Press Releases

February 10, 2020

Warner & Kaine Statements On President Trump’s Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, members of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statements on President Trump's Fiscal Year 2021(FY21) budget: "Simply put, the President's budget fails Virginia. With the deficit at record highs thanks to the President's massive tax cuts for big business and the wealthiest Americans, this proposal attempts to balance the budget at the expense of hardworking Virginians and investments in our local economy. It … Continue Reading

February 07, 2020

Warner & Kaine Applaud Announcement of 84 Counties and Cities in Va. Now Eligible for Hemp Crop Insurance

~ Virginia hemp producers can now apply for coverage ahead of the 2020 growing season ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement that 84 counties and cities in Virginia are now eligible to apply for two programs that protect hemp producers' crops in the 2020 growing season. The Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) pilot program provides coverage for hemp producers in case of crop loss due to natural … Continue Reading

February 07, 2020

Kaine Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill To Expand Services To Families Of Foreign Service Officers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, cosponsored the Foreign Service Families Act, bipartisan legislation to help ensure the State Department is able to attract and retain a world-class diplomatic corps by providing expanded career options and services to eligible family members of Foreign Service Officers. For many of these family members, the process of finding employment isn't easy - frequent moves, language barriers, and limited … Continue Reading

February 06, 2020

Inhofe, Coons, Rounds, Kaine, Boozman, Enzi Applaud First Steps to US-Kenya Free Trade Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), along with Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), John Boozman (R-Ark.) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) applauded the United States and Kenya today for announcing they will begin discussions on a free trade agreement. If finalized, this will be the first free trade agreement between the United States and a sub-Saharan African country. In 2015, Inhofe and Coons authored legislation that encouraged free trade agreements … Continue Reading

February 05, 2020

Warner & Kaine Request Information on Suicide Prevention Efforts at Va. Veterans' Medical Centers

~ Only six of 20 veterans who take their own lives have received health care services at the VA ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) requested information from four U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers in Virginia and Washington, D.C. regarding their strategies for preventing suicide among the veterans and families they serve. In letters to Salem VA Medical Center, Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, Hampton VA Medical Center, and … Continue Reading

February 04, 2020

Video: On Senate Floor, Kaine Announces He Will Vote To Convict Trump

Video of Kaine's speech: WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine delivered a floor speech announcing that he will vote to convict President Trump at the end of the Senate's impeachment process tomorrow. Kaine was an outspoken supporter of a fair trial that included witnesses and documents, but a majority of Senators voted to conceal that evidence from the American people. In January, he wrote an op-ed in USA Today calling on … Continue Reading

February 04, 2020

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $2 Million In Federal Funding To Provide Affordable Housing For Low-Income Seniors In Frederick County

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $2,056,299 in federal funding to support the development of 11 housing units in Frederick County to provide affordable housing to lower-income elderly households. The funding, available through the Section 202 program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will allow older adults to live independently while also receiving supportive services. "We are pleased that these federal funds will … Continue Reading

February 03, 2020

Kaine Invites JROTC Cadet From Alexandria To State Of The Union

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced that his guest at Tuesday's Presidential State of the Union Address will be Alexandria, VA native and JROTC Cadet Nicole Rosario-Flores. On January 10th, Kaine met with Cadet Rosario-Flores and other JROTC cadets at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria. Kaine talked to the students about his years-long efforts to reclaim Congress's constitutional duty to weigh in on whether the … Continue Reading

January 31, 2020

Kaine Statement On President Trump’s Expanded Travel Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on President Trump's expanded travel ban: "President Trump's discriminatory travel ban is un-American. Expanding this ban does not make us any safer and further hurts our country's reputation on the world stage. I hope my colleagues will join me to help pass the NO BAN Act that would put an end to President Trump's prejudiced travel bans." Kaine has been outspoken against President Trump's discriminatory travel … Continue Reading

January 31, 2020

Warner, Kaine, Scott & Luria Push OMB for Funds to Mitigate Coastal Storm Surge in Norfolk

~ Request $5.4 million in funds to complete first phase of the Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management Project in the Army Corps FY 2020 Work Plan ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), along with U.S. Reps. Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Elaine Luria (D-VA), sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requesting $5.4 million in the Army Corps FY 2020 Work Plan for the Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management Project. The … Continue Reading

