Press Releases

July 30, 2018

Statement Of U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner & Tim Kaine On FBI HQ

~ On the status of the FBI headquarters ~ WASHINGTON - Today U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) issued the below statement on the status of a new headquarters building for the Federal Bureau of Investigation: "Congress worked with GSA and the FBI for years to put together a comprehensive plan and bidding process to replace the current deteriorating headquarters building. With no warning and no rationale, the Trump Administration halted that process, and since then, has made … Continue Reading

July 26, 2018

Kaine, Gardner, Reed, McCain Introduce Bill To Prevent The President From Leaving NATO

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jack Reed (D-RI), and John McCain (R-AZ) introduced a bipartisan bill to explicitly prohibit the President of the United States from withdrawing from NATO without Senate approval. The bill requires the President to seek the advice and consent of the Senate to modify or terminate U.S. membership in NATO and formalizes the Senate's opposition to withdrawing from the treaty. If the President attempts to withdraw from … Continue Reading

July 25, 2018

Video: Kaine Presses Pompeo On Why U.S. Military Leaders Were In The Dark On Trump-Putin Meeting

You can watch video of Kaine questioning Pompeo here WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine pressed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to explain why senior U.S. military leadership had not been briefed on what President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to during their meeting in Helsinki last week. Russian media has reported that Trump and Putin made military agreements during their meeting, yet the Head of U.S. Central Command General Votel and Chairman of the Joint … Continue Reading

July 25, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $12 Million For Airport Improvements In Virginia

~ Includes Airports in Culpeper, Halifax, Henry, and Washington Counties ~ WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced a total of $12,223,523 in federal funding for four airports in Virginia. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation, will support efforts to extend, rehabilitate, and reconstruct a taxiway and runways at Virginia Highlands, Culpeper Regional, William M. Tuck, and Blue Ridge Airports. "We are thrilled to announce funding … Continue Reading

July 23, 2018

Kaine Praises Senate Passage Of Career And Technical Education Legislation

Legislation to boost training programs includes provisions from three Kaine workforce bills WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee and a co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, praised the Senate passage of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act. The updated legislation was last reauthorized in 2006 and aims to increase access to high-quality career and … Continue Reading

July 23, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce Nearly $1.5 Million for Affordable Housing & Improved Infrastructure in Va.

~ Funds will help improve living environments and increase economic opportunities ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Virginia communities will receive $1,465,474 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant program. The grants will help develop urban communities across Virginia by providing affordable housing and improving infrastructure in order to expand economic … Continue Reading

July 23, 2018

Kaine Statement Following Belligerent Trump Tweet On Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after President Trump tweeted last night about Iran: "President Trump's belligerent tweet is another alarming warning sign that he's blundering toward war with Iran. Just months after the President backed out of the deal that prevented Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, the Administration's hostile rhetoric and efforts to stir up internal … Continue Reading

July 19, 2018

Warner, Kaine Join Resolution Authorizing Senate Counsel to Defend Protections For Individuals With Pre-Existing Conditions

~ Resolution gives Senate Legal Counsel authority to defend health protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions - including 1.3 million Virginians - in Texas vs. United States ~ WASHINGTON - Today U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined their Senate Democratic colleagues in introducing a Senate resolution that would authorize Senate Legal Counsel to intervene in the Texas vs. United States lawsuit, on behalf of the U.S. Senate, to defend protections for people … Continue Reading

July 18, 2018

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Provide Financial Relief To Civilian Federal Employees

~ Bill would ensure federal workers have additional taxes on their moving costs fully reimbursed ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) introduced bipartisan legislation to provide financial relief to certain civilian federal employees who move for work. The Relocation Expense Parity Act would close a loophole that prevents certain federal workers from having additional taxes on their … Continue Reading

July 18, 2018

Kaine Joins Markey To Introduce Bill To Ban Use Of Gay And Trans Panic Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) to introduce the Gay and Trans Panic Defense Prohibition Act of 2018. Defendants have raised "gay panic" and "trans panic" defenses against criminal charges like murder and assault. The defense blames the victim's sexual orientation or gender identity for the defendant's violent reaction against them. The legislation would curtail the availability and effectiveness of the gay and trans panic defenses, a step that … Continue Reading

