Tim Kaine works with politicians of both parties to get things done

 

Tim Kaine worked with the Bush administration to build rail-to-Dulles, winning praise from Republicans.

• Mary Peters, Bush’s Secretary Of Transportation: "Gov. Tim Kaine Deserves Much Credit For His Overwhelming Commitment To This Proposal And For Spearheading The Changes Necessary To Move It Forward.” [The Bond Buyer, 5/1/08]

• Republican Congressman Frank Wolf: “Governor Kaine, Senator Warner And Secretary Peters Deserve Credit For Providing The Necessary Leadership In Continuing To Push This Project Forward.” [Rep. Frank Wolf, Press Release, 12/4/12]

• Former Republican Senator John Warner: “Governor Kaine And United States Transportation Secretary Mary Peters And Federal Transit Administrator (FTA) Jim Simpson Have Exercised Outstanding Leadership In Working Together To Establish A Path Forward For The Rail To Dulles.” [Senator John Warner, Press Release, 5/1/08]

 

  Tim Kaine worked with the Obama administration to stop an aircraft carrier from moving out of Virginia

• Kaine And Sen. Webb Met With President Obama To Express Opposition To Moving An Aircraft Carrier Located In Norfolk To Florida. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported, “He described as ‘pretty strong’ the chances that Norfolk will remain the home of all five nuclear-powered aircraft carriers based on the East Coast. The Pentagon has postponed a decision on whether to move a carrier to Mayport Naval Air Station in Florida. The governor said he and Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., met with President Barack Obama on the issue the day after Obama's inauguration. ‘I think we made a pretty good case to the White House and DOD [the Department of Defense] why it didn't make sense,’ Kaine said.” [Richmond Times – Dispatch, 4/11/09]

• In an article entitled, “Navy cancels carrier move from Norfolk to Florida,” ABC13 reported, “There's good news for the Hampton Roads economy -- the Navy's proposed budget has no money to move a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier from Norfolk Naval Station to Naval Station Mayport, Florida. The announcement that there will continue to be 5 nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in the Hampton Roads region through 2020 came Monday from the congressional delegation.” [ABC13, WVEC.com, 2/13/12]