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Sen. Tim Kaine comments on McAuliffe healthcare plan

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on Governor Terry McAuliffe’s “A Healthy Virginia” plan and initiatives announced by Attorney General Mark Herring to combat drug abuse in the Commonwealth.


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U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine statement on murder of Steven Sotloff

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern, South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement today.


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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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Sen. Tim Kaine statement on situation in Iraq

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern, South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement today on political developments in Iraq and U.S. military action.


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Kaine on final Senate passage of VA scheduling bill

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on final passage ofThe Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 to improve veterans’ access to health care and address serious problems facing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA):


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Kaine touts grants to fund mental health services

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine applauded the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for awarding more than $1.7 million in grants to support behavioral and mental health services at seven locations across Virginia.


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Kaine statement on passage of Highway Trust Fund

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on Senate passage of the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014:


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Kaine, White House drug policy director, discuss Virginia opiod crisis

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine met with White House Drug Policy Acting Director Michael Botticelli to discuss the opioid crisis in Virginia and next steps to combat the epidemic.


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Tim Kaine on confirmation of new Veterans Affairs secretary

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today after the Senate voted to confirm Robert McDonald as Secretary of Veterans Affairs.


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Kaine joins in introducing Senate bill to protect domestic violence victims

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to introduce the Domestic Violence Gun Homicide Prevention Act of 2014, legislation that would encourage states to remove firearms from domestic abusers.


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Tim Kaine statement on Senate compromise on VA

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the deal announced by House and Senate negotiators today to improve veterans’ access to health care and address serious problems facing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).


Warner, Kaine on same sex marriage case

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine respond to the Fourth Circuit Court ruling in the Virginia same sex marriage case.


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Kaine makes case for reauthorization of Export-Import Bank

In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine called for reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank).


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Kaine hosts briefing with chief of Palestinian delegation in Washington

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, hosted a Senate briefing with Chief Representative of the Palestinian Delegation in Washington Maen Areikat to discuss the ongoing situation in Gaza and the West Bank.


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Tim Kaine on Israel, Gaza

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the escalating conflict in Gaza.


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Tim Kaine statement on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.


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Sen. Tim Kaine on Hobby Lobby filibuster

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today after a minority of Senators blocked the Senate from considering the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act or, the “Not My Boss’s Business Act,” legislation that would reverse the Supreme Court’s Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision that denies women access to critical health care services.


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Sen. Kaine office hours in Bridgewater

A representative from Sen. Tim Kaine’s office will be hosting a Kaine Connects session at the North River Library in Bridgewater on Monday, July 14.


Kaine announces new career, technical education bill

During a tour of the Valley Career and Technical Center in Fishersville today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced new bipartisan legislation to raise the quality of career and technical education (CTE) programs at schools in Virginia and across the country.


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Tim Kaine with strong statement on Hobby Lobby decision

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today after the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that closely-held, for-profit employers may deny women critical preventive health care and family planning services.


Kaine to lead bipartisan sea level rise conference in Norfolk

On Monday, June 30, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, U.S. Congressmen Scott Rigell, Bobby Scott, and Rob Wittman, as well as Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim and Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms, will host a regional conference on sea level rise at Old Dominion University in Norfolk.


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Tim Kaine cosponsors bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined U.S. Senators Kay Hagan and Lisa Murkowski in supporting the Sportsmen’s Act of 2014, bipartisan legislation that contains 12 bills to ensure sportsmen’s traditions are protected, provide sportsmen more access to federal lands, and support conservation efforts.


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Tim Kaine statement on President Obama’s Iraq announcement

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern, South and Central Asian Affairs, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement on Iraq today.


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Tim Kaine statement on Iraq

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern, South and Central Asian Affairs, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s comments on Iraq earlier today.


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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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Kaine, McCain, Sanders introduce VA reform bill

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders, John McCain, Jeff Merkley, and Richard Burr to introduce The Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014.


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Tim Kaine introduces bill to improve healthcare access

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine introduced legislation to help families in Virginia and across the country access tax credits in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to ensure they get the most affordable healthcare coverage possible.


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Tim Kaine reviews strategies for lowering post-college costs

During a Senate Budget Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine highlighted the harmful impact of high college costs and student loan debt on borrowers and the entire U.S. economy.


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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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Tim Kaine: Statement on Obama’s West Point address

America is strongest when its military, economic, diplomatic, and moral example are balanced. I was pleased to hear the President articulate such an approach for continued U.S. engagement around the world in his commencement address at West Point today.


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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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Sen. Kaine staff will host Kaine Connects in Fishersville

On Thursday, May 22, a regional representative for U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will hold “Kaine Connects” office hours in Fishersville.


Sen. Tim Kaine: I’m backing Hillary Clinton for president

Speaking at the South Carolina Women’s Democratic Council breakfast today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) joined the Ready for Hillary effort, encouraging Hillary to run for president and pledging his support for her candidacy should she decide to do so.


Letter: Sen. Kaine gives climate talk

On Monday, 30 U.S. senators stood up for an “all-nighter” on climate change in Washington, D.C. We applaud Virginia’s Senator Tim Kaine for joining this effort. Sen. Kaine’s statement was a clear sign that he understands not only the urgency for Virginia in addressing the impacts of climate change, like rising seas in Hampton Roads, but also the opportunity for innovation.


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Poll: Support growing in South for marriage equality

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows a majority (50%) of people in the South support same-sex couples’ freedom to marry, with 42% opposed. A record-high 59% of Americans nationwide support marriage for gay couples.