Press Releases

May 09, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $94.8 Million In Grants For Housing & Infrastructure Projects Across Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $94,819,202 in federal funding to help Virginia communities with housing and infrastructure projects. The funding, which will go to more than 30 locations across Virginia, will be awarded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), HOME, and Housing Trust Fund (HTF) … Continue Reading


May 09, 2018

Kaine Statement On The Release Of Three Americans Wrongly Detained In North Korea

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement today on the release of three Americans wrongly detained in North Korea: "I welcome the long-overdue release of these three Americans, including former Virginia resident Kim Dong-chul who has been wrongly detained for nearly three years. This is a positive development, but the North Korean regime must be held accountable for its appalling pattern … Continue Reading


May 08, 2018

Kaine Statement On Trump Decision To Exit Iran Nuclear Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement today on President Trump's decision to break the U.S. commitment to the Iran nuclear agreement, despite Iran's compliance with the deal: "President Trump showed us again today that when he says 'America First,' he actually means 'America alone.' By violating the Iran deal, the President is creating a new nuclear crisis while we're trying to … Continue Reading


May 07, 2018

Warner & Kaine Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Dedicating The Week Of May 6 As Public Service Recognition Week

~ Virginia is home to one of the highest concentrations of federal employees in the country ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined a group of Senators in honoring the critical work of federal, state, county, and local government employees and members of the uniformed services by passing a bipartisan resolution designating May 6-12, 2018 as Public Service Recognition Week. Virginia is home to one of the highest concentrations of federal employees in the … Continue Reading


May 07, 2018

Kaine Statement On Passing Of Virginia Tech President Emeritus Charles Steger

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the passing of Virginia Tech President Emeritus Dr. Charles W. Steger: "I join the Virginia Tech family in mourning the loss of Charlie Steger. As Governor, I worked closely with him during one of the darkest moments in Virginia history, the tragic shooting on campus in 2007. And I also saw him undertake and complete signature projects like the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, which is accelerating medical … Continue Reading


May 04, 2018

Warner & Kaine Statement On Insurers Proposing Health Care Premium Increases In Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement after insurers filed initial rates that would lead to major premium increases for Virginians in 2019: "These proposed price increases are a painful consequence of the Trump Administration's efforts to sabotage the health insurance market and dismantle the Affordable Care Act. After a series of unsuccessful attempts to repeal the ACA, President Trump and Republicans in Congress settled for taking … Continue Reading


May 04, 2018

Kaine Statement On Trump Administration Decision To End Protections For Displaced Hondurans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Trump Administration's decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for approximately 57,000 Honduran immigrants displaced by natural disasters: "Throughout our history, America has opened our arms to people seeking refuge, and their contributions have strengthened our communities. But time and again, the Trump Administration has forced immigrants and refugees back into dangerous conditions in their home … Continue Reading


May 03, 2018

Kaine Statement on U.S. Special Forces Supporting Saudi Arabia in Yemen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on reports that U.S. Special Forces have been secretly supporting Saudi Arabia as it battles Yemen's Houthi rebels: "The Trump Administration's purposeful blurring of lines between train and equip missions and combat, from Niger to Yemen, is unacceptable. It runs afoul of our system of checks and balances in war powers and is deepening our … Continue Reading


May 03, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $2.1 Million to Preserve Historic Battlefields in Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $2.1 million to preserve parts of the Yorktown and Appomattox Court House Battlefields in Virginia. These grants were awarded through the National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program, funded through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). "Virginia is home to some of America's most historic sites, and the National Park Service and localities have worked hard to protect them from encroaching … Continue Reading


May 01, 2018

Warner & Kaine Recommend Terwilliger to Be U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine have sent a letter to the White House recommending G. Zachary Terwilliger to fill the vacancy of U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. Mr. Terwilliger currently serves in the U.S. Department of Justice as Associate Deputy Attorney General and Chief of Staff in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General. Terwilliger was recommended by a panel of attorneys from across the Commonwealth selected by Warner and Kaine to … Continue Reading


