Press Releases

July 02, 2021

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $2 Million from American Rescue Plan to Update Airports in Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $2,168,854 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide infrastructure improvements to six of the Commonwealth's airports. "We are glad to see these federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan being put to good use," said the Senators. "This funding will enable the Commonwealth's airports to continue supporting travelers and encourage economic opportunities for the surrounding … Continue Reading


July 01, 2021

U.S. Interior Secretary Joins Governor Northam, Senator Kaine to Announce New Actions to Advance Offshore Wind in Virginia

NORFOLK-Governor Ralph Northam today welcomed U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to the Commonwealth to tour The Port of Virginia and discuss offshore wind industry supply chain opportunities together with U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, and other federal, state, and local officials. During the visit, Secretary Haaland announced that Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will initiate its environmental review for Dominion Energy's Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind commercial … Continue Reading


July 01, 2021

Kaine Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Voting Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee and Arizona Republican Party v. Democratic National Committee: "Today's decision demonstrates that the Supreme Court, which vigorously embraced protecting voting rights only in the last 60 years, can no longer be counted upon to preserve the right fundamental to all other rights. This raises the sense of urgency for Congress to pass … Continue Reading


June 30, 2021

Warner & Kaine Statement on Nominations of Heytens for Fourth Circuit and Giles, Nachmanoff for Eastern District of Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement on President Biden's nominations of Virginia Solicitor General Toby J. Heytens for the upcoming vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and Patricia Tolliver Giles and U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael S. Nachmanoff for the vacancies on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division. "We are pleased that the President has nominated Mr. … Continue Reading


June 29, 2021

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $13 Million to Update Airport Runways

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $13,715,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded to four airports across the Commonwealth to fund infrastructure improvements to the airports' runways. "We are pleased to see these federal dollars awarded to the Commonwealth to go toward updating four of Virginia's airport runways," said the Senators. "This funding will enable our airports to better support travelers and … Continue Reading


June 29, 2021

Warner, Kaine & Blumenthal Push for Federal Dollars to Advance Implementation of Ashanti Alert Act

WASHINGTON - With Congress preparing to take up this year's government funding legislation, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have formally requested robust funding to ensure the full implementation of the Ashanti Alert system. This alert system was authorized through the Ashanti Alert Act, a law authored and championed by Sen. Warner to help save lives. "As you prepare the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriations, we write to respectfully request … Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

Warner & Kaine Applaud More Than $5 Million for Public Transportation in Blacksburg

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded $5,150,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded to Blacksburg Transit (BT). The funding will go toward the purchase of nine electric buses and three charging stations to replace some of the provider's old diesel buses currently used in its fleet. "We're pleased that this funding will be used to support much-needed upgrades to BT's fleet and infrastructure. These federal … Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $4.8 Million to Update Community Infrastructure Needs & Equipment across Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Senator Tim Kaine announced $4,869,900 in federal grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded to communities across the Commonwealth to fund much needed infrastructure improvements. The funding was awarded through the Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program, the Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan Program, the Community Facilities Disaster Grants, and the Economic Impact Initiative Grants … Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

Warner & Kaine Praise Air Force Approval to Permanently House F-22 Training Unit in Hampton Roads

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Acting Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, John P. Roth, approved Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) in Hampton as the final location for the F-22 Formal Training Unit (FTU): "After years of advocating alongside the Virginia congressional delegation, we're pleased that the U.S. Air Force has confirmed what we already knew: Hampton Roads is the ideal location to permanently house the … Continue Reading


June 24, 2021

Warner, Kaine & Wittman Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Protect Historic Resources and Generate Economic Activity in the Northern Neck

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), along with U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA), introduced legislation to preserve invaluable local resources and help generate economic activity in the Northern Neck. By officially designating the region as a National Heritage Area (NHA), the Northern Neck National Heritage Area Act would deliver critical federal dollars, encourage public-private partnerships, and assign a specific entity - the Northern Neck Tourism … Continue Reading


