Press Releases

Sens. Warner, Moran, Rubio & Coons Introduce Startup Jobs Proposal

~ 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.

Sen. Warner introduces job creation bills promoting tech-start up & IPOs

~ Bipartisan legislation targets talent, capital and university R&D ~

Dec 08 2011

Senator Warner today introduced bipartisan legislation that would update regulatory and tax policies to encourage entrepreneurs and innovators to launch new companies, creating jobs and broadening economic opportunities. Today's initiative builds upon bipartisan legislation Senator Warner introduced last week that is designed to make it easier for growing companies to access investment capital.

Sen. Warner cosponsors bipartisan plan to make it easier for growing firms to go public

Reforms Would Spur Job Creation by Boosting Smaller Companies’ Access to Capital

Dec 02 2011

Senators Warner, Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) today announced a bipartisan plan to make it easier for growing firms to go public so they can expand and create jobs. The proposal would make it easier for small and medium-sized companies to access capital through public markets.

Sens. Webb, Warner Announce Over $200K to Strengthen Virginia Manufacturing, Grow Jobs

Every $1 invested in the public-private partnership returns $36, supports private-sector hiring

Nov 29 2011

Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology will invest $212,800 in GENEDGE ALLIANCE, a statewide manufacturing support program based at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Virginia.

Senator Warner announces new FDIC hotline to help Virginia small businesses access credit

~ Hotline provides “second look” for denied loans, referrals to add’l. resources ~

Jan 13 2011

Senator Warner today announced that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has established a new hotline to help small businesses struggling to access credit. The hotline was announced today by FDIC Chair Sheila C. Bair at a small business forum with Senator Warner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke.

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner's proposal to boost credit for small businesses adopted by Senate

Proposal is one component of package of incentives, tax breaks for small business

Sep 16 2010

Senator Warner today joined a bipartisan majority of the Senate in voting for passage of the Small Business Lending Act, legislation that includes his proposal to encourage additional credit to small businesses hurt by the credit crunch after the 2008 financial crisis. The legislation (HR 5297), which passed today 61-38, also includes several other incentives for small businesses to grow and hire new workers.

Sens. Warner, Klobuchar, LeMieux win support for measure to boost US innovation, economic competitiveness

Amendment to COMPETES Act requires 10-year competitiveness plan

Jul 22 2010

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and George LeMieux (R-FL) successfully amended the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 during today’s Senate Commerce Committee meeting to include an amendment that will promote long-term job growth and boost the economic competitiveness of the United States. The amendment also is co-sponsored by Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Mark Begich (D-AK).