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 Dec 3, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Mark Warner sits on the following committees:
- Vice Chair, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
- Member, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
Senate Committee on Finance
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight
- Member, Subcommittee on Health Care
- Member, Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
- Senate Committee on the Budget
- Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
Warner was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- 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
- S. 1444: Empowering Employees through Stock Ownership Act
- S. 2826 (114th): Promoting Value Based Defense Procurement Act of 2016
- S. 1468 (114th): A bill to designate the arboretum at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia, as the “Phyllis E. Galanti Arboretum”.
Does 11 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 (21%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Health (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. 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
- S.J.Res. 52: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, ...
- S. 2366: Commonsense Reporting Act of 2019
From Jan 2009 to Dec 2019, Warner missed 116 of 3,322 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is worse than the median of 1.5% 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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