Trump trying to distract from Russia connections says Sen. Kaine

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine said today that the resignation of National Security Adviser Lieutenant General Michael Flynn raises questions about the Administration’s other connections to Russia. “The resignation of Lieutenant General Flynn cements the worst fears of many Americans and our allies about the connections between this Administration and the Kremlin. His alarming communication with […]

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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will vote against Mnuchin for Secretary of the Treasury.

Monday, February 13, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will vote against Mnuchin for Secretary of the Treasury.

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine will vote against Steven Mnuchin for Secretary of the Treasury. “I will vote against the nomination of Steven Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury. After closely following his confirmation hearings, I am not confident Mr. Mnuchin will be an advocate for working families and their financial security. His complicity in […]

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Warner opposes Mulvaney for OMB – Kaine opposes Pruitt to EPA

Thursday, February 2, 2017

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Budget and Finance Committees, will oppose confirming Rep. Mick Mulvaney as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). “While I respect Congressman Mulvaney’s service in the House of Representatives and appreciate his responses before the Budget Committee, I simply cannot vote to […]

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Kaine votes against Sen. Jeff Sessions but moves out of committee

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General on a party-line vote. “I was a civil rights lawyer for 17 years and know that one of the most important roles of the Justice Department is to protect civil rights. This […]

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Sen. Kaine in Roanoke talks to students at Jefferson College of Health Science

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sen. Kaine in Roanoke talks to students at Jefferson College of Health Science

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee,  toured the Jefferson College of Health Sciences Monday and met with a roomful of students. The college as part of Carilion is the Roanoke area’s largest employer employing over 12,100 workers. Students at Jefferson study to become nurses, physician […]

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Sen. Tim Kaine adds Dr. Ben Carson (HUD) and Mulvaney (OMB) to list of nominees he opposes

Monday, January 30, 2017

Sen. Tim Kaine adds Dr. Ben Carson (HUD) and Mulvaney (OMB) to list of nominees he opposes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the nominations of Dr. Ben Carson to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Congressman Mick Mulvaney to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): “I will oppose Dr. Ben Carson’s nomination. As a former mayor, I […]

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Senators Kaine and Warner ask status of detainees at Dulles International Airport

Sunday, January 29, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter sent to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine demanded answers about the status of travelers being detained at Dulles International and other airports across the country as a result of President Trump’s executive order. “In the two days since the […]

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Sen. Kaine says Pres. Trump has defied everything this nation stands for

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sen. Kaine says Pres. Trump has defied everything this nation stands for

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on President Trump’s executive order on refugee programs: “I am appalled by the cruelty the Trump Administration has demonstrated over the past 24 hours. By indefinitely suspending the Syrian refugee program and imposing a religious test […]

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Senators write letter to Pres. Trump asking to exempt hiring freeze for Department of Veterans Affairs and veterans seeking federal employment

Thursday, January 26, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter to President Trump citing the devastating impact his federal hiring freeze will have on veterans and their families, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine urged the President to exempt the entire VA and all veterans seeking federal jobs from his executive order. Warner and Kaine emphasized that the […]

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U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine will oppose Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement today on the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education: “I will oppose Betsy DeVos’s nomination. She failed to meet three requirements I consider essential to serving as Secretary of Education […]

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43 bipartisan Senators submit HER Act legislation to negate President Trump’s Mexico City Policy

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

WASHINGTON – One day after President Trump issued an executive order to reinstate the Global Gag Rule, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), joined Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME) and 39 other Senators to introduce the Global Health, Empowerment, and Rights (HER) Act, which would permanently repeal the harmful policy. […]

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U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine supports Haley, opposes Price, will wait for DeVos ethics disclosure

Thursday, January 19, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committees, released the following statement today on the nominations of Nikki Haley to be Ambassador to the United Nations, Tom Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Betsy DeVos to be […]

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