Friday, January 13, 2017
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the nominations of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense and Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State after participating in their confirmation hearings this week:
“I will support the nomination of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense. In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, he demonstrated a clear-eyed view of our current national security environment and a deep appreciation for the challenges facing U.S. servicemembers and their families. I believe he is well-prepar
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Viriginia U.S. Senator Tim Kaine meets with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), who will serve on the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after joining a bipartisan group of senators for a meeting with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan today.
“Today’s meeting with President Karzai offered an opportunity to discuss important issues facing our two countries,” said Senator Kaine. “I am most interested in plans for 2014, when the Afghan people are scheduled to conduct a presidential election roughly coinciding with the end of America’s combat mission. I look forward to more discussion of U.S. policy and the future of Afghanistan during the upcoming confirmation hearings for the Secretaries of State and Defense.”
In 2006, then-Governor Kaine had the opportunity to meet President Karzai while visiting Virginia National Guard troops in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Posted By Valerie Garner
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