Press Releases

January 03, 2019

Warner & Kaine Sponsor Bill To Provide Back Pay To Federal Workers After Shutdown

Currently, 420,000 federal workers are being forced to work without pay, and another 380,000 federal workers were sent home over the holidays without pay. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined 28 colleagues, led by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Susan Collins (R-ME), in introducing legislation to guarantee back pay as soon as possible for federal workers who go without a paycheck during the current government shutdown. The Government Employee … Continue Reading


January 03, 2019

VIDEO: Kaine Sworn In To 116th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine was sworn in to the 116th United States Congress in a ceremony on the floor of the U.S. Senate. U.S. Senator Mark Warner escorted Kaine to the floor. Kaine was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012 and reelected in 2018. In the 116th Congress, Kaine will continue to serve on the Senate Armed Services; Foreign Relations; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; and Budget Committees. Download video of Kaine's official swearing in, here: … Continue Reading


January 01, 2019

Kaine’s Legislation to Combat Alzheimer’s Signed into Law

Legislation authorizes $100 million over five years to develop a public health approach that will improve prevention, treatment, and care for Alzheimer's Approximately 5.5 million Americans are currently living with this disease Washington, D.C. - Last night, the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act-legislation that, for the first time, will create a public health infrastructure across the country to combat Alzheimer's disease and preserve brain … Continue Reading


December 31, 2018

Senators Urge Trump to Reverse Course, Raise Pay for Federal Employees

~ Senate had approved 1.9 percent pay increase on a bipartisan basis but on December 28, the President unilaterally imposed a pay freeze for non-military federal workers ~ WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) sent a letter to President Donald Trump, urging him in the strongest possible terms to back off a planned pay freeze for civilian federal employees in 2019. "We … Continue Reading


December 31, 2018

Kaine Statement On Navy Block Buy Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today after the Navy announced its intent to block buy two Ford-class aircraft carriers: "I'm thrilled the Navy has decided to pursue a block buy for aircraft carriers, something I've been advocating to save billions in taxpayer dollars and offer more certainty to the Hampton Roads defense community. This smart move will save taxpayer dollars and help ensure the … Continue Reading


December 21, 2018

Warner & Kaine Celebrate Bill Renaming Charlottesville Post Office Becoming Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine celebrated that the bill to rename a Charlottesville post office as the "Captain Humayun Khan Post Office" was signed into law today. U?.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, a graduate of the University of Virginia, was born on September 9, 1976, and died on June 8, 2004, while in service to his country during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was killed by an improvised explosive device outside of his base in Baqubah, Iraq. His efforts that … Continue Reading


December 21, 2018

Kaine Statement On Trump Decision To Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan And Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on President Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and Syria: "Just this month, military leaders confirmed to me that there were no plans to change our military strategy in Afghanistan. The President's decision to withdraw American forces from Syria and Afghanistan on a whim are the latest in a series of reckless decisions by a … Continue Reading


December 20, 2018

Kaine Statement On Resignation Of Secretary Mattis

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the resignation of Secretary of Defense James Mattis: "Secretary Mattis has served this country with distinction and honor for nearly five decades. He is one of the finest public servants I have worked with in 24 years in public life. Mattis protects this nation against the worst instincts of a President who puts our national security at risk. … Continue Reading


December 20, 2018

President Signs Compromise Farm Bill That Legalizes Industrial Hemp Production

~ Legislation includes other Warner-Kaine priorities to increase Chesapeake Bay clean-up funding, protect Va. agricultural products, prevent animal abuse, and fund SNAP ~ WASHINGTON - Today, President Trump signed into law a compromise package that includes Virginia priorities championed by U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA). These include an increase in funding for Chesapeake Bay clean-up efforts, protections for Virginia agricultural products, increased protections to … Continue Reading


December 19, 2018

Kaine Bill to Combat Alzheimer's Disease Will Become Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, praised the House of Representatives' passage of legislation he introduced with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) called the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act. This bill will build out the systems necessary to create a public health infrastructure to combat Alzheimer's disease and promote brain health. The legislation cleared the … Continue Reading


