Press Releases

August 30, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $10 Million in Federal Funds For Airport Improvements in Virginia

~ DOT grants will provide funding to improve infrastructure and increase safety at local airports ~ WASHINGTON- U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that nine Virginia airports will receive a total of $10,669,159 in federal funding from the Department of Transportation (DOT). "We are pleased to announce these funds that will allow Virginia airports to make the necessary improvements to ensure safer travel to and from the Commonwealth," the Senators said. "This … Continue Reading


August 30, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $2 Million in Federal Funds for Hampton Roads Transit

~ U.S. DOT grant will support the purchase of electric buses, chargers, and acquisition or purchase of maintenance facilities ~ WASHINGTON- U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Hampton Roads Transit will receive a total of $2,290,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). "This federal funding ensures that Hampton Roads can invest in newer and more energy-efficient public buses," the Senators said. "These upgrades will help … Continue Reading


August 30, 2018

Kaine Statement on Trump Eliminating Federal Employee Pay Increase

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after President Trump announced he will try to deny federal employees a 2.1 percent cost of living adjustment in 2019: "President Trump is trying to deny over a million Americans the pay they've earned. Yet again, this President is attacking our hardworking public servants and hurting our ability to hire and keep dedicated workers. It's insulting to blame these unfair pay cuts on 'economic conditions' as … Continue Reading


August 29, 2018

Warner & Kaine Applaud More Than $2 Million in Federal Funds to Help Preserve Historically Black Colleges in Virginia

~ Virginia Union University, Hampton University, Virginia State University, and Virginia University of Lynchburg will receive funds to restore historic structures ~ WASHINGTON- U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded today an announcement by the National Park Service (NPS) that it will award $2,267,306 in grant funding to support projects that preserve significant historic structures at four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Virginia. Virginia … Continue Reading


August 29, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $150,000 in Federal Funding to Turn Old Prices Fork Elementary School Building Into Local Food Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $150,000 in federal funding to help transform the 8,667 square foot space in the old Prices Fork Elementary School in Montgomery County into a local food enterprise center. The transformed space will include a commercial incubator kitchen, farm-to-table restaurant, a local craft brewery, a retail consignment market, and business incubation and support services. "This revitalization is the result of a real partnership … Continue Reading


August 29, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $610,000 in Federal Funding to Support the Expansion of Solar Energy Across Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced a total of $610,000 in federal funding toward seven solar photovoltaic renewable energy systems across Virginia. These grants will support local businesses in Covesville, Charlottesville, Front Royal, Huntly, and Colonial Beach. "Investing in solar power is an important step towards cleaner energy that protects the environment. We're proud to announce this funding to help local businesses in communities across … Continue Reading


August 28, 2018

Warner & Kaine Statement on Senate Confirmation of Terwilliger to Be U.S. Attorney For The Eastern District of Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement after the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed G. Zachary Terwilliger to fill the vacancy of U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia: "We are pleased that our colleagues agreed Zachary Terwilliger is well-qualified to serve as the next U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia," the Senators said. "Mr. Terwilliger has ample experience in the Eastern District, and we're glad he will … Continue Reading


August 25, 2018

Kaine Statement on the Passing of U.S. Senator John McCain

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the passing of U.S. Senator John McCain: "John McCain was a hero, my Chairman, and my friend. After six decades of public service, he will be remembered as a maverick, a model of strength in Vietnam, and a champion of servicemembers, campaign finance reform, and innumerable other causes. In the past 13 months, John has urged us to listen to each other and restore the American people's confidence in their … Continue Reading


August 25, 2018

Kaine Statement On Trump Decision To Cut Assistance In Gaza And West Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after the State Department announced at the direction of President Trump they will redirect $200 million intended for humanitarian assistance in Gaza and the West Bank: "The President's decision to cut U.S. assistance to the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza is cruel and reckless. Without this funding, the humanitarian crisis will surely be exacerbated, … Continue Reading


August 23, 2018

Warner & Kaine Praise Passage Of Bill To Fund Virginia Health Care, Defense, Education, & Workforce Priorities

Fully funds Gabriella Miller child cancer research program, includes amendment to improve early detection of black lung, and increases funding for opioid and substance abuse treatment WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine celebrated Senate passage of a bill to fund health care, defense, education, and worker protection priorities that are critical to Virginia. The Senate appropriations bill to fund the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Education, … Continue Reading


