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  • 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 mo...Continue Reading

  • 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 ...Continue Reading

  • ~ 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 t...Continue Reading

  • 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 V...Continue Reading

  • To fill opening for U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine sent a letter to the White House recommending Patricia Tolliver Giles and U.S. Magistrate Judge David J. Novak for the vacancy in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division.  “We are pleased to recommend Ms. Patricia Tolliver Giles and U.S. Magistrate Judge David J. Nova...Continue Reading

  • ~ Funds will help Va. communities respond to opioid epidemic through substance abuse and mental health services, expand access in rural areas ~  WASHINGTON— Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Virginia will receive $6,349,505 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to combat the opioid epidemic. The funds will help Virginia communities combat this crisis by expanding access to quality substance use disorder and...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine praised new federal funding for Loudoun County Fire and Rescue awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, totaling $1,486,000. The fire department will use the funding to support fitness assessment and counseling for firefighters. “We’re pleased Loudoun County Fire and Rescue will receive ...Continue Reading

  • Lawmakers raise concerns and request information on White House’s involvement in abrupt decision to reverse course on new FBI HQ location WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined Senators Tom Carper (D-DE), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) in requesting that the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Justice (DOJ) investigate a decision by the General ...Continue Reading

  • Agreement funds Virginia health care, defense, education, and worker protection priorities Bill now heads to the House for a vote WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine celebrated final Senate passage of a bill to fund the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Education, and Labor for Fiscal Year 2019, which begins on October 1, and to fund the rest of the government through December 7 as negotiations continue. If the legislation is signed into law, it...Continue Reading

  • U.S. Chamber identifies 1,135,500 Virginia jobs supported by trade  Labels Virginia as facing “Extremely Significant Damage” from escalating trade war WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine criticized President Trump for escalating the trade war with China by placing an additional $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, which the Chinese government has recently matched with $60 billion in tariffs on American goods. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce ...Continue Reading

  • After months of work in the Finance and HELP committees, Senate makes historic progress to address substance abuse treatment and prevention  Bill now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration, Senators call for quick action from Virginia’s House members  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine celebrated Senate passage of the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, a comprehensive substance abuse treatment bill to address the national addi...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $366,788 in federal funding for Lynchburg, Amissville, and Fairfax Fire Departments through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding will be awarded through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. “We’re proud to support funding to help local fire departments purchase equipment and support staff training, ensuring they are prepared to serve their communities,&rdqu...Continue Reading

  • ~ Hampton VA Medical Center is performing a full inpatient evacuation and nearby veteran outpatient clinics have closed in anticipation of the powerful storm ~  WASHINGTON— As Hurricane Florence continues its approach, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-Va.) today offered to assist the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in providing all necessary resources to ensure Virginia veterans will be cared for during and in the aftermath of this potentially devastating storm. The...Continue Reading

  • ~ Bill expected to head to President’s desk includes measures to help improve veteran care, build regional infrastructure projects, and fund Appalachian Regional Commission ~  WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded congressional passage of bipartisan legislation to fund federal programs and build new military construction and facilities under the Department of Veteran Affairs (V-A), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Departmen...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced a total of $5,524,852 in federal funding for Washington Dulles International and Warrenton-Fauquier Airports through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). “We are pleased to support upgrades at airports in Northern Virginia that will improve travel for Virginians and visitors. These are long-term investments in cleaner technology and upgraded infrastructure,” the Senators said. Washington...Continue Reading

  • Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94393826@N02/albums/72157695415474050 Video: https://timkaine.box.com/s/d40ieubf23l834yikzwmp7xbynme1pge Audio: https://timkaine.box.com/s/9khfje9ylyu0w7nqch45sr7b9levxi8m  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and was briefed at their National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) on the federal government’s efforts to prepare for Hurricane Flor...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration for awarding Accomack County Airport $3,649,906 in federal funding. Accomack County will use the funding to rehabilitate and improve lighting on the runway. “These federal dollars will help make improvements to ensure safer travel to and from Accomack for both Virginians and visitors,” the Senators said. The fund...Continue Reading

  • ~ Senators offer assistance to ensure the safety of Defense Department personnel and infrastructure in Virginia, including Naval Station Norfolk ~  WASHINGTON— Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) wrote to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to offer assistance in protecting military facilities and personnel in Virginia ahead of Hurricane Florence. Virginia has a significant footprint for each of the branches of our nation’s military and is home to Naval S...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $3,714,216 million in federal funding for ten Virginia fire departments through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding, which will go to fire departments in Patrick Springs, Forest, Strasburg, Chatham, Martinsville, Norfolk, Spotsylvania, Exmore, Fries, and Yorktown will be awarded through FEMA’s Assistant to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFE...Continue Reading

  • ~ Urge President to support Governor Northam’s request for federal assistance with storm efforts to help guarantee public safety and rapid recovery ~  WASHINGTON— Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, along with U.S. Reps. Rob Wittman (VA-01), Scott Taylor (VA-02), Bobby Scott (VA-03), A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), Tom Garrett (VA-05), Bob Goodlatte (VA-06), Dave Brat (VA-07), Don Beyer (VA-08), Morgan Griffith (VA-09), Barbara Comstock (VA-10), and Gerry Connolly (VA-11...Continue Reading