Press Releases

February 27, 2020

Warner And Kaine Announce More Than $1.8 Million In Funding To Support Public Housing Residents

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $1,844,898 in federal funding to support residents of public housing in five cities across Virginia. The funding, awarded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Resident Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) program, helps individuals and families work towards economic independence and housing self-sufficiency. The program aims to help residents increase earned income and enhance their … Continue Reading


February 26, 2020

Warner & Kaine Introduce Bill To Reverse & Restore Military Funding After Trump Again Raids Defense Department For His Border Wall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined Democratic Whip Dick Durbin along with 29 of their Democratic colleagues to introduce the Restoring Military Priorities Act of 2020. The bill would reverse and restore the Trump Administration's recent short-sighted transfer of $3.8 billion from Pentagon priorities to build part of President Trump's border wall. The bill also reduces DoD's transfer authority so that DoD cannot once again attempt to divert additional … Continue Reading


February 25, 2020

National Park Service Agrees to Conduct Study on Whether to Designate Dodona Manor as an Affiliated Area

LEESBURG, VA -- In response to a letter from Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), the National Park Service has agreed to conduct a reconnaissance survey to evaluate the suitability of designating the George C. Marshall House in Leesburg, known as Dodona Manor, as an "affiliated area" under NPS, which would help protect the property. "We are pleased that the National Park Service has agreed to our request to have the historic George C. … Continue Reading


February 25, 2020

Kaine Statement On S. 311

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement after voting against proceeding to consideration of S. 311, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act: "Today I voted against the Senate proceeding to take up S. 311, just as I did last year. We should not unnecessarily create new federal crimes and penalties to punish behavior that is already illegal … Continue Reading


February 24, 2020

Kaine Statement On Passing Of Katherine Johnson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the passing of Katherine Johnson: "Katherine Johnson helped realize one of humankind's oldest dreams-to reach the stars. Hidden no longer, she will be remembered for her contributions to math and science and forever stand as a role model for those whose talents are not fully recognized because of prejudice. I am deeply saddened to hear of her passing, and my condolences go out to her family, my fellow … Continue Reading


February 21, 2020

Warner & Kaine Announce more than $320,000 for National Service in Virginia

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today announced $322,855 in federal funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) - the federal agency for volunteering and service - to expand the impact of national service in Richmond, Roanoke, Christiansburg, and Tazewell, Va. The funding, awarded through a Senior Corps grant competition, will support 831 Virginia volunteers in the RSVP Program - one of America's largest volunteer networks for people … Continue Reading


February 20, 2020

Senators Hirono, Kaine Visit Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard

HONOLULU - Yesterday, Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee, visited Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (PHNSY) to meet with workers and military leaders, and to present a lei at the memorial for victims of the December shooting at the Shipyard. During their visit, Senators Hirono and Kaine met with Admiral John Aquilino, … Continue Reading


February 14, 2020

Warner & Kaine Announce more than $94.5 Million for Affordable Housing in Virginia

~ Funding will help support housing for individuals with low- and moderate-incomes, as well as people experiencing homelessness and those living with HIV/AIDS ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today announced $94,523,140 in federal funding to support access to safe and affordable housing throughout Virginia. This funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was awarded through four grant programs - the Community Development … Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Kaine Statement On Senate Passage Of Bipartisan War Powers Resolution

Watch Kaine's floor speech today on the resolution here: https://timkaine.box.com/s/rqejpfbrf2bk2fg4n1rglzw4rpdnmggj 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 passed his bipartisan war powers resolution to prevent further escalation of hostilities with Iran without congressional authorization by a vote of 55-45: "With passage of this resolution, we sent a powerful … Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Warner & Kaine Join Bipartisan Group Of Senators Raising Concerns Over Proposed Cuts To Fast Attack Submarine Program

