Press Releases

February 13, 2020

Warner & Kaine Applaud House Passage Of Measure To Eliminate ERA Deadline, Help Guarantee Women Equal Rights In The Constitution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement on the House of Representatives' passage of legislation to immediately remove the ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), paving the way for full and equal protections to women in the Constitution. In November, Warner and Kaine cosponsored similar legislation in the Senate, S.J. Res. 6, with Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) to remove the ERA deadline. Last … Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Warner And Kaine Announce More Than $47 Million For Public Housing And Employment Programs Across Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $47,220,892 in federal funding to support public housing and workforce development programs in 26 localities across Virginia. The funding was awarded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Job Plus Initiative and Public Housing Capital Fund programs. "It's important for every Virginian to have the opportunity to secure stable housing and employment," the Senators said. "We're pleased that … Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $1 Million For Affordable Housing For Virginia Native American Tribes

WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $1,191,750 in federal funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help seven Virginia tribes develop and manage affordable housing. "We're pleased to announce this funding to expand access to low-income housing for Virginia's tribes," the Senators said. "These grants will help ensure these communities have a safe and affordable place to live." The tribes that received funding are listed … Continue Reading


February 12, 2020

Video: Kaine Pushes For Passage Of War Powers Resolution, Urges ‘Careful Deliberation’ Before Sending Troops Into Harm’s Way

Video of Kaine's speech: https://timkaine.box.com/s/ehg2iyev0fjbrih9uhcj26gc9bm5h8v4 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, delivered a floor speech calling on the Senate to pass his bipartisan war powers resolution to prevent further escalation of hostilities with Iran without congressional authorization. The Senate began debate on the resolution today. In the floor speech, Kaine talked about visiting the … Continue Reading


February 12, 2020

Warner & Kaine Press Administration to Expand Agent Orange Benefits for Vietnam Veterans

~ Following VA report, Senators call for the expansion of presumptive conditions ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined their Senate colleagues in condemning the Trump Administration for stonewalling critical benefits to Vietnam veterans suffering from health conditions associated with their exposure to Agent Orange. As a result of their service during the Vietnam War, hundreds of thousands of veterans, including those who served off the waters of … Continue Reading


February 11, 2020

Kaine And Young Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Launch Community College And Career Training Grant Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced a bipartisan bill, the Assisting Community Colleges in Educating Skilled Students (ACCESS) to Careers Act, to launch a community college and career training grant program that would provide funding to states and community colleges to address the evolving demands of the labor market. The bill aims to boost student success and career readiness by increasing work-based learning opportunities, ensuring … Continue Reading


February 11, 2020

Warner & Kaine Join 31 Senators to Introduce Legislation to Achieve Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the U.S. by No Later than 2050

WASHINGTON, D.C - Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined 31 Senators in introducing legislation that would put the United States on a path to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by no later than 2050. This net-zero legislation is supported collectively by major environmental groups, business groups and organized labor. The world's leading scientists have warned that humanity must limit global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius to avoid the most catastrophic … Continue Reading


February 10, 2020

Kaine Statement On Trump Budget Cuts To Virginia-Class Submarines

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on President Trump's proposed budget cuts to Virginia-class submarines for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021). The President's budget only proposes funding for the construction of one Virginia-class submarine, a 50% reduction from last year's budget and a departure from the Navy's longstanding projection that two Virginia-class submarines would be funded each year. … Continue Reading


February 10, 2020

Warner & Kaine Statements On President Trump’s Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, members of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statements on President Trump's Fiscal Year 2021(FY21) budget: "Simply put, the President's budget fails Virginia. With the deficit at record highs thanks to the President's massive tax cuts for big business and the wealthiest Americans, this proposal attempts to balance the budget at the expense of hardworking Virginians and investments in our local economy. It … Continue Reading


February 07, 2020

Warner & Kaine Applaud Announcement of 84 Counties and Cities in Va. Now Eligible for Hemp Crop Insurance

~ Virginia hemp producers can now apply for coverage ahead of the 2020 growing season ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement that 84 counties and cities in Virginia are now eligible to apply for two programs that protect hemp producers' crops in the 2020 growing season. The Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) pilot program provides coverage for hemp producers in case of crop loss due to natural … Continue Reading


