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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $9,442,626 million in federal grant funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start programs throughout Virginia. “We are thrilled to announce funding through Head Start to ensure young children in Virginia have the resources they need,” the Senators said. “We strongly believe in efforts to support early childhood development that can promote  kids&rs...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine praised the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) for including his provisions to initiate new flood-resilience projects for Tangier Island and Coastal Virginia in its draft water resources bill. The EPW Committee’s draft of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act includes two provisions that will result in roadmaps for new resilient infrastructure—a broad plan for the entire coastal region of Virginia and a...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $94,819,202 in federal funding to help Virginia communities with housing and infrastructure projects. The funding, which will go to more than 30 locations across Virginia, will be awarded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), HOME, and ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement today on the release of three Americans wrongly detained in North Korea: “I welcome the long-overdue release of these three Americans, including former Virginia resident Kim Dong-chul who has been wrongly detained for nearly three years. This is a positive development, but the North Korean regime must be held accountable for its appalling...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement today on President Trump’s decision to break the U.S. commitment to the Iran nuclear agreement, despite Iran’s compliance with the deal: “President Trump showed us again today that when he says ‘America First,’ he actually means ‘America alone.’ By violating the Iran deal, the President is creating a ne...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement after insurers filed initial rates that would lead to major premium increases for Virginians in 2019: “These proposed price increases are a painful consequence of the Trump Administration’s efforts to sabotage the health insurance market and dismantle the Affordable Care Act. After a series of unsuccessful attempts to repeal the ACA, President Trump and Republicans in Congress settle...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for approximately 57,000 Honduran immigrants displaced by natural disasters: “Throughout our history, America has opened our arms to people seeking refuge, and their contributions have strengthened our communities. But time and again, the Trump Administration has forced immigrants and refugees back int...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on reports that U.S. Special Forces have been secretly supporting Saudi Arabia as it battles Yemen’s Houthi rebels:   “The Trump Administration’s purposeful blurring of lines between train and equip missions and combat, from Niger to Yemen, is unacceptable. It runs afoul o...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $2.1 million to preserve parts of the Yorktown and Appomattox Court House 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). “Virginia is home to some of America’s most historic sites, and the National Park Service and localities have worked hard to...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on the heightened tension and violence along the Gaza-Israel border: “I am deeply saddened by the cycle of violence and protests at the Gaza-Israel border. These events make clear the desperate need to alleviate this ongoing humanitarian crisis and actively pursue a political resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. &ldq...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $61 million in funding for the construction of two 120-bed veterans homes in Virginia, $30 million for a state veterans home in Virginia Beach and $31 million for a state veterans home in Vint Hill. This funding, which is part of a $685 million package for state veterans homes across the country, can be used for repairs, renovation, or new construction. Wa...Continue Reading

  • Bristol Virginia Public Schools Superintendent: this bill ‘will equip us to better achieve our vision of enabling all students to thrive’ Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the Handle with Care Act to connect children who experience traumatic events, including domestic violence situations, drug raids, overdoses, and more, to school resources that are designed to provide...Continue Reading

  • *Spanish Language Translation Below* WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined 23 Senators today in sending a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan urging them to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Honduran Nationals, which is set to expire on July 5, 2018.   “Ending TPS for Hondurans would force more than 86,031 individuals to go back to a country with severe security challenge...Continue Reading

  • ~ Bipartisan legislation would recognize Department’s focus on increasing economic opportunities in rural communities ~ WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced bipartisan legislation that would rename the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The change would accurately reflect the Department’s increasing focus on improving ...Continue Reading

  • Legislation includes key provisions of Kaine bills to combat opioid epidemic WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, applauded Committee passage of legislation he co-sponsored called The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018. This bipartisan legislation takes a comprehensive look at how communities across the country are tackling the opioid crisis and includes forty different proposals to increase the wa...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Co-Chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, along with U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), introduced the Creating Quality Technical Educators Act. This legislation will create a teacher residency grant program to help address the CTE teacher shortage in schools. The grant program creates partnerships between elementary, middle or high schools and ...Continue Reading

  • UVA President Teresa Sullivan and workforce groups praise bill; say improving data is critical to student success WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine has co-sponsored legislation to modernize the data colleges provide students and families to ensure they have clear information about student outcomes before deciding on a college or other higher education institution. The College Transparency Act will increase reporti...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, along with 30 of their male Senate colleagues, today called for the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders to bring to the Senate floor legislation reforming how Congress handles cases of sexual harassment. This letter backs up calls from all of the women Senators of both parties, who sent a letter on March 28 to Senate leadership expressing disappointment that Congress failed to address this urgently needed reform in the March omni...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis sharing Virginia’s concern over the risks of offshore drilling on military assets in Hampton Roads. In the letter, Warner and Kaine raise concerns about how drilling would affect military activities in Hampton Roads, given the region’s deep national security footprint. They also ask if the Department has conducted a comprehensive study assessing the specific challenges ...Continue Reading

  • Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, sent a letter to President Trump requesting he detail the legal basis for the U.S. military strikes on April 13, 2018 against the Syrian regime's chemical weapons facilities.  This letter follows up on their request in 2017 asking the President to detail the legal basis for the strike ...Continue Reading