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Warner, Kaine push VA to fix problems at D.C. Medical Center

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-Va.) pushed the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to take immediate action regarding critical failures at the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center (DCVAMC) highlighted in an Inspector General report released last week that showed patients were put at risk due to supply, equipment, and inventory issues.

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Tim Kaine files more than 18,000 signatures ahead of filing deadline for Senate re-election

Tim Kaine formally filed his required ballot qualifying petitions with more than 18,000 signatures, far exceeding the 10,000-signature requirement, in his re-election campaign for the U.S. Senate.

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Kaine calls on Trump to provide clear cyber defense strategy

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined a group of bipartisan senators on the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) in a letter to President Trump to urge the completion and announcement of our nation’s cyber defense strategy. 

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Kaine co-sponsors bill to guarantee protections for Americans with pre-existing health conditions

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee, co-sponsored legislation to block attempts by the Trump Administration to walk back protections for people with pre-existing conditions. 

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Kaine: I-81 improvements critical to Valley’s future

Sen. Tim Kaine, in a letter sent yesterday to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, furthered the case for federal support for improvements to the Interstate 81 corridor in Virginia.

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Kaine co-sponsors assault weapons ban

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine has co-sponsored the Assault Weapons Ban of 2017, a bill to ban the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

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Kaine joins senators introducing bill to reduce military spouse unemployment

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Co-Chair of the Senate Military Family Caucus, introduced the Jobs and Childcare for Military Families Act of 2018 to address military spouse unemployment and access to affordable childcare.

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Kaine co-sponsors childhood cancer bill

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined a bipartisan group of colleagues as a co-sponsor of the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (STAR) Act.

Warner, Kaine on Senate vote on DREAMers

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released the following statement after the Senate failed to advance bipartisan legislation to protect young immigrants known as Dreamers, which failed by a 54-45 vote.

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Kaine proposes grant program to boost job training

Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, joined his colleagues Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Jack Reed (D-RI) to introduce the Gateway to Careers Act. 

Warner, Kaine, Wittman request briefing With Bureau of Indian Affairs for newly recognized federal tribes

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) and U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA) requested that Bureau of Indian Affairs schedule a briefing as soon as possible with six newly federally recognized tribes in Virginia so that they can fully understand what benefits and resources will now be available to them.

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Tim Kaine statement on bipartisan Senate budget deal

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Budget and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on the bipartisan budget agreement announced today.

Joint statement from Sens. Warner, Kaine on bipartisan agreement to end shutdown

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner, a member of the Senate Finance and Budget Committees, and Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Budget Committees, comment after voting for a bill that will end the shutdown and fund the government through February 8.

Warner, Kaine on government shutdown, Senate vote

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, a member of the Senate Finance and Budget Committees, and Sen. Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Budget Committees, released the following statement on the federal government shutdown. 

Mark Warner, Tim Kaine on continuing resolution

U.S. Senators Mark Warner, a member of the Senate Finance and Budget Committees, and Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Budget Committees, released the following statement opposing the one-month Continuing Resolution scheduled for a vote in the House today.

Kaine, Warner join stand to protect independence of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner and Sen. Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined a group of 40 Senate Democrats in standing up for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) independence and power to obtain justice for consumers who have been wronged by large financial institutions.

Warner, Kaine ask DHS to reverse decision ending protected status for Salvadorans

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined a group of 27 Senate Democrats in a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Nielsen urging DHS to reverse its decision to end Temporary Protection Status (TPS) designation for El Salvador.

Warner, Kaine secure passage of Senate bill recognizing Virginia Indian tribes

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner secured final passage of the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017. Once signed by the President, the legislation will grant federal recognition of six Virginia tribes.

Kaine, Warner, congressmen ask Trump to listen to local voices on offshore drilling

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine and U.S. Representatives Donald McEachin, Gerry Connolly, Don Beyer, and Bobby Scott sent a letter to the Trump Administration requesting that Virginia be exempted from its offshore drilling proposal.

Warner, Kaine cosponsor bill to aid domestic violence survivors, their family pets

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced their support for the Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act, a bicameral, bipartisan bill to protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence from emotional and psychological trauma caused by violence against their pets.

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Tim Kaine Senate campaign raises nearly $14 million

Sen. Tim Kaine has raised nearly $14 million this cycle for his 2018 re-election campaign in Virginia. Kaine now has more than $9.2 million cash on hand, more than any declared Republican candidate, putting him in strong position as the election year begins.

Warner, Kaine announce $350,000 in economic development grants for Virginia

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $350,000 in federal funds towards the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy for rural communities across Virginia.

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Kaine statement on Trump administration decision to end protections for displaced Salvadorans

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadoran immigrants displaced by natural disasters, impacting thousands in Virginia.

Kaine calls for FERC rehearing on Mountain Valley, Atlantic Coast pipelines

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting that it grant a rehearing request on the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).

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Booker, Perdue, Kaine introduce bill to strengthen, improve HBCU financing

U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), David Perdue (R-GA), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced the HBCU Capital Financing Improvement Act (S.2268), a bill which will help improve the financial health of some of our country’s most critical higher education institutions.

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Kaine statement on Trump administration offshore drilling decision

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to open nearly all United States waters to new oil and gas drilling, putting Virginia’s coastal communities at risk.

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Sen. Tim Kaine to rally in Staunton on Sunday

The Staunton and Augusta County Democratic Committees are hosting a meet and greet with Sen. Tim Kaine in the Queen City.