Press Releases

October 12, 2018

Bipartisan Senators To NIH: Improve Racial, Ethnic Minority Representation In Clinical Trials

Washington- U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and 26 of their colleagues to urge the National Institutes of Health to ensure racial and ethnic minorities are appropriately represented in clinical trials. The senators wrote, "We appreciate NIH's efforts to reduce health disparities by addressing significant barriers to clinical trial participation and recognize that NIH-funded clinical trials are designed to ensure patient … Continue Reading

October 12, 2018

Kaine Joins Colleagues To Press Administration On Discrimination Against LGBTQ Diplomats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Chris Coons (D-DE) in calling on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to amend a new State Department policy that ends diplomatic visas for unmarried, same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and employees posted to the United States or at U.S.-based international organizations-sending a blatant message of discrimination to LGBTQ people around the world. "To bar LGBTQ diplomats from bringing … Continue Reading

October 12, 2018

Kaine Joins Markey And 21 Senate Colleagues To Call For Greater U.S. Efforts To Protect Freedom Of Speech And Combat Growing Authoritarianism Globally

Letter Urges the Administration to Reassert U.S. Moral Leadership in Protecting Freedom of Expression Washington (October 12, 2018) - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and 21 Senate colleagues in a letter highlighting concern over growing authoritarian and anti-democratic actions around the world. The senators urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to evaluate how best the United States can use its full foreign policy toolkit, voice, and resources to … Continue Reading

October 12, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $166,800 In Federal Grants And Loans To Purchase Police Vehicles For Rural Communities In Virginia

~ Funding will allow police departments to replace aging vehicles ~ WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $166,800 in federal grants and loans for the towns of Alberta, Pembroke, and Chatham to purchase four police vehicles and equipment through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development. "We're pleased to support rural communities in Virginia with federal funding to purchase updated police vehicles and equipment. … Continue Reading

October 11, 2018

Warner & Kaine Praise $3,417,315 In ARC Funding To Boost Economy In Southwest Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine praised grant funding for communities in Southwest Virginia through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)'s Partnership for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) program, totaling $3,417,315. "We are thrilled to support this economic investment in Southwest Virginia. This funding aims to support projects that will spur economic opportunity and create jobs across the region," the Senators said. The … Continue Reading

October 10, 2018

Kaine Joins Corker, Menendez, Graham, Leahy Letter Triggering Global Magnitsky Investigation Into Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

WASHINGTON - In a letter to President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, today triggered an investigation and Global Magnitsky sanctions determination regarding the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi … Continue Reading

October 10, 2018

Sens. Coons, Graham, Kaine, Gardner, Introduce Legislation To Foster Economic Development And Community Ties Between Israelis And Palestinians

WASHINGTON - Last week, U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) introduced the Palestinian Partnership Fund Act of 2018. This legislation will promote economic development, help finance joint ventures between Palestinian entrepreneurs and companies in the United States, Israel, and countries in the Middle East, and foster community building to support greater people-to-people cooperation. "I am pleased to introduce this … Continue Reading

October 10, 2018

Warner & Kaine Successfully Include Virginia Projects In Final Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Bill

Includes provisions to widen and deepen Norfolk Harbor and protect Tangier Island and Coastal Virginia WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded Senate passage of the bipartisan America's Water Infrastructure Act. The final legislation included key projects for Virginia championed by Warner and Kaine, including authorization for a project to deepen and widen channels in and around Norfolk Harbor and to initiate new flood-resilience projects for Tangier … Continue Reading

October 09, 2018

Connolly-Kaine Lead Letter Urging President Trump To Raise Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance With The Governments Of Saudi Arabia And Turkey

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), led a bipartisan, bicameral letter urging President Trump to raise Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance with the governments of Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Khashoggi, a Virginia resident and distinguished journalist, has been missing since October 2nd when he was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. According to some reports, Mr. Khashoggi may have been murdered. "These conflicting reports and … Continue Reading

October 06, 2018

Kaine Statement On Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court: "I am deeply disappointed that the Senate has rushed to confirm Judge Kavanaugh without a complete investigation into the serious allegations against him. A five day investigation that featured interviews with a handful of people, while ignoring dozens of witnesses who were willing to cooperate, and a secret report whose contents could not even be … Continue Reading

