Senator Kaine on the Congressional response to COVID-19
As COVID-19 continues to upend life around the world, Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined a Meridian virtual convening to discuss steps that Congress has taken to respond to the economic and food crises caused by the pandemic. As a Member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Kaine examined how U.S. defense and foreign policy is being conducted during this time of heightened worldwide tensions. He called for increased transparency and noted that the administration should not suppress the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from issuing state reopening guidelines or announcing testing targets. Senator Kaine stressed the dangers of pursuing anti-immigration policies at a time when people and nations need to unite, urging for comprehensive immigration reform. “I am a huge believer in that things work better in the world if we’re engaged globally,” Kaine concluded. Watch the full conversation here.
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