Seeks recommendations on ways to strengthen stock trading
Aug 23 2013
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate's Banking Committee, sent the following letter today to Mary Jo White, chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Sen. Warner asks White to look into Thursday afternoon's three-hour breakdown in trading on the NASDAQ exchange.
Sen. Warner Joins 15 Colleagues in Urging Greater Consumer Protection for Workers Paid with Payroll Cards
Senators call on consumer agencies to help protect workers from exorbitant fees
Jul 12 2013
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) has joined 15 of his colleagues in calling for an investigation into the fees and practices associated with pre-paid “payroll cards,” cards some employers use to pay their employees instead of payroll checks or direct deposit
Sen. Warner and Colleagues Urge Investigation of Allegations that 'Debt Relief' Firms are Exploiting Students
Enforcement needed to stop private companies from profiting off students participating in free federal repayment programs
Jul 12 2013
U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) today joined with 20 of their Senate colleagues to call on federal officials to investigate allegations that so-called “debt relief” companies have been using deceptive practices to profit from students seeking assistance in repaying their college loans.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Mark Begich (D-AK), Harry Reid (D-NV), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Dean Heller (R-NV), and Tim Scott (R-SC), introduced a resolution yesterday recognizing National Travel and Tourism Week to emphasize the importance of the travel and tourism sector for the economies of communities throughout the nation.
WASHINGTON – On Monday, May 6, 2013, the California State Senate unanimously passed legislation calling on Congress to pass, and the president to sign into law, Startup Act 3.0 – the strongest, most comprehensive jobs and high-skilled immigration reform bill on the table in Congress. U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), authors of Startup Act 3.0, lauded the passage as an important step toward breaking the log-jam of inaction in Washington.
Sen. Warner to Serve as Chairman of Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation & Export Promotion
Apr 25 2013
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today was appointed Chairman of the Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion Subcommittee by Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV). The subcommittee works to strengthen U.S. competitiveness by promoting trade, investment, innovation and manufacturing.
Sens. Webb, Warner Urge Enforcement of Trade Duties to Ensure Fair Competition for Virginia Furniture Makers
~ Millions of dollars in antidumping fines remain uncollected ~
Nov 28 2012
Sens. Jim Webb (D-VA), Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Richard Burr (R-NC), and Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Virginia Foxx (R-NC), sent a joint letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano today urging immediate action to collect unpaid duties owed by importers of wooden bedroom furniture made in China.
Senators Warner and Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) today re-introduced the Radio Spectrum Inventory Act, legislation to help make more spectrum available to meet the growing demand for wireless broadband and other radio-based services.
Call on Senate Leadership to reach an agreement to consider bill in July
Jun 19 2012
Senator Warner and Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), members of the both the Select Committee on Intelligence and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today urged the Senate Leadership to ensure transparent deliberation and a full and open debate on cyber security legislation this summer.
Sen. Warner's Initiatives to Expand Broadband Infrastructure Advanced by President's Executive Order
~ Initiatives will reduce cost of installing broadband, save taxpayer dollars, and help Virginia businesses stay competitive ~
Jun 13 2012
Senator Warner announced today that two of his proposals to promote more rapid and cost-effective expansion of broadband networks will be advanced through an Executive Order to be signed by the President.
~ Bipartisan ‘Startup Act 2.0’ addresses tax & regulatory policies, STEM visas and R&D ~
May 22 2012
Senators Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) today introduced bipartisan legislation, Startup Act 2.0, to help jumpstart the economy through the creation and growth of new businesses and jobs. It is based upon research showing that for close to three decades, companies less than five years old have created almost all of the net new jobs in America.
~ As White House Hosts ‘Insourcing American Jobs’ Forum, Warner Promotes Va.to CEOs in India ~
Jan 11 2012
Senator Warner, the leader of a five-member congressional delegation currently visiting India, is promoting bipartisan legislation that encourages Indian companies to create new manufacturing jobs here in America. Senator Warner discussed his America Recruits Act onshoring proposal in meetings with India’s Finance Minister and other government officials in New Dehli on Monday.
