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August 03, 2017

Senator Warren Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Expand GI Bill

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today applauded legislation passed by Congress to expand the GI Bill. Senator Warren was an original cosponsor of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017 and worked to ensure it included legislation she had previously introduced, including a provision to help restore benefits to Massachusetts veterans who were cheated by for-profit colleges. The legislation also includes several bipartisan provisions … Continue Reading

August 01, 2017

Warren, Blunt Lead Effort to Benefit Student Borrowers and Taxpayers

Washington, DC -U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) yesterday introduced the bipartisan Student Loan Servicer Performance Accountability Act. The legislation would benefit student loan borrowers and taxpayers by protecting and strengthening performance-based accountability of federal student loan servicers through greater competition and stronger oversight. "Maintaining choice and competition amongst student loan … Continue Reading

August 01, 2017

All Senate Banking Committee Democrats Ask Chairman Crapo for September Hearing with Wells Fargo CEO and Board Chair

Washington, DC - All of the Democratic members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs today asked Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) for a September hearing with Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan and Board of Directors Chair Stephen Sanger, to receive testimony about new developments in the bank's fake-accounts scandal and related matters. In a letter to Chairman Crapo, the Democrats noted a series of significant developments related to the bank's misconduct … Continue Reading

August 01, 2017

Senator Warren Statement on DeVos' Reversal of Single Loan Servicer Plan

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released a statement today following Secretary Betsy DeVos' reversal of the Education Department's plan to award all federal student loans to a single student loan servicer. The Education Department's announcement followed yesterday's introduction of the bipartisan Student Loan Servicer Performance Accountability Act, which would have forced the Department to cancel their single servicer plan. "Secretary DeVos' plan to hand a … Continue Reading

July 28, 2017

Following New Reports of Wells Fargo Misconduct, Warren Renews Call for Fed Chair Yellen to Remove Bank's Board

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today renewed her call for the Federal Reserve to use its authority to remove the Wells Fargo board members who served during the bank's fake accounts scandal from 2011-2015. The senator wrote to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen following Thursday's New York Times report that more than 800,000 Wells Fargo customers were charged for auto insurance they did not need between January 2012 to July 2016. "There are surely deep risk management … Continue Reading

July 27, 2017

After Multiple Non-Responses from DeVos, Sen. Warren Asks ED Nominee for Commitment to Reply to Oversight Requests

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Peter Oppenheim, President Trump's nominee for Assistant Secretary for Legislation and Congressional Affairs at the Department of Education (ED), raising questions about ED's unwillingness to maintain a healthy, working relationship with Congress, and asking Mr. Oppenheim to commit to providing complete and substantive responses to Congressional oversight letters and questions. "The Trump Administration's … Continue Reading

July 27, 2017

Warren, Whitehouse Ask Mnuchin Whether Carl Icahn Had Any Contacts with FSOC Members

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) today wrote to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in his role as Chair of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), requesting information on whether Carl Icahn communicated with any FSOC members as the council considers whether to reverse the designation of American Insurance Group (AIG) as a systemically important financial institution (SIFI). Mr. Icahn, who currently serves as a special adviser … Continue Reading

July 25, 2017

Senator