Press Releases

May 22, 2019

Warren, Espaillat, Colleagues Reintroduce Legislation to Provide Stable Housing for Survivors of Natural Disasters

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) today led 10 of their Senate and House colleagues in reintroducing legislation that enables survivors of major natural disasters to receive housing assistance. The Housing Survivors of Major Disasters Act of 2019 comes after a string of natural disasters that created housing crises, including Hurricanes Maria and Irma, Hurricane Florence, the flooding of the Missouri River … Continue Reading


May 22, 2019

Warren Demands Answers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection Following Recent Deaths of Children Detained at Border

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) yesterday sent a letter to John P. Sanders, Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), regarding reports over the past week that two children died in CBP custody. The fatalities are the fourth and fifth reported deaths in the last six months of children who had been held by CBP, with three fatalities just in the month of May. "The deaths of five children who had been in CBP care in six months … Continue Reading


May 21, 2019

Senator Warren Submits Questions for the Record Regarding Deutsche Bank Suspicious Activity Reports

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) submitted questions for the record to federal regulators and law enforcement officials following their testimony at today's Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing, "Combatting Illicit Financing By Anonymous Shell Companies Through the Collection of Beneficial Ownership Information." Senator Warren posed a series of questions to determine whether the regulators believe Deutsche Bank violated federal … Continue Reading


May 21, 2019

Senator Warren, Rep. Kennedy Reintroduce Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act, Legislation to Prevent Discrimination Against Patients Seeking Mental Health and Addiction Care

| Op-Ed Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) will lead their colleagues in the Senate and House in reintroducing their legislation, the Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act, to increase oversight and enforcement to ensure that insurance companies cover behavioral health benefits and services on par with physical health benefits and services. "Patients with behavioral health concerns deserve the same … Continue Reading


May 21, 2019

Sens. Warren, Portman Introduce Legislation to Improve Safety of American Students Abroad

 Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) today introduced bipartisan legislation - the American Students Abroad Act - to improve the sharing of information between the Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the deaths of American students that occur while they are studying abroad. Specifically, the bill will require the Department of State to produce quarterly reports from U.S. Embassies and … Continue Reading


May 20, 2019

Senators Warren, Markey & Representatives Keating, Garamendi Introduce Legislation to Improve the Resilience and Capacity of Evacuation Routes

 Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), along with Representatives William Keating (D-Mass.), and John Garamendi (D-Calif.), today reintroduced the Enhancing the Strength and Capacity of America’s Primary Evacuation Routes (ESCAPE) Act, legislation that dedicates $1 billion of federal resources to expand the capacity and improve the resilience of the nation’s evacuation routes. Damage to critical transportation arteries has … Continue Reading


May 17, 2019

Senators Warren and Ernst Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Study of Blast Exposure Injuries in Servicemembers

  Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) yesterday introduced their bill, the Blast Pressure Exposure Study Improvement Act, to improve research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) among servicemembers and strengthen capacity to track and prevent blast pressure exposure.  The legislation builds on an amendment Senator Warren introduced in the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that required the Department of … Continue Reading


May 16, 2019

Senators Warren and Murray Lead Colleagues Expressing Support for Agreement That Will Help Military Borrowers Receive the Zero Interest Student Loan Benefit They Are Owed

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and United States Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, led seventeen of their Senate colleagues today in sending a comment letter to the Department of Defense (DOD) Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan expressing strong support for the newly-proposed DOD and Department of Education data matching agreement, which will allow eligible … Continue Reading


May 16, 2019

Senators Warren and Brown Lead Colleagues Questioning Student Loan Companies on their Non-Cooperation with Federal and State Regulators

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) led a group of Senate colleagues, including U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), sending a letter today to the three largest federal student loan servicing companies, Navient, Nelnet, and The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance … Continue Reading


May 16, 2019

Senator Warren Introduces New Legislation to Strengthen Ethics and Transparency at the Defense Department

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, will introduce today The Department of Defense Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act, legislation to limit the influence of contractors on the military, constrain foreign influence on retired senior military officers, and assert greater transparency over contractors and their interaction with the Department of Defense (DoD). The bill is consistent with Senator Warren’s vision for a 21st … Continue Reading


May 15, 2019

Warren Joins Wyden, Bicameral Coalition to Introduce Bill to Require States to Secure Elections

 Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), along with eleven Senate co-sponsors, today introducing an expanded version of the Protecting American Votes and Elections (PAVE) Act to protect American elections from foreign interference by mandating hand-marked paper ballots and setting new cybersecurity standards for all federal elections. The bill provides the strongest protection for American elections of any proposal currently … Continue Reading


May 15, 2019

At Senator Warren's Urging, OCC Confirms it Will Conduct Oversight of Wells Fargo CEO Hiring Process

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released a letter she received from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in which Comptroller Joseph Otting confirmed that the OCC would exercise its statutory authority to review the selection of a new chief executive officer (CEO) of Wells Fargo. The letter from OCC came in response to a letter sent by Senator Warren last month in which she urged Comptroller Otting to use that authority … Continue Reading


May 15, 2019

Warren and Ernst Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Assist Family Caregivers

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), along with their Democratic and Republican colleagues in the Senate and the House of Representatives, on a bipartisan, bicameral bill, the Credit for Caring Act, which supports family caregivers across the country.Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W. Va.) are cosponsoring the bipartisan legislation in the Senate, and U.S. Representatives Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) and … Continue Reading


May 15, 2019

Senator Warren Honors Police Sergeants Gannon, Chesna & Patrolman Moody During National Police Week

Washington, DC - On Tuesday, May 14th, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) submitted a statement for the Congressional Record in recognition of National Police Week. The Senator's statement pays tribute to Massachusetts law enforcement officers Sean Gannon, Michael Chesna, and Leon Moody, all of whom died in the line of duty and whose names were engraved this week on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC.The full text of Senator … Continue Reading


May 15, 2019

Senators Warren and Menendez, Congresswoman Velázquez Lead Senate and House Colleagues Urging FEMA to Take Rapid and Robust Action to Help Rebuild Key Puerto Rico Hospital

Washington, DC -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.) today sent a letter to Acting Administrator Peter Gaynor of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requesting information about problems with FEMA's provision of disaster aid to the only hospital on Vieques, an island located roughly seven miles off the coast of mainland Puerto Rico. Joining the senators and congresswoman in sending the … Continue Reading


May 15, 2019

Warren, Escobar Announce Legislation to Require Dept. of Defense to Adapt to Climate Change Threat

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and Representative Veronica Escobar (D-Tex.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, today announced the Department of Defense Climate Resiliency and Readiness Act. The bicameral legislation, which will be formally introduced this week, would require the Department of Defense (DoD) to adapt its infrastructure and operations to address climate change and … Continue Reading


May 14, 2019

Senator Warren, Representative Jayapal Release "Rigged Justice 2.0"; Report Details How President Trump and His Administration are Letting Corporate Crime Run Rampant

Warren's Proposed Solutions Include Legislation Holding Executives Criminally Liable for Scams That Harm Americans A PDF of the report is available here Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) today released a new report, "Rigged Justice 2.0: Government of the Billionaires, by the Billionaires, and for the Billionaires." The report, prepared by Rep. Jayapal and Senator Warren, is the second in a series on the … Continue Reading


May 10, 2019

Warren, Durbin, Nadler, Katko Introduce Bill Making Bankruptcy Relief Available for Student Loan Borrowers

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), along with U.S. Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Judiciary Committee Chairman, John Katko (R-N.Y.) and Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), today introduced a bicameral bill that would give Americans overwhelmed by student loan debt the option of obtaining meaningful bankruptcy relief. The Student Borrower Bankruptcy Relief Act of 2019 would eliminate the section of the bankruptcy code … Continue Reading


May 10, 2019

Warren, Bonamici Lead Colleagues Urging Accreditation Council to Protect Students and Taxpayers by Denying Recognition to Troubled For-Profit College Accreditor ACICS

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), along with six of their Senate colleagues and seven of their House colleagues, sent a letter to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the association that coordinates the higher education accreditation process, urging them to deny recognition to the controversial for-profit college accreditor, Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), at an … Continue Reading


May 08, 2019

Homeland Security Watchdog Finds FEMA "did not follow procurement laws (and) regulations," and Wrongly Awarded Failed Bronze Star LLC Puerto Rico Contract

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today made the following statement after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General (IG) released its investigation, which Senators Warren and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) requested in December 2017, into FEMA's decision to award over $30 million in contracts to Bronze Star LLC for temporary roofing materials in Puerto Rico that were never delivered. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Catherine Cortez … Continue Reading

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