Press Releases

May 12, 2020

Warner And Kaine Introduce Legislation To Ensure Students Have Access To Internet During Coronavirus Pandemic

The current public health emergency is exacerbating a longstanding "homework gap" that requires immediate action by Congress WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined more than 40 of their colleagues to introduce the Emergency Educational Connections Act, legislation aimed at ensuring K-12 students have adequate home internet connectivity and devices during the coronavirus pandemic. The bill is the Senate companion to legislation recently introduced in the … Continue Reading


May 08, 2020

Kaine Introduces Legislation To Help State And Local Governments Provide Paid Leave During Pandemic

Bill makes state and local governments eligible for Emergency Paid Leave Payroll Tax Credits WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senators Dick Durbin and Tina Smith to introduce a legislative fix that would help state and local governments provide public employees with paid leave when they need it most. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed into law in March, requires many public and private employers to provide paid leave for workers affected by the … Continue Reading


May 08, 2020

In Response to Rising Unemployment, Democrats Introduce Legislation to Invest $15 Billion in Workforce Training Needed to Relaunch the Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee joined Ranking Member Patty Murray and House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott in introducing legislation to invest $15 billion in America's workforce training infrastructure as well as career and technical education. The Relaunching America's Workforce Act authorizes funding to help workers sharpen their skills and quickly re-enter … Continue Reading


May 08, 2020

Warner & Kaine Announce Nearly $8 Million In Federal Funding To Expand COVID-19 Testing Capacity Across Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $7,961,099 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand COVID-19 testing capacity at 26 health centers across Virginia. These grants were awarded as part of the Expanding Capacity for Coronavirus Testing (ECT) program. "We must expand testing capacity for COVID-19 in Virginia and across the country," the Senators said. "This federal funding will directly help health … Continue Reading


May 07, 2020

Video: In Senate Hearing, Kaine Presses Trump Administration On COVID-19 Response

Video: https://timkaine.box.com/s/cbfsu3mzz8d8mj1cezbkyhg3ie4z5i5r WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today in a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine pressed Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), on the Trump Administration's response to the coronavirus and the stark differences in the death toll in the United States vs. South Korea. He asked Dr. Collins why South Korea's death toll increased from 28 on March 3 to … Continue Reading


May 07, 2020

Kaine Statement On Senate Vote To Override Trump Veto Of His Bipartisan War Powers Resolution

Watch video of Kaine's floor speech calling for a veto override here. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after the Senate voted on whether to override Trump's veto of his bipartisan war powers resolution. The vote was 49-44, but did not reach the two-thirds threshold required to override a presidential veto. The resolution would prevent further escalation of hostilities with … Continue Reading


May 06, 2020

Kaine Statement On Trump Veto Of His Bipartisan War Powers Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after President Trump vetoed his bipartisan war powers resolution that passed both the Senate and House. The resolution would prevent further escalation of hostilities with Iran without congressional authorization. "Last year, in President Trump's State of the Union remarks, he said: 'Great nations do not fight endless wars.' But instead of … Continue Reading


May 06, 2020

Kaine Pushes For Emergency Funding To Protect Children From Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senators Bob Casey, Doug Jones, Ron Wyden, Kamala Harris, and Sherrod Brown to release a draft of the Emergency Funding for Child Protection Act, legislation that would provide $500 million in emergency funds for local child protective services and $1 million for community-based child abuse prevention programs. As children and families are staying at home to limit the spread of COVID-19, children who are vulnerable to abuse are at … Continue Reading


May 06, 2020

On Senate Floor, Kaine Calls For Financial Relief For Individuals, State And Local Governments

Highlights coronavirus' impacts on local governments in Abingdon, Fredericksburg, Blacksburg, Staunton, Prince William County Video: https://timkaine.box.com/s/dhr9o6dvcucmo28jx9373bugj0ldulnd WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine gave a floor speech pushing his colleagues to swiftly pass more relief funding for individual Americans and state and local governments to combat the hard-hitting effects of the coronavirus in Virginia and across the country. In the speech, Kaine … Continue Reading


May 06, 2020

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $7 Million for Lynchburg Transit

~ CARES Act allocated funding to the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today announced $7,630,020 in federal funding for the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company (GLTC). 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. "During this health crisis, our public transit has adapted to maintain service so that … Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

