Press Releases

December 07, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $300,000 To Support Danville Innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $300,000 for Southside Business Technology Center, Inc. in Danville, a group that funds local entrepreneurs to support start-up companies. This money will support the Launch Place Seed Fund2, a non-profit that is working to diversify the Dan River region's economy through entrepreneurship. The goal of the project is to support the region's transition to an economy that recruits, retains, and develops start-up … Continue Reading


December 06, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $15.5 Million For Virginia Inland Port Improvements

Expansion of tracks will help alleviate big truck congestion on I-81 and other Virginia roads WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced that the Department of Transportation is awarding the Port of Virginia $15,500,197 to increase terminal capacity at the Virginia Inland Port (VIP) in Front Royal. The Port of Virginia built the inland port 30 years ago to extend the reach of Virginia's ports, help distribute commerce among both highways and railroads, and … Continue Reading


December 06, 2018

Murray, Kaine, and Senate Democrats Urge Department of Justice Watchdog to Investigate Decision-Making Process for Epstein Case

In 2007, then-U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta entered a non-prosecution agreement with Jeffrey Epstein, accused of abusing and coercing young girls into sex acts According to new Miami Herald investigation, Epstein was given "the deal of a lifetime" Senate Democrats raised alarm during Acosta's nomination process for Secretary of Labor, new details raise further questions about Acosta's handling of the case Washington, D.C. - Led by U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the … Continue Reading


December 06, 2018

Kaine & Warner Celebrate Pay Raise Progress For Federal Employees In Virginia Beach And Norfolk

The Senators have pushed the Trump Administration to approve these raises that now await Trump's authorization If authorized, a locality pay adjustment will go into effect January 2019 for approximately 30,400 Virginians WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark R. Warner are celebrating new progress in their efforts toward securing a much-deserved pay raise for federal employees in Virginia Beach and Norfolk starting in January of 2019. In November, the Federal Salary … Continue Reading


December 06, 2018

Murray, Kaine, and Senate Democrats Urge Department of Justice Watchdog to Investigate Decision-Making Process for Epstein Case

In 2007, then-U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta entered a non-prosecution agreement with Jeffrey Epstein, accused of abusing and coercing young girls into sex acts According to new Miami Herald investigation, Epstein was given "the deal of a lifetime" Senate Democrats raised alarm during Acosta's nomination process for Secretary of Labor, new details raise further questions about Acosta's handling of the case Washington, D.C. - Led by U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the … Continue Reading


December 03, 2018

Kaine, Coons Statement Calling For Release Of Americans Wrongfully Detained In Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Chris Coons, both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement calling for the release of the American citizens and legal residents wrongfully detained in Iran: "As members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, we call for the immediate release of all wrongfully imprisoned on groundless charges by the Iranian regime. This includes those individuals listed in a heartbreaking letter written by their … Continue Reading


December 03, 2018

Kaine Announces New State Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced that Keren Charles Dongo will assume the role of his office's State Director following the retirement of current State Director John Knapp at the end of this year. "I'm so proud of John's work over the past six years and am grateful to have Keren serve as my new State Director," Kaine said. "John has been a keen listener and advocate for Virginians, and his dedication has helped me and my staff better serve the Commonwealth. With her … Continue Reading


December 01, 2018

Kaine Statement On The Passing of President George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the passing of President George H.W. Bush: "President Bush stands as a model of dignity in public service. Whether flying 58 combat missions in World War II, signing the Americans with Disabilities Act, or bringing the Cold War to a peaceful end, he carried his accomplishments with unparalleled humility. He lived a long life devoted to his country, dying old and full of days. I am saddened by his passing, and … Continue Reading


November 29, 2018

VIDEO/AUDIO: Kaine Speaks As Senate Advances His Bill To Combat Alzheimer's Disease

Watch his remarks here: https://timkaine.box.com/s/2cet2at0pgaebh85ahtxzgk1k4177dsq Download audio of his remarks here: https://timkaine.box.com/s/axnj3lqr62cr3tn5ipbrx1g7sj4c5s5d WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, applauded Committee passage of legislation he introduced with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) called the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act. This … Continue Reading


November 28, 2018

Kaine Statement On Vote To Move Yemen War Powers Resolution To Senate Floor

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 63-37 to move the resolution to cease U.S. support for the war in Yemen to the Senate floor: "We sent an important message today - that Congress will stand up to Saudi leadership when the Trump Administration won't, and that Saudi Arabia will face consequences for the murder of Virginia resident Jamal Khashoggi as well as … Continue Reading


