Sen. Kaine holds roundtable discussion in Hampton with military families

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) meets with military families in Hampton, Virginia Friday, March 3, 2017. Credit: WAVY/Laura Caso

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) on Friday held the first of two roundtable talks with military families in Hampton.

Kaine wants to make sure the voices of local military families are heard on a national level.

“We are going to go back and look at can we do something in the defense authorizing bill to do something about these issues,” said Kaine. “With everything else gridlocked in Congress, the one bill that passes every year and you can take it to the bank and guarantee it is the Defense Authorizing Bill because we need to support the military.”

A news release from Kaine’s office stated that the senator helped introduce the Senate Military Families Caucus, a bipartisan forum for senators to address the challenges American families with members serving in the armed forces are facing.

Kaine’s Hampton discussion was held at Thomas Nelson Community College.