Press Releases

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

April 17, 2019

April 18, 2019 is Military Retiree Appreciation Day

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released statements following the Senate passage by unanimous consent of their bipartisan resolution designating April 18, 2019 as "Military Retiree Appreciation Day" to commemorate the lifelong service of military retirees. The week of April 7-13, 2019 is designated as National Volunteer Week and many military retirees continue their lifelong service as dedicated volunteers in their local … Continue Reading

April 17, 2019

Warren, Colleagues Demand Answers From ICE Following Investigation of For-Profit Contractors Running Immigration Detention Facilities

Letter to ICE | Response Letters from GEO Group and CoreCivic | Response Letters from Nakamoto Group and DHS OIGWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.), this week sent a letter to … Continue Reading

April 17, 2019

Senator Warren Questions OCC's Refusal to Use Existing Authority to Oversee Wells Fargo CEO Hiring Process

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Joseph Otting, Comptroller of the Currency, requesting information about the role that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) will play in the selection of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of Wells Fargo. She noted that under federal law, the OCC has the authority to object to candidates for senior executive positions at Wells Fargo, including a new CEO. She questioned why the OCC … Continue Reading

April 17, 2019

Warren, Kaine, Colleagues Urge Congressional Negotiators to Ensure Education Department Faithfully Implements Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) led 14 of their Senate colleagues in writing to Senate Appropriators to urge them to include language in the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) appropriations bill for the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education to ensure that the Department of Education is faithfully implementing the Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness (TEPSLF) program. The senators' letter follows … Continue Reading

April 16, 2019

Senator Warren's SASC Hearing Questions Reveal Unanimity of Military Leaders on Climate Change as a Threat to Readiness

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), sent a letter to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., summarizing almost two years of questions she has asked military leaders during SASC hearings that reveal unanimous concern about the rising threat of climate change to the United States military's missions, operational plans, installations, and overall readiness.Senator Warren … Continue Reading

April 15, 2019

Warren Joins Gillibrand, Kaine, Colleagues to Introduce New Legislation to Overhaul Flawed Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined with Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and a group of 12 other senators to introduce the What You Can Do for Your Country Act of 2019, new legislation that would overhaul the flawed Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program and ensure millions of teachers, social workers, members of the military, first responders, nurses, public defenders, and many other public service professionals will qualify … Continue Reading

April 15, 2019

Department of the Interior Deputy Inspector General Opens Investigation to Address Conflicts of Interest Complaints Against Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today received a follow-up letter from the Department of the Interior Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall stating that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of the Interior (DOI) has received seven complaints alleging various potential conflicts of interest and other violations by then-Deputy Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, and they have opened an … Continue Reading

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