WASHINGTON, D.C - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined a bipartisan group of fifteen senators, led by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), in writing to Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly to express concern over proposed funding reductions for the Virginia Class submarine program, which could negatively impact both the United States' undersea superiority and the submarine industrial base. Virginia Class submarines are … Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Warner & Kaine Applaud House Passage Of Measure To Eliminate ERA Deadline, Help Guarantee Women Equal Rights In The Constitution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement on the House of Representatives' passage of legislation to immediately remove the ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), paving the way for full and equal protections to women in the Constitution. In November, Warner and Kaine cosponsored similar legislation in the Senate, S.J. Res. 6, with Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) to remove the ERA deadline. Last … Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Warner And Kaine Announce More Than $47 Million For Public Housing And Employment Programs Across Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $47,220,892 in federal funding to support public housing and workforce development programs in 26 localities across Virginia. The funding was awarded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Job Plus Initiative and Public Housing Capital Fund programs. "It's important for every Virginian to have the opportunity to secure stable housing and employment," the Senators said. "We're pleased that … Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $1 Million For Affordable Housing For Virginia Native American Tribes

WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $1,191,750 in federal funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help seven Virginia tribes develop and manage affordable housing. "We're pleased to announce this funding to expand access to low-income housing for Virginia's tribes," the Senators said. "These grants will help ensure these communities have a safe and affordable place to live." The tribes that received funding are listed … Continue Reading


February 12, 2020

Video: Kaine Pushes For Passage Of War Powers Resolution, Urges ‘Careful Deliberation’ Before Sending Troops Into Harm’s Way

Video of Kaine's speech: https://timkaine.box.com/s/ehg2iyev0fjbrih9uhcj26gc9bm5h8v4 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, delivered a floor speech calling on the Senate to pass his bipartisan war powers resolution to prevent further escalation of hostilities with Iran without congressional authorization. The Senate began debate on the resolution today. In the floor speech, Kaine talked about visiting the … Continue Reading


February 12, 2020

Warner & Kaine Press Administration to Expand Agent Orange Benefits for Vietnam Veterans

~ Following VA report, Senators call for the expansion of presumptive conditions ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined their Senate colleagues in condemning the Trump Administration for stonewalling critical benefits to Vietnam veterans suffering from health conditions associated with their exposure to Agent Orange. As a result of their service during the Vietnam War, hundreds of thousands of veterans, including those who served off the waters of … Continue Reading


February 11, 2020

Kaine And Young Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Launch Community College And Career Training Grant Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced a bipartisan bill, the Assisting Community Colleges in Educating Skilled Students (ACCESS) to Careers Act, to launch a community college and career training grant program that would provide funding to states and community colleges to address the evolving demands of the labor market. The bill aims to boost student success and career readiness by increasing work-based learning opportunities, ensuring … Continue Reading


February 11, 2020

Warner & Kaine Join 31 Senators to Introduce Legislation to Achieve Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the U.S. by No Later than 2050

WASHINGTON, D.C - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined 31 Senators in introducing legislation that would put the United States on a path to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by no later than 2050. This net-zero legislation is supported collectively by major environmental groups, business groups and organized labor. The world's leading scientists have warned that humanity must limit global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius to avoid the most catastrophic … Continue Reading


February 10, 2020

Kaine Statement On Trump Budget Cuts To Virginia-Class Submarines

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on President Trump's proposed budget cuts to Virginia-class submarines for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021). The President's budget only proposes funding for the construction of one Virginia-class submarine, a 50% reduction from last year's budget and a departure from the Navy's longstanding projection that two Virginia-class submarines would be funded each year. … Continue Reading


February 10, 2020

Warner & Kaine Statements On President Trump’s Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, members of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statements on President Trump's Fiscal Year 2021(FY21) budget: "Simply put, the President's budget fails Virginia. With the deficit at record highs thanks to the President's massive tax cuts for big business and the wealthiest Americans, this proposal attempts to balance the budget at the expense of hardworking Virginians and investments in our local economy. It … Continue Reading


February 07, 2020

Warner & Kaine Applaud Announcement of 84 Counties and Cities in Va. Now Eligible for Hemp Crop Insurance

~ Virginia hemp producers can now apply for coverage ahead of the 2020 growing season ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement that 84 counties and cities in Virginia are now eligible to apply for two programs that protect hemp producers' crops in the 2020 growing season. The Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) pilot program provides coverage for hemp producers in case of crop loss due to natural … Continue Reading

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