Press Releases

September 19, 2018

Warren Questions Mulvaney about "Closed Door Event" with Campaign Donors, GOP Officials

Text of Letter (PDF)Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today raised questions about Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney's reported "closed door" appearance at a private event with Republican donors and campaign officials in New York at which he provided "an unusually raw assessment of [the Republican] party's strengths and weaknesses in the midterm elections.""Your appearance at this private event with Republican donors … Continue Reading


September 19, 2018

Senators Warren and Markey Call on Columbia Gas to Provide Robust Financial Assistance to Impacted Merrimack Valley Gas Explosion Residents

Washington, DC - Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey (D-Mass.) today called on Columbia Gas of Massachusetts to immediately commit whatever financial resources are necessary to ensure that every affected resident in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover has the resources needed to rebuild their lives now and made economically whole in the wake of the September 13 gas explosions and fires that killed one and injured dozens more. The company recently made a $10 million donation to a … Continue Reading


September 19, 2018

Warren, Velázquez Lead Over 130 Lawmakers in Condemning Trump Remarks on Hurricane Death Toll in Puerto Rico

Text of the Letter (PDF)Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren(D-Mass.) and Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.), along with 14 of their Senate colleagues and 116 of their House colleagues, sent a letter to President Trump denouncing his recent statements about the fatalities in Puerto Rico from Hurricanes Irma and Maria and their aftermath. The lawmakers'letter, which comes nearly one year since Hurricane Maria's landfall in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, … Continue Reading


September 18, 2018

Warren Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Combat Opioid Crisis

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today applauded the Senate passage of bipartisan legislation to address the opioid crisis. The bill, which passed the Senate by a vote of 99-1, incorporated several of Senator Warren's bipartisan efforts to address opioid epidemic, including: Disposal of Controlled Substances by Hospice Care Providers: This provision will allow hospice care providers to safely and properly dispose of leftover prescription … Continue Reading


September 18, 2018

Warren, Murkowski, Colleagues Unveil Bipartisan Bill to Address Suicide Crisis in Native Communities

Bill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), along with fifteen of their Senate colleagues, today introduced the bipartisan Native American Suicide Prevention Act. This legislation would help address the suicide crisis in Indian Country by ensuring collaboration among states and tribal communities to design and implement statewide suicide intervention and prevention strategies that work for their communities. The Native … Continue Reading


September 18, 2018

Senators Warren and Markey Question Columbia Gas and Eversource About Communications with Customers in Wake of Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions

Washington, DC - With many customers in the impacted areas of Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover still confused about whether their gas should be turned on or off, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey (D-Mass.) today sent letters to Columbia Gas of Massachusetts and Eversource asking for clarification on which homes are impacted and should have gas turned off, as well as how residents have been notified about whether it is safe for them to be receiving gas. Company officials have … Continue Reading


September 17, 2018

Warren, Colleagues Call on NLRB Chairman to Enforce Ethics Regulations and Ensure Member Recusal from Key Ruling on Workers' Rights

Text of the Letter (PDF)Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), sent a letter to John Ring, Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), urging him to enforce ethics federal regulations and ensure that NLRB Member William Emanuel is recused from participating in overturning a case in which his former employer currently … Continue Reading


September 17, 2018

Senators Warren and Markey Demand Answers About Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions and Fires

Washington, DC - With thousands of families in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts facing weeks or months without gas, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey (D-Mass.) today called on Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, NiSource, and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to provide answers about the September 13, 2018 natural gas explosions in Lawrence, North Andover, and Andover, Massachusetts that killed one and injured dozens. Columbia Gas of Massachusetts and … Continue Reading


September 17, 2018

Warren, Colleagues Unveil Bill to Require Every Public Company to Disclose Climate-Related Risks

Letter of support from environmental and investor groups (PDF) Bill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced the Climate Risk Disclosure Act to require public companies to disclose critical information about their exposure to climate-related risks. The legislation will help investors appropriately assess climate-related risks, accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to cleaner and more efficient energy sources, and reduce the … Continue Reading


September 14, 2018

Warren Joins Moulton, Tsongas in Letter to President of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts Demanding Answers in Response to Gas Explosion

Text of the Letter (PDF)Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA), led a letter with Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA), and Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) to the president of Columbia Gas of of Massachusetts demanding answers in the wake of the gas explosions that spread through the communities of Lawrence, North Andover, and Andover, Massachusetts on Thursday.In the letter, the members stated, "Thoughts and prayers are not enough. The … Continue Reading


