Press Releases

October 10, 2018

Warner & Kaine Successfully Include Virginia Projects In Final Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Bill

Includes provisions to widen and deepen Norfolk Harbor and protect Tangier Island and Coastal Virginia WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded Senate passage of the bipartisan America's Water Infrastructure Act. The final legislation included key projects for Virginia championed by Warner and Kaine, including authorization for a project to deepen and widen channels in and around Norfolk Harbor and to initiate new flood-resilience projects for Tangier … Continue Reading


October 09, 2018

Connolly-Kaine Lead Letter Urging President Trump To Raise Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance With The Governments Of Saudi Arabia And Turkey

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), led a bipartisan, bicameral letter urging President Trump to raise Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance with the governments of Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Khashoggi, a Virginia resident and distinguished journalist, has been missing since October 2nd when he was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. According to some reports, Mr. Khashoggi may have been murdered. "These conflicting reports and … Continue Reading


October 06, 2018

Kaine Statement On Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court: "I am deeply disappointed that the Senate has rushed to confirm Judge Kavanaugh without a complete investigation into the serious allegations against him. A five day investigation that featured interviews with a handful of people, while ignoring dozens of witnesses who were willing to cooperate, and a secret report whose contents could not even be … Continue Reading


October 05, 2018

Kaine On Senate Floor: Confirming Kavanaugh Would Send Hostile Message To Sexual Assault Survivors

Kaine told stories of survivors from Alexandria, Sterling, Chesapeake, Radford, Williamsburg, Henrico Video: https://timkaine.app.box.com/s/zimanprsvvggzhasjsw1yn02jtiup79r Audio: https://timkaine.app.box.com/s/dgvvr7qj18yofpei6yi2s7w4w6u8btw2 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine delivered a speech on the Senate floor calling on his colleagues to vote no on Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Kaine spoke about the hostile message the Senate would send … Continue Reading


October 05, 2018

Bipartisan Senators Denounce China's Human Rights Abuses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senator David Perdue (R-GA) and 16 other bipartisan senators are condemning the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of religious minorities and actions to limit free expression and practice of faith in the People's Republic of China. Joining in this effort are U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tom Cotton (R-AR), John Cornyn (R-TX), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), Chuck … Continue Reading


October 04, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $2.4 Million In Federal Funding To Support Teacher Training At VCU

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $2,425,864 in federal funding will be awarded to Virginia Commonwealth University through the U.S. Department of Education's Teacher and Leader Preparation and Professional Development Grant Program. Warner and Kaine had written in support of VCU receiving the funding, which will be used to recruit, prepare, license, and retain teachers in high-need school districts as well as strengthen the teaching of mathematics and … Continue Reading


October 03, 2018

Kaine Statement On Passage Of Longterm Aviation Reauthorization That Protects Virginia Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine praised Senate passage of the 2018 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) five-year reauthorization that is critical to Virginia's economy and will support hundreds of jobs across the Commonwealth. Kaine has long pushed for a five-year reauthorization to enable Virginia's airports and the airlines that serve them to make long-term business decisions that expand service and support jobs. This reauthorization also successfully excludes changes to … Continue Reading


October 03, 2018

Kaine Presses Trump Administration On The Expansive Use Of 'Collective Self-Defense' To Justify Military Action That Bypasses Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis raising the alarm over a Trump Administration policy that the United States can use a justification of "collective self-defense" to respond with military force to protect any foreign group it deems to be a "partner force"- even when there is no direct threat to the United States, its armed forces, or citizens. Kaine's concern … Continue Reading


September 28, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $1,413,108 To Support Drug Courts In Fairfax, Loudoun, And Northern Neck

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced a total of $1,413,108 in federal funding for drug courts with the Northern Neck Regional Jail and in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. The dollars are awarded through the U.S. Department of Justice's FY 18 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program. Fairfax and Loudoun County will each receive $500,000 and Northern Neck Regional Jail will receive $413,108 to support drug courts that integrate evidence-based substance abuse … Continue Reading


September 28, 2018

Kaine Joins Harris On Bill To Address Black Women Dying At Higher Rates In Childbirth

In Virginia, Black women die in childbirth at a rate of 36.6 percent, three times the rate of white women WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Senator Kamala D. Harris on the Maternal Care Access and Reducing Emergencies (CARE) Act, a bill to reduce the racial disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity. The United States is one of only thirteen countries in the world where the rate of maternal mortality … Continue Reading


