Press Releases

May 06, 2013

Kaine Statement On Passage Of Marketplace Fairness Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act by a vote of 69 to 27. Last week, Kaine discussed the Marketplace Fairness Act across Virginia including in Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, Falls Church and Leesburg: "Merchants across our Commonwealth play by the rules and collect sales tax but big internet retailers have been shielded from that same responsibility. I am pleased we took a bipartisan step today to … Continue Reading

May 03, 2013

Kaine Visits Business Communities In Northern Virginia, Participates In Winchester Parade

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine visited the Eden Center in Falls Church today to meet with members of the Asian-American business community and discuss the ways immigration reform would have a positive impact in the region and throughout Virginia. Kaine, a supporter of comprehensive immigration reform, noted that an improved legal system would continue to draw talent to Virginia's schools and businesses and develop the state's overall competitiveness. "For years we've been talking … Continue Reading

May 02, 2013

Kaine Meets With Harrisonburg Women Business Leaders, Visits Waynesboro And Charlottesville

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine made stops in the Shenandoah Valley today including a roundtable with women business leaders at James Madison University in Harrisonburg and a downtown tour of Waynesboro to learn more about growing the economy in the region. In Harrisonburg and Waynesboro, Kaine discussed the importance of a business-friendly atmosphere to revitalizing local economies. Kaine also discussed the upcoming vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act to level the playing field … Continue Reading

May 01, 2013

Kaine Meets With Business Leaders In Roanoke, Speaks With Female Cadets In Staunton

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Roanoke Mayor Dave Bowers and members of the local business community today to tour the city's downtown and discuss economic development in the region. During the discussion, Kaine expressed his support for the Marketplace Fairness Act that will level the playing field for small businesses in Roanoke and across Virginia that are a major source of job creation. "I support the Marketplace Fairness Act for two reasons," said Kaine. "First, it will … Continue Reading

April 30, 2013

Kaine Meets With Emporia National Guard Families, Attends Town Briefing With Rep. Forbes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services Committee, began his in-state work week in Emporia with families of National Guardsmen and women who were recently activated to discuss ways he can support them in the Senate and thank them for their sacrifices on behalf of the nation. The Emporia-based unit will be the first Virginia National Guard unit to enter federal active duty since last year. "When I sit in Budget Committee hearings or Armed Services hearings and … Continue Reading

April 29, 2013

Sens. Warner, Kaine Join Bipartisan Letter Urging President To Move To Reduce V-A Claims Backlog

WASHINGTON -U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today sent a letter to President Obama urging him to take action to reduce the current backlog of veterans' disability claims. Currently, the average claim takes over 300 days to be resolved. In the letter, Sens. Warner and Kaine, who were joined by 65 other members of the Senate, cited long delays in cities across the country in making the case for swift action to reduce the backlog. "After a decade of war, and despite the … Continue Reading

April 24, 2013

In Armed Services Hearing, Kaine Raises Skepticism On Savings From Proposed BRAC Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Service Committee, today questioned defense officials on their proposal for another Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) Commission. Kaine continued to raise skepticism at the actual savings such a process would yield as opposed to focusing on other savings like the reduction of overseas bases. "If there have been five BRAC rounds adding up to $12 billion in annual savings that's about $2.5 billion per round in a $3.6 … Continue Reading

April 24, 2013

Kaine Announces Additional Members Of Senate Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine today announced additional members of his Virginia based Senate staff. "I'm proud to announce additional members of my Virginia-based team. This diverse group of very talented individuals performs important casework, constituent services and outreach to individuals and groups around the state," said Kaine. "The appointment of two new regional directors will allow our Danville office to open immediately and a Roanoke office to open soon. I am pleased … Continue Reading

April 23, 2013

Kaine Presses Shinseki On Website Loophole That Delayed Treatment For Virginia Veteran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services and Budget Committees, today questioned Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on backlogged requests to the VA, including serious delays in mental health care treatment Virginia veterans have experienced due to a loophole Kaine recently learned of in a website application form. "I am kind of stunned as I hear that we did not have a credible system for dealing electronically with vets claims until you started to do … Continue Reading

April 22, 2013

Kaine Talks Immigration, Talent Issues At A Technology Company In Reston

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine today visited Oracle, a global technology company in Reston, to meet with leaders of the Northern Virginia technology corridor and discuss his efforts to help their businesses grow and thrive, including a comprehensive solution to the nation's broken immigration system. Kaine has advocated comprehensive immigration reform as an important way to attract talent to Virginia businesses that will help them compete and has voiced support for the bipartisan … Continue Reading

