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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $5,740,241 in federal grant funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start and Early Head Start programs throughout Virginia. “These programs are critical to help ensure that our schools and organizations across the Commonwealth have the resources they need to support our future leaders,” the Senators said. “We’re excited to see this funding...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $10,022,292 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Virginia health centers.  “This federal funding will support centers who are doing life-saving work in their communities during the ongoing health crisis,” the Senators said. “We’re pleased to see these federal dollars go towards supporting Virginia health centers.” T...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine celebrated Senate passage of three bills to rename United States Postal Service (USPS) facilities in Hopewell, Leesburg, and Midlothian after three Virginians who made significant contributions to both the Commonwealth and the nation: Reverend Curtis West Harris, Norman Duncan, and Dorothy Braden Bruce. “The renaming of these post offices reflects long overdue gratitude for the work Reverend Harris, Mr. Duncan, and Mrs. Br...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined his colleagues in urging Senate leaders to include in the next COVID-19 relief package an extension of two critical financial lifelines for Americans affected by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis.  Currently, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program – which provides unemployment assistance to domestic workers, freelance workers, contractors, and other workers in alternative work arrangements – a...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine are now accepting applications for the position of U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia to succeed U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady, who took senior status on May 1, 2020. An independent panel of lawyers assembled by the Senators will review applications and interview qualified individuals. The Senators will then use those recommendations, as well as input from bar associations and experts, as...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on President-elect Biden’s decision to nominate Antony Blinken as Secretary of State, Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of Homeland Security, Linda Thomas-Greenfield as Ambassador to the United Nations, and Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence as well as his decision to appoint Jake Sullivan as National Security Advisor and Joh...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Mark Warner (D-VA) urged the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) to take immediate action to protect miners from excess silica exposure after the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General (OIG) published a report on the inadequate measures currently in place to protect miners from the harmful carcinogen linked to deadly respiratory diseases such as black ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner, Tim Kaine, and Gary Peters, introduced legislation that would block the implementation of an October 21 Executive Order by President Trump that would make it easier for the Administration to fire non-partisan civil servants with policy expertise.  “We cannot allow the President to deny federal employees crucial workplace protections,” said Senators Warner and Kaine. “Our federal workforce has been under unpreced...Continue Reading

  • 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 Iraq: “We need to bring our troops home, but we must do so as part of a strategy that does not jeopardize the safety of Americans in the U.S. and abroad. There was no doubt the final days of this Administration would be tumultuous, but the haphazard nature of...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Tim Kaine (Va.), along with U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver, II (Mo.) and Steve Stivers (Ohio), announced that the Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial Commemorative Coin Act passed the Senate and is on its way to the President’s desk. The bipartisan legislation directs the U.S. Treasury to mint a coin to commemorate the Centennial of Negro Leagues Baseball. “The incredible ability, excitement, and sportsmanship that baseb...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Prince William County will be awarded $94,489,915 in federal funding for public transit. The funding was authorized by the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act supported by Sens. Warner and Kaine, and will support operating, administrative, capital, and preventive maintenance costs for Virginia Railway Express (...Continue Reading

  • You can watch the full speech here. WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine delivered a speech on the Senate floor urging his Republican Senate colleagues to support the necessary, peaceful post-election transition process from the current Administration to the incoming Biden-Harris Administration. “With COVID cases rising, hospitalizations increasing, deaths tragically multiplying, and people and businesses still suffering, we should be laser focused on crushing this virus a...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Office of Professional Responsibility’s (OPR) finding that, while U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta’s 2006 non-prosecution agreement with Jeffrey Epstein demonstrated “poor judgment,” Acosta and others in his office did not commit prosecutorial misconduct or violate the law: “How is letting a child sex trafficker walk free anything but gross professional misconduct? How is keeping...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine sent a letter to General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily W. Murphy calling on the GSA to begin the official post-election transition process so that the incoming Biden Administration may utilize all available resources and funding to ensure a smooth transition into the President-elect and Vice President-elect’s new official capacities. The letter follows a recent report stating that GSA Administrat...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement as oral arguments in California v. Texas begin at the Supreme Court: “It’s a sad day when the Administration argues Americans’ health insurance premiums should go up, millions with pre-existing conditions should be denied coverage, and young adults should be kicked off their parents’ plans. As the Supreme Court hears oral arguments over the fate of the ACA this morning, I pray the just...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the firing of Secretary of Defense Mark Esper: “Secretary Esper has served this nation honorably despite the many challenges posed by this President.  This country owes a significant debt of gratitude to Secretary Esper and the countless public servants at DOD that will have to work in the tumultuous remaining weeks ahead o...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $1,526,115 in federal funding to help Virginians access affordable housing across the Commonwealth. The funding was awarded through the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, and authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. “As housing insecurity continues to rise for many Virginians due to the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, now ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded $1,532,367 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide broadband service to rural areas in Virginia through the ReConnect Program, to which Congress allocated $550 million. The funding will be used to install a fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network that will connect 1,964 residents, 34 businesses, 27 farms, a fire station, and two post offices to high-speed broadband internet in B...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) have introduced the Reaching America’s Rural Minority Businesses Act, which would authorize the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) within the Department of Commerce to establish up to 10 business centers at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to serve rural and underserved communities. MBDA’s existing Minority Business Centers are concentrated in select urban areas in 18 states, ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation will receive $14,420,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Grant Program. This funding will go towards replacing an existing double-track rail bridge with two new double-track rail bridges, expanding passenger rail capacity in the Washington...Continue Reading