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  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Virginia health centers will receive $28,545,390 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to better serve vulnerable communities that have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Health centers are vital to the communities they serve, and too often they are lacking the resources they need to provide the care Virginians need. These challenges have been exa...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine cosponsored the Postal Service Reform Act to set the United States Postal Service on a more sustainable financial footing and support the goal of providing long-term reliable service across the Commonwealth and our country. This bipartisan bill strengthens transparency and accountability for Postal Service performance, eliminates unnecessary financial burdens, and helps ensure the Postal Service can better serve the American people. The legisl...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mitt Romney (R-UT), both members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, sent a letter to Dr. Janet Woodcock, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), expressing concern over the FDA’s delay in issuing a decision on whether companies with the largest shares of the e-cigarette market can keep selling their products. In their letter, the Senators also call on the FDA t...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – As another debt ceiling showdown approaches, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) today introduced legislation aimed at ending Congress’ abuse of the debt ceiling as a political hostage. The Protect our Citizens from Reckless Extortion of our Debt and Irresponsible Tactics (Protect our CREDIT) Act of 2021 would change how the debt ceiling is raised, enabling the executive branch to initiate a process to raise the debt ceiling s...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) issued the following statement after the Judiciary Committee approved President Biden’s nominations of Virginia Solicitor General Toby J. Heytens for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and Patricia Tolliver Giles and U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael S. Nachmanoff for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division: “We are pleased that the Senate Judiciary Committee vo...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), sent a letter to Senate leadership and Senate Appropriations Committee leadership, urging them to fully compensate Virginia hospitals, localities, and other health stakeholders for helping provide medical care to Afghan evacuees who have recently a...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined by Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Ranking Member and Chairman of the SFRC Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, and Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) in introducing a bipartisan Senate resolution expressing Congress’s alarm over the growing humanitarian needs of women and children inside Venezuela and tho...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and Jon Ossoff (D-GA), members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, along with Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) today introduced the Low-Income First Time Homebuyers (LIFT) Act to establish a new program to help first-time, first-generation homebuyers – predominately Americans of color – build wealth much more rapidly.  By offering new homeowners a 20-year mor...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today announced $9,595,563 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to help fund projects at two airports in the Commonwealth. The funding does not require the standard 10 percent local match, thanks to the American Rescue Plan supported by Sens. Warner and Kaine. “Investment in our Commonwealth’s infrastructure makes life easier for every Virginian. We are excit...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $4,098,261.60 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help Virginians continue to access affordable housing across the Commonwealth.    “These federal dollars will help Virginians access safe and affordable housing as our Commonwealth continues to build back better,” the Senators said. “We are glad to see this funding go toward helpin...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement regarding the Senate Parliamentarian’s decision on the proposal to provide a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients, TPS holders, and immigrant essential workers in budget reconciliation: “I’m saddened by this decision, but I remain deeply committed to protecting immigrants who call America home, including over 20,000 TPS holders and 9,00...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine joined Senator Chris Van Hollen and 8 of their National Capital Region colleagues in urging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to alleviate flight path noise for their constituents. The members’ letter, sent to FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson, presses the FAA to consider new community recommendations to reduce flight noise as a result of the NextGen flight program. The letter was signed by Senators Benjamin...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded $2,549,875 in federal funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for communities in Southwest Virginia. The funding, awarded through ARC’s POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative, will go toward three projects in the region to help spur economic diversification. “We’re proud to see these federal dollars help fund vital economic diver...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), cosponsored a bipartisan bill to award a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 American servicemembers who lost their lives during the terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26th . The bicameral ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), along with Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA-02), sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today requesting that she direct the National Park Service to accept a 40-acre donation of land that would enhance and protect the Fort Monroe National Monument. “Despite Fort Monroe’s significance to American history and exceptional recreational value, the monument, as it exists today, includes a very small number...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tim Kaine cosponsored the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act to address the needs of the offshore wind industry and train new and incumbent workers through a new grant program. The legislation directs the Department of Energy to first identify the offshore wind industry’s needs by engaging with stakeholders, including labor, institutions of higher education, industry, ports, and state and local governments. Based on this initial industry workforce ...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine spoke on the Senate floor calling for the passage of the Freedom to Vote Act. This legislation, introduced by Kaine and his colleagues this week, would protect the right to vote and strengthen our democracy, ensuring that eligible voters get access to the ballot regardless of where they live. In his speech, Kaine spoke about the attempt during the January 6 insurrection to disenfranchise voters and the need to pass this legislation to e...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, announced $1,769,200 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health services across the Commonwealth. The funding will go toward the improvement and expansion of treatment programs designed to address substance use disorders. “We̵...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) sent a letter to Biden Administration officials pushing for increased communication and coordination with Virginia localities and institutions supporting Operation Allies Welcome (OAW), which seeks to resettle vulnerable Afghans, including those who worked on behalf of the United States. Sens. Warner and Kaine are calling for clearer and more direct lines of communication between the federal government and Virginia localities...Continue Reading

  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and colleagues to introduce the Freedom to Vote Act, legislation to improve access to the ballot for Americans, advance commonsense election integrity reforms, and protect our democracy from relentless attacks. The bill reflects feedback from state and local election officials the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration has heard throughout the year to ensure that the people responsible for implemen...Continue Reading