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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $17.5 million in federal funding for restoration and resiliency projects that benefit coastal communities and tribes across the Commonwealth. The funding was awarded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Transformational Habitat Restoration and Coastal Resilience grant program and made possible by the bipartisan infrastructure law and Inflation Reduction Act, which Sens. War...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded $1,552,459 in investments by the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission (SCRC) in Brunswick and Campbell Counties, Richmond, and Emporia to fund affordable housing, support small and midsize farms, improve infrastructure, and create jobs. The funding is the first ever awarded under the SCRC’s State Economic and Infrastructure Development (SEID) grant program, which is partly funded by the Bipartisan Infras...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, alongside U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and 16 of their Senate colleagues, introduced the No Tax Breaks for Drug Ads Act, legislation that would prohibit pharmaceutical drug manufacturers from claiming tax deductions for expenses on advertising directly to consumers. Under current law, drug manufacturers are allowed to deduct the cost of advertising expenses from ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, (both D-VA) announced $17,136,632 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Labor will be coming to Virginia to support workforce development, expand Registered Apprenticeship programming, and benefit public-private partnerships across a range of industries, including K-12 education, clean energy, transportation, and advanced manufacturing. “Cr...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $1,574,898 in federal funding for Seven Hills Food Company in Lynchburg to expand processing, address capacity limitations, add new value-added products to the plant, and support the addition of a farmer liaison to coordinate expanded production. The funding is possible thanks to the American Rescue Plan, which both senators voted for and passed in the Senate by one vote. “By investing in local farmers and...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers in urging the Department of Defense (DOD) to address concerns about unsafe conditions in privatized military housing. The letter follows a recent investigation that found many military families living in private housing, both on and off-base, are still being forced to live in unsafe and unsanitary conditions, including housing with toxic mold...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded an announcement from the Department of Energy that Mack and Volvo Trucks will be awarded over $208 million in federal funding through the Domestic Manufacturing Conversion Grant Program. The funding was made possible by the Inflation Reduction Act, which the senators voted to pass. The funding will upgrade operations, sustain 7,900 union jobs, and create 295 new jobs in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) applauded a bipartisan Senate proposal to ban members of Congress, their spouses, and their dependents from buying or selling stocks. The proposal is based on the Ending Trading and Holdings in Congressional Stocks (ETHICS) Act, legislation Kaine cosponsored which would prohibit members of Congress, their spouses, and dependent children from owning or trading securities, commodities, or futures. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and Rob Wittman (R-VA-01) met with U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to receive a status update on the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) ongoing work to improve service in Virginia while implementing new efficiency reforms. A representative from U.S. Representative Jennifer McClellan’s (D-VA-04) office attended the meeting as well. “Today, we met with Postmaster DeJ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked passage of a bill to express support for protecting access to reproductive health care following the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which struck down abortion protections: “It’s been two years since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and it’s more ur...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $50,591,220 in federal funding for Fairfax County to purchase new low-emission diesel-electric hybrid buses under the county’s fleet replacement plan. The funding, made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will enable the Fairfax transit agency to buy and lease U.S.-built low- or no-emission vehicles, make facility and station upgrades, and buy support equipment for low- and no-emission buses. “R...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and U.S. Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA-03) applauded the announcement that LS GreenLink is investing $681 million in Chesapeake to build a state-of-the-art facility to manufacture high-voltage subsea cables used for offshore wind farms. LS GreenLink is building the facility thanks to $100 million in tax credits that were made possible by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which incentivizes clean energy investmen...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, (both D-VA) announced $1,935,757 in Public Health funding from AmeriCorps — the federal agency for national service and volunteerism — and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This funding for Virginia will go towards building the capacity of the public health workforce and bolstering efforts relating to mental health, chronic disease prevention...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. United States holding that a President is absolutely immune from criminal prosecution for exercise of “core constitutional powers,” presumptively immune from prosecution for other official acts, and not immune from prosecution for unofficial conduct. “The principle that nobody is above the law has been at the core of our constitutional system of government sin...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), joined Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and 10 of his colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Secretary Lloyd Austin urging the DOD to implement policies to expand access to contraception for servicemembers. In the letter, the senators call on DOD to comply with the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by revising the form used for periodic healt...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Moyle v. United States, which dismissed the case, allowing Idaho doctors to perform some emergency abortions while the case is pending in the lower courts but leaving doctors and patients nationwide in limbo about the scope of their access to emergency abortion care: “This decision only temporarily protects access to some emergency abortions in Idaho. It doesn’t negate...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Representatives John Sarbanes (D-MD-03), Bobby Scott (D-VA-03), Rob Wittman (R-VA-01) and Andy Harris (R-MD-01) in sending a letter to the Principals’ Staff Committee of the Chesapeake Executive Council emphasizing the need for continued commitment to the goals of the 2014 Chesapeake Watershed Agreement, a landmark accord that established goals and outcomes for the restoration of the Bay, its tributaries and th...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $7,976,508 in federal funding to support infrastructure improvements in the City of Suffolk, Franklin and Bedford Counties, and the Town of Rocky Mount. The funding was awarded through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) grant program, which received historic levels of support from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that the senators helped pass. “After many years...Continue Reading

  • VIDEO OF KAINE AVAILABLE HERE WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement on the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey: “The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has opened the floodgates to draconian restrictions on reproductive freedom. In ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Rahimi, which upheld a federal law barring individuals under a domestic violence restraining order (DVRO) from possessing firearms: “I'm glad that the Supreme Court has upheld this critical law protecting domestic violence survivors. It's important to ensure that abusers don't have access to firearms, which is why I'm a cosponsor of several bills to s...Continue Reading