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  • HD Video: https://youtu.be/sNv2W_8bYno?t=46s WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate, Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, participated in a hearing with health care stakeholders where he called on insurers to stop depriving people in rural Virginia of opportunities by limiting coverage options or pulling out of the individual markets. Kaine called for Congress to pass measures like reinsurance to increase stability in the individual marketplac...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. 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, and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), introduced the bipartisan Middle School Technical Education Program (Middle STEP) Act, legislation that would expose middle school students to CTE programs focused on career exploration. The Middle STEP Act would establish a pil...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner applauded the Senate Indian Affairs Committee for their unanimous passage of the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017. The legislation would grant federal recognition of six Virginia tribes: the Chickahominy, the Eastern Chickahominy, the Upper Mattaponi, the Rappahannock, the Monacan, and the Nansemond. These tribes have received official recognition from the Commonwealth of Vir...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $1,357,959 in federal funding for nine Virginia fire departments through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding for nine fire departments in Concord, Chilhowie, Fairfax, Gasburg, Glade Spring, Kenbridge, Lovingston, Newport News, and Norton will be awarded through FEMA’s Assistant to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. “This federal funding will provide fire departments with critical suppo...Continue Reading

  • ~ Resolution instructing the Trump Administration to address the rise of hate groups now heads to the President for his signature ~ WASHINGTON – Congress today approved a bipartisan, bicameral resolution led by Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA)—prompted by the violence and domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Va. last month—condemning white nationalists, white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and other hate groups.  The joint resolution (S. J...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced legislation to help provide support for survivors of sexual assault on college campuses. The Survivor Outreach and Support on Campus Act (S.O.S. Campus Act) would require colleges and universities to ensure that an independent advocate is available to support survivors of sexual assault on every campus. Last week, Secretary of Education Betsy...Continue Reading

  • ~ Bipartisan resolution calls on Trump Administration to use all available resources to address hate groups ~ WASHINGTON – Prompted by the violence and domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Va., on August 11 and 12, 2017, the U.S. Senate today unanimously approved a bipartisan resolution introduced by U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) condemning white nationalists, whit...Continue Reading

  • HD Video: KAINE_HELP_090717.mp4 WASHINGTON, D.C. – In today’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine raised concerns about the painful effects of health care uncertainty on rural communities in Virginia, following news that that Optima will reduce its insurance offerings in Virginia after months of mixed messages and destabilizing actions from the Trump Administration. Addressing his Committee colleagues and a group of Governors, Kaine ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee, today praised the passage of their bipartisan legislation – the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act – to reauthorize current research and improve public health programs for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of hearing loss in newborns, infants, and young children.  Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Rep. Dori...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Warner, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement today on the uncertainty the Trump Administration has caused in the individual health insurance market, resulting in today’s announcement that Optima will reduce its insurance offerings in Virginia: “Today we are seeing a direct result of the Trump Administration&rsq...Continue Reading

  • ~ After Charlottesville, resolution urges Trump Administration to address threats posed by hate groups ~ WASHINGTON – This morning, during the first full session of the Senate since the deadly violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Va., on August 11 and 12, 2017, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) are introducing a bipartisan resolution condemning white nationalists, white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and other...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –  El Senador Tim Kaine emitió las siguientes declaraciones acerca de la decisión del Presidente Trump de eliminar el Programa de Acción Diferida para Llegados en la Infancia (DACA por sus siglas en inglés): “El Presidente Trump ha tomado una decisión cruel que afectará a cientos de miles de jóvenes quienes fueron traídos a los Estados Unidos sin culpa propia, rompiendo su promesa de que estos “ni&nti...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:   “President Trump has made a heartless decision to target hundreds of thousands of young people who were brought to the United States through no fault of their own, breaking his promise that these ‘incredible kids’ could ‘rest easy’ and putting them at risk for being torn away fro...Continue Reading

  • ~ DOT grants will provide funding to improve infrastructure and increase safety at local airports ~  WASHINGTON— U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that four Virginia airports will receive a total of $10,504,562 in federal funding from the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to improve and enhance airport infrastructure. “Our local airports face growing challenges in maintaining critical infrastructure...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $644,392 in federal funding for three Virginia colleges and universities through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The funding, which will go to Hampton University, the Virginia Community College System, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), will be awarded through National Leadership Grants or grants from the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program in Virgini...Continue Reading

  • ~ Funds will support local jobs and assist Virginia’s coastal conservation efforts ~ WASHINGTON— U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Virginia is receiving $2,670,000 in federal funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to help the Commonwealth administer its coastal management program. The funding comes as part of the National Coastal Zone Management Program, which serves as an important voluntary federal-state partners...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced today that nine Virginia airports will receive $18,826,746 in funds from the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to help enhance new and existing infrastructure. The airports receiving funding serve the following Virginia counties: Accomack, Brunswick, Campbell, Franklin, Frederick, Hanover, Mecklenburg, Suffolk, Washington, and Wise. “This funding is essential to...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $4,030,078 million in federal funding for three Virginia fire departments through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding, which will go to fire departments in Hanover, Warrenton, and Fairfax will be awarded through FEMA’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) programs. “We are pleased to announce this federal funding to help keep firefighters on the job,” t...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 after President Trump’s address to the nation on Afghanistan: “For months, my colleagues and I on the Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees have been calling for a strategy that defines our objectives in Afghanistan and the region.  The President broadly outlined a vision tonight, similar to past efforts, and we&...Continue Reading

  • RICHMOND, VA – Today on CBS’s Face the Nation, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine spoke about the violent white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville last weekend and President Trump’s lack of moral leadership as he failed to unequivocally condemn them this week. “We need to call out violence wherever it exists, but what the President did this week was suggesting there was some sort of moral equivalence in Charlottesville, and that is outrageous. The President didn’t ha...Continue Reading