Press Releases

July 25, 2013

Kaine Testifies On Honduras At Human Rights Commission Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, today joined fellow Virginia delegation member Congressman Frank Wolf, co-chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, at the commission's hearing on the human rights situation in Honduras. During his testimony before the commission, Kaine reflected on his experience as a young law student working with Jesuit missionaries in Honduras and highlighted the deteriorating human rights and security … Continue Reading


July 24, 2013

Kaine, Thune Introduce Bill To Better Project Long-Term Impacts Of Current Fiscal, Economic Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) today introduced a bipartisan bill to provide for detailed analyses of how Congressional budgets and major pieces of new legislation would impact future generations. Kaine and Thune's bill, the Intergenerational Financial Obligations Reform (INFORM) Act, would also require the president to provide a detailed accounting of how the administration's budget would affect young people. The bill would ensure that Congress and the … Continue Reading


July 22, 2013

Kaine Discusses Education, Workforce Development In Dublin And Roanoke

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine discussed the importance of developing a talented and competitive workforce during visits to the Volvo Trucks' New River Valley (NRV) facility in Dublin and the RCPS+ summer program at Westside Elementary School in Roanoke. In Dublin, Kaine toured the manufacturing facility and held a discussion with Volvo Trucks' employees about the facility's energy efficiency accomplishments and answered questions about his first six months in office. "Volvo Trucks … Continue Reading


July 22, 2013

Kaine Travels To Wise, Norton, Lebanon and Floyd, Participates In Weekend Events

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Over the weekend, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine traveled throughout Southwest Virginia and participated in community events in Wise, Norton and Lebanon on Saturday and at the Floyd Country Store on Sunday. Kaine kicked off his weekend at the Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic at the Wise County Fairgrounds to volunteer and help serve the patients in need of health services. RAM, an annual program to increase access to health care, attracted 3,000 patients from more than a dozen … Continue Reading


July 19, 2013

Kaine, Durbin Tour Newport News Shipbuilding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services Committee, welcomed U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, Assistant Majority Leader and Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, to Newport News Shipbuilding today. During the tour, Kaine and Durbin heard from shipyard employees and officials about the unique capabilities of aircraft carriers and submarines and toured construction of the Virginia class submarine, the USS John F. Kennedy, and the USS … Continue Reading


July 19, 2013

Kaine To EPA: Provide Coal-Fired Plants Flexibility To Meet Any New Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine wrote a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to urge the agency to adopt attainable New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for coal-fired power plants. In the letter, Kaine noted his support as Governor for the permitting of the Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center, a state-of-the-art coal plant in Southwest Virginia that dramatically reduced mercury and sulfur emissions. Facilities like Virginia City could not be … Continue Reading


July 18, 2013

Kaine Announces Joint Effort With McCain To Reform War Powers Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine delivered remarks on the Senate floor today to announce his efforts with Senator John McCain (R-AZ) to reform the War Powers Resolution in a way that lays out a clear consultative process between Congress and the President on whether and when to engage in military action. Senators Kaine and McCain released a joint statement committing to work with their colleagues to codify such a process: "As we mark the 40th anniversary of the 1973 War Powers … Continue Reading


July 17, 2013

Kaine Statement On Samantha Power Confirmation Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, participated today in the confirmation hearing of Samantha Power, President Obama's nominee to be U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. During the hearing, Kaine applauded Power's significant experience and expertise, and discussed her strong commitment to Israel. Following the hearing, Kaine endorsed Power's nomination and stated he'd advocate for her swift confirmation. "I strongly support … Continue Reading


July 16, 2013

Kaine Statement On Senate Compromise To Avoid Nuclear Option, Confirm Executive Appointments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today following the announcement of a compromise to allow confirmation votes for seven of President Barack Obama's nominees: "Yesterday, the entire Senate body came together and did something we rarely do - listen to each other for three and a half hours. As a result, we were able to find an acceptable compromise on pending executive nominations. I'm happy we've been able to find similar compromise on a number of … Continue Reading


July 11, 2013

Kaine Joins 38 Senators Urging Swift Implementation of Supreme Court DOMA Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined 38 other senators today in sending a letter to President Obama calling on his administration to "swiftly and comprehensively" implement the Supreme Court's decision overturning the Defense of Marriage Act. The senators wrote: "We understand that your Administration is evaluating the vast number of statutes and regulations impacted, and that many laws provide Federal agencies with great discretion to provide relief to legally-married, same-sex … Continue Reading


