Congress vacations as Zika virus cases mount

Friday, July 29, 2016

Congress vacations as Zika virus cases mount

As of June 27 there are 1,657 (up from 1,404 last week) Zika cases reported in the U.S. and Virginia has increased to 51 cases from 43 a week ago. Four cases of Zika infection in Miami are highly likely to have been caused by infected mosquitoes as reported in the NY Times. July 20, 2016: […]

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DNCC third night program – Tim Kaine nomination as VP

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

DNCC third night program - Tim Kaine nomination as VP

PHILADELPHIA – The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced the program for the third day of the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia from July 25 to July 28. In Philadelphia, Democrats are laying out the clear stakes in this election – a choice between building walls and tearing people down or an optimistic […]

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Anne Holton resigns as Secretary of Education – Dr. Dietra Trent appointed as replacement

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Anne Holton resigns as Secretary of Education - Dr. Dietra Trent appointed as replacement

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement congratulating Anne Holton on her service to the Commonwealth as the Secretary of Education and on her new role following the selection of her husband, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, as Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate: “As Virginia’s Secretary of Education, Anne has been a tireless […]

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DNCC second night program

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced the program for the second day of the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia from July 25 to July 28. In Philadelphia, Democrats are laying out the clear stakes in this election – a choice between building walls and tearing people down or an optimistic […]

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Sen. Tim Kaine, Clinton’s pick for VP, never was all in on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sen. Tim Kaine, Clinton's pick for VP, never was all in on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Sen. Tim Kaine aligning with presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton says he is against Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In a May 26, 2015 interview in Roanoke, Virginia, while meeting with the Asian-American Business Owners Association, he laid out his nuanced thinking on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), immigration, ISIL, ACA, college tuition, the minimum wage and the […]

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Kaine, Warner, Va. AG Herring, Griffith, Clinton on SCOTUS ruling on Obama’s executive order deferring deportations

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A lower court previously blocked the Obama Administration’s expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the creation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) initiative. Because the Court’s justices tied 4-4, the lower court’s ruling remains in effect. Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement today on the […]

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USPS Office of the Inspector General begins review of Roanoke Process Center

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Prior to moving mail processing and jobs to Greensboro, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (VA-06) and Morgan Griffith (VA-09) joined Congressman Robert Hurt (VA-05) and Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) in sending a letter to the Postmaster General outlining their concerns with the decision to close the Roanoke P&DC.  In their letter, the lawmakers […]

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Senators unveil proposal to keep guns from terrorists

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Senators unveil proposal to keep guns from terrorists

At a press conference held at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday  U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Angus King (I-ME), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) unveiled a bipartisan proposal to help keep guns from terrorists and make America safer. Sen. Collins said something must […]

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Fair Medicare Hospital Payments Act corrects low Medicare reimbursements in rural areas

Friday, April 22, 2016

Fair Medicare Hospital Payments Act corrects low Medicare reimbursements in rural areas

In an August 15, 2015, letter to Senator Mark Warner written by Sean Connaughton, President and CEO of Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) he asked Sen. Warner to co-sponsor the Fair Medicare Hospital Payments Act when introduced. U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) say they introduced the Fair Medicare Hospital […]

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Sens. Kaine & Warner introduce bill that would preserve Virginia incentives to expand Medicaid

Thursday, April 14, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) joined a half-dozen of their Senate colleagues to introduce the States Achieve Medicaid Expansion (SAME) Act of 2016. The bill would ensure that states that choose to expand eligibility for Medicaid after 2014 are eligible for the same level of federal […]

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City of Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority receives HUD funds

Monday, December 7, 2015

The City of Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority will receive $161,460  of  HUD funds to provide resources to help public housing residents and voucher recipients increase incomes, reduce dependency on welfare and subsidies. U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced the 18 Virginia localities that will receive more than $1.5 million in grants […]

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U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine says pause of Syrian refugee resettlement misguided

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine says pause of Syrian refugee resettlement misguided

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine adds some sanity to the Syrian refugee rancor. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement today: “The horrific attacks in Paris and Beirut last week – and a direct threat to Washington soon after – are […]

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