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  • ~ Senators will select applicants to send to the White House for nomination, Senate to confirm ~  WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner  and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) are now accepting applications for the positions of U.S. Marshal for the Eastern and Western District, and U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia to replace current officeholders as the Trump Administration continues its transition. After receipt of applications, the Senators will select from the list of qu...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on President Trump’s revised travel ban executive order: “The Trump Administration's immigration orders – after weeks of unnecessary confusion – remain a mess. Entrance into the United States should be based on a judgment about the risk an individual poses to our country. Discriminating against people from certain countries with no evidence that they pose any greater risk than those fro...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined a group of 25 Senators urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make combating hate crimes a major focus at the U.S. Department of Justice and request full funding for the Justice Department’s Community Relations Service and Civil Rights Division. This week, there was a bomb threat made at a Jewish Day School ‎in Fairfax and a threatening note sent to a mosque in Falls Church. “We write to urge you to m...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – On Thursday, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined nearly 200 members of the Senate and the House of Representatives in filing a U.S. Supreme Court brief explaining that transgender and gender non-conforming students are protected from discrimination under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The amicus brief was filed today in the Supreme Court case Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., which could decide whether transgender students ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the release of a report by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) that reviewed wait times across the Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Network (VISN 6) and shows Virginia Medical Centers reported wait times that were lower than those calculated by the VA OIG: “The findings in the Department of Veterans Affairs IG report on wait times today are completely unacceptable. Though t...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on his vote to oppose Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy: “I opposed the nomination of Rick Perry to be Secretary of Energy. Governor Perry has consistently denied the science of climate change, even spreading the falsehood that there is ‘global cooling.’ When he ran for President of the United States, he proposed eliminating the Department he will now lead. In addition, the largest function of the U.S. D...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s meetings with the Russian Ambassador: “President Trump's chief national security advisor was recently forced to resign because he lied about his contacts with the Russian government. Now there is strong evidence that the nation's chief law enforcement official, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, held meetings with Russian governmental officials and misled the ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced that there will be an additional daily roundtrip flight between Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) and Washington’s Dulles International Airport (IAD). “We are excited to announce this additional flight from Dulles to Roanoke,” said the Senators. “This new roundtrip flight will give travelers more options to connect between Roanoke and Northern Virginia – as well as connectio...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced his new position as co-chair the Senate Military Families Caucus. The Military Families Caucus, co-chaired by U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), serves as a bipartisan forum to address the challenges facing Americans with family members who are serving or have served in the armed forces. Kaine, who has a child in the military, has continually advocated on behalf of servicemembers, ve...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on his vote to confirm Representative Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior: “I voted to confirm Representative Ryan Zinke to be Secretary of the Interior. He has demonstrated expertise in natural resources policy and mainstream views on the protection of our nation’s lands and waters, which is critically important to our Commonwealth. I appreciated his comments on the need to reduce the maintena...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress tonight: “President Trump’s first month in office has caused deep concern among Virginians. I was pleased that his address tonight was more upbeat than his gloomy and combative inaugural address. It is now time for President Trump to follow through with serious policy proposals. “I’m encouraged by President Trump’s commit...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry visited Washington this week, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Mark Warner (D-VA) released the following statement today urging the release of Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American unjustly detained in Egypt since 2014: “We remain deeply concerned about the ongoing detention of Aya Hijazi, a dual U.S. and Egyptian citi...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine wrote to FBI Director James Comey, calling on him to use all necessary FBI resources to investigate the recent wave of anti-Semitic incidents across the United States, including a bomb threat to the Gesher Jewish Day School in Fairfax County yesterday, and work with Jewish communities to assess and address their safety needs. “These reports make it even more important that law enforcement entities, including the Federal Bureau of Inves...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement in response to the recent wave of anti-Semitic incidents across the United States, including a bomb threat to the Gesher Jewish Day School in Fairfax County yesterday: “I am saddened and outraged by the recent rise of anti-Semitic incidents across our nation, including vandalism of Jewish cemeteries and bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers and day schools. Just yesterday, the Gesher Jewish Day ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced nearly $8.4 million in funding for organizations working to provide unaccompanied minors who fled violence in Central America with services including temporary shelters and foster care programs. These grants will help organizations in Arlington, Bristow, and the Shenandoah Valley fund services for the children. “These local organizations have stepped up to help children who found themselves here through no...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced that the University of Virginia (UVA) will receive $2,782,938 in funding to support research on infectious diseases and cancer, as well as promote nursing research. “We are excited that one of the Commonwealth’s leading research universities will receive funding to support breakthrough discoveries on some of the world’s most devastating diseases, as well as help train the next generation of med...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee, led a bipartisan resolution that unanimously passed the Senate to designate February as Career and Technical Education (CTE) month. CTE Month provides a chance for students, counselors, educators and administrators to learn more about the educational opportunities available in their communities, and recognizes the importance of CTE in preparing a well-educated and ski...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a recent report accusing the Bashar al-Assad regime of atrocities in Syrian prisons, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined a bipartisan letter from Senate Foreign Relations Committee members to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson seeking an update on U.S. plans to demand accountability for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the Syrian civil war. “In light of Amnesty International’s report and the exhaustive documentation by Caesar and othe...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to roll back mandatory guidance on protecting the civil rights of transgender students in public schools: “I am disappointed by the Trump Administration’s decision to roll back protections for transgender students in public schools. All students are entitled to a safe learning environment,...Continue Reading

  • VATICAN CITY – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine attended a general audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City and spoke with the Pope about the Holy See’s work to address the global refugee and migrant crisis. A photo of the meeting is attached and included below. “I had a chance to visit with Pope Francis to discuss the global crisis of refugees and migrants which is relevant around the world and to my work in the Senate,” Kaine said. “As the Pope stated so clear...Continue Reading