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Tim Kaine @timkaine Richmond, VA

Husband to @AnneHolton, father of 3. U.S. Senator from Virginia. In my free time, I’m either outdoors, reading, or jamming on the harmonica.

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Joined Twitter 7/30/10


This week Virginia has the chance to be the 38th and final state needed to ratify the ERA. It’s far past time for u… https://t.co/foNLat84R7
2/20
2019
Rainy Sunday so made soup for Anne and me. Check this vintage crock pot—at least 35 years old. American technology… https://t.co/EMx9mihf2w
2/18
2019
Thank goodness Europe is committed to diplomacy and peace. US abandonment of Iran deal was idiotic and driven by Tr… https://t.co/btLoUdrd8c
2/16
2019
-Removing lead from military housing -Making overseas bases safer -Upgrading hospitals that treat wounded troops… https://t.co/5csMvfgMha
2/15
2019
A year ago this week, 17 families in Parkland experienced the worst day of their lives. We are holding them in our… https://t.co/ufNrE5URB0
2/12
2019
Lieutenant Governor Fairfax should resign. The allegations against him detail atrocious crimes, and he can no longe… https://t.co/2XoomHt8y7
2/9
2019
One of the many reasons why we need to stop all US support for Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen. https://t.co/zg1Rjdj3a8
2/6
2019
My statement with Senators @timkaine and @MarkWarner urging Governor Northam to resign. https://t.co/caAx6Im0Ga
Retweeted by Tim KaineI no longer believe Governor Northam can effectively serve as Governor of Virginia. The events of the past 24 hours… https://t.co/1DMD66FEk7
2/3
2019
Today is @AnneHolton's birthday, and boy am I glad she was born!! Some fun pix over the years — with the best yet t… https://t.co/Iqrogq5lwA
2/1
2019
My End Shutdowns Act does exactly what it says: ends shutdowns. We cannot keep putting our federal workers and the… https://t.co/l7374j1oqCThis should be obvious: Women deserve equal pay! Yet they still only make 80 cents to every dollar paid to men, and… https://t.co/CFxUjGJIjH
1/30
2019
On #HolocaustMemorialDay, we remember the millions killed, including 6 million Jews. Not just to honor them, but al… https://t.co/y4v5Dlo7R2Make no mistake, federal employees standing strong—especially our air safety professionals—was key to ending the sh… https://t.co/GJCI246oHH
1/27
2019
@13DavidAlan Hey David - Congress passed our bill to pay federal employees back and I’ve introduced one to do the s… https://t.co/WOvXDBUa5dMillions of Americans can breathe again. Like them, I'm relieved. But both parties must now work to reach a long-te… https://t.co/7O8SO6QVaiWhy is our country treating people like this? Oh, right — because the president can’t get his way. https://t.co/VKk4wjOFL0Today is the second missed paycheck for hundreds of thousands of federal employees. There’s no quippy tweet that ca… https://t.co/LovId8qiy0
1/25
2019
I just voted to end the shutdown and provide relief to millions of Americans. Deeply disappointed more of my Republ… https://t.co/VmyKWhnZmlMr. President: A novel idea for you... End the shutdown today and give the speech as scheduled! https://t.co/VngIYU3TwV
1/24
2019
Just to be clear: I will keep trying to reopen the government until I'm blue in the face. (And then some.) https://t.co/EPXOnAAEMnShutting down the government is not a negotiating tool. People's lives are not leverage. If we give in to that… https://t.co/c4FiKq0WAF
1/23
2019
2,500 retailers are unable to take any form of food stamps due to the government shutdown, because they need to ren… https://t.co/5KU6sNKdOa
Retweeted by Tim KaineSpoken 55 years ago, but still as meaningful as the day Dr. King said those words. While he is no longer with us, h… https://t.co/MgtNKfnj6sSo right now let's look back at some words of his that are particularly resonant today. In September of 1964, he sp… https://t.co/3330Vs6OIbIf you turn on the TV right now, you're more likely to hear the words “wall” or “shutdown” than “justice” or “dream… https://t.co/jAqIy8s8PhThere is no progress on North Korea denuclearization unless and until the country discloses its sites. Without that… https://t.co/NOLCUOMGck
1/21
2019
I took a highlighter to Bill Barr's memo to the DOJ from June 2018. Pretty interesting stuff. https://t.co/YIj9ROImc9
1/18
2019
Day 27: I just directly requested passage of a bill to reopen the government. Senator McConnell refused. Impossib… https://t.co/aCosr8134P
1/17
2019
I gotta say, trying to take a long weekend off while our people all around the country are suffering... it's intole… https://t.co/Y0sQc4TedP
1/16
2019
Virginia would be the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment - the deciding number to finally add this to… https://t.co/TsBz3xbLyVI said it last week and I’ll say it again: The Senate must not recess without reopening the government. Period.
1/15
2019
By keeping the government shut down, with law enforcement and others unpaid, Trump is making us less safe. https://t.co/wEbGmjDEpz
1/13
2019
It should be payday for hundreds of thousands of federal workers. But thanks to Trump, many are actually getting pa… https://t.co/i9KVWgA0TQ
1/11
2019
Why would the Senate leave town this weekend before voting to reopen the government?! Countless federal workers are… https://t.co/8m1ynatQfC
1/10
2019
"This is a manufactured crisis about the wall. The President shouldn't be punishing everybody else because of his i… https://t.co/Y2N2vgT7wF
Retweeted by Tim KaineMitch McConnell is refusing to allow Senators to vote to end this stupid shutdown. People are sick of these politic… https://t.co/bW24KZzKyf
1/9
2019
🚨It's a special Election Day in Virginia, and polls are open in #SD33 until 7 PM. If you're in the 33rd District, g… https://t.co/bk9iYavNeq
1/8
2019
The Senate should vote on nothing else until we vote to reopen the government. Period. This shutdown is squeezing t… https://t.co/OU5FnKjq5y
1/7
2019
This nation – the greatest nation on earth – looks like a laughingstock because the President’s fragile ego is lead… https://t.co/p4XgwWkOmFWe’ve gone from Mexico paying for the wall to threatening thousands of federal workers that they may be furloughed… https://t.co/uOmp1IIRoC
1/4
2018
My New Year’s resolution is this phrase from the Senate oath of office I will take on January 3: “support and defen… https://t.co/lbjEdhTa4p
12/31
2018
Even Trump’s team now admits a wall isn’t the smart way to do border security! https://t.co/IpqBN5AvSP
12/30
2018
Merry Christmas to all! Anne and I are celebrating with her parents—90+ and going strong! https://t.co/ogbBX4LoHJToday we think about the enduring message of a young couple turned away because there was no room, only to give bir… https://t.co/X3OIkeuwUv
12/25
2018
President Trump is gleefully punishing 800,000 of his own citizens by shutting down the government over the holiday… https://t.co/dwKRpP7i4z
12/22
2018
17 days ago, the military confirmed to me that there were no plans to change our strategy in Afghanistan. By ignor… https://t.co/MH0KKU6emH.@realDonaldTrump has no concept of the hard work our federal employees do every day to keep the country running. F… https://t.co/50J2aO4UAi
12/21
2018
Secretary Mattis protects this nation against the worst instincts of a President who puts our national security at… https://t.co/ZhdXTuE2QcCourt rules that the Trump administration cannot deny “room at the inn” to women seeking refuge from domestic viole… https://t.co/ANOC5hCoon
12/20
2018
I’m so proud to call @MarkWarner my *senior* Senator and a close friend of 38 years. There’s no one I’d rather serv… https://t.co/fiewyLhhaQTens of millions of Americans could lose their health insurance because of this ruling, including people with a his… https://t.co/0rlEbytFNo
12/15
2018
This is a silly sideshow from President Shutdown. Get your facts straight. And take a bipartisan deal. Don't inflic… https://t.co/DT4ePHWXDdNow he demands $5B from taxpayers for the wall or we get a #TrumpShutdown. But: > He said Mexico would pay for it >… https://t.co/r4oWijq6B5President Trump blew the whole Iran deal up—over his own military leaders' objections, by the way—because of his in… https://t.co/nLCe4vRrsBThe Iran deal did not "give" Iran one penny; it released Iran's own money frozen in bank accounts. It imposed restr… https://t.co/3Go24mz0nmPresident Trump is delusional and clearly has never read the Iran deal. https://t.co/vUBNYuUzj9The days of Congress enabling President Trump’s lies and misdirection are coming to an end. In divided government,… https://t.co/CAQNdakTfj
12/12
2018
Trump’s labor secretary once signed off on the "deal of a lifetime" for wealthy sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Now s… https://t.co/Nxw2bknb6K
Retweeted by Tim Kaine“Proud” ?? To hurt the economy? To force federal workers (many in Virginia) to go without pay? To demonstrate to t… https://t.co/Faq84AEBsq
12/11
2018
America’s position as a global moral leader is fragile. From caging children to allowing a journalist’s murder, we… https://t.co/SXVqqtPvgt
12/10
2018
Our troops who serve in overseas wars deserve a Congress with the courage to weigh in on those wars. We support ⁦… https://t.co/UU5QXNW0Wl
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12/9
2018
The Justice Department Inspector General should investigate how serial sexual abuser Jeffrey Epstein got what the… https://t.co/1VFv0PgKor
12/6
2018
“Tariff Man” ?? Reminds me more of The Beatles’ “Nowhere Man”: He’s as blind as he can be // Just sees what he wa… https://t.co/F5DiervfmX
12/4
2018
Earlier today, I joined @timkaine to call on Tehran to immediately release American citizens and legal residents wr… https://t.co/tpPQiA9e18
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12/3
2018
As we begin Hanukkah, it’s important to consider how many Jewish families still don’t live free from hate because o… https://t.co/F8O41IIZDT