February 07, 2020

Kaine Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill To Expand Services To Families Of Foreign Service Officers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, cosponsored the Foreign Service Families Act, bipartisan legislation to help ensure the State Department is able to attract and retain a world-class diplomatic corps by providing expanded career options and services to eligible family members of Foreign Service Officers. For many of these family members, the process of finding employment isn't easy - frequent moves, language barriers, and limited … Continue Reading


February 06, 2020

Inhofe, Coons, Rounds, Kaine, Boozman, Enzi Applaud First Steps to US-Kenya Free Trade Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), along with Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), John Boozman (R-Ark.) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) applauded the United States and Kenya today for announcing they will begin discussions on a free trade agreement. If finalized, this will be the first free trade agreement between the United States and a sub-Saharan African country. In 2015, Inhofe and Coons authored legislation that encouraged free trade agreements … Continue Reading


February 05, 2020

Warner & Kaine Request Information on Suicide Prevention Efforts at Va. Veterans' Medical Centers

~ Only six of 20 veterans who take their own lives have received health care services at the VA ~ WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) requested information from four U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers in Virginia and Washington, D.C. regarding their strategies for preventing suicide among the veterans and families they serve. In letters to Salem VA Medical Center, Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, Hampton VA Medical Center, and … Continue Reading


February 04, 2020

Video: On Senate Floor, Kaine Announces He Will Vote To Convict Trump

Video of Kaine's speech: https://timkaine.box.com/s/1rt51dauez7r4m1o0vy2klkjqh33l66v WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine delivered a floor speech announcing that he will vote to convict President Trump at the end of the Senate's impeachment process tomorrow. Kaine was an outspoken supporter of a fair trial that included witnesses and documents, but a majority of Senators voted to conceal that evidence from the American people. In January, he wrote an op-ed in USA Today calling on … Continue Reading


February 04, 2020

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $2 Million In Federal Funding To Provide Affordable Housing For Low-Income Seniors In Frederick County

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $2,056,299 in federal funding to support the development of 11 housing units in Frederick County to provide affordable housing to lower-income elderly households. The funding, available through the Section 202 program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will allow older adults to live independently while also receiving supportive services. "We are pleased that these federal funds will … Continue Reading


February 03, 2020

Kaine Invites JROTC Cadet From Alexandria To State Of The Union

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced that his guest at Tuesday's Presidential State of the Union Address will be Alexandria, VA native and JROTC Cadet Nicole Rosario-Flores. On January 10th, Kaine met with Cadet Rosario-Flores and other JROTC cadets at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria. Kaine talked to the students about his years-long efforts to reclaim Congress's constitutional duty to weigh in on whether the … Continue Reading


January 31, 2020

Kaine Statement On President Trump’s Expanded Travel Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on President Trump's expanded travel ban: "President Trump's discriminatory travel ban is un-American. Expanding this ban does not make us any safer and further hurts our country's reputation on the world stage. I hope my colleagues will join me to help pass the NO BAN Act that would put an end to President Trump's prejudiced travel bans." Kaine has been outspoken against President Trump's discriminatory travel … Continue Reading


January 31, 2020

Warner, Kaine, Scott & Luria Push OMB for Funds to Mitigate Coastal Storm Surge in Norfolk

~ Request $5.4 million in funds to complete first phase of the Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management Project in the Army Corps FY 2020 Work Plan ~ WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), along with U.S. Reps. Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Elaine Luria (D-VA), sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requesting $5.4 million in the Army Corps FY 2020 Work Plan for the Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management Project. The … Continue Reading


January 30, 2020

Kaine Statement On House Vote To Repeal 2002 AUMF

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released a statement on the House passage of legislation to repeal the 2002 Iraq War AUMF: "I'm pleased the House passed legislation to repeal the 2002 Iraq War AUMF. It's more important than ever that we repeal these obsolete war authorizations and shoulder our responsibility to determine whether a mission is in the national interest before sending our troops into harm's … Continue Reading


January 30, 2020

Kaine Statement On Trump Administration Proposal To Cap Medicaid Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced plans to cap Medicaid funding: "President Trump is going after families' health care again. Millions of Americans, including nearly 384,000 Virginians, now have coverage through Medicaid thanks to the Affordable Care Act, and many of them are finally able to get the treatment they need for cancer, … Continue Reading

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