Press Releases

May 08, 2019

Warren, Cummings, and More than 95 Colleagues in Senate and House Reintroduce Comprehensive CARE Act to Combat the Opioid and Substance Use Epidemic

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, today led over 95 of their colleagues in the Senate and House in reintroducing the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, the most ambitious legislation ever introduced in Congress to confront the opioid and substance use epidemic. Endorsed by over 200 organizations, Senator Warren and Representative Cummings' CARE Act … Continue Reading

May 07, 2019

Senator Warren Refutes Leader McConnell’s “Case Closed” Conclusion; Urges Congress to Uphold Constitutional Oath

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today delivered a 40-minute long speech on the Senate floor in which she responded to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s declaration that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report means “case closed” on the investigation into President Trump’s response to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. She read excerpts of the report and an open letter from 600 former federal prosecutors stating that in their … Continue Reading

May 07, 2019

Senator Warren Demands Detailed Plan for Federal Student Loan Program from New Chief of the Federal Student Aid Office

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP Committee), today sent a letter to General Mark Brown, regarding his recent appointment as Chief Operating Officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) at the U.S. Department of Education ("the Department"). Brown will be the fourth person to lead FSA since the start of the Trump Administration and will manage the Department's … Continue Reading

May 07, 2019

Warren, Warner, Cummings, Krishnamoorthi Reintroduce Legislation to Hold Equifax and other Credit Reporting Agencies Accountable for Data Breaches

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), along with Representatives Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), today reintroduced the Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act to hold large credit reporting agencies (CRAs)-including Equifax-accountable for data breaches involving consumer data. The bill would give the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) more direct … Continue Reading

May 06, 2019

Warren, Cotton, Thune, Sinema, Colleagues Applaud Senate Passage of Bipartisan National POW/MIA Flag Act

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today applauded the unanimous Senate passage of the National POW/MIA Flag Act, a bipartisan bill to 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 … Continue Reading

May 06, 2019

Sen. Warren and Rep. Grijalva Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Address the Lack of Funding for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention in Indian Country

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) introduced the American Indian and Alaska Native Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (AI/AN CAPTA), legislation that would amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) to help provide tribal nations with resources to combat child abuse and neglect. Senate cosponsors include Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), … Continue Reading

May 04, 2019

Warren, Udall, Harris & Blumenthal to DHS: Stop Unconstitutional Surveillance of Journalists, Activists, and Lawyers

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) wrote to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan demanding answers on reports of targeted government surveillance of journalists, activists, and lawyers at the U.S.-Mexico border by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) - an attack on the First Amendment and a potential violation of the Privacy Act of … Continue Reading

May 03, 2019

Warren Leads Colleagues Calling for the FTC and IRS to Investigate and Oust Tax Preparation Companies Profiting by Misleading Low-Income Taxpayers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent letters to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig regarding recent reports that tax preparation companies that participate in the IRS's Free File program for low-income taxpayers have deliberately hidden their free products from internet searches and instead pushed eligible taxpayers to pay for tax preparation. Senators Edward J. Markey … Continue Reading

May 02, 2019

Sen. Warren Joins Sen. Markey in Introducing Legislation to Preserve and Extend New START, Prohibit Increases in U.S. Nuclear Forces

 Washington, DC - In an effort to preserve the last, major U.S.-Russia bilateral nuclear arms control treaty, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today in introducing new legislation to preserve the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), the only remaining arms control treaty capping Russia’s most dangerous nuclear weapons. The Save Arms Control and Verification Efforts (SAVE) Act calls for the United States to extend New … Continue Reading

May 02, 2019

Warren, Sanders, Velázquez, Gillibrand, Markey, Harris Reintroduce Comprehensive Debt-Relief Legislation for Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today reintroduced the U.S. Territorial Relief Act to provide a pathway to comprehensive debt relief for Puerto Rico and other disaster-ravaged U.S. territories so they can recover and rebuild with dignity. The legislation gives territories the option to terminate their debt obligations if they meet certain stringent eligibility criteria. Joining Senators Warren and Sanders in reintroducing the … Continue Reading

May 01, 2019

Warren Leads Bipartisan Resolution to Honor the Nation’s First Responders

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) along with Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, as well as Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and James Lankford (R-OK), today introduced a resolution to designate October 28, 2019 as “Honoring the Nation’s First Responders Day.” According to the Department of Homeland … Continue Reading

May 01, 2019

Senator Warren Releases Her Investigation of the Pentagon's Substandard Military Base Housing Program

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today released the findings from her three-month long investigation of the deeply flawed Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI) and of five private companies that have contracts with the military services to provide on-base housing under the program. She sent 11-page letters to SASC Chairman James Inhofe and Ranking Member Jack Reed, and to the Secretaries … Continue Reading

April 30, 2019

GAO Agrees to Investigate National Security Threats Posed by Climate Change to Defense Supply Chain

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee, Jack Reed (D-R.I.) applauded the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for agreeing to their April 2019 request to investigate the impacts of climate change on defense contractors and the defense supply chain, and the extent to which the Department of Defense (DoD) addresses climate change and other environmental risks during the contracting process. "We're pleased that the … Continue Reading

April 30, 2019

Senator Warren Calls for IG Investigation into Reports DHS Used Intelligence Firm’s Surveillance of Trump Administration Family Separation Policy Protests

 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General (IG) requesting an investigation into the department’s use of information from a private intelligence firm that reportedly monitored family separation protests across the United States last June.  Her request comes in the wake of yesterday’s report in The Intercept that the Virginia-based firm LookingGlass Cyber Solutions gathered information on … Continue Reading

April 26, 2019

Sen. Warren Questions Presumptive Federal Reserve Nominee Stephen Moore on Financial Ties with Well-Financed Special Interests

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Stephen Moore, who President Donald Trump has said he intends to nominate to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Senator Warren expresses her concerns regarding Moore's extensive financial ties to well-financed special interests, and the potential effect of these ties on his decisions should he be nominated and approved as a Governor of the Federal Reserve. She questions whether … Continue Reading

April 26, 2019

Warren, Haaland Unveil Comprehensive Bill to Address Unsafe Military Housing

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and United States Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, today unveiled the Military Housing Oversight and Service Member Protection Act, a comprehensive bill to address a series of disturbing reports revealing unsafe and unsanitary conditions in privatized, on-base housing for military personnel and their families. Senate … Continue Reading

April 24, 2019

Senators Warren Leads Colleagues in Calling on CMS Administrator Seema Verma to Remove Regulations that Restrict Access to Hearing Health Services

 Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and United States Representatives Tom Rice (R-S.C.), Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), Brendan F. Boyle (D-Pa.), and Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) yesterday sent a letter urging Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma to remove roadblocks that prevent Medicare beneficiaries with hearing loss from accessing audiology … Continue Reading

April 22, 2019

As a Long-Time Champion of Students, Senator Warren Leads the Fight to End the Student Debt Crisis and Truly Invest in Opportunities for Young People

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has spent over six years in the U.S. Senate fighting to invest far more in opportunities for America’s young people. Her work includes championing sweeping legislation to reduce interest rates and debt for student borrowers, including ways to address disproportionate student debt among borrowers of color; using her oversight role in the Senate to crack down on for-profit colleges and greedy student loan companies; and … Continue Reading

April 19, 2019

Mass. Congressional Delegation Announces Over $61 Million in AmeriCorps Funding for Commonwealth

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), along with U.S. Representatives Richard Neal (D-Mass.), Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.), William Keating (D-Mass.), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-Mass.), Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Lori Trahan (D-Mass.), today announced that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will receive a total of $61,358,349 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service … Continue Reading

April 18, 2019

Warren, Thompson Seek GAO Review of Federal Disaster Aid Programs' Impact on Inequality

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting that the GAO conduct a review of federal disaster relief programs to determine the extent to which the structure and administration of those programs exacerbate racial and socioeconomic inequities in the United States and the extent to which they have … Continue Reading

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