Press Releases

October 18, 2018

Warren, Wyden Question Misleading HHS Statements on Child Separation Database

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, today announced a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar seeking answers on whether HHS misled Congress and the public about the implementation of President Trump's "zero tolerance" policy and the agency's ability to track separated parents and children.Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office … Continue Reading


October 18, 2018

Warren Urges Federal Reserve to Maintain Wells Fargo Growth Restriction Until CEO Tim Sloan is Replaced

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell urging him to maintain the Federal Reserve's growth restriction on Wells Fargo until the bank replaces CEO Tim Sloan with someone who is not deeply implicated in the bank's misconduct. The letter states that the Wells Fargo Board of Directors cannot comply with the Federal Reserve's requirements for rescinding the growth restriction if it continues to … Continue Reading


October 17, 2018

Warren, Sanders Criticize Amazon's Distribution of Anti-Union Video at Whole Foods

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to Jeff Bezos, the Chief Executive Officer of Amazon, to request information about the distribution of anti-union materials that potentially encourage illegal interference with thousands of workers' rights at Whole Foods, Amazon's recently acquired subsidiary. The letter follows a recent report from Gizmodo about a leaked training video for "team leaders" at Whole Foods … Continue Reading


October 16, 2018

Warren Urges Dept. of Commerce, NOAA to Ensure Carlos Rafael Fishing Permits Remain in New Bedford

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to the Department of Commerce and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to request that they do everything in their power to ensure that the 42 federal fishing permits held by disgraced fishing magnate Carlos Rafael remain in the Port of New Bedford.  The federal permits, which cover a significant portion of the ground fish industry and have an economic footprint that goes far beyond … Continue Reading


October 16, 2018

Warren Seeks Answers from Vornado Realty Trust and Five Hedge Funds Following Toys "R" Us Liquidation

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent letters to Vornado Realty Trust and to five hedge funds -- Solus, Highland Capital, Franklin Mutual Advisers, Angelo, Gordon & Co., and Oaktree Capital -- to request information on the companies' role in the liquidation of Toys "R" Us, which resulted in more than 30,000 American workers losing their jobs without severance pay. Toys "R" Us filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September 2017, citing … Continue Reading


October 16, 2018

Sens. Warren and Markey Statement on JetBlue Decision to Retrofit Planes with Noise-Reducing Generators

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today issued the following statement on JetBlue's plans to retrofit its entire Airbus fleet with noise-reducing vortex generators and helping address airplane-related noise problems affecting communities near Logan International Airport and elsewhere."We are pleased that JetBlue has announced plans to retrofit its entire Airbus fleet with noise-reducing vortex generators, which was a request … Continue Reading


October 16, 2018

Warren Joins Baldwin, Colleagues in Effort to Give Workers a Greater Voice at Public Companies

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and 11 of her Senate colleagues in calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to use its upcoming Staff Roundtable to consider implementing reforms that will promote worker engagement, drive long-term growth and investment, and give workers a greater voice in public companies by allowing workers to be elected as company board members.In the letter, the senators … Continue Reading


October 16, 2018

Warren Seeks Answers from Comerica, Social Security Administration, and VA on Direct Express Fraud, Security Breaches

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent letters to Comerica, the Social Security Administration (SSA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs to seek answers about security breaches in Comerica's Direct Express debit card program which led to hundreds of Americans becoming victims of fraud when their Social Security, disability, or other federal benefit payments were stolen.Since 2008, Comerica has administered the Direct Express program, which serves … Continue Reading


October 12, 2018

Warren, Markey Urge National Grid to Ensure Availability of Locked-Out Gas Workers to Assist with Merrimack Valley Recovery

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Marcy Reed, President of National Grid of Massachusetts, to urging her to ensure that the gas workers locked out by National Grid are available to help with the Merrimack Valley's recovery from the gas explosions on September 13, 2018. The letter follows a meeting between Senator Warren and Joe Hamrock, CEO of NiSource, the parent company of Columbia Gas, in which Mr. … Continue Reading


October 11, 2018

Senator Warren Statement on NTSB Preliminary Report on Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today issued the following statement regarding the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) preliminary report on the Merrimack Valley gas explosions: “A life was lost, people were injured, dozens of homes were destroyed, business are shuttered, and thousands are without heat and hot water - this is unacceptable. This preliminary NTSB report confirms that Columbia Gas caused this disaster, and that it appears to have … Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