November 26, 2018

Kaine Statement Calling For Senate To Pass Resolution Ending U.S. Support For 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 calling on his colleagues to vote this week to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen: "The U.S. inserted itself into a civil war that's killed thousands of civilians and forced millions more to the brink of famine. As President Trump doubles down on his support for Saudi Arabia in the wake of the state-sponsored murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the … Continue Reading


November 20, 2018

Kaine Statement on Trump's Response to Khashoggi Murder

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 Trump's response to U.S. intelligence reports concluding that the Saudi crown prince ordered the death of Virginia resident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi: "Standing with Saudi Arabia is not 'America First!' President Trump has sided with a murderous regime over patriotic American intelligence officials. In light of this latest … Continue Reading


November 19, 2018

Warner, Kaine Urge GSA to Help Federal Workers Manage New Tax Costs for Relocation Expenses

~ This is the first time moving costs would have serious tax implications for some civilian federal employees ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) called on the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) to do more to help federal workers manage the burden of new taxes on relocation expenses. The tax bill passed last year eliminated the deduction for job-related moving costs, as well as the exclusion for reimbursements or in-kind contributions made by … Continue Reading


November 19, 2018

Warner & Kaine Call on VA to Resolve Payment Issue That Could Force Veterans Into Homelessness

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine called on Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie to address the lack of timely payments of housing stipends to veterans through the Post-9/11 GI Bill, causing undue financial burden on veterans and their families. Warner and Kaine explained that the failure to ensure prompt payments has caused some veterans to be displaced from their homes, hurt their ability to afford basic necessities, and prevented them from pursuing … Continue Reading


November 15, 2018

Warner, Kaine Bill that Awards Congressional Gold Medal to Four African American Women for Their Work at NASA Langley Passes Senate

~ Bipartisan legislation will award Congressional Gold Medals to Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Dr. Christine Darden for their groundbreaking contributions ~ WASHINGTON - Today, bipartisan legislation introduced by Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) to award four African American women scientists the Congressional Gold Medal for their work at NASA Langley passed the U.S. Senate with unanimous support. The bill would give this distinction to Katherine Johnson … Continue Reading


November 15, 2018

Kaine Statement On FDA Changes To Protect Young People From Tobacco Products

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the federal agency that oversees tobacco regulation, announced new changes to protect young people from tobacco products: "We have seen an alarming increase in young people using e-cigarettes because of kid-friendly flavors and irresponsible marketing by e-cigarette manufacturers, and for … Continue Reading


November 15, 2018

Cornyn, Kaine Introduce Legislation to Reform TIFIA Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) today introduced the Revitalizing American Priorities for Infrastructure Development (RAPID) Act, which would encourage greater participation in the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program by expediting projects meeting certain specifications and ensure Congress, applicants, and the public are well-informed about projects seeking funding. "The TIFIA program is an invaluable tool … Continue Reading


November 15, 2018

Kaine Statement On Treasury Sanctioning 17 Saudis For Involvement In Khashoggi Murder

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on sanctions announced by the U.S. Treasury Department on 17 Saudis for involvement in Jamal Khashoggi's murder: "The sanctions announced by the Treasury Department are an important, but insufficient step towards holding Saudi Arabia accountable for the state-sponsored murder of Virginia resident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi. I am disturbed … Continue Reading


November 14, 2018

Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $4.5 Million to Construct Broadband Infrastructure in Southwest Virginia and on the Eastern Shore

WASHINGTON - Today U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $4,799,911 in federal funds to boost broadband access in Southwest Virginia and on the Eastern Shore. The funding, awarded through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Community Connect Grant Program, will be used to construct and expand broadband access in rural and underserved communities. "Broadband access is vital to the economic success of the Commonwealth and the nation," the Senators … Continue Reading


November 13, 2018

Kaine, Hatch Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Protect Veterans & Low-Income Families From Housing Discrimination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced the Fair Housing Improvement Act of 2018 to protect veterans and low-income families from housing discrimination. Many veterans and low-income families pay their rent through vouchers, and as it stands now, landlords can discriminate against them, denying housing based on how they pay rent. The Fair Housing Improvement Act would expand the Fair Housing Act's protections to prohibit housing discrimination … Continue Reading

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