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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) issued the following statement applauding today’s House passage of the Fiscal Year 2022 spending package, which will fund the federal government, deliver crucial aid to Ukraine, and finally release hundreds of millions of dollars in funding available through the bipartisan infrastructure law: “We are pleased to see the House of Representatives vote to pass a full-year spending package, which w...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), Chairman of the SFRC Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, today unveiled the United States-Colombia Strategic Alliance Act of 2022, a new legislative initiative that lays out a comprehensive agenda for U.S.-Colombia relations focused on expanding engagement on issues of inclusive economic growth, anti-corruption, intern...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine applauded passage of bipartisan legislation he cosponsored to set the United States Postal Service (USPS) on a more sustainable financial footing and promote long-term reliable service across the Commonwealth and country. The bipartisan Postal Service Reform Act strengthens transparency and accountability for USPS performance, eliminates unnecessary financial burdens, and helps ensure USPS can better serve the American people. Having passed th...Continue Reading

  • Bipartisan resolution condemns series of bomb threats at Norfolk State University, Hampton University, and other Historically Black Colleges and Universities WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded Senate passage of a bipartisan resolution condemning a recent series of bomb threats at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and reaffirming the government’s commitment to combatting violence against students, faculty, and staff. The r...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded $1,530,000 in federal funding awarded to school districts across the Commonwealth. The funds were administered through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of two programs: the 2021 American Rescue Plan Electric School Bus Rebates and the annual 2021 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) School Bus Rebates. The funds will go towards the replacement of old diesel school buses with new e...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tim Kaine cosponsored the bipartisan Ban Russian Energy Imports Act, which was recently introduced by Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). The legislation would prohibit the importation of Russian crude oil, petroleum products, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and coal. Reuters reported that in 2021, the United States imported an average of more than 20.4 million barrels of crude and refined products per month from Russia. That’s about ei...Continue Reading

  • A Public Option Would Increase Competition in the Marketplace & Drive Down Prices WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee, and U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) sent a letter to President Joe Biden, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Shalanda D. Young, urg...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) Committee, announced his co-sponsorship of the bipartisan Helping Emergency Responders Overcome (HERO) Act, which would support the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) data collection efforts on first responder suicides and direct HHS to develop best practices for identifying and treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and combating suicide a...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced the designation of $52,738,308 in federal funding awarded to the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads to make up for lost revenues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are glad to see these federal dollars go directly to Hampton Roads to invest in the region’s transportation grid,” the Senators said. “As we continue to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is cr...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine today announced $350,000 in federal funding for Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc. (HOME) in Richmond to support fair housing. The funding was awarded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Fair Housing Initiatives Program. Supplemental funding for the Fair Housing Initiatives Program was included in the American Rescue Plan, supported by Senators Warner and Kaine. “Too many V...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-MD) announced $120,145,016 in federal funding for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). This funding, awarded through the Department of Transportation (DOT), was authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) supported by the Senators and signed by President Joe Biden. “One year ago, we voted to pass a historic piece of legislation to help stre...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced a Senate resolution celebrating the centennial of Navy aircraft carriers. “Aircraft carriers are instrumental to our national security,” said the Senators. “In the century since America’s first aircraft carrier, the USS Langley, was commissioned in Portsmouth, Virginia has continued to play a major role in building these ships. Eve...Continue Reading

  • 70% of Black and 70% of American Indian or Alaska Native Students Experienced Food Insecurity, Housing Insecurity, or Homelessness WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined Senator Elizabeth Warren, as well as a bicameral group of their colleagues, in urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Thomas Vilsack to issue guidance clarifying college students’ eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to address the gro...Continue Reading

  • Legislation Would Improve Access To Resources And Education For People Living With Long COVID WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) Committee, led the introduction of the Comprehensive Access to Resources and Education (CARE) for Long COVID Act, legislation to help people living with long-term COVID-19 symptoms. This bill would improve research on long COVID as well as provide resources for pe...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine issued the following statement after President Biden delivered his first State of the Union address:  “Americans are comeback people, and few people know that better than Joe Biden. Tonight, he laid out a unifying framework for our comeback from an immensely challenging two years, and set a clear vision for how we can rebuild our economy, defend democracy, and address the urgent health needs of our communities. America has shown r...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined Senators Dick Durbin, Bob Menendez, and Rob Portman, as well as 37 other senators, in sending a bipartisan letter to President Biden urging the Administration to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Ukrainians in the United States following the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. According to the Department of State, 29,510 nonimmigrant visas were issued to Ukrainian nationals in Fiscal Year 2020. “In li...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee focused on democracy and human rights, released the following statement applauding International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Karim Khan’s announcement that he will launch an investigation into war crimes or crimes against humanity in Ukraine: “The ICC opening an investigation into Vladimir Putin’s actions in Ukraine is a step in the right direction and could allow P...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement ahead of President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address: “When President Biden delivers his State of the Union address, I'd like to hear him discuss positive signs of a great American comeback, including strong wage, job, and GDP growth, after two difficult years of the COVID pandemic. While challenges remain at home and abroad, especially stemming from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, I’m conf...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine today sent a letter to President Biden recommending candidates for the vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. In their letter, the Senators recommended Mr. Jamar Walker, who has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia since 2015, and Judge Kevin Duffan, who has been a Circuit Court Judge on the 2nd Judicial Circuit in Virginia Beach, Virginia since April 2020. &...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after voting in favor of the motion to proceed to the Women’s Health Protection Act: “I am a cosponsor of the Women’s Health Protection Act and voted yes on the motion to proceed to the legislation. While I am convinced that the bill can be improved by a full floor debate and amendment process, it is necessary. Like many Americans, I am personally pro-life but support the core hold...Continue Reading