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.
Read our 2020 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, 2017 to Jun 21, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Mark Warner sits on the following committees:
Warner was the primary sponsor of 16 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- 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
- S. 3714 (115th): Ashanti Alert Act of 2018
- S. 1914 (115th): Protecting Access to Diabetes Supplies Act of 2017
Does 16 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 (22%) Taxation (20%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Education (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Labor and Employment (5%)
Some of Warner’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 258: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the life and work ...
- S. 1816: Chesapeake Bay Science, Education, and Ecosystem Enhancement Act of 2021
- S. 1815: Workforce Investment Disclosure Act of 2021
- S. 1499: REPAIR Act
- S. 1422: Investing in American Workers Act
- S. 1098: Joint Consolidation Loan Separation Act
- S. 999: Save Rural Hospitals Act of 2021
From Jan 2009 to Jun 2021, Warner missed 125 of 3,905 roll call votes, which is 3.2%. This is worse than the median of 1.6% 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 and major life events.
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