Press Releases

April 27, 2021

Warner & Kaine Announce Eastern District of Virginia Judicial Recommendations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine sent a letter to President Biden recommending Patricia Tolliver Giles and U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael S. Nachmanoff for the vacancy in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division. "We are pleased to recommend Ms. Patricia Tolliver Giles and U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael S. Nachmanoff for the vacancy in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division … Continue Reading


April 22, 2021

Warner & Kaine Applaud Passage of Bill to Counter Hate Crimes, Inclusion of Heather Heyer No Hate Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded passage of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, legislation cosponsored by Warner and Kaine and designed to counter the recent trend of violence against members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. The bill includes provisions of the Khalid Jabara-Heather Heyer NO HATE Act, cosponsored by Warner and Kaine last Congress to improve hate crimes reporting and expand assistance and resources for victims of hate … Continue Reading


April 21, 2021

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $6.5 Million in Federal Funds to Support Transportation to Community Vaccination Centers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) will receive $6,505,200 in federal funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to deliver individuals that have transportation needs to state run Community Vaccination Centers. "We're glad to see these federal dollars go towards helping Virginians who have transportation needs get vaccinated," said the Senators. "As Virginians 16 and older are … Continue Reading


April 20, 2021

As Seafood Processing Begins, Va. & Md. Senators Applaud Announcement by Biden Administration Releasing Additional H-2B Visas

WASHINGTON - Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) along with Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-MD) today applauded an announcement by the Biden administration that it will release an additional 22,000 H-2B temporary non-agricultural worker visas, a move that will benefit the seafood processing industries in Virginia and Maryland. The senators had previously called on the administration to make available the maximum number of congressionally-authorized H-2B visas in order … Continue Reading


April 19, 2021

Kaine Reintroduces Bill to Allow Dept. of VA to Prescribe Medical Marijuana to Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Service Committee, joined Senator Brian Schatz in reintroducing the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act to allow doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to prescribe medical marijuana to veterans in states that have established medical marijuana programs. There are currently 36 states in the U.S., including the Commonwealth of Virginia, that have established medical marijuana programs. Under current … Continue Reading


April 15, 2021

Kaine, Rubio Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Any President from Leaving NATO

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, reintroduced a bipartisan bill to explicitly prohibit any 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 before suspending, terminating, or withdrawing U.S. membership in NATO and formalizes the Senate's opposition to doing so. If a President … Continue Reading


April 15, 2021

Warner & Kaine Reintroduce “Virginia Plan” To Reduce Gun Violence at Federal Level

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine reintroduced the Virginia Plan to Reduce Gun Violence Act, legislation to federally enact a series of commonsense gun violence prevention measures adopted by the Commonwealth of Virginia last year. The bill includes provisions to close current background check loopholes, mandate reporting of lost and stolen firearms, prevent children from accessing firearms, and implement a one-handgun-a-month policy. "Virginia knows all too … Continue Reading


April 14, 2021

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $3.3 Million In Federal Funding To Support Covid-19 Emergency Protective Measures In Fairfax County

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Fairfax County will receive $3,309,299.18 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The federal funds will be used to purchase, preposition, and distribute Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as: coveralls, eye and face shields, gloves, gowns, masks, N95 masks, respirators, shoe covers, lab coats, ponchos, hair nets, test kits, … Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

Warner & Kaine Announce $500,000 to Renovate the Historic Millwald Theatre in Wytheville

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 the Millwald Theatre Restoration and Economic Revitalization project. The funding will be used to renovate and reopen the 15,000-square-foot theatre, attract an estimated 47,000 visitors annually, and bolster 20 businesses in downtown Wytheville, Virginia. "We are pleased to announce that these federal dollars will go … Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

Kaine, Murphy & Colleagues Urge President Biden to Return to Iran Nuclear Agreement under a Compliance for Compliance Approach

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, and Chris Murphy, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism, led their Senate colleagues in a letter to President Biden expressing the urgent need to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to peacefully and effectively stem the threat of Iran's nuclear program. In the letter, the … Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

