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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded President Biden’s announcement of new efforts to lower high-speed internet costs for Virginians and all Americans, including commitments from 20 internet providers to either increase speeds or cut prices to no more than $30/month for Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)-eligible households. Warner and Kaine helped create the ACP, which was established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Warner negotiated...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine led his colleagues Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA), and Jon Ossoff (D-GA) in an effort to push for the inclusion of $33 million in the Fiscal Year 2023 budget for the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission (SCRC) to improve economic conditions in communities lacking access to capital and adequate public infrastructure. While the SCRC was created in 2008, it has lacked the funding authorizations from Congress i...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and co-chair of the Senate Military Families Caucus, released the following statement on Military Spouse Appreciation Day: “On Military Spouse Appreciation Day, I want to recognize military spouses’ immeasurable contributions in service to our nation. From prolonged periods away from their loved ones, frequent moves, and challenges finding employment, military spouses make t...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), released the following statement on Boeing’s decision to move its headquarters from Chicago to Arlington: “Boeing’s decision to move its headquarters to Virginia is a testament to our skilled workforce and strong national security community. I’m excited to see Boeing recognize the immense opportunities Virginia has to offer. I’ve long been an advocate of B...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement regarding the death of one million Americans with COVID: “Most have us have either lost a loved one, or know someone who has lost a loved one, to this pandemic. Any death too soon is a tragedy, and there is something especially cruel about a virus that has robbed countless families of the rituals we often need to say goodbye, like visiting in person or attending a funeral. My heart goes out to the griev...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senators Sherrod Brown and Amy Klobuchar, as well as his Senate colleagues, in sending a letter to the Architect of the Capitol, Compass Group, and Restaurant Associates, urging them to work together to ensure the Senate cafeteria workers receive fair wages and benefits that reflect their substantial contributions to our Capitol community. “Now that the immediate threat of layoffs is behind us, we encourage the Architect of the ...Continue Reading

  • FAIRFAX, VA – Today, members of the Northern Virginia congressional delegation sent GSA Administrator Carnahan a letter in support of relocating the FBI Headquarters to the Springfield location. The letter was signed by Sens. Warner and Kaine and Reps. Connolly, Beyer, and Wexton.  “The Springfield, Virginia site, which the federal government already owns and underutilizes, is the best option for a new consolidated FBI headquarters,” the members wrote.  R...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (D-VA), Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Gerry Connolly, and House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) today wrote to Attorney General Merrick Garland urging that the U.S. Department of Justice reconsider the case of two U.S. Park Police officers who shot and killed Northern Virginian Bijan Ghaisar in 2017. Their reques...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), joined Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and a bipartisan group of his Senate colleagues today in introducing the Ukraine Invasion War Crimes Deterrence and Accountability Act, which would ensure the U.S. is undertaking coordinated efforts to collect and maintain evidence of war crimes and atrocities committed during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “Since Putin’s illegal war in Ukrai...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), joined SFRC Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), and his Senate colleagues in introducing a Senate Resolution to commemorate World Press Freedom Day and to recognize growing threats to press freedom and free expression worldwide. The bipartisan resolution reaffirms the vital role that a free and independent press plays in combatting the growing threat of authori...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine is highlighting small business success stories from across the Commonwealth in honor of National Small Business Week (May 1-7), a week dedicated to supporting small businesses. As the Senate debates additional legislation to support small businesses, Kaine will continue to make the case about why more support for Virginia small businesses is necessary. “Despite facing difficult challenges throughout COVID-19, small businesses have adap...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement applauding President Biden’s nomination of U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Hanes to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District (EDVA): “Judge Hanes has worked in consumer litigation, as a federal public defender, and with AmeriCorps, where she helped create and operate a nonprofit for abused children and crime victims. These experiences demonstrate her commitment to servic...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Too Narrow to Succeed Act, legislation to increase diversity in the asset management sector. The bill would instruct the Department of Labor (DOL) to conduct a survey of best practices for increasing the diversity of the asset management firms that invest American workers’ retirement plan funds. Th...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded House passage of their bipartisan legislation to commemorate historic sites that catalyzed litigation leading to the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The bill, which unanimously passed the Senate earlier this month, now heads to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. The legislation will expand the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in K...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) released the following statement today after a federal judge dismissed all charges against the two U.S. Park Police officers involved in the November 2017 shooting of Bijan Ghaisar:  “Our hearts go out to Bijan Ghaisar’s loved ones, who have spent more than four years searching for closure following the fatal shooting of Bijan by two U.S. Park Police officers. We are deeply disappointed by this dec...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a push by U.S. Senator Tim Kaine and Maggie Hassan, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it is expanding Head Start Program eligibility to help more families in Virginia and across the country access affordable, high-quality early childhood education services. “Head Start is essential to supporting the development, health, and well-being of children from low-income families,” said Senator Kaine. “After urging the Bi...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $2,642,519 in federal funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for the Virginia State Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). This funding will go towards improving call and text response rates at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. “In the last two years of the pandemic, we have seen an increased demand for mental health...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced that his office is launching an initiative to highlight small business success stories from across the Commonwealth during National Small Business Week (May 1-7), a week dedicated to supporting small businesses across the United States. “Amid COVID-19, many small businesses have faced difficult challenges, and Congress responded by providing them with federal support,” said Senator Kaine. “As I’ve traveled ar...Continue Reading

  • Letter Urges HHS to Expand Head Start Programs to Lower-Income Families WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Maggie Hassan and his colleagues in calling on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand eligibility for the Head Start Program to help ensure that more families in Virginia and across the country can access affordable, high-quality child care and preschool services. “We write to ask the Department of Health and Human Services to expand access to afford...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) issued the following statement on the Biden administration’s decision to issue a Temporary Protected Status designation for Cameroon:  “We are pleased to see the Biden administration recognize the humanitarian crisis threatening the people of Cameroon. This TPS designation will ensure that Cameroonians already living in the U.S. are not forced to return to a nation torn by unrelent...Continue Reading