Press Releases

July 18, 2017

Senators Warren and Markey Re-Convene Bipartisan Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations

Senators Warren and Markey Re-Convene Bipartisan Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations Governor Baker and Mass. Bar Association Praise Addition of Newest Committee Member, Who Previously Oversaw Judicial Selection as Aide to Governor Romney Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey announced today that the bipartisan Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations will re-convene to consider applications for two pending federal … Continue Reading


July 14, 2017

VIDEO: Senator Warren Responds to the Republican "Health Care" Bill

Video available here Washington, DC - In a video released today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren responded to the latest version of the Republican health care bill, calling it "the worst one yet." The full video is available here. A transcript is available below: The Republican health care bill is like the starring zombie in a horror movie - no matter how many times you kill it, it just keeps coming back from the dead. Two weeks ago, the Senate Republicans had to cancel their vote … Continue Reading


July 13, 2017

Warren, Neal, Dozens of Members of Congress Introduce Refund Equality Act to Provide Equal Tax Treatment for Married Same-Sex Couples

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-Mass.), and 71 of their congressional colleagues today introduced the Refund Equality Act of 2017. This legislation would ensure that legally-married same-sex couples - who until the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 Windsor decision were barred from filing federal taxes jointly - are permitted to file amended tax returns back to the date of their marriage. "For nearly a decade, legally … Continue Reading


July 11, 2017

Senators Booker, Warren, Durbin, Harris Introduce Landmark Bill to Reform the Way Women Are Treated Behind Bars

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Richard Durbin (D-IL), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) today introduced a landmark bill to reform the way women are treated behind bars. The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act would make a series of common-sense reforms to how the federal prison system treats incarcerated women in order to reduce the negative impact incarceration has on the family members of women behind bars, especially their children, and better prepare … Continue Reading


July 10, 2017

Statement from Senator Warren on the CFPB's New Arbitration Rule

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren released the following statement today after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its new rule on mandatory arbitration clauses: "This CFPB rule will allow working families to hold big banks accountable when they're cheated and help discourage the kinds of surprise fees that consumers hate. In the upcoming months, the US Chamber of Commerce and other big business lobbying groups will go all out to get Republicans in Congress to … Continue Reading


June 29, 2017

Eight Major Warren Legislative Priorities Incorporated into Senate Defense Authorization Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, successfully fought for the inclusion of eight major legislative priorities focused on improving the lives of servicemembers, their families, and the people who work for the Department of Defense, as well as provisions addressing key national security concerns, into the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). In addition to these eight major legislative priorities, Senator … Continue Reading


June 29, 2017

Senator Warren Fights and Wins for Massachusetts in NDAA

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced the inclusion of multiple provisions proposed by her to support Massachusetts military priorities, improve the lives of servicemembers and their families, and further U.S. national security interests, in the committee approved bill text of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018. Fighting for Massachusetts Senator Warren successfully fought to … Continue Reading


June 29, 2017

Cornyn, Warren Bill to Ease Requirements on Vets Applying for Commercial Drivers Licenses Passes Committee

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today released the following statements after bipartisan legislation, the Jobs for our Heroes Act of 2017, passed out of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The legislation, which streamlines the process by which active-duty military, reservists and veterans apply for Commercial Driver's Licenses (CDLs), was cosponsored by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), John Thune … Continue Reading


June 29, 2017

Office of Government Ethics Reports Top White House Ethics Official to White House Counsel for Potential Ethics Breach

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), today released a letter from the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), responding to a previous inquiry about whether Stefan Passantino, President Trump's Deputy White House Counsel and Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO), appropriately followed … Continue Reading


June 27, 2017

Brown, Reed, Menendez, Warren: "Stress Test" Shows Dodd-Frank Working

Washington, DC - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee - and his Banking Committee colleagues U.S. Sens. Jack Reed (D-RI), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said today that the strong performance of U.S. banks in the stress test is further proof that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is working and now is not the time to roll back the protections put in place following the 2008 … Continue Reading


June 26, 2017

Senator Elizabeth Warren Introduces Bill to Prevent and Treat Gambling Disorder Among Servicemembers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren today introduced The Preventing and Treating Gambling Disorder in the Military Act of 2017. The legislation would require the Department of Defense (DOD) to screen servicemembers for gambling disorder in both the Annual Periodic Health Assessment and the Health Related Behavior Surveys. This legislation would implement recommendations from a 2017 report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the product of a study initially proposed by … Continue Reading


