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Kaine, Capito Introduce Bill To Deal With Workforce Shortages Through Middle School Pilot Program

September 15, 2017

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus, and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), introduced the bipartisan Middle School Technical Education Program Act, legislation that would expose middle school students to CTE programs focused on career exploration.

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Reps. Beyer, Katko and Napolitano Launch Bipartisan House Suicide Prevention Task Force

September 14, 2017

U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and John Katko (R-NY) today announced the formation of a new bipartisan House Suicide Prevention Task Force. The launch of the Suicide Prevention Task Force came as mental health advocates marked the 42nd annual National Suicide Prevention Week.

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Beyer Leads House Opposition To Anti-Immigrant Bill

September 14, 2017

U.S. Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) today offered the Democratic motion to recommit for H.R. 3697, a Republican bill which would make it easier to deport people suspected of connections to gangs without conviction or legal due process.

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House Adopts Beyer/Amash Amendment To Rein In AG Sessions’ Civil Asset Forfeiture Program

September 13, 2017

The House of Representatives adopted an amendment to must-pass appropriations legislation late Tuesday to prohibit the Justice Department from using funds to remove restrictions on civil asset forfeiture.

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Beyer Named Co-Chair Of House Democrats’ Jobs for America Task Force To Create Aggressive Jobs, Economic Agenda

September 13, 2017

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today announced that he will serve in a leadership role in the House Democratic Caucus Jobs for America Task Forces, a unified effort from the House Democratic Caucus to craft a real legislative agenda that will benefit hardworking Americans and middle-class families. Beyer will serve as co-chair for the Jobs with Dignity Task Force.

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Portman, Kaine Praise Passage Of Bill To Promote Early Hearing Detection In Newborns, Infants And Young Children

September 7, 2017

U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, today praised the passage of their bipartisan legislation – the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act – to reauthorize current research and improve public health programs for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of hearing loss in newborns, infants, and young children. 

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Senators Warner, Kaine, Gardner, Isakson Lead Bipartisan Resolution Condemning White Nationalists, Neo Nazis And Other Hate Groups

September 7, 2017

This morning, during the first full session of the Senate since the deadly violence that occurred in Charlottesville, VA, on Aug. 11 and 12, 2017, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) are introducing a bipartisan resolution condemning white nationalists, white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and other hate groups.

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Warner, Kaine Call On AG Sessions To Step Up Efforts To Combat Hate-Based Violence

August 17, 2017

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA)  joined ten of their colleagues in urging U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to establish an inter-agency task force to combat the tragic rise in hate crimes and groups across the United States. 

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Statement of U.S. Sens. Warner And Kaine On Anthem Decision Caused By Trump Administration Playing Politics With Health Care

August 14, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) released the following statement on Friday, Aug. 11, on the uncertainty the Trump Administration has caused in the health insurance market, resulting in the announcement that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will leave the Virginia marketplace in 2018.

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Kaine Applauds Commerce Committee Passage Of Cyber Scholarship Opportunities Act

August 3, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) applauded the Senate Commerce Committee’s unanimous approval yesterday of his bill with Senator Roger Wicker, the Cyber Scholarship Opportunities Act, to help students access education programs that prepare them for careers in cybersecurity. 

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