Dec 21 2011
Washington, DC - Senators Jim Webb and Mark R. Warner today announced the approval of $26.85 million for the expansion of Craney Island in the Fiscal Year 2012 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. As in previous years, the Senators requested that the Administration and the Appropriations Committee include funding for Craney Island for the coming fiscal year. The bill now goes to the President for his signature.
~ Funds will allow free broadband services for the Flat Top/Sandy Ridge Volunteer Fire Department and a new community center ~
Aug 22 2011
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a $1.5 million grant to the Scott County Telephone Cooperative (SCTC) to build out its network in order to provide high speed internet service in the previously unserved Flat Top/Sandy Ridge area of Scott County.
Senators Warner and John Kerry sent a letter today to the Federal Communications Commission urging reform of the Universal Service Fund in order to better deploy broadband service across the country.
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA-10) today announced a bipartisan legislative push to encourage the creation of new manufacturing jobs here in America, strengthen worker training and industry certification programs, and expand U.S. exports.
~ Bill also promotes broadband deployment ~
Mar 09 2011
U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced a bill today to promote broadband deployment by improving the process for future federal wireless spectrum auctions. “Demand for mobile devices and services are expected to skyrocket over the next 5 to 10 years,” Senator Warner said. “This bill is one element of our strategy to make better use of spectrum - a finite resource - and keep America on the cutting-edge of wireless technology."
Sen. Warner introduces bill to free-up unused wireless spectrum & generate revenue to reduce the deficit
~ Bill will increase network capacity by incentivizing auctions of licensed spectrum ~
Feb 18 2011
Senator Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) has introduced legislation to create wireless spectrum incentive auctions, which would enable license holders to return their underutilized spectrum to the federal government.
Bill would require federal buildings to install small wireless base stations to free up commercial network capacity
Dec 03 2010
U.S. Senators Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA) introduced legislation requiring the installation of small wireless base stations in all publicly accessible federal buildings in order to increase wireless coverage and free up essential commercial network capacity.
Grants will provide high-speed, affordable broadband and create jobs
Aug 19 2010
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Jim Webb announced today that Virginia has received a combined $26 million in federal grants for three regional projects that will expand rural broadband access, creating hundreds of jobs and providing a platform for additional economic activity and job creation. The U.S. Department of Commerce grants target rural and economically distressed areas with low rates of broadband accessibility.
~ AMERICA RECRUITS ACT will encourage companies to locate jobs here in the U.S. ~
Feb 09 2010
U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today introduced legislation that provides an additional incentive to encourage overseas employers to create and locate jobs here in the United States. The America Recruits Act of 2010 allows the U.S. Department of Commerce to provide federal loan incentives of up to $10,000 for each new job created in the advanced manufacturing and information technology industries. It would be added to existing state, regional and local economic development incentives, and it would target those projects that would locate new jobs in the nation’s economically distressed regions where unemployment is the highest.
Feb 08 2010
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner and Representatives Tom Perriello and Rick Boucher today announced two grants totaling more than $21.5 million to expand broadband Internet infrastructure in Virginia. The grants, awarded through the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), will support the deployment of broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas, enhance and expand public computer centers, and encourage sustainable adoption of broadband service. These investments will help bridge the technological divide, boost economic growth and create jobs.
Virginia, Florida, Louisiana Senators Introduce Resolution Urging Mortgage Relief for Homeowners with Contaminated Drywall
~ Bipartisan measure builds on efforts to assist 1,300 homeowners in 26 states ~
Nov 04 2009
WASHINGTON – Senators Mark Warner and Jim Webb joined four of their Senate colleagues from Florida and Louisiana in introducing a Resolution today that urges banks and mortgage lenders to work with the estimated 1,300 homeowners in 26 states who are dealing with health and safety issues linked to the use of contaminated drywall, including at least 51 Virginia families, primarily in the southeastern region of the Commonwealth. The Resolution encourages banks and mortgage servicers to provide temporary forbearance on mortgage payments to help affected families afford the costs of alternative housing since many of their homes are uninhabitable.
~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.
~ Says ruling is positive step toward timely relief ~
Jun 19 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner released the following statement today after the International Trade Commission ruled yesterday that increased imports from China have injured domestic tire industry workers: