Press Releases

January 11, 2014

Kaine Statement On Passing Of Ariel Sharon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the passing of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon: "I send my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. The people of Israel lost someone today who dedicated his life to the state of Israel and the Israeli people. I stand with them in remembering a great Israeli leader. " … Continue Reading


January 10, 2014

Kaine Statement On Call With Iraqi Foreign Minister

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement on Iraq after speaking with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari by phone yesterday: "The Iraqis are engaged in a violent struggle against extremists in Anbar province where many courageous American servicemembers, and their international partners, fought and lost their lives almost a decade ago. Spillover from the … Continue Reading


January 08, 2014

Warner, Kaine Introduce Amendment To Repeal & Replace Reductions In Military Retiree Benefits

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine today introduced an amendment to emergency unemployment legislation that would repeal and replace the $6 billion cut to military pensions included in the Bipartisan Budget Act. The amendment mirrors the Military Retirement Restoration Act introduced by the Senators in December that would replace the reductions in cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) for military retirees with new legislation that could raise as much as $6.6 billion over ten … Continue Reading


January 06, 2014

Kaine Statement On Confirmation Of Janet Yellen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm the nomination of Janet Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve: "Dr. Janet Yellen is the right choice for Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and I'm pleased the Senate voted to confirm her today. "Her long and distinguished career in monetary policy while Vice Chair at the Federal Reserve Board and in academia as a professor at the University of California … Continue Reading


December 30, 2013

Sens. Warner and Kaine Applaud FAA’s Selection of Virginia Tech Proposal to Test Unmanned Aircraft Systems

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) released this statement today following the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) selection of Virginia Tech's proposal to spearhead a regional research effort on the safest and most effective ways to incorporate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the existing airspace. Virginia Tech's proposal, one of six from across the country selected by the FAA today, includes a cooperative agreement to work with research institutions … Continue Reading


December 20, 2013

Senate Passes Key Provisions of Kaine's First Bill, the Troop Talent Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last night, the U.S. Senate passed key provisions of U.S. Senator Tim Kaine's first bill, the Troop Talent Act of 2013, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2014. Kaine secured inclusion of the provisions during committee markup of the legislation in June 2013. "I'm proud that key provisions of the first piece of legislation I introduced, the Troop Talent Act, were included in the 2014 defense bill that was passed with bipartisan support in the … Continue Reading


December 20, 2013

Sens. Warner, Collins, Kaine & Grassley Legislation To Protect Military Whistleblowers Passes Congress

WASHINGTON - Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) to strengthen military whistleblower protection laws to ensure those who report sexual assault and other misconduct are not further victimized by retaliation passed the Senate and will become law. The Military Whistleblower Protection Act was passed as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on a bipartisan 85-14 vote and will now go to … Continue Reading


December 20, 2013

Kaine Hails Final Passage of Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today hailed final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2014 - the annual defense bill that includes important provisions Kaine advocated for Virginia during committee markup of the legislation in June 2013. The measure was passed, 84-15. "With passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014, I'm pleased we will be able to provide our nation's military with budget … Continue Reading


December 19, 2013

Statement on White House Response on Hardship Exemption

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Angus King (I-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) released the following joint statement after Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that some individuals who had their health plans cancelled will be automatically eligible for a hardship exemption that allows them to purchase a catastrophic plan on the health insurance marketplace. The Senators raised the issue in … Continue Reading


December 19, 2013

Sens. Warner and Kaine Lead Senate Majority In Effort To Allow Rollovers For FSA Accounts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, joined by their Senate colleagues Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD), led an effort in the Senate urging Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Kathleen Archuleta to allow federal workers the opportunity to take advantage of the new Treasury/IRS rule allowing a $500 rollover of unused health Flexible Savings Accounts (FSA) funds towards out-of-pocket health care costs and help keep families and consumers in … Continue Reading


December 18, 2013

Kaine Applauds Committee Action On Bill To Create Special Envoy For Religious Minorities In The Middle East