September 14, 2018

Senators Warren and Markey Call for Congressional Hearing on Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions and Fires

Boston, MA - As they visit Command Center in Lawrence today and speak with first responders and local and state officials, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) urged leadership of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee to hold an immediate hearing on the September 13 gas fires and explosions in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover. The Commerce Committee has jurisdiction over both the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration … Continue Reading


September 12, 2018

Warren, Lawmakers Press FEMA, HHS on Updated Hurricane Death Toll in Puerto Rico

Text of the letter (PDF)Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with nine of her Senate colleagues and twelve of her House colleagues, sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting information about fatalities in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria and its aftermath.  The letter comes after a study commissioned by the government of Puerto Rico found that there … Continue Reading


September 07, 2018

Warren Calls on Veterans Affairs Secretary to Provide Long-Overdue Update of Criminal Investigation into Death of Veteran at Bedford VA

Text of letter (PDF) Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today pressed Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert Wilkie, for an update on the status of the criminal investigation into the alleged misconduct that contributed to the death of a Vietnam veteran and patient, William R. Nutter, Jr., in 2016, and any additional active investigations into the Bedford VA. Senator Warren also informed Secretary Wilkie that she obtained a verbal commitment from New … Continue Reading


September 07, 2018

Warren and Cummings Release New GAO Report on Major Failures by Equifax in Massive Cyber Breach

 Read the GAO report here (PDF) Read the letter to CFPB and FTC here (PDF)Washington, DC-Today, on the one-year anniversary of the public learning about the Equifax breach, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report they requested detailing how attackers exploited significant vulnerabilities at the company to … Continue Reading


September 04, 2018

Warren Delivers Floor Speech Honoring Senator John McCain

Video (YouTube)Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered a speech today on the Senate floor in which she paid tribute to the late Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.). In her remarks, Senator Warren reflected on her personal relationship with Senator McCain and praised him for his strength, maverick spirit and unwavering commitment to his country.The full text of her remarks is available below.Remarks by Senator Elizabeth Warren September 4, 2018I rise today … Continue Reading


August 31, 2018

Mass. Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $4 Million in Federal Funding to Massachusetts Fire Departments

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, along with Representatives Richard E. Neal, James P. McGovern, Michael Capuano, Niki Tsongas, William Keating, Joseph P. Kennedy III, Katherine Clark and Seth Moulton, announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded sixteen fire departments in Massachusetts nearly $4 million in federal grants. Ten fire departments received funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants … Continue Reading


August 29, 2018

Warren Calls for Commerce Dept. Inspector General Investigation into Exemptions for President Trump's Aluminum and Steel Tariffs

Text of letter (PDF)Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today called on the Department of Commerce Inspector General (IG) to open an investigation into the Department's implementation of the exemption process for President Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs. Commerce officials claimed that the exemption process would be "fair and transparent." But an investigation by Senator Warren and additional public reporting have revealed the process is replete with … Continue Reading


August 27, 2018

Massachusetts Lawmakers Announce Approximately $10 Million in Federal Grants to Massachusetts Fire Departments

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, along with Representatives Richard E. Neal, James P. McGovern, Michael Capuano, Stephen F. Lynch, Niki Tsongas, William Keating, Joseph P. Kennedy III, Katherine Clark and Seth Moulton, announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded twenty-two fire departments in Massachusetts approximately $10 million in federal grants, including over $2 million to the Plymouth Fire … Continue Reading


August 24, 2018

Congressional Delegation Announces Over $21 Million in Federal Transportation Grants to Massachusetts

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, along with Representatives James P. McGovern, Michael Capuano, Stephen F. Lynch, Niki Tsongas, William Keating, Joseph P. Kennedy III, Katherine Clark and Seth Moulton, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded over $21 million in federal transportation grants to the Commonwealth. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) was awarded $20 million to install Positive … Continue Reading


August 22, 2018

Warren, Colleagues Question Labor Secretary Acosta on Program Removing Wage Theft Penalties

Text of Letter (PDF)Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), today sent a letter to Alex Acosta, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), to express their concern about a six-month pilot program by the DOL's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) that would eliminate the deterrent effect of federal sanctions for wage theft and seriously … Continue Reading

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