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  • Video: https://timkaine.box.com/s/vwrx4ymsrozcbmr81a8x4myk5323taq0  WASHINGTON, D.C. -  On the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine called on Republican leadership to take up legislation to help prevent gun following the tragedy in Parkland. Kaine spoke about his experience working to prevent gun violence as Mayor of Richmond and Governor of Virginia, and expressed hope that the students speaking out across the country will remind Congress of its responsibility to makes our commu...Continue Reading

  • ~ Only one more Republican Senator needed to overturn FCC decision and pass resolution in the Senate ~ WASHINGTON – On Net Neutrality National Day of Action, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined a group of Senate and House Democrats in introducing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) partisan decision on net neutrality. The Senate CRA resolution of disapproval stands at 50 supporters, including Rep...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the tragic shooting in Parkland, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine has co-sponsored the Assault Weapons Ban of 2017, a bill to ban the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. As Mayor of Richmond, Governor of Virginia, and U.S. Senator, Kaine has supported commonsense solutions to help prevent gun violence. “In the wake of Parkland and countless other tragedies, it's all too clear th...Continue Reading

  • Kaine is a Co-Chair of the Senate Military Family Caucus  Bill incentivizes businesses to hire military spouses and improves access to childcare WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Co-Chair of the Senate Military Family Caucus, introduced the Jobs and Childcare for Military Families Act of 2018 to address military spouse unemployment and access to affordable childcare. The new legislation, introduced by Senators Kaine, John Boozman (R-AR), and Jon Tester (D-MT) would cha...Continue Reading

  • ~ Funds will help residents find jobs, educational opportunities, and achieve economic and housing independence ~ WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Virginia localities and organizations in Alexandria, Danville, Chesapeake and Harrisonburg will receive $2,301,433 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grants will help these entities hire or retain service coordinators to assist public housing ...Continue Reading

  • Bill complements Kaine’s Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act to further expand pediatric cancer research and treatment  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined a bipartisan group of colleagues as a co-sponsor of the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (STAR) Act. This bipartisan legislation will advance pediatric cancer research a...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to introduce the Opioid Response Enhancement Act to help states better fight the opioid epidemic that has put a strain on communities in Virginia and across the country. This bill would expand a grant program that was created as part of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act of 2017 and ensure states have access to additional funding for the next five years under this program. &ld...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement following the Senate’s vote on a compromise deal to protect Dreamers, which failed 54 – 45: “President Trump created a crisis, asked Congress to clean up his mess, and when we reached a compromise that delivered on his promises to protect Dreamers and boost border security, he refused to take yes for an answer and tanked the deal. I’m disappointed, but I won’t give up on protecting Drea...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined colleagues in a letter to the chair and ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security asking that they include funding in the Homeland Security appropriations bill to reimburse Richmond International Airport for screening systems purchased to increase security following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Richmond’s airport took this step in 2005 to protect passenger safety and was p...Continue Reading

  • 8 Republicans, 7 Democrats, and 1 Independent Introduce Legislation  Click HERE to read the text of the amendment Washington, D.C. — A bipartisan group of 16 Senators unveiled legislation this evening to protect “Dreamers” and to strengthen border security.  The Senators are part of the Common Sense Coalition, a group of 25 Republican, Democratic, and Independent Senators convened by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), who have been meetin...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-1), Representatives Taylor, Scott, and McEachin in writing a letter to the Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao, requesting that Tidewater Community College (TCC) be designated a Domestic Maritime Center of Excellence. This designation will allow TCC to partner with the Maritime Administration (MARAD) to receive critical resources and technical assistance to support the maritime workforce fur...Continue Reading

  • Trump’s infrastructure proposal fails to make serious federal investments, relies on toll roads and higher taxes across Virginia WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement after President Trump released his budget proposal for FY19, which included an infrastructure package that falls drastically short of the trillion dollar plan Trump promised throughout his campaign, and requires local governments in mo...Continue Reading

  • Would support current CTE programs in Virginia WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee and co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, joined his colleagues Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Jack Reed (D-RI) to introduce the Gateway to Careers Act. The bill creates a grant program to support partnerships between commu...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today the entire Virginia delegation, including U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, joined together to send a letter to President Trump, urging the administration not to consider relocating a nuclear powered aircraft carrier from NAVSTA Norfolk, Virginia to NAVSTA Mayport, Florida. This is in response to a letter sent by the Florida delegation last week requesting the move. “As members of the Virginia Congressional delegation, we are writing to urge you to craft a Fiscal Year 2019 ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson requesting that the Trump Administration immediately provide Congress with the existing memo that details the legal basis for the April 6, 2017 U.S. airstrikes in Syria. Kaine has been critical of the Trump Administration for failing to provide Congress with a compelling legal justification for the last ten months, even as addi...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 Trump Administration decision to launch U.S. airstrikes on pro-Assad forces in Syria: “Yesterday’s confrontation between U.S. and pro-Assad forces in territory retaken from ISIS last year raises serious questions about our continued presence in Syria.  While I am grateful that no U.S. or coalition members were harmed in ...Continue Reading

  • News reports show rules change would cost workers billions  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee and 23 colleagues in a letter to Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta slamming the Trump Administration’s decision to let employers take tips from their workers. The Senators criticized the Administration after news reports have shown the Department of Labor covered up...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on the bipartisan budget agreement announced today: “The bipartisan deal announced today is good for the country and good for Virginia. This long-term budget fully funds our military and makes big investments in transportation, drug addiction treatment, disaster relief, resources for rural communities, and veterans’ care. And it lifts the budg...Continue Reading

  • ~ Will ensure that tribes understand the full range of resources and benefits now available to them as a result of federal recognition ~ WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA) today requested that Bureau of Indian Affairs schedule a briefing as soon as possible with six newly federally recognized tribes in Virginia so that they can fully understand what benefits and resources will now be available to them after a successful, decade...Continue Reading

  • ~ More than 300,000 Virginians in underserved communities rely on this funding for basic healthcare services ~ A list of Virginia CHCs can be found here. WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined a bipartisan group of Senators in calling on Senate leadership to reauthorize funding for community health centers, which provide access to cost-effective primary and preventive care for families across the country.  “Community health centers serve a vital...Continue Reading