Sunday, February 3, 2013
Former Sen. John Warner introduces Secretary of Defense nominee Sen. Chuck Hagel at Armed Services Committee hearing.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine questioned Secretary of Defense nominee Sen. Chuck Hagel during his confirmation hearing on issues affecting Northern Virginia's economy, the nation’s security and how service members can be successful after leaving active duty, according to a news release from Kaine's office. Former Virginia Sen. John Warner, a long-time member of the Armed Services Committee, John Warner, introduced Hagel at the hearing. During his opening comments, Kaine said Warner, a former Secretary of the Navy and U.S. Senator from Virginia who served as the Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, was the best ally Hagel could have. “Today’s hearing with Senator Hagel was productive and thorough and the endorsement of former Senator John Warner…
Friday, January 4, 2013
Kaine took the oath of office on Thursday afternoon at the U.S. Capitol.
On the first day of the 113th Congress Thursday, Tim Kaine took the oath of office, officially taking the title of Sen. Tim Kaine. Kaine and his family participated in a re-enactment Thursday afternoon at the U.S. Capitol's Old Senate Chamber with Vice President Joe Biden officiating. Kaine's wife, Anne Holton, held a bible. The vice president swears in new Senators and re-elected Senators at the start of each Congress. The official swearing-in took place earlier on the Senate floor. Kaine, a Democrat, was elected Nov. 6 to the U.S. Senate representing Virginia, and will serve alongside Sen. Mark Warner (D). Both Kaine and Warner are former governors of Virginia. Kaine, 54, was Virginia's governor from 2006 to 2010. Prior to that, he was …
Friday, October 5, 2012
About 1,935 supporters listened to President Barack Obama speak Friday at George Mason University in Fairfax.
President Barack Obama warned the George Mason University community Friday that voting for Mitt Romney would mean a return to top-down economics and social freedoms predating Roe v. Wade. About 1,935 supporters and media packed the Center for the Arts at GMU's Fairfax campus for the rally, the first of two planned presidential stops Friday in Virginia and Ohio, both considered key battleground states. The presidential appearance came just hours after the Department of Labor announced the unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month — the lowest national unemployment rate in the past four years and a figure that could help boost Obama's re-election campaign, experts said. “Today's news is not an excuse to talk down the economy to score …
Friday, September 21, 2012
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Virginia's U.S. Senate candidates Tim Kaine and George Allen traded jabs Thursday at the Capital One complex in McLean. Kaine, a Democrat and former governor and chair of the Democratic National Committee, wants the Bush-era tax cuts to expire for individuals making more than $500,000 annually and cutting subsidies to the five largest oil companies. "Each of those elements represents a compromise," Kaine later told reporters, reiterating the theme of bipartisanship that peppered nearly all of his debate comments. Allen, the Republican candidate and also a former governor, criticized Kaine and his campaign for not doing an independent analysis of the proposal to see what its impact on jobs would be — the implication being that the Kaine …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The two U.S. Senate candidates talked about sequestration and the economy in McLean Thursday.
The potential $500 billion in defense cuts looming in Washington took center stage Thursday at the Capital One Conference Center during the first of three debates between U.S. Senate candidates Tim Kaine and George Allen. The cuts — $1 trillion in total under the banner of "sequestration" — could cost the Old Dominion thousands of jobs, particularly in Northern Virginia and Hampton Road. Once meant as a stopgap measure, the continuing partisan divide in Washington has transformed them into a real threat. Kaine, a Democrat and former governor, presented his plan to solve the problem, which largely revolves around ending Bush-era tax cuts to individuals making more than $500,000 annually and cutting subsidies to the five largest oil …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Susan Allen, Tim Kaine, Sen. Mark Warner on campaign trail Monday.
Don't be surprised if you get a call today from Virginia Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine or his opponent's wife, Susan Allen. It's crunch time, and with election day 50 days away, all three will be working multiple events Monday, ending their day at phone banks in Fairfax County. The Schedule Susan Allen, wife of Virginia's Republican U.S. Senate candidate George Allen, will be working at a phone bank on behalf of Mitt Romney in Springfield Monday night. George Allen is scheduled to appear at a defense roundtable in Stafford. Warner and Kaine will also travel across Virginia on Monday. Here is what their day looks like:
Monday, April 9, 2012
The former governor and U.S. Senate candidate toured Courthouse-based OPower and called that company's story "inspirational."
A little over five years ago, Dan Yates and Alex Laskey were trying to figure out where they should start their business — OPower, a local effort that would work with utility companies to help their customers conserve energy and save money. “Consistently, going from person to person, we got feedback that Virginia was a great place to start a business,” Yates told a small crowd of Northern Virginia business leaders Wednesday. “That’s an applause line,” U.S. Senate candidate and former Gov. Tim Kaine interjected. The crowd chuckled and complied. Kaine and U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., toured OPower before meeting with more than 30 area business leaders last week. It was the first day of Kaine’s two-week tour of Virginia in which he’s laying …