Kaine & Portman Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Support Training For Skilled Infrastructure Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Rob Portman (R-OH), both co-chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, and U.S. Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1), Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-PA-15), and Jim Langevin (D-RI-2) reintroduced the Building U.S. Infrastructure by Leveraging Demands for Skills (BUILDS) Act. The legislation would ensure workers are prepared with the … Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

Kaine Statement on Afghanistan Withdrawal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on President Biden's announcement that he will withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021: "The U.S. went into Afghanistan in 2001 to defeat those who attacked the U.S. on 9/11. It took us 10 years to find and kill Osama bin Laden. We stayed an additional 10 years to help train Afghan security forces and create conditions for a more stable future in that country. It is now time to bring our … Continue Reading


April 08, 2021

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $96 Million from American Rescue Plan to Combat Homelessness across Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $96,982,527 in federal funding to help Virginians who are homeless or at risk of homelessness access safe and affordable housing. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the funding through the Homeless Assistance and Supportive Services program, which was included in the American Rescue Plan. The grants will be awarded to 21 recipients across Virginia. "We're glad to see the American Rescue … Continue Reading


April 07, 2021

Warner & Kaine Applaud More Than $19 Million for Airports throughout the Commonwealth

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $19,155,185 in federal funding to provide economic relief to 11 airports across Virginia. The funding, awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), was authorized by the December 2020 emergency COVID-19 relief bill supported by Sens. Warner and Kaine. "We are happy to announce that these funds will go towards supporting 11 airports in Virginia," said the … Continue Reading


April 01, 2021

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $1.1 Million in Funding To Combat Substance Use Disorder in Southwest and Southside Virginia

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $1,169,961 in federal funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for three organizations across Southwest and Southside Virginia that are supporting individuals suffering from substance use disorder. "Over the course of the pandemic, we have seen an increased demand for substance abuse treatment," said the Senators. "We are glad to announce that this funding will provide increased support to those … Continue Reading


March 30, 2021

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $2.6 Million in Federal Funding To Support Covid-19 Emergency Protective Measures In Hampton Roads

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that two emergency projects across the Commonwealth will receive $2,624,138.82 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The federal funds will be used to communicate COVID-19 warnings and guidance to Virginians, and procure and utilize medical supplies and equipment to combat the virus. "We're glad to see these federal dollars go towards … Continue Reading


March 30, 2021

Warner & Kaine Applaud Biden Admin for Boosting Funds for Covid-19 Emergency Protective Measures in Virginia

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded the Biden administration for increasing the amount of federal dollars that Virginia will receive for five emergency projects across the Commonwealth. By adjusting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s federal cost share from 75 percent to 100 percent, the Biden administration will help deliver an additional $22,915,050 in federal funding to cover the cost of communicating COVID-19 warnings and guidance … Continue Reading


March 26, 2021

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $79 Million in Federal Funding To Support Virginia Health Centers

WASHINGTON - Today U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Virginia will receive $79,907,625 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support 26 community health centers across the Commonwealth. The funding - which was made possible through the American Rescue Plan - will be awarded beginning in April by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). "For the past year, our community health centers have been on the … Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

With COVID-19 Adding To Financial Strain, Bipartisan Senators Introduce Bill To Help Rural Hospitals Keep Their Doors Open

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today introduced the Save Rural Hospitals Act of 2021 to fix a flawed formula that results in disproportionately low Medicare payments for hospitals in rural and low-wage areas. The bill would provide additional financial support for rural hospitals that are already operating on very thin margins and shutting down at record rates during the COVID-19 … Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

Kaine & Warner Reintroduce Bill to Protect George Washington National Forest’s Wilderness

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark R. Warner reintroduced the Virginia Wilderness Additions Act, legislation that would add a total of 5,600 acres to two existing wilderness areas within the George Washington National Forest in Bath County, Virginia. A wilderness designation is the highest level of protection for public land under federal law. These additions were recommended by the U.S. Forest Service in 2014 and endorsed by members of the GW National Forest … Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130
Showing page   of 130