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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined 34 colleagues in calling on the Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect students from lead in school drinking water. A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report shows an estimated 41 percent of public school districts did not test for lead in school drinking water, and a third of districts that were tested showed elevated levels. “Lead is a neurotoxin, and any amount of exposur...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement sixteen years after the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) for the war against Iraq was signed into law: “Sixteen years ago today, based on faulty intelligence, Congress authorized war against Iraq. Despite the brave service of U.S. troops, the war represented a massive failure by our political leaders. And yet the Iraq...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senators Todd Young (R-IN), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to introduce the Innovation Zone Act (S.3596). The bipartisan legislation replaces the experimental sites initiative within the Higher Education Act to promote effective, evidence-based innovation in higher education and better prepare students for the workforce. A lack of evaluation and transparent data collection ha...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $239,490.47 in federal funding to support organizations in Charlottesville and Roanoke in their efforts to alleviate substandard housing problems for low-income households. The funding was awarded through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development’s Housing Preservation Grant Program. “We’re pleased to announce funding to support repair and rehabilitation effort...Continue Reading

  • 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 ensu...Continue Reading

  • 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 fro...Continue Reading

  • 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 reso...Continue Reading

  • ~ 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 ...Continue Reading

  • 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 ...Continue Reading

  • 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 S...Continue Reading

  • 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 introd...Continue Reading

  • 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 n...Continue Reading

  • 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 c...Continue Reading

  • 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 cou...Continue Reading

  • Kaine told stories of survivors from Alexandria, Sterling, Chesapeake, Radford, Williamsburg, Henrico    Video: https://timkaine.app.box.com/s/zimanprsvvggzhasjsw1yn02jtiup79r Audio: https://timkaine.app.box.com/s/dgvvr7qj18yofpei6yi2s7w4w6u8btw2  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 Se...Continue Reading

  • 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 Da...Continue Reading

  • 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 mathema...Continue Reading

  • 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 exclu...Continue Reading

  • 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 fo...Continue Reading

  • 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 subs...Continue Reading