Press Releases

December 06, 2018

Senators Seek Expanded Investigation of Waste and Abuse in FEMA Contracts for Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with three Senate colleagues, today sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General (IG) to request that the IG expand its ongoing investigation into the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) contracting in Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria relief efforts to include new reports of waste and abuse associated with the contractors hired to execute and manage the $1.2 billion Tu Hogar … Continue Reading

December 04, 2018

Senator Warren Offers Support for Employee Organizing Efforts at Two Western Massachusetts News Outlets

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Daily Hampshire Gazette and The Valley Advocate in support of their employees' request in joining together to form a union, the Pioneer Valley News Guild. Senator Warren is urging the two newspapers to carefully follow all applicable laws and respect their employees' rights to join together and decide without interference whether to form a union. Well over half of the 72 eligible employees at these two … Continue Reading

December 03, 2018

Senators Warren and Cotton Introduce National POW/MIA Flag Act

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) today introduced The National POW/MIA Flag Act, which would require the POW/MIA Flag to be displayed whenever the American flag is displayed on prominent federal properties, including the U.S. Capitol, the White House, the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, every national cemetery, the buildings containing the official offices of the Secretaries … Continue Reading

December 03, 2018

Sens. Warren, Markey and Rep. Lynch Introduce Concurrent Resolution to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward Markey (D-Mass.), along with Representative Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.), introduced a Concurrent Resolution on Thursday, November 23, 2018 honoring women in baseball. The Concurrent Resolution commemorates the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) of "A League of Their Own" fame. The resolution names the at least 29 women from Massachusetts who played in … Continue Reading

November 30, 2018

Senators Warren, Blumenthal, and Colleagues Demand Trump Revoke Illegal Proclamation Targeting Asylum Seekers

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and seven of their senate colleagues, today called on President Donald Trump to immediately revoke an illegal Presidential Proclamation that would drastically limit the ability of refugees to claim asylum. Last week, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar granted a temporary restraining order blocking implementation of the Proclamation, which directly contradicts existing statute. "Your decision … Continue Reading

November 29, 2018

Warren Outlines Vision for a Foreign Policy That Works for All Americans

Washington, DC - In remarks at American University, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, lays out her vision for a progressive foreign policy that works for all Americans.The full text of her remarks, as prepared for delivery, is available below.Remarks by Senator Elizabeth Warren: A Foreign Policy that Works for All Americans Washington, DC | November 29, 2018 ***As Prepared for Delivery***Hello American … Continue Reading

November 29, 2018

Warren, Merkley, Gillibrand, Markey Introduce Bill to Prevent Nuclear Arms Race

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today announced the introduction of the Prevention of Arms Race Act of 2018, new legislation that would stop the United States from entering into a 21st Century nuclear arms race. Senators Warren and Gillibrand serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Senators Merkley and Markey are members of the Senate Foreign … Continue Reading

November 29, 2018

Warren Seeks Answers from Lobbying Firms about Services for Saudi Government

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent letters to 23 U.S. lobbying firms requesting information on the scope of their lobbying services for the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or any Saudi government-affiliated entity. The senator's letters ask about the firms' past and present contracts for lobbying work on behalf of Saudi Arabia and question whether the firms' relationship with the regime that assassinated journalist Jamal Khashoggi is consistent … Continue Reading

November 28, 2018

Warren Calls on Colleagues to Vote Against Nomination of Kathy Kraninger to Serve as Director of the CFPB

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a detailed 11-page letter to all 99 of her colleagues in the Senate, urging them to vote against the nomination of Kathy Kraninger to serve as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In the letter, Senator Warren highlights Ms. Kraninger's lack of relevant consumer financial experience, her full-throated endorsement of Interim CFPB Director Mulvaney's work to undermine protections for students, … Continue Reading

November 28, 2018

Warren Leads Members of HELP Committee in Calling for a Hearing on Nominee for Critical Education Department Post

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led her fellow Democrats on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), in sending a letter to Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) to request a hearing on the nomination of Robert "Bob" L. King to become the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary … Continue Reading

November 27, 2018

Warren Delivers Floor Speech Opposing Thomas Farr's Nomination to Federal District Court

