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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement following Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s announcement that the Trump Administration will keep U.S. military forces in Syria for objectives beyond countering ISIS: “I am deeply alarmed that yet again, the Trump Administration continues to raise the risk of unnecessary war, disconnected from any firm policy objectives and core nat...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, 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 opposing the one-month Continuing Resolution scheduled for a vote in the House today, which would perpetuate budgetary dysfunction and uncertainty for Virginia and the nation: “We oppose the House Continuing Resolution, which punts budget discussions until mid-February. C...Continue Reading

  • ~ Forty senators urge congressional leaders to reject political interference at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ~ WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, and Sen. Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined a group of 40 Senate Democrats in standing up for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) independence and power to obtain justice for consumers who have been wronged by large financial institutions. In a letter toda...Continue Reading

  • ~ Senators say decision to end TPS status will “uproot thousands of well-established lives” and “devastate families and communities” ~ WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined a group of 27 Senate Democrats in a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Nielsen urging DHS to reverse its decision to end Temporary Protection Status (TPS) designation for El Salvador. Earlier this week, DHS announced it ...Continue Reading

  • Legislators: You said “’Local voice matters.’ We couldn’t agree more.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine and U.S. Representatives Donald McEachin, Gerry Connolly, Don Beyer, and Bobby Scott sent a letter to the Trump Administration requesting that Virginia be exempted from its offshore drilling proposal, citing local concerns over the risks to tourism, the watermen’s industry, and the country’s Naval operations. The...Continue Reading

  • PHOTOS: Virginia Tribal Chiefs Joined Kaine and Warner in Senate Chamber for final vote  VIDEO: Moments Before Passage, Kaine and Warner Spoke on Senate Floor B-ROLL AND INTERVIEWS: Chairman Wayne Atkins and Chief Stephen Atkins Speak on Camera WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner secured final passage of the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017. Once signed by the President, the legislation will grant federal recog...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –In the wake of the Trump Administration’s decision yesterday, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine co-sponsored the Safe Environment from Countries Under Repression and in Emergency (SECURE) Act to protect people who were displaced by dangerous conditions in their home country and came to live in the United States under Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Kaine spoke out this week against the Trump Administration’s decision to end TPS for Salvadoran immigrants displaced by na...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $350,000 in federal funds towards the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy for rural communities across Virginia. The funds will be awarded to planning district commissions in Accomack County, Smyth County, Russell County, Scott County, and Augusta County. The funding will be used to establish an economic development planning framework, process, and strategy that supports priv...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - El Senador estadounidense Tim Kaine emitió las siguientes declaraciones sobre la decisión de la Administración de Trump de eliminar el Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS, por sus siglas en inglés) para los inmigrantes salvadoreños desplazados por desastres naturales, impactando a miles de personas en Virginia: “Nuestro país siempre ha bienvenido y protegido a las personas que buscan refugio, pero en tan solo un año...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 Salvadoran immigrants displaced by natural disasters, impacting thousands in Virginia: “Our country has always welcomed and protected people seeking refuge, but in one year’s time we’ve seen the Trump Administration trample on those American values by demonizing immigrants and refugees. This latest he...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting that it grant a rehearing request on the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). Kaine’s letter supports formal requests for rehearing made by a number of stakeholder groups and individual Virginians living along the proposed pipeline routes. “The Commission approved the MVP and ACP on 2-1 votes when two of the five commissi...Continue Reading

  • Despite Vital National Importance, Historically Black Colleges and Universities Struggle Financially Due to Smaller Endowments and Unequal Federal Funding  WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and David Perdue (R-GA)  introduced the HBCU Capital Financing Improvement Act (S.2268), a bill which will help improve the financial health of some of our country’s most critical higher education institutions. Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) introduced the compa...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to open nearly all United States waters to new oil and gas drilling, putting Virginia’s coastal communities at risk: “Opening the entire country’s waters to offshore drilling is wrong. Drilling would threaten our defense assets in Hampton Roads, and Virginians living near the coast tell me they don’t want it. A small business owner on the Virginia ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $3,150,000 in federal funds for a new Apprentice Academy at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Prince George County, Virginia. This Apprentice Academy will train workers for highly skilled jobs in the growing advanced manufacturing industries of the region. “We are thrilled to announce funding for this advanced manufacturing center in Prince George County that will provide a boost for the regio...Continue Reading

  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Mark Warner (D-VA) and Bob Casey (D-PA) sent a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Labor (DOL), Alexander Acosta, urging him to keep the Respirable Dust Rule to protect mine safety and miners health. This letter comes after the rule was included in the Unified Agenda for re-examination. The Senators said in part: “Given this increase in black lung disease and the devastating i...Continue Reading

  • 2019 Marks 400 Years Since Arrival of First Africans into English Colonial America by way of Point Comfort, Virginia  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Mark Warner (D-VA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) applauded final Senate passage of their bipartisan 400 Years of African American History Commission Act – legislation establishing a National Park Service commission to commemorate the 400th anniversary in 2019 ...Continue Reading

  • Bill has passed House & Senate, heads to President’s desk for signature WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) applauded final Senate passage of their legislation today to lift deed restrictions on property used for the Plains Area Daycare Center in Rockingham County. The bill passed the House of Representatives in July and now heads to the President’s desk for signature. “The Plains Area Daycare Center has served fa...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement following the House and Senate passage of a short-term government funding bill: “Today Congress passed a short-term spending bill to keep government open, avoiding pain and anxiety for hundreds of thousands of federal employees, veterans and military families living in Virginia, and millions who rely on Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, Pell Grants, special education, the Affordable Care Act and other criti...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Senate Rules and Appropriations Committees releasing data on harassment claims and settlements in the Senate: “I appreciate that the Senate Rules Committee did the right thing today by heeding calls to release this data.  This is the first step toward a more transparent reporting system for harassment in Congress to hold people accountable for their actions.” Earlier this month, Kai...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON —Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) sent a letter to the White House recommending Patricia Tolliver Giles and Judge Rossie David Alston, Jr. to fill the vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District following the retirement of Judge Gerald Lee. Giles and Alston both were recommended by an independent panel of attorneys from across the Commonwealth selected by Sens. Warner and Kaine to interview qualified applicants. Giles is currently an ass...Continue Reading