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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), released the following statement on Afghanistan: “What we are seeing unfold in Afghanistan is devastating. At this time, we must do everything we can to prioritize the evacuation of U.S. personnel, Afghan partners, journalists, women leaders, activists, human rights defenders, and others. I am in close communication with the Admin...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $14,123,917 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide broadband service to people in central Virginia through the ReConnect Program. The funding will be awarded to Central Virginia Services Inc. in Arrington, VA to install a fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network that will connect 13,886 people, 4,139 households, 193 businesses, and 65 farms spread over 65 squ...Continue Reading

  • This Budget Resolution Aims to Facilitate The Most Robust Relief For Working Families Since the New Deal of the 1930’s  For video of Kaine discussing the bill, click here. For video of Warner discussing the bill, click here.  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, members of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement after Senate passage of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget resolution they cosponsored that will set the stage f...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement on President Biden’s nominations of Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) Jessica Aber and Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia (WDVA) Christopher Kavanaugh to fill the U.S. Attorney vacancies in the Eastern District of Virginia and the Western District of Virginia, respectively:  “We are pleased that the President has n...Continue Reading

  • For video of Kaine discussing the bill, click here. For video of Warner discussing the bill, click here. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement applauding Senate passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the largest investment in America’s infrastructure needs in generations:  “We’re thrilled to have voted today to bring this legislation one step closer to becoming law,”...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine sent a letter to the White House recommending Ms. Juval Scott and U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Ballou to fill the upcoming vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Abingdon Division, which will be created when Judge James P. Jones assumes senior status on August 30, 2021.  Ms. Scott is currently the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Virginia. She has also ser...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget Committee and the Senate Help, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, released the following statement applauding the introduction today of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget resolution that will set the stage for a historic investment that will lower costs and cut taxes for American families: “As a member of the Senate Budget and HELP Committees, I am excited about the opportunity to work on a transformative bu...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced the formation of the Free Belarus Caucus, which will advocate for democracy and free and fair elections in the former Soviet Republic that has been rocked by increasing political violence and repression after decades of rule by current President Alexander Lukashenka. Wicker and Shaheen will serve as co-chairs of the caucus, which includes U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, applauded Senate passage of his bipartisan legislation to prevent burnout, suicide, and mental and behavioral health issues in health care workers. The bicameral Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, reintroduced by Kaine in March, is named after a Charlottesville-born physician who died by suicide while working on the frontlines of the pa...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and John Boozman (R-AR) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to expand opportunities for high school students to obtain college credit in an effort to make higher education more accessible and affordable. The Making Education Affordable and Accessible Act (MEAA) would help improve high school and college graduation rates by expanding the use of existing grants to institution...Continue Reading

  • For video of Kaine’s remarks, click here For video of Young’s remarks, click here WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Todd Young (R-IN), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), applauded committee passage of their bipartisan legislation to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq. The legislation will formally end the authorizations for the Gulf and Iraq wars, reasserting Congress&rsquo...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine sent a letter to Senate Leadership urging them to provide critical relief to restaurants, bars, and other small businesses in the food and beverage industries severely impacted by the pandemic. In their letter, the Senators point to the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), established by the American Rescue Plan, and the help it provided to tens of thousands of establishments across the nation before funding ran out. The...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), released the following statement applauding the announcement that the State Department has made arrangements to protect Afghan journalists, aid and development workers, and others who worked with the U.S. Government: “I’m pleased that the White House is taking steps to protect Afghan journalists, aid workers, and others who ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $4,123,765 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education for five of the Commonwealth’s higher education institutions to help them prepare and respond to COVID-19.  The grants can be used in various ways, including resuming operations, supporting students, reducing disease transmission, and developing more agile instructional delivery models for students who can’t attend in-person cla...Continue Reading

  • For photos of the press conference, click here For video of Kaine’s remarks, click here WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), held a press conference with VoteVets, a national veterans group, to welcome the first group of Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program applicants and their families, who landed at Dulles this morning and are now at Fort Lee to begin their ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement applauding the unanimous Senate passage of a $2.1 billion supplemental security spending package that includes much-needed funding for the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) and the National Guard following the January 6 attack on the Capitol. In addition, the package includes funding for the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Program to relocate Afghan nationals who supported the U.S. mission during th...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) led 11 of their colleagues in a letter to Senate leadership calling for the inclusion of a $100 billion investment in workforce development – as proposed in the President’s American Jobs Plan – in upcoming physical and human infrastructure legislation. In their letter, the Senators call for Congressional investmen...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today was joined by Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, in introducing a Senate Resolution commemorating the 200th anniversary of Peru’s independence. The bipartisan Resolution celebrates the many achievements and triumphs of the Peruvian community and the strength of the United States’ relationshi...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement applauding the Senate vote to advance the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, the largest investment in America’s infrastructure needs in generations: “The success of our recovery and long-term economic stability will depend on our ability to invest in our nation’s infrastructure needs and put Americans back to work in good-paying jobs,” said the Senators. “T...Continue Reading

  • You can watch remarks from Senator Kaine regarding this legislation here WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) — both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development — introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize the New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and require the ...Continue Reading