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.
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.
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 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 (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:
- S. 4023: Lifelong Learning and Training Account Act of 2021
- S.Res. 556: A resolution commemorating the 90th birthday of former Mayor of Atlanta, ambassador, and …
- S. 3876: Special Measures to Fight Modern Threats Act
- S. 3873: A bill to designate the outdoor amphitheater at the Blue Ridge Music Center …
- S. 3673: Commonsense Reporting Act of 2022
- S. 3674: Portable Benefits for Independent Workers Pilot Program Act
- S. 3330: DETOUR Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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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