Press Releases

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


November 16, 2017

Kaine, Bay Senators Introduce Bipartisan Chesapeake Restoration Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) to introduce the bipartisan Chesapeake Bay Farm Bill Enhancements Act of 2017. This legislation increases mandatory funding for the Bay, strengthens the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCCP), and provides more opportunities for effective conservation efforts. They were joined by Senators Cardin (D-MD), Capito (R-WV), Casey (D-PA), Manchin (D-WV), Warner (D-VA), Carper (D-DE), Coons (D-DE), … Continue Reading


November 16, 2017

Kaine And Whitehouse Introduce Bill To Help Forgive Student Loans For Public Service Workers

Legislation would relieve a major financial burden for borrowers tripped up by technicality in Public Service Loan Forgiveness program WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee introduced a bill today to fix a glitch in a federal loan forgiveness program that can leave teachers, soldiers, social workers, and other public servants with massive loan balances they thought would … Continue Reading


November 15, 2017

Kaine Writes Postmaster General In Support Of Unique Hillsboro Zip Code

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine sent a letter to Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Postal Service (USPS) Megan Brennan in support of the Town of Hillsboro and its efforts to have USPS assign Hillsboro a unique ZIP code. Residents of Hillsboro have struggled for years to deal with confusion around the distinction between addresses in the Town of Hillsboro and the Town of Purcellville, with both locations sharing the same ZIP code. Today, Mayor … Continue Reading


November 15, 2017

Following Shooting In Texas, Kaine Introduces Bill To Close Loophole In Military Justice System That Enables Convicted Abusers To Purchase Guns

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and 15 of their colleagues to introduce the Military Domestic Violence Reporting Enhancement Act, legislation to close a dangerous loophole in the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) that enables convicted abusers to purchase firearms. "Time and again from Virginia Tech, to Charleston, and now to a small church in Texas, we have seen holes in the background record check system allow guns to get in … Continue Reading


November 15, 2017

Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $600,000 In Funds To Improve Affordable Housing In Virginia

~ Communities in Roanoke and Petersburg will receive additional support to provide housing assistance to Va. families and veterans ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that the Redevelopment & Housing Authorities in the cities of Roanoke and Petersburg will receive $666,661 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide housing assistance for Virginia families and veterans. "These funds will allow local … Continue Reading


November 14, 2017

Warner & Kaine Announce Federal Funding For Police And Public Works Vehicles To Support Virginia Officers

Includes vehicles for the towns of Orange, Pound, Pulaski, Weber City, Wise, and Page County WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $115,700 in Economic Impact Initiative Grants from the United States Department of Agriculture towards the purchase of police vehicles, public works vehicles, and equipment for rural communities in the towns of Orange, Pound, Pulaski, Weber City, Wise, and Page County. "We are pleased to announce funding for these … Continue Reading


November 14, 2017

Warner & Kaine Announce $6 Million In Federal Funding To Construct Broadband Infrastructure In Buchanan And Scott Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $6,000,000 in federal funding to construct broadband infrastructure in Buchanan and Scott Counties. This funding, awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Community Connect Grant Program, will be used to build out and construct broadband Ethernet fibers that will bring broadband to rural communities in Virginia. "We are thrilled to announce this funding to help communities in Buchanan and … Continue Reading


November 14, 2017

Warner & Kaine: Republican Tax Plan Would Hurt Virginia Communities By Eliminating Historic Tax Credit

Historic Tax Credit especially critical to reinvesting in rural communities *See below for list of Virginia projects receiving Federal Historic Tax Credit funding* WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine expressed their concern over the House Republicans' tax plan that would eliminate the Federal Historic Tax Credit, which communities across Virginia use to draw in new business, create jobs, and revitalize cities and towns. The Federal Historic Tax Credit, a … Continue Reading


November 11, 2017

Kaine Statement On Veterans Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Co-Chair of the Senate Military Family Caucus, released the following statement today to honor veterans for their service and sacrifice on Veterans Day: "This Veterans Day, I'm thinking about the sacrifices and dedication of the veterans here in Virginia and all across our nation. We rely on the bravery of a small percentage of Americans who step up and carry the burdens of conflict. But … Continue Reading

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