Senators Warner (D-VA) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) today invited President Obama to join them in helping startups and small businesses succeed. In December, Sens. Moran and Warner introduced legislation called The Startup Act (S. 1965) to jumpstart the economy through the creation and growth of new businesses.
~ 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.
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.
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.
~ Funds will support Virginia’s successful state small business programs ~
Aug 22 2011
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury has approved Virginia’s application for up to $18 million in additional federal loan support to the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority
~ 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.
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).