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 2020.
Read our 2018 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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Jan 15, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Mark Warner sits on the following committees:
- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Vice Chair
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection subcommittees
- National Security and International Trade and Finance subcommittee Ranking Member
- Securities, Insurance, and Investment subcommittee Ranking Member
Senate Committee on Finance
- Taxation and IRS Oversight subcommittee Ranking Member
- Senate Committee on the Budget
- Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
Warner was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2592: Virginia Beach Strong Act
- S. 841: Relocation Expense Parity Act
- S. 354: 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. 3714: Ashanti Alert Act of 2018
- S. 1914: Protecting Access to Diabetes Supplies Act of 2017
- S.J.Res. 49: A joint resolution condemning the violence and domestic terrorist attack that took place during events between August 11 and August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia, recognizing the first ...
- S. 1500: Keeping Capital Local for Underserved Communities Act of 2017
Does 14 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:
Taxation (20%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Health (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Education (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (3%)
Some of Warner’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3189: A bill to use proceeds from spectrum auctions to support supply chain innovation ...
- S. 2993: Ensuring Seniors’ Access to Quality Care Act
- S. 2897: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Reauthorization Act
- S. 2658: Augmenting Compatibility and Competition by Enabling Service Switching Act of 2019
- S. 2625: Syrian Allies Protection Act
- S. 2592: Virginia Beach Strong Act
- S. 2563: ILLICIT CASH Act
From Jan 2009 to Jan 2020, Warner missed 123 of 3,382 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is worse than the median of 1.4% 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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