Press Releases

January 23, 2014

Kaine Makes Stops In Radford & Roanoke

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, toured the Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RFAAP) to learn more about the important manufacturing work done at the facility. Following the tour, Kaine praised the collaboration of the military, federal government and contractors that has contributed to the plant's high-quality manufacturing and production capacity. "As a member of the Armed Services Committee, I interact a lot with men and women … Continue Reading


January 22, 2014

Kaine Travels To Charlottesville & Danville

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, traveled to Charlottesville to address students at UVA's Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy about his efforts to reform the War Powers Resolution of 1973. In July 2013, Kaine joined Senator John McCain to announce their intention to review the War Powers Resolution, and last week they introduced the War Powers Consultation Act of 2014 to strengthen the … Continue Reading


January 21, 2014

Kaine Hosts Open House At Virginia Beach Regional Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine hosted an open house at his Virginia Beach regional office today and spoke about the critical work done by his staff in Hampton Roads and across the Commonwealth to help Virginians. "It's a pleasure to introduce you to my Virginia Beach team and share some of the great work they've done to help the Hampton Roads community navigate many challenges this past year, including the impact of sequestration and other budget uncertainty for the region," said … Continue Reading


January 16, 2014

Warner & Kaine Applaud Wins For Virginia In Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today applauded passage of the Fiscal Year 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which provides discretionary funding for the federal government through the end of the fiscal year. "It is good to see Congress return to an orderly process," Sen. Warner said. "This two-year agreement should help Virginia families, employers and community leaders move forward with more predictability and confidence. While I'm pleased that, at … Continue Reading


January 16, 2014

Kaine, McCain Introduce Bill To Reform War Powers Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Speaking together on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and John McCain introduced the War Powers Consultation Act of 2014 - bipartisan legislation that would reform the 1973 War Powers Resolution by strengthening the consultative process between Congress and the President on whether and when to engage in military action. Senators Kaine and McCain initially announced their intention to review the War Powers Resolution in July 2013, describing it as "ineffective … Continue Reading


January 15, 2014

Warner, Kaine Call For Open Markets For U.S. Poultry Exports

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined a bipartisan group of nine senators to write a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of the United States Trade Representative urging them to provide for open markets and fair trade of U.S. chicken products, which would benefit poultry growers in Virginia and nationwide. The letter, which was sent to Secretary Tom Vilsack and Ambassador Michael Froman, states that lifting trade restrictions by several … Continue Reading


January 15, 2014

Kaine Statement On Retirement Of Congressman Jim Moran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on Congressman Jim Moran's announcement that he will retire after 23 years in Congress: "For nearly four decades, Jim Moran has devoted his career to serving the people of Northern Virginia. From his early days on Alexandria City Council to his leadership on the House Appropriations Committee, Jim has never stopped fighting for Virginia's 8th District and I will greatly miss his upbeat presence on Capitol Hill. His … Continue Reading


January 15, 2014

Warner, Kaine Statement On Navy Homeport Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine released the following joint statement following the Navy's announcement this evening regarding carrier homeport changes: "Navy leadership has briefed us that today's announcement is a routine shift to balance operational demands with shipyard capabilities. This planned reshuffling of the carriers aligns the fleet with the Navy's maintenance schedule. Norfolk remains the premier East Coast hub for naval sea power projection, and … Continue Reading


January 15, 2014

Representatives For Senator Kaine Hold “Kaine Connects” Office Hours

Regional representatives for U.S. Senator Tim Kaine hold "Kaine Connects" office hours to meet with constituents and answer questions and concerns. Kaine Connects sessions are hosted regularly and throughout the Commonwealth to lessen the burden of constituent travel and increase opportunities for Virginians to receive assistance with federal services. Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. Please see below for list of "Kaine Connects" dates and locations: Thursday, February … Continue Reading


January 14, 2014

Kaine Statement On Failure To Restore Emergency Unemployment Insurance For 10,000 Virginians

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after a minority of Senators blocked a vote on passage of emergency unemployment insurance legislation today: "I'm very disappointed that today a minority of Senators blocked a vote on the extension of emergency unemployment benefits for more than one million Americans, including 10,000 Virginians. While our nation's economic recovery is headed in the right direction, unemployment insurance provides a critical lifeline … Continue Reading


January 14, 2014

Warner & Kaine Announce Provisions To Fully Fund Shipbuilding And Ship-Repair Included In Omnibus Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today applauded the release of the Fiscal Year 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which provides discretionary funding for the entire federal government for the fiscal year, including $486.9 billion in defense spending to advance our nation's security and military readiness, and to provide support for our troops and their families. "We have come a long way in one year since we faced down the challenges that sequester … Continue Reading


January 14, 2014

Kaine Statement On Proposal For Additional Iran Sanctions

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 the proposal to impose additional sanctions against Iran: "We should not impose additional sanctions against Iran in the midst of this diplomatic negotiation. I support the current crippling sanctions regime and I will gladly vote for additional sanctions should these negotiations falter. But now is the time to … Continue Reading


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

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