Press Releases

November 08, 2019

Warner & Kaine Bill Awarding Congressional Gold Medal To Nasa Langley’s Hidden Figures Signed Into Law

Bipartisan legislation will award Congressional Gold Medals to Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Dr. Christine Darden for their groundbreaking contributions WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine to award four African-American women scientists the Congressional Gold Medal for their work at NASA Langley was signed into law by President Trump. The award distinguishes Katherine Johnson, Dr. Christine Darden, … Continue Reading

November 08, 2019

Warner, Kaine Announce Nearly $400,000 In Federal Funding For Rural Business Development And Public Safety Across Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $391,400 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for rural business development and public safety. "We're pleased to announce these grants to strengthen local businesses and public safety in the Commonwealth," the Senators said. "This federal assistance will go directly towards supporting local entrepreneurs and law enforcement in Virginia." $277,200 in funding comes from USDA's Rural … Continue Reading

November 06, 2019

Kaine joins Duckworth, Colleagues to Introduce Bill to Protect Military Families from Deportation

Legislation arrives as Trump Administration reportedly considers ending deportation protections for military families WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced legislation today to strengthen military readiness by safeguarding the Parole in Place (PIP) program, which allows undocumented family members-parents, children, spouses or widowers-of members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans to lawfully remain in the United States in one-year increments. The Military … Continue Reading

November 06, 2019

Warner & Kaine Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Secure Miner Pensions and Health Care

~ Bill will help safeguard pensions for 92,000 coal miners and protect health care for 13,000 miners ~ WASHINGTON - Following years of efforts to try to safeguard benefits for mine workers, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), today introduced bipartisan legislation along with Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to secure pensions for our nation's retired miners. The legislation would shore up the 1974 United Mine Workers of … Continue Reading

November 05, 2019

Resolution Congratulating Nationals Unanimously Passes Senate

~ Va. & Md. Senators celebrate the Nationals' first-ever World Series championship ~ WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution introduced by U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-MD) officially congratulating the Washington Nationals on winning the World Series for the first time in franchise history. "The Washington Nationals worked hard, played with heart and had fun while they were at it. What … Continue Reading

November 05, 2019

McSally, Kaine, Cornyn, Rubio, Coons Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Local Veteran Treatment Courts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ), Tim Kaine (D-VA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced bipartisan legislation to expand access to veteran treatment courts and allow those who served our nation to receive the care they need. Veteran treatment courts work in tandem with the traditional criminal justice system to help rehabilitate veterans who have committed non-violent misdemeanor crimes while transitioning back to civilian … Continue Reading

November 04, 2019

Warner & Kaine Push to Renew Funding for Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Education

~ Mandatory federal funding expired on September 30 for Virginia Union University, Hampton University, Virginia State University, Norfolk State University, and Virginia University of Lynchburg ~ ~ No Senate vote currently set to renew this funding ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), members of the Congressional Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Caucus, today joined 36 of their colleagues in a new push to pass funding for HBCUs … Continue Reading

October 31, 2019

Warner & Kaine Applaud Forest Service Purchase of Key Property in Botetourt County, Va.

~ Grace Furnace property is one of the largest tracts to be acquired for conservation purposes in Virginia in decades ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today applauded the acquisition of a significant property by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service. The addition of this land to the Forest Service will help preserve a local historic asset, enhance Virginians' access to recreation, and protect the water quality of Craig Creek, a tributary … Continue Reading

October 31, 2019

Kaine joins Murphy, Dem Colleagues in Letter to Pompeo: U.S. Resources Must Be Made Available For Humanitarian Aid in Syria, Iraq

Trump's Decision Abandoned the Kurds and Puts International Humanitarian Aid Operations at Risk WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, on Thursday led 5 U.S. Senators in calling on the Secretary of State to ensure U.S. resources are made flexible for humanitarian efforts to evacuate personnel and continue assisting Syrian refugees inside Iraq. In a letter … Continue Reading

October 31, 2019

Norton, Warner, Cardin, Kaine, and Van Hollen Celebrate Washington Nationals, Will Introduce Resolution Honoring World Series Win

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) announced they will introduce a resolution honoring the Washington Nationals' first World Series title in franchise history. Beating the Houston Astros in Game 7 last night, the Nationals won all four away games to clinch the series. "In one word - history!" Norton said. "Congratulations to the Washington Nationals on this … Continue Reading