12/2
2018
President Bush stands as a model of dignity in public service. From flying combat missions in WWII, to signing the… https://t.co/CptXP6zBmN
12/1
2018
Sorry, Mr. President. Three’s a crowd. https://t.co/qwYvwn9URB
11/30
2018
From excusing Jamal Khashoggi’s murder to aiding this disastrous war in Yemen, the Trump administration is essentia… https://t.co/CSdC2ikr45For too long, the US has been involved in a Yemeni civil war that’s killed thousands and forced millions to the bri… https://t.co/BhQvNpEV61More delays and misdirection from this President. He’s said the same thing before, but rejected a bipartisan offer… https://t.co/JrnnagjKok
11/28
2018
Soon to be overheard in elementary schools across America: Teacher: “Jimmy, you got an F on your science test. Did… https://t.co/al2T4ZqThp
11/27
2018
Incredible work by @NASA. Congratulations to @Virginia_Tech’s Scott King and the EDL team at @NASA_Langley who work… https://t.co/aOQUZ5sT7S
Retweeted by Tim KaineCongratulations to @JoeNBC and @morningmika. November 24 is a great wedding day—Anne and I tied the knot on that d… https://t.co/HRVtSWLIsA
11/26
2018
An amazing story about how the Trump administration intimidated the 4H program nationwide to weaken its commitment… https://t.co/9DcyNpyXLJ
11/25
2018
Way to put the “I” back in Thanksgiving! https://t.co/Ch7WUwYJMD
11/23
2018
I mean, it’s literally second. https://t.co/ekqcAzBUINThis is a slap in the face to the American intelligence officers who work daily to protect our country. And it’s… https://t.co/SlDVhRC3YU
11/20
2018
That’s right, this goes beyond President Trump vs. Admiral McRaven. Or Trump vs. McCain. Or Trump vs. the Khans. I… https://t.co/L5cMs4hzQdWe have just over 1 week to help @espyforsenate win an important race in Mississippi on Nov. 27. Last year, we turn… https://t.co/a0Uv1qG1pg
11/19
2018
These sanctions are insufficient. After repeated Saudi lies about what happened to Khashoggi, the Trump administrat… https://t.co/QQyMD0EdoQ
11/15
2018
Amazon chose Virginia because we have America’s most talented workforce. That didn’t happen by accident. When you f… https://t.co/P1LMBiewJg
11/13
2018
California is on fire and the President is attacking it and threatening to withhold aid. Firefighters there call it… https://t.co/97Y45BjP2iVirginia is home to more veterans than most states, and serving them in my work is one of my greatest honors — from… https://t.co/0Wfu8S6U00
11/11
2018
This is a start. Congress needs to stop all US support for war in Yemen and hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the m… https://t.co/3xMMoQPUDE
11/10
2018
The margin of the Senate race is slim, and we're likely headed for a recount. I need your help now to make sure eve… https://t.co/Qjc6upfr4V
Retweeted by Tim KaineIn a race this close, one vote could be the difference between a loss, a runoff, or a victory. If you voted on a pr… https://t.co/AdbfmBcEoa
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11/9
2018
We say “This isn’t normal.” But for those who survived the shooting in Vegas only to endure another in Thousand Oa… https://t.co/2wQIqk1b7f
11/8
2018
Last night, America—led by Elaine, Abigail, and Jennifer here in Virginia!—ushered in a hard-won tide of women in l… https://t.co/10lGyQ5BYUThis is a move to take over the Mueller probe, aimed at quashing accountability. And it just so happens to occur ho… https://t.co/v2kpMlTRFKTHANK YOU, VIRGINIA! In the Senate, I'll always listen to you. I'll take your ideas and values to Washington, and… https://t.co/o4qxYQkaGC
11/7
2018
Polls in Virginia are OPEN until 7pm. Go to https://t.co/B2pbOn9WdU to find your polling place, poll hours, and wh… https://t.co/vwhv1YvLvdWhat an amazing, amazing night with @SpanbergerVA07 in Henrico - more than a thousand Virginians, together, fired u… https://t.co/6KeQ4rrxmG
11/6
2018
@pioneergrrrl @BishesBrew The 105 industrial oxford by @RedWingShoes !!TONIGHT: Join #TeamSpanberger for an Election Eve Rally in #Henrico! Let's get fired up to #Flipthe7th and reelect… https://t.co/T6KJ3UNRgu
Retweeted by Tim KaineLook who surprised our volunteers in #VA10 this afternoon – thank you so much @BarackObama for inspiring our team w… https://t.co/Fkfwbj7FM3
Retweeted by Tim KaineListen to this guy - grab another donut and keep at it. Make one more phone call. Knock one more door. The election… https://t.co/anMimFE5J414 years ago I asked my mailman what kind of shoes he wore—I was gearing up to run for Governor and I knew I’d need… https://t.co/dkvC55i98v
11/5
2018
GOTV in Arlington for @timkaine @RepDonBeyer @Matt4Arlington: knocked on 83 doors (well, 2 had doorbells), got a ye… https://t.co/SFAUEpcQWP
Retweeted by Tim KaineOut canvassing to #GOTV in #FXBG for @timkaine & @Vangie4Congress!!! You can too, join me at 1000 Snowden Hills Blv… https://t.co/ohtFfqWDAp
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11/3
2018

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