Press Releases

April 12, 2019

Senators Warren and Collins Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Designate April as National Donate Life Month

 Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) yesterday introduced a resolution to designate April 2019 as National Donate Life Month.  The resolution aims to help raise awareness about how organ and tissue donations can save lives and helps encourage individuals to register as organ donors.  Today, there are more than 114,000 people waiting for an organ donation that could save their lives.  Each day about 20 people die while waiting for this … Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

Senators Warren and Tillis Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Enforce Salary Caps on Fannie and Freddie CEOs

 Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), both members of the Senate Banking Committee with jurisdiction over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, yesterday introduced the Respect the Caps Act.  The bill comes after the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Inspector General reported the FHFA has allowed compensation for executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to expand well beyond Congressionally-mandated limits for chief executive compensation at … Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

Warren Questions Potential Fed Nominee Stephen Moore's Qualifications for the Job

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Stephen Moore, who President Trump has said he will nominate to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors (Fed), expressing serious concern with his potential nomination and requesting that he explain a number of false, contradictory, and politically motivated statements that call into question his economic expertise and judgment.The seven members of the Board of Governors oversee the whole … Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

Warren Seeks Answers from Potential Fed Nominee Herman Cain

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Herman Cain, the former Godfather's Pizza CEO and Republican presidential candidate who President Trump intends to nominate to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors (Fed), to express concerns with Mr. Cain's potential nomination and request information regarding his past statements and actions suggesting a lack of expertise and political independence.The seven members of the Board of Governors … Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

Ahead of Tax Day, Senators Warren and Duckworth Release New GAO Report, Call on the IRS to Improve the Tax Refund Process

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) today sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in response to Government Accountability Office (GAO) findings that show low-income and some minority taxpayers are more likely to use tax-time financial products. GAO indicated that these taxpayers are more reliant on tax-time financial products in part because they are more likely to need quick access to cash to meet their financial … Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

Senator Warren Leads Colleagues in Reintroducing Legislation to Simplify and Decrease the Costs of Tax Preparation and Filing

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) along with Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today reintroduced the Tax Filing Simplification Act to ease the tax filing process for millions of American taxpayers and reduce … Continue Reading


April 11, 2019

Warren, Colleagues Reintroduce Legislation to Hold Insurance Companies Accountable and Strengthen Consumer Protections

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today reintroduced the Consumer Health Insurance Protection Act to hold health insurance companies accountable and strengthen consumer protections in private health insurance. The bill builds on the progress made under the Affordable Care Act and includes provisions to … Continue Reading


April 11, 2019

Warren Joins Sanders, 13 Other Senators to Reintroduce Medicare-for-All

Bill Text | Bill Summary | Summary by TitleWashington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and 13 of their Senate colleagues to introduce the Medicare for All Act of 2019 to guarantee health care to every American as a right, not a privilege.The United States spends far more per capita on health care than any other nation; however, 34 million Americans do not have health insurance, thousands of people die each year because they cannot … Continue Reading


April 10, 2019

Senators Unveil Bipartisan Bill to Enhance Financial Protections for Surviving Military Spouses and Spouses of Injured Servicemembers

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) today introduced the bipartisan Gold Star Spouses and Spouses of Injured Servicemembers Leasing Relief Expansion Act. Military families may relocate frequently or suddenly as the result of a servicemember's military orders, and these moves often involve entering into … Continue Reading


April 10, 2019

Warren Joins Menendez, Cruz to Introduce Bipartisan Senate Resolution Affirming U.S. Recognition of Armenian Genocide

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined with Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to introduce a Senate resolution ensuring the foreign policy of the United States reflects appropriate understanding and sensitivity concerning the Armenian Genocide. Carried out by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923, the Armenian Genocide resulted in the forced deportation of nearly 2 million Armenians, of whom 1.5 million were killed."The genocide of 1.5 million … Continue Reading


April 09, 2019

Regulators Unsatisfied with Wells Fargo, Prepared to Ensure the Bank's Compliance with Consent Orders

 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, today released new letters from the Federal Reserve (Fed), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in response to inquiries that they sent the … Continue Reading


April 08, 2019

Senator Warren Says Homeland Security Watchdog Should Examine Secret Service Director Firing

 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to John V. Kelly, Acting Inspector General (IG) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), asking that the DHS IG expand the investigation she requested last week to also include the circumstances surrounding President Trump’s reported firing today of the Secret Service Director. Last week, after reports of a security breach at Mar-a-Lago, Senator Warren called for an investigation into whether the White … Continue Reading


April 08, 2019

Ahead of Tuesday's Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing, Warren, Reed, & Colleagues Question Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan on Top Marine's Warning of "Unacceptable Risk" to Marine Corps Combat Readiness and Solvency

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and four other members of the Armed Services Committee, today sent a letter to Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to seek clarification about statements made by Department of Defense (DOD) officials about the deployment of military personnel to the southwest border and assurances that this deployment would not … Continue Reading


April 05, 2019

Senator Warren Demands Strong Ethics Standards for FAA Review of Boeing 737 MAX

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) sent a letter this week to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Dan Ewell urging them to enact strong ethics policies to ensure that the Special Committee tasked with reviewing the FAA's Aircraft certification process is free from all conflicts of interest and undue insider influence. Secretary Chao announced the formation of a Special Committee to investigate … Continue Reading


April 05, 2019

Senators Warren, Brown, and Colleagues Question CFPB’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Oversight Failure

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led her colleagues in sending a letter this week to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger requesting further information on the CFPB's oversight of the student loan industry, and, specifically, the activity of student loan companies and servicers involved in the administration of the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). Joining Senator Warren on the letter are Senators Sherrod Brown … Continue Reading


April 04, 2019

Warren Joins Daines and Senate Colleagues in Reintroducing Resolution Designating May 5th as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls

 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) along with Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), and James Lankford (R-Okla.) in reintroducing a Senate resolution marking May 5, 2019 as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. The resolution would further bring awareness to the tragedies Native women … Continue Reading


April 04, 2019

Warren, Lynch Seek Inspector General Investigation Into Potential White House Interference in Secret Service Recommendations at Mar-a-Lago

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, sent a letter to John V. Kelly, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security, requesting an investigation into whether the White House is interfering with or overruling Secret Service recommendations about which guests at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club should have access to the President. The letter follows recent … Continue Reading


April 04, 2019

Senators Warren and Gardner Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Protect States’ Marijuana Policies

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) today reintroduced the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (STATES Act) to ensure that each State has the right to determine for itself the best approach to marijuana within its borders. U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and David Joyce (R-Ohio) have reintroduced the bill in the House. The bipartisan and bicameral legislation also extends these protections to … Continue Reading


April 03, 2019

Warren, Collins, King, and Daines Lead Senators in Re-Introducing Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Honor WWII Cadet Nurses

Bill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Angus King (I-Maine), and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) today re-introduced the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act, a bill to honor women who served in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during WWII with honorary veteran status. The bill would recognize former Cadet Nurses' service to our country and provide them with honorable discharges, ribbon and medal privileges, and … Continue Reading


April 03, 2019

Senator Warren Applauds Opening of New Pipefitters Local 537 Training Center

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today issued the following statement congratulating the Pipefitters Local 537 on the opening this week of their new training center in Dorchester, Massachusetts:"The grand opening of the Pipefitters Local 537 training center is wonderful news for Dorchester and for the Commonwealth. This new facility, which will help train over 500 new construction workers, is a perfect example of the critical role that unions play in … Continue Reading

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