Press Releases

December 01, 2017

Northern Virginia Delegation & D.C. Congresswoman Announce Long Awaited Breakthrough To Repair Arlington Memorial Bridge

~ National Park Service secures funding, streamlines timeline for repairs ~ WASHINGTON - Virginia's two Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, along with U.S. Reps. Don Beyer and Gerry Connolly (both D-VA) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) , today announced that after years of effort by the Senators and House members, the National Park Service (NPS) has approved $227 million to initiate a long-awaited contract to fully repair and rehabilitate Arlington Memorial Bridge. The 85-year-old bridge, … Continue Reading


November 22, 2017

Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $2 Million For Infrastructure In Hampton Roads Damaged By Hurricane Matthew

~ Funds will help repair or reconstruct federal highways, roads, and land damaged by the storm ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that communities in Hampton Roads will receive $2,201,300 from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to provide assistance in repairing or reconstructing federal roads and land damaged by Hurricane Matthew. The October 2016 storm brought torrential rains, high winds, coastal flooding and road closures across … Continue Reading


November 21, 2017

Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $300,000 To Help Rural Communities In Southwest Virginia Combat Opioid Epidemic

~ Funds will provide Virginia youth and families living in rural areas with health education to prevent opioid abuse ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will provide $321,638 to support health education initiatives spearheaded by the Virginia Cooperative Extension aimed at preventing opioid abuse among vulnerable communities in rural Southwest … Continue Reading


November 17, 2017

Kaine, Colleagues Ask DHS Nominee To Clarify Stance On DACA, The DREAM Act, & TPS

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and 18 senators today in a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security nominee Kirstjen Nielsen, calling on her to answer several immigration related questions prior to consideration of her nomination by the full Senate. During her confirmation hearing, when asked whether she agrees that legislation must be passed to protect Dreamers by the end of this calendar year, Nielsen stated, "I believe that we must, and we owe it … Continue Reading


November 16, 2017

Kaine, Bay Senators Introduce Bipartisan Chesapeake Restoration Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) to introduce the bipartisan Chesapeake Bay Farm Bill Enhancements Act of 2017. This legislation increases mandatory funding for the Bay, strengthens the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCCP), and provides more opportunities for effective conservation efforts. They were joined by Senators Cardin (D-MD), Capito (R-WV), Casey (D-PA), Manchin (D-WV), Warner (D-VA), Carper (D-DE), Coons (D-DE), … Continue Reading


November 16, 2017

Kaine And Whitehouse Introduce Bill To Help Forgive Student Loans For Public Service Workers

Legislation would relieve a major financial burden for borrowers tripped up by technicality in Public Service Loan Forgiveness program WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee introduced a bill today to fix a glitch in a federal loan forgiveness program that can leave teachers, soldiers, social workers, and other public servants with massive loan balances they thought would … Continue Reading


November 15, 2017

Kaine Writes Postmaster General In Support Of Unique Hillsboro Zip Code

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine sent a letter to Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Postal Service (USPS) Megan Brennan in support of the Town of Hillsboro and its efforts to have USPS assign Hillsboro a unique ZIP code. Residents of Hillsboro have struggled for years to deal with confusion around the distinction between addresses in the Town of Hillsboro and the Town of Purcellville, with both locations sharing the same ZIP code. Today, Mayor … Continue Reading


November 15, 2017

Following Shooting In Texas, Kaine Introduces Bill To Close Loophole In Military Justice System That Enables Convicted Abusers To Purchase Guns

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and 15 of their colleagues to introduce the Military Domestic Violence Reporting Enhancement Act, legislation to close a dangerous loophole in the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) that enables convicted abusers to purchase firearms. "Time and again from Virginia Tech, to Charleston, and now to a small church in Texas, we have seen holes in the background record check system allow guns to get in … Continue Reading


November 15, 2017

Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $600,000 In Funds To Improve Affordable Housing In Virginia

~ Communities in Roanoke and Petersburg will receive additional support to provide housing assistance to Va. families and veterans ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that the Redevelopment & Housing Authorities in the cities of Roanoke and Petersburg will receive $666,661 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide housing assistance for Virginia families and veterans. "These funds will allow local … Continue Reading


November 14, 2017

Warner & Kaine Announce Federal Funding For Police And Public Works Vehicles To Support Virginia Officers

