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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto and 18 of their Senate colleagues to introduce legislation to rescind President Trump’s Executive Order on Interior Enforcement, which directs the Department of Homeland Security to prioritize the deportation of a vast majority of undocumented immigrants living and contributing to U.S. communities, penalizes sanctuary cities, and drives undocumented communities deeper into the shadows by charg...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure hospitals are fairly reimbursed for their services by the federal government and are able to remain open and functioning, especially in Virginia’s underserved and economically struggling regions. The budget-neutral Fair Medicare Hospital Payments Act of 2017 (S.397) would correct a flawed formula that results in disproportionately low Medicare reimbursement payments to ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, along with more than two dozen original cosponsors, has introduced an updated version of his legislation to ban discriminatory profiling at all levels of law enforcement nationwide. The End Racial and Religious Profiling Act of 2017 (ERRPA), is designed to enforce the constitutional right to equal protection of laws through changing policies and procedures for law enforcement and promoting best practices in community-based law enfor...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, voted against Congressman Mick Mulvaney’s nomination to serve as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In a speech on the Senate floor yesterday, Kaine cited Mulvaney’s record of opposition to bipartisan budget efforts to roll back sequestration, his support for policies that unfairly target federal employees, his willingness to use the full faith and credit of the Un...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to the nomination of Scott Pruitt to be the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Kaine discussed Pruitt’s unwillingness to accept the basic scientific consensus that human-generated CO2 emissions are a significant cause of climate change. Kaine also spoke about the impacts of climate change on Virginia, including rising sea levels in Hampton Roads, as he made the case that ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Mark Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) along with U.S. Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-AL), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), John Delaney (MD-06), Don Beyer (VA-08), Anthony Brown (MD-04), and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) introduced a joint resolution to establish the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission. Once Maryland, Virginia, and the District of ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Mark Warner (D-VA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Roy Blunt (R-MO) reintroduced the bipartisan 400 Years of African American History Act – legislation that would establish a commission to plan programs and activities in 2019 across the country to recognize the arrival and influence of Africans in America. Kaine and Warner were the lead sponsors in the Senate when a version of this bill was introduced last Congress. Similar commissio...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – In letters to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Defense Secretary James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and acting U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Wade Warren, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, expressed his strong opposition to the Trump Administration’s reported plan to rename U.S. Government countering violent extremism programs (CVE) to “Countering Radical...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on his vote to confirm Linda McMahon as Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA): “I voted to confirm Linda McMahon as Administrator of the SBA. She has received strong bipartisan backing and has decades of private sector experience. I appreciate her acknowledgement of the SBA’s role as an advocate for the small business community and look forward to working with her to streamline ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the resignation of National Security Adviser Lieutenant General Michael Flynn: “The resignation of Lieutenant General Flynn cements the worst fears of many Americans and our allies about the connections between this Administration and the Kremlin. His alarming communication with the Russian government underscores the need to complete a full, independent, bipartisan, and transparent investigation of co...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on his vote to confirm David Shulkin as Secretary of Veterans Affairs: “I voted to confirm Dr. David Shulkin as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. It’s critical that the VA continues to implement the reforms initiated by Congress and Secretary McDonald so that thousands of veterans can receive the timely health care they deserve. From his previous role as President Obama’s chief executive of the ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Bob Corker (R-TN), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) introduced a bipartisan bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Master Sergeant Rodrick “Roddie” Edmonds in recognition of his heroic actions during World War II. As the senior noncommissioned officer responsible for 1,275 members of the Armed Forces at a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany, Edmonds orchestrated a remarkable show of unity when the Nazis o...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the nomination of Steven Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury: “I will vote against the nomination of Steven Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury. After closely following his confirmation hearings, I am not confident Mr. Mnuchin will be an advocate for working families and their financial security. His complicity in the 2008 financial crisis raises serious doubts about whether he will prioritize...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) decision to withhold five percent of Fiscal Year 2017 transit formula funds from Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. until a new State Safety Oversight Program (SSOP) is established for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA): “I don’t agree with docking transit funds for regions of Virginia far from D.C. with their own transportation needs...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, shared more than twenty stories he’s received from constituents throughout Virginia asking for him to do everything he can to save the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from repeal. Kaine was speaking in opposition to the nomination of U.S. Representative Tom Price - a proponent of repealing the ACA - to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Over the pas...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to the nomination of U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General. During his remarks, Kaine shared the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple from Virginia who challenged a Virginia law that barred marriages like theirs all the way to the Supreme Court. The Court’s decision ultimately invalidated laws banning interracial marriage. “The Loving family wrote to Attorn...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senators Mark. R Warner and Tim Kaine reintroduced bipartisan budget reform legislation that would shake up the way Congress budgets federal tax dollars and allow for greater oversight of government spending. The legislation would convert Congress’s annual appropriations process to a two-year budget cycle. The Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act would force Congress to become a better steward of the taxpayers’ money by moving the federal...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) released the following statements after introducing legislation today in both the United States House of Representatives and Senate to lift deed use restrictions on property used for the Plains Area Day Care Center in Rockingham County: “By removing overbearing restrictions on the acre of land that the Plains Area Day Care Center is situated on, the center will be able to make much-needed upgrades to h...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine reacted to a Senate vote confirming Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education on Facebook Live today shortly after leaving the Senate floor. Kaine, a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, offered thanks to the tens of thousands of Virginia constituents who called his office, wrote letters and sent emails through his Senate website to express their deep concern about the DeVos nomination over the past few weeks. “I ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined a bipartisan group of 46 Senate colleagues urging President Trump to include broadband in any infrastructure initiative. “A broad agenda to promote broadband access will empower Americans living in every community – from urban city centers to rural towns – with economic opportunities that will jumpstart growth in jobs and wages,” the Senators wrote in the letter. “That is why improv...Continue Reading