Press Releases

February 07, 2019

Warren Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Servicemembers, Examine Health Effects of Toxic Burn Pits

Washington, DC - This month, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Ala.) in reintroducing the bipartisan Burn Pits Accountability Act to examine the health effects of exposure to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals on servicemembers and veterans. The legislation would require members of the Armed Forces to be evaluated for exposure to toxic airborne chemicals during routine health exams and direct the Secretary of … Continue Reading


February 06, 2019

Senator Warren, Rep. Jayapal Demand Answers on T-Mobile Executives' Trump Hotel Spending as Company Seeks Merger Approval from Trump Administration

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) sent letters to leaders of the Trump Organization and T-Mobile in the wake of reports that T-Mobile executives started to regularly patronize President Trump's hotel in Washington D.C. immediately after announcing a proposed merger with its rival, Sprint. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are currently reviewing the $26 billion merger … Continue Reading


February 06, 2019

Senator Warren Gets Answers from CENTCOM Commander About Yemen Operations

SENATOR WARREN: Thank you Mr. Chairman, and thank you General Votel for being here. I appreciated the opportunity to meet with you last week. As you know, I have serious concerns about our support to the Saudi-led coalition and its military campaign in Yemen. Last year, I asked you if the U.S. government knew where coalition jets went and what targets they bombed after receiving fuel from U.S. tankers. And you said that CENTCOM does not track that information. In late December, The New York … Continue Reading


February 06, 2019

Warren, Carper, Cummings Introduce Transition Team Ethics Improvement Act

Bill Text | Section-By-Section | One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.), and House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) yesterday introduced the Transition Team Ethics Improvement Act to enhance the ethics requirements that govern presidential transitions.Senators Warren, Carper, and Chairman Cummings introduced the Transition Team Ethics Improvement Act in the last Congress to ensure that the … Continue Reading


February 06, 2019

Warren, Cummings, Udall, Whitehouse, Peters, Lieu Release Unclassified GAO Report, "Vetting of Individuals and Secure Areas at Mar-a-Lago"

Washington, DC - Today, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), released a Government Accountability Office (GAO) review of whether President Donald Trump and his staff have followed appropriate protocol for … Continue Reading


February 06, 2019

Senator Warren, Rep. Jayapal Demand Answers on T-Mobile Executives' Trump Hotel Spending as Company Seeks Merger Approval from Trump Administration

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) sent letters to leaders of the Trump Organization and T-Mobile in the wake of reports that T-Mobile executives started to regularly patronize President Trump's hotel in Washington D.C. immediately after announcing a proposed merger with its rival, Sprint.The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are currently reviewing the $26 billion … Continue Reading


February 06, 2019

Warren Questions "Mar-a-Lago Cronies" on Undue Influence Over Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent an oversight letter to three members of President Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, Mr. Ike Perlmutter, Dr. Bruce Moskowitz, and Mr. Marc Sherman, seeking information on whether the trio personally profited from their close involvement in and knowledge of decision-making at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The senator's letter follows recent reports of the trio's widespread and undue influence on VA … Continue Reading


February 05, 2019

Senators Warren, Markey, Shaheen and Hassan, and Reps. Kuster and Trahan Introduce Legislation to Protect Nashua River and its Tributaries

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Representatives Ann Kuster (NH-02) and Lori Trahan (MA-03) today introduced legislation to designate portions of the Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire as scenic rivers under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The legislation would create a locally-appointed advisory committee that works with … Continue Reading


February 05, 2019

Senators Warren, Markey, Rep. Moulton Commend City of Lynn, Mass. and GE Aviation Workers for New Contract Award

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) along with Representative Seth Moulton (MA-06) applauded the announcement that GE Aviation has been awarded a competitive, single $517,375,800 Cost Plus Incentive Fee contract for the Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP), benefitting workers at GE Aviation's facility and its community in Lynn, Massachusetts."We congratulate the … Continue Reading


February 05, 2019

Senator Warren Seeks Clarification and Additional Information from CENTCOM Commander on U.S. Involvement in Yemen

