Tim Kaine

Tim Kaine

U.S. SENATOR TIM KAINE

D-VIRGINIA

SEEKING RE-ELECTION IN 2018

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VOTING RECORD: Project Vote Smart, GovTrackUS

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER
 

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 2/26/1958

EDUCATION: University of Missouri (B.A.), Harvard Law School (J.D.)

OCCUPATION: Lawyer

FAMILY: Married, 3 Children

RELIGION: Roman Catholic

CAREER:

  • Mayor of Richmond, VA (1998-2000)
  • Lieutenant Governor of VA (2002-2006)
  • Governor of VA (2006-2010)
  • Chairman of the DNC (2009-2011)

COMMITTEES:

  • Committee on Armed Services
  • Committee on the Budget
  • Committee on Foreign Relations 
  • Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

ELECTED: 2012

 

ISRAEL


  • Co-sponsored U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act which states that Israel is a major strategic partner of the United States and directs the U.S. to engage in cooperative activities with Israel in the areas such as water, energy, agriculture and homeland security
  • Supports Israel’s right to self-defense to protect its citizens against acts of terrorism
  • Supports a two-state solution
  • Supports funding for Israel’s Iron Dome Defense System

CHOICE


  • Earned a 100 percent pro-choice rating from NARAL
  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Supports Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive insurance coverage policy
  • Voted against the Blunt Amendment, also known as the Birth Control Refusal Law, which would have allowed any employer to refuse to cover contraception or any health service required under the health reform law for virtually any reason
  • Supported increased funding for women’s health services, which includes Title X family planning programs

 

In His Own Words


I am proud to sponsor important legislation to protect women's right to health care from interference by their employers … Contraception is an important preventive health service which has been constitutionally protected…” 1 

“I support Israel's right to defend itself against unprovoked rocket attacks launched by Hamas and other terrorist organizations…I call for Hamas to stop its unprovoked rocket attacks. And I also call on President Abbas to recognize that Hamas will not seek peace. He should separate the Palestinian Authority from this terrorist organization and both Israel and the Palestinian Authority should renew the hard quest for co-existence." 2 

SOURCES: 1 www.kaine.senate.gov, 2 www.kaine.senate.gov

 

Interesting Facts


He is one of just 20 Americans (and the only Virginian) to have represented his community as a Mayor, Governor, and United States Senator.

He was Hillary Clinton's pick for Vice Presidential candidate in the 2016 Presidential Election.