Press Releases

June 13, 2018

Young, Warren GAO-IG Act Passes Out of Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced that their legislation to increase oversight of taxpayer dollars spent by federal agencies has advanced out of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and will be eligible for consideration by the full Senate. The Good Accounting Obligation in Government (GAO-IG) Act requires federal agencies to provide annual reports to Congress on the status of implementing … Continue Reading

June 13, 2018

Members of Congress Press FEMA, HHS on Federal Government's Failures on Puerto Rico Fatality Count Following Hurricane Maria

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.), and Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, led their Senate and House colleagues in a follow-up letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking information about the federal government's role in the official accounting of fatalities due to Hurricane … Continue Reading

June 12, 2018

Warren Statement on the United States-North Korea Summit

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released the following statement after the conclusion of the United States-North Korea Summit:"Yesterday's photo op doesn't change the fact that a nuclear-armed North Korea is a threat to the security of the United States, our allies, and the world. Generations of North Korean leaders have made and broken promises before -- this Administration's success will be judged on whether it can eliminate Kim's nuclear weapons … Continue Reading

June 11, 2018

Warren and Smith Press HHS Secretary Azar on Broken Promises in Trump Drug Pricing Proposal Prior to Appearance Before Congress

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) sent a 12-page letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar with 38 questions seeking new information to address their concerns about President Trump's inadequate new proposals to reduce drug prices and his broken campaign promises to "negotiate like crazy" for lower drug prices. Last month, the senators also sent letters to the top ten drug company CEOs asking if they had … Continue Reading

June 08, 2018

Senators Open Inquiry on President Trump's Reckless Comments on Jobs Report

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) today sent letters to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) expressing concern over President Donald Trump's reckless comments on market-moving economic data prior to their public release. The senators noted that this was a … Continue Reading

June 07, 2018

Warren, Gardner, Joyce and Blumenauer Unveil Bicameral, Bipartisan Legislation to Protect State Marijuana Policies

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and U.S. Representatives David Joyce (R-Ohio) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) today introduced the bicameral, bipartisan 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. The bill also extends these protections to Washington D.C, U.S. territories, and federally … Continue Reading

June 07, 2018

Senators Warren and Markey Meet with Puerto Rican Evacuees from Western Massachusetts, Demand Trump Administration Take Action on Housing Assistance for Families

Washington, DC - Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today met with Puerto Rican families from Western Massachusetts and pledged to continue fighting for a long-term housing solution. At the end of May, Senators Warren and Markey introduced the Housing Victims of Major Disasters Act of 2018, legislation that would activate the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) to provide stable housing for survivors of major hurricanes. DHAP is a partnership between … Continue Reading

June 06, 2018

Warren Delivers Floor Speech Honoring Robert F. Kennedy

Washington, DC - In a floor speech delivered today on the Senate floor, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) paid tribute to former United States Senator Robert "Bobby" Kennedy (D-N.Y.) on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.The full text of her remarks is available below.Remarks by Senator Elizabeth Warren June 6, 2018Mr. President, I rise today to honor the life and legacy of an American treasure: Bobby Kennedy.Robert Kennedy lived his life with courage and conviction, … Continue Reading

June 05, 2018

Senator Warren Delivers Speech on Dangers of Deregulation

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered a major speech today in which she discussed how giant corporations and wealthy individuals are working to roll back regulations that protect the health, safety, and economic well-being of the American people. The Senator's remarks kicked off a symposium hosted by the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards titled "The War on Regulation: Good for Corporations, Bad for the Public."Senator Warren's speech today was the … Continue Reading

May 31, 2018

Senators Introduce Bill to Provide Stable Housing for Hurricane Survivors

Washington, DC - A group of eight U.S. senators today announced legislation that would activate the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) to provide stable housing for survivors of major hurricanes. The senators introduced the legislation after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) refused to activate DHAP despite urgent need and requests from Members of Congress and from the Governor of Puerto Rico. The Housing Victims of Major Disasters Act of 2018 will be introduced by … Continue Reading

