Press Releases

December 15, 2017

Kaine Joins Bipartisan Bill To Protect Children From Lead Exposure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) is co-sponsoring the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2017, which would require the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to adopt prevention measures and update its lead regulations to protect children from the risk of lead exposure. Since the enactment of federal lead policies in the 1990's, lead poisoning rates have fallen dramatically. However, lead poisoning risk continues to fall disproportionally on minority children that … Continue Reading

December 14, 2017

Kaine & Warner Call For Block Buy Of Future Aircraft Carriers

Wicker, Kaine, Lead Bipartisan Call, Citing Potential Savings for Taxpayers WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), were joined today by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and 14 Senators in sending a letter to Department of Defense Secretary James Mattis expressing their support for the Pentagon's pursuit to block buy two Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers in FY2019. "Committing to a block-buy for the newest generation of aircraft carriers would save us both … Continue Reading

December 13, 2017

Kaine Calls For FCC To Delay Tomorrow's Net Neutrality Vote, Consider Impact On Rural Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and 20 of their colleagues in a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman (FCC) Ajit Pai urging him to delay the proposed vote tomorrow that would dismantle existing net neutrality rules until he specifically addresses the impacts on students and schools-specifically those in rural or low-income communities. Kaine is a … Continue Reading

December 12, 2017

Kaine Statement On Annual Defense Bill Becoming Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after President Trump signed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes numerous provisions he championed to benefit Virginia's shipbuilding industry, defense community, servicemembers, and their families. Kaine helped write the legislation along with his colleagues on the Armed Services Committee, led by U.S. Senator John … Continue Reading

December 12, 2017

Kaine Joins Gililbrand To Co-Sponsor 'Me Too' Bill

WASHINGTON - D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) as a cosponsor of the Member and Employee Training and Oversight on Congress Act (ME TOO Act), introduced in response to recent sexual harassment allegations in Congress and revelations that the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA) process places an unfair burden on victims. The bill would reform the CAA to eliminate the mandatory steps that must be exhausted before an employee of the … Continue Reading

December 11, 2017

Warner & Kaine Statement On Potential Loss Of CHIP Coverage For Virginia Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) announced they will begin to notify families tomorrow who have one or more family members enrolled in the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that they will lose coverage on January 31st if Congress does not pass a bipartisan CHIP reauthorization bill: "Today is a scary day for a lot of families in Virginia, and it was … Continue Reading

December 07, 2017

Kaine Statement On Senator Franken's Resignation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on Senator Al Franken's decision to resign: "I told Senator Franken yesterday I believed he needed to step aside because the behavior described by multiple women is just wrong. Senator Franken made the right decision today, but the Senate has more work to do -- starting with releasing information about claims and settlements against Senators and their staffs, and fixing broken policies to foster safe work … Continue Reading

December 07, 2017

Kaine Calls For Public Release Of Senate's Sexual Harassment Claims & Settlements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine sent a letter to the Senate Office of Compliance (OOC) this week requesting information on the number of sexual harassment claims filed against Senators, members of their personal staff, and committee staff, along with the amount of monetary settlements that were reached in harassment cases. In the letter, Kaine wrote that he will publicly release any information he receives to help determine the scope of the problem and develop solutions. The … Continue Reading

December 06, 2017

Kaine, Warner, Garrett & Members Of Delegation Ask Trump Administration To Extend Open Enrollment In Light Of Premium Increases In Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, bipartisan members of the Virginia delegation led by U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner and Congressman Tom Garrett (VA-5) sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Secretary Eric Hargan asking him to extend the open enrollment period for consumers buying health insurance through the Affordable Care Act individual market in light of premium increases in Charlottesville and across Virginia. Earlier this year, the Trump Administration announced that … Continue Reading

December 06, 2017

Kaine Statement On Trump Announcement On Jerusalem

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement today following President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem: "Meaningful progress towards an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal has been stalled for years. While I hope that dynamic will change, I am very concerned that President Trump's announcement will further s‎et back … Continue Reading

December 06, 2017

Warner & Kaine Push Congress To immediately Reauthorize CHIP In Government Funding Bill

