Press Releases

August 19, 2016

Warner, Kaine Announce $1.7 Million In Federal Funds For Safety Improvements At Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport

WASHINGTON-U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport will receive $1,679,715 in funds from the Department of Transportation (DOT)'s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fund the acquisition of a new aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle to assist the airport in meeting safety requirements. This project will fund the acquisition of one replacement and one additional multi-task equipment vehicle to enhance the airport's … Continue Reading


August 19, 2016

Warner, Kaine Announce $246,140 For UVA Graduate Students With Financial Need

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (D-VA) announced that the University of Virginia (UVA) will receive a $246,140 grant from the Department of Education's Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program. This program provides fellowships to assist graduate students who have excellent records, demonstrate financial need, and plan to pursue the highest degree available in a field designated as an area of national need. "Virginia can help lead the nation in … Continue Reading


August 18, 2016

Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $70,000 In DOJ Funding To Support Local Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $72,348 in grants to support local law enforcement efforts and improve safety in communities throughout Virginia. The funding will be used to improve training, safety initiatives, drug treatment and enforcement programs, and purchase new equipment and supplies. "As a former Governor, I recognize the importance of equipping local law enforcement with the tools and … Continue Reading


August 17, 2016

Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $12 Million In Federal Funds For Improvements At Two Virginia Airports

WASHINGTON-U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport in Blacksburg and Charlottesville Albemarle Airport in Charlottesville will receive more than $12 million in funds from the Department of Transportation (DOT)'s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to extend and rehabilitate existing runways and improve the safety of their facilities. "Virginia airports face challenges in maintaining critical infrastructure while … Continue Reading


August 16, 2016

Kaine Statement On Passing Of Jack Gravely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the passing of Richmond radio host and former Virginia NAACP Executive Director Jack Gravely: "I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Richmond's Jack Gravely. Jack was an incredibly influential voice in Richmond and communities throughout our Commonwealth for decades. As someone who had the pleasure of knowing Jack for years, I can tell you that he was as genuine as it gets, was extremely passionate … Continue Reading


August 15, 2016

Warner, Kaine Announce $70,000 For Economic Development In Southside Virginia

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)'s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $70,000 grant to the Southside Planning District Commission to help establish an economic development planning framework, process, and strategy that supports private capital investment and job creation in the region. The areas served by the Southside Planning District Commission comprise the counties of Brunswick, … Continue Reading


August 12, 2016

Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $500,000 In DOJ Funding To Support Local Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $570,326 in grants to support local law enforcement efforts and improve safety in communities throughout Virginia. The funding will be used to improve training, safety initiatives, drug treatment and enforcement programs, and purchase new equipment and supplies. "As a former Governor, I recognize the importance of equipping local law enforcement with the tools and … Continue Reading


August 12, 2016

Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $9.5 Million In Funding For Virginia K-12 Schools And Universities

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded grants totaling $9,589,377 to help Virginia's K-12 schools improve student achievement and support colleges and universities in providing better outreach and student services to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. "The investment will help close some of the gaps that exist for students at lower-performing schools. This is more than just extra funding … Continue Reading


August 11, 2016

Sens. Warner, Kaine Announce $1.7 Million For Virginia Tech To Pioneer Innovative Technology In Emergency Response And Disaster Recovery

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Virginia Tech has been awarded more than $1.7 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research the use of unmanned aerial and surface vehicles to monitor air and water pollutants through toxic agent testing, and develop an approach for emergency response and disaster recovery. A $900,835 NSF award will allow university researchers to study how unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and unmanned surface … Continue Reading


August 05, 2016

Sens. Warner, Kaine Announce Nearly $2 Million in Federal Funds for Improvements at Three Virginia Airports

WASHINGTON-U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that airports in Petersburg/Dinwiddie, Front Royal/Warren and Culpeper will receive nearly $2 million in funds from the Department of Transportation (DOT)'s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to rehabilitate pavement conditions and improve the safety of their facilities. "This funding will help ensure Virginia airports can meet their increasing infrastructure demands while providing modern facilities for flyers … Continue Reading


