Darrell Issa is an Honorary Co-Chair of the ITIF Board of Directors. First elected to Congress in 2000, Darrell Issa currently serves on the House Government Reform Committee where he is Ranking Member of the Domestic Policy Subcommittee, Chairman of the Oversight Committee, and the House Judiciary Committee. He is also on a temporary leave of absence from the House Energy & Commerce Committee. Read more »
Mark R. Warner was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2008, and serves on the Senate’s Banking, Budget, Commerce and Rules committees. He served as Governor of Virginia from 2002-2006 after spending 20 years as a business leader in the high-tech industry.
Senator Warner was the first member of his family to graduate from college, earning a degree from The George Washington University, thanks to part-time jobs and student loans. He received a law degree from Harvard in 1980. Read more »
In 1976, Orrin Hatch ignored a mountain of conventional wisdom when he decided to run against Sen. Frank Moss – a powerful incumbent Democrat in a time when Utah was a very blue state. The novice Republican underdog campaigned tirelessly across Utah, won an endorsement from then California Gov. Ronald Reagan, and eventually beat Moss with 54 percent of the vote. Read more »