April 17, 2013

Kaine Statement On Gun Violence Votes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement regarding the votes today on gun violence measures: "On the sixth anniversary of the horrible shootings at Virginia Tech yesterday, I took to the Senate floor to remember the 32 Hokies who lost their lives. The tragedy happened after a dangerous young man illegally purchased weapons due to flaws in the background records check system. "I told the story of Liviu Librescu, a professor who lost his life barricading a … Continue Reading

April 17, 2013

Kaine Statement On Bipartisan Immigration Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 introduced by Senators Schumer, McCain, Durbin, Graham, Menendez, Rubio, Bennet and Flake: "I am strongly encouraged by this bipartisan bill to fix our broken immigration system. The proposal strengthens border security, creates a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, helps reunite families and … Continue Reading

April 17, 2013

Kaine Presses Hagel, Dempsey On Sequester, BRAC

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, questioned Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey on the impact of sequestration cuts on readiness, as well as how the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) proposal in the defense budget would potentially affect Virginia and whether it's the best way to reduce overall costs. "I worry about the sturm und drang of BRAC. When BRAC is announced what … Continue Reading

April 10, 2013

Kaine, Chambliss, Baucus Introduce Troop Talent Act of 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) introduced the Troop Talent Act of 2013. The bipartisan bill will help ease the transition of servicemembers from active duty to the civilian workforce by improving the alignment of specialty skills acquired in the military with civilian credentials or licenses required for post-service employment. The Troop Talent Act is Kaine's first bill in the U.S. Senate. Last week, Kaine, … Continue Reading

April 10, 2013

Kaine Announces Support For Burwell Nomination During Confirmation Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Budget Committee, participated in the confirmation hearing of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director nominee Sylvia Mathews Burwell today. During the hearing, Kaine announced his support for her nomination based on her decades of experience and track record of bipartisanship. "I think you are the right person for the job at this challenging time and as we wrestle with finding a big picture budget deal. Your combined experience … Continue Reading

April 10, 2013

Kaine Statement On White House Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement in response to the Fiscal Year 2014 budget proposed by the White House today: "The President's budget proposal is a good faith effort to find real compromise between the House and Senate budgets. I'm encouraged by ongoing conversations among my Senate colleagues and look forward to working toward a final budget … Continue Reading

April 09, 2013

Sens. Warner & Kaine Urge Confirmation of Marilyn Tavenner as CMS Administrator

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sens, Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today urged Senate confirmation of the Presidential nomination of Marilyn B. Tavenner of Virginia to serve as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS is the lead federal agency responsible for health care for millions of Americans through its administration of Medicare, Medicaid and programs related to implementation of The Affordable Care Act. The senators, joined today by U.S. House of … Continue Reading

April 05, 2013

Kaine Tours Assateague Island, Meets With Local Leaders in Chincoteague

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine held a roundtable with Mayor John Tarr and other local leaders in Chincoteague today following a tour of Assateague Island. During the tour of Assateague, Kaine visited the beach and discussed the issue of preserving access to Assateague beach with Park Service and Fish & Wildlife Service officials, noting that preservation of this Virginia landmark needs to remain a top priority while still protecting Chincoteague's local economy that relies … Continue Reading

April 04, 2013

Kaine Tours NASA Facility On Wallops Island

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine toured the NASA Facility on Wallops Island today and spoke with employees about the planned launch of the Antares rocket in April and other projects at the flight facility. During his visit, Kaine toured the Antares rocket at the Horizontal Integration Facility and later viewed the pad it will launch from. The Antares rocket will be launched April 17th and will get stood up vertically on the pad on Saturday. Throughout the tour, Kaine discussed the … Continue Reading

April 03, 2013

Kaine Discusses First Bill in Lynchburg, Charlottesville

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine participated in a roundtable with veterans in Lynchburg today to discuss the announcement of his first bill, the Troop Talent Act, which would improve and streamline credentialing for veterans. In the afternoon, Kaine gave a guest lecture to Dr. Larry Sabato's class at the University of Virginia during which he reflected on his first few months as a Senator and outlined his bill that would help ease the transition of servicemembers from active duty to … Continue Reading

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