Press Releases

July 18, 2017

Kaine Statement On Administration Announcement On The Iran Nuclear Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the Iran Nuclear Deal: "Two years after the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the Iran nuclear accord is holding firm. I'm pleased with the Administration's decision to recertify Iranian compliance with the deal consistent with assessments from the IAEA and our allies. Ripping up the deal would only serve as justification for Iran to … Continue Reading


July 14, 2017

Warner, Kaine Announce $835,000 For VIMS To Combat Sea Level Rise in Hampton Roads

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced today that the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) will receive $835,000 for research into cost-effective nature-based infrastructure from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through the Coastal Resilience Grants Program. With a range from 1 ½ to 7 feet of sea level rise projected by the year 2100, the Hampton Roads region is the second largest population center at risk from sea level … Continue Reading


July 13, 2017

Kaine & Tillis Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Improve Veterans' Education Experience And Outcomes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced bipartisan legislation that would improve veterans' experience when using GI Bill education benefits. The Veterans Education Experience Improvement Act of 2017 would provide resources and training for the officials at educational institutions who serve student veterans, helping them achieve positive education outcomes. "The GI Bill is one of the best … Continue Reading


July 13, 2017

Kaine Statement On Latest Version Of Senate Republican Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement on the release of the latest version of the Senate Republican health care bill: "I'm hearing from Virginians what other Senators are hearing from their constituents across the country: drop this horrible bill and instead work together on bipartisan fixes to the health care system. None of the versions of TrumpCare meet the … Continue Reading


July 13, 2017

Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $4.2 Million For Nine Historic Battlefields In Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced more than $4.2 million to preserve nine historic battlefields in Virginia. These grants were awarded through the National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program, funded through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). "Virginia is home to some of our nation's most significant history, and this National Park Service program has been invaluable in partnering with the Civil War Trust and localities … Continue Reading


July 10, 2017

In Northern Virginia, Kaine Meets With Concerned Parents & Pediatricians About Trumpcare's Medicaid Cuts

Watch footage here WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, hosted a roundtable conversation in Springfield with concerned parents, children, and pediatricians, about what the Medicaid cuts in the Republican Senate Health Care bill - known as TrumpCare - could mean for medically complex children. Kaine heard directly from mothers and their children - who traveled from Richmond and throughout Northern … Continue Reading


July 10, 2017

Kaine Statement On Mosul And The Ongoing Fight Against ISIS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the recent Iraqi victory against ISIS in Mosul, Iraq: "This is a significant victory for the Iraqi forces, with the support of our U.S. servicemembers. But the fight is far from over. As we consider next steps in the campaign against ISIS, including to prevent its resurgence in Mosul and other areas where we have had success, I remain … Continue Reading


July 07, 2017

Warner, Kaine Join Colleagues Demanding Presidential Advisory Commission Rescind Request For State Election Officials' Voter Roll Data

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined 24 colleagues in demanding the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity rescind its request that state election officials provide sensitive voter roll data. Warner and Kaine oppose the unprecedented request that threatens the privacy of millions of Americans and risks improper removal of eligible voters from voter registration lists in violation of the National Voter Registration Act. In the letter, the Senators … Continue Reading


July 07, 2017

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $1 Million To Support Four Virginia Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $1,050,440 in federal funding for Virginia fire departments through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistant to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department will receive $860,455 and the Madison County Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. will receive $119,429 to purchase self-contained breathing apparatus equipment. The Burnt Chimney Volunteer Fire Department in Wirtz will … Continue Reading


July 06, 2017

Kaine Urges HUD Secretary To Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ Americans From Housing Discrimination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and 27 of their colleagues in a letter to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, urging him to reinstate resources that protect LGBTQ people from housing discrimination. These resources, designed to help housing providers comply with HUD's nondiscrimination rules, were removed from HUD's website in recent months. "It is concerning that HUD apparently removed these tools from its website, … Continue Reading


July 05, 2017

Kaine Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging Sec. Mattis To Boost Cybersecurity Education in JROTC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and David Perdue (R-GA), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Representatives Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, which leads the House's cybersecurity efforts, sent a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis urging him to direct the Military Departments to incorporate cybersecurity … Continue Reading


June 30, 2017

Warner, Kaine Join Shaheen To Introduce Additional Legislation To Stabilize Health Care Maketplace

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner, a member of the Senate Budget, Finance and Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Committees, and Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committees (both D-VA), joined U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and 18 of their colleagues to introduce the Marketplace Certainty Act to help stabilize the health care marketplace by permanently appropriating the cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) included in the … Continue Reading


June 30, 2017

Kaine Introduces Legislation To Protect Servicemembers And Military Families From Financial Fraud

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, co-chair of the Senate Military Family Caucus, and a member of the Senate Armed Services, Budget and the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committees, joined U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to introduce the Military Consumer Enforcement Act. This bill would protect servicemembers and military families from financial fraud by ensuring that enforcement of the Servicemember Civil Relief Act (SCRA) will be a permanent … Continue Reading


June 29, 2017

Kaine Statement On House Appropriations Committee Action On AUMF

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the House Appropriations Committee's adoption of an amendment that would repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and move Congress closer to voting on a new authorization: "I'm glad to see bipartisan support in Congress for a new AUMF. The authorization I drafted with Senator Flake presents a clear framework for … Continue Reading


June 28, 2017

Kaine Praises Virginia Wins in 2018 Defense Bill

Provides $10 billion to support shipbuilding and carrier priorities, calls on Congress to repeal Sequestration WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on the Committee's Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes numerous provisions he advocated to benefit Virginia's shipbuilding industry, defense community, servicemembers, and their families. The bill was reported out of … Continue Reading


June 26, 2017

Kaine Statement On CBO Score Of Senate Republican Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee, released a statement on the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate of the Senate Republican health care bill: "Under the Affordable Care Act, more than 20 million people gained health insurance. Under the Senate Republican health care bill, 22 million Americans will lose their health insurance, and Virginia's families, seniors, children, … Continue Reading


June 26, 2017

Warner & Kaine Push For Expansion Of Tax Credits To Put Money Back In Pockets Of Virginia Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner, a member of the Senate Budget, Finance and Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Committees, and Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committees, joined U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and 42 of their colleagues to reintroduce legislation to expand two anti-poverty tax credits to benefit workers and families in Virginia. The Working Families Tax Relief Act seeks to increase both the accessibility and … Continue Reading


June 26, 2017

Kaine Statement On Supreme Court Decision On President Trump's Travel Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to review the lower court rulings against President Trump's travel ban and to allow parts of the travel ban to go into effect: "While I am disappointed by the Court's decision to allow parts of the Trump Administration's travel ban to go into effect, I am encouraged that the justices maintained the ability of travelers from the affected countries to proceed so long as they … Continue Reading


June 22, 2017

Kaine Statement On Senate Republican Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement on the release of the Senate Republican health care bill: "Senate Republicans kept their health care bill completely secret from the American people until the 11th hour, and now we know why. This bill isn't just mean; it's cruel. It would hurt Virginians - particularly seniors, children, people with disabilities, and working … Continue Reading


June 21, 2017

Kaine Releases Report On How Medicaid Cuts In 'Trumpcare' And Trump Budget Would Harm Virginia Public Schools

District-by-District Report Shows Virginia Schools Received Nearly $33 Million in Medicaid Reimbursements in Most Recent Reporting Years WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released a district-by-district report on the importance of Medicaid to Virginia's public schools and how the $1.3 trillion combined cuts to Medicaid in the Trump budget and the Republican health care plan - known as TrumpCare - would harm schools and the children who attend them. In Virginia alone, for the … Continue Reading

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