U.S. is losing about $50 million in exports for each day confirmation is delayed
Jun 30 2016
On the one year anniversary of the Export-Import Bank being unable to fully function, 42 Senators called on the chairman of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee to hold a vote on the nominee to the Export-Import Bank Board.
"The catfish inspection program is a waste of taxpayer dollars."
Recognized for leading on consumer protections and marketplace fairness
May 23 2016
Today Sen. Warner was named as a ‘Hero of Main Street’ by the National Retail Federation for his consistent support of legislation focusing on international trade, workforce policies, tax reform, and healthcare policies that work for both employees and their employers.
Speaker Paul Ryan announced today that the Prime Minister of India will address a joint session of Congress during his visit to the U.S. this summer
Apr 28 2016
“As co-chairs of the Senate India Caucus, we welcome Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Capitol Hill during his trip to the United States. Speaker Ryan’s decision to invite Prime Minister Modi to address Congress demonstrates the growing commitment to strengthening the strategic partnership between the U.S. and India."
Will bring together tech, intel, law enforcement, global commerce and privacy experts to make recommendations to protect privacy and public safety; proposal has support from a broad range of stakeholders
Feb 29 2016
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) led a bipartisan group of colleagues in the Senate and House today in introducing legislation to establish an independent National Commission on Security and Technology Challenges.
For the last year, Sen. Warner has been calling for better data on the on-demand workforce
Jan 25 2016
Sen. Warner released the following statement on today’s announcement? by the U.S. Department of Labor that it will launch a new round of the Contingent Worker Supplement (CWS) to the Current Population Survey (CPS) – the gold standard of measuring who is doing what in the American workforce – for the first time since 2005:
Sens. Warner (D-VA) and John Cornyn (R-TX) urged President Obama to discuss loosening current Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) restrictions in the e-commerce sector with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his upcoming trip to India.
Jan 14 2016
Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA), along with Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today NASA awarded a new multiyear contract to Orbital ATK, a Virginia based company, to deliver cargo and supplies to the International Space Station from spaceports, including the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) located at Wallops Island.
Retailers: Warner’s tech, business background gives him a ‘think outside the box’ approach that ‘sets him apart in Washington’
Jan 06 2016
Sen. Warner, a Capitol Hill leader on issues of cybersecurity and consumer protection, was the only elected official included in a list of 25 leaders highlighted by the National Retail Federation for national leadership on issues of concern to the country’s leading retail organization.
Stronger traceability requirements will better protect hard-working, law-abiding Virginia and Maryland watermen
Sep 15 2015
Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA) urged President Obama to protect Virginia and Maryland’s seafood industry by strengthening efforts to prevent seafood fraud.
The Ex-Im Bank Supported More than 160,000 U.S. Jobs Tied to Exports Last Year
Jun 30 2015
The Export-Import Bank levels the playing field for U.S. exporters – many of them small businesses – by matching the financing that other governments provide to their exporters, and it does so at no cost to the taxpayer. In fact, over the last two decades, the Ex-Im Bank has actually helped reduce the deficit by generating nearly $7 billion more than it costs to operate.
Daines, Manchin, King lead bipartisan effort to ensure high-speed broadband for rural communities
Jun 08 2015
Senator Warner joined Senators Steve Daines (R-MT), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Angus King (I-ME) today in a bipartisan effort to ensure the federal government prioritizes high-speed broadband access for rural Americans.
Trade Promotion Authority Act approved by the Senate on bipartisan 62-37 vote
May 22 2015
“I am pleased that the Senate has voted to approve this bipartisan trade bill because increased trade is good for U.S. businesses, workers, and our economy."
May 14 2015
“Trade is key to Virginia’s economy, with exports from Virginia companies totaling more than $19 billion in goods last year.”
Following letter by Warner, Kaine & colleagues, Departments of Labor and Homeland Security provide interim relief from H-2B ruling
Mar 17 2015
Today, U.S. Sens. Warner and Kaine praised the Departments of Labor and Homeland Security for providing interim relief to Virginia businesses that rely on seasonal workers, including the seafood industry, but underscored that many details must still be worked out.
Senator Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah was joined by co-sponsors Senators Blunt, Coons, Inhofe, and Warner, in cheering passage of the Hatch-Blunt Internet Governance Awareness Week resolution (S. Res. 71), which cleared the Senate by unanimous consent on Thursday night.
Sen. Warner Provides Information & Resources to Help Virginians Potentially Impacted by Anthem Data Breach
Anthem is Va.’s largest insurer; also serves state & federal employees, retirees
Feb 05 2015
Sen. Mark Warner provided a variety of useful resources and an online form on his Senate website for Virginians potentially impacted by the cyberattack targeting Anthem to contact his office for assistance.
Three-day Republic Day trip marks 65th anniversary of India’s constitution
Jan 21 2015
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, (D-VA), co-chair of the bipartisan Senate India Caucus, will travel with President Obama to attend India's Republic Day celebration marking the 65th anniversary of the adoption of India’s constitution.
~ Calls on Patent Office to limit low-quality, vague patents and improve patent examination process ~
Aug 07 2014
Senator Warner urged the U.S. Department of Commerce Patent and Trademark Office to reduce abusive patent troll lawsuits by improving the patent process and limiting low-quality, vague patents.
~ Warner recognized for leading on consumer protections, fixing the Affordable Care Act ~
Aug 01 2014
The National Retail Federation (NRF) has named U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) their Legislator of the Year for his work in Congress on behalf of small businesses.
~ Letter follows establishment of Presidential Task Force on Combating Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud ~
Jul 25 2014
Sens. Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), and Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA-1) urged the Administration to include fraudulent labeling of crab meat in its efforts to combat fishing and seafood fraud.
~ Propose Specific Ideas to Counter Vladimir Putin’s Energy Influence in Ukraine, Europe ~
Mar 18 2014
In response to the crisis in Ukraine, Sens. Warner and Hoeven (R-ND) today announced bipartisan proposals to expedite the U.S. Department of Energy’s review of applications to export U.S. natural gas.
Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined a group of five Senators to write a letter urging a Chinese drywall manufacturer to pay for the damage caused by its product in the United States, including in many Virginia homes.
“This is not the way to welcome tourists, business people arriving in Va.”
Feb 21 2014
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today asked the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for an explanation of exceptionally long lines and wait times commonly experienced by passengers arriving on international flights at Virginia’s Dulles International Airport.
U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) today sent a bipartisan letter to the head of the Federal Trade Commission requesting establishment of a Merchant and Retail Industry Information Sharing Analysis Center (MRI-ISAC), which would allow stores and retail businesses to share threats and vulnerabilities about data breaches and hacking attempts.