Press Releases

August 02, 2017

Kaine Statement Following Senate Foreign Relations Committee AUMF Briefing

WASHINGTON, D.C. --Below is an excerpt of U.S. Senator Tim Kaine's remarks following today's Senate Foreign Relations Committee briefing from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis on authorizations for the use of military force. Kaine's remarks have been lightly edited for clarity. "The Administration believes, as did the previous Administration, that they have they have the legal authority to conduct the military operations they are conducting. There is some … Continue Reading

August 01, 2017

Warner, Kaine Join 30 Senators To Introduce Bill To Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner, a member of the Senate Budget, Finance and Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Committees, and Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committees, joined U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and 29 of their colleagues to introduce legislation to lower prescription drug costs. This bill would allow for Medicare to negotiate the best possible price of prescription drugs to cut costs for nearly 41 … Continue Reading

August 01, 2017

Kaine And Virginia Department Of Veterans Services Announce Effort To Help Servicemembers Transition To Civilian Life

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and co-chair of the Senate Military Families Caucus, and the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) announced an effort to reach out to transitioning servicemembers to thank them for their service and help inform them of the resources available to them as they leave military service and transition to civilian life. VDVS has sent over 1,000 letters and a Virginia Veterans Resource Guide to … Continue Reading

August 01, 2017

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $3 Million To Support Five Virginia Fire Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $3,122,210 million in federal funding for five Virginia fire departments through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding, which will go to fire departments in Roanoke, Roanoke County, Dungannon, Clinchco, and Prince George, will be awarded through FEMA's Assistant to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) programs. "We are pleased to announce this … Continue Reading

July 28, 2017

Warner & Kaine Send Bipartisan Letter Urging Secretary Mattis Not To Implement Transgender Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, along with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, sent a bipartisan letter signed by 42 additional Senators to Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis urging him to advise the President against implementing the announcement he made via Twitter Wednesday that transgender Americans can no longer serve in the military. This announcement contradicts existing Defense Department policies, undermines our military readiness, and unnecessarily … Continue Reading

July 28, 2017

Kaine, Cornyn Introduce Bill To Protect Federal Transit Funding For Communities Affected By Natural Disasters

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) to introduce the Relief for Recovering Communities Act, a bill that protects funding for communities receiving federal transit funds if they face a temporary drop in population size due to a natural disaster. In Virginia, Blacksburg, Bristol, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Kingsport, Lynchburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Williamsburg, and Winchester received this type of funding in fiscal year … Continue Reading

July 28, 2017

Senators Urge Senate Leadership To Protect Federal Employee Retirement Benefits

~ Nearly one-third of permanent career federal employees will be eligible for retirement by 2019 ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) led a group of Senators in calling on Senate leaders to protect federal employee retirement benefits from further cuts, as proposed by the Trump Administration's FY 18 budget request. The President's proposal calls for $149 billion in cuts from federal employees and retirees, including a raise in Federal Employee Retirement System … Continue Reading

July 28, 2017

Virginia Congressional Delegation Applauds Inclusion Of Medical Leases In Veterans Legislation

~ Congress has not authorized major medical facility leases since 2014, keeping millions of veterans from accessing the care they deserve ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and Reps. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Rob Wittman (R-VA), A. Donald McEachin (D-VA) and Scott Taylor (R-VA) welcomed today's announcement that Congress is making progress to finally move forward on 28 leases for Department of Veterans Affairs (V-A) major medical facilities, including much-needed … Continue Reading

July 28, 2017

Kaine Statement On Senate Health Care Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement on tonight's vote: "Thanks to the help of countless Americans who shared their stories and made their voices heard, we were able to stop a bill that would have taken health care away from millions of people. There is a better way. Let the public into the process. We shouldn't be kicking millions off of their health insurance or … Continue Reading

July 27, 2017

Kaine Statement On Passage Of Russia, Iran, & North Korea Sanctions Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after the Senate voted overwhelming, 98-2, to pass Russia, Iran, and North Korea sanctions legislation: "I'm proud of the overwhelming bipartisan vote to sanction Russia, Iran, and North Korea. This is a clear message of U.S. commitment to punish those that seek to undermine our interests, including through attacks on our democracy, destabilizing behavior in … Continue Reading

July 27, 2017

Sens. Warner & Kaine Introduce Legislation to Protect American Elections from Foreign Interference

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined 42 other Senate Democrats in introducing the DISCLOSE Act of 2017, legislation to improve disclosure of political spending in federal elections. Since the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision, outside spending in federal elections has skyrocketed - much of it by corporate and special interests and political groups that are not required under law to disclose their donors. This has also opened up troubling new … Continue Reading

July 25, 2017

Kaine Statement On Health Care Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee, released a statement on the vote to proceed to a bill that takes away health care from tens of millions of people: "As one of my colleagues has said, not a single one of us came to the United States Senate to hurt people, but that is exactly what Republicans have set in motion with today's forced vote on a secret bill. For many of my constituents in Virginia and … Continue Reading

July 21, 2017

Kaine Joins Isakson & Tester To Introduce Bipartisan Bill For Comprehensive G.I. Bill Reforms

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Jon Tester (D-MT) to introduce bipartisan legislation that seeks to improve veterans' education benefits and enhance the post-9/11 G.I. Bill. The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 will further invest in the proven educational success of our veterans and help propel … Continue Reading

July 20, 2017

Kaine, Portman Introduce Bill To Support Job Training For Skilled Infrastructure Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Rob Portman (R-OH), both co-chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, introduced the Building U.S. Infrastructure by Leveraging Demands for Skills (BUILDS) Act to ensure that workers are prepared with the skills needed for jobs-in fields such as construction, transportation and energy-that would be created by a major investment in … Continue Reading

July 18, 2017

Kaine Statement On Administration Announcement On The Iran Nuclear Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the Iran Nuclear Deal: "Two years after the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the Iran nuclear accord is holding firm. I'm pleased with the Administration's decision to recertify Iranian compliance with the deal consistent with assessments from the IAEA and our allies. Ripping up the deal would only serve as justification for Iran to … Continue Reading

July 14, 2017

Warner, Kaine Announce $835,000 For VIMS To Combat Sea Level Rise in Hampton Roads

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced today that the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) will receive $835,000 for research into cost-effective nature-based infrastructure from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through the Coastal Resilience Grants Program. With a range from 1 ½ to 7 feet of sea level rise projected by the year 2100, the Hampton Roads region is the second largest population center at risk from sea level … Continue Reading

July 13, 2017

Kaine & Tillis Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Improve Veterans' Education Experience And Outcomes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced bipartisan legislation that would improve veterans' experience when using GI Bill education benefits. The Veterans Education Experience Improvement Act of 2017 would provide resources and training for the officials at educational institutions who serve student veterans, helping them achieve positive education outcomes. "The GI Bill is one of the best … Continue Reading

July 13, 2017

Kaine Statement On Latest Version Of Senate Republican Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement on the release of the latest version of the Senate Republican health care bill: "I'm hearing from Virginians what other Senators are hearing from their constituents across the country: drop this horrible bill and instead work together on bipartisan fixes to the health care system. None of the versions of TrumpCare meet the … Continue Reading

July 13, 2017

Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $4.2 Million For Nine Historic Battlefields In Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced more than $4.2 million to preserve nine historic battlefields in Virginia. These grants were awarded through the National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program, funded through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). "Virginia is home to some of our nation's most significant history, and this National Park Service program has been invaluable in partnering with the Civil War Trust and localities … Continue Reading

July 10, 2017

In Northern Virginia, Kaine Meets With Concerned Parents & Pediatricians About Trumpcare's Medicaid Cuts

Watch footage here WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, hosted a roundtable conversation in Springfield with concerned parents, children, and pediatricians, about what the Medicaid cuts in the Republican Senate Health Care bill - known as TrumpCare - could mean for medically complex children. Kaine heard directly from mothers and their children - who traveled from Richmond and throughout Northern … Continue Reading

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