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  • 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 heal...Continue Reading

  • 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, destab...Continue Reading

  • 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 don...Continue Reading

  • 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 constitue...Continue Reading

  • 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 hel...Continue Reading

  • 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 majo...Continue Reading

  • 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...Continue Reading

  • 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 le...Continue Reading

  • 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 i...Continue Reading

  • 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 mee...Continue Reading

  • 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...Continue Reading

  • 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 throughou...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the recent Iraqi victory against ISIS in Mosul, Iraq: “This is a significant victory for the Iraqi forces, with the support of our U.S. servicemembers. But the fight is far from over. As we consider next steps in the campaign against ISIS, including to prevent its resurgence in Mosul and other areas where we have had succes...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined 24 colleagues in demanding the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity rescind its request that state election officials provide sensitive voter roll data. Warner and Kaine oppose the unprecedented request that threatens the privacy of millions of Americans and risks improper removal of eligible voters from voter registration lists in violation of the National Voter Registration Act. In the letter, the Se...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $1,050,440 in federal funding for Virginia fire departments through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistant to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department will receive $860,455 and the Madison County Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. will receive $119,429 to purchase self-contained breathing apparatus equipment. The Burnt Chimney Volunteer Fire Department in W...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and 27 of their colleagues in a letter to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, urging him to reinstate resources that protect LGBTQ people from housing discrimination. These resources, designed to help housing providers comply with HUD’s nondiscrimination rules, were removed from HUD’s website in recent months. “It is concerning that HUD apparently removed these too...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and David Perdue (R-GA), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Representatives Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, which leads the House’s cybersecurity efforts, sent a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis urging him to direct the Military Departments to incorporat...Continue Reading

  • 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 (both D-VA), joined U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and 18 of their colleagues to introduce the Marketplace Certainty Act to help stabilize the health care marketplace by permanently appropriating the cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) included i...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, co-chair of the Senate Military Family Caucus, and a member of the Senate Armed Services, Budget and the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committees, joined U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to introduce the Military Consumer Enforcement Act. This bill would protect servicemembers and military families from financial fraud by ensuring that enforcement of the Servicemember Civil Relief Act (SCRA) will be a permane...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the House Appropriations Committee’s adoption of an amendment that would repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and move Congress closer to voting on a new authorization: “I’m glad to see bipartisan support in Congress for a new AUMF. The authorization I drafted with Senator Flake presents a cl...Continue Reading