Sunday, April 14, 2013
Startup 3.0 legislation will enable brightest minds to stay and do business in U.S.
Investing in talent through bipartisan immigration reform is a key to growing the economy in general and nurturing Northern Virginia startups in particular. That was the message U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) conveyed to a roomful of tech entrepreneurs and business leaders at Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce event at the Wolf Trap Center for Education in Vienna on Friday. While Warner says he thinks the access to capital, which dried up in the economic downturn of the last several years, is poised to make a comeback, he mostly spoke about the access to talent that he said would expand greatly under the Startup 3.0 bill. "If you look around this room, and I have seen data that supports this, 35 to 40 percent of tech-related companies in …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Virginia Democrat to address students May 18.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) will deliver this year's commencement address at George Mason University, according to a report in the university's student newspaper, Connect2Mason. Warner will speak to students at the 46th annual graduation ceremony May 18 in the Patriot Center. A former governor of Virginia, Warner, 58, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008. Warner was GMU's commencement speaker in 2003. Named for founding father George Mason, George Mason University is a public university offering 198 degree programs, with a 2012-2013 student population of 32,961.
Friday, December 28, 2012
If lawmakers fail to reach compromise, sequestration would hit Northern Virginia especially hard.
While the potential loss of thousands of jobs and a devastating economic blow loom over the region thanks to sequestration, Virginia's senators can only wait and hope a workable compromise is reached before the new year. If such a compromise is not reached by Tuesday, a series of tax increases and spending reductions kick in automatically — taking the country over the so-called fiscal cliff. Some economists and politicians are concerned the combined effect will send the United States back into a recession. U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, told CBS News this week that at this point any deal that could be made would be relatively small. “I think there’s unfortunately only going to be a small deal,” Warner said. “… We have to …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Virginia senator said his three daughters asked him Friday what he was going to do about school shootings tragedy.
Virginia Sen. Mark Warner wants to tighten gun laws, saying "enough is enough" in the wake of the Connecticut school shootings Friday that saw 20 young children and six adults killed. “I‘ve been a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights,” the Democrat from Alexandria said Monday outside the Virginia Capitol, where he was attending an unrelated meeting, The Washington Post reported Monday. “I’ve got an A rating from the NRA. But the status quo isn’t acceptable. I’ve got three daughters," the Post reported. "They asked me on Friday evening, ‘Dad, what are you gonna do about this?’ There’s got to be a way to put reasonable restrictions, particularly as we look at assault weapons, as we look at these fast clips of ammunition.” “I believe …