Press Releases

April 16, 2019

Kaine Statement On Trump Veto Of Bill To End U.S. Support For The Saudi-Backed War In Yemen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement after President Trump vetoed legislation passed by both houses of Congress to end U.S. support for the Saudi-backed war in Yemen: "With this veto, President Trump shows the world he is determined to keep aiding a Saudi-backed war that has killed thousands of civilians and pushed millions more to the brink of starvation. This is part of an alarming … Continue Reading

April 12, 2019

Senators Coons, Graham, Kaine, Isakson, Booker, Murphy On The Removal Of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Chris Murphy (D-CT), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was removed from office following months of protests. "After four months of the biggest political demonstrations in a generation, the Sudanese army removed President Omar al-Bashir from power, ending his 30 year … Continue Reading

April 12, 2019

Murray, Kaine Urge Department of Justice to Publicize Findings of Investigation into Handling of Jeffrey Epstein Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) sent a letter to the Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), urging OPR to make public its findings from its investigation into then-U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta's handling of a criminal investigation into serial sexual abuse by Jeffrey Epstein. Acosta, who is currently serving as the Secretary … Continue Reading

April 11, 2019

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $43 Million For Housing & Infrastructure Projects Across Virginia

WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $43,460,812 in federal funding to support affordable housing development across Virginia. The funding, which will go to 26 municipalities across the Commonwealth, has been awarded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund. "All Virginians deserve access to safe and affordable housing," the Senators said. "We are pleased that this federal funding will help make a … Continue Reading

April 11, 2019

Warner & Kaine Introduce Legislation To Cut Taxes For Workers & Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined 42 of their Senate Democratic colleagues to introduce the Working Families Tax Relief Act (WFTRA), legislation that is estimated to increase the incomes of over 1 million Virginia families, benefitting almost 2.7 million Virginians. The bill aims to cut taxes for workers and families at a time when wages are stagnant and the cost of childcare has continued to rise by expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and … Continue Reading

April 11, 2019

Gillibrand, Kaine Lead Group Of 13 Senators To Introduce New Legislation To Overhaul Flawed Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, Ensure Millions Of Americans Will Now Be Eligible For The Loan Forgiveness They Have Earned

99 percent of Applicants Have Been Rejected Under Current Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Due to Failed Implementation by the Department of Education and Loopholes That Made it Nearly Impossible to Be Eligible Gillibrand and Kaine's New Bill Would Ensure All Federal Loans and Repayment Plans Qualify and Simplify the Application and Approval Process Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) today led a group of 13 Senators to … Continue Reading

April 10, 2019

Senators Kaine, Markey, Rubio, & Young Introduce Legislation To Ensure Congressional Oversight Of All Nuclear Technology Transfers Overseas

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Todd Young (R-IN) to introduce legislation to ensure that Congress has the legislative authority to review all materials related to so-called "Part 810 authorizations" and is aware when the U.S. government authorizes persons or companies to transfer certain nuclear technologies and services to governments overseas. Part 810 … Continue Reading

April 10, 2019

Senators Hassan, Young, Kaine and Gardner Reintroduce Bipartisan Gateway to Careers Act To Expand Economic Opportunity and Support Innovative Businesses

WASHINGTON D.C. - Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and Senators Todd Young (R-IN), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Cory Gardner (R-CO), today reintroduced the bipartisan Gateway to Careers Act to help expand economic opportunity for hard-working Americans and to support innovative businesses in need of a strong workforce. With low unemployment rates in states across the country, innovative businesses are struggling to hire the … Continue Reading

April 10, 2019

Kaine Introduces Legislation To Address Harassment In The Workplace

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee joined Senator Patty Murray, ranking member of the Committee, and 17 of their colleagues to introduce the Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination (Be HEARD) in the Workplace Act, legislation which takes critical steps to ensure businesses have more resources to prevent harassment and workers have more support when they … Continue Reading

April 10, 2019

Warner, Kaine Announce $1.4 Million To Help University Of Lynchburg Increase Stem Teacher Preparation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that the University of Lynchburg will receive $1,446,533 in federal funding from the National Science Foundation to increase the effectiveness of future STEM teachers in teaching students with learning or developmental disabilities at schools in Lynchburg City, Amherst County, Bedford County, and Campbell County. "With national and local STEM teacher shortages, this funding could not come at a better time for our … Continue Reading

April 09, 2019

Kaine Introduces Bill To Ensure Reproductive Care Services For American Servicewomen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senator Jeanne Shaheen to re-introduce the Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act to ensure that all women who receive care through the United States military have access to all forms of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved contraception with no health insurance co-pay. This bill would overhaul current Department of Defense (DoD) policy on contraceptive coverage and family planning counseling by making sure … Continue Reading

April 09, 2019

Kaine Introduces Bills To Strengthen Support For Children At Risk Of Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced 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 LGBTQ youth - who are nearly four times more likely to experience childhood sexual abuse than their heterosexual peers. The … Continue Reading

April 08, 2019

Warner & Kaine Applaud More Than $15 Million For Virginia Health Clinics

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded $15,386,097 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for five Virginia health clinics. This funding will allow the clinics to provide quality, affordable health care and dental services to individuals in Southwest Virginia and on the Eastern Shore. "We're pleased to announce federal funding to ensure these clinics can continue to offer valuable care to their communities," … Continue Reading

April 05, 2019

Warner, Kaine Join Colleagues In Warning Against Slashing Funding To Northern Triangle Countries

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined Sens. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Tom Carper (D-DE), and 30 other Senators in condemning the President's plan to cut national security funding to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. In a letter to President Trump, the Senators reiterated that the U.S. Congress has already appropriated FY18 funds to advance the United States' foreign policy priorities related to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. "Your shortsighted … Continue Reading

April 04, 2019

Warner & Kaine: Closing The U.S.-Mexico Border Would Be An Economic Disaster For Virginia

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) are sounding the alarm after President Donald Trump threatened to close the U.S.-Mexico border to stop immigrant families from crossing the southwest border, no matter the economic impact. "Despite being thousands of miles away from the Southern border, Virginia has a lot to lose economically if we close our doors to one of our greatest trade partners," said the Senators. "Mexico is one of Virginia's most important … Continue Reading

April 04, 2019

Warner & Kaine: Cerrar La Frontera Entre Ee.Uu. Y México Sería Un Desastre Económico Para Virginia

WASHINGTON D.C. - Los senadores estadounidenses Mark R. Warner (D-VA) y Tim Kaine (D-VA) están sonando la alarma ante la amenaza del presidente Donald Trump de cerrar la frontera entre EE.UU. y México para impedir que las familias inmigrantes crucen la frontera sudoccidental, sin importar las repercusiones económicas. "A pesar que Virginia queda miles de millas de la frontera sudoccidental, Virginia tiene mucho que perder económicamente si le cerramos la puerta a … Continue Reading

April 03, 2019

Durbin, Kaine Introduce Bill To Support Family Caregivers

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today introduced the Supporting America's Caregivers and Families Act, a bill that would increase funding, training, and support for the more than 34 million family caregivers in America. Each year caregivers provide more than $470 billion worth of unpaid care-more than the entire federal Medicaid budget. The average caregiver spends $7,000 of their own money every year to provide care to loved ones, with an average … Continue Reading

April 03, 2019

Warner & Kaine Introduce Bills To Protect Federal Workers’ Health Benefits During Government Shutdowns

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined Senators Tina Smith (D-MN), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to introduce a pair of bills aimed at protecting federal health care benefits in the event of a government shutdown. Similar bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House yesterday, led by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). The two bills would amend current law to ensure that workers who have qualifying life events - like the … Continue Reading

April 02, 2019

Bennet, Kaine Reintroduce Medicare-X to Provide Low-Cost, High-Quality Insurance to Every American

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today reintroduced legislation to create Medicare-X, a public plan that would offer families, individuals, and small businesses additional, low-cost health insurance choices and create more competition in the marketplace. The updated Medicare-X Choice Act of 2019 further lowers premiums and increases coverage for Medicare-X consumers and those in the individual market. "It is a disgrace that people's lives are upended … Continue Reading

April 02, 2019

Kaine, Coons Call On Trump To Increase Efforts To Secure Release Of Americans Wrongfully Detained In Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Chris Coons, both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to use all leverage possible to help secure the release of the American citizens and residents imprisoned in Iran and elsewhere. In the letter, Kaine and Coons called on the Trump Administration to form a multinational task force to help secure the release of those wrongfully detained in Iran, raise this issue in negotiations … Continue Reading

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