Press Releases

August 26, 2013

Kaine Statement On Syria

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 in response to Secretary of State John Kerry's comments today on the use of chemical weapons in Syria: "The use of chemical weapons and indiscriminate killing of Syrian citizens by the Assad regime is despicable. Secretary Kerry's efforts to work with our allies and partners on an appropriate response is important. I … Continue Reading


August 20, 2013

Kaine Calls For Halting Egypt Aid, Says Thorough Policy Review Necessary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, today released the following statement calling for the U.S. government to immediately cease assistance to the Egyptian government as the Obama Administration and Congress conduct a thorough policy review: "I continue to be deeply troubled by the ongoing violence in Egypt. I strongly urge a stop to the indiscriminate killing of innocent Egyptian … Continue Reading


August 16, 2013

Kaine Discusses Economic Development, Workforce Training In Bedford Co., Danville & South Boston

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine visited Bedford County and South Boston to learn more about regional economic development efforts and hosted an open house at his Danville office. In Bedford County, Kaine toured the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) that works to bring public and private partners together to foster innovation and encourage workforce development in the fields of science and technology. While at the facility, Kaine also visited international … Continue Reading


August 15, 2013

Kaine Makes Education Stops In Harrisonburg & Waynesboro, Hosts Open House In Roanoke

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine participated in educational events in Harrisonburg and Waynesboro, attended the Rockingham County Fair and held an open house at his regional office in Roanoke. In the morning, Kaine joined educators and administrators at the 2013-2014 school year opening of the Harrisonburg City School System, where he spoke about the importance of investing in education and preparing students to succeed in a 21st century economy and congratulated teacher of … Continue Reading


August 15, 2013

Kaine Statement On Violence In Egypt

Waynesboro, VA - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement regarding Egypt today while traveling through the Shenandoah Valley: "The latest wave of violence in Egypt and the return to a State of Emergency are extremely troubling. I extend my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those who have been killed or wounded in recent days and call on all parties to … Continue Reading


August 14, 2013

Join Us for an Open House in Roanoke

On Thursday, August 15, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will host an open house at his Roanoke regional office. During the event, Kaine will speak with constituents about the critical work his staff in Roanoke and across the state does to help Virginians as they navigate issues with federal agencies and other concerns. Kaine has six regional offices in Virginia located in Danville, Manassas, Norton, Richmond, Roanoke and Virginia Beach. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Gwen Mason at 540-682-5693. … Continue Reading


August 09, 2013

Sens. Kaine & Warner Announce $500,000 A-R-C Grant For Martinsville/Henry County's New College Institute

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner announced today that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and the New College Foundation a $500,000 grant to expand the New College Institute (NCI) in Martinsville. The NCI's proposed workforce training facility will train students in the high-demand fields of advanced manufacturing, technology and health care. NCI will use the ARC funding, matched by $1,483,236 from … Continue Reading


August 05, 2013

Kaine Joins Seventy-Five Senators In Bipartisan Letter Calling For Renewed Urgency on Iranian Nuclear Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined seventy-five U.S. Senators in a bipartisan letter sent to President Obama to call for tougher sanctions against Iran. The letter was circulated by Senators Kaine, Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bob Casey (D-PA), Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). In their letter to President Obama, the 76 Senators write: "But until we see a significant slowdown of Iran's nuclear activities, we believe our nation must toughen … Continue Reading


August 01, 2013

Kaine Joins 18 Senators In Letter To Obama, Urges Targets For Health Care Cost Savings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined 18 other senators in sending a letter to President Obama, urging him to set specific cost-saving targets during the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and provide the general public with a better sense of the potential results of such cost-saving measures. The Senators wrote, "With so many voices in Washington calling for cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, cost savings through delivery system reforms are key to preserving and … Continue Reading


August 01, 2013

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Resolution Supporting Democracy in Venezuela, Condemning Violence against Political Opposition

WASHINGTON, DC - Following Venezuela's highly contested presidential elections and in response to growing political polarization, sporadic acts of violence against political opposition members, and an absence of political dialogue, a bipartisan group of senators introduced a resolution today supporting Venezuelan democracy, and condemning violence and intimidation against the country's political opposition. The resolution was introduced by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Senate Foreign … Continue Reading