June 23, 2017

As White House Prepares Gift to Big Pharma, Sen. Franken and Lawmakers Press President Trump to Get Behind Real Solutions to Bring Down Prescription Drug Costs

Washington, DC - As the White House prepares to gift the big pharmaceutical companies with an executive order that reportedly favors the industry over consumers, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.), along with a wide group of Senate and House Democrats in pushing President Donald Trump to get behind real solutions to bring down the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs, one of the central reasons why health care costs are rising. An overwhelming … Continue Reading


June 22, 2017

Warren and Markey Request Federal Risk Assessment of Weymouth Compressor Station

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey have called on the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) to conduct a risk assessment of the proposed natural gas compressor station that energy company Enbridge plans for Weymouth. In a letter to PHMSA, the senators cited the proximity of the proposed compressor station site to hundreds of homes, to dozens of schools, and to area sewage facilities, … Continue Reading


June 22, 2017

Warren and Markey Request Federal Risk Assessment of Weymouth Compressor Station

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey have called on the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) to conduct a risk assessment of the proposed natural gas compressor station that energy company Enbridge plans for Weymouth. In a letter to PHMSA, the senators cited the proximity of the proposed compressor station site to hundreds of homes, to dozens of schools, and to area sewage facilities, … Continue Reading


June 22, 2017

Senator Warren Delivers Remarks on the Republican Health Care Bill

Video available here Washington, DC - In a floor speech on Thursday afternoon, Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke about the newly-released Republican health bill. The text of her remarks is below, and a video of her speech is available here. Remarks by Senator Elizabeth WarrenJune 22, 2017 Today, we finally got a look at the monstrosity of a bill that Republicans have been hiding behind closed doors for weeks. Yes, it is finally clear how the Republicans were spending their time, locked in those … Continue Reading


June 22, 2017

Warren, DeLauro, Durbin, Brown, and Harris Urge Careful Review by Accreditors of EDMC's Sale of For-Profit Colleges

Washington, DC - In a letter to the heads of several regional college accreditors, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) today called for close scrutiny of the proposed sale of the Education Management Corporation's (EDMC) for-profit college chains to The Dream Center Foundation. The proposed sale would allow EDMC's schools, including Argosy University, South … Continue Reading


June 22, 2017

Warren, Cornyn, Duckworth and Tillis Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Veterans Transition to Civilian Truck Driving Jobs

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) today introduced the Active Duty Voluntary Acquisition of Necessary Credentials for Employment (ADVANCE) Act, bipartisan legislation that would ease the transition for veterans seeking civilian employment as truck drivers. The bill would streamline the process for trained servicemembers to acquire commercial driver's licenses (CDL). "Veterans who have … Continue Reading


June 21, 2017

Warren Joins Coalition of Senators in Pressuring Justice Department to Reject AT&T-Time Warner Merger if Harms to Consumers Outweigh Benefits

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined a coalition of 11 Senate Democrats in pressuring the Department of Justice (DOJ) to reject AT&T's massive $85 billion bid to acquire Time Warner if it determines that the significant harms to American consumers arising from the deal outweigh any alleged benefits. In a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the senators made the case that allowing this proposed merger to move forward-in what would be yet … Continue Reading


June 21, 2017

DeLauro and Warren Lead Members in Reintroducing Schedules That Work Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led Members of Congress in reintroducing the Schedules That Work Act, legislation that would help ensure that low-wage employees have more certainty about their work schedules and income. Additional cosponsors include 72 House Members, along with Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sherrod Brown … Continue Reading


June 19, 2017

After Government Watchdog Cites "Problematic" Waiver, Sens. Warren, Markey, Whitehouse, and Hirono ask White House to Clarify Bannon's Compliance with Ethics Laws

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) today sent a letter to Stefan Passantino, Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO) at the White House, requesting clarification on White House senior advisor Steve Bannon's compliance with federal ethics laws. "Earlier this month, we received new information from the Office of Government Ethics indicating that Steven Bannon may have violated … Continue Reading

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