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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, sent a letter calling on FBI Director Christopher Wray to open an investigation into Saudi Arabia’s state sponsored execution of Virginia resident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi, following the recommendation made by the United Nations in a report released last month. In the letter, Kaine criticizes the Administration’s inadequate response to Khashoggi&r...Continue Reading

  • Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) and U.S. Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Ann Wagner (R-MO) in urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo through a bipartisan letter to press the Saudi government, both publicly and privately, to respect the fundamental human rights and freedoms of all Saudi citizens, and to immediately release the women’s rights activists. Saudi Arabia’s ongoing human rights abus...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine’s office shared the following resources in light of the Trump Administration’s announcement of mass immigration raids: Know Your Rights/Conozca sus derechos Immigrant Legal Resource Center Red Cards Legal Services/Ayuda Legal Informed Immigrant Legal Service Locator Association of Immigration Lawyers UnidosUS’s ImmLocal tool United We Dream MigraWatch Hotline 1-844-363-1423 and Notifica App ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee joined Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Susan Collins (R-ME) to introduce bipartisan legislation to prohibit smoking at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The legislation would repeal an antiquated 1992 law that requires the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to furnish and maintain designated indoor or outdoor smoking areas.  Supported by th...Continue Reading

  • ~ Legislation follows reports of widespread mistreatment, including sexual abuse, of children at the border ~  WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today joined Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) in introducing legislation to put an end to the Trump Administration’s cruel and neglectful treatment of children at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act would reform the treatment of children fleeing persecuti...Continue Reading

  • Trump Administration’s proposed policy change would end protections against deportation of military spouses & families, threatening military readiness [WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Following reports that the Trump Administration is ending protections against the deportation of military families whose loved ones are deployed, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) led 21 Senate Democrats in demanding the Trump Administration reverse course immediately. The Trump Administration is reportedly ...Continue Reading

  • ~ Bill would help ensure accuracy of census data ~ WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) have joined Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) in cosponsoring legislation to protect the decennial census from partisan whims aimed at intimidating respondents and curbing participation. The Census Improving Data and Enhanced Accuracy (Census IDEA) Act will help safeguard the integrity of the 2020 census by ensuring that any proposed changes to the count are adequately ...Continue Reading

  • USWNT players include Virginian Ali Krieger; UVA alumni Emily Sonnett, Morgan Brian, Becky Sauerbrunn; and Washington Spirit players Rose Lavelle and Mallory Pugh  WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) was being cheered by thousands of fans at the ticker tape parade in New York City today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in introducing a bipartisan Se...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta’s press conference this afternoon, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following questions about the former U.S. Attorney’s mishandling of serial sexual abuser Jeffrey Epstein’s case in 2008: “Secretary Acosta’s attempt to justify his secret sweetheart deal with Jeffrey Epstein was laughable. Here are some of the questions he needs to answer: 1)      You blame state pro...Continue Reading

  • In a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing this morning, Senator Kaine raised concerns with the Trump family’s ties with Saudi Arabia and the questions they raise about the Administration’s dubious decisions on national security issues. Kaine laid out a timeline showing how the Trump and Kushner families have benefited from business deals with Saudi Arabia as the Administration has continued arms sales despite bipartisan opposition in Congress, approved secret transfers of nucle...Continue Reading

  • In letter to Department of Justice OPR, Murray and Kaine requested an update into investigation of then-U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta’s sweetheart deal with serial sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein  In 2007, Acosta’s office approved Epstein to avoid federal prosecution for sex trafficking involving dozens of underage victims In February, a federal judge ruled that prosecutors in Acosta’s office violated the law by failing to notify Epstein’s victims of a non-prosecution ag...Continue Reading

  • Watch the full floor speech here.  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, delivered a floor speech on the importance of protecting the Affordable Care Act on the day of oral arguments in Texas v. United States, a case before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that serves as Republicans’ latest attempt to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Below are key excerpts from the floor speec...Continue Reading

  • ~ Federal dollars will help fund projects at airports in NoVa, Hampton Roads, and Central Virginia ~  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today announced $1,060,000 in federal funding from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to support various improvement projects at airports in Newport News, Norfolk, Winchester, and Orange County. “We’re happy to announce this federal funding for much-needed airport improvement projects,...Continue Reading

  • ~ Letter supports bipartisan House bill to rename post office in honor of heroic actions taken by Ryan “Keith” Cox during the Virginia Beach shooting ~ WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today sent a letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, the Senate Committee that oversees the United States Postal Service (USPS), voicing their support for renaming the Princess Anne Post Office in...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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 29 of their Democratic colleagues in a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to denounce the Trump Administration’s efforts to dismantle protections against discrimination in health care for millions of people across the country. A recent rule proposed by the Adm...Continue Reading

  • Bipartisan majority in the Senate sends powerful message rebuking Trump administration’s march to war with Iran WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) hailed the Senate’s historic vote on their bipartisan Udall-Kaine amendment to prevent an unconstitutional war with Iran. 51 senators supported the amendment – a bipartisan majority. The final vote tally was 50-40, but the amendment was not adopted because it did not meet the 60-vote thre...Continue Reading

  • With hate crimes on the rise, legislation would improve reporting and expand assistance for victims  WASHINGTON, D.C. – As incidents of hate crimes continue to rise, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to introduce the Khalid Jabara-Heather Heyer NO HATE Act. The legislation would improve hate crimes reporting and expand assistance and resources for v...Continue Reading

  • ~ Funding will help expand digital access to previously isolated or rural collections ~  WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today applauded more than $590,000 in federal funding for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to expand digital access to library collections. “Academic libraries are an invaluable resource with the potential to benefit universities and communities across the Commonwealth,” said the Senators. “We are...Continue Reading

  • Includes key Kaine priorities to improve military family housing and support shipbuilding  Senate to vote tomorrow on Kaine amendment to prevent unauthorized war with Iran   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on final Senate passage of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes Kaine’s provisions to improve military housing and ma...Continue Reading

  • Watch the full floor speech here.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, delivered a floor speech calling on his colleagues to pass his bipartisan amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prevent President Trump from starting an unauthorized war with Iran. The amendment, which the Senate will vote on tomorrow, would prohibit funds from being used for military action a...Continue Reading