Press Releases

July 10, 2018

Warner, Kaine, & Goodlatte Announce $750,000 In Federal Funding For Roanoke Regional Airport To Bring Non-Stop Service To Dallas, Denver, And/Or Detroit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine and Congressman Bob Goodlatte announced $750,000 in federal funding to help the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission bring new non-stop service from Roanoke Regional Airport to Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, Denver, Colorado, and/or Detroit, Michigan. The Commission can use the funds for a revenue guarantee, a marketing program, and fee waivers. This effort was a community collaboration where the Roanoke Regional Chamber and the … Continue Reading


July 09, 2018

Kaine Statement on the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court: "A Supreme Court nomination is the most consequential appointment that the Senate ever considers. As I have with nominees in the past, I will carefully review Judge Kavanaugh's character, legal decisions, and writing to determine whether he should be confirmed to this crucial position. There are critical issues at stake, and four in … Continue Reading


July 09, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $1.7 Million For Martinsville Organization To Support Manufacturing Throughout Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $1,722,571 in federal funding for a Martinsville-based organization that helps create partnerships and support manufacturing across Virginia. This funding will help Virginia GENEDGE support small and mid-sized businesses as they develop new products and customers, expand into global markets, adopt new technology, and support domestic production efforts. "Virginia has had a great track record of ensuring that our job … Continue Reading


July 06, 2018

Warner & Kaine Statement On President Trump's Trade War

Today, Chinese tariffs on Virginia goods went into effect. Includes soybeans, beef, cotton, and dairy. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement on President Trump's trade war, which has resulted in China imposing tariffs today on Virginia goods: "China engages in unfair trade actions that must be addressed, but today, President Trump's mishandling of the trade situation caused China to officially retaliate against the U.S. by … Continue Reading


July 05, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $2 Million to Protect Historic Battlefields in Virginia

~ National Park Service grants will help protect 229 acres across six Va. battlefields ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced more than $2.05 million to preserve six 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), which is one of more than a dozen programs operated by NPS that provide states and … Continue Reading


July 03, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $2.5 Million To Open A New Medical And Dental Facility On The Eastern Shore

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced a $2.5 million dollar loan for Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc. to open a new health care facility in Eastville, Virginia offering affordable medical and dental care. The new center will replace the aging Bayview and Franktown Community Health Center with a facility that offers expanded operating hours, more lab services, increased access to dental care, and opportunity to incorporate telemedicine in … Continue Reading


June 29, 2018

Warner & Kaine Applaud More Than $86,000 In Public Safety Funds For Rural Communities in Virginia

~ Funding will allow police departments to replace aging vehicles and improve regional infrastructure ~ WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded the $86,200 in funds awarded to Virginia communities by the United States Department of Agriculture's Office of Rural Development. The funds will go towards the purchase of police and public works vehicles and equipment for rural communities in the towns of Shenandoah, Louisa, and Clintwood, and in the … Continue Reading


June 29, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $800,000 For Virginia Commonwealth University to Conduct Education Research

~ Funds will be directed towards classroom-based intervention research, used to help promote emotional and behavioral well-being for early elementary school students ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) will receive $823,698 in federal funding to conduct research that aims to promote the emotional and behavioral well-being for early elementary students (children ages six through eight) in the … Continue Reading


June 29, 2018

Warner & Kaine Praise Final Passage Of Bill To Rename Palmyra Post Office In Honor Of U.S. Navy Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine praised final Senate passage of legislation to rename a U.S. Postal Service office located in Palmyra, Virginia as the U.S. Navy Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby Post Office. Seaman Rigsby died on the USS Fitzgerald on June 17, 2017 following a collision with a merchant vessel off the coast of Japan. He was a native of Palmyra. "Seaman Rigsby served his country and his community with honor beginning in high school as a volunteer … Continue Reading


June 29, 2018

Senate Passes Warner-Kaine Sponsored Bill to Aid Domestic Violence Survivors & Their Pets

