September 20, 2017

Kaine Joins Bipartisan HBCU Caucus

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week (HBCU), U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined the bipartisan and bicameral HBCU Caucus. The caucus, co-chaired by Representatives Alma Adams (D-NC) and Bradley Byrne (R-AL), serves to support and promote historically black colleges and universities and create a national dialogue around the important and unique issues that HBCUs face.

“I am thrilled to join the HBCU caucus where I can continue to support the historically black colleges and universities that have played a vital role in our higher education system for more than a hundred years,” Kaine said. “In Virginia, HBCUs like Hampton, Norfolk State, VSU, Virginia Union, and Virginia University of Lynchburg have set our students up for professional success year after year. As a member of this caucus, I will work with my colleagues to make sure HBCUs have the resources and support they need for continued success.”

In the past, Kaine has supported increasing federal funding for HBCUs including funding for investments in academic programs, student services, infrastructure and technology, as well as prioritizing instructional programs in STEM.