Kaine received his B.A. , Kaine is a firearms owner. , Among Kaine's greatest challenges as governor came during the 2008–09 economic crisis; the Washington Post wrote that "perhaps his greatest success was keeping the state running despite [the crisis]. Two polls released in September 2005 showed Kaine loosing Kilgore—by four percentage points in a Washington Post poll and by one percentage point in a Mason-Dixon/Roanoke Times poll. , Kaine made the following appointments to his Virginia Governor's Cabinet:, As governor, Kaine made a number of appointments to the Virginia state courts. , Kaine is fluent in Spanish as a result of his nine months in Honduras. He predicted that the Roman Catholic Church would someday adopt his view.  Kaine argued for the bill by citing his "frustration" over the sloppiness of "process and communication over decisions of war", noting that "presidents tend to overreach and Congress sometimes willingly ducks tough votes and decisions. 110.5k Followers, 68 Following, 500 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Tim Kaine (@timkaine) Kaine was the Democratic nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 2016 election as the running mate of Hillary Clinton.  Many African Americans were outraged that Lee would appear on city walls, while Southern heritage groups demanded that Lee's picture remain. That kind of message can sell anywhere. We all have to do better. "Tim Kaine Recalled for Commitment to Richmond's African-Americans". , Kaine has expressed concern about sea level rise (a major consequence of climate change), and in particular its effect on coastal Virginia.  He voted against passage of legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. , Kaine was sworn in as governor at the colonial Capitol at Williamsburg, on January 14, 2006, the first governor since Thomas Jefferson to be inaugurated there. I have participated in this debate for over a decade as a governor and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. , Kaine ran for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 2001. ", In July 2016, Kaine said that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement was "an improvement of the status quo" in terms of it being an "upgrade of labor standards... environmental standards... intellectual property protections", but maintained that he had not yet decided how to vote on final approval of the agreement, citing "significant concerns" over TPP's dispute resolution mechanism.  He was chosen by a majority-black City Council, becoming the city's first white mayor in more than ten years. " Some of the vetoes were overridden, while others were sustained. 2002-2006: Lieutenant Governor of Virginia 4. Texas. Kaine graduated from Harvard Law School with a law degree in 1983, and was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1984. Kaine also met with the Jesuit Refugee Service to discuss refugees and met with Vatican officials to discuss Latin American issues.  Kaine later touted Project Exile during his campaign for lieutenant governor in 2001. , Kaine was the first Virginian since Woodrow Wilson to be on a major party's ticket, and was the first Virginian to run for vice president on a major party's ticket since John Tyler in 1840; he was also the first senator or former senator from Virginia to be on a major party's ticket since Tyler.  Kaine praised bipartisan initiatives in Virginia "to make record investments in education" and to improve veterans' access to veterans' benefits. in economics from the University of Missouri in 1979. Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine (born February 26, 1958) is an American politician. , According to John Moeser, a professor emeritus of urban studies and planning at Virginia Commonwealth University and later a visiting fellow at the University of Richmond's Center for Civic Engagement, during his time as mayor, Kaine "was energetic, charismatic and, most important, spoke openly about his commitment to racial reconciliation in Richmond. Until 2004, the mayor of Richmond was chosen by the city council from among its membership; under the present system, the mayor is chosen by popular vote. 2006-2010: Governor of Virginia 3. Introducing Kaine, President Obama refers repeatedly to the "chairman" (not "chair"), of the Democratic National Committee. We don't need to make people's reproductive decisions for them. , In 2014, Kaine argued that the U.S. military intervention against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), undertaken by President Obama, was unconstitutional without a new congressional authorization for the use of military force against ISIL.  The same month, Kaine delivered an address on "The Truman Doctrine at 70" at London's Chatham House.  Kaine was unopposed for the Democratic nomination.  He was a founding member of the Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness.  Kaine has taken several trips throughout the Middle East, meeting with the leaders of states such as Turkey and Israel. ", Kaine, a Roman Catholic, is personally against abortion, but is "largely inclined to keep the law out of women's reproductive decisions. Kaine endorsed Hillary Clinton's presidential bid in 2016, and campaigned actively for Clinton in seven states during the primaries.  (At the time of his 2016 vice presidential campaign, Kaine had an 88% score for 2015, and a 91% lifetime score. Kaine was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  Obama later wrote that he had ultimately narrowed down the choice for his running mate to Kaine and Biden. [d], On September 27, 2007, just weeks after appointing Esam Omeish to the 20-member Virginia Commission on Immigration, Kaine learned that Omeish had made videos accusing Israel of genocide and calling for the impeachment of President Bush. He traveled overseas on mission helping the poorest of the poor in Honduras. , Kaine has a 100% rating from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and an "F" rating from the NRA.  In September 2016, in advance of a UN Security Council resolution 2334 condemning Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, Kaine signed an AIPAC-sponsored letter urging President Obama to veto "one-sided" resolutions against Israel. He was chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2009 to 2011. , Kaine supports the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which expands the cases in which worker can sue against gender pay discrimination. In it, Kaine criticized the Bush administration's No Child Left Behind Act for "wreaking havoc on local school districts"; criticized congressional Republicans for cutting student loan programs; and condemned as "reckless" Bush's spending increases and tax cuts.. ", On December 11, 2014, after a five-month campaign by Kaine, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved by 10–8 (straight party lines) a measure authorizing military force against ISIL, but barring the use of ground troops. Kaine voted against to tax increases, and supported a tax abatement program for renovated buildings, which was credited for a housing-renovation boom in the city. Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (2002–2006), Democratic response to State of the Union address, Energy, the environment, and conservation, Democratic National Committee chair (2009–2011), Abortion, birth control, and sex education, Many news reports say that Kaine worked in Honduras as part of the. , Kaine supported passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009 ("Obamacare"), saying in 2012: "I was a supporter and remain a supporter of the Affordable Care Act. , On January 31, 2006, Kaine gave the Democratic response to President George W. Bush's 2006 State of the Union address. He was first elected to public office in 1994, when he won a seat on the Richmond City Council. " He has criticized those who "frame the debate as a conflict between an economy and the environment," saying that "protecting the environment is good for the economy. But after that, Goldwater stayed in the Senate for almost two more decades, retiring in 1987 when John McCain took his seat. Latest news, headlines, analysis, photos and videos on Tim Kaine On June 11, 2013, Kaine delivered a speech on the Senate floor in support of the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" immigration bill. , Kaine personally opposes capital punishment, but presided over eleven executions while governor.  In 1988, Kaine started teaching legal ethics as an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond School of Law. , While in the Senate, Kaine has continued to teach part-time at the University of Richmond.. " In September he published a campaign book co-authored with Clinton, Stronger Together. Kaine made two appointments[c] to the Supreme Court of Virginia, naming Chesapeake circuit judge S. Bernard Goodwyn to the Court in 2007 and Virginia Court of Appeals Judge LeRoy F. Millette Jr. to the Court in 2008. " The letter prompted criticism from progressives who viewed it as anti-regulation.  A third candidate, independent state Senator H. Russell Potts Jr., ran as an "independent Republican"—and received 43,953 votes (2.2%).  Kaine believes that both abstinence and contraceptives must be taught, and that education should be evidence-based.  Richmond was named one of "the 10 best cities in America to do business" by Forbes magazine during Kaine's term. Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown joined Sens. The senators wrote that U.S. foreign assistance to Central American countries, by improving stability and alleviating poverty in the region, reduced Central American migration flows to the U.S., In 2019, Kaine was a cosponsor of the South China Sea and East China Sea Sanctions Act, a bipartisan bill reintroduced by Marco Rubio and Ben Cardin that was intended to disrupt China's consolidation or expansion of its claims of jurisdiction over both the sea and airspace in disputed zones in the South China Sea..  Kaine vetoed a number of bills to expand the death sentence to more crimes, saying: "I do not believe that further expansion of the death penalty is necessary to protect human life or provide for public safety needs. , In 2008, Kaine supported a coal-fired power plant project in Wise County, clashing with environmentalists who opposed the project. , In July 2019, Kaine and fifteen other Senate Democrats introduced the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act, a bill to mandate that ICE agents get approval from a supervisor before undertaking an immigration raid or other enforcement actions at "sensitive locations" (schools, hospitals, places of worship, and courthouses) with the exception of special circumstances. , In 2007, Kaine secured increases in state funding for nursing in the Virginia General Assembly and announced a 10% salary increase for nursing faculty above the normal salary increase for state employees, plus additional funds for scholarships for nursing master's programs. " In the 2010 midterms, the DNC under Kaine's leadership outraised the Republican National Committee (RNC) by some $30 million.  He defeated the incumbent City Councilman Benjamin P. A. Warthen by 97 votes.  Kaine spent four terms on the City Council, the latter two as Mayor of Richmond. , In February 2011, after Kaine spoke to union leaders in Madison, Organizing for America got involved in Wisconsin's budget battle and opposed Republican-sponsored anti-union legislation. The proposal is a more incrementalist alternative to Bernie Sanders's push for "Medicare for All" (single-payer health care). A member of the Democratic Party, Kaine was first elected to the Senate in 2012.  At Rockhurst, Kaine joined the debate team and was elected student body president.  