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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senator Patty Murray to introduce the Child Care is Essential Act, legislation to create a $50 billion Child Care Stabilization Fund within the existing Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program. As businesses begin to re-open and working families need child care, many providers across the country remain shut down or are operating with significantly reduced capacity. Child care providers that are able to stay op...Continue Reading

  • Watch video of Kaine discussing the amendment here. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), announced that he will introduce an amendment to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prevent the use of military force against American citizens exercising their first amendment rights. The Armed Services Committee will take up the NDAA next week. “The President is trying to turn the American...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today applauded $32,236,074 in federal funding for public transportation in Richmond. The funding, for the Greater Richmond Transit Company, was authorized by the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act supported by Sens. Warner and Kaine. “Amid this public health crisis, we’re glad to know that these federal ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined Senator Maggie Hassan and 14 of their colleagues in calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address the declining rate of routine child immunizations for measles and other dangerous viruses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “The administration of routine pediatric immunizations remains critical throughout the duration of this public health emergency,” wrote the Senators. “The ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded $6,914,080 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help support health centers across the Commonwealth as they combat the COVID-19 crisis.    “We are glad to see this funding go towards helping support these health centers as they continue to work around the clock to provide crucial care for members of the community during this pa...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) led a letter signed by Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), John Cornyn (R-TX), Doug Jones (D-AL), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA), and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) urging Senate leadership to include targeted relief to support workers in the live entertainment industry in future coronavirus response legislation. Coming into the crisis, more than 60,000 Virginians worked...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement: “My wife Anne and I recently tested positive for antibodies to coronavirus. “I tested positive for the flu earlier this year and was given standard medication to treat it. The symptoms lingered and I continued to receive treatment from my physician for the flu through mid-March. At the end of March, I experienced new symptoms that I initially thought were flu remnants and a reaction to an unusual...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded $10,453,400 in federal funding for water improvement projects in rural Virginia. The funding, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), was awarded through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. “Virginians deserve access to safe drinking water and waste disposal systems, regardless of whether they live in a dense city, or a small rural community,” said the Senators. ...Continue Reading

  • Lawmakers Push President Trump, Defense Secretary, and FEMA Administrator to Address National Guard Health Care, GI Bill, and Retirement Benefits WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) in a bipartisan group of 125 Members of Congress in a letter to President Donald Trump, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor calling on the Administr...Continue Reading

  • In a Letter to Netanyahu and Gantz, Senators State They Would Not Support Such a Move Which Would Critically Endanger Prospects for a Negotiated, Lasting Peace  WASHINGTON—On Thursday, 19 Senate Democrats, led by U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and U.S. Senate Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), expressed grave concern regarding unilateral annexation of Palestinian territory potentially as early as July. In a lette...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine cosponsored legislation to increase the ability for Americans struggling with food insecurity to receive restaurant meals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the COVID-19 Anti-Hunger Restaurant Relief for You Act of 2020—or the SNAP CARRY Act—expands eligibility for the SNAP Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) and waives program requirements to make it easier for states and restaurants to participate in the progra...Continue Reading

  • Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act will create a new program for all essential workers and personnel who have been injured or impacted by COVID-19  WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senators Tammy Duckworth, Richard Blumenthal, Ed Markey, and Kirsten Gillibrand to introduce a bill that would create a new fund to provide compensation for injuries to any individual, or their families, who are deemed an essential worker and required to leave their home to perform services and...Continue Reading

  • ~ Funding awarded through the CARES Act ~ WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-MD) today announced that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will receive $876,806,108 in federal transit funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. “We were proud to fight for this additional support for Metro and other local transit systems as part of the CARES Act....Continue Reading

  • As COVID-19 Increases Isolation and Stress, Senators Ask for $2 Billion to Combat Opioid and Substance Use Crisis WASHINGTON, D.C. – As reports suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the opioid crisis, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) in a letter urging House and Senate leadership to increase the federal investment for state, local and tribal governments, and treatment providers who are leading our nation’s respons...Continue Reading

  • Senators Write to Vice President Pence: ‘Guidance needs to be based on science and evidence -- not politics or ideology’ WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) – both members of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee – are calling on the White House Coronavirus Task Force to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to release full reopening guidelines. The Senators’ letter to Vice Preside...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today applauded $5,445,336 in federal funding for public transportation in Harrisonburg. The funding was authorized by the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act supported by Sens. Warner and Kaine. “As we continue charting a way out of this crisis, cities and localities will need to work to make sure that our...Continue Reading

  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced the COVID-19 Mine Worker Protection Act which would require the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) within 7 days of enactment to protect our miners from COVID-19 exposure at the mines. Additionally, the bill would forbid mine operators from re...Continue Reading

  • Video: https://timkaine.box.com/s/tlbg2eb2kp4kvc24xf08w38r831xesfu WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, in a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine questioned Dr. Anthony Fauci and CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield about the Trump Administration’s failure to mitigate the COVID-19 death toll in the United States. Kaine highlighted the stark differences in the death rate in the U.S. compared to South Korea. The two nations confirmed their firs...Continue Reading

  • The current public health emergency is exacerbating a longstanding “homework gap” that requires immediate action by Congress WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined more than 40 of their colleagues to introduce the Emergency Educational Connections Act, legislation aimed at ensuring K-12 students have adequate home internet connectivity and devices during the coronavirus pandemic. The bill is the Senate companion to legislation recently intro...Continue Reading

  • Bill makes state and local governments eligible for Emergency Paid Leave Payroll Tax Credits WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senators Dick Durbin and Tina Smith to introduce a legislative fix that would help state and local governments provide public employees with paid leave when they need it most. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed into law in March, requires many public and private...Continue Reading