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Sen. John Warner

Former Senator from Virginia, Republican

Warner, a Republican, was a senator from Virginia from 1979 to 2008.

Photo of Sen. John Warner [R-VA, 1979-2008]

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Warner sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Warner is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Warner was the primary sponsor of 54 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Warner sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Education (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Energy (10%) Environmental Protection (9%)

Recent Bills

Some of Warner’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Warner’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 3221 (110th): Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008
Apr 10, 2008. Bill Passed 84/12.
Yea H.R. 2419 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Dec 14, 2007. Bill Passed 79/14.
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, enacted May 22, 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill) was a $288 billion, five-year agricultural policy bill that was passed into law by the United States Congress ...
Nay H.J.Res. 20 (110th): Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007
Feb 14, 2007. Joint Resolution Passed 81/15.
Yea On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.

Missed Votes

From Feb 1979 to Dec 2008, Warner missed 231 of 10,946 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: