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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $1,941,340 in federal funding to promote increased safety for Virginia drivers and motorists. “Last year, we saw nearly 5,000 crashes and 100 fatalities involving commercial motor vehicles on Virginia’s roads. We are pleased to know that these federal dollars will go towards promoting greater safety on roadways and helping prevent future tragedies,” said the Senators. The fun...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee, cosponsored legislation led by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) that would help protect health care and social services employees from workplace violence following increased violent incidents against them. “Our nation’s health care and social service workers make tremendous sacrifices, and we should do everything we can to ensure they have a safe working envir...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) announced $46.256 million in federal funding for the Virginia Department of Health Office of Drinking Water. The funding will go towards the replacement of lead service lines throughout Virginia in order to protect public health by reducing the amount of lead in Virginia’s drinking water. “As we have seen with the situation in Jackson, Mississippi, maintaining our water infrastructure is c...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II: “Queen Elizabeth II was beloved by millions, and I mourn with the people of the United Kingdom today. Her Majesty visited Virginia in 2007 while I was Governor, two weeks after the Virginia Tech shooting, and she grieved with us then, giving us a moment to unite around during an incredibly difficult time. Her kindness and grace will be missed in the United Kingdom, ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-VA) celebrated $52.9 million in funding from the federal government for the Petersburg/Richmond region to support job creation and increase American independence from foreign drug manufacturers. This funding was recently awarded through the Economic Development Administration and funded by the American Rescue Plan, which was supported...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, the Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) teamed up with Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to unveil a resolution supporting democratic institutions in Brazil. The introduction comes on the Independence Day of Brazil and amid efforts by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to preemptively reject Br...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, who serves as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee focused on democracy and human rights, issued the following statement after the United Nations released a report confirming that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has committed “serious human rights violations” against Uyghur Muslims in China: “I’m horrified by the UN Human Rights Office’s long overdue report on the plight of Uyghurs in Xinjian...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that $29,856 in federal funding will be awarded to three credit unions in Virginia. The funding, classified as Digital Service and Cybersecurity grants, will go towards strengthening the credit unions’ cybersecurity systems, acquiring technology that allows employees to work remotely, or implementing digital services for members like mobile or online banking. The grants, awarded through the National Cre...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $13,240,212 in federal funding for Virginia airports to make infrastructure improvements, including extending runways, rehabilitating aprons, and improving taxiway lighting.  “Our airports are essential to both our local economies and to helping Virginians get where they need to go,” said the senators. “We are pleased to see the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law continue to...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after President Biden announced his decision to provide targeted student loan forgiveness to millions of Americans. His plan would cancel up to $20,000 of student loan debt for Pell Grant borrowers and $10,000 of student loan debt for non-Pell Grant borrowers—a move Kaine has called for previously: “Getting the education you need to achieve your dreams or provide for your family shouldn’t be...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Chair of the Senate HELP Committee, Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), alongside U.S. Representatives John Sarbanes (D-Md.-03), Joe Courtney (D-Conn.-02), Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.-05), and Kathy Manning (D-N.C.-06), today led 110 colleagues in urging U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to extend the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) waiver deadline until at least July 1, 202...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) applauded $1,943,222 in federal funding for the construction of an innovation hub in Farmville, Virginia. The funding will support the Longwood University Real Estate Foundation’s efforts to construct a facility that will serve as a business development and community training center with coworking spaces, business consulting, and educational training rooms. “This innovation hub will be a game-changer ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) released the following statement after President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law: “We’re proud that this law will lower the price of prescription drugs, reduce the deficit, bring down energy bills and fight climate change. We’re also glad that it will help ensure that miners suffering from black lung and their families get the care and benefits they deserve. We will continue to look f...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined a bipartisan group of House and Senate members in a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig reiterating concerns regarding persistent customer services issues within the agency, and urging the IRS to eliminate the ongoing processing delays, improve customer service, extend the suspension of automated notices and collections, and continue making maximum use of overtime and surge t...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the bipartisan senators from Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee sent a letter to Dr. Rahul Gupta, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), pressing for additional assistance to combat drug-trafficking in the Appalachian region. “In Appalachia, law enforcement struggles to stem the tide of substance abuse,” wrote U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and S...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine and Representatives Jennifer Wexton, Don Beyer, and Gerry Connolly (all D-VA) issued the following statement on the release of U.S. citizen and Virginia resident Asim Ghafoor from detention in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where he had been since July 14, 2022. "Thanks to the courageous work of many, Asim Ghafoor is now home with his family.   “Since he was arrested on July 14, we have been outspoken advocates ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $2,124,300 in emergency rural health care funding to bolster federal support in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will be provided to the Ledwith-Lewis Free Clinic in Tappahannock, Page Memorial Hospital in Luray, Tazewell Community Hospital in Tazewell, and Wellmont Health System in Big Stone Gap. This funding was awarded through the Community Facilities Emergency Rural Health Care program at the U....Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $11,549,192 in federal funding for two Virginia transit systems. The funding was awarded through the Department of Transportation’s Fiscal Year 2022 Low or Now Emission Vehicle Program that helps state and local governments purchase or lease zero-emission and low-emission transit buses as well as acquire and construct support facilities, and was made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and J...Continue Reading

  • Video of Kaine discussing the anniversary on CNN today is available here WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the anniversary of the violent white supremacist attack in Charlottesville, which resulted in the deaths of Charlottesville native Heather Heyer and Virginia State Troopers Berke Bates and Jay Cullen in 2017: “The attack in Charlottesville five years ago was a heartbreaking tragedy and a reminder that we have much more work ahea...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine highlighted some of the ways in which the Inflation Reduction Act will benefit Virginians.  “Virginians have a lot to benefit from the Inflation Reduction Act. This historic legislation will help lower Virginians’ prescription drug and energy costs, help them access health care, and tackle climate change, which has had a devastating toll on communities all across the Commonwealth,” said the senators...Continue Reading