Warner & Kaine Introduce $75 Billion Housing Assistance Fund To Help Americans Facing Housing Insecurity Due To COVID-19

Senators warn evictions & foreclosures could have a ripple effect on the economy & could exacerbate public health crisis WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined Senator Reed to introduce legislation to create a $75 billion Housing Assistance Fund to help protect renters, homeowners, and communities by preventing avoidable foreclosures, evictions, and utility shut offs. With the potential for a massive wave of evictions and foreclosures due to … Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

Warner & Kaine Applaud More Than $7 Million for Affordable Housing in Virginia

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today applauded $7,387,190 in federal funding to help promote access to housing in the Commonwealth. The funding was awarded through the CARES Act Admin Fee Regular and Mainstream Voucher Program, which was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act supported by Sens. Warner and Kaine. "In this time of deep uncertainty, the last thing families should have to worry about is whether they can … Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

Warner & Kaine Call for Federal Government to Release & Implement National Plan for Testing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and 39 of their Senate colleagues today to send a letter to President Trump, calling on his administration to develop a comprehensive national strategic plan of action by May 24th to ensure states have sufficient tests to begin safely re-opening. The first case of COVID-19 in the United States was diagnosed in Washington state on January 20, 2020. After 12 weeks, and the appearance of … Continue Reading


May 01, 2020

Warner & Kaine Applaud More Than $36 Million to Support Virginia HBCUs Amid COVID-19

~ Virginia's five HBCUs will be eligible to receive federal funding under the CARES Act ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), members of the Congressional Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Caucus, applauded $36,475,848 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education to support Virginia's five HBCUs. The federal funding was made possible through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund established under the Coronavirus … Continue Reading


May 01, 2020

Warner, Kaine Announce $281,500 in Federal Funds for Water Improvement Projects in Lee & Wise Counties

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Lee and Wise Counties will receive $259,000 and $22,500 in federal funds, respectively, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for water improvement projects. "We are pleased to announce these federal dollars to improve water infrastructure in these communities," said the Senators. "These projects aim to improve water quality for Virginia families." The Wise County Public Service Authority in Wise, … Continue Reading


April 30, 2020

Kaine On Morning Joe: Support State And Local Governments To Prevent Layoffs Of First Responders

Watch here: https://timkaine.box.com/s/xa5ad4i4xey3zzb9auc6bmv3hbiz8ll9 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today on MSNBC's Morning Joe, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine called for Congress to pass more COVID-19 relief funding for state and local governments to prevent layoffs of critical personnel, including firefighters, police officers, and other first responders. "Most states are doing their budgets right now. Most localities are doing their budgets right now. And get this - they are having them contemplate … Continue Reading


April 29, 2020

Warner & Kaine Push To Strengthen Food Assistance Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) keeps food on the table, families from slipping into poverty WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined their colleagues, led by Senators Jeff Merkley and Chris Murphy, in urging Senate leadership to support and strengthen SNAP- formerly known as food stamps-to help ensure that families across America can keep food on their tables despite the mounting economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. "Given … Continue Reading


April 29, 2020

Warner, Kaine Applaud More Than $10 Million in Federal Funding for Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services

~ Funding can be used to pay for necessary equipment and supplies, as well as to address inmate needs ~ WASHINGTON - Today U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded $10,832,775 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to assist the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services in preventing, preparing for and responding to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The federal funding was made possible through the FY2020 Coronavirus Emergency … Continue Reading


April 27, 2020

Warner, Kaine Push To Extend COVID-19 Economic Relief To 501(C)(6) Nonprofits

~ Virginia is estimated to have the third highest number of 501(c)(6) employees ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) urged Senate leaders to ensure that nonprofit organizations like regional chambers of commerce, state restaurant associations, and groups representing law enforcement are able to receive the financial relief they need during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. In a letter, the Senators asked Senate leaders and leaders on the Committee … Continue Reading


April 27, 2020

Warner, Kaine Announce Nearly $15 Million in Federal Funds to Help Combat COVID-19 Crisis in Virginia

~ Funds can be used by Virginia Department of Health to better evaluate outbreak and implement response measures ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $14,857,347 in federal funding to strengthen the Commonwealth's response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The funding, awarded through the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases (ELC) cooperative agreement, was made possible by … Continue Reading

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