Press Releases

March 27, 2015

Kaine Statement On Passage Of Senate Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement after voting against the Fiscal Year 2016 Senate Budget Resolution, which passed 52-46: "I am pleased the Senate - in a bipartisan vote - passed an amendment I introduced to pave the way to replace both defense and non-defense sequester cuts with a balanced package of cuts in spending and tax expenditures. However, I was not able to support a budget that so negatively … Continue Reading

March 27, 2015

Kaine Statement On Minority Leader Harry Reid

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision not to run for re-election: "Senator Reid is one of the toughest fighters and kindest souls I know, always putting the people of Nevada and the well-being of our nation first. His guidance and support since I took office in 2013 has been invaluable and I will always be grateful for his … Continue Reading

March 26, 2015

Kaine Statement On Yemen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement today on the situation in Yemen: "I am deeply concerned by the deteriorating security situation in Yemen and the Houthi attacks on the democratically elected Government of Yemen. Allowing Yemen to spiral into civil or regional proxy war would not only provide an attractive opening for terrorist groups such as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and … Continue Reading

March 24, 2015

Kaine Statement On Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the President's announcement that he will slow the drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan: "Over the past 14 years, the United States has made a significant investment in Afghanistan - including 2,215 American lives lost - that has helped achieve meaningful progress. I support President Obama's effort to maintain this progress by recalibrating … Continue Reading

March 24, 2015

Kaine Meets With Vice Chief Of Naval Operations To Discuss USS Mahan Investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after meeting yesterday with Admiral Michelle Howard, the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, to discuss the state of readiness in the U.S. Navy. They also spoke about the findings of a recently released report on the USS Mahan (DDG-72) shooting last year. "I had a very meaningful discussion with Admiral Howard to talk about a number of matters impacting readiness across the Navy … Continue Reading

March 24, 2015

Warner, Kaine Statement On VA Decision To Revise 40-Mile Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement on the announcement by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that it will revise the 40-mile eligibility rule for the Veterans Choice program by measuring driving distance between a veteran's home and the nearest VA medical center, instead of the current "as the crow flies" definition. Last month, Warner and Kaine joined 40 of their colleagues to urge Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert … Continue Reading

March 23, 2015

Warner, Kaine Call For Crude-By-Rail Safety Investments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine along with 19 other Senators sent a letter calling on the Senate Appropriations Committee to support robust investment for a Safe Transportation of Energy Products program to address increasing safety concerns related to the transportation of Bakken crude and other energy products. One week after an April 30, 2014 oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Warner and Kaine urged USDOT to issue regulations requiring the strongest … Continue Reading

March 20, 2015

Kaine Effort Results In Road Signs To Danville On Route 29 Near Greensboro

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced today that his office successfully helped convince the city of Greensboro, N.C. to erect signs to Danville on Route 29 North. Following Kaine's address to the Danville Economic Development Summit in January 2014, Karl Stauber of the Danville Regional Foundation voiced concern over the absence of signs to Danville on Route 29 in North Carolina, and suggested that displaying signs could help attract tourism and economic activity to the city. … Continue Reading

March 19, 2015

Kaine Statement On Passage Of Budget Out Of Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement after voting against the Fiscal Year 2016 Senate Budget Resolution in committee, which passed 12-10: "I applaud Chairman Enzi and Ranking Member Sanders for their commitment to doing this budget on time, as well as the inclusion of a number of amendments I introduced, cosponsored, and supported, but believe this budget would need a major overhaul in order to be … Continue Reading

March 18, 2015

Kaine, Warner Applaud Committee Passage Of Bill To Grant Federal Recognition Of Virginia Indian Tribes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2015, a bill reintroduced in February by U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, cleared its first procedural hurdle with passage out of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. The legislation would grant federal recognition of six Virginia tribes: the Chickahominy, the Eastern Chickahominy, the Upper Mattaponi, the Rappahannock, the Monacan and the Nansemond. These tribes have received … Continue Reading

March 17, 2015

Warner, Kaine Praise Interim Relief For Virginia Seafood Industry

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine praised the Departments of Labor (DOL) and Homeland Security (DHS) for providing interim relief to Virginia businesses that rely on seasonal workers, including the seafood industry, but underscored that many details must still be worked out. Last night, DOL filed an uncontested motion to stay a March 4th U.S. District Court ruling that had caused the immediate suspension of application processing, allowing H-2B visa processing to … Continue Reading

March 16, 2015

Warner, Kaine Fight For Virginia Seafood Industry

WASHINGTON - Today U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) and 11 bipartisan Senators in calling on Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to coordinate and immediately resume accepting and processing H-2B visa applications. Seasonal workers returning to the United States under H-2B visas are critical to ensuring Virginia's seafood businesses have the labor force they need during peak harvest season. The … Continue Reading

March 13, 2015

Kaine Statement On The Passing Of Meyera Oberndorf

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the passing of former Virginia Beach Mayor Meyera Oberndorf: "I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Meyera Oberndorf. Meyera and I served as Virginia mayors at the same time, and she was exceptional in so many ways. In addition to being the longest-serving mayor of Virginia Beach, she was the first woman to hold that office and was beloved by the entire Virginia Beach community. Because of these … Continue Reading

March 12, 2015

Kaine Focuses On Student Loan Debt At Aging Committee Hearing, Introduces Bill To Help Struggling Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Aging Committee, highlighted how burdensome student loan debt can hinder young people's savings and retirement plans. "I have three kids-25, 22 and 19-so I'm interested in this age group and savings," said Kaine at an Aging Committee Hearing before asking witnesses how student loan debt is impacting young people's saving habits. "I think student loan debt is a very big problem for young adults," said Alicia Munnell, … Continue Reading

March 12, 2015

Kaine Urges Senate Colleagues To Confirm Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine urged his colleagues to confirm Attorney General nominee Loretta E. Lynch. Lynch was nominated by President Obama 124 days ago and her nomination was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in February. "Ms. Lynch is a no-nonsense, hardworking prosecutor, known for her aplomb, her demeanor, her intelligence and her ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders," said Kaine. "I am absolutely confident that … Continue Reading

March 12, 2015

Kaine, Boxer, Gillibrand Introduce Legislation To Provide An Independent Advocate For Survivors Of Sexual Assault On Every Campus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, Barbara Boxer and Kirsten Gillibrand introduced the Survivor Outreach and Support on Campus Act (S.O.S. Campus Act), legislation that would require colleges and universities to ensure that an independent advocate is available to support survivors of sexual assault on every campus. Congresswoman Susan Davis will introduce the House version of the bill next week when the House is back in session. "Our responsibility is twofold - to embrace … Continue Reading

March 11, 2015

Kaine, Markey, Ayotte Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Help Prevent Heroin And Prescription Drug Overdoses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced the Opioid Overdose Reduction Act to protect first responders, health professionals and family members who are educated in administering an opioid overdose prevention drug, such as naloxone (also known as Narcan) in an emergency situation of overdose. Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) plans to introduce companion legislation in the House of Representatives in the coming weeks. "Opioid … Continue Reading

March 11, 2015

In AUMF Hearing, Kaine Renews Call For Swift, Bipartisan Congressional Action & Presses For Clarity On Ground Troops

WASHINGTON, D.C. - During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine questioned Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey on the proposed Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIL, announced by President Obama last month. For more than eight months, Kaine has been a leading voice calling for Congress to debate and vote on a new authorization against the … Continue Reading

March 11, 2015

Warner, Kaine Introduce Legislation To Authorize Expanded Petersburg National Battlefield

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) introduced legislation that would protect some of the most endangered Civil War battlefields in the country by authorizing the National Park Service to acquire more than 7,000 acres to add to Petersburg National Battlefield. "The Petersburg National Battlefield bore witness to the longest sustained siege in our nation's military history," said Sen. Warner. "I am pleased to introduce this legislation with Senator Kaine to … Continue Reading

March 10, 2015

Kaine Introduces Bill To Help Underserved Students Become College & Career Ready

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Tammy Baldwin, co-chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, introduced the Next Generation (NextGen) High Schools Act, a bill to help high schools that enroll traditionally underserved students in the development and implementation of comprehensive, evidenced-based reform. Specifically, the legislation would create a competitive high school redesign program to increase the number and percentage of students who … 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 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132
Showing page   of 132