June 24, 2021

Kaine Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Provide Farmers and Foresters with Resources to Address Climate Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine applauded Senate passage of bipartisan legislation that he cosponsored to help break down barriers for farmers and foresters to address the climate crisis. This legislation would reward climate-smart practices for those who want to participate in carbon markets, which aim to reduce greenhouse gases. The bill now awaits action in the U.S. House of Representatives. "There's no doubt that the climate crisis is already negatively impacting … Continue Reading


June 24, 2021

Warner & Kaine Go To Bat For Virginia’s Minor League Baseball Teams

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), along with Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) are stepping up to the plate today by introducing the Minor League Baseball Relief Act to help the nine Minor League Baseball (MiLB) teams in Virginia who are hurting economically after the COVID-19 crisis threw a curveball into their 2020 season. The Minor League Baseball Relief Act would provide up to $550 million in federal relief funding for MiLB … Continue Reading


June 24, 2021

Kaine & Collins Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Nationwide Teacher and Principal Shortages

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Susan Collins (R-ME), members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, reintroduced the Preparing and Retaining Education Professionals (PREP) Act to address teacher and principal shortages, particularly in rural communities, and increase teacher diversity. This legislation will help ensure that there are enough teachers and principals with the right skills and tools to prepare students for the future. … Continue Reading


June 23, 2021

Video: Kaine Delivers Tribute at Senator John Warner’s Funeral

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine delivered a tribute at former U.S. Senator John Warner's funeral. In his remarks, Kaine shared the lessons he learned from Warner and how his legacy has inspired Kaine's work in the Senate. You can watch his full speech here: https://timkaine.box.com/s/wl19jmlnrmrkdvu6l2do238w8lp80njy "As I entered public life, what impressed me most about John was his obvious belief that country and character count above all else," Kaine said. "As Mayor of … Continue Reading


June 23, 2021

Senators Push For Critical Funding For Black Lung Mobile Testing Units

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Joe Manchin (D-WV) today sent a letter urging congressional appropriators to include $2 million in funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mobile Testing Units, which offer free and confidential health screenings to coal miners at risk of developing black lung disease. Specifically, the … Continue Reading


June 23, 2021

Kaine Statement On Reports That Saudi Operatives Who Killed Khashoggi Were Trained In U.S.

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 the New York Times report confirming that Saudi operatives responsible for assassinating journalist and Virginia resident Jamal Khashoggi received government-approved high-level military training in the U.S.: "These latest reports confirm what I feared to be true when I pressed Trump's DOD nominee and … Continue Reading


June 22, 2021

Kaine Statement On Vote To Proceed On Voting Rights Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after Senate Republicans voted against moving forward with the For The People Act of 2021: "I am deeply disappointed by Republicans' refusal to even consider the For The People Act. The right to vote - a cornerstone of our democracy - is under attack, but Republicans showed today that they are unwilling to protect this fundamental right. This is an existential issue that Democrats have to tackle to safeguard … Continue Reading


June 22, 2021

Sens. Moran, Kaine Introduce Bill to Support Hotels Recovering from the Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) today introduced legislation that would freeze the daily allowances permitted for federal employees on government travel at their higher, pre-pandemic amounts for the next two years to help hotels that serve government travel receive a fair rate for the services they provide. "Federal travelers are a significant part of the hotel industry's customer base, and federal travel allowances should reflect a fair price for … Continue Reading


June 21, 2021

Warner & Kaine Now Accepting Applications for U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine are now accepting applications for the position of United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia to succeed United States District Court Judge John A. Gibney, Jr., who will assume senior status effective November 1, 2021. An independent panel of lawyers assembled by the Senators will review applications and interview qualified individuals. The Senators will then use those recommendations, as well as input … Continue Reading


June 18, 2021

During Pride Month, Kaine and Baldwin Lead Resolution Apologizing For Government Discrimination against LGBT Community

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) led the introduction of a Senate resolution that acknowledges and apologizes for the mistreatment of and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LBGT) individuals who have served our nation as civil servants or members of the Armed Forces and Foreign Service. The resolution also reaffirms the … Continue Reading

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