Press Releases

October 15, 2019

Senator Warren Urges Regulators and Companies to Increase Oversight, Address Health Impacts of E-Cigarette Products

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is working with her colleagues in Congress to urge federal regulators and electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) companies, like JUUL Labs, to combat the growing public health crisis of vaping-related illnesses and the epidemic of youth tobacco use. Senator Warren is also working to hold regulators and e-cigarette companies accountable. Her ongoing oversight work includes: Urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) … Continue Reading


October 10, 2019

Senator Warren Joins House Majority Whip Clyburn at Town Hall on Student Debt at South Carolina State University

Warren: "We are disproportionately crushing a generation of students of color. That is not how a country builds a future, and we've got to change that."Video (Facebook)Orangeburg, S.C. - Yesterday, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined House Majority Whip, Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) at a town hall to discuss their legislation, the Student Loan Debt Relief Act. The town hall took place on the campus of South Carolina State University, a public, historically … Continue Reading


October 09, 2019

Warren, Markey, Lynch Urge Enbridge to Reconsider Plan to Build Compressor Station in Weymouth

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representative Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), sent a letter to Al Monaco, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enbridge Inc., expressing serious concerns about the company's proposal to construct a compressor station in Weymouth, Massachusetts, as part of the Atlantic Bridge project. The lawmakers' letter follows the announcement of legislation by Senators Markey and Warren that would … Continue Reading


October 08, 2019

Senators Warren and Booker, Rep. Deutch Call for Greater Oversight of Private Prisoner Transport Companies

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and U.S. Representative Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) last week sent a letter to Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General (IG) of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) requesting that the IG conduct an audit of the private prisoner transportation industry and evaluate whether DOJ is conducting sufficient oversight of for-profit prisoner transport companies to ensure that they are complying with federal law and … Continue Reading


October 08, 2019

Senator Warren Joins Senator Durbin, Representative Lee in Congressional Effort to Overturn DeVos Borrower Defense Rule

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and U.S. Representative Susie Lee (D-Nev.) today led the introduction of a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval of the Department of Education's rewritten borrower defense rule that gutted essential protections for defrauded student borrowers and taxpayers. CRA resolutions of disapproval allow Congress to overturn regulatory actions of federal agencies with a simple … Continue Reading


October 04, 2019

Sens. Warren and Markey, Rep. Keating Applaud Army Corps of Engineers Report on Cape Cod Canal Bridges

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representative William R. Keating (D-MA-09), commended the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its draft “Major Rehabilitation Evaluation Report” on the Sagamore and Bourne Bridges in Cape Cod. The Cape Cod Canal Bridges, which connect more than 200,000 residents on the Cape and Islands to the rest of Massachusetts, are eighty years old and are in desperate need of replacement. Senators … Continue Reading


October 04, 2019

Senator Warren Asks CEOs to Honor Their Commitments to 'Promote an Economy that Serves all Americans'

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent letters to the CEOs of Amazon, Walmart, United Airlines, General Motors Company, JPMorgan Chase, BP, AT&T, Comcast, Cigna, and Union Pacific. These ten CEOs are among 181 CEOs who recently signed a pledge on behalf of their companies to follow Business Roundtable's (BRT) new Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation, and "commit to deliver value to all" stakeholders, including workers, "for the future success of … Continue Reading


October 04, 2019

Senator Warren and House Assistant Speaker Luján Announce Plan to Reintroduce the Accountable Capitalism Act

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) today announced they will reintroduce the Accountable Capitalism Act to help eliminate skewed market incentives and return to the era when the success of American corporations translated into success for American workers. The legislation aims to reverse the harmful trends over the last 30 years that have led to record corporate profits, productivity, and CEO pay, but … Continue Reading


October 01, 2019

Warren, Pocan, and Ocasio-Cortez Investigate Private Equity Firms Profiteering Off Incarcerated People and Their Families

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Representatives Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), wrote to five private equity firms -- BlueMountain Capital Management, H.I.G. Capital, American Securities, Apax Partners, and Platinum Equity -- that own companies providing support services to prisons, including health care, food service, and telephone services, highlighting how private equity firms deliver poor quality food and services at … Continue Reading


