Skip to content

Press Releases

Skip to page number selection
  • 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

  • Kaine is a Co-Chair of the Senate Military Family Caucus  Legislation focuses on how frequent moves impact the overall success of our military WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Co-Chair of the Senate Military Family Caucus, introduced new legislation to help reduce military spouse unemployment and examine the effects of frequent moves and reassignments on military spouses’ careers. The Military Spouse Employment Act of 2018 expands hiring and career opportunities...Continue Reading

  • Heinrich leads group of 18 senators questioning Dr. Victor Cha’s removal from consideration to be Ambassador; Raises concerns over “bloody nose” strategy against North Korea WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Martin Heinrich (D-NM), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and 17 Senators, including Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-RI), expressing serious ...Continue Reading

  • Kaine joined 44 Senators to urge Trump Administration to prioritize funding for programs that reduce home energy costs for low-income households in FY 2019 budget WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of recent heat outages in public housing units in Richmond, and as part of his continued efforts to provide heating aid and help struggling families reduce their energy bills, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined a bipartisan group of senators urg...Continue Reading

  • ~ Push for additional funding in President’s upcoming infrastructure plan for Metro improvements ~ WASHINGTON — Following President Trump’s call for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan at this week’s State of the Union, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) today urged the Administration to keep a critical funding promise to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and pushed for additional fun...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the Committee’s ranking member, released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced it would extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrians currently in the program, but failed to expand these protections to the Syrians fleeing violence who arrived in the United States after August 2016. Last week, Kaine and Cardin led nine of their coll...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee joined HELP Ranking Member Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and nine colleagues on the HELP Committee in sending letters to Secretary DeVos at the Department of Education, Secretary Acosta at the Department of Labor and Secretary Azar at the Department of Health and Human Services, requesting information on their efforts to provide a safe workplace free of harassment. Each le...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner celebrated the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017 finally being signed into law, after decades of bipartisan efforts by Virginia’s elected officials. Kaine and Warner secured final passage of the bill earlier this month. Six Virginia tribes—the Chickahominy, the Eastern Chickahominy, the Upper Mattaponi, the Rappahannock, the Monacan, and the Nansemond—will now hav...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), and SFRC Ranking Member Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), led a group of Senators urging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen to extend and re-designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria which is due to expire in March. The Senators highlighted a travel advisory the State Department issued earlier this month declaring that &ld...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced that his guest at Tuesday’s Presidential State of the Union Address will be Portsmouth, VA native, military spouse, and entrepreneur Lakesha Cole. Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Co-Chair of the Senate Military Family Caucus, and the proud father of a Marine, has made reducing military spouse unemployment one of his top priorities over the past year in the Senate. Last year, Kaine met with groups of mi...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and 18 of their colleagues to introduce the Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act, which will hold health insurers accountable by ensuring they provide adequate mental health benefits as a part of health care coverage plans and increase transparency for consumers seeking coverage for mental illness and substance use disorders. Under current federal law, most insurance plans must provide mental hea...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) to reintroduce the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, a bill that would provide federal employees with a three percent pay increase in 2019. Since 2010, federal employees have lost more than a billion dollars in wages due to sequestration and a three-year freeze on federal pay. Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) reintroduced this legislation in the House of Representatives as well...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today following Fairfax County Police’s release of video showing the U.S. Park Police shooting that resulted in the death of Fairfax County resident Bijan Ghaisar: “I am deeply troubled by the disturbing footage of repeated shots fired at Bijan Ghaisar by U.S. Park Police. My staff has met with Bijan’s family, and I am calling on the FBI to further investigate and provide details on the events sur...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine and Mark Warner praised the six-year reauthorization of Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that they helped secure as part of a bipartisan agreement this week. Today, the Northam Administration is sending letters to tens of thousands of Virginia families to inform them that they will continue to receive health care coverage through CHIP, after months of uncertainty due to inaction by Republican leadership in Congress. “For month...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Todd Young (R-IN), and John McCain (R-AZ) today introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution condemning the Burmese campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya and calling for the “safe, dignified, voluntary and sustainable return” of the refugees who have been displaced by this violence. The Senators were also joined by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Marco Rubi...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner, a member of the Senate Finance and Budget Committees, and Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Budget Committees, released this statement after voting for a bill that will end the shutdown and fund the government through February 8, following a bipartisan agreement to address critical national security and domestic priorities: “We voted against the House Republican Continuing Resolution on Friday night because it left unaddr...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, U.S. Senators Mark Warner, a member of the Senate Finance and Budget Committees, and Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Budget Committees, released the following statement: “A year after Donald Trump became President, he and Republican leaders in Congress have delivered the shutdown he’s been calling for. Those who will suffer the most from his actions are federal employees and DoD personnel in Virginia who have already been hurt a...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke asking him to add public meetings in Virginia Beach and on the Eastern Shore to give local residents the opportunity to share their opinions on the Trump Administration’s offshore drilling proposal. These two areas, which would be directly impacted by this decision, are not currently included on the list of 23 locations where the Department has announced in-person public ...Continue Reading