December 18, 2018

Kaine Statement On Senate Passage Of Bipartisan First Step Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Senate passed the First Step Act: "Racial disparities and mandatory minimums have left countless Americans in prison for nonviolent offenses. Passage of this compromise bill is a much-needed first step to fix the sentencing and incarceration policies that have disproportionately hurt communities of color. We should build on this success by pursuing anti-profiling and civil rights reforms to make additional … Continue Reading


December 15, 2018

Kaine Statement on Affordable Care Act Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, issued the following statement today following the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas's ruling that the Affordable Care Act is invalid: "This is devastating news for the tens of millions of Americans who could lose their health care. Americans with a history of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, an injury, or a whole host of other medical conditions who … Continue Reading


December 13, 2018

Kaine Statement On U.S. Senate Vote To End U.S. Support For The War In Yemen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement after the Senate voted 56-41 to cease U.S. support for the war in Yemen and passed a resolution to hold Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi: "Today the Senate showed that we won't stand by silently as the United States supports a war that's killed thousands of people and forced millions more to the … Continue Reading


December 13, 2018

Warner & Kaine Praise Senate Passage Of Bill To Rename Charlottesville Post Office After Captain Khan

Bill now heads to President Trump's desk for signature WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine praised Senate passage of a bill to rename a Charlottesville post office as the "Captain Humayun Khan Post Office." U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, a graduate of the University of Virginia, was born on September 9, 1976, and died on June 8, 2004, while in service to his country during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was killed by an improvised explosive device outside of his base … Continue Reading


December 12, 2018

Senate Passes Landmark Legislation to Combat Alzheimer’s

Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act, legislation authored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Tim Kaine (D-VA). This bipartisan bill would, for the first time, create a public health infrastructure across the country to combat Alzheimer's disease and preserve brain health. The BOLD Act now heads to the House of Representatives … Continue Reading


December 11, 2018

Warner, Kaine Welcome Announcement that WMATA Will Receive $20 Million in Funds to Rehab Seven Virginia Metro Stations

~ Grant money will be used to improve and update outdoor platforms on the Blue and Yellow lines ~ WASHINGTON - Today U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded an announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will receive $20 million in federal funds to support platform rehabilitation work at seven outdoor Metrorail stations in Virginia. The funding provided through the DOT's Better Utilizing … Continue Reading


December 11, 2018

Senate Passes Compromise Farm Bill That Legalizes Industrial Hemp Production

~ Includes other Warner-Kaine priorities to increase Chesapeake Bay clean-up funding, protect Va. agricultural products, prevent animal abuse, and fund SNAP ~ WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Senate passed a compromise package that includes Virginia priorities championed by U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA). These include an increase in funding for Chesapeake Bay clean-up efforts, protections for Virginia agricultural products, increased protections to prevent animal abuse, and … Continue Reading


December 11, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $16.5 Million In Head Start Funding For Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $16,557,883 million in federal grant funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start programs throughout Virginia. "We're pleased to announce funding through the Head Start program to support young children across Virginia," the Senators said. "The Head Start program is important to ensuring that schools and organizations have the resources they need to support early childhood … Continue Reading


December 07, 2018

Kaine, Colleagues Urge DeVos to Hold Student Loan Companies Accountable, Increase Transparency To Ensure Companies Are Following the Law

Following DeVos' troubling pattern of shielding student loan companies from accountability, Senators urge DeVos to increase transparency and accountability for companies receiving taxpayer-funded contracts Senators: "Borrowers, taxpayers, schools, and policymakers are poorly served by the lack of transparency over student loan servicing" Washington, D.C. - Led by U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator … Continue Reading


December 07, 2018

Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation Kaine Cosponsored To Strengthen Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation that was cosponsored by U.S. Senator Tim Kaine and introduced by Senator Tammy Duckworth to help veteran entrepreneurs grow their small businesses and expand economic opportunity. The Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act, which now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives, would allow veteran small business owners to acquire equipment and property that the federal government no longer has a use for by adding … Continue Reading

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