August 01, 2013

Kaine, Warner, Hurt, Griffith Introduce Bill To Address Commonwealth Crossing Site

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner along with U.S. Representatives Robert Hurt, and Morgan Griffith, today introduced the Commonsense Permitting for Job Creation Act in both houses of Congress. The bipartisan, bicameral legislation would address the longstanding controversy in Henry County over the 726-acre proposed Commonwealth Crossing Business Center, and expedite the approval of an important economic development site. Henry County and the Martinsville-Henry Co. … Continue Reading


July 31, 2013

Kaine Applauds Progress On Bipartisan Battlefield Protection Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Parks Subcommittee of the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee held a hearing today to consider a series of bills, including U.S. Senator Tim Kaine's American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act. Kaine introduced the bill with Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) in May 2013. The bipartisan bill will preserve historical battlegrounds by extending the authorization of the Civil War Battlefield Preservation Program (CWBPP) that provides competitive … Continue Reading


July 31, 2013

Kaine Statement On Impact Of Sequester Cuts Outlined In Pentagon's Strategic Review

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Department of Defense's Strategic Choices and Management Review, including Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's announcement that sequester cuts could result in the U.S. Navy reducing its carrier groups from 11 to eight or nine: "Secretary Hagel's announcement about the Strategic Choices and Management Review should be yet another wake up call to Congress about the harmful impacts of sequester. I've always said that … Continue Reading


July 31, 2013

Kaine Lays Out Priorities For Comprehensive Tax Reform In Letter To Finance Commitee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT), U.S. Senator Tim Kaine laid out his priorities for comprehensive tax reform, citing input he received from stakeholders in Virginia. The letter was in response to their request for input as the Finance Committee prepares to consider comprehensive tax reform potentially later this year. "To answer the question of how we can make the code fairer and more efficient, I … Continue Reading


July 31, 2013

Kaine Resolution Renews Call For Two-State Solution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, joined Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) to introduce a Senate resolution commending Secretary of State John Kerry for jumpstarting Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and called on negotiators to focus on a two-state solution to ensure a secure, lasting peace. "I have long been a supporter of direct talks between the … Continue Reading


July 30, 2013

Kaine Statement On Passing Of Harry F. Byrd Jr.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the passing of former U.S. Senator Harry Byrd Jr.: "Anne and I join all Virginians in mourning the passing of Harry Byrd Jr. Few families have dedicated as much to our Commonwealth as the Byrds. Harry carried on that tradition as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II and an elected representative in both the Virginia legislature and the U.S. Senate. One of the highlights of my time as … Continue Reading


July 29, 2013

Kaine Statement On Renewed Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, the incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs released the following statement on renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks: "I commend Secretary Kerry's steadfast commitment to working with both the Israelis and Palestinians since assuming his position as Secretary of State. The resumption of direct negotiations is a promising step forward, though much work remains to be done. I … Continue Reading


July 29, 2013

Kaine Statement On Trip To Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement after his trip last Friday to the detention facility at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay: "I expect the Senate to have a vigorous debate about the future of the detention facility at Guantanamo when we take up the Defense Authorizing bill in September. In order to inform myself, I went there last Friday with Virginia Congressmen Frank Wolf, Jim … Continue Reading


July 29, 2013

Kaine Named Chairman Of Foreign Relations Subcommittee On The Middle East

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on his appointment as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs. The subcommittee deals with all matters concerning U.S. relations with the countries of the Middle East and Arab North Africa and also encompasses U.S. relations with the countries of South and Central Asia. "I am honored to assume the chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee … Continue Reading


July 26, 2013

Kaine Introduces Resolution Encouraging Peace And Reunification On The Korean Peninsula

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced legislation encouraging peace and reunification on the Korean Peninsula, in recognition of hundreds of Korean War veterans who will gather in the nation's capital to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. As lead sponsor in the Senate, Sen. Kaine joins the efforts of Reps. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY), John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Sam Johnson (R-TX), and Howard Coble (R-NC), who are the four remaining Korean War … Continue Reading

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