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor opposing the nomination of Thomas Farr for the Eastern District Court of North Carolina. In her remarks, Senator Warren highlighted Mr. Farr's troubling record of defending efforts to suppress the vote in North Carolina, and urged her colleagues to reject his confirmation. The full text of her remarks is available below. Remarks by Senator Elizabeth Warren **As Prepared for … Continue Reading

November 26, 2018

Government Accountability Office Agrees to Investigate Trump "Mar-a-Lago Cronies'" Influence at the Department of Veterans Affairs

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) applauds the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) for its decision to investigate whether unqualified, unaccountable private citizens - cronies of President Trump - with no official government role or responsibilities had or continue to have any undue influence over Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) decisions. On August 10, 2018, Senators Warren and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) sent a letter to the GAO in the wake of a … Continue Reading

November 26, 2018

Warren Anti-Corruption Bill Gains Momentum as Jayapal, Sarbanes, Others Co-Sponsor House Companion

Senate Bill Text | House Companion | Bill One-Pager | Bill Summary | EndorsementsWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) applauds Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and John Sarbanes (D-Md.) for introducing the House Companion to the Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act. This comes as the newly-elected Democratic majority in the House of Representatives has pledged to make ethics reform and fighting corruption a top priority. Also joining the bill … Continue Reading

November 20, 2018

Warren Applauds Toys "R" Us Workers for Successfully Organizing to Recoup Severance Pay

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released the following statement, applauding successful organizing efforts by American workers to recoup some of the severance pay they were owed after Toys "R" Us closed its doors. The senator also, once again, calls on investors to contribute to the hardship fund for the more than 30,000 American workers laid off without severance pay. "I am glad to hear that many of the workers laid off by Toys "R" Us were able to … Continue Reading

November 20, 2018

Warren & Blumenthal Lead Inquiry Into Brutal Working Conditions at XPO Logistics Warehouse That May Have Caused Several Miscarriages

Boston, MA - Following a New York Times report, "Miscarrying at Work: The Physical Toll of Pregnancy Discrimination," United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) led a group of nine senators in writing to XPO Logistics and Verizon to demand the companies explain their reported failure to provide reasonable accommodation for pregnant workers, which in several tragic cases may have contributed to their miscarriages. The New York Times report detailed brutal … Continue Reading

November 20, 2018

Warren Slams Pharmaceutical Giant Pfizer for Hiking Prices on Prescription Drugs

Warren: Congress should tackle rising drug costs, starting by passing my bill to put a $500 monthly cap on what families pay out-of-pocket for prescriptions Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) issued the following statement in response to news that pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is moving forward with plans to hike prices of 41 of its prescription drugs, after freezing prices for only four months: "Pfizer 'promised' it wouldn't raise prices, then turned around and … Continue Reading

November 20, 2018

Warren Releases New Evidence of Navient Student Loan Malfeasance

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Jack Remondi, the President and CEO of Navient Corporation, the nation's largest servicer of federal and private student loans, regarding a previously undisclosed Education Department audit report that reveals Navient's disturbing record of cheating student borrowers and driving them into debt. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and several state Attorneys General have sued Navient, and numerous … Continue Reading

November 20, 2018

Warren, Colleagues Challenge Trump’s Call to Cut Federal Aid to Puerto Rico

Washington, DC - In the wake of President Trump's statement calling for "no more Puerto Rico relief funds," United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) and five additional Members of Congress have written the President condemning his comment, saying pulling federal relief aid would have a "catastrophic effect on the Island's already fragile … Continue Reading

November 20, 2018

Warren, Speier, O'Rourke Question Defense Secretary Mattis on Deployment of Military Personnel to Border

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who serves on the Personnel Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee, along with Representative Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Military Personnel Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, and Representative Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas), sent a bicameral letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis requesting information about President Trump's decision to deploy more than 5,000 active duty … Continue Reading

November 19, 2018

Sens. Warren and Markey Seek Answers from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Following Report of Patient Neglect at the Brockton VA Nursing Home

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward Markey (D-Mass.) have sent a letter to the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie to express concern and to request information about another disturbing report of patient neglect at the nursing home on the campus of the Brockton VA Medical Center. On November 14, 2018, the Boston Globepublished an article on a VA Office of the Medical Inspector (OMI) report that identified significant lapses in … Continue Reading

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