Warner is the senior senator from Virginia and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 6, 2009. Warner is next up for reelection in 2026 and serves until Jan 3, 2027. He is 68 years old.
He is also Senate Democratic Conference Vice Chair, a party leadership role. Party leaders focus more on setting their party’s legislative priorties than on introducing legislation.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Warner.
Warner is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Warner has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 22, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Mark Warner sits on the following committees:
- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chair
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection subcommittees
- National Security and International Trade and Finance subcommittee Chair
- Securities, Insurance, and Investment subcommittee Ranking Member
- Joint Committee on the Library
- Senate Committee on the Budget
- Senate Committee on Finance
- Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
Warner was the primary sponsor of 18 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 1098 (117th): Joint Consolidation Loan Separation Act
- S. 4295 (117th): Financial Data Transparency Act of 2022
- S. 2592 (116th): Virginia Beach Strong Act
- S. 734 (116th): Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019
- S. 841 (116th): Relocation Expense Parity Act
- S. 354 (116th): A bill to avoid duplicative annual reporting under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and for other purposes.
- S. 314 (116th): Modernizing the Trusted Workforce for the 21st Century Act of 2019
Does 18 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
Warner sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (24%) Taxation (20%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Education (9%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Labor and Employment (7%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Warner recently introduced the following legislation:
- S. 803: A bill to amend the title XVIII of the Social Security Act to …
- S. 790: A bill to align executive compensation with sustainable value creation, and for other …
- S. 686: RESTRICT Act
- S. 560: SAFE TECH Act
- S.Res. 40: An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Select Committee on Intelligence.
- S. 341: Broadband Grant Tax Treatment Act
- S. 307: Increasing Competitiveness for American Drones Act of 2023
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
As Senate Democratic Conference Vice Chair, Warner may be focused on his responsibilities other than introducing legislation, such as setting the chamber’s agenda, uniting his party, and brokering deals.
From Jan 2009 to Mar 2023, Warner missed 141 of 4,669 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|2013 Jan-Jan 112th Congress||1||0||0.0%||0th|
|2021 Jan-Jan 116th Congress||2||0||0.0%||0th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills