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Sen. Mark Warner

Senator for Virginia

pronounced mahrk // WAWR-ner


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.

Photo of Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 May 16, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Mark Warner sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Warner was the primary sponsor of 16 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Warner sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (24%) Taxation (17%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Education (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Labor and Employment (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Warner recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Warner voted Yea

Warner voted Yea

Bill Passed 72/26 on Sep 28, 2016.

The Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 5325) is an appropriations …

Warner voted Yea

Joint Resolution Passed 78/22 on Sep 18, 2014.

Warner voted Nay

Bill Passed 64/35 on Mar 31, 2014.

Section 212 of this bill pushed back the deadline to implement the ICD-10 code set to October 1, 2015. The Cutting Costly Codes Act of …

Warner voted Nay

Conference Report Agreed to 60/36 on Feb 17, 2012.

Warner voted Yea

Motion Agreed to 81/19 on Dec 15, 2010.

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to May 2022, Warner missed 133 of 4,368 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is on par with 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 and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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