~ Bipartisan legislation expands protections, resources for pet owners fleeing domestic abusers ~ WASHINGTON- The U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation introduced by Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) to protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence from emotional and psychological trauma caused by violence against their pets. The Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act was included in the 2018 Farm Bill passed by the Senate on a bipartisan 86-11 … Continue Reading


June 28, 2018

Senate Passes Bipartisan Farm Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp Production

~ Includes other Warner-Kaine priorities to increase Chesapeake Bay clean-up funding and protect public lands ~ WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Senate passed, on a bipartisan 86-11 vote, legislation that includes Virginia priorities championed by U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA). Specifically, the 2018 Senate Farm Bill includes a Warner-Kaine sponsored measure to legalize industrial hemp production, a crop which is already cultivated for research purposes in Virginia but which … Continue Reading


June 28, 2018

Kaine, Colleagues Call On President Trump To Abandon Latest Effort To Threaten Health Care For People With Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined 47 colleagues in a letter calling on President Trump to abandon his Administration's latest effort to undo the Affordable Care Act and threaten health care for people with pre-existing conditions. The letter to President Trump addresses his Administration's decision to support a lawsuit from 20 states, Texas v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), that would threaten the guarantee of health coverage for up to 133 million … Continue Reading


June 28, 2018

Kaine Joins Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana At The Federal Level

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to introduce a bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, leaving the decision about legalization in states' hands. Specifically, the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act removes marijuana from the list of scheduled substances under the Controlled Substances Act, effectively decriminalizing it at the federal level. The legislation allows states to continue to decide how they will treat marijuana … Continue Reading


June 28, 2018

Kaine Statement On Filing Justice Kennedy's Supreme Court Seat

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court: "The Republican Senate leadership established a clear precedent when it refused to take up the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Merrick Garland: Do not fill a Supreme Court vacancy in an election year. It is only fair that this precedent should also be applied to the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy … Continue Reading


June 26, 2018

Kaine Praises Major Senate Breakthrough On Updating Career And Technical Education Legislation

Perkins CTE reauthorization includes major provisions from three of Kaine's bills to increase access to CTE programs 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 HELP Committee's unanimous passage of a bipartisan update of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act. For years, Kaine has called for an update … Continue Reading


June 26, 2018

Warner & Kaine Press Virginia V-A Medical Centers on Quality of Nursing Home Care

~ Letter follows media investigation of inadequate care in nursing homes overseen by the Dept of Veterans Affairs ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today pressed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on the quality of care at nursing homes that serve Virginia's veterans, following an investigation by USA Today and the Boston Globe that found that a majority of the VA's 133 nursing homes - known as community living centers - have a higher percentage of … Continue Reading


June 26, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce $2.8 Million To Support Nursing Education And Retention At George Mason University

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $2,774,825 in federal funding to support nursing education at George Mason University over the next four years. The funding will be used to recruit, admit, and retain students interested in pursuing nursing careers in Prince William and Fairfax Counties. "We are thrilled to announce funding to support students interested in nursing at George Mason University and help place them at underserved clinics and health care … Continue Reading


June 26, 2018

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 upholding the President's travel ban: "I'm disappointed that the Supreme Court upheld President Trump's discriminatory travel ban. President Trump's intentions with this ban are clear: to stoke fear, perpetuate stereotypes, and make our immigration policy more about politics than national security. Discriminating against individuals based on their religion or country of … Continue Reading


June 25, 2018

Warner & Kaine Respond to Family Separation Letter from Va. House of Delegates

~ Local legislators asked Virginia's congressional delegation to oppose Trump Administration family separation policy ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today responded to a letter from members of the House of Delegates that asked Virginia's congressional delegation to oppose the Trump Administration's policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border. On June 20, 47 members of the Virginia House of Delegates wrote to all 13 members of … Continue Reading


June 25, 2018

Warner & Kaine Applaud Senate Passage of Bipartisan Appropriations Legislation

~ Package 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 Senate 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 Department of Defense (DoD). On a bipartisan 86-5 vote, the Senate … Continue Reading

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