Press Releases

May 05, 2021

Sarbanes, Kaine, Gillibrand Lead Bicameral Push to Fix PSLF Program and Provide America’s Public Servants with Urgently Needed Student Loan Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.), U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) today led more than 50 colleagues in calling on the Biden Administration to strengthen the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program and ensure that America's teachers, social workers, public defenders, service members and community health care workers, along with many other public servants, receive the student loan forgiveness they have earned. "Especially … Continue Reading


May 04, 2021

Declaración Del Senador Kaine Sobre Destitucion De Jueces Y Fiscal General En El Salvador

WASHINGTON, DC - El senador estadounidense Tim Kaine, presidente del Subcomité de Relaciones Exteriores del Senado sobre Hemisferio Occidental, Crimen Transnacional, Seguridad Civil, Democracia, Derechos Humanos y Asuntos Globales de la Mujer, emitió hoy la siguiente declaración sobre el voto de la Asamblea Legislativa salvadoreña para destituir la los principales jueces y fiscal general de la nación: "Al aprobar la decisión del Presidente Bukele de … Continue Reading


May 04, 2021

Kaine Statement on Removal of Judges & Attorney General in El Salvador

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine-Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues-released the following statement today on the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly's vote to dismiss the nation's top judges and attorney general: "By rubber-stamping President Bukele's move to fire the country's top judges and attorney general, the Legislative Assembly completely undercuts … Continue Reading


April 30, 2021

Kaine, Graham Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Promote International Press Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced the International Press Freedom Act of 2021, a bipartisan bill that would promote global press freedom by creating a Coordinator for International Press Freedom at the State Department. The legislation would also authorize new funding for programs that help keep foreign journalists safe; use existing funding to prevent, investigate, and prosecute crimes against journalists overseas; and create a new visa … Continue Reading


April 30, 2021

Warner & Kaine Reintroduce Legislation to Expand Telehealth Services amid COVID-19 Crisis

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), along with Sens. Brian Schatz (D-HI), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Ben Cardin (D-MD), John Thune (R-SD), and Roger Wicker (R-MS) reintroduced the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2021. The CONNECT for Health Act will expand coverage of telehealth services through Medicare, make permanent COVID-19 telehealth flexibilities, improve health outcomes, and make it easier … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Menendez, Kaine & Colleagues Introduce New Legislation Barring U.S. Arms Sales to Human Rights Violators

WASHINGTON - Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined today by Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) in introducing the Safeguarding Human Rights in Arms Exports Act of 2021. As foreign governments intentionally or inadvertently use U.S.-sold arms and defense services to perpetrate human rights abuses against innocent … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Kaine Cosponsors Military Justice Improvement Act to Address Sexual Assault in the Military

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on cosponsoring Senators Gillibrand and Grassley's Military Justice Improvement Act to professionalize the prosecution of sexual assault cases in the military: "I have supported dozens of reforms to give the military chain of command more tools to deal with the scourge of sexual assault. But I have been deeply disappointed with the lack of meaningful progress toward making the military a place free from the … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Kaine & Baldwin Introduce Bills to Strengthen Support for Children at Risk of Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Tammy Baldwin, both members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, reintroduced two pieces of legislation to strengthen America's child welfare system. The Child Welfare Workforce Support Act would address high turnover rates among child welfare workers, and the Protecting LGBTQ Youth Act would help prevent the maltreatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth who are more likely to … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Kaine, Moran, Warner & Cassidy Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Childhood Cancer Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Mark R. Warner (D-VA), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0. This legislation would provide a new source of funding for the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (Kids First) by redirecting penalties collected from pharmaceutical, cosmetic, supplement, and medical device companies that break the law to pediatric and … Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

Wicker, Kaine, Collins, King, Shaheen, Wittman, Gallagher Introduce SHIPYARD Act to Support National Defense Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Tim Kaine, D-Va., Susan Collins, R-Maine, Angus King, I-Maine, and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., along with Representatives Rob Wittman, R-Va., and Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., today introduced the Supplying Help to Infrastructure in Ports, Yards, and America's Repair Docks (SHIPYARD) Act of 2021, which would provide $25 billion to make investments needed to optimize, improve, and rebuild shipyard facilities, electrical infrastructure, environmental … Continue Reading