April 27, 2018

Kaine Statement On Heightened Tension And Violence Along Gaza-Israel Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on the heightened tension and violence along the Gaza-Israel border: "I am deeply saddened by the cycle of violence and protests at the Gaza-Israel border. These events make clear the desperate need to alleviate this ongoing humanitarian crisis and actively pursue a political resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "The lack of power, … Continue Reading


April 26, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $61 Million In Funding For Two New Veterans Homes in Virginia Beach And Vint Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $61 million in funding for the construction of two 120-bed veterans homes in Virginia, $30 million for a state veterans home in Virginia Beach and $31 million for a state veterans home in Vint Hill. This funding, which is part of a $685 million package for state veterans homes across the country, can be used for repairs, renovation, or new construction. Warner and Kaine helped to secure these dollars as part of the … Continue Reading


April 26, 2018

Kaine, Manchin, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Care For Children Impacted By Opioid Abuse

Bristol Virginia Public Schools Superintendent: this bill 'will equip us to better achieve our vision of enabling all students to thrive' Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the Handle with Care Act to connect children who experience traumatic events, including domestic violence situations, drug raids, overdoses, and more, to school resources that are designed to provide the child with trauma-informed … Continue Reading


April 26, 2018

Warner & Kaine Now Accepting Applications For U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Virginia

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) are now accepting applications for the position of U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia to succeed U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson, who has announced he will take senior status on June 1, 2018. An independent panel of lawyers assembled by the Senators will review applications and interview qualified individuals. The Senators will then use those recommendations, as well as input from bar associations and … Continue Reading


April 25, 2018

Warner, Kaine, & Colleagues Urge Trump Administration To Extend Temporary Protected Status For Honduras

*Spanish Language Translation Below* WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined 23 Senators today in sending a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan urging them to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Honduran Nationals, which is set to expire on July 5, 2018. "Ending TPS for Hondurans would force more than 86,031 individuals to go back to a country with severe security challenges. We are also … Continue Reading


April 24, 2018

VA, WV Senators Introduce Legislation To Rename Dept Of Agriculture As 'Dept Of Agriculture And Rural Development'

~ Bipartisan legislation would recognize Department's focus on increasing economic opportunities in rural communities ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced bipartisan legislation that would rename the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The change would accurately reflect the Department's increasing focus on improving the quality of life … Continue Reading


April 24, 2018

Health Committee Passes Kaine Co-Sponsored, Bipartisan Addiction Recovery Legislation To Tackle Opioid Crisis

Legislation includes key provisions of Kaine bills to combat opioid epidemic WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, applauded Committee passage of legislation he co-sponsored called The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018. This bipartisan legislation takes a comprehensive look at how communities across the country are tackling the opioid crisis and includes forty different proposals to increase the ways … Continue Reading


April 24, 2018

Kaine, Portman, Baldwin, Capito Introduce Bill To Expand Teacher Training To Prepare Students For Technical Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Co-Chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, along with U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), introduced the Creating Quality Technical Educators Act. This legislation will create a teacher residency grant program to help address the CTE teacher shortage in schools. The grant program creates partnerships between elementary, middle or high schools and higher … Continue Reading


April 23, 2018

Kaine Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation To Ensure Students Have Adequate Data When Selecting Postsecondary Education

UVA President Teresa Sullivan and workforce groups praise bill; say improving data is critical to student success WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine has co-sponsored legislation to modernize the data colleges provide students and families to ensure they have clear information about student outcomes before deciding on a college or other higher education institution. The College Transparency Act will increase reporting on student outcomes including enrollment, completion, and … Continue Reading


April 19, 2018

Kaine, Warner Back Up Women Of the Senate, Call For Urgent Action On Congressional #METOO Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, along with 30 of their male Senate colleagues, today called for the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders to bring to the Senate floor legislation reforming how Congress handles cases of sexual harassment. This letter backs up calls from all of the women Senators of both parties, who sent a letter on March 28 to Senate leadership expressing disappointment that Congress failed to address this urgently needed reform in the March omnibus … Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106
Showing page   of 106