September 27, 2018

Kaine Statement on Today's Supreme Court Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee: "I found Dr. Blasey Ford's testimony courageous and believable. And there is significant corroborating evidence-notes from her therapist, her passing a polygraph test, and similar accounts from other independent witnesses who stand ready to testify. All this suggests that any rush to a vote would be a huge … Continue Reading


September 25, 2018

Warner, Kaine Announce More than $350,000 In ARC Grant Funds to the Town of Narrows

~ Funding will go towards the Wolf Creek Waterfront Project ~ WASHINGTON - Today U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has approved $392,588 in grant funding to the Town of Narrows, Va. The ARC funding will go towards a series of projects designed to improve the waterfront business district, including the development of a new multi-use 1,425 linear trail along Wolf Creek that will generate increased revenues to ten … Continue Reading


September 25, 2018

Video: Kaine Raises Questions About Overuse Of Discriminatory Discipline Practices In The Classroom

Kaine Calls for Review of Data To Ensure Historically Underserved Students Are Not Unfairly Penalized WATCH HERE WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today in a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine raised concerns about discriminatory discipline practices that remove historically underserved students from the classroom at higher rates. Kaine has heard local concerns about this issue from students, parents, teachers, and school officials across … Continue Reading


September 25, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce Eastern District Of Virginia Judicial Recommendations

To fill opening for U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine sent a letter to the White House recommending Patricia Tolliver Giles and U.S. Magistrate Judge David J. Novak for the vacancy in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division. "We are pleased to recommend Ms. Patricia Tolliver Giles and U.S. Magistrate Judge David J. Novak for the vacancy in the … Continue Reading


September 24, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce Va. Will Receive More Than $6 Million to Combat Opioid Crisis

~ Funds will help Va. communities respond to opioid epidemic through substance abuse and mental health services, expand access in rural areas ~ WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Virginia will receive $6,349,505 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to combat the opioid epidemic. The funds will help Virginia communities combat this crisis by expanding access to quality substance use disorder and mental … Continue Reading


September 21, 2018

Warner & Kaine Praise Nearly $1.5 Million Grant For Loudoun Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine praised new federal funding for Loudoun County Fire and Rescue awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, totaling $1,486,000. The fire department will use the funding to support fitness assessment and counseling for firefighters. "We're pleased Loudoun County Fire and Rescue will receive federal dollars to support staff training and ensure the firefighters … Continue Reading


September 21, 2018

Warner & Kaine Call For DOJ to Investigate FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project

Lawmakers raise concerns and request information on White House's involvement in abrupt decision to reverse course on new FBI HQ location WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined Senators Tom Carper (D-DE), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) in requesting that the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Justice (DOJ) investigate a decision by the General Services Administration (GSA), made at the … Continue Reading


September 18, 2018

Warner & Kaine Praise Final Passage Of Bill That Avoids September Shutdown Threat, Funds Key Priorities

Agreement funds Virginia health care, defense, education, and worker protection priorities Bill now heads to the House for a vote WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine celebrated final Senate passage of a bill to fund the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Education, and Labor for Fiscal Year 2019, which begins on October 1, and to fund the rest of the government through December 7 as negotiations continue. If the legislation is signed into law, it … Continue Reading


September 18, 2018

Warner & Kaine Slam Trump's Trade War Escalation That Threatens Additional $899 Million In Virginia Exports

U.S. Chamber identifies 1,135,500 Virginia jobs supported by trade Labels Virginia as facing "Extremely Significant Damage" from escalating trade war WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine criticized President Trump for escalating the trade war with China by placing an additional $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, which the Chinese government has recently matched with $60 billion in tariffs on American goods. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has warned that … Continue Reading


September 17, 2018

Warner & Kaine Praise Senate Passage Of Comprehensive Opioid & Substance Abuse Bill That Included Their Own Legislation

After months of work in the Finance and HELP committees, Senate makes historic progress to address substance abuse treatment and prevention Bill now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration, Senators call for quick action from Virginia's House members WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine celebrated Senate passage of the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, a comprehensive substance abuse treatment bill to address the national addiction crisis. The … Continue Reading

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