Press Releases

May 27, 2013

Kaine Attends Memorial Day Events to Honor Fallen Heroes

RICHMOND, VA - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined Virginians this weekend at Memorial Day events to pay tribute to the men and women in uniform who have given their lives in service to our country. In Richmond on Friday, Kaine joined veterans and community members at the annual Hunter Holmes McGuire Medical Center Memorial Day program and spoke to the sacrifices made by members of the military throughout our nation's history. "We will never … Continue Reading


May 23, 2013

Bipartisan Virginia Delegation Calls for Long Overdue Federal Recognition for Virginia Indian Tribes

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Tim Kaine joined Senator Mark R. Warner, Congressmen Rob Wittman (R-01), Bobby Scott (D-03), Gerry Connolly (D-11), Congressman Jim Moran (D-08) and members of Virginia tribes to announce legislation to grant federal recognition to six Virginia Native American tribes. The bill, the "Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Act" was introduced by Moran and Kaine in the House and Senate, respectively. The legislation would grant federal recognition to the … Continue Reading


May 22, 2013

Kaine & Warner Submit Legislation To Expand Offshore Energy Leases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner today cosponsored the introduction of The Virginia Outer Continental Shelf Energy Production Act of 2013. The legislation would expand American offshore energy production with a revised five-year leasing plan, and provide revenue sharing. The bill would provide an alternative to the Administration's proposed 2012-2017 offshore oil and gas leasing plan, which excludes Virginia. It is similar to House legislation recently proposed by … Continue Reading


May 22, 2013

Kaine Chairs First Subcommittee Hearing, Discusses Importance of International Development to U.S. Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the International Development and Foreign Assistance Subcommittee, chaired his first subcommittee hearing today on international development and the importance of private sector investments and public-private partnerships. Kaine referenced his recent introduction of Secretary Kerry at his first address as Secretary of State at the University of Virginia, noting the compelling case Kerry made … Continue Reading


May 22, 2013

Sens. Warner & Kaine Submit Legislation to Expand Offshore Energy Leases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today cosponsored the introduction of The Virginia Outer Continental Shelf Energy Production Act of 2013. The legislation would expand American offshore energy production with a revised five-year leasing plan, and provide revenue sharing. The bill would provide an alternative to the Administration's proposed 2012-2017 offshore oil and gas leasing plan, which excludes Virginia. It is similar to House legislation recently … Continue Reading


May 21, 2013

Kaine Amendment Included in Syria Assistance Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, debated and voted for the Syria Transition Support Act of 2013 (S. 960), a bipartisan bill introduced by the Committee Chairman Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), and Ranking Member Senator Bob Corker (R-TN). The legislation allows U.S. military assistance to vetted Syrian rebels, authorizes the imposition of new sanctions on sellers of arms and oil to the Assad regime, and creates a $250 million … Continue Reading


May 21, 2013

Sen. Kaine and Rep. Duckworth Discuss Next Steps for Troop Talent Act in Alexandria

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-IL 8) hosted a discussion with nearly 80 veterans, business leaders and support organizations today at American Legion Post 24 in Alexandria on Kaine's first bill, the Troop Talent Act, and next steps for the bipartisan legislation. "None of us can feel good if we hear the unemployment stats that our veterans are facing in a tough economy. As we draw down out of Afghanistan and as more transition from … Continue Reading


May 17, 2013

Kaine Launches New Senate Website

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine launched his permanent Senate website today. Through the site, Virginians can contact Kaine to voice their opinions on legislation, access a number of constituent services and seek assistance as they resolve issues with federal agencies. "This easy-to-use website will allow Virginians to share opinions with me and let my office know how we can help," said Kaine. "I hope constituents will also use the site to learn more about my travels through the … Continue Reading


May 15, 2013

Warner And Kaine Applaud Confirmation Of Marilyn Tavenner

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine today applauded the confirmation of Marilyn Tavenner of Virginia as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) by a vote of 91 to 7. Tavenner is the first Senate-confirmed CMS Administrator since 2006. CMS oversees Medicare and Medicaid and is charged with health care services for millions of Americans. Tavenner, who has served as CMS Acting Administrator since late 2011, was a nurse for nearly 20 … Continue Reading


