~ Programs identified for elimination by both Bush & Obama Administrations ~
Jun 16 2010
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) filed legislation today that would cancel more than $800 million in annual spending on 17 outdated, ineffective or duplicative programs in six federal agencies. These programs have been recommended for termination by the Office of Management and Budget during both the Bush and Obama administrations, yet Congress has so far refused to act on the OMB recommendations.
Sen. Warner Wins Bipartisan Support For Budget Language That Promotes Accountability in Stimulus & Health Reform Programs
Apr 23 2010
WASHINGTON. D.C. –- U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, has successfully amended the FY2011 Budget Resolution to require performance and accountability measurements to more closely monitor stimulus spending and to track the progress of the healthcare reform initiative.
Senator Warner released this statement following today’s 53-46 vote rejecting a bipartisan commission that would have made recommendations to Congress on federal budget and entitlement reforms.
~ Legislation offers a path to bipartisan solutions to reform entitlement programs ~
Dec 10 2009
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner today signed-on as an original co-sponsor of new legislation to create a bipartisan fiscal task force to address the nation’s long-term budget crisis.
~ Panel will advise ways to boost efficiency, save taxpayer dollars ~
Oct 29 2009
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today convened the first meeting of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee’s new Task Force on Government Performance. The bipartisan Task Force will examine the federal government’s management framework, recommend ways to improve the efficiency of federal programs and services, and identify potential taxpayer savings.
Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner today was appointed Chair of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee’s new Task Force on Government Performance. Chairman Kent Conrad announced creation of the Task Force today, and asked Senator Warner to lead this examination of the federal government’s management framework and identify opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of federal programs and services.
~Highway will Provide Expanded Access to Appalachian Region~
Jul 31 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Jim Webb (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) joined Senator Robert Byrd (D-VA), in introducing the Appalachian Development Highway System Completion Act of 2009, which will re-authorize the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS). Completion of this much-needed infrastructure would provide significant economic benefits to the region.