Press Releases

August 11, 2018

Kaine Statement on the Anniversary of White Supremacist Violence in Charlottesville

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement to mark this weekend's one-year anniversary of the violent white supremacist marches in Charlottesville: "A year ago, white supremacists and neo-Nazis from all over the country gathered in Charlottesville to spew hateful rhetoric and bigotry. The violence and chaos that erupted from the Unite the Right rally resulted in the murder of a peaceful protester and paralegal Heather Heyer, the tragic deaths of two Virginia … Continue Reading


August 10, 2018

Kaine Statement On Arrest Of Women's Rights Activists In Saudi Arabia

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 concerning Saudi Arabia's crackdown on women's rights activists: "I am deeply concerned by the detention of women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia over the past three months, including the recent arrests of Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sada. Many of these advocates … Continue Reading


August 10, 2018

One Year After Charlottesville Rally, Warner & Kaine Press DOJ for Updates on Combating Racial Hate

~ Letter presses the Administration on carrying out actions to combat hate crimes as outlined in joint resolution led last year by Warner and Kaine ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) wrote a letter to John Gore, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice (DOJ), pressing for more answers on how the Administration is implementing actions specifically outlined by S.J.Res.49, a joint resolution condemning racial … Continue Reading


August 08, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce Nearly $100,000 in Federal Funding for Virginia Tech to Help Address Opioid Crisis in Martinsville

~ Research will bring together local stakeholders to tackle growing opioid epidemic ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) will receive $99,705 in federal funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The funds will be used to conduct a two-year research project that will bring together community partners and stakeholders in Martinsville, VA to help … Continue Reading


August 07, 2018

Warner, Kaine Announce $500,000 ARC Grant to Construct New Health Clinic in Clintwood

~ Health Wagon clinic will serve 3,500 patients annually ~ WASHINGTON - Today U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has approved $500,000 in grant funding for St. Mary's Health Wagon, a non-profit organization that provides health services to underserved individuals. The funding will be used to construct a new healthcare clinic in Clintwood, Va. that is expected to serve 3,500 uninsured and underinsured patients … Continue Reading


August 07, 2018

Warner & Kaine Praise $3.5 Million For Appomattox To Improve Sewage System

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine praised the Town of Appomattox receiving $3,501,000 in federal funding to support improvements to the existing sewage treatment and collection system to avoid health hazards. The funding will replace and repair collection lines, rehabilitate manholes, construct a new wet well and new wastewater pump station, level sensors, and improve gas monitoring. "We are pleased that Appomattox will receive funding to support the renewal of aging … Continue Reading


August 07, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $11.7 Million for Improvements at Va. Airports

~ 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 today that nearly twenty Virginia airports will receive a total of $11,725,371 in federal funding from the Department of Transportation (DOT)'s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. "We are pleased these funds will allow Virginia airports to continue improving their infrastructure and making … Continue Reading


August 06, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $456,000 For Richmond Marine Terminal's James River Expansion

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $456,000 in federal funding to support the James River Expansion Project. The funding will be used to purchase equipment to assist in the expansion around the Richmond Marine Terminal. "We're pleased to announce funding to increase shipment capacity at the Port of Virginia and ensure that it continues to serve as an important economic hub in the region," the Senators said. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department … Continue Reading


August 02, 2018

Kaine Joins Colleagues To Introduce Bill To Award Four African American Women At NASA Congressional Gold Medals For Groundbreaking Contributions

Legislation will award Congressional Gold Medals to Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Dr. Christine Darden for their work at NASA WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Chris Coons (D-DE), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Kamala Harris (D-CA), along with 43 of their colleagues, to introduce a bipartisan bill to award Congressional Gold Medals to Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden and to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medals to Dorothy Vaughan and Mary … Continue Reading


August 01, 2018

Kaine Statement On Final Passage Of Annual Defense Bill

Includes key Kaine priorities to boost servicemember pay, address military spouse unemployment, and support shipbuilding Bill now heads to President's desk for signature WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on final Senate passage of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes a majority of Kaine's military spouse employment provisions and many of his other priorities … Continue Reading


