Press Releases

November 04, 2015

Kaine Joins 11 Colleagues In Calling For Investigation Into Wrongful Discharge Of Servicemembers With Mental Health Disorders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined 11 of his colleagues in calling on the Department of Defense to conduct a full investigation into recent allegations that the U.S. Army has, since 2009, wrongfully dismissed more than 22,000 soldiers for misconduct after they returned from deployment and were diagnosed with mental health disorders. In a letter addressed to Acting Under Secretary of the Army, Eric Fanning and Chief of Staff … Continue Reading

November 04, 2015

Warner, Kaine Urge Consumer Agency To Protect Inmates From Predatory Practices With Prepaid Prison ‘Release’ Cards

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined a letter sent to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) urging the agency to strengthen financial protections for a particularly vulnerable population: men and women seeking to reenter society after leaving prison. Upon release, many prison banking services turn over any money saved while serving time in the form of a prepaid card, or "prison release card," which are largely unregulated and often carry exorbitant … Continue Reading

November 03, 2015

In Letter, Kaine Urges EPA To Clarify Key Measures Of The Clean Water Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine signed a letter that calls on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clarify the agricultural exemptions and provide more concise guidelines on compliance with EPA-issued water rules, instead of undermining protections for streams and wetlands. While the letter, co-signed by U.S. Senators Angus King, Bill Nelson, Mark Warner, Dianne Feinstein, Brian Schatz, Chris Coons, Tom Carper, Jon Tester, Michael … Continue Reading

November 02, 2015

Following Calls From Warner & Kaine, President Obama Bans The Box On Federal Job Applications

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine praised President Barack Obama's announcement that federal employers will be required to "ban the box" on job applications, removing a barrier for former offenders seeking employment after incarceration. In May, Warner and Kaine urged President Obama to ban the box on federal job applications to help expand job opportunities and reduce recidivism among ex-offenders. "I'm very pleased the President will implement fair hiring … Continue Reading

October 30, 2015

Kaine Statement on Announcement of U.S. Forces to Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement today: "15 months ago, President Obama announced the authorization of two narrow operations in Iraq - targeted airstrikes to protect American personnel in Erbil and a humanitarian effort to save thousands of Iraqi civilians trapped by ISIL on Mount Sinjar. At that time, he stated that American combat troops would not be returning to fight in … Continue Reading

October 30, 2015

Kaine Statement On Passage Of Bipartisan Budget Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services and Budget Committees, released the following statement today on Senate passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of 2015: "In my three years in the Senate, I've done everything I can to address the non-strategic sequester cuts that have been hurting our national security and economy. These across-the-board sequestration cuts, which have been in full effect for almost three years now, were set up to be so bad they … Continue Reading

October 29, 2015

Kaine Introduces Resolution To Commemorate Yitzhak Rabin

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine introduced a resolution honoring the life, legacy and example of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on the 20th anniversary of his death. "The 20th anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination is a timely reminder of his pursuit of peace through dialogue," said Kaine. At this time of escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians, we should remember his example and renew our efforts toward a peaceful, two-state … Continue Reading

October 29, 2015

Warner & Kaine Call On Labor Department To Speed Up H-2b Visa Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Tom Carper (D-DE) joined a bipartisan group of Senators calling on Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Tom Perez to speed up the certification process for industries that rely on seasonal workers here on H-2B visas. The 25 Senators have requested that DOL get to the bottom of the agency's lengthy delays in the processing of prevailing wage determinations (PWD) for … Continue Reading

October 29, 2015

Warner, Kaine Urge Senate Leadership To Save Student Loan Program

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today pressed Senate leaders to take up and pass legislation to reauthorize the Perkins Loan Program. This critical lifeline for many low-income students expired on September 30, despite receiving a unanimous one-year, no-cost extension from the House of Representatives on September 28. Since its expiration, a bipartisan coalition of Senators has twice attempted to reauthorize the program with a "unanimous consent" request, but … Continue Reading

October 29, 2015

Warner & Kaine to DOD: Servicemembers Deserve Financial Protection During Deployment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined 17 of their Senate colleagues in writing a letter to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter outlining their concerns over reports of significant harm to the finances and credit of active servicemembers while deployed and requesting specific information and feedback to help ensure all servicemembers have the tools they need to safeguard their financial security. "Even small credit events, such as a single missed payment, have the … Continue Reading

