Press Releases

August 10, 2020

Kaine Leads Colleagues In Letter Pressing Pompeo On Policy Denying Citizenship To Children Of Same-Sex Couples

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), along with Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-NJ), led eight of his Democratic SFRC colleagues in a letter to Secretary Pompeo expressing concern over reports that the Trump Administration has made it harder for same-sex married couples to transmit citizenship to their children born abroad by insisting that a child is only born "in wedlock" if the child is biologically related to both of … Continue Reading

August 10, 2020

Warner & Kaine Announce Nearly $9 Million For Affordable Housing In Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $8,978,420 in federal funding to help Virginians access affordable housing across the Commonwealth. The funding was awarded through the Housing Choice Voucher Program and authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act supported by Warner and Kaine. "As housing insecurity continues to rise for many Virginians, now more than ever, Congress needs to offer critical assistance to those in … Continue Reading

August 06, 2020

Warner, Kaine Introduce Bill To Make FERC Pipeline Permitting Process Fairer And More Transparent

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine introduced legislation to strengthen the public's ability to evaluate the impacts of natural gas pipelines being considered by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). This bill makes it easier for the public to offer input and clarify the circumstances under which eminent domain should and should not be used. Among other guidelines, this bill requires public comment meetings to be held in every locality through which … Continue Reading

August 06, 2020

Video: In SASC Hearing, Kaine Presses DoD Nominee On Ties To Group Potentially Linked To Khashoggi Murder

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine questioned Louis Bremer, the President's nominee for Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations, regarding reporting that the Tier 1 Group-where he has served on the Board of Directors for a number of years-may have trained Saudi nationals who were later implicated in the assassination of Washington Post journalist and Virginia resident Jamal Khashoggi. You can watch video of Kaine's line … Continue Reading

August 06, 2020

Senators commemorate anniversary of 1998 Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Foreign Relations Committee Chairman James Risch (R-Idaho), and Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), along with Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), released a joint statement ahead of the 22nd anniversary of the bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania on August 7, … Continue Reading

August 05, 2020

Warner & Kaine Introduce Legislation to Allow for the Construction of New Long Bridge

~ New bridge would double rail capacity, alleviate significant choke point along the East Coast ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) introduced legislation to allow for the construction of a new Long Bridge across the Potomac River - a move that would double the capacity of the rail crossing between Virginia and the District of Columbia (D.C). The Long Bridge Act of 2020 would authorize the National Park Service (NPS) to transfer to Virginia and D.C. the … Continue Reading

August 04, 2020

Warner & Kaine Cosponsor Bipartisan Bill To Support Virginia’s Restaurants Through New Revitalization Fund

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine cosponsored the Real Economic Support That Acknowledges Unique Restaurant Assistance Needed to Survive (RESTAURANTS) Act of 2020, legislation that would establish a $120 billion revitalization fund to help independent restaurants deal with the long-term structural challenges facing the industry because of COVID-19 and support the reemployment of 11 million workers. "Virginia's independent restaurants have been especially hurt by … Continue Reading

July 30, 2020

Kaine Introduces Bill To Support Medical Schools In Underserved Areas

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced a bill to tackle the lack of representation of rural students, underserved students, and students of color in the physician pipeline. The Expanding Medical Education Act would provide grants through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to colleges and universities to establish or expand allopathic (M.D. granting) or osteopathic (D.O. … Continue Reading

July 30, 2020

Video: In Senate Hearing, Kaine Presses Pompeo On Trump Threat To Delay Election, Pompeo Refuses To Answer

Watch the video here. WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, following President Trump's threat to delay the election, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing pressed Secretary Pompeo on the issue, asking, "Can a president delay a presidential election?" Pompeo refused to answer and deferred the question to the DOJ, saying: "In the end, the Department of Justice and others will make that legal determination." Kaine responded saying, "A president cannot delay an election. … Continue Reading

July 29, 2020

Warner & Kaine Urge Deployment of Public Health Professionals to Farmville Detention Center, Trump Admin. Actions Have Caused Nearly Every Detained Person to Contract Covid-19

~ Cases have spiked as a result of this Administration's transfer of detainees from COVID-19 hotspots in Florida and Arizona ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) urged President Trump to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create and deploy teams of epidemiologists to the immigration detention center in Farmville, Va., where nearly every detainee has contracted COVID-19. This disastrous situation comes despite repeated … Continue Reading