The Washington Post noted: "Unable to raise taxes and required by law to balance the budget, he was forced to make unpopular cuts that led to such things as shuttered highway rest stops and higher public university tuition. 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The DOD has been relatively quiet during this public debate and has never shared their objections with me before.  While running a vocational center that taught carpentry and welding, he also helped increase the school's enrollment by recruiting local villagers. , Kaine and Republican senator John McCain of Arizona introduced the War Powers Consultation Act of 2014, which would replace the War Powers Act of 1973, bringing the Congress back into decisions on the deployment of U.S. military forces. During Tuesday remarks on the Senate …  Kaine's family moved to Overland Park, Kansas, when Kaine was two years old, and he grew up in the Kansas City area.  Obama ultimately selected Biden to become the vice-presidential nominee. , In July 2019, following reports that the Trump administration intended to end protections of spouses, parents and children of active-duty service members from deportation, Kaine was one of twenty-two senators to sign a letter led by Tammy Duckworth arguing that the program allowed service members the ability "to fight for the United States overseas and not worry that their spouse, children, or parents will be deported while they are away" and that the program's termination would cause both personal hardship and a negatively impact for service members in combat. " The New York Times wrote that Kaine "was by all accounts instrumental in bridging the city's racial divide.  Among other recommendations, the panel proposed many mental health reforms. , In accordance with longstanding political custom in the U.S., upon being nominated for vice president Kaine publicly released his full tax returns for the last ten years.  The final opinion polls of the race before the November election showed Kaine slightly edging ahead of Kilgore. 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Crouch (2006–2010), Senior Advisor for Workforce – Daniel G. LeBlanc (2006–2010), This page was last edited on 15 January 2021, at 00:29. The speech was entirely in Spanish, marking the first time a senator had ever made a speech on the Senate floor in a language other than English. Leaders Push Increase In Taxes, Fees To Aid Roads, Kaine Tries to Steer Support for Traffic Budget, Kaine's Versatile Appeal Gives Him a Shot to Run With Obama, Va. Gov. , In his 2018 Senate campaign against Republican nominee and Trump ally Corey Stewart, Kaine had the endorsement of The Richmond Times-Dispatch, marking the first time in decades the paper had endorsed a Democrat. Kaine served as governor from 2006 to 2010. , In 2007, Republicans in the General Assembly passed their own transportation-funding bill. , According to The New York Times, Kaine "is widely described by people in his political orbit as a likable if less than charismatic figure...guided by moral convictions that flow from his deep Christian faith. On January 31, 2006, Kaine gave the Democratic response to President George W. Bush's 2006 State of the Union address. ", During the 2016 presidential campaign, Kaine noted that his position on same-sex marriage was "at odds with the current doctrine of the church that I still attend." I have a moral position against the death penalty.  Nevertheless, Democrats lost control of the House and lost seats in the Senate amidst a Tea Party backlash. In government, we have enough things to worry about. The money would raised through increases in taxes and fees that would have raised an estimated $4 billion in revenue over four years.  In 2015, Kaine joined a group of Senate Democrats in a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White that said the ruling "reversed long-standing precedent and has moved our country in a different and disturbing direction when it comes to corporate influence in politics."  He also supports legislation to bar weapons sales to suspected terrorists on the No Fly List. " Kaine supports some legal restrictions on abortion, such as requiring parental consent for minors (with a judicial bypass procedure) and banning late-term abortions in cases where the woman's life is not at risk. , In October 2006, Kaine signed an executive order banning smoking in all government buildings and state-owned cars as of January 1, 2007. , Kaine supports President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) programs, which would allow up to five million undocumented immigrants to gain deferral of deportation and authorization to legally work in the United States. What's a Nice Guy Like Tim Kaine Doing in a Job Like This? He’s passed legislation to reduce veterans' unemployment, fund childhood cancer research, protect open space, provide better tools to deal with campus sexual assault, expand career and technical education, and finally obtain federal recognition for Virginia Indian tribes. " Kaine responded with an ad "in which he told voters that he opposes capital punishment but would take an oath and enforce the death penalty. , He plays the harmonica and often travels with several. Kaine filmed announcement videos in English and Spanish. ", He's No One's Idea of a Liberal Hero, But Tim Kaine Is a Natural Fit for Clinton: Behind the Virginia senator's moderate reputation is a history of quiet progressive activism, "Obama joins Wisconsin's budget battle, opposing Republican anti-union bill", Virginia Gov.  Kaine practiced law in Richmond for 17 years, specializing in fair housing law and representing clients discriminated against on the basis of race or disability. n July 1998, Kaine was elected mayor of Richmond, Virginia.  