~ With deadline looming for McAuliffe to send letters to CHIP families, Warner & Kaine urge Senate leadership to protect health care for 128,000 Virginia children ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to immediately pass bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides health care coverage for 128,000 children in Virginia, by including it in any … Continue Reading

December 05, 2017

Warner, Kaine Join 44 Senators Urging President Trump To Swiftly Nominate Aggressive Head Of Consumer Watchdog

~ Express concern over White House appointment of Mick Mulvaney as part-time acting CFPB director ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined 44 Senators in a letter urging President Trump to follow the law and swiftly nominate a permanent director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) who will put working families ahead of Wall Street. In their letter, the senators cited the CFPB's much-needed "aggressive enforcement and supervision," which has … Continue Reading

December 04, 2017

Kaine Joins Bipartisan Bill To Restrict Flow Of Fentanyl

Legislation would provide Customs and Protection the latest in chemical screening devices and scientific support to halt the flow of drugs into the United States WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee joined a bipartisan bill to help halt the flow of illicit fentanyl from Mexico, China and other nations around the world into the United States. The International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by … Continue Reading

December 04, 2017

Warner, Kaine Urge FCC Chairman Pai To Delay Vote Rolling Back Net Neutrality

~ Letter follows reports that "bots" may have filed hundreds of thousands of comments to FCC during net neutrality policymaking process ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) urged Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to delay a planned December 14th vote to roll back net neutrality rules until an investigation can be completed into reports that internet "bots" - automated computer programs designed to pose as people - filed hundreds of … Continue Reading

December 04, 2017

Kaine Statement On The Presidential Election In Honduras

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement today on the situation in Honduras: "I am deeply concerned about the many irregularities, technical issues and disputes that have arisen in the aftermath of the November 26 elections in Honduras. It is critical to maintain calm and for the vote counting to be concluded in a fully transparent and credible manner, without interference. I encourage all Honduran … Continue Reading

December 02, 2017

Kaine Statement On Passage Of Republican Tax Bill

Video: Kaine speaks about his middle-class tax relief amendment WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on tonight's partisan vote to pass the Republican tax bill: "For months, I've tried to convince Republicans to work with us on a tax reform bill that would actually put middle-class families and small businesses in Virginia first. Instead, they jammed through a bad bill that will raise taxes on millions of working Americans, explode the deficit, and … Continue Reading

December 01, 2017

Northern Virginia Delegation & D.C. Congresswoman Announce Long Awaited Breakthrough To Repair Arlington Memorial Bridge

~ National Park Service secures funding, streamlines timeline for repairs ~ WASHINGTON - Virginia's two Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, along with U.S. Reps. Don Beyer and Gerry Connolly (both D-VA) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) , today announced that after years of effort by the Senators and House members, the National Park Service (NPS) has approved $227 million to initiate a long-awaited contract to fully repair and rehabilitate Arlington Memorial Bridge. The 85-year-old bridge, … Continue Reading

November 22, 2017

Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $2 Million For Infrastructure In Hampton Roads Damaged By Hurricane Matthew

~ Funds will help repair or reconstruct federal highways, roads, and land damaged by the storm ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that communities in Hampton Roads will receive $2,201,300 from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to provide assistance in repairing or reconstructing federal roads and land damaged by Hurricane Matthew. The October 2016 storm brought torrential rains, high winds, coastal flooding and road closures across … Continue Reading

November 21, 2017

Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $300,000 To Help Rural Communities In Southwest Virginia Combat Opioid Epidemic

~ Funds will provide Virginia youth and families living in rural areas with health education to prevent opioid abuse ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will provide $321,638 to support health education initiatives spearheaded by the Virginia Cooperative Extension aimed at preventing opioid abuse among vulnerable communities in rural Southwest … Continue Reading

November 17, 2017

Kaine, Colleagues Ask DHS Nominee To Clarify Stance On DACA, The DREAM Act, & TPS

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and 18 senators today in a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security nominee Kirstjen Nielsen, calling on her to answer several immigration related questions prior to consideration of her nomination by the full Senate. During her confirmation hearing, when asked whether she agrees that legislation must be passed to protect Dreamers by the end of this calendar year, Nielsen stated, "I believe that we must, and we owe it … Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127
Showing page   of 127