~ Senator Warner called for move in wake of Target data breach to strengthen consumer protections ~
Apr 15 2014
Sen. Warner announced that the National Retail Federation will establish an information sharing platform to allow the retail industry to coordinate with law enforcement agencies and partners in the financial services sector to more efficiently access information on cybersecurity threats.
~ Following concerns from Northern Virginia delegation, Air Force keeps research command in Virginia ~
Apr 10 2014
Sens. Warner (D-VA) and Kaine (D-VA) and Rep. Moran, (D-VA-8) announced today that the Air Force has decided not to relocate the Office of Scientific Research from its current site in Arlington to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
~ Bipartisan DATA Act allows taxpayers to track every dollar spent by federal agencies ~ ~ ‘Most significant transparency legislation since Freedom of Information Act' ~
Apr 10 2014
Senate today passed Sen. Warner and Sen. Portman’s (R-OH) bipartisan Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA).
Senators Warner and Johnson (R-WI) introduced a bill today to permit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to alert taxpayers that they have been victims of identity theft.
Senators Mark Warner and Mark Kirk (R-IL) today introduced the Consumer Debit Card Protection Act of 2014 (CDCPA), designed to increase consumer protections and reduce liability caps when debit cardholders are hit by fraud.
~ Chase to be first prepaid card issuer to adopt new model disclosure box ~
Feb 26 2014
Senator Warner, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and JPMorgan Chase Bank today announced a new model disclosure box to help educate consumers about hidden fees often charged by issuers of prepaid cards.
“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.
Bipartisan legislation passes Senate, now goes to President for signature
Feb 04 2014
The U.S. Senate today passed the bipartisan Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2014, which includes U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner’s (D-VA) provision to protect federal funding to expand access to rural broadband.
First congressional hearing in wake of Target data breach
Jan 31 2014
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), chairman of the Senate Banking Committee’s National Security and International Trade and Finance Subcommittee, will lead a hearing on Monday, Feb. 3rd on ways to better safeguard consumers’ financial data. This will be the first congressional hearing held in the wake of the high-profile credit and debit card data breaches involving retail giant Target and others.
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner raised concerns today about the Obama Administration’s proposed changes to the bipartisan Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act.
Target hack shows we “must become even more vigilant against breaches and improper use”
Dec 30 2013
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today requested a hearing by the Senate Banking Committee to examine whether companies and financial service providers are taking all actions necessary to safeguard consumer data and protect against fraud and identity theft, and whether stronger industry-wide cybersecurity standards are needed.
Bipartisan legislation would expand transparency and accountability for federal spending; allow taxpayers to track spending
Nov 18 2013
“Transparency is critical to our democracy – especially for a federal government that spends more than $3.7 trillion each year,” Sen. Warner said. “And in this tough economic climate, we should be doing all we can to ensure that taxpayers and policymakers can follow the money to hold our government more accountable.
Will hear testimony from Director of FinCEN, CEO of Bitcoin payment processor
Nov 18 2013
On Tuesday, November 19, Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) will co-chair a hearing of the Senate Banking Committee that will explore the development of virtual currencies, their current and potential future use, and the regulatory, monetary, and national security impacts and issues associated with them.
Expands transparency and accountability for federal spending, allows taxpayers and policymakers to follow the money
Nov 06 2013
The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs today passed Sen. Mark R. Warner’s (D-VA) legislation to improve and expand federal fiscal accountability by unanimous voice vote.
Oct 21 2013
Senator Warner joined a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues calling on the SEC to release crowdfunding rules required by passage of the JOBS Act in 2012.
~ Broad, bipartisan legislation incorporates two Warner amendments ~
Jun 10 2013
The Senate today voted in support of the bipartisan Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013, which will benefit Virginia farmers. The final bill included amendments sponsored by Sen. Warner that provide a strong foundation for restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and tools to extend high-speed Internet service to rural America.
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.
~ Expands transparency, accountability for federal agency spending ~ Allows taxpayers, policymakers to track spending at single website ~
Sep 21 2012
Senators Warner (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve and expand federal fiscal accountability. The legislation requires more standardized reporting of federal spending posted to a single website, allowing citizens and agencies to more easily identify improper payments, waste and fraud.
~ Job creation package includes Warner’s on-shoring proposal ~
Aug 02 2012
Senators Warner, Roy Blunt (R-MO), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) today introduced bipartisan legislation to increase U.S. manufacturing, competiveness and export opportunities. The Building a Stronger America Act incorporates significant elements of Sen. Warner’s 2011 America Recruits legislation.
Senators continue their call for a full and open debate on the Senate floor
Jul 27 2012
Senator Warner and Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), members of the Select Committee on Intelligence and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today called the revised cyber security legislation a step in the right direction.The Senators also welcomed a commitment from Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow an open amendment process on the floor of the Senate.
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.
Jun 27 2012
A bipartisan group of senators today introduced a Senate resolution calling on the U.S. government to reinforce its commitment to Internet freedom by opposing international efforts to cede greater Internet regulatory power to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
~ Targets loans & grants to underserved regions, enacts metrics to track progress~
Jun 20 2012
Senator Warner today successfully amended the 2012 Farm Bill to provide new tools to extend high-speed Internet service to rural America. The amendment effectively targets loans and grants to unserved and underserved rural communities, and it also creates new metrics to improve accountability for taxpayers.
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.