Previous mayors had treated the role as primarily a ceremonial one, with the city manager effectively operating the city; Kaine treated the office as a full-time job, taking a more hands-on role. Timothy M. Kaine to resume teaching career in law and leadership at University of Richmond after end of his term in January 2010, "Kaine provides Clinton ticket with more lobbying, fundraising ties", "Mike Henry Returns to Va. Kaine has chosen a path similar to that of another Armed Services chair, Barry Goldwater.Centrist-with-a-smile Kaine couldn’t be more different than the late senator, a crusty conservative who was crushed by Lyndon Johnson in the 1964 election. In this way, Kaine says that the United States should no longer see itself as the indispensable nation, but rather the "exemplary democracy.  Three conservative groups—the American Conservative Union, the Club for Growth, and Heritage Action—gave Kaine zero percent ratings in the few years before 2016, while the liberal group Americans for Democratic Action gave Kaine a 90% rating in 2014. , In July 2007, during the debate on the Silver Line of the Washington Metro through Tysons Corner, Kaine supported an elevated track solution in preference to a tunnel, citing costs and potential delays that would put federal funding at risk. Clinton-Kaine did win Virginia, the only Southern state to vote for the Democratic ticket, a victory attributed in part to Kaine.  To maintain democracy in democratic countries, Kaine proposes the creation of an intergovernmental organization consisting of all the world's democracies in which states can cooperate on solutions to problems such as corruption and voter inclusion. [dubious – discuss], In 2007, the Republican-controlled Virginia General Assembly passed legislation, with "overwhelming bipartisan support," to require girls to receive the HPV vaccine (which immunizes recipients against a virus that causes cervical cancer) before entering high school.  According to Kaine, American foreign policy has suffered a lack of direction since the 1990s because the end of the Cold War rendered irrelevant America's previous grand strategy, which Kaine identifies as the Truman Doctrine. - The New York Times", "Remarks Announcing the Appointment of Tim Kaine as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee", "Tim Kaine and the Future of Obama For America", "Why Is Tim Kaine So Low-Key as DNC Chair? , The New York Times reported that Clinton's husband, former president Bill Clinton, privately backed Kaine as his wife's vice-presidential selection, noting his domestic and national security résumé.  Kaine filmed announcement videos in English and Spanish and was unopposed for the Democratic nomination. 1990), Linwood Michael ("Woody") (b.  Kaine also participated in a White House roundtable discussion on high-speed rail in 2009.  Nat, the eldest son, is a United States Marine. Kaine was sworn in for a six-year term on January 3, 2013, reuniting him with Mark Warner, the senior senator. What's a Nice Guy Like Tim Kaine Doing in a Job Like This?  The Democratic-controlled Senate supported the plan, but the Republican-controlled House was ultimately unwilling to approve the taxes necessary to carry out the project, however, and the effort failed even after a special session of the legislature was called over the transportation-funding stalemate. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 38th lieutenant governor of Virginia from 2002 to 2006 and 70th governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010. 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Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, Tim Kaine of Virginia, Michael Bennet of Colorado, and Martin Heinrich of … ", As governor, Kaine successfully protected 400,000 acres (1,600 km2) of Virginia land from development, fulfilling a promise that he made in 2005. He took a break during law school to work with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Honduras. 1995). ", In February 2018, Kaine was one of eighteen senators to sign a letter to President Trump arguing that striking North Korea with "a preventative or preemptive U.S. military strike would lack either a constitutional basis or legal authority" without congressional approval. , Within the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, Kaine is a member of the Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development (for which he is the ranking member), the Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, the Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, and the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women's Issues. , Kaine favors an increase in the minimum wage. , Kaine voted with his party more than 90% of the time. , Kaine and most legislative Democrats opposed the Republican legislation, stating that it was inadequate to address traffic congestion and that the withdrawal of funds from the general fund would affect core services such as health care, law enforcement, and education. 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Based on the panel's recommendations, Kaine proposed $42 million of investment in mental health programs and reforms, included "boosting access to outpatient and emergency mental health services, increasing the number of case managers and improving monitoring of community-based providers.  Kaine also publicly released medical records; his physician, Brian P. Monahan, the Attending Physician of the United States Congress, wrote in a letter that Kaine was "in overall excellent health. Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia faced the fury of online backlash and ridicule after claiming that the United States "created slavery." As Mayor of Richmond, City Councilman, as Governor for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and most recently, in the U.S. Senate. 2 Office, "Virginia Gov. , Kaine was sworn in as governor at the colonial Capitol at Williamsburg, on January 14, 2006, the first governor since Thomas Jefferson to be inaugurated there. 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