May 31, 2018

Senadores Presentan Proyecto de Ley para Proporcionar Viviendas Estables para los Sobrevivientes de Huracanes

Washington, DC - Hoy, un grupo de ocho senadores estadounidenses anunció un proyecto de ley que activaría el Programa para Asistencia de Vivienda por Desastre (DHAP, por sus siglas en inglés) para proporcionar viviendas estables para los sobrevivientes de grandes huracanes. Los senadores anunciaron el proyecto de ley después de que la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) se negó a activar DHAP a pesar de la necesidad urgente y las solicitudes de … Continue Reading

May 31, 2018

Warren Joins Heinrich in Effort to Help Native American Veterans Find a Home in Indian Country

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and ten other senators in calling on Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to improve its program that assists Native American veterans find a home in Indian Country and allow them to live near their families with access to culturally appropriate and traditional healing practices.In a letter to the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban … Continue Reading

May 30, 2018

Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand Urge NLRB Not to Circumvent Ethics Restrictions through Rulemaking on Joint-Employer Standard

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), sent a letter to John Ring, Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), to express concern with Ring's announcement that the Board may issue a regulation that would undermine labor rights clarified by Browning-Ferris, an important 2015 decision ensuring that workers could bargain with employers that have indirect control over their … Continue Reading

May 25, 2018

Warren Applauds Department of Education Advisory Panel for Setting Up Committee to Examine For-Profit Conversions

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the below statement following the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity's (NACIQI) announcement that it will set up a subcommittee to examine for-profit college conversions:"Sham for-profit colleges are champing at the bit to convert to sham non-profit colleges so they can dodge accountability for cheating students. This issue is urgent, and I'm glad the Education Department's … Continue Reading

May 24, 2018

Warren Joins Murray, Senators in Denouncing Move by Secretary DeVos to End Investigations and Office Responsible for Protecting Students from Predatory Colleges

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), and 27 of her colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary Betsy DeVos urging the Department of Education to reverse course on the dismantling of the Student Aid Enforcement Unit’s investigations and to uphold its commitment to hold colleges accountable for misleading, cheating, … Continue Reading

May 24, 2018

Senators Press DeVos for Answers Following Decision to Restore Recognition of For-Profit Accreditor ACICS

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), today sent a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos expressing deep concern regarding her recent decision to restore the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools' (ACICS) status as a federally-recognized accreditor. The decision follows a March 2018 court … Continue Reading

May 18, 2018

Warren, Murray Demand Answers on Departure of Top White House Global Health Security Official

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today sent a letter to National Security Advisor (NSA) John Bolton expressing concern over reports that the top White House official responsible for responding to global health crises has left the Trump Administration - and the global health team he oversaw has been disbanded. The senators noted retired Rear Admiral … Continue Reading

May 18, 2018

Peters, Warren, Brown Lead Colleagues in Call to Protect CFPB Public Consumer Complaint Database

Washington, DC - United States Senators Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) led 32 of their colleagues in urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to preserve public access to the Bureau's Consumer Complaint Database. Last month, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney stated he wanted to shut down the important consumer protection tool that allows consumers to file public complaints, resolve issues and make informed … Continue Reading

May 18, 2018

Warren and Ernst Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Servicemember Blast Exposure Injury Prevention

Bill Text | One PagerWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) today introduced the bipartisan Blast Exposure and Brain Injury Prevention Act of 2018. The legislation would improve research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) among servicemembers and strengthen the Department of Defense's (DOD) capacity to track and prevent blast pressure exposure. Since 2000, more than 370,000 servicemembers have received a first-time diagnosis of … Continue Reading

May 17, 2018

Warren Delivers Floor Speech Opposing Gina Haspel for CIA Director

Washington, DC - In a floor speech delivered today on the Senate floor, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) voiced her strong opposition to the nomination of Gina Haspel to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In her remarks, Senator Warren cited Ms. Haspel's support for torture and her order to destroy evidence of the CIA's use of torture as reasons for opposing her nomination. The Senator also noted the opposition of Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), who … Continue Reading

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