July 18, 2018

Kaine Introduces Bill To Help Young People Find Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine introduced a bill to assist young people with finding summer or year-long jobs that will help them succeed in future careers. The Opening Doors for Youth Act of 2018 is focused on the nearly 5 million at-risk young people ages 16 - 24 who are disconnected from both school and work. The bill provides federal funding so local communities can create partnerships with businesses, guaranteeing young people can be placed in a job that is also paired … Continue Reading

July 17, 2018

Kaine Joins Colleagues To Introduce Bill To Reunify And Protect Immigrant Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) to introduce the Reunite Every Unaccompanied Newborn Infant, Toddler and Other Children Expeditiously (REUNITE) Act. The bill would require the immediate reunification of all families separated by President Trump's policies and establish a permanent system of coordination between agencies and non-governmental organizations to protect detained … Continue Reading

July 17, 2018

Kaine Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill To Aid Survivors Of Domestic Violence

Bill Supports Survivors and their Dependents, Emergency Shelters, Critical Helpline and More WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine has joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues to cosponsor legislation to aid survivors of domestic violence by directing federal resources to emergency shelters, supportive programs, and the National Domestic Violence Hotline. "An unconscionable gap remains between the need and availability of resources to support survivors of domestic violence," Kaine … Continue Reading

July 16, 2018

Kaine Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill To Strengthen Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, cosponsored the Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act of 2018 introduced by U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran, to make veteran small business owners eligible to acquire equipment and property that the federal government no longer has a use for. The bipartisan bill would add veterans to the list of eligible recipients for federal surplus property, which already includes women and … Continue Reading

July 16, 2018

Kaine Cosponsors Bill To Protect American Call Center Jobs & Consumers

Legislation protects American jobs from outsourcing and ensures Virginia consumers have access to U.S.-based call centers WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine has joined a group of his colleagues to cosponsor the United States Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act, legislation to protect American jobs in call centers in Virginia and across the U.S. With over 67,000 Virginians working as customer service representatives, often in call centers, the bill would end tax breaks that … Continue Reading

July 13, 2018

Kaine Cosponsors Bill To Protect Americans' Privacy Online

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) cosponsored a bill to create a privacy bill of rights to protect the personal information of Americans on the internet. The Customer Online Notification for Stopping Edge-provider Network Transgressions (CONSENT) Act, introduced by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), would require the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to establish privacy protections for customers who use websites and applications like Facebook and … Continue Reading

July 12, 2018

Citing the Stress of 16 Years of War, Senators Murray and Kaine Urge Defense Secretary Mattis to Release Data to Address Military Families’ Suicide Rates

The FY15 National Defense Authorization Act required DoD to collect, report, and assess data regarding military family suicide, yet recent reports failed to include this information Senators: "We owe it to military families to support them through these challenges and ensure they have access to the care and services they need" WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) are urging Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to release any data on military dependent suicide as … Continue Reading

July 12, 2018

VIDEO: In Senate Hearing, Kaine Highlights Catoctin Creek From Loudoun And Asks Trump Administration: Who Is This Trade War Against?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, pressed a Trump Administration official on President Trump's trade war and the concerns he's heard from Virginia farmers and business owners about the negative effect it is having on their business. In a Committee hearing on tariffs, Kaine, with a bottle Catoctin Creek Whiskey from Purcellville, VA in hand, told the success story of the Loudoun County company's expansion and how that is now at … Continue Reading

July 12, 2018

Kaine, Murphy, Booker, Shaheen, Colleagues Press Amb. Haley On U.S. Opposition To International Breastfeeding Resolution

WASHINGTON -Following recent reports that the Trump administration sought to block or water down a World Health Organization resolution promoting breastfeeding, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and 21 other colleagues, on Thursday sent a letter to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley seeking more information about the United States' involvement. The senators expressed their concern over reports that the … Continue Reading

July 11, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce Nearly $900,000 To Help Homeless Virginia Vets Re-Enter The Workforce

~ Federal funds will go to community programs in Henrico, Hampton Roads, and Roanoke ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that three Virginia organizations will receive $891,303 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Labor to help homeless veterans re-enter the workforce. The funds - in the form of three competitive Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) grants - include $227,263 for Total Action Against Poverty in Roanoke … Continue Reading

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