April 27, 2021

Warner & Kaine Announce Eastern District of Virginia Judicial Recommendations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine sent a letter to President Biden recommending Patricia Tolliver Giles and U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael S. Nachmanoff for the vacancy in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division. "We are pleased to recommend Ms. Patricia Tolliver Giles and U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael S. Nachmanoff for the vacancy in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division … Continue Reading


April 22, 2021

Warner & Kaine Applaud Passage of Bill to Counter Hate Crimes, Inclusion of Heather Heyer No Hate Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded passage of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, legislation cosponsored by Warner and Kaine and designed to counter the recent trend of violence against members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. The bill includes provisions of the Khalid Jabara-Heather Heyer NO HATE Act, cosponsored by Warner and Kaine last Congress to improve hate crimes reporting and expand assistance and resources for victims of hate … Continue Reading


April 21, 2021

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $6.5 Million in Federal Funds to Support Transportation to Community Vaccination Centers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) will receive $6,505,200 in federal funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to deliver individuals that have transportation needs to state run Community Vaccination Centers. "We're glad to see these federal dollars go towards helping Virginians who have transportation needs get vaccinated," said the Senators. "As Virginians 16 and older are … Continue Reading


April 20, 2021

As Seafood Processing Begins, Va. & Md. Senators Applaud Announcement by Biden Administration Releasing Additional H-2B Visas

WASHINGTON - Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) along with Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-MD) today applauded an announcement by the Biden administration that it will release an additional 22,000 H-2B temporary non-agricultural worker visas, a move that will benefit the seafood processing industries in Virginia and Maryland. The senators had previously called on the administration to make available the maximum number of congressionally-authorized H-2B visas in order … Continue Reading


April 19, 2021

Kaine Reintroduces Bill to Allow Dept. of VA to Prescribe Medical Marijuana to Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Service Committee, joined Senator Brian Schatz in reintroducing the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act to allow doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to prescribe medical marijuana to veterans in states that have established medical marijuana programs. There are currently 36 states in the U.S., including the Commonwealth of Virginia, that have established medical marijuana programs. Under current … Continue Reading


April 15, 2021

Kaine, Rubio Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Any President from Leaving NATO

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, reintroduced a bipartisan bill to explicitly prohibit any President of the United States from withdrawing from NATO without Senate approval. The bill requires the President to seek the advice and consent of the Senate before suspending, terminating, or withdrawing U.S. membership in NATO and formalizes the Senate's opposition to doing so. If a President … Continue Reading


April 15, 2021

Warner & Kaine Reintroduce “Virginia Plan” To Reduce Gun Violence at Federal Level

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine reintroduced the Virginia Plan to Reduce Gun Violence Act, legislation to federally enact a series of commonsense gun violence prevention measures adopted by the Commonwealth of Virginia last year. The bill includes provisions to close current background check loopholes, mandate reporting of lost and stolen firearms, prevent children from accessing firearms, and implement a one-handgun-a-month policy. "Virginia knows all too … Continue Reading


April 14, 2021

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $3.3 Million In Federal Funding To Support Covid-19 Emergency Protective Measures In Fairfax County

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Fairfax County will receive $3,309,299.18 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The federal funds will be used to purchase, preposition, and distribute Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as: coveralls, eye and face shields, gloves, gowns, masks, N95 masks, respirators, shoe covers, lab coats, ponchos, hair nets, test kits, … Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

Warner & Kaine Announce $500,000 to Renovate the Historic Millwald Theatre in Wytheville

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has approved $500,000 in grant funding for the Millwald Theatre Restoration and Economic Revitalization project. The funding will be used to renovate and reopen the 15,000-square-foot theatre, attract an estimated 47,000 visitors annually, and bolster 20 businesses in downtown Wytheville, Virginia. "We are pleased to announce that these federal dollars will go … Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

Kaine, Murphy & Colleagues Urge President Biden to Return to Iran Nuclear Agreement under a Compliance for Compliance Approach

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, and Chris Murphy, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism, led their Senate colleagues in a letter to President Biden expressing the urgent need to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to peacefully and effectively stem the threat of Iran's nuclear program. In the letter, the … Continue Reading

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