Press Releases

September 17, 2018

Warner & Kaine Praise Senate Passage Of Comprehensive Opioid & Substance Abuse Bill That Included Their Own Legislation

After months of work in the Finance and HELP committees, Senate makes historic progress to address substance abuse treatment and prevention Bill now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration, Senators call for quick action from Virginia's House members WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine celebrated Senate passage of the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, a comprehensive substance abuse treatment bill to address the national addiction crisis. The … Continue Reading


September 17, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $366,788 For Lynchburg, Amissville, Fairfax Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $366,788 in federal funding for Lynchburg, Amissville, and Fairfax Fire Departments through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding will be awarded through FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. "We're proud to support funding to help local fire departments purchase equipment and support staff training, ensuring they are prepared to serve their communities," the Senators said. The … Continue Reading


September 13, 2018

As Hurricane Florence Approaches, Warner & Kaine Offer to Help VA Ensure the Safety of Virginia Veterans

~ Hampton VA Medical Center is performing a full inpatient evacuation and nearby veteran outpatient clinics have closed in anticipation of the powerful storm ~ WASHINGTON- As Hurricane Florence continues its approach, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-Va.) today offered to assist the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in providing all necessary resources to ensure Virginia veterans will be cared for during and in the aftermath of this potentially devastating storm. The Hampton … Continue Reading


September 13, 2018

Warner & Kaine Applaud Virginia Priorities in Bipartisan Appropriations Legislation

~ Bill expected to head to President's desk includes measures to help improve veteran care, build regional infrastructure projects, and fund Appalachian Regional Commission ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded congressional passage of bipartisan legislation to fund federal programs and build new military construction and facilities under the Department of Veteran Affairs (V-A), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Department of Defense (DoD). … Continue Reading


September 12, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $5.5 Million For Washington Dulles And Warrenton-Fauquier Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced a total of $5,524,852 in federal funding for Washington Dulles International and Warrenton-Fauquier Airports through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). "We are pleased to support upgrades at airports in Northern Virginia that will improve travel for Virginians and visitors. These are long-term investments in cleaner technology and upgraded infrastructure," the Senators said. Washington Dulles International … Continue Reading


September 12, 2018

VIDEO/AUDIO/PHOTOS: Kaine Visits FEMA HQ For Updates As Virginia Prepares For Hurricane Florence

Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94393826@N02/albums/72157695415474050 Video: https://timkaine.box.com/s/d40ieubf23l834yikzwmp7xbynme1pge Audio: https://timkaine.box.com/s/9khfje9ylyu0w7nqch45sr7b9levxi8m WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and was briefed at their National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) on the federal government's efforts to prepare for Hurricane Florence, which … Continue Reading


September 11, 2018

Warner & Kaine Applaud More Than $3.6 Million In Federal Funding For Accomack County Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration for awarding Accomack County Airport $3,649,906 in federal funding. Accomack County will use the funding to rehabilitate and improve lighting on the runway. "These federal dollars will help make improvements to ensure safer travel to and from Accomack for both Virginians and visitors," the Senators said. The funding was awarded through the … Continue Reading


September 11, 2018

Ahead of Hurricane Florence, Warner & Kaine Offer Assistance to DoD to Protect Va. Military Facilities and Personnel

~ Senators offer assistance to ensure the safety of Defense Department personnel and infrastructure in Virginia, including Naval Station Norfolk ~ WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) wrote to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to offer assistance in protecting military facilities and personnel in Virginia ahead of Hurricane Florence. Virginia has a significant footprint for each of the branches of our nation's military and is home to Naval Station … Continue Reading


September 11, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $3.7 Million For Ten Virginia Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $3,714,216 million in federal funding for ten Virginia fire departments through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding, which will go to fire departments in Patrick Springs, Forest, Strasburg, Chatham, Martinsville, Norfolk, Spotsylvania, Exmore, Fries, and Yorktown will be awarded through FEMA's Assistant to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) … Continue Reading


September 10, 2018

Va. Delegation Calls on Trump to Issue Federal Emergency Declaration Ahead of Hurricane Florence

~ Urge President to support Governor Northam's request for federal assistance with storm efforts to help guarantee public safety and rapid recovery ~ WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, along with U.S. Reps. Rob Wittman (VA-01), Scott Taylor (VA-02), Bobby Scott (VA-03), A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), Tom Garrett (VA-05), Bob Goodlatte (VA-06), Dave Brat (VA-07), Don Beyer (VA-08), Morgan Griffith (VA-09), Barbara Comstock (VA-10), and Gerry Connolly (VA-11), called on … Continue Reading


