Press Releases

June 24, 2019

Kaine Joins Menendez, Colleagues to Introduce Bill to Outlaw Gun Silencers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today introduced new federal gun safety legislation to ban the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer or possession of gun silencers or suppressors. The Help Empower Americans to Respond (HEAR) Act is in response to a mass shooter in Virginia Beach last month who used a silencer to help kill a dozen innocent people. The bill is cosponsored by Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.). "We were … Continue Reading


June 24, 2019

Warner & Kaine Request Funding For I-81 Upgrades

~ More than one-third of all trucks that drive through Virginia travel on I-81, which suffers from traffic delays and more than 2,000 crashes annually ~ WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today requested additional funding for vital improvements to Interstate 81 (I-81) that would enhance safety and reduce traffic congestion. In a pair of letters to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) and the U.S. Department of Transportation … Continue Reading


June 24, 2019

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $8 Million For Northern Virginia And Hampton Roads Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $8,655,600 in federal funding from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to support improvements at airports in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads. "We're excited to announce this funding that will help improve travel for Virginians," the Senators said. "These grants will revitalize our airports with much-needed upgrades to help ensure safer travel in and out of the Commonwealth." Ronald Reagan Washington … Continue Reading


June 20, 2019

Kaine: “Another War In The Middle East Would Be A Disaster”

You can find video of the full floor speech here. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, delivered a floor speech warning President Trump against starting a war with Iran. In his speech, he called on his colleagues in the Senate to pass his bipartisan amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in order to prohibit funds from being used for military action against Iran without explicit authorization … Continue Reading


June 20, 2019

In Meeting With Hospital Delegation, Warner, Kaine, And Griffith Reiterate Support For Reopening Lee County Hospital

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) along with Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) met in Sen. Kaine's office in Washington, D.C. with a delegation representing Lee County Hospital. The meeting included representatives from the Lee County Hospital Authority, the Virginia Department of Health, and Ballad Health, who spoke with the members of Congress about next steps in the process of reopening the Lee County Hospital. "Folks in Lee County and in rural communities … Continue Reading


June 20, 2019

Warner & Kaine Statement On Trump Administration Decision To Reverse Course On Flatwoods Closure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration's decision to scrap plans to transfer Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the Department of Labor (DOL) and close nine Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers - including the Flatwoods Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center in Coeburn, a top performing center: "Job training facilities like Flatwoods are … Continue Reading


June 18, 2019

Kaine & Lee Call On President Trump To Explain New Deployments To The Middle East, Warn Against War With Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mike Lee (R-UT) led a letter to President Trump calling on him to explain his recent decisions to deploy additional troops to the Middle East. In the letter, the Senators ask for more information on the troops' mission and express concerns about escalating tensions leading to a war between the United States and Iran. The Senators underscore that the Trump Administration does not have the authority to start a war with Iran without … Continue Reading


June 18, 2019

Kaine Introduces Bill To Ban Distribution Of 3d Printed Gun Blueprints

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senators Edward J. Markey and Bob Menendez to introduce the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act, legislation to prohibit the online distribution of blueprints and instructions that allow for the 3D printing of firearms. Kaine has been pushing the Senate and Virginia's General Assembly to pass gun safety legislation in the aftermath of the Virginia Beach shooting, including bills to close loopholes in the background check system. He recently held … Continue Reading


June 14, 2019

Kaine Introduces Bill To Support Access To Affordable Over-The-Counter Birth Control

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Senator Patty Murray, ranking member of the Committee, to introduce the Affordability is Access Act (AAA), legislation to make sure over-the-counter birth control is affordable and accessible for women across the country. "All Americans deserve affordable, accessible health care - period. It's not fair that women too often face hurdles to accessing the care … Continue Reading


June 13, 2019

Udall, Kaine, Senators File Bipartisan Iran Amendment to NDAA to Prevent Unauthorized War

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), along with Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Rand Paul (R-KY), filed a bipartisan amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prohibit funds from being used for military operations against Iran without explicit authorization from Congress. The senators are seeking a vote by the full Senate to reassert Congress' Constitutional authority over … Continue Reading


