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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement today on the proposal that Syria place its chemical weapons under international control and abide by the terms of the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention.   “I’m pleased that the President’s decision to seek congressional authorization for a military strike in Syria – and a subsequent...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark R. Warner are urging the White House to include funds in the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget to move forward on the Craney Island eastward expansion project at the Port of Virginia.   The Virginia senators made their request in a joint letter today to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Jo-Ellen Darcy, the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army for Civil Works. The text of the letter is be...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, held a roundtable today with veterans and members of the Norfolk community to discuss the issue of war powers and the process of consultation between the executive and legislative branches on military action. Kaine has long called for the President to fully consult with Congress before initiating military action in response to the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons in viola...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, traveled to Petersburg for a campus tour of Virginia State University and met with Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) cadets. During his visit, Kaine discussed the ongoing debate in Congress over the use of military force in Syria to respond to the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons to kill civilians, listening to the perspective of cadets and members of th...Continue Reading

  • U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded a $12 million grant to strengthen and re-deck two structurally deficient Interstate 64 bridges over the Maury River in Rockbridge County. More than 9,000 vehicles a day travel across these I-64 eastbound and westbound bridges connecting Covington and Lexington. The bridges, which were built in 1976, recently rated a score of 4 on a scale of 9 in terms of their structural integrity ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement today after a resolution authorizing use of military force in Syria was passed out of the Foreign Relations Committee: “Today I voted for a limited authorization for the use of military force in Syria to respond to Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons to kill civilians, including more tha...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, participated in a Foreign Relations Committee hearing today on the President’s request for authorization of the use of military force in Syria. During the hearing, Kaine questioned Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey about the use of chemical w...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine continued to voice support this weekend for the President’s decision to seek congressional approval of military action in response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons and has expressed confidence that Congress will come together with the Administration to respond to the violation of an international norm that’s been in place for 90 years. Kaine has been active on the issue of consultation between the executiv...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement today in response to the President’s announcement that he will seek congressional authorization for military action in Syria: “I strongly support the President’s decision to seek congressional approval of military action in response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons. Our nation is stro...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, the Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources, and the Virginia Seafood Council on the Rappahannock River today to view public oyster grounds and oyster sanctuaries before touring Rappahannock River Oyster Company.  Throughout the day, Kaine applauded Virginia’s continued oyster restoration efforts that have allowed the Chesapeake Bay oyster population to rebound in recent years. “As g...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine today traveled to Culpeper to join Amtrak representatives for a tour of the Amtrak station and learn about the positive impact it has had on commuters and the region’s economy. The station, which saw 12,608 boardings and alightings in 2012, was built in 1904 and is a part of the Lynchburg route that has operated since 2009 and was one of Amtrak’s most profitable lines last year. In Virginia alone,...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services Committee, toured Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren where he visited the Aegis Training and Readiness Center and Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). Throughout the tour, Kaine spoke with employees about his continued efforts to replace harmful sequester cuts and provide more budget certainty for the defense community.   “It's great to be back at Dahlgr...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement in response to Secretary of State John Kerry’s comments today on the use of chemical weapons in Syria:  “The use of chemical weapons and indiscriminate killing of Syrian citizens by the Assad regime is despicable.  Secretary Kerry’s efforts to work with our allies and partners on an ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, today released the following statement calling for the U.S. government to immediately cease assistance to the Egyptian government as the Obama Administration and Congress conduct a thorough policy review: “I continue to be deeply troubled by the ongoing violence in Egypt.  I strongly urge a stop to the indiscriminate killing of innoc...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine visited Bedford County and South Boston to learn more about regional economic development efforts and hosted an open house at his Danville office. In Bedford County, Kaine toured the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) that works to bring public and private partners together to foster innovation and encourage workforce development in the fields of science and technology. While at the facility, Kaine also v...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine participated in educational events in Harrisonburg and Waynesboro, attended the Rockingham County Fair and held an open house at his regional office in Roanoke. In the morning, Kaine joined educators and administrators at the 2013-2014 school year opening of the Harrisonburg City School System, where he spoke about the importance of investing in education and preparing students to succeed in a 21st century economy and congratulated teac...Continue Reading

  • Waynesboro, VA – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement regarding Egypt today while traveling through the Shenandoah Valley: “The latest wave of violence in Egypt and the return to a State of Emergency are extremely troubling.  I extend my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those who have been killed or wounded in recent days and call on all pa...Continue Reading

  • On Thursday, August 15, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will host an open house at his Roanoke regional office. During the event, Kaine will speak with constituents about the critical work his staff in Roanoke and across the state does to help Virginians as they navigate issues with federal agencies and other concerns. Kaine has six regional offices in Virginia located in Danville, Manassas, Norton, Richmond, Roanoke and Virginia Beach. If you plan to attend, pleas...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner announced today that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and the New College Foundation a $500,000 grant to expand the New College Institute (NCI) in Martinsville. The NCI’s proposed workforce training facility will train students in the high-demand fields of advanced manufacturing, technology and health care. NCI will use the ARC funding, matched by $...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined seventy-five U.S. Senators in a bipartisan letter sent to President Obama to call for tougher sanctions against Iran.   The letter was circulated by Senators Kaine, Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bob Casey (D-PA), Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). In their letter to President Obama, the 76 Senators write: “But until we see a significant slowdown of Iran’s nuclear activities, we believe our n...Continue Reading