September 07, 2018

Kaine Statement on Judge Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on his decision to vote against the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court: "I will oppose the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. I have diligently studied his record of academic writings and judicial opinions. I have read the limited documents we've been provided from his time working for Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr and the Administration of President … Continue Reading


September 07, 2018

Warner & Kaine Praise More Than $1.4 Million To Support Fire Departments In Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine praised grant funding for seven Virginia fire departments through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), totaling $1,482,078 . The funding, which will go to fire departments in Montross, Newport, Ivanhoe, Abingdon, Coeburn, Dungannon, and Bloxom, will be awarded through FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "Firefighters put their lives on the line every day to protect our communities. We are pleased … Continue Reading


September 06, 2018

Warner & Kaine Join Senate Effort to Overturn Trump Administration Expansion of "Junk Insurance" Plans

~ Trump's "junk insurance" plans don't have to provide health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions ~ WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) cosponsored legislation to overturn President Trump's expansion of "junk insurance" plans. The Trump Administration recently released its final regulation on allowing Short-term Limited Duration Insurance (STLD) plans to expand eligibility for bare-bones health insurance plans, which do not have to provide … Continue Reading


September 06, 2018

During U.S. Open, Kaine, Capito, Warner, McEachin, Scott Commemorate Arthur Ashe On 50th Anniversary Of Historic Win

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Mark Warner (D-VA) and Congressmen Donald McEachin (D-VA) and Bobby Scott (D-VA) announced their plans to introduce bicameral resolutions to commemorate Arthur Ashe, a Richmond, VA native, on the 50th anniversary of his historic win at the 1968 U.S. Open Tennis Championship. The resolution honors Ashe's humanitarian contributions to civil rights, education, the movement against apartheid in South Africa, … Continue Reading


September 05, 2018

Video: In Senate Hearing, Kaine Highlights Uncertainty Trump's Tariffs Are Causing Virginia's Major Employers

Kaine discussed concerns from the Port of Virginia, Volkswagen, and Volvo WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today in a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on the impact of tariffs on U.S. autoworkers, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine raised concerns about the negative effects President Trump's trade war is having on several major employers in Virginia and the ripple effect that could have across the Commonwealth. In the hearing, Kaine cited the CEO of the Port of Virginia who … Continue Reading


September 05, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $400,000 In Federal Funding For James City County To Prevent Violence Against Women

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $416,248 in federal funding for James City County to prevent violence against women. The funds will be used toward a program that will educate domestic violence survivors about risk factors for homicide and provide them with support services, train and educate criminal justice professionals and allied agencies on best practices to investigate and prosecute crimes against women, and identify potential high-risk … Continue Reading


August 31, 2018

Statement on Trump Administration Ending All Funding For Palestinian Refugees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration's decision to end funding for more than five million Palestinian refugees receiving support through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA): "The Trump Administration continues to undermine the peace process and move … Continue Reading


August 30, 2018

Warner & Kaine Urge DeVos to Abandon Proposal to Use Taxpayer Dollars to Arm Teachers

Last week, the New York Times reported that Secretary DeVos is proposing allowing states and school districts to purchase firearms and firearm training with federal funds Senators: "This plan runs counter to the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act and will make our schools more dangerous, and our students less safe" WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and … Continue Reading


August 30, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $10 Million in Federal Funds For Airport Improvements in Virginia

~ DOT grants will provide funding to improve infrastructure and increase safety at local airports ~ WASHINGTON- U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that nine Virginia airports will receive a total of $10,669,159 in federal funding from the Department of Transportation (DOT). "We are pleased to announce these funds that will allow Virginia airports to make the necessary improvements to ensure safer travel to and from the Commonwealth," the Senators said. "This … Continue Reading


August 30, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $2 Million in Federal Funds for Hampton Roads Transit

~ U.S. DOT grant will support the purchase of electric buses, chargers, and acquisition or purchase of maintenance facilities ~ WASHINGTON- U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Hampton Roads Transit will receive a total of $2,290,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). "This federal funding ensures that Hampton Roads can invest in newer and more energy-efficient public buses," the Senators said. "These upgrades will help … Continue Reading

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