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Warner, Kaine hail wins for Virginia in congressional defense bill

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced that the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 has cleared a key Senate hurdle and will now advance to a vote on final passage.


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Tim Kaine statement on Ashton Carter appointment to Defense post

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on President Obama’s nomination of former Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to serve as the nation’s next Secretary of Defense.


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Tim Kaine: Progress against sexual assaults in the military, but work still to be done

Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Subcommittee on Personnel, noted the important steps that have been taken towards eliminating sexual assault within the military.


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Kaine highlights compromise defense bill

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today welcomed compromise defense bill language announced by House and Senate negotiators.


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Tim Kaine concludes trip to India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Qatar

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Angus King have returned from a nine-day visit across the Middle East and South Asia that included stops in India, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Qatar.


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Tim Kaine, Angus King talk security with officials in Pakistan

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was in Pakistan October 12-14 to meet with U.S. Embassy officials as well as high-level Pakistani officials.


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Sen. Tim Kaine arrives in India

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Angus King, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence Committees, have arrived in India.


Poll shows strong support for releasing Senate torture report

An overwhelming bipartisan majority of Americans thinks that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence should make public its comprehensive report on the CIA’s detention and torture of terrorism suspects after 9/11.


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Kaine statement on Britain, Denmark, Belgium joining coalition against ISIL

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on additions to the coalition against ISIL.


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Tim Kaine statement on President Obama’s UN address

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released a statement following President Obama’s address to the United Nations General Assembly.


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Sen. Kaine introduces authorization of military force against ISIL

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, will introduce a narrow and specific authorization for use of military force against ISIL.


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Tim Kaine statement on President Obama’s address, actions on ISIL

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement in response to President Obama’s address on ISIL.


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Sen. Tim Kaine leads congressional delegation to North Africa, Spain

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, concluded a two-day visit to Tunisia. Kaine is leading a Congressional delegation to Tunisia, Morocco and Spain.


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Warner, Kaine tout Virginia defense dollars

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine today applauded passage by the Senate Appropriations Committee of the $549.3 billion defense spending bill for fiscal year 2015, which includes funding for top defense priorities for Virginia.


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Navy moving ahead on USS George Washington refueling

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine today applauded the U.S. Navy for moving forward to begin work on the refueling and complex overhaul of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington – a top defense priority for the Virginia delegation.


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Tim Kaine statement on situation in Iraq

After a classified Armed Services Committee briefing today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern, South and Central Asian Affairs, issued a statement on the situation in Iraq.


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Kaine on Senate bill to address VA scheduling

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on Senate passage of The Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014.


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Tim Kaine introduces Senate bill to increase accountability at VA

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined 13 of his Senate colleagues today to introduce the Restoring Veterans’ Trust Act of 2014, legislation to correct underlying problems in access to medical care at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).


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Kaine hails win for Virginia in defense bill

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today praised the committee’s Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act.


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Kaine pushes legislation to help military transition to civilian life

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services Committee, introduced the Credentialing Improvement for Troop Talent (CREDIT) Act of 2014 to help servicemembers acquire credentials that would ease their transition into the civilian workforce.


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Kaine introduces bill to require DOD to listen to soldiers on pay

U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) have introduced legislation that would direct a DOD commission to take preferences of military personnel on their pay and benefits into account.


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Tim Kaine statement on Victims Protection Act passage

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine released the following statement on passage of the Victims Protection Act of 2014.


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Mark Warner, Tim Kaine react to President Obama budget proposal

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, both members of the Senate Budget Committee, released statements on President Obama’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015.


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Sen. Tim Kaine presses Defense nominees on budget

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine questioned Department of Defense (DoD) nominees on the impact of the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget on national security priorities, including the critical importance of maintaining an 11-carrier fleet, based on Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s preview.


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Warner, Kaine introduce bill to address military retirement benefits issue

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have introduced an amendment to emergency unemployment legislation that would repeal and replace the $6 billion cut to military pensions included in the Bipartisan Budget Act.