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern, Southern and Central Asian Affairs, today applauded committee action on the Near East and South Central Asia Religious Freedom Act of 2013, of which he is a co-sponsor. The bill, introduced by Senators Roy Blunt, Carl Levin and Bob Casey cites growing instances of religious persecution in the Middle East and calls for the creation of a special envoy within the State Department to bring … Continue Reading


December 18, 2013

Kaine: With Passage Of Budget, Achieved Two Of My Highest Priorities For First Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the bipartisan Budget Conference Committee, released the following statement after the Senate voted to pass the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, 64-36. "With Senate passage of a two-year budget agreement tonight, I'm proud to say that we've achieved two of my highest priorities for my first year in office - getting a budget agreement through the House and Senate and offsetting the worst effects of sequestration that have disproportionately … Continue Reading


December 18, 2013

Senators Warner & Kaine Introduce Military Retirement Restoration Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced legislation to repeal and replace the proposed $6 billion cut to military pensions included in the Bipartisan Budget Act. The compromise budget agreement, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week and is scheduled for a Senate vote today, would cut $6 billion over 10 years by reducing cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) for working-age military retirees by 1 percent beginning in January 2015. The … Continue Reading


December 17, 2013

On Senate Floor, Kaine Calls For Passage Of Bipartisan Budget Act Of 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Speaking on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Budget Conference Committee, called for Senate passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 that reverses many of the across-the-board sequester cuts that have disproportionately impacted Virginia and restores certainty to the U.S. economy, as well as families and businesses across the Commonwealth. Since taking office last January, Kaine has consistently called for a return to normal budget order … Continue Reading


December 17, 2013

Kaine Statement On Retirement Of Congressman Frank Wolf

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on Congressman Frank Wolf's announcement that he will retire after 17 terms in Congress: "For more than 30 years, Frank Wolf has exemplified the best in public service through his dedication to the people of Virginia's 10th District. Frank's passion has also extended to the global stage through his leadership on the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and longtime support for religious freedom around the world - an … Continue Reading


December 12, 2013

Kaine Highlights Story Of ODU Student From Staunton At Press Conference On ACA Benefits For Children With Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - At a press conference on Capitol Hill today to highlight how the Affordable Care Act ensures up to 17 million children across the country, including 438,000 in Virginia, with pre-existing conditions are guaranteed health insurance, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine highlighted the story of Ashleigh Campbell, an 18-year-old Old Dominion University student from Staunton who was born with congenital heart disease and other serious medical conditions. "Ashleigh was born with a number of … Continue Reading


December 10, 2013

Kaine Statement On Budget Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the bipartisan Budget Conference Committee, released the following statement on the budget deal reached today: "Ever since I took office last January, I made it a mission to do everything I could to replace the across-the-board sequester cuts that have so severely hurt Virginia and return to normal budgetary order. I even delivered my maiden floor speech last February on the urgent need to find compromise and avert sequestration. Tonight, … Continue Reading


December 10, 2013

Grassley, Kaine Introduce Bill to Improve Sibling Connections in Child Welfare System

WASHINGTON - Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia today introduced legislation to improve sibling connections in the child welfare system. "Child welfare experts tell you and common sense tells you children benefit when they're kept together and have strong relationships," Grassley said. "Our bill removes barriers to federal law that prevent families of siblings from knowing when a child is placed in foster care or siblings from losing ties when parental rights are … Continue Reading


December 10, 2013

Kaine Statement On Confirmation Of Patricia Millett To D.C. Circuit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm the nomination of Patricia Millett, of Alexandria, Virginia, to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit: "With Pattie Millett's confirmation to the D.C. Circuit, the court gains a supremely qualified jurist with a strong record of bipartisan public service under both Democratic and Republican administrations. Pattie's career has prepared her well for this post … Continue Reading


December 06, 2013

Kaine Joins 31 U.S. Senators to Urge Reauthorization of Key Unemployment Insurance Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an effort to prevent more than 1.3 million long-term unemployed workers from losing their unemployment insurance at the end of December -- and millions more from having no benefits after their initial 26 weeks of unemployment insurance (UI) are exhausted during the course of 2014 - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined 31 U.S. Senators to send a letter urging Congress to preserve federal unemployment insurance for another year. With just 23 days before federal UI benefits are … Continue Reading

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