May 15, 2013

Sens. Warner & Kaine Successfully Boost VA. Projects In Water Resources Development Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) successfully amended The Water Resources Development Act, which passed the Senate today by a vote of 83-14, to resolve issues specific to three important Virginia water projects. One amendment facilitates additional progress on the Virginia Port Authority's multi-year efforts to develop a marine terminal at Craney Island. A second Warner-Kaine amendment provides a technical correction that will promote efforts to restore Four … Continue Reading


May 15, 2013

Kaine Joins Measures To End Military Sexual Assault

Kaine Joins Measures To End Military Sexual Assault WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services Committee, joined two measures today to combat sexual assault in the military in the wake of continuing reports of increased anecdotal and systemic failures to adequately address unwanted sexual contact within the military. "Rising incidents of sexual assault are unacceptable and require immediate and systemic change in our Armed Forces. Women and men who serve in our … Continue Reading


May 14, 2013

Kaine: GOP Obstruction To Block Budget Conference Is An Attack On Compromise

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, took to the Senate floor again today to call for an end to Republican obstruction on the budget. In his remarks, Kaine noted the proposed budget would replace the sequester cuts in the next fiscal year which have caused 800,000 furloughs of Department of Defense civilian employees this year, including 90,000 in Virginia. "As we've taken steps to begin a budget conference, again and again individual senators … Continue Reading


May 14, 2013

Kaine Statement On Retirement Of Virginia Tech President Charles Steger

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement in response to Virginia Tech President Charles Steger's retirement announcement: "Virginia Tech has made huge progress under the leadership of Charles Steger. I join Hokies in congratulating him for his long and distinguished service and wish the Board of Visitors well as they search for the next President of this fine … Continue Reading


May 13, 2013

Kaine On IRS Allegations: "No Excuse" For Ideological Discrimination

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement in response to recent reports the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeted organizations based on ideology: "I am very concerned about allegations the IRS targeted certain groups seeking tax-exempt status on political grounds, including a Virginia-based organization. There's no excuse for ideological discrimination in our system. The Administration should take swift action to get to the bottom of this to ensure those … Continue Reading


May 10, 2013

FACT SHEET: American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act

Background:America's historic battlefields allow us to experience the epic battles that defined our nation. From the Revolutionary War to the War of 1812 to the Civil War, preserving these American historic treasures helps to educate future generations about our rich cultural history and to commemorate the sacrifices made to secure our freedom. Unfortunately, suburban sprawl and haphazardly-planned development are encroaching on many of these significant battlefields. Only about 20 percent … Continue Reading


May 10, 2013

Kaine Announces Bipartisan Bill To Reauthorize American Battlefield Protection Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) visited Slaughter Pen battlefield today to announce his second bill, the American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act. The bipartisan bill introduced by Kaine and Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) during the sesquicentennial of the Civil War will preserve historical battlegrounds by reauthorizing the Civil War Battlefield Preservation Program (CWBPP) that provides competitive federal grants to match private and non-profit donations. "I am … Continue Reading


May 09, 2013

Kaine Highlights More Than $2.5 Million In New Resources For Virginia Community Health Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine today highlighted more than $2.5 million that's being made available for 24 Virginia community health centers as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Last year, the 24 eligible health centers served 283,906 Virginians. "Community health centers play a critical role in providing quality care to Virginians and are on the front lines of our health care system," said Kaine. "I'm pleased these new resources are being made available to facilities in the … Continue Reading


May 08, 2013

Kaine Criticizes Republican Obstruction Of Budget Process In Floor Speech

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Budget committee, today criticized Republican obstruction of the budget process as they continue to object to appointing conference members. The most recent motion to appoint conferees was made today by Kaine's Budget Committee colleague, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA). During Kaine's speech on the floor, he noted that while there are signs of economic recovery, a budget deal between both houses is necessary for growth. "On … Continue Reading


May 07, 2013

Kaine: “Stakes Are Enormously High” For Air Force To Address Sexual Assault

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services Committee, pressed top United States Air Force officials in a hearing today on the issue of sexual assault in the military including the arrest of Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, chief of the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response branch, on charges of sexual battery in Arlington, Virginia. In his questioning, Kaine expressed his concern over the signal these news accounts send to current and future … Continue Reading


May 06, 2013

Kaine Statement On Passage Of Marketplace Fairness Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act by a vote of 69 to 27. Last week, Kaine discussed the Marketplace Fairness Act across Virginia including in Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, Falls Church and Leesburg: "Merchants across our Commonwealth play by the rules and collect sales tax but big internet retailers have been shielded from that same responsibility. I am pleased we took a bipartisan step today to … Continue Reading

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