October 28, 2015

Kaine: Expanding U.S. Role in Fight against ISIL Demands Congressional Debate and Vote on AUMF

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement after a series of hearings this week on the U.S. role in the Middle East with Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Carter and other administration officials: "Every official I heard from this week agrees with the likelihood that, as the ISIL threat continues to grow across the region and expand into North Africa and South Asia, so will … Continue Reading

October 28, 2015

Kaine Joins Colleagues To Introduce “No Check, No Sale” Bill To Close Background Check Loophole

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy and Dianne Feinstein in introducing legislation to close a current loophole that allows gun sales to proceed if a background check is not completed after 72 hours, even if the gun buyer is not legally allowed to purchase a gun. When a criminal background check indicates that a firearm purchaser may have a criminal record, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) tries to determine whether … Continue Reading

October 27, 2015

Kaine Statement On Bipartisan Budget Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the announcement of a bipartisan budget agreement: "I'm pleased congressional negotiators and the Administration have reached a bipartisan deal to avoid a debt crisis and provide two years of sequester relief. The deal provides more than $100 billion in sequester relief over two years for both defense and non-defense accounts, which will provide much-needed certainty to Virginia's families while helping … Continue Reading

October 26, 2015

Warner, Kaine Urge Social Security Administration To Implement Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decisions

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined 119 of their congressional colleagues in a letter to Acting Commissioner of Social Security Carolyn W. Colvin and Attorney General Loretta Lynch to make sure that the Supreme Court's landmark marriage equality decisions are implemented and that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is treating all marriages equally. The letter urges SSA not to penalize married same-sex couples who received Supplemental Security Income … Continue Reading

October 21, 2015

Kaine Statement On Vice President Biden

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today: "Joe Biden is one of the finest and most passionate public servants America has ever known. We are stronger as a nation having had he and Dr. Biden as the President and First Lady's closest partners for the past seven years. The respect for Vice President Biden, both across the country and around the world, is simply unmatched. I applaud him for the goals he has set for the next 15 months and I know that he … Continue Reading

October 21, 2015

Warner, Kaine Announce Nearly $1 Million In Funding For Behavioral Health Clinics In Virginia

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Virginia has been awarded nearly $1 million in federal planning grants to strengthen and improve community behavioral health clinics for mental and substance use disorder treatment. The grants, which are authorized under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, will improve the quality and access to behavioral care, strengthen payment options, and better utilize evidence-based practices on a more consistent … Continue Reading

October 16, 2015

During National School Lunch Week, Sens. Warner & Kaine Call for Improvements to Childhood Nutrition Programs

WASHINGTON - During National School Lunch Week, which is October 12-16, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) recommended ways Congress can streamline federal childhood nutrition programs to more efficiently feed hungry low-income children outside of school hours. The Senators' suggestions come as the Senate prepares a bill to reauthorize those programs, including the national school breakfast and lunch programs - which serve nearly 400,000 hungry kids in Virginia - as well as … Continue Reading

October 16, 2015

In Norfolk, Kaine Discusses Criminal Justice Reform With Law Enforcement & Reentry Program Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine hosted a roundtable discussion at Up Center Books in Norfolk with local leaders and organizations focused on supporting ex-offenders as they return to their communities. Kaine is a supporter of legislation that provides communities with funding for reentry support - including substance abuse treatment and job training - to reduce recidivism. Up Center Books hosts two reentry programs for ex-offenders - the Responsible Fatherhood program and the … Continue Reading

October 15, 2015

Kaine Statement On Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement today: "Our support for the Afghan military should be based on conditions rather than an arbitrary date on the calendar. I support the President's announcement that the U.S. will continue to provide such transitional military support as Afghanistan battles the Taliban and a nascent emergence of ISIL in that country. "The President said that he … Continue Reading

October 15, 2015

Warner, Kaine Announce $275,000 In Funding For Economic Development In Southwest Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $275,000 in grant funding to Friends of Southwest Virginia in Abingdon, Virginia to promote and support tourism, outdoor recreation and entrepreneurial activities in Southwest Virginia. Today's funding was competitively awarded through the EDA's Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative. "Tourism and … Continue Reading

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