October 05, 2018

Kaine On Senate Floor: Confirming Kavanaugh Would Send Hostile Message To Sexual Assault Survivors

Kaine told stories of survivors from Alexandria, Sterling, Chesapeake, Radford, Williamsburg, Henrico Video: Audio: WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine delivered a speech on the Senate floor calling on his colleagues to vote no on Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Kaine spoke about the hostile message the Senate would send … Continue Reading

October 05, 2018

Bipartisan Senators Denounce China's Human Rights Abuses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senator David Perdue (R-GA) and 16 other bipartisan senators are condemning the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of religious minorities and actions to limit free expression and practice of faith in the People's Republic of China. Joining in this effort are U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tom Cotton (R-AR), John Cornyn (R-TX), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), Chuck … Continue Reading

October 04, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $2.4 Million In Federal Funding To Support Teacher Training At VCU

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $2,425,864 in federal funding will be awarded to Virginia Commonwealth University through the U.S. Department of Education's Teacher and Leader Preparation and Professional Development Grant Program. Warner and Kaine had written in support of VCU receiving the funding, which will be used to recruit, prepare, license, and retain teachers in high-need school districts as well as strengthen the teaching of mathematics and … Continue Reading

October 03, 2018

Kaine Statement On Passage Of Longterm Aviation Reauthorization That Protects Virginia Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine praised Senate passage of the 2018 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) five-year reauthorization that is critical to Virginia's economy and will support hundreds of jobs across the Commonwealth. Kaine has long pushed for a five-year reauthorization to enable Virginia's airports and the airlines that serve them to make long-term business decisions that expand service and support jobs. This reauthorization also successfully excludes changes to … Continue Reading

October 03, 2018

Kaine Presses Trump Administration On The Expansive Use Of 'Collective Self-Defense' To Justify Military Action That Bypasses Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis raising the alarm over a Trump Administration policy that the United States can use a justification of "collective self-defense" to respond with military force to protect any foreign group it deems to be a "partner force"- even when there is no direct threat to the United States, its armed forces, or citizens. Kaine's concern … Continue Reading

September 28, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $1,413,108 To Support Drug Courts In Fairfax, Loudoun, And Northern Neck

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced a total of $1,413,108 in federal funding for drug courts with the Northern Neck Regional Jail and in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. The dollars are awarded through the U.S. Department of Justice's FY 18 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program. Fairfax and Loudoun County will each receive $500,000 and Northern Neck Regional Jail will receive $413,108 to support drug courts that integrate evidence-based substance abuse … Continue Reading

September 28, 2018

Kaine Joins Harris On Bill To Address Black Women Dying At Higher Rates In Childbirth

In Virginia, Black women die in childbirth at a rate of 36.6 percent, three times the rate of white women WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Senator Kamala D. Harris on the Maternal Care Access and Reducing Emergencies (CARE) Act, a bill to reduce the racial disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity. The United States is one of only thirteen countries in the world where the rate of maternal mortality … Continue Reading

September 27, 2018

Kaine Statement on Today's Supreme Court Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee: "I found Dr. Blasey Ford's testimony courageous and believable. And there is significant corroborating evidence-notes from her therapist, her passing a polygraph test, and similar accounts from other independent witnesses who stand ready to testify. All this suggests that any rush to a vote would be a huge … Continue Reading

September 25, 2018

Warner, Kaine Announce More than $350,000 In ARC Grant Funds to the Town of Narrows

~ Funding will go towards the Wolf Creek Waterfront Project ~ WASHINGTON - Today U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has approved $392,588 in grant funding to the Town of Narrows, Va. The ARC funding will go towards a series of projects designed to improve the waterfront business district, including the development of a new multi-use 1,425 linear trail along Wolf Creek that will generate increased revenues to ten … Continue Reading

September 25, 2018

Video: Kaine Raises Questions About Overuse Of Discriminatory Discipline Practices In The Classroom

Kaine Calls for Review of Data To Ensure Historically Underserved Students Are Not Unfairly Penalized WATCH HERE WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today in a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine raised concerns about discriminatory discipline practices that remove historically underserved students from the classroom at higher rates. Kaine has heard local concerns about this issue from students, parents, teachers, and school officials across … Continue Reading

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