Press Releases

July 29, 2019

Warner & Kaine Announce Nearly $2 Million In Funding For Martinsville-Based Manufacturing Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $1,881,221 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Commerce's (DOC) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for A.L. Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership in Martinsville, also known as GENEDGE. The grant will support the organization's efforts to meet the evolving needs of manufacturing in Virginia by helping small and mid-sized businesses develop new products and customers, expand into … Continue Reading


July 27, 2019

At U.S.-Mexico Border, Kaine And Hirono Condemn Trump Administration’s “Cruelty And Incompetence”

Photos of Kaine and Hirono's visit can be found here. Video of Kaine and Hirono's press conference can be found here. WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Friday, July 26, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mazie Hirono toured border patrol stations in El Paso and Clint, Texas and visited Casa del Refugiado, a shelter run by Annunciation House that provides migrant families and other refugees with meals, showers, and a safe place to say. After speaking directly to families who had fled violence, Kaine and Hirono … Continue Reading


July 26, 2019

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $13 Million In Federal Funds For Virginia Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced that eight Virginia airports will receive $13,260,486 in funds from the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to help enhance new and existing infrastructure. The airports receiving funding serve the following Virginia cities: Charlottesville, Culpeper, Danville, Farmville, Mattaponi, Melfa, Quinton, and Roanoke. "We're pleased to announce this funding to help Virginia … Continue Reading


July 26, 2019

Warner & Kaine Join Colleagues in Call for Reversal of Trump-Pence Administration’s Gag Rule That Will Undermine Health Care for Millions of Women

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined Senator Patty Murray and 39 of their fellow Democratic senators to send a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar slamming the Trump-Pence Administration's new gag rule that compromises the Title X family planning program and the health care of millions of people who rely on Title X-funded providers for cancer screenings, STI screenings, contraceptive care, family planning services, and … Continue Reading


July 25, 2019

Kaine Joins Colleagues To Introduce Bill To Protect Children When Parents Are Detained By Immigration Authorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. -This week, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senator Tina Smith and their colleagues to introduce legislation to protect the safety and well-being of children who might be left alone and vulnerable after their parents are arrested or detained by U.S. immigration authorities in communities across the country. "Raiding homes and leaving children without their parents is cruel and un-American. This bill requires that ICE consider children when decisions of detention, release, or … Continue Reading


July 24, 2019

Warner, Kaine Applaud Senate Colleagues For Advancing Bill To Rename Post Office After Ryan “Keith” Cox

~ Legislation to rename Virginia Beach post office now awaits full consideration in the Senate ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) released the following statement after the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs voted unanimously to advance bipartisan legislation to rename a Virginia Beach post office - located at 2509 George Mason Dr. in Virginia Beach, VA 23456 - after Ryan "Keith" Cox. The legislation, which was introduced in … Continue Reading


July 24, 2019

Kaine Joins Effort To Block Trump Administration From Gathering, Politicizing Citizenship Information

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senator Brian Schatz and their colleagues in pushing back against President Trump's executive action ordering federal agencies to turn over citizenship data from existing government records for political purposes. Kaine and Schatz introduced new legislation to overturn Trump's executive order. "After his misguided efforts to add a citizenship question to the census were blocked by the Supreme Court, President Trump is now attempting to … Continue Reading


July 23, 2019

Photos: Warner & Kaine Meet With Virginia Coal Miners, Introduce Bill To Support Those Affected By Black Lung

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following recent studies showing worsening prevalence and severity of black lung disease among coal miners and deteriorating financial viability of the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine met today with 25 coal miners and their families from Southwest Virginia. They discussed the need for fast action in funding the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, which was established in 1978 to pay benefits to disabled miners suffering from black … Continue Reading


July 23, 2019

Warner, Kaine Praise Renewed Funding for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

~ Legislation to support first responders will head to the President's desk for approval, following unanimous Senate passage ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today applauded the passage of a bill to continue providing financial support to those who suffered physical harm or families of those who were killed as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks or ensuing debris removal efforts. With the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) set to … Continue Reading


July 18, 2019

On Senate Floor, Kaine Pushes For Passage Of Bill To Halt Cruel Treatment Of Children At The Border

Watch the full floor speech here. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine delivered a floor speech pushing for passage of legislation he cosponsored to help put an end to the Trump Administration's cruel treatment of children at the U.S.-Mexico border. The legislation, the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act, would create clear, non-negotiable standards for the treatment of children in the United States' care. Kaine said: "The bill has a number of provisions that I think are … Continue Reading


July 18, 2019

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $40 Million For Affordable Housing Across Virginia

Alexandria, Arlington, Bristol, & Petersburg to Receive Localized Grants WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $40,942,352 in federal funding to support affordable housing development across Virginia. The funding was awarded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block, Emergency Solutions, HOME, HOPWA, and Housing Trust Fund grant programs. "Virginia families deserve access to safe and affordable … Continue Reading


July 17, 2019

Warner & Kaine Call For Congress To Prevent Loss Of Coal Miners’ Health Benefits By End Of Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement on the announcement that without action, health care coverage for about 1,200 Westmoreland and Mission Coal retirees - including up to 800 Virginians - is at risk of running out by the end of the year: "Our nation's coal miners have earned their benefits after years of working in dangerous conditions to provide us with energy to help power the U.S. economy. Congress must pass our American … Continue Reading


July 17, 2019

Kaine Calls On FBI To Open Investigation Into Khashoggi Murder

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's murder and notes … Continue Reading


July 15, 2019

Kaine Joins Bipartisan Letter to Pompeo To Push for Release of Saudi Women’s Rights Activists

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 abuses, particularly … Continue Reading


July 13, 2019

Kaine Shares Immigrant Rights Resources

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 ICE Detainee Locator Information for … Continue Reading


July 12, 2019

Kaine Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Make The VA Smoke-Free

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 the VA, the bill … Continue Reading


July 11, 2019

Warner, Kaine Introduce Bill to Halt Cruel Treatment of Children at the Border

~ 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 persecution, starting … Continue Reading


July 11, 2019

Kaine Joins Duckworth, Senate Democrats in letter to Trump Administration: Don’t Deport Military Families

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 planning … Continue Reading


July 11, 2019

Warner, Kaine Back Legislation to Protect Census

~ 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 studied and … Continue Reading


July 10, 2019

Warner And Kaine Join Resolution Congratulating U.S. Women’s National Team On Historic Victory, Urging Equal Pay

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 Senate … Continue Reading

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