December 18, 2014

Kaine Meets With Eastern Shore Chamber Of Commerce, Visits House-Raising Project In Norfolk

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine continued his three-day tour through Virginia with a visit to Melfa to deliver remarks at the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Issues breakfast. Throughout his remarks, Kaine highlighted the importance of workforce development and economic growth in the region.

Following the Eggs & Issues breakfast, Kaine traveled to Norfolk to receive a briefing on the city’s efforts to plan for sea level rise and visit the site of an ongoing house-raising project in one of the areas of Norfolk most severely impacted by recurrent flooding.

“Hampton Roads has already become a national leader in pulling together local, state, federal and military, university, private sector, even philanthropic organizations to plan what to do on sea level rise, and we need to encourage that kind of regional planning,” Kaine said. “Hampton Roads is really at the front end of that. There are a number of ways I feel the federal government can be helpful.”

Following the visit to Norfolk, Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, traveled to Fort Eustis to visit the Maritime Training Directorate and discuss his work to help servicemembers acquire credentials that would ease their transition into the civilian workforce. 

Tomorrow, Kaine will complete his three-day tour of the Commonwealth by joining members of his staff and other volunteers for a Citizen Day service project at the Colonial Heights Food Pantry to distribute food to residents from the City of Colonial Heights and the Matoaca and Ettrick areas of Chesterfield County. Citizen Days are opportunities for Kaine to share his passion for public service by bringing Virginians together to participate in service projects across the Commonwealth.

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