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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – In Roanoke today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine met with women community leaders to discuss issues that impact local businesses and families and learn more about economic development in the region. The visit is Kaine’s latest stop on a two-week tour across the Commonwealth. During the discussion, Kaine described why passage of a two-year budget agreement is so important for the local economy and small businesses in the Roanoke Valley. “We don't know how to best...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine along with U.S. Representatives Randy Forbes and Robert Hurt applauded today’s announcement that Fort Pickett, Virginia will be the location for a new Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC) to train U.S. diplomatic and government personnel assigned to high-threat posts around the world. After a multi-year exhaustive search for the best site, the Administration has determined Fort Pickett is the best site to meet the...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine continued his statewide tour of the Commonwealth in the Martinsville and Henry County area where he joined U.S. Representatives Robert Hurt and Morgan Griffith at the groundbreaking of the Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre. During the ceremony, Kaine praised the extraordinary work done to receive a site permit in line with environmental standards and begin the process of developing the site. Henry County and the Martinsville-Henry Co. Ec...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the murder of Carlos Mejia Orellana in Honduras: “I was shocked to learn of the murder of Carlos Mejia Orellana, journalist and marketing director of Jesuit founded Radio Progreso in Honduras.  My prayers go out to Carlos’s friends and family in the  El Progreso community that welcomed me as a young student in the 1980’s. “Too often, Honduran officials have dismissed threats and ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine continued his two-week tour of Virginia in Hampton with a visit to the NASA Langley Research Center. Throughout the tour, Kaine discussed the importance of NASA Langley’s role in growing and diversifying the regional economy and attracting talented workers. "NASA is a great player in Virginia and Langley is a fantastic center for aeronautical and aviation related research," said Kaine. "With wonderful private sector partners here too, ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine kicked off a two-week tour of Virginia at the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Commonwealth Breakfast where he thanked the Chamber for its work to spur business growth and economic development in the region. During the breakfast, Kaine heard from local business leaders about issues impacting the regional economy, before discussing ways to bring job creation and economic growth to Charlottesville, including his efforts in ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on yesterday’s shootings in Overland Park, Kansas: "Passover starts tonight.  It's a remarkable and meaningful commemoration of God's protection of an oppressed and enslaved Jewish people in Egypt thousands of years ago.  All over the world, people will sit down to a Seder meal and recount the story of bondage to freedom that describes Jewish history, but also offers hope to all peoples and to all in...Continue Reading

  • On Saturday, April 12th, Senator Tim Kaine kicked off his Citizen Day initiative by joining volunteers with Operation Paintbrush to repaint the home of elderly Henrico County residents in need.   Modeled after an initiative he launched as Lieutenant Governor, Citizen Days are an opportunity for Tim to share his passion for public service by bringing Virginians together to participate in service projects across the Commonwealth.  Citizen Days will also be a chance for Tim to highl...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Rep. Jim Moran, (D-VA-8) announced today that the Air Force has decided not to relocate the Office of Scientific Research from its current site in Arlington to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. In January, Sens. Warner and Kaine and Rep. Moran wrote a letter urging the Air Force to reconsider the proposed move. The Office of Scientific Research employs 170 in the heart of Northern Virginia’s technology corr...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine led 24 of his Senate colleagues in sending a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee urging them to increase support for career and technical education (CTE) through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act State Grant program. “CTE programs continue to evolve and expand to meet the needs of students who want the training and education necessary...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine sent a letter to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg expressing concern that recent FDA approval of Zohydro ER could have a negative impact on Virginia communities. Zohydro is the first drug approved by the FDA with a formulation of hydrocodone not combined with an analgesic, making it the purest form of the product. “As you know, there has been a significant economic and public health impact due to op...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked consideration of the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would help close the pay gap by empowering women to negotiate for equal pay, closing loopholes courts have created in the law, creating strong incentives for employers to obey the laws and strengthening federal outreach and enforcement efforts: “I regret that many of my Senate colleagues chose to deny hard-working wom...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing today, Secretary of State John Kerry assured U.S. Senator Tim Kaine that, despite recent consideration of other sites, Fort Pickett, Virginia remains the State Department’s top choice for a Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC) to train U.S. diplomatic and government personnel assigned to high-threat posts around the world. According to the State Department, Fort Pickett is the best site to meet State&#...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement in honor of National Equal Pay Day: “Today, on Equal Pay Day, I reaffirm my commitment to ensuring women have the tools they need to address wage discrimination and close the gender pay gap. It is unacceptable that in 2014, women in Virginia make 79 cents for every dollar a man makes. “This isn’t just a women’s issue, it’s a family and economic issue. Such pay disparity decreases the wa...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on passage of a bipartisan compromise to restore emergency unemployment insurance benefits for more than 2 million long-term unemployed Americans today, including as many as 20,000 Virginians, according to some estimates: “Today, the Senate came together to help the nation’s most vulnerable by reaching a bipartisan compromise to restore emergency unemployment benefits for more than 2 million long-term un...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Syrian Humanitarian Resolution of 2014 (S. Res. 384), introduced by U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Marco Rubio, was unanimously approved by the Senate late last week. The resolution requires the President to develop and submit to Congress within 90 days a more robust U.S. strategy for addressing the Syria humanitarian crisis. S. Res. 384 condemns the unlawful use of violence against civilians in Syria, urges all parties in the country to allow for immediate, unfettered ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement in advance of India's national election:   “On April 7, 800 million Indians of astounding linguistic and religious diversity will head to the polls for India’s 16th national election since independence. This will be the largest exercise of democracy in history.  On behalf of the United States Senate, I convey my admiration and best wishes to the people of India.    “As th...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine hosted a roundtable discussion in Falls Church on Friday with Asian-American community leaders and small business owners to discuss economic issues impacting Asian-Americans, as well as the importance of building stronger U.S. trade relationships. “Today, success in the global economy is about education and global connections,” said Kaine. “If you have global connections you’ll be stronger. A global connection can be a Dulle...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on today’s elections in Afghanistan: "The Afghan people sent a message of resilience and determination during today's presidential and provincial elections. Initial reporting indicates voter turnout was high.  The Afghan people demonstrated a commitment to defy those who seek to intimidate them through violence. Their perseverance and courage is an example for us all. I send my congratulations to all the ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine discussed the positive impacts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for millions of women in Virginia and across the country, sharing the stories of three Virginians: “We have a 27-year-old woman in Charlottesville who was diagnosed with uterine cancer. Before the ACA, her previous insurance plan refused to cover her surgery because cancer was a preexisting condition, but she is now enrolled in a health plan ...Continue Reading