President Obama challenged the world to join the effort to degrade and destroy ISIL and called on world leaders to root out extremism and sectarianism in their own countries. And while the … Continue Reading

September 24, 2014

Kaine, President Sands Visit Virginia Tech Research Center In Arlington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Dr. Timothy Sands, President of Virginia Tech, to tour the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington and learn about some of the university's research initiatives. "It is important for me to see first-hand the great research projects that are being funded through the partnership you have with different federal agencies because I can use this knowledge during budget deliberations," said Kaine. "It is especially important for Congress … Continue Reading

September 23, 2014

Kaine Addresses Center For American Progress On The Role Of Congress In The Fight Against ISIS

FULL TRANSCRIPT: Well thank you so much. And I want to begin by thanking my good friend Governor Strickland for his kind words and for the invitation of CAP to be here today. There are few people in public life whom I've come to know in 20 years of elected office that I feel as warmly toward both as a public servant and as a person than Ted Strickland. He really sets a great example of public service, but it stems from a moral compass that is undeniable. If you know Ted for five minutes, you … Continue Reading

September 19, 2014

Kaine Applauds Loan For Dam Project In Dickenson County

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine applauded the announcement that the Jordan Hydroelectric Partnership will receive a $1,125,000 guaranteed loan from the Rural Energy for America Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The loan will help fund the development of a 1.8 megawatt hydroelectric station at the John Flannagan Dam in Dickenson County, delivering power to more than 800 homes and reducing yearly carbon dioxide emissions by more than 8,500 tons. "This project is a … Continue Reading

September 18, 2014

Kaine Statement On Passage Of Interim Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Senate passed a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government through December 11, 2014 by a vote of 78-22. "Today I voted in support of an interim spending bill that will keep the government open and prevent another needless shutdown. I continue to believe that short-term stopgaps are the wrong way to budget, but I'm hopeful we will create a long-term solution when we revisit this debate … Continue Reading

September 18, 2014

Warner & Kaine Statement On Nomination Of Elizabeth Dillon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement on the President's nomination of Elizabeth Dillon to serve on the Western District Court of Virginia. If confirmed by the Senate, Ms. Dillon will be the first woman to serve on the Western District bench. "Virginia is fortunate to have the President nominate Elizabeth Dillon to the Western District. Ms. Dillon's career reflects a commitment to public service, a keen legal mind, and the … Continue Reading

September 18, 2014

Kaine, Portman, Baldwin Introduce Bill To Train High-Quality CTE Teachers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Co-Chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, introduced the Creating Quality Technical Educators Act that would create a CTE teacher-training grant partnership to recruit and train high-quality CTE teachers. The Creating Quality Technical Educators Act grant would foster partnerships between high-needs secondary schools and post-secondary institutions to create … Continue Reading

September 17, 2014

Kaine Applauds Portsmouth-Based MV Cape Ray On Successful Mission

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing with Secretary of State John Kerry on the U.S. mission against ISIL, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine took the opportunity to applaud and welcome home the Portsmouth-based MV Cape Ray after a successful mission to neutralize the most dangerous of Syria's declared chemical weapons. "A container ship, the MV Cape Ray, is returning to the Commonwealth of Virginia," Kaine remarked to Secretary Kerry. "A container ship with … Continue Reading

September 17, 2014

Kaine Introduces Authorization for Use of Military Force Against ISIL

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, will introduce a narrow and specific authorization for use of military force against ISIL. As the Foreign Relations Committee prepares to draft a tailored authorization to provide President Obama with authority in the mission to degrade and destroy ISIL, Kaine's proposal is meant to reinforce … Continue Reading

September 16, 2014

In Armed Services Hearing With Hagel, Dempsey, Kaine Makes Case For Congressional Authorization Of Military Force Against ISIL

WASHINGTON, D.C. - During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and General Martin Dempsey today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine reiterated his call for Congress to debate and vote on an authorization for use of U.S. military force against ISIL. "I believe very strongly…that the President does need the authority of Congress to conduct the mission that he described and you discussed today," Kaine said. "That was first tested by a Virginia President, … Continue Reading

September 15, 2014

Kaine Statement In Celebration Of Hispanic Heritage Month

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated September 15 through October 15: "I am proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring generations of Hispanic Americans in Virginia and across the country for their social, cultural and economic contributions to our nation. Through hard work and dedication, Hispanic Americans have contributed to science, the arts, commerce, sports, philanthropy and … Continue Reading

September 15, 2014

Warner & Kaine Call For Investigations Into Chinese Tire Imports

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, along with 29 other senators, sent a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker supporting the Department's decision to initiate investigations into Chinese tire imports and urging it to act to restore fair trade conditions. The investigations are in response to petitions filed by the United Steelworkers (USW) on behalf of U.S. tire workers, who allege that Chinese tire companies are illegally subsidizing … Continue Reading

September 12, 2014

Kaine Stresses The Importance Of Service At Virginia Volunteerism & Service Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine addressed the annual Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference in Richmond where he commemorated the twentieth anniversary of AmeriCorps and participated in the organization's National Swearing-in Ceremony. After leading the conference participants in the AmeriCorps pledge, Kaine spoke about the importance of service and the large impact that AmeriCorps members' personal commitment can have on communities. "All of you who are committing to … Continue Reading

September 11, 2014

Kaine Co-Sponsors Bill To Provide On-Campus Advocates For Survivors Of Sexual Assault

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine co-sponsored the Survivor Outreach and Support Campus Act (S.O.S. Campus Act), legislation sponsored by U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer that would require colleges and universities to establish an independent, on-campus advocate to support survivors of sexual assault. The legislation will require every institution of higher education that receives federal funding to designate an independent advocate for campus sexual assault prevention and response. … Continue Reading

September 11, 2014

Kaine Joins More Than 120 Members Of Congress In Filing Supreme Court Brief In Pregnant Worker Discrimination Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined 126 other members of Congress in filing an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court on behalf of Peggy Young. In her case, Young v. UPS, Ms. Young argues that she was discriminated against in the workplace when her employer refused to provide reasonable accommodations to her job that would have allowed her to continue working during her pregnancy, even though similar accommodations were routinely provided to other employees with similar … Continue Reading

September 11, 2014

Kaine Statement On The 13th Anniversary September 11th Attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today in commemoration of the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001: "Today we honor the memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 in Virginia, New York, and Pennsylvania. As we continue to face new challenges around the world, let us remember the American spirit that united us in the wake of 9/11 and the heroic actions of our first responders and servicemembers who continue … Continue Reading

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