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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations & Armed Services Committees and co-author of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, released the following statement today on Congress’ upcoming debate and vote on the Iran nuclear deal: "I was the co-author of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act under which Congress is considering the international agreement to prohibit Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. The bipartisan bill - to give Congress...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today pressed the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to require public companies to disclose political spending to their shareholders, a move that would increase transparency in the U.S. political process following the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision that unleashed unlimited corporate spending into American elections. Without requirements for disclosure, corporate political spending can bec...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the horrific attack in Moneta, Virginia today: “There are no words to express how heartbroken I am by the senseless tragedy in Moneta this morning. My deepest sympathies go out to the loved ones of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, as well as the entire WDBJ family. I ask everyone to join me in praying for Vicki Gardner who was seriously injured in this attack and all of the local authorities and first responder...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.  - Concluding his five-day swing through Virginia today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine participated in a roundtable discussion in Radford with law enforcement and Community Services Board members on the prescription drug abuse epidemic and how it impacts families and employers across Virginia.  "Prescription opioid abuse is a statewide problem and I hear about it wherever I go. It is a big public health challenge for the nation,” Kaine said. “T...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.  - Continuing his five-day swing through Virginia today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine made stops in Martinsville and Hillsville, meeting with students and faculty at local schools to discuss the importance of career and technical education (CTE) in equipping students with the skills they need to find a good-paying job and compete in a global economy. Photos from his visits are available here.  In Martinsville, Kaine toured the New College Institute (NCI), which pro...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.  - Continuing his five-day swing through Virginia today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine made stops in Emporia and South Hill to meet with local leaders and discuss opportunities for economic development and job creation. In the morning, Kaine met with Emporia Mayor Mary Person and went on a retail walk through the town. Photos are available here.                                       "I s...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Continuing his five-day swing through Virginia today in his hometown of Richmond, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine met with African-American business leaders from the Metropolitan Business League to discuss how the federal government can help address challenges facing their businesses. The roundtable discussion focused on issues that impact small, minority-owned businesses such as workforce preparedness, access to capital and government contracts, budgetary issues and sequester cut...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to schedule the first round of bipartisan budget negotiations immediately to prevent a predictable fiscal crisis as the federal budget year draws to a close on Sept. 30. The call was formally made in a letter to McConnell signed by all 46 members of the Senate Democratic Caucus.  In the letter, the Senators emphasized concern that, with less than two months left in...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C.  - Kicking off his five-day swing through Virginia today in Hampton Roads, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, visited the Hampton VA Medical Center to tour the facilities and receive a progress update on efforts to reduce wait times for veterans seeking care. Kaine met with the medical center's leadership team to discuss health care access, improvements to the Veterans Choice Program and the use of private outside providers to improve w...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, Mark Warner, Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin called on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) Board of Directors to convene an emergency safety meeting following revelations that Metro neglected to fix an identified safety problem. Metro, once again, put service over safety and maintenance, leading to the derailment of a train near the Smithsonian station last week. While the Metro Board of Directors has directe...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Robert Hurt (R-VA), along with U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) and U.S. Representative Morgan Griffith (R-VA), recently introduced the Commonsense Permitting for Job Creation Act (H.R. 3434 and S. 1914) in both houses of Congress. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation will address regulatory problems that have impeded prospective economic development sites like Berry Hill Mega Park in the Danville-Pittsylvania County a...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined their Senate colleagues’ efforts to raise wages for the U.S. Senate’s cafeteria and catering workers. As the Senate Rules Committee negotiates its contract with the Restaurant Associates – the Senate’s food and catering contractor – Warner, Kaine and 39 of their Democratic colleagues urged Rules Committee leadership to advocate for better wages for these employees. In a letter sent to the Chairm...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today marked the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act by renewing their call for the Senate to take up legislation that would restore and advance voting protections for all Americans. On June 24, Sens. Warner and Kaine introduced the Voting Rights Advancement Act, which would protect Americans’ Constitutional right to vote, two years after the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Shelb...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Saturday, August 8, 2015 marks one year since the U.S. launched military operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). As the Senate prepared to adjourn today for the August recess, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, took to the floor to highlight the upcoming anniversary and decry the fact that a year has gone by without a meaningful debate and vote on the U.S. mission against ISIL. &ldqu...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine and U.S. Representative Rob Wittman introduced a resolution congratulating the College of William & Mary on the 75th anniversary of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s (VIMS) establishment. The resolution expresses the Virginia lawmakers’ appreciation for the 75 years of service to the environment by the faculty, staff and students of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the School of Marine Sciences ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations & Armed Services Committees and co-author of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, announced his support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to peacefully limit Iran’s nuclear program. In announcing his support, Kaine said: “I conclude that the JCPOA is a dramatic improvement over the status quo in improving global security. The agreement...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after voting against legislation to prohibit federal funding for Planned Parenthood: “For many women and families across the country, Planned Parenthood health centers are their only source of high quality health care. That’s why I voted against legislation that would deny more than 2.5 million Americans important primary care services. For years, activist groups like the Center for Medical Progress have...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the United States’ final plan to reduce emissions of the carbon pollution responsible for climate change, which calls on U.S. power plants to generate 32% less carbon pollution by the year 2030 than they do today: “The Clean Power Plan marks the biggest step the United States has ever taken to address the pollution responsible for climate change. The consensus is clear – from an overwhelming ma...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine(D-VA) joined U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Pat Toomey (R-PA) to introduce the bipartisan Stopping Medication Abuse and Protecting Seniors Act to prevent inappropriate access to opioids and improve patient care for at-risk beneficiaries. The legislation would prohibit Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage patients suffering from drug addiction fr...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, introduced the Jumpstart Our Businesses By Supporting Students (JOBS) Act, legislation that would amend the Higher Education Act by expanding Pell Grant eligibility to students enrolled in short-term job training programs. Under current law, Pell Grants - needs-based grants for low-income and working students&mdash...Continue Reading