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Young People and Students
  • Presidential Proclamation: 40th Anniversary of the 26th Amendment

    "Forty years ago, the 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution took effect, lowering the universal voting age in America from 21 years to 18 years. Millions of young Americans were extended the right to vote, empowering more young people than ever before to help shape our country."

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  • Chairman Tim Kaine Commends Nancy Pelosi for "Historic" Tenure as House Speaker

    Chairman Tim Kaine commends outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her historic service to the American people as Speaker over the last four years, fighting to "to increase the minimum wage, expand college aid, enhance and improve services for veterans and boost fuel efficiency standards. Her leadership in passing the Recovery Act, Affordable Care Act, Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, expansion of health care for children, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Wall Street reform and other key legislation ensure that her term as Speaker will be remembered as a time when the foundation was established for an era of greater progress, security, justice, fairness and prosperity for the American people."

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  • Chairman Tim Kaine’s Statement on the DREAM Act

    The DREAM Act is a commonsense bill that has the backing of leaders from both sides of the aisle as well as the support of the President, the Defense Department, and the Secretaries of Homeland Security and Education. It is a bill that would strengthen the American military and economy by offering legal status to young undocumented immigrants who are willing to serve in the U.S. military or pursue higher education in order to get right with the law.

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  • Chairman Tim Kaine’s Statement on the DREAM Act

    Chairman Tim Kaine urges Republicans in Congress to drop their partisan obstruction and join with Democrats to pass the DREAM Act—legislation that would strengthen our nation’s military and economy.

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