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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on his decision to vote against the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court: “I will oppose the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. I have diligently studied his record of academic writings and judicial opinions. I have read the limited documents we’ve been provided from his time working for Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr and the Adm...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine praised grant funding for seven Virginia fire departments through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), totaling $1,482,078 . The funding, which will go to fire departments in Montross, Newport, Ivanhoe, Abingdon, Coeburn, Dungannon, and Bloxom, will be awarded through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. “Firefighters put their lives on the line every day ...Continue Reading

  • ~ Trump’s “junk insurance” plans don’t have to provide health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions ~  WASHINGTON— Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) cosponsored legislation to overturn President Trump’s expansion of “junk insurance” plans. The Trump Administration recently released its final regulation on allowing Short-term Limited Duration Insurance (STLD) plans to expand eligibility for bare-bones he...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Mark Warner (D-VA) and Congressmen Donald McEachin (D-VA) and Bobby Scott (D-VA) announced their plans to introduce bicameral resolutions to commemorate Arthur Ashe, a Richmond, VA native, on the 50th anniversary of his historic win at the 1968 U.S. Open Tennis Championship. The resolution honors Ashe’s humanitarian contributions to civil rights, education, the movement against apartheid in Sou...Continue Reading

  • Kaine discussed concerns from the Port of Virginia, Volkswagen, and Volvo WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today in a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on the impact of tariffs on U.S. autoworkers, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine raised concerns about the negative effects President Trump’s trade war is having on several major employers in Virginia and the ripple effect that could have across the Commonwealth. In the hearing, Kaine cited the CEO of the Port of Virginia wh...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $416,248 in federal funding for James City County to prevent violence against women. The funds will be used toward a program that will educate domestic violence survivors about risk factors for homicide and provide them with support services, train and educate criminal justice professionals and allied agencies on best practices to investigate and prosecute crimes against women, and identify potential high-risk offe...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to end funding for more than five million Palestinian refugees receiving support through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA): “The Trump Administration continues to unde...Continue Reading

  • Last week, the New York Times reported that Secretary DeVos is proposing allowing states and school districts to purchase firearms and firearm training with federal funds  Senators: “This plan runs counter to the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act and will make our schools more dangerous, and our students less safe” WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the ...Continue Reading

  • ~ DOT grants will provide funding to improve infrastructure and increase safety at local airports ~  WASHINGTON— U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that nine Virginia airports will receive a total of $10,669,159 in federal funding from the Department of Transportation (DOT). “We are pleased to announce these funds that will allow Virginia airports to make the necessary improvements to ensure safer travel to and from the Commonwealth,&rdq...Continue Reading

  • ~ U.S. DOT grant will support the purchase of electric buses, chargers, and acquisition or purchase of maintenance facilities ~  WASHINGTON— U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Hampton Roads Transit will receive a total of $2,290,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  “This federal funding ensures that Hampton Roads can invest in newer and more energy-efficient public buses,”&nb...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after President Trump announced he will try to deny federal employees a 2.1 percent cost of living adjustment in 2019: “President Trump is trying to deny over a million Americans the pay they’ve earned. Yet again, this President is attacking our hardworking public servants and hurting our ability to hire and keep dedicated workers. It’s insulting to blame these unfair pay cuts on &lsquo...Continue Reading

  • ~ Virginia Union University, Hampton University, Virginia State University, and Virginia University of Lynchburg will receive funds to restore historic structures ~  WASHINGTON— U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded today an announcement by the National Park Service (NPS) that it will award $2,267,306 in grant funding to support projects that preserve significant historic structures at four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $150,000 in federal funding to help transform the 8,667 square foot space in the old Prices Fork Elementary School in Montgomery County into a local food enterprise center. The transformed space will include a commercial incubator kitchen, farm-to-table restaurant, a local craft brewery, a retail consignment market, and business incubation and support services.  &ldqu...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced a total of $610,000 in federal funding toward seven solar photovoltaic renewable energy systems across Virginia. These grants will support local businesses in Covesville, Charlottesville, Front Royal, Huntly, and Colonial Beach. “Investing in solar power is an important step towards cleaner energy that protects the environment. We’re proud to announce this funding to h...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement after the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed G. Zachary Terwilliger to fill the vacancy of U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia: “We are pleased that our colleagues agreed Zachary Terwilliger is well-qualified to serve as the next U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia,” the Senators said. “Mr. Terwilliger has ample experience in the ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the passing of U.S. Senator John McCain:   “John McCain was a hero, my Chairman, and my friend. After six decades of public service, he will be remembered as a maverick, a model of strength in Vietnam, and a champion of servicemembers, campaign finance reform, and innumerable other causes. In the past 13 months, John has urged us to listen to each other and restore the American people&...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after the State Department announced at the direction of President Trump they will redirect $200 million intended for humanitarian assistance in Gaza and the West Bank: “The President’s decision to cut U.S. assistance to the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza is cruel and reckless.  Without this funding, the humanitarian crisis will sur...Continue Reading

  • Fully funds Gabriella Miller child cancer research program, includes amendment to improve early detection of black lung, and increases funding for opioid and substance abuse treatment  WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine celebrated Senate passage of a bill to fund health care, defense, education, and worker protection priorities that are critical to Virginia. The Senate appropriations bill to fund the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Educa...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $149,405 in federal funding for the Fries Fire Department through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistant to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.  “This federal funding will provide Fries Fire Department with necessary support to enhance operations and ensure the Department has the tools it needs to carry out daily operations and keep the community safe,” the Senators sa...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, cosponsored an amendment to the FY 2019 Defense Appropriations bill to cut off United States’ support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen until the Secretary of Defense certifies the coalition’s air campaign is not violating international law and U.S. policy related to the protection of civilians. The amendment, introduced by Senator Chris Murphy (D-...Continue Reading