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to General Joseph L. Votel, Commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), seeking clarification and additional information regarding United States support to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its coalition's operations in Yemen. The Senator's letter, which follows recent reporting that calls into question statements made by General Votel and other CENTCOM officials, comes ahead of General Votel's testimony … Continue Reading


February 04, 2019

Senator Warren Announces Sajid Shahriar, Federal Worker and Labor Leader Forced Out of Work During Shutdown, as SOTU Guest

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren today announced that Sajid Shahriar, an employee of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) who was furloughed during President Trump and Senate Republicans' 35-day-long federal government shutdown, will accompany her to the State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.Sajid is a Massachusetts labor leader who serves as Executive Vice President of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local … Continue Reading


February 04, 2019

Warren Joins Rubio, Gillibrand in Re-Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen State Dept’s Role Combating Anti-Semitism

Washington, DC - To mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day last week, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in re-introducing the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act, bipartisan legislation that would enhance the State Department’s role in combating and monitoring anti-Semitism around the world. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), and Jacky Rosen … Continue Reading


February 01, 2019

Senator Warren Joins New Mexico Delegation in Introducing Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Reauthorize Native American Language Programs

 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), along with Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Representatives Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.), in introducing the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act to strengthen tribally-developed Native American language revitalization programs.The … Continue Reading


January 31, 2019

Warren, Udall, Heinrich, Cortez Masto, Smith Work to Expand Entrepreneurship in Indian Country

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Martin Heinrich (D-N.M), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) today introduced the Native American Business Incubators Program Act to expand entrepreneurship in Indian Country by promoting small businesses development in tribal communities. Entrepreneurs in Indian Country often face unique start-up challenges … Continue Reading


January 31, 2019

Inspector General to Audit Labor Department's Rulemaking Process for Controversial Child Labor Policy, at Request of Warren and Scott

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, and Representative Bobby Scott (D-Va.), Chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, have received word that the Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Inspector General (IG) will incorporate a review of the DOL's proposal to allow 16- and 17-year-olds working in nursing homes and hospitals to operate power-driven patient lifts without the … Continue Reading


January 31, 2019

Warren Questions White House on "Sudden Replacement" of Department of Education Acting Inspector General

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent an oversight letter to President Trump expressing concern about why the Education Department's Acting Inspector General Sandra Bruce was "suddenly replaced" less than two months into her tenure, and echoing concerns the Senator has learned from Department officials that naming a senior agency official to a dual role as the Acting Inspector General "will do grave damage to the independence and effectiveness of the OIG." The … Continue Reading


January 31, 2019

Senator Warren Asks for Long-Term Plan to Protect Workers as Sears Accepts Controversial Bankruptcy Plan

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) yesterday sent a letter to Eddie Lampert, Chairman of Sears Holdings, asking him to prioritize the long-term health of the company and its workers. The letter follows Sears' acceptance of Lampert's bid to buy the company out of a bankruptcy that occurred under his leadership, and was sent five days prior to the bankruptcy court hearing concerning approval of the sale. "If your offer is accepted and approved, Sears will remain … Continue Reading


January 30, 2019

Senator Warren, Chairman Smith Unveil Legislation to Establish "No-First-Use" Nuclear Weapons Policy

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, today introduced the bicameral No First Use Act, to establish in law that it is the policy of the United States not to use nuclear weapons first. Today the United States explicitly retains the option to be the first to use nuclear weapons in a conflict, even in response to a … Continue Reading


January 29, 2019

As House Convenes Hearing, Warren, Speier Release DoD Reply on Trump Administration's Questionable Deployment of Active Duty Military Personnel to Border

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, and Representative Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, released the Department of Defense's reply to their November 2018 letter questioning the Trump Administration's virtually unprecedented decision to send 5,000 troops to the southern border a week before the midterm elections and, earlier this … Continue Reading


January 28, 2019

Senator Warren Joins Senator Van Hollen and a Bipartisan Group of Senators to Urge the Administration to Immediately Pay Federal Workers Affected by the Shutdown

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), along with 27 of their colleagues, and sent a bipartisan letter to Margaret M. Weichert, Acting Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), urging the Administration to provide back pay for federal workers as soon as possible. "More than 800,000 federal workers have gone without pay because the government shutdown locked them out of their jobs or required them to … Continue Reading

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