October 31, 2019

Warner & Kaine Praise Senate Passage Of Bipartisan Bill To Fund Virginia Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded Senate passage of bipartisan legislation to fund federal programs critical to Virginia under the Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Commerce (DOC), Department of Justice (DOJ), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Department of Interior (DOI). On a bipartisan … Continue Reading

October 30, 2019

Udall, Kaine Introduce Resolution to Reinforce U.S. Leadership in Peaceful Use of Space & Technology Innovation

New Senate resolution supports the United States' implementation of international guidelines for the peaceful use of space that reflect significant U.S. input WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a resolution to maintain U.S. leadership in protecting satellites and spacecraft in Earth's orbit from space debris and ensuring that all nations cooperate to promote the peaceful use of space for … Continue Reading

October 29, 2019

Amid Delay, Senator Kaine Urges Trump Administration To Prioritize Children’s Health And Keep Promise To Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

In a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, Democrats condemn the ongoing delay and reported weakening of Trump Administration's promised action to address epidemic of youth e-cigarette use WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senator Patty Murray, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), and 24 of their Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar denouncing the Administration's delay … Continue Reading

October 29, 2019

Kaine Statement On The Passing Of Gerald Baliles

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the passing of former Virginia Governor Gerald L. Baliles: "Governor Baliles modernized our roads, pushed environmental policies that understood economic growth and conservation go hand-in-hand, and led unprecedented international missions that laid the groundwork for Virginia to become the global trade hub it is today. Given the decades of Virginia prosperity these initiatives have enabled, it would not be … Continue Reading

October 25, 2019

Booker, Kaine, Coons, Murphy Call on President Trump to Appoint Ambassador to Sudan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led members of the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy in urging President Trump to nominate the first U.S. Ambassador to Sudan since 1997. In a letter, Booker highlighted the importance of strong U.S. support for Sudan as the country transitions toward a civilian government and democratic elections after months of protests. In April, a military coup deposed former Sudan … Continue Reading

October 24, 2019

VIDEO: On Senate floor, Kaine calls on colleagues to pass legislation to mitigate Trump’s Syria disaster

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine delivered a floor speech calling on his colleagues to pass the House resolution condemning Trump's betrayal of the Kurds, bring to the floor the Menendez-Risch sanctions bill to hold Turkey accountable, and increase humanitarian assistance for the Kurdistan Regional Government and international refugee support agencies. In his remarks, Kaine said, "I want America to be the country that tells the world, 'You can count on us. You can count on us.' Not … Continue Reading

October 24, 2019

U.S. Senators Smith, Brown, Van Hollen, Kaine, Cardin & Warner Continue Fight to Secure Back Pay From Last Government Shutdown for Federal Contractor Employees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.)-along with Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.)-is making good on a promise to keep fighting to secure back pay for federal contractor employees who went without pay during the last government shutdown. The Senators filed an amendment to Senate appropriations measures that would provide those low-wage workers with back pay. Sen. Smith and her colleagues say … Continue Reading

October 23, 2019

Kaine Cosponsors Bill To Support Working Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine cosponsored the Working Students Act, legislation to support students who are working their way through school. The bill will allow students who need to work to pay for college to complete their degrees more quickly and with less debt. "As the cost of college continues to rise, more and more students need to work in order to afford school," Kaine said. "I'm proud this legislation gives students the ability to support their education by working without … Continue Reading

October 22, 2019

Video: Kaine Condemns Trump Administration For Flawed Strategy And Lack Of Communication On Syria

WATCH HERE: WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) hearing, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine condemned the Trump Administration for abandoning the Kurds who have fought alongside American troops, empowering our adversaries, and raising the risk that there will be a resurgence of ISIS. In his questioning, Kaine criticized the Trump Administration for failing to consult experts or come before Congress to propose … Continue Reading

October 21, 2019

Kaine Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill To Provide Higher Education Support For Homeless Students And Foster Youth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) cosponsored the Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act, a bill to help homeless and foster students get the support they need to access and succeed in higher education. This legislation, which Kaine also cosponsored last Congress, was introduced by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rob Portman (R-OH). "Every student deserves the opportunity to pursue higher education, but homeless and foster youth often face unique … Continue Reading

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