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  • ~ Celebrates the life and achievements of pioneering physicist and mathematician ~       WASHINGTON – The United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution sponsored by U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) along with U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to honor Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson, a NASA pioneer who passed away Monday at the age of 101. “Katherine Johnson was essential to NASA’s success in the Space ...Continue Reading

  • Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, introduced a resolution commending the work of GAVI and its partners for their efforts to expand vaccines and immunizations to the most vulnerable, especially children, in developing countries. The resolution also reaffirms the United States’ continued support for the Alliance as an efficient and effective mechanism to advance global health security and save ...Continue Reading

  • MLB has proposed eliminating or demoting 42 teams – including Virginia’s Danville Braves, Bristol Pirates, and Bluefield Blue Jays WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined a bipartisan group of colleagues, led by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), to introduce a resolution supporting Minor League Baseball (MiLB) and their efforts to fight Major League Baseball’s (MLB) proposed elimination or demotion of 42 MiLB clubs,...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $1,844,898 in federal funding to support residents of public housing in five cities across Virginia. The funding, awarded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Resident Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) program, helps individuals and families work towards economic independence and housing self-sufficiency. The program aims to help residents increase earned income and ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined Democratic Whip Dick Durbin along with 29 of their Democratic colleagues to introduce the Restoring Military Priorities Act of 2020.  The bill would reverse and restore the Trump Administration’s recent short-sighted transfer of $3.8 billion from Pentagon priorities to build part of President Trump’s border wall.  The bill also reduces DoD’s transfer authority so that DoD cannot once aga...Continue Reading

  • LEESBURG, VA -- In response to a letter from Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), the National Park Service has agreed to conduct a reconnaissance survey to evaluate the suitability of designating the George C. Marshall House in Leesburg, known as Dodona Manor, as an “affiliated area” under NPS, which would help protect the property. “We are pleased that the National Park Service has agreed to our request to have the histori...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement after voting against proceeding to consideration of S. 311, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act:                      “Today I voted against the Senate proceeding to take up S. 311, just as I did last year. We should not unnecessarily create new federal cri...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the passing of Katherine Johnson: “Katherine Johnson helped realize one of humankind’s oldest dreams—to reach the stars. Hidden no longer, she will be remembered for her contributions to math and science and forever stand as a role model for those whose talents are not fully recognized because of prejudice. I am deeply saddened to hear of her passing, and my condolences go out to her fami...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today announced $322,855 in federal funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) – the federal agency for volunteering and service – to expand the impact of national service in Richmond, Roanoke, Christiansburg, and Tazewell, Va. The funding, awarded through a Senior Corps grant competition, will support 831 Virginia volunteers in the RSVP Program – one of America’s largest vo...Continue Reading

  • HONOLULU – Yesterday, Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee, visited Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (PHNSY) to meet with workers and military leaders, and to present a lei at the memorial for victims of the December shooting at the Shipyard. During their visit, Senators Hirono and Kaine met with Admiral ...Continue Reading

  • ~ Funding will help support housing for individuals with low- and moderate-incomes, as well as people experiencing homelessness and those living with HIV/AIDS ~  WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today announced $94,523,140 in federal funding to support access to safe and affordable housing throughout Virginia. This funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was awarded through four grant programs – t...Continue Reading

  • Watch Kaine’s floor speech today on the resolution here: https://timkaine.box.com/s/rqejpfbrf2bk2fg4n1rglzw4rpdnmggj WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after the Senate passed his bipartisan war powers resolution to prevent further escalation of hostilities with Iran without congressional authorization by a vote of 55-45: “With passage of this resolution,...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined a bipartisan group of fifteen senators, led by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), in writing to Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly to express concern over proposed funding reductions for the Virginia Class submarine program, which could negatively impact both the United States’ undersea superiority and the submarine industrial base. Virginia Class submar...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement on the House of Representatives’ passage of legislation to immediately remove the ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), paving the way for full and equal protections to women in the Constitution. In November, Warner and Kaine cosponsored similar legislation in the Senate, S.J. Res. 6, with Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) to remo...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $47,220,892 in federal funding to support public housing and workforce development programs in 26 localities across Virginia. The funding was awarded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Job Plus Initiative and Public Housing Capital Fund programs. “It’s important for every Virginian to have the opportunity to secure stable housing and employment,” the Senators ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $1,191,750 in federal funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help seven Virginia tribes develop and manage affordable housing. “We’re pleased to announce this funding to expand access to low-income housing for Virginia’s tribes,” the Senators said. “These grants will help ensure these communities have a safe and affordable place...Continue Reading

  • Video of Kaine’s speech: https://timkaine.box.com/s/ehg2iyev0fjbrih9uhcj26gc9bm5h8v4 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, delivered a floor speech calling on the Senate to pass his bipartisan war powers resolution to prevent further escalation of hostilities with Iran without congressional authorization. The Senate began debate on the resolution today. In the floor ...Continue Reading

  • ~ Following VA report, Senators call for the expansion of presumptive conditions ~ WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined their Senate colleagues in condemning the Trump Administration for stonewalling critical benefits to Vietnam veterans suffering from health conditions associated with their exposure to Agent Orange. As a result of their service during the Vietnam War, hundreds of thousands of veterans, including those who served off the waters of ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced a bipartisan bill, the Assisting Community Colleges in Educating Skilled Students (ACCESS) to Careers Act, to launch a community college and career training grant program that would provide funding to states and community colleges to address the evolving demands of the labor market. The bill aims to boost student success and career readiness by increasing work-based learning opportunities, ensuring st...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined 31 Senators in introducing legislation that would put the United States on a path to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by no later than 2050. This net-zero legislation is supported collectively by major environmental groups, business groups and organized labor. The world’s leading scientists have warned that humanity must limit global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius to avoid the most catast...Continue Reading