Press Releases

Sen. Warner, in Richmond, Announces Retailers To Share Data on Cyber Threats

~ 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.

Sen. Warner Questions Wait Times, Long Lines to Clear Passport Control at Dulles Airport

“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.

Sen. Warner to Lead Banking Cmte. Hearing on Target Debit/Credit Card Data Breach

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.

Sen. Warner Calls for Hearing into Target Consumer Data Breach

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.

Sen. Warner Applauds House Passage of DATA Act

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.

Sens. Warner & Merkley to Co-Chair Hearing on Virtual Currencies

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.

Sen. Warner Successfully Maintains Ches. Bay, Rural Broadband as Priorities in Farm Bill

~ 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.

Sens. Warner & Portman introduce DATA Act

~ 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.

Sen. Warner leads bipartisan manufacturing jobs initiative

~ 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.

Sens. Snowe, Warner Encouraged by Revised Cyber Security 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.

Sen. Warner successfully amends farm bill to increase rural broadband access & accountability

~ 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.