January 30, 2020

Kaine Statement On House Vote To Repeal 2002 AUMF

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released a statement on the House passage of legislation to repeal the 2002 Iraq War AUMF: "I'm pleased the House passed legislation to repeal the 2002 Iraq War AUMF. It's more important than ever that we repeal these obsolete war authorizations and shoulder our responsibility to determine whether a mission is in the national interest before sending our troops into harm's … Continue Reading

January 30, 2020

Kaine Statement On Trump Administration Proposal To Cap Medicaid Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced plans to cap Medicaid funding: "President Trump is going after families' health care again. Millions of Americans, including nearly 384,000 Virginians, now have coverage through Medicaid thanks to the Affordable Care Act, and many of them are finally able to get the treatment they need for cancer, … Continue Reading

January 28, 2020

Kaine Joins Brown, Colleagues in Demanding Trump Retract Comments & Commit to Protecting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senator Sherrod Brown and other colleagues in demanding President Trump retract the statements he made last week, where the President said he'd be open to cutting earned benefits like Medicare or Social Security to pay for his tax scam, which has been a handout to corporations at the expense of workers. Despite Republican claims that the bill was a tax cut for working people, it has proven to be nothing more than a giveaway to corporations and the … Continue Reading

January 28, 2020

McSally, Kaine Introduce Bill to Provide Veterans with Innovative Mental Health Treatment Options

WASHINGTON. D.C. - U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced a bill today to expand mental health treatment options for veterans to seek innovative therapies to combat PTSD and other mental health issues. The Veterans Posttraumatic Growth Act requires the VA to conduct a pilot program to study the benefits of nonprofit posttraumatic growth programs relative to traditional models of mental health care. Posttraumatic growth therapy and whole health therapy address many … Continue Reading

January 27, 2020

Warner & Kaine Press Health Department for Updates on Coronavirus

~ One individual in Northern Virginia remains a Patient Under Investigation, awaiting test results ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and 28 of their Democratic Senate colleagues in requesting updates on the Administration's response to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and information on the steps being taken to keep families safe. This letter comes on the heels of an announcement by the Virginia Department … Continue Reading

January 24, 2020

Va. Delegation Pushes Army National Guard to Include New Richmond Aviation Facility in DoD Budget

~ Letter urges the Army National Guard to prioritize the new Richmond aviation facility, current facility no longer suits operational needs ~ WASHINGTON - Today U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and the entire Virginia congressional delegation urged the U.S. Army National Guard to prioritize funding for a new aviation facility in Richmond, Va. as part of the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP). With the current facility already impacting mission execution, the funding will … Continue Reading

January 23, 2020

Warner & Kaine Urge Expedited Review of Va. Plan to Regulate Hemp Production

~ Expedited review would allow the General Assembly to adequately address any issues and provide certainty to growers ahead of 2020 growing season ~ WASHINGTON, D.C. - With the General Assembly session scheduled to adjourn in March 2020, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture … Continue Reading

January 22, 2020

Kaine, Colleagues Want Answers After Reports that Pentagon is Holding Up Info for Veterans and Advocates

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senator Tammy Baldwin and nine of their colleagues today to ask the heads of all U.S. Military branches for answers following media reports that they have stopped releasing vital information about Military Discharge Review Board Decisions that can help veterans change or contest their discharge status and access earned benefits and resources. Earlier this month, the Associated Press reported that veterans and their advocates who seek to change … Continue Reading

January 17, 2020

Senator Kaine Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

"Our Constitution gives Congress, not the president, the power to declare war," said Senator Kaine (D-VA). "And every member of Congress should have the courage to vote and be held accountable for the question of whether a war with Iran or any war is a good idea… Congress should weigh in on whether a military mission is worth risking our troops' lives and health. We can't consign our troops to possible bloodshed unless Congress votes that military action is in the national … Continue Reading

January 17, 2020

Warner, Kaine, Luria Push for Inclusion of Study to Reduce Sea-level Rise in Hampton Roads

~ Letter requests that the Virginia Beach Regional Coastal Storm Risk Management Study be included in the Army Corps FY 2020 Work Plan ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), along with U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA), sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requesting that the Virginia Beach Regional Coastal Storm Risk Management Study be included in the Army Corps FY 2020 Work Plan. The study was authorized in … Continue Reading

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