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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced today that Hampton Roads will receive $844,847 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for adaption and management strategies to address sea level rise. Hampton Roads is one of the communities most vulnerable to the impacts of sea level rise in the country, second only to New Orleans. “Families in Hampton Roads are already experiencing the consequences of climate change through flooding roads...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced that over $23 million will be awarded to promote ending homelessness in Virginia though the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. “I’m very pleased Virginia will receive this funding to combat homelessness in the Commonwealth,” Sen. Warner said. “This funding will help individuals and families return to self-sufficiency and ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Park Service (NPS) today announced that Arlington Memorial Bridge will need to close by 2021 absent funding for a full rehabilitation. The bridge has been undergoing emergency repairs since last year. Northern Virginia Reps. Don Beyer, Gerry Connolly, and Barbara Comstock, along with Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, reacted to the news with urgent calls to fund repairs, estimated to cost as much as $280 million. “Memorial Bridge was built to symboli...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine urged Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans to abandon their obstructionist tactics and do their jobs by committing to hold a hearing and vote on the eventual Supreme Court nominee. Following a meeting with President Obama yesterday, Senator McConnell and Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley doubled down on their pledge to forego a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing o...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement today: “Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Edward C. Byers Jr. demonstrated immeasurable courage, bravery and service to his country in Afghanistan. The Medal of Honor is our nation’s highest military award, and Senior Chief Petty Officer Byers’ actions to protect his fellow SEALs in the face of grave danger was heroic and truly a...Continue Reading

  • RICHMOND, VA - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the follwoing statement today: “The shooting yesterday in Hesston, Kansas underscores the need to take seriously this epidemic of gun violence. That’s why I support legislation that would keep guns out of the hands of individuals subject to a restraining order. It also emphasizes why Congress needs to support the President’s executive actions to combat gun violence with sufficient funding to strengthen background checks and provid...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined fellow members of the Senate Democratic caucus outside of the U.S. Supreme Court to call on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans to hold a hearing and vote on President Obama’s eventual Supreme Court nominee. This week, Senate Republicans reiterated their intentions to forego a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing or vote on any nominee President Obama names to fill the Court’s vacan...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on the passing of veterans advocate and Department of Veterans Affairs grief counselor Lou Gunn: “Lou Gunn’s tireless advocacy made him a hero in the eyes of his fellow veterans and military families across the Commonwealth. Though he will be missed, his legacy lives on in the cause that he championed and in the immeasurable impact that he had on th...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine and U.S. Representative Rob Wittman announced today that the Pamunkey Indian Nation will receive $50,282 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the development and management of affordable housing. Earlier this month, the Pamunkey’s federal recognition by the Bureau of Indian Affairs became effective, which gives the tribe eligibility and access to federal benefits such as housing, education and health...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today: “Senator McConnell's pre-emptive statement that he will try to block any nominee of President Obama to the Supreme Court - no matter how qualified - is a perversion of the very notion of justice. Surely the American public is entitled to a Senate that will examine a nominee on his or her own merits. I urge the President to nominate a successor to Justice Scalia of stellar qualification and integrity. An...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced that Virginia has been awarded nearly $2.7 million in federal grants to help protect and preserve Civil War battlefields across the state. The grants were awarded by the National Park Services American Battlefield Protection Program, which Kaine led the bipartisan effort to reauthorize in 2014. The program leverages funds from states and landowners to preserve Civil War battlefields at risk of being lost to haphazard development. K...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA-9) announced that Dickenson County will receive an additional $42 million in funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allow for the environmental work, design and construction of a new elementary school. Today’s announcement is in addition to $17 million in funding announced Wednesday to offset construction costs for the new Ridgeview High School, which opened last year....Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, Congressmen Bobby Scott, Don Beyer, G. K. Butterfield, Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Hilary Shelton, Director of the NAACP Washington Bureau introduced the 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. Similar commissions have been estab...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, February 11, 2016, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, Congressmen Bobby Scott and G. K. Butterfield, Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, will introduce the 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. Similar commissions have been established to recognize English & Hispa...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Senate Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after passage of the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act today, 96-0:  “Recent provocations by the North Koreans, including the ballistic missile launch and nuclear tests, violate numerous U.N. Security Council resolutions and pose a significant threat to both the United States and our allies in the region. I&rsqu...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine and U.S. Representative Morgan Griffith announced long-anticipated funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Dickenson County, Virginia to offset construction costs for the new Ridgeview High School. Dickenson County will receive at least $17 million as part of the three-state Army Corps flood control project on the Levisa and Tug Forks and Upper Cumberland River. The funding comes from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fund...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement on possible changes to the perimeter rule at Reagan National Airport being considered in the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s markup of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill this week: “We are closely watching the House’s work on FAA reauthorization. From our perspective, one way to seriously complicate this work right out of the gate i...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today praised the Committee’s passage of S.Res. 330, which congratulates the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for winning the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize.  The resolution commends the Quartet for forging peaceful political compromises and reaffirms the United States’ commitment to support Tunisia as it continues on the path to democrac...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, both members of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statements on President Obama’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY 2017): Senator Warner said: “The President’s budget contains funding proposals to grow our economy and strengthen our national security against 21st century threats such as cyberattacks. As we saw with the OPM hack that exposed the personal information of millions of people,...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, Rob Portman, Tammy Baldwin and Johnny Isakson – co-chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus – applauded unanimous passage of a bipartisan resolution to encourage educators to promote career and technical education (CTE) as an option for students. In addition to recognizing the importance of career and technical education in preparing a skilled workforce, the resolution also designates the month of Februa...Continue Reading