Mark Warner, U.S. Senator from Virginia

Mark Warner

U.S. Senator from Virginia

Mark Robert Warner was born in December 1954 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He earned an undergraduate degree in political science from George Washington University and received a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. While at George Washington University, he worked on Capitol Hill to pay for his tuition, including for U.S. Senator Abraham Ribicoff. He co-founded a cellular technology company. 

Warner served four years as the Governor of Virginia. During that time, he was also chairman of the National Governors Association. He has been a member of the United States Senate since January 2009. 

He is married to Lisa Collis, and they have three daughters. He is a Presbyterian. 

In the News…

Senators Mark Warner of Virginia and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee introduced the Promoting United States Leadership in Standards Act of 2024. The legislation seeks to increase U.S. participation in international standards-setting bodies for emerging technologies. The bill includes a pilot program to fund standard-setting meetings by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). 

“In recent years, the Communist Party of China has asserted their dominance in the global technology space, and as their status has risen, our authority and influence has fallen,” Senator Warner stated. “This legislation clearly outlines steps we must take to reestablish our leadership and ensure that we are doing all we can to set the global standards for critical and emerging technologies.” 

The legislation also calls for NIST to create a web portal to facilitate stakeholder engagement in international standardization efforts. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Warner today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Mark Warner 
Senator from Virginia 
703 Hart Senate Office Building 
Washington, DC 20510 


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