August 01, 2018

Warner & Kaine Applaud Bipartisan Appropriations Bill Passed by the Senate

~ Package includes funding for Metro, Chesapeake Bay cleanup, and new Virginia tribes ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded Senate passage of bipartisan legislation to fund federal programs under the Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of the Treasury (USDT), Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Department of Interior (DOI). On a bipartisan 92-6 vote, the Senate approved the … Continue Reading


July 31, 2018

Kaine Joins Colleagues To Introduce Bill To Block Publication Of 3D-Printed Gun Blueprints

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) and 20 of their Senate colleagues to introduce legislation that would block the online publication of blueprints that can be used to make fully functioning 3D-printed guns. "3D-printed guns are a threat to public safety in our communities and a danger to our law enforcement officers," Kaine said. "Our nation knows too well the pain of senseless gun violence. The last thing we need is another easy way for … Continue Reading


July 31, 2018

Kaine Introduces Bill To Address Nationwide Teacher And Principal Shortages

County data below shows high teacher shortages across Virginia WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, introduced the Preparing and Retaining Education Professionals (PREP) Act to address teacher and principal shortages, especially in rural communities. This legislation will help ensure that there are enough teachers and principals with the right skills and tools to educate students and prepare them for the … Continue Reading


July 31, 2018

Trump Signs Provisions From Three Kaine Jobs Bills Into Law

Kaine has led career and technical education efforts in the Senate WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine's legislation to improve job training and career and technical education was signed into law by President Trump. Kaine, a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee and a co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, wrote three bills that were passed as part of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act. … Continue Reading


July 30, 2018

Statement Of U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner & Tim Kaine On FBI HQ

~ On the status of the FBI headquarters ~ WASHINGTON - Today U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) issued the below statement on the status of a new headquarters building for the Federal Bureau of Investigation: "Congress worked with GSA and the FBI for years to put together a comprehensive plan and bidding process to replace the current deteriorating headquarters building. With no warning and no rationale, the Trump Administration halted that process, and since then, has made … Continue Reading


July 26, 2018

Kaine, Gardner, Reed, McCain Introduce Bill To Prevent The President From Leaving NATO

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jack Reed (D-RI), and John McCain (R-AZ) introduced a bipartisan bill to explicitly prohibit the President of the United States from withdrawing from NATO without Senate approval. The bill requires the President to seek the advice and consent of the Senate to modify or terminate U.S. membership in NATO and formalizes the Senate's opposition to withdrawing from the treaty. If the President attempts to withdraw from … Continue Reading


July 25, 2018

Video: Kaine Presses Pompeo On Why U.S. Military Leaders Were In The Dark On Trump-Putin Meeting

You can watch video of Kaine questioning Pompeo here WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine pressed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to explain why senior U.S. military leadership had not been briefed on what President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to during their meeting in Helsinki last week. Russian media has reported that Trump and Putin made military agreements during their meeting, yet the Head of U.S. Central Command General Votel and Chairman of the Joint … Continue Reading


July 25, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $12 Million For Airport Improvements In Virginia

~ Includes Airports in Culpeper, Halifax, Henry, and Washington Counties ~ WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced a total of $12,223,523 in federal funding for four airports in Virginia. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation, will support efforts to extend, rehabilitate, and reconstruct a taxiway and runways at Virginia Highlands, Culpeper Regional, William M. Tuck, and Blue Ridge Airports. "We are thrilled to announce funding … Continue Reading


July 23, 2018

Kaine Praises Senate Passage Of Career And Technical Education Legislation

Legislation to boost training programs includes provisions from three Kaine workforce bills WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee and a co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, praised the Senate passage of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act. The updated legislation was last reauthorized in 2006 and aims to increase access to high-quality career and … Continue Reading


July 23, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce Nearly $1.5 Million for Affordable Housing & Improved Infrastructure in Va.

~ Funds will help improve living environments and increase economic opportunities ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Virginia communities will receive $1,465,474 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant program. The grants will help develop urban communities across Virginia by providing affordable housing and improving infrastructure in order to expand economic … Continue Reading

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