Tag: Senate Armed Services Committee

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Kaine presses Obama on Afghanistan troop levels

Tim Kaine joined colleagues on the Senate Armed Services Committee in a letter to President Obama regarding troop levels in Afghanistan.


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Kaine applauds Virginia wins in 2017 defense spending bill

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine commented on the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act.


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Tim Kaine: Imperative that we avoid sequestration

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, participated in a hearing on Wednesday with the four Joint Service Chiefs on the impact of sequestration on national security.


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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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Tim Kaine meets with Afghanistan president

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Angus King were in Afghanistan the past two days visit with U.S. troops and U.S. Embassy personnel, as well as meet the leaders of the new Afghan government.


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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.


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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 makes case in Senate hearing for military action against ISIL

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine reiterated his call for Congress to debate and vote on an authorization for use of U.S. 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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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 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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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.


U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine hails passage of defense bill

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, hailed final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2014 – the annual defense bill that includes important provisions Kaine advocated for Virginia during committee markup of the legislation in June 2013. The measure was passed, 84-15.


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Tim Kaine, Saxby Chambliss introduce SERVE Act of 2013

U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) introduced the Servicemember Education Reform and Vocational Enhancement (SERVE) Act of 2013, a bill to improve the quality of educational programs for servicemembers and veterans and help them transition into the civilian workforce.