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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), along with Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Rand Paul (R-KY), filed a bipartisan amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prohibit funds from being used for military operations against Iran without explicit authorization from Congress. The senators are seeking a vote by the full Senate to reassert Congress’ Constitutional ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the United States Senate unanimously passed U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Tim Kaine’s (D-Va.) bipartisan resolution condemning all forms of antisemitism. “‘In the United States, Jews have suffered from systematic discrimination in the form of exclusion from home ownership in certain neighborhoods, prohibition from staying in certain hotels, restrictions upon membership in private clubs and other associations, limitations upon admission to cert...Continue Reading

  • ~ Proposal would relocate two Agriculture Department scientific agencies from Washington, D.C. to Kansas City ~  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) released the following statement on the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposal to relocate two research agencies, the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), from Washington, D.C. to Kansas City. “USDA&...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Tim Scott (R-SC) reintroduced the Protecting our Gold Star Families’ Education Act, legislation that would expand the Pell Grant program to include the children and dependents of those killed in action in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 1...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate unanimously passed legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine to honor the victims of the Virginia Beach shooting, as well as the first responders and city officials who have supported the Virginia Beach community in the wake of this tragedy. “We’re grateful the Senate has passed this resolution to honor the lives of the 12 victims of the tragic shooting in Virginia Beach. We will continue to mourn this immense loss...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. —The National Defense Authorization Act released today by the Senate Armed Services Committee includes reforms authored by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) to address how problems at contractor-provided military housing are addressed. The included reforms are key provisions of the Ensuring Safe Housing for our Military Act, legislation introduced by the senators in April after a Reuters inv...Continue Reading

  • Kaine is a Co-Chair of the Senate Military Family Caucus  Bill incentivizes businesses to hire military spouses and improves access to childcare   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services Committee and Co-Chair of the Senate Military Family Caucus, reintroduced the Jobs and Childcare for Military Families Act of 2019 to build on efforts to reduce military spouse unemployment and improve access to affordable childcare. The legislat...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Angus King (I-ME) introduced the Saving Lives Through Better Data Act to invest in public health data infrastructure. The bipartisan bill aims to improve the nation’s public health data systems to ensure high quality, timely, and accurate information sharing in order to protect the public from health threats including viruses, prescription drug abuse, and other potentially preventable health problems. &ldqu...Continue Reading

  • Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today introduced the Central American Women and Children Protection Act of 2019 to address the protection and safety of women and children in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. The bipartisan legislation seeks to decrease and deter violence against women and children in the Northern Triangle and increase safe access by female and child survivors of violence to adequate, appropriate, and coordinated...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine introduced a resolution honoring the 12 victims of the mass shooting in Virginia Beach, as well as the brave first responders, city officials, and the entire Virginia Beach community. “Compassion and strength are the qualities the community of Virginia Beach has demonstrated since the tragic event that took 12 innocent lives,” said Warner. “When Virginia Beach mourns, so does the rest of ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced that the U.S. Navy awarded a 40% share of its aviation tire business to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company under a 3-year agreement. The tires will be manufactured at Goodyear’s tire factory in Danville, Virginia.  Senator Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, helped open the Navy’s tire-bidding process so that other manufactures, like Goodyear, could be considered. In collabora...Continue Reading

  • ~ Bipartisan bill would block Administration from closing successful job training programs ~   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) introduced legislation that would prevent the Trump Administration from closing the Flatwoods Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center in Coeburn, Va. The bipartisan Job Corps Protection Act would block the Administration from using federal government funds in 2019 or 2020 to close any Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following House passage of the American Dream and Promise Act, which would provide important protections to Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) are calling on the Senate to follow suit. The Senators have introduced the Safe Environment from Countries Under Repression and in Emergency (SECURE) Act, which would allow qualified TPS and Deferre...Continue Reading

  • Legislation would help create the necessary conditions on the ground to support an eventual two-state solution   WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Nita Lowey (NY-17) and Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) and Senators Chris Coons (DE), Lindsey Graham (SC), Tim Kaine (VA), and Cory Gardner (CO) introduced the Partnership Fund for Peace Act of 2019. This legislation would create the Partnership Fund for Peace to facilitate and finance joint economic ventures and people-to-people exchanges be...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, has repeatedly requested information from the Trump Administration about the approval of seven nuclear technical expertise transfers to Saudi Arabia, including whether any of these authorizations occurred after the murder of Virginia resident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Following an explicit directive from Senator James Risch, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Commi...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on Governor Northam’s call for a special General Assembly session to take up gun reform:  “I applaud Governor Northam, who has seen the carnage of gun violence as a pediatrician, for calling the General Assembly to gather in a special session to find solutions. It’s painfully clear from the horrific shooting in Virginia Beach and the daily scourge of gun violence in ...Continue Reading

  • ~ Runway expansion project will boost access to key business region and university ~  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $1,021,000 in federal funding from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to support a runway expansion project at Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive Airport (VTMEA) in Blacksburg, Va. “We’re excited to announce this funding to expand runway 12/30 so that the airport can better serve the...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the tragic shooting in Virginia Beach:  “I am heartbroken by the horrific shooting today in Virginia Beach. My prayers are with all who have been affected, and I want Virginians to know I will keep pushing for Congress to take action to prevent the daily scourge of gun violence in America.  “I was just in Virginia Beach this morning. It’s such a strong and beautiful communi...Continue Reading

  • ~ The increased tariffs would be paid by Virginia families and could result in retaliatory tariffs on Virginia products ~ WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) released the following statement following President Trump’s announcement that, beginning on June 10, the U.S. will impose a 5 percent tariff on Mexican imports. According to the Trump Administration, if Mexico does not stop immigrants from crossing the Southwest border, tariffs could in...Continue Reading

  • ~ Metro Safety, Accountability and Investment Act of 2019 also protects security of Metro system by prohibiting purchase of Chinese rail cars ~   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-MD) introduced new legislation to renew the federal funding commitment to Metro, provide critical safety reforms, and strengthen oversight of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Recogniz...Continue Reading