August 04, 2016

Sens. Warner, Kaine Announce Nearly $7 Million To Support Affordable Housing Development In Virginia

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that 18 initiatives led by local financial institutions and non-profits in Virginia will receive $6.6 million from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHL-Bank Atlanta)'s Affordable Housing Program (AHP) to support affordable housing development in Virginia. "Affordable housing is one of the bedrocks of economic security and financial stability for American families," said Sen. Warner. "These funds will … Continue Reading


August 04, 2016

Sens. Warner, Kaine Announce Nearly $20 Million to Increase Cyber Workforce Development at Virginia Tech

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Virginia Tech will receive $19,420,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help increase cyber workforce development and encourage scientific partnerships to deliver innovation in the field. The NSF grant will create an interdisciplinary team of software scientists who will help develop software frameworks, interact with community code developers, collaborate with partners in cyber-infrastructure, … Continue Reading


August 03, 2016

Sens. Warner, Kaine Announce Nearly $12 Million in Federal Funds for Improvements at Three Va. Airports

WASHINGTON-U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that airports in Richmond, Norfolk and Emporia/Greensville will receive nearly $12 million in funds from the Department of Transportation (DOT)'s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to rehabilitate existing taxiways, improve the safety of pavement conditions, and renovate facilities. "Our airports must continue to ensure they can maintain the proper safety standards while also maintaining modern facilities and … Continue Reading


July 26, 2016

Kaine Statement On The Passing Of Joe Montano

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement upon the passing of Northern Virginia Regional Director Joe Montano, Jr.: "My staff and I are deeply saddened by the death of our Northern Virginia Regional Director, Joe Montano. Joe was an outstanding representative of this office, enthusiastic servant of the people of Northern Virginia, and admired colleague by all who worked with him. We will remember him by his positive energy, tireless work ethic, and infectious … Continue Reading


July 20, 2016

Sens. Warner, Kaine Announce Nearly $1 Million to Advance Drone Technology Training in Virginia Colleges

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that the Old Dominion University Research Foundation has been awarded nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop and implement courses in Virginia colleges that research and explore the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The $899,477 NSF award will help Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations Technicians (UASOT) succeed in the emerging fields of geospatial data acquisition, analysis, … Continue Reading


July 20, 2016

Sens. Warner, Kaine Urge President Obama to Promote Federal Lands Diversity

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined 25 other Senators in sending a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to issue a Presidential Memorandum to promote diversity at federal land management agencies like the National Park Service, which celebrates its centennial this August. This renewed focus on diversity will more fully reflect and celebrate the numerous cultures, communities, and people that have contributed to America's rich history. "Americans … Continue Reading


July 19, 2016

Sens. Warner & Kaine Urge Improved Lead Testing for Children on Medicaid & CHIP

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) are urging the federal government to improve lead screening policies for children eligible for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). In a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which has jurisdiction over lead screening policies for children insured by Medicaid and CHIP, the lawmakers urged CMS to review and update its polices to ensure that children at risk of lead poisoning do not … Continue Reading


July 18, 2016

Sens. Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $2 Million for Students From Disadvantaged Backgrounds to Enroll & Graduate From College

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Virginia colleges and universities will receive more than $2 million from the Department of Education (ED) to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply to and graduate from college. The funding will come as part of the Talent Search program, which identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program then provides … Continue Reading


July 18, 2016

Sens. Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $2 Million in Federal Funds to Help Virginians on Public Assistance Become Self-Sufficient

WASHINGTON - Today, Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that 19 Virginia localities will receive more than $2 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funding will help Virginia families who receive federal housing vouchers and public housing residents reduce their dependency on welfare assistance and rental subsidies by providing tools and resources that will assist them in gaining job skills and increasing their earned … Continue Reading


July 18, 2016

Kaine Praises Senate Passage Of Bipartisan Housing Reform Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced that the Senate unanimously passed the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act, bipartisan housing legislation that would enact broadly supported federal housing reforms. The bill includes provisions from the Family Unification, Preservation and Modernization Act, a bill Kaine introduced late last year to prevent youth homelessness, keep children and families together and meet the needs of youth transitioning out of foster … Continue Reading

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