Press Releases

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

November 16, 2018

Warren, Colleagues Implore Private Prison Companies and Auditor to Demonstrate Compliance

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), today sent letters to GEO Group and CoreCivic, the two largest private immigration detention contractors in the United States, to request information about the … Continue Reading

November 15, 2018

Warren Presses Regulators on Risks in Leveraged Lending Market

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) today sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Jelena McWilliams, and Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton, expressing concern about the rapid growth of leveraged corporate lending and the inadequate response from the Financial Stability Oversight Council and federal … Continue Reading

November 15, 2018

Senators Warren and Markey Statement on NTSB Initial Safety Recommendations on Merrimack Valley Natural Gas Pipeline Explosions and Fires

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today released the following statement after the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its initial recommendations in the wake of the September 13 natural gas pipeline disaster that killed one, injured dozens, and displaced thousands in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover. Today, the NTSB released an interim Safety Recommendation Report, including five new safety … Continue Reading

November 15, 2018

Warren Leads Massachusetts Delegation in Calling on President Trump to Support Massachusetts in Wake of Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, today sent a letter to President Trump in support of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts's request for an Emergency Declaration following the Merrimack Valley natural gas explosions on September 13, 2018. The disaster impacted thousands of residents and businesses in the communities of Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, and has placed a significant hardship on the region. … Continue Reading

November 15, 2018

Warren Seeks Answers from Major Consulting Firms about Services for Saudi Government

Washington, DC ­- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Booz Allen Hamilton (Booz Allen), Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and Deloitte requesting information on the scope of the services provided by the three consulting firms to the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or any Saudi government-affiliated entity. The senator's letter asks the firms about their relationship with the Saudi government and questions their business with the Kingdom in the wake of … Continue Reading

November 14, 2018

In the Wake of a Newly Released Report on Missing Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Warren Calls for Better Resources and Media Coverage

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today called for better data and reporting to help address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women in urban Native areas. A data report released today by the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI), a division of the Seattle Indian Health Board, identifies 506 cases of urban missing and murdered indigenous women and girls, including 98 cases with an "unknown status," across 71 urban cities. The report raises awareness … Continue Reading

November 14, 2018

Warren, Markey Lead Massachusetts, New England Delegations in Unveiling Resolution Honoring Boston Red Sox World Series Victory

Washington, DC - Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey today led the New England Senate delegation and the Massachusetts Congressional delegation in introducing a resolution to congratulate the Boston Red Sox on their 2018 World Series victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The resolution, which recognizes the Red Sox players, coaching staff, and management for their contributions to the team's historic season, thanks the world champions for their dedication to … Continue Reading

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