July 29, 2020

Kaine, Young, Reed, & Cassidy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Support Health Care Professionals’ Mental Health Amid COVID-19

Bill named in honor of Dr. Lorna Breen, who died by suicide while serving on frontlines of pandemic WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Todd Young (R-IN), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, legislation that aims to reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, and mental and behavioral health conditions among health care professionals. Health care professionals have long experienced high levels of … Continue Reading

July 28, 2020

Maryland, Virginia Senators Call Trump Administration's Attempt to Use COVID-19 as Excuse for Funding Unsecured Downtown FBI Headquarters “Inappropriate”

"Such a project has no relevance whatsoever to the public health and economic recovery assistance Americans so urgently need." WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.) and Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (Both D-Va.) are calling on Senate leadership to reject the Trump adminstration's attempt to add funding for a downtown headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) into the latest COVID-19 relief package. The four senators urged that the language be … Continue Reading

July 28, 2020

STATEMENT: Sens. Warner & Kaine on the GOP HEALS Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) issued the following statement today in response to the release of the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act - the proposal put forward by the White House and Senate Republican leaders as a starting point for bipartisan, bicameral negotiations on another COVID-19 relief package: "The Democratic House passed the HEROES Act ten weeks ago. Since then, the health and economic crisis has continued … Continue Reading

July 24, 2020

Gillibrand, Kaine And Warren Lead Colleagues To Call For Fixes To Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program To Be Included In Relief Package

Bill Would Ensure Public Servants And Frontline Workers, Like Nurses And First Responders, Receive The Student Loan Forgiveness They Have Earned WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) led a group of eighteen senators to call on Senate leadership to include fixes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program in the next COVID-19 relief package. In a letter, the senators called for the inclusion of components from … Continue Reading

July 23, 2020

Warner & Kaine Cosponsor Legislation To Block Federal Paramilitary Occupations In American Cities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden to introduce the Preventing Authoritarian Policing Tactics on America's Streets Act, which would block the Trump Administration from deploying federal agents as paramilitary forces against Americans. The action comes after a week in which heavily armed federal forces without uniform identification in unmarked vehicles have been grabbing protesters off the street in Portland, Oregon. Those … Continue Reading

July 23, 2020

Kaine Statement On Senate Passage Of Annual Defense Bill, Ban On Use Of Military Against Peaceful Protesters

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on final Senate passage of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes numerous provisions he championed to benefit Virginia's defense community, shipbuilding industry, and military families. The legislation also includes Kaine's amendment to prevent the use of military force against American citizens exercising their First Amendment … Continue Reading

July 22, 2020

Video: Kaine Delivers Floor Speech In Support Of NDAA Amendment To Rename Confederate-Named Bases

You can watch video of Kaine's floor speech here. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, delivered a floor speech highlighting the importance of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) amendment to initiate a 3 year process to rename DOD facilities currently named after Confederates, including three Virginia military bases: Fort Lee, Fort Pickett, and Fort AP Hill. The amendment was sponsored by Senator Warren, co-sponsored by … Continue Reading

July 22, 2020

Kaine, Murkowski, Sewell Introduce Legislation To Reduce Maternal And Infant Mortality, Address Racial Inequities In Maternal Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced the Mothers and Newborns Success Act, legislation to help reduce the egregious racial inequities in maternal and infant mortality. Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL-07) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives today. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the maternal mortality rate for … Continue Reading

July 22, 2020

Warner & Kaine Introduce “Virginia Plan” For The Nation To Reduce Gun Violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine introduced the Virginia Plan to Reduce Gun Violence Act of 2020, a bill to federally enact a series of commonsense gun violence prevention measures adopted by Virginia earlier this year. Included in the bill are measures to remove firearms from those at risk of harming themselves or others, close current background check loopholes, mandate reporting of lost and stolen firearms, prevent children from accessing firearms, and … Continue Reading

July 21, 2020

Lankford, Kaine Introduce Bill to Combat Internet Censorship in Hong Kong

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today introduced the Safeguarding Internet Freedom in Hong Kong Act. The legislation pushes back on China's aggressive actions to undermine Hong Kong's autonomy and freedom. The bill comes after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) passed a sweeping security law that threatens the freedoms of the people of Hong Kong, including their access to the internet and ability to share information online. Lankford and Kaine's legislation … Continue Reading

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