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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded unanimous Senate passage of their Great Dismal Swamp National Heritage Area Act, legislation to direct the Secretary of the Interior to assess the suitability and feasibility of designating the Great Dismal Swamp and its associated sites as a National Heritage Area. The Great Dismal Swamp has served as a home of native people and wildlife for thousands of years. It has also served an important role in African Am...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced that they successfully secured over $200 million in federal funding for Virginia in the newly released text of the government funding bills for Fiscal Year 2023. The bills are expected to be passed by the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives and then signed by President Joe Biden.   “This bill funds critical national priorities, including health care, education, scientific research a...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $842,140 in federal funding to help homeless veterans in Virginia access affordable housing. The funding is awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (VASH), which allows veterans to receive rental assistance through HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and case management and supportive services through the Department ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $25,000,000 in federal funding for the expansion of I-64 in New Kent County. Awarded through the Department of Rural Surface Transportation Grant program (RURAL), this funding will add a third lane to I-64 in each direction, widen shoulders, add rumble strips and wider and flatter clear zones for an approximately 10-mile segment in New Kent County. “This substantial investment for improvements to ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $1,000,000 in federal funding to expand and enhance the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline in Virginia. In July, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline transitioned from a 10-digit number to a three-digit number, 9-8-8. With the switch, crisis call centers, including those in Virginia, have seen an increase in calls.   “The past few years have been hard on everyone. For so many Virginians, COVID has ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) released the statement below after the Senate approved a stopgap funding bill to keep the government running through December 23, giving lawmakers additional time to negotiate and pass a full government spending bill. The resolution, passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, now heads to the President’s desk for signature. “We’re glad to have voted for today’s continuing resolution...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), released the following statement after the Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes various provisions secured and supported by Kaine to benefit Virginia’s defense community, shipbuilding industry, and national security: “I’m proud that this year’s annual defense bill will help ensure our military personnel have...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Susan Collins (R-ME), members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced the Investing in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Act, legislation to support children’s access to mental health care. The pandemic has exacerbated mental health challenges among children. It has been reported that one in five children in Virginia experience mental health conditions. “I’ve co...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $940,732 in federal funding to help Virginians with disabilities access affordable housing. The funding is awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Mainstream Vouchers program, which is similar to other Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) but specifically helps people with disabilities between ages 18-62 access housing. “Every Virginian, including those living with ...Continue Reading

  • Video of Kaine’s remarks is available here WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine delivered a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate in opposition to a proposed amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would exempt the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) from normal permitting processes, eliminate judicial review of key elements of the project, and strip jurisdiction over any future litigation regarding the MVP away from the United States Court of Appeals ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, who serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy, issued the following statement applauding last night’s unanimous Senate passage of legislation Kaine led to recognize and reaffirm the significant contributions of the African diaspora to the growth and prosperity of the U.S. The passage of the bill—which was cosponsored by Warner and U.S. Senators Cory B...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement on President Biden’s signing of the Respect for Marriage Act, legislation which will ensure that same-sex and interracial marriages are recognized by every state: “We’re proud that Congress has passed and the President has signed the Respect for Marriage Act to ensure all Americans have their marriages recognized across the country. We saw this summer in the Dobbs decisio...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine urged Coca-Cola to find a way to restart production of Northern Neck Ginger Ale, a beloved beverage among Virginians that was produced in the Commonwealth from 1926 until July 2020, when production was temporarily ceased due to the pandemic-related aluminum shortage and then discontinued three months later. “Virginians take pride in the businesses that call the Commonwealth home. Even today, Northern Neck Ginger Ale remains beloved acr...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) applauded the U.S. Senate’s unanimous passage of their North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2022. The bipartisan legislation responds to the ongoing human rights crisis occurring under the Kim Jong-un regime by reauthorizing the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004 for an additional five years. The bill now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives for consideration. “The United States must always ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism, joined Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and James Lankford (R-OK) and a bicameral, bipartisan group of their colleagues in urging President Biden to develop a unified national strategy to monitor and combat antisemitism. Amid the recent rise in antisemitism in Virginia and across the country, the letter specifically calls on the Administration to improve interagency coordination a...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to pass the Respect for Marriage Act, legislation that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and extend federal protections for gay and interracial marriages: “We are glad to see the House of Representatives take the important step of passing the Respect for Marriage Act to guarantee that same-sex and interracial marriages are recognized across t...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) released the following statement applauding the Senate Judiciary Committee’s approval of Judge Robert Ballou – President Biden’s nominee for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia: “We are pleased to see our recommended candidate for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Judge Robert Ballou, advance through the Senate Judiciary committee. We proudly ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), released the following statement after legislative text for the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was released by the House Committee on Rules. This year’s NDAA includes various provisions secured and supported by Kaine to benefit Virginia’s defense community and shipbuilding industry. “Every year, I make it a priority to hear directly from Vir...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), applauded SFRC passage of his resolution commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-1933, known as the Holodomor, and underscoring the consequences Russia’s current war of choice on Ukraine is having on global food shortages and food insecurity. “On the 90th anniversary of Holodomor, we commemorate the millions of Ukrainians who lost their lives a...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine led Senator Mark R. Warner and Representatives Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Don Beyer (VA-08), Elaine Luria (VA-02), Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), and Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) in calling for a vote by the full Senate before the end of the 117th Congress to remove the arbitrary time limit for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) after Virginia became the 38th and final state needed to ratify the ERA in 2020. The ERA would finally guarante...Continue Reading