July 11, 2013

Gillibrand, Kaine Urge Defense Secretary Hagel To Allow Sikh Soldiers Who Wear Beards, Turbans To Serve In The Military

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) urged U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to remove an Army policy that currently bars Sikh Americans from serving in the military if they choose to wear beards and turbans as part of their faith. The request comes after a recent news report that several members of the Sikh community have won exceptions from the military, but many others have failed and face an uphill battle. The Defense Department's decades-old rule, … Continue Reading


July 10, 2013

Kaine "Extremely Disappointed" In Filibuster To Block Student Loan Fix

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement following the vote to advance a proposal to keep subsidized Stafford student loan rates at 3.4%: "I am extremely disappointed the proposal to keep subsidized Stafford student loan rates at 3.4% was stopped by a filibuster. I have long supported measures, including the Student Loan Affordability Act, that would have prevented the doubling of these rates. "More than 179,000 students in Virginia rely on these loans and … Continue Reading


July 10, 2013

Sens. Warner & Kaine Introduce Virginian Patricia Millett At Judicial Confirmation Hearing

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today introduced Alexandria resident Patricia Millett at a confirmation hearing in support of her nomination to the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals. In their remarks, both Senators noted Millett's extensive legal experience and public and community service. "I recommend the confirmation of Patricia Millett without reservation, and it is a pleasure to speak on behalf of a Virginian with such extensive legal … Continue Reading


July 10, 2013

Advisory: Kaine To Hold First Twitter & Facebook Town Hall

ADVISORY: KAINE TO HOLD FIRST TWITTER & FACEBOOK TOWN HALL WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Wednesday, July 17, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will hold his first Twitter & Facebook town hall to answer questions about his first six months in the Senate and get feedback on issues that matter to Virginians, including the economy and job growth, immigration reform, measures to reduce gun violence and support for veterans. Questions can be submitted now on Twitter and Facebook using #AskTim. Wednesday, … Continue Reading


July 08, 2013

Kaine Discusses First CODEL Including Visits With Troops In Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, today discussed his first overseas congressional delegation visit to Afghanistan, Jordan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Germany. During the July Fourth work week, he joined Senators Cornyn (R-TX), Cochran (R-MS), Sessions (R-AL), Boozman (R-AR), and Fischer (R-NE), to meet servicemembers in each country and discuss developing situations in Syria, Egypt and Iran, and … Continue Reading


June 28, 2013

Virginia Congressional Delegation Expresses Support of Hire Vets Virginia Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Members of Virginia's Congressional Delegation today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Labor Acting Secretary Seth D. Harris expressing unified support for a proposal to obtain a federal grant to support the Hire Vets Virginia initiative. All thirteen members of the Virginia Congressional Delegation signed the letter expressing interest in the proposal submitted for the National Emergency Grant on behalf of the Commonwealth. The letter reads, in part: "Virginians are … Continue Reading


June 28, 2013

Kaine Tours Small Businesses In Herndon With Community Leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Herndon Mayor Lisa Merkel, town officials and local business owners today for a tour of Herndon small businesses. During the tour, Kaine discussed steps he has taken - including his support for the Marketplace Fairness Act and his work to pass a Senate budget - to provide greater certainty and a level playing field for small businesses throughout the Commonwealth. Today's tour included stops at the Green Lizard Cycling, ArtSpace Herndon, … Continue Reading


June 27, 2013

Kaine Statement On Final Passage Of Commonsense Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today after final Senate passage of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act by a vote of 68 to 32. Kaine has discussed the need for immigration reform at events across Virginia, including in Roanoke, Leesburg, and Reston, and in remarks he delivered in Spanish on the Senate floor: "Today the Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform legislation with significant bipartisan … Continue Reading


June 27, 2013

Kaine Joins 40 Senators to Repeal Defense of Marriage Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Windsor, Senator Kaine joined 40 other senators to introduce the Respect for Marriage Act. The bill would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and provide equal treatment of all married couples. Feinstein, Nadler Reintroduce Legislation to Repeal DOMA Respect for Marriage Act Repeals Discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act Washington-Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary … Continue Reading


June 26, 2013

Kaine Statement On Supreme Court Decisions Supporting Marriage Equality

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine today released the following statement following the outcomes of Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor at the U.S. Supreme Court: "Today's Supreme Court decisions are an enormous victory for thousands of committed couples and their families across the country and a major step toward marriage equality. In ruling the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, the Court has affirmed the principle that every legally married couple has the … Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104
Showing page   of 104