August 22, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $149,000 For Fries Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $149,405 in federal funding for the Fries Fire Department through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistant to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. "This federal funding will provide Fries Fire Department with necessary support to enhance operations and ensure the Department has the tools it needs to carry out daily operations and keep the community safe," the Senators said. The primary goal of … Continue Reading


August 20, 2018

In Wake Of School Bus Bombing, Kaine Cosponsors Amendment To Halt Funding For War In Yemen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, cosponsored an amendment to the FY 2019 Defense Appropriations bill to cut off United States' support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen until the Secretary of Defense certifies the coalition's air campaign is not violating international law and U.S. policy related to the protection of civilians. The amendment, introduced by Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), comes in … Continue Reading


August 20, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $43,000 For York County Fire Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $43,637 in federal funding for the York County Department of Fire and Life Safety through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistant to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The fire department will use the funding to replace a 20-year-old air compressor. The new compressor will provide breathing air to support firefighters when working in dangerous environments. "We are pleased to announce federal funding … Continue Reading


August 17, 2018

Kaine, Perdue, Warner, Isakson Ask Army For Plan to Address Dangerous Lead Levels Endangering Military Families in Base Housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), David Perdue (R-GA), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) sent a letter to the Secretary of the Army raising concerns over a recent report about lead poisonings and dangerous lead levels in housing on U.S. Army installations, endangering military families. "We write to you today concerned about recent reports of lead poisoning at a number of Army installations. The health and safety of our servicemembers and their families are … Continue Reading


August 16, 2018

Warner & Kaine Call On Trump Administration To Protect Servicemembers & Their Families From Predatory Lenders

Recent Reports Indicate The Trump Administration Is Planning To Undermine Key Aspects Of The Military Lending Act & Make It Easier For Unscrupulous Lenders To Target U.S. Troops & Rip-Off Military Families WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Jack Reed (D-RI) and 46 of their Democratic colleagues in a letter to Office of Management & Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to urge the Trump Administration to continue protecting servicemembers and … Continue Reading


August 15, 2018

Warner And Kaine Announce $846,000 For Orange County Fire & EMS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $846,000 in federal funding for the County of Orange Fire & EMS through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistant to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The fire department will use the funding to purchase 132 self-contained breathing apparatuses with spare cylinders and 66 additional face pieces. "We are pleased to announce funding to help Orange County's Fire Department purchase the equipment it … Continue Reading


August 15, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $75,000 to Support Small Businesses in Culpeper

~ Federal grant will help local organization revitalize Historic Downtown District and create new jobs ~ WASHINGTON- U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. (CRI) will receive $75,000 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to assist small or emerging businesses in the Historic Downtown District in Culpeper, Va. CRI plans to use this funding to set up a financing mechanism that will allow local businesses to … Continue Reading


August 15, 2018

Warner And Kaine Praise More Than $500,000 For Shipyard In Norfolk

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine praised Marine Hydraulics International, Inc. in Norfolk for receiving $505,617 in federal funding to purchase rolling stock, forklifts, quay wall, and support operations. "We are pleased that with this federal funding Marine Hydraulics will be able to purchase new equipment that can support their day-to-day operations and help the world's largest naval station right here in Norfolk maintain the world-class fleet that keeps our … Continue Reading


August 13, 2018

Kaine's Legislation To Support Military Spouses Becomes Law

Defense bill includes key Kaine priorities to boost servicemember pay, address military spouse unemployment, and support shipbuilding WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on President Trump signing into law the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes a majority of Kaine's military spouse employment provisions and many of Kaine's other priorities for Virginia, including … Continue Reading


August 13, 2018

Warner & Kaine Urge Newly Confirmed VA Secretary to Review Political Influence Plaguing Dept. of Veterans Affairs

~ Senators urge VA Secretary to examine if politically motivated actions have impacted the VA's delivery of care and benefits for veterans after ProPublica report ~ WASHINGTON - Following a ProPublica investigation showing potential political influence on policy decisions at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-Va.) joined Senate colleagues urging the recently confirmed VA Secretary Robert Wilkie to review the actions taken by unconfirmed … Continue Reading

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