Includes vehicles for the towns of Orange, Pound, Pulaski, Weber City, Wise, and Page County WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $115,700 in Economic Impact Initiative Grants from the United States Department of Agriculture towards the purchase of police vehicles, public works vehicles, and equipment for rural communities in the towns of Orange, Pound, Pulaski, Weber City, Wise, and Page County. "We are pleased to announce funding for these … Continue Reading


November 14, 2017

Warner & Kaine Announce $6 Million In Federal Funding To Construct Broadband Infrastructure In Buchanan And Scott Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $6,000,000 in federal funding to construct broadband infrastructure in Buchanan and Scott Counties. This funding, awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Community Connect Grant Program, will be used to build out and construct broadband Ethernet fibers that will bring broadband to rural communities in Virginia. "We are thrilled to announce this funding to help communities in Buchanan and … Continue Reading


November 14, 2017

Warner & Kaine: Republican Tax Plan Would Hurt Virginia Communities By Eliminating Historic Tax Credit

Historic Tax Credit especially critical to reinvesting in rural communities *See below for list of Virginia projects receiving Federal Historic Tax Credit funding* WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine expressed their concern over the House Republicans' tax plan that would eliminate the Federal Historic Tax Credit, which communities across Virginia use to draw in new business, create jobs, and revitalize cities and towns. The Federal Historic Tax Credit, a … Continue Reading


November 11, 2017

Kaine Statement On Veterans Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Co-Chair of the Senate Military Family Caucus, released the following statement today to honor veterans for their service and sacrifice on Veterans Day: "This Veterans Day, I'm thinking about the sacrifices and dedication of the veterans here in Virginia and all across our nation. We rely on the bravery of a small percentage of Americans who step up and carry the burdens of conflict. But … Continue Reading


November 10, 2017

In Letter To Trump, Warner & Kaine Ask Him To Follow Through With Commitment To Tangier Island

"Tangier Island's residents have put their faith in you, and we stand ready to work with you." WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to work with them to fulfill the assurances he made to local leaders on Virginia's Tangier Island about the future of their community. In a widely reported June 2017 call, President Trump reached out Tangier Mayor James "Ooker" Eskridge after seeing a CNN report on the Island and … Continue Reading


November 10, 2017

Kaine Co-Sponsors Veterans Small Business Ownership Improvements Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ahead of Veterans Day on Saturday, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), co-chair of the Senate Military Family Caucus and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is co-sponsoring the Veterans Small Business Ownership Improvements Act. This bill would authorize new entrepreneurship training initiatives and improve existing programs for members of the armed forces, veterans, and their families. "This legislation would give our veterans and military family members the … Continue Reading


November 09, 2017

Kaine Statement On Retirement Of Congressman Bob Goodlatte

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on Congressman Bob Goodlatte's announcement that he will retire after 25 years in Congress: "While Bob and I didn't see eye to eye on everything, we worked together for our constituents on local issues like helping Plains Area Day Care in Rockingham County make building repairs and designating the 'National George C. Marshall Museum and Library' in Lexington. I'd like to thank Rep. Goodlatte for 25 years of public … Continue Reading


November 08, 2017

Senator Kaine Joins Bipartisan Push To Expand Veteran Caregiver Services To Veterans Of All Eras

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the country prepares to commemorate Veterans Day on Saturday, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), co-chair of the Senate Military Family Caucus, and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is co-sponsoring the bipartisan Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act to provide support and resources to the millions of caregivers nationwide who provide care for wounded, ill, and injured veterans. The bill would help expand a successful program that helps … Continue Reading


November 07, 2017

Warner, Heller, Kaine, Gardner Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Empower Student Loan Borrowers

~ Legislation would help most college students and their families make smart decisions about financing their educations through enhanced student loan counseling ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Dean Heller (R-NV), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced bipartisan legislation to help students make smarter decisions in the financing of their higher education. The Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act would promote financial literacy by … Continue Reading


November 07, 2017

Kaine Co-Sponsors Bill To Expand Affordable Low-Income Housing In Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined his colleagues Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to co-sponsor the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017, a bill that would boost affordable housing options for low-income families in Virginia. The comprehensive bill would expand and reform the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit to encourage developers to increase the supply of affordable housing. Currently, Virginia has a shortage of … Continue Reading


November 07, 2017

Kaine Introduces Bipartisan Legislation To Combat Alzheimer's Disease

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee joined U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to introduce the bipartisan Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act. This legislation would build out the systems necessary to create a public health infrastructure to combat Alzheimer's disease and preserve brain health. … Continue Reading

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