Warren, Murray, Smith Press FDA on Oversight of Digital Health Devices

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.), today sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to express concern about the agency's proposed regulation of digital health devices and to request information on how the FDA plans to use its precertification pilot program - which will focus on reviewing and … Continue Reading


October 09, 2018

Sen. Warren & Rep. Khanna CNN Op-Ed: End US complicity in Yemen's humanitarian disaster

Washington, DC ­- In a joint op-ed published online by CNN, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) discussed the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the United States' role in it. Criticizing the Trump Administration for continuing to support the Saudi Arabia-led bombing campaign in Yemen, which has resulted in thousands of civilian deaths, Sen. Warren and Rep. Khanna called on Congress to exercise its oversight authority over these military … Continue Reading


October 05, 2018

Warren Calls on VA Inspector General to Provide Update on Criminal Investigation into Veteran's Death at Bedford VA

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Inspector General (IG) of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reiterate her request for an update on the status of the IG's criminal investigation into the death of a Vietnam veteran and patient, William R. Nutter, Jr., at the Bedford VA over two years ago. Senator Warren initially requested the information last October, but the VA has provided no update other than indicating that the … Continue Reading


October 04, 2018

Warren Delivers Floor Speech Opposing Kavanaugh Nomination to Supreme Court

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered a speech today on the Senate floor in which she spoke out against the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the United States Supreme Court.  In her remarks, Senator Warren discussed three reasons for opposing Judge Kavanaugh's nomination: his record, the broken and biased confirmation process, and the allegations of sexual assault. The full text of her remarks is available below.Remarks by Senator … Continue Reading


October 04, 2018

Warren Applauds Final Senate Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Address Opioid Crisis

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) applauded the final Senate passage of bipartisan legislation combat the opioid crisis. The legislation, which is set to be signed by President Trump, contains several of Senator Warren’s bipartisan efforts to address the epidemic, including: Disposal of Controlled Substances by Hospice Care Providers: This provision, which is based on Senator Warren’s bipartisan Hospice Safe Drug Disposal Act, will allow … Continue Reading


October 04, 2018

Sen. Warren Boston Globe Op-Ed with Denise Morency Gannon & Patrick Gannon: Judge Kavanaugh is a pro-gun judicial extremist

Washington, DC - In a joint op-ed published by the Boston Globe, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Denise Morency Gannon and Patrick Gannon, the parents of slain Yarmouth police sergeant Sean Gannon, spoke out against the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the United States Supreme Court. In the op-ed, the authors outlined Judge Kavanaugh's troubling judicial record on gun safety and argued that if confirmed, he would undermine efforts to end gun … Continue Reading


October 03, 2018

Warren, Udall, Colleagues Unveil Native American Voting Rights Act

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Vice Chairman Tom Udall (D-N.M.), along with Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), in introducing the Native American … Continue Reading


October 01, 2018

The Root Op-Ed: Sen. Elizabeth Warren Breaks Down America's Ugly History of Housing Discrimination and How She Plans to Fix It

Washington, DC - In an op-ed published today in The Root, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) discussed the problem of housing discrimination in America and how her legislation, the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act, would help address it. In the op-ed, Senator Warren outlined how several of the bill's provisions would promote home ownership and help reverse decades of discriminatory housing policy.The American Housing and Economic Mobility Act, which … Continue Reading


September 28, 2018

Senators Warren, Markey, and Rep. Neal Introduce Legislation to Restore WCVB and WWLP Television Channels to the Berkshires

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, along with Congressman Richard E. Neal (MA-01), today introduced new federal legislation that will force the cable company Charter to engage in good faith negotiations with WWLP and WCVB to bring those stations back on the air in Berkshire County. Specifically, the bill authorizes a cable operator (Charter) to transmit any station that was retransmitted to viewers on December 1, 2016, including WWLP and WCVB, to … Continue Reading


September 28, 2018

Warren, Markey Press Columbia Gas on Fire Risks from Hot Plates, Space Heaters Provided to Families in Wake of Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Columbia Gas to request additional information about the company's plans to provide space heaters and electric hot plates to the thousands of people affected by the recent gas explosions in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover this month."There is an inherent safety risk in these products," said Senators Warren and Markey. "All families that have or will receive these … Continue Reading

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