June 13, 2019

Bipartisan Cruz-Kaine Resolution Condemning Antisemitism Unanimously Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the United States Senate unanimously passed U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Tim Kaine's (D-Va.) bipartisan resolution condemning all forms of antisemitism. "'In the United States, Jews have suffered from systematic discrimination in the form of exclusion from home ownership in certain neighborhoods, prohibition from staying in certain hotels, restrictions upon membership in private clubs and other associations, limitations upon admission to certain educational … Continue Reading


June 13, 2019

Warner & Kaine Condemn Proposed Relocation of USDA Research Agencies

~ Proposal would relocate two Agriculture Department scientific agencies from Washington, D.C. to Kansas City ~ WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) released the following statement on the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) proposal to relocate two research agencies, the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), from Washington, D.C. to Kansas City. "USDA's proposed relocation of the Economic … Continue Reading


June 13, 2019

Kaine, Lankford, Tester, Scott Introduce Bill To Protect Federal Student Aid For Gold Star Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Tim Scott (R-SC) reintroduced the Protecting our Gold Star Families' Education Act, legislation that would expand the Pell Grant program to include the children and dependents of those killed in action in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001 to offset … Continue Reading


June 12, 2019

Warner & Kaine Applaud Senate Passage Of Resolution Honoring Virginia Beach Shooting Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Senate unanimously passed legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine to honor the victims of the Virginia Beach shooting, as well as the first responders and city officials who have supported the Virginia Beach community in the wake of this tragedy. "We're grateful the Senate has passed this resolution to honor the lives of the 12 victims of the tragic shooting in Virginia Beach. We will continue to mourn this immense loss but we must … Continue Reading


June 12, 2019

Defense Bill Includes Legal Protections for Military Families in Privatized Housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. -The National Defense Authorization Act released today by the Senate Armed Services Committee includes reforms authored by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) to address how problems at contractor-provided military housing are addressed. The included reforms are key provisions of the Ensuring Safe Housing for our Military Act, legislation introduced by the senators in April after a Reuters … Continue Reading


June 12, 2019

Kaine, Boozman, Tester Introduce Bill To Build On Efforts To Reduce Military Spouse Unemployment

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, a member of the Armed Services Committee and Co-Chair of the Senate Military Family Caucus, reintroduced the Jobs and Childcare for Military Families Act of 2019 to build on efforts to reduce military spouse unemployment and improve access to affordable childcare. The legislation introduced by … Continue Reading


June 12, 2019

Kaine, Isakson, King Introduce Bill To Modernize Public Health Data Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Angus King (I-ME) introduced the Saving Lives Through Better Data Act to invest in public health data infrastructure. The bipartisan bill aims to improve the nation's public health data systems to ensure high quality, timely, and accurate information sharing in order to protect the public from health threats including viruses, prescription drug abuse, and other potentially preventable health problems. "Our public … Continue Reading


June 11, 2019

Kaine Jones Rubio, Menendez To Introduce Legislation In Support of Central American Women and Children

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today introduced the Central American Women and Children Protection Act of 2019 to address the protection and safety of women and children in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. The bipartisan legislation seeks to decrease and deter violence against women and children in the Northern Triangle and increase safe access by female and child survivors of violence to adequate, appropriate, and coordinated support services. … Continue Reading


June 11, 2019

Warner & Kaine Introduce Resolution Honoring Victims Of Virginia Beach Shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine introduced a resolution honoring the 12 victims of the mass shooting in Virginia Beach, as well as the brave first responders, city officials, and the entire Virginia Beach community. "Compassion and strength are the qualities the community of Virginia Beach has demonstrated since the tragic event that took 12 innocent lives," said Warner. "When Virginia Beach mourns, so does the rest of the Commonwealth. It's for this … Continue Reading


June 06, 2019

Kaine Helps Goodyear-Danville Expand Business With U.S. Navy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced that the U.S. Navy awarded a 40% share of its aviation tire business to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company under a 3-year agreement. The tires will be manufactured at Goodyear's tire factory in Danville, Virginia. Senator Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, helped open the Navy's tire-bidding process so that other manufactures, like Goodyear, could be considered. In collaboration with Senate colleagues Mark R. … Continue Reading

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