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Kaine Statement on the Lifting of Many of Senator Tuberville’s Reckless Holds on Military Promotions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services (SASC) and Chair of the SASC Subcommittee on Seapower overseeing the Navy and Marine Corps, released the following statement regarding the lifting of many of Senator Tommy Tuberville’s (R-AL) reckless holds on military promotions, which follows intense pressure by Kaine:

“I've been pushing Sen. Tuberville to lift this reckless hold on military promotions for months. I'm glad that more than 400 servicemembers will finally receive the promotions they've earned, but we must confirm all of them.”

Kaine has been one of Congress’ most forceful voices working to finally confirm these nominees and highlighting how the blockade hurts America’s national security, military readiness, and military families. Last month, in recognition of Veterans Day and Military Day in the state of Alabama, Kaine held the Senate floor for over an hour in an effort to end the blockade. Kaine also spoke on the Senate floor various times to highlight how the blockade impacts servicemembers in Virginia and across the country. Additionally, Kaine railed against the blockade during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in September.