October 01, 2019

Senators Warren and Schatz Request an Update from the Department of Veterans Affairs on Efforts to Build Resilience to Climate Change

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawai’i), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie requesting an update on the efforts of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the second largest agency in the federal government that provides care to approximately 20 million … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Senators Warren, Markey, and Rep. Trahan Seek Answers from Columbia Gas, NiSource Following Major Gas Leak in Lawrence

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and U.S. Representative Lori Trahan (D-Mass.-03) today sent a letter to Mark Kempic, President and Chief Operating Officer of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts and Joseph Hamrock, President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Gas's parent company NiSource, requesting information about a new major gas leak in Lawrence that forced over 300 people to evacuate their homes in the middle of the night and cut … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Senator Warren to SEC: Do Your Job, Crack Down on Dangerous Inflated Bond Ratings

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) yesterday wrote to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton regarding troubling reports of inflated bond ratings and the perverse incentives within the bond rating industry. She urged the SEC to take immediate action to protect the economy from risky lending propped up by conflicts of interest between bond issuers and rating agencies. Bond ratings firms like Standard & Poor's (S&P) and Moody's issue … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Updated: Senator Warren’s Statement on the Gas Leak in Lawrence, Massachusetts

 Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement in response to the gas leak reported earlier today in Lawrence, Massachusetts.“Today, a major gas leak was reported in Lawrence, and 300 residents are being evacuated. We are deeply grateful to Lawrence’s first responders and Mayor Rivera for their quick action to keep residents safe. Just three days ago, the NTSB released a damning report that drew a direct link between weak engineering management … Continue Reading


September 25, 2019

Warren, Markey, McGovern, Moulton Announce Over $1.6 Million in Grants to Massachusetts Fire Departments

Over $32 Million Awarded to Massachusetts Fire Departments in 2019Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA-02) and Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded four fire departments in Massachusetts a total of $1,649,311 in competitive federal grants. The funding was awarded through the agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) … Continue Reading


September 23, 2019

Mass. Orgs Awarded Nearly $350K in Federal Grants Through Community Development Financial Institutions Fund

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA-02) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), today applauded the announcement that three organizations in Massachusetts were awarded a total of $347,760 in federal grants through the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). The grants will assist certified and emerging CDFIs in providing financial services to … Continue Reading


September 20, 2019

Senators Warren and Perdue Lead Senate Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Resolution Designating September 2019 as "Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month"

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) this week introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing the seriousness of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and expressing support for the designation of September 2019 as PCOS Awareness Month. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Debra Fischer (R-Neb.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Dianne Feinstein … Continue Reading


September 20, 2019

Massachusetts Congressional Lawmakers Announce Over $1.3 Million in Grants to Massachusetts Fire Departments

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04) and Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nine fire departments in Massachusetts a total of $1,351,268 in federal grants.The funding, awarded through the agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program, will … Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Senator Warren Raises New Concerns About Equifax Turning Away Customers Impacted by Data Breach and Seeking Settlement Awards

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requesting information regarding reports that consumers who opted to receive a $125 payment as a part of the Equifax breach settlement are now receiving suspicious-looking emails forcing them to complete additional, complicated steps in order to receive payments - an action that appears designed to … Continue Reading


September 18, 2019

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Announces Approximately $13 Million in Grants to Massachusetts Fire Departments

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded fire departments in Massachusetts over $13 million in federal grants to aid Massachusetts firefighters.Awarded through FEMA's … Continue Reading


September 17, 2019

Warren, Pocan Investigate How Private Equity Buyouts Exacerbate Problems Plaguing For-Profit Colleges

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.) wrote to six private equity firms with current or recent holdings in for-profit colleges, KKR, Sterling Partners, Altas Partners, Vistra, Leeds Equity Partners, and Apollo Global Management, and requested information about the firms' management of colleges and universities.Over the last two decades, private equity activity has exploded across the U.S. economy. Private equity funds … Continue Reading

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