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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senator Jon Tester to introduce the Rural Educator Support and Training (REST) Act to address teacher workforce shortages in rural communities by providing scholarships, loan forgiveness, and professional development opportunities to educators who commit to work in rural schools. “Rural communities in Virginia and across the country are struggling to find qualified candidates to fill vacant teaching jobs,” said Kaine. “The ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today introduced a resolution condemning all forms of antisemitism. The resolution is cosponsored by Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Todd Young (R-IN), Chris Coons (D-DE), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Catherine Cortez-Masto (D-NV), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), John Kennedy (R-LA), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Mike Braun (R-IN), John Barrasso (R-WY), Mike Crapo (R-ID),...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – With summer vacation season just around the corner, Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) are drawing attention to an unexpected danger to beachgoers: flying beach umbrellas. Essential staples of many family vacations, the popular beach accessories can quickly become hazards when propelled by wind through the air, as has happened on several occasions in recent years, most tragically in 2016, when Lottie Michelle Belk of Chester, Va. was struck in the torso and k...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the impending vote to override President Trump’s veto of the bill to end U.S. support for war in Yemen: “The Trump Administration’s refusal to provide the Senate with details of the secret transfers of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia before today’s vote shows there is something they don’t want us to...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Tom Carper (D-DE), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) to introduce legislation to reauthorize the highly successful Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails program run by the National Park Service. For more than 20 years, the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network has expanded public access to the Chesapeake Bay through a state, local, and federal partnership of ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced that they will reverse their plans to early-retire the USS Truman:   “As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I have pushed hard against the Administration’s plans to mothball the Truman at the midpoint of its working life. I am gratified that the Administration listened and is now committed t...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Angus King (I-ME) introduced the Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2019, a bill that would add gender identity and sexual orientation to the classes protected from discrimination under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) to ensure equal housing opportunities for all Americans. The FHA prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, or disability but ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) to introduce the Revitalizing the Economy of Coal Communities by Leveraging Local Activities and Investing More (RECLAIM) Act of 2019 to provide opportunities for coal reclamation and economic development in communities impacted by the downturn in the coal industry. “As technologies evolve and ou...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-IN), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today introduced the Innovation Zone Act (IZ Act), which would reform the under-utilized and inefficient experimental sites initiative within the Higher Education Act. The IZ Act would rename experimental sites as “innovation zones” to better reflect the program’s mission of encouraging higher education ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Sheldon Whitehouse led a letter with 23 colleagues calling on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to correct missteps the Department of Education has taken in implementing the Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness (TEPSLF) program. In the letter, the Senators call on DeVos to implement a comprehensive strategy to increase the approval rates for loan relief through the TEPSLF program. “While the Department took some steps...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report: “The Mueller report finds serious misconduct by the President and others that compels the testimony of the Special Counsel to Congress.” ###

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Tim Kaine led 14 of their Senate colleagues in writing to Senate Appropriators to urge them to include language in the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) appropriations bill for the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education to ensure that the Department of Education is faithfully implementing the Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness (TEPSLF) program.  The senators' letter follows recently-released da...Continue Reading

  • 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...Continue Reading

  •  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...Continue Reading

  • 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 a...Continue Reading

  • 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. &l...Continue Reading

  • 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) an...Continue Reading

  • 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 Kai...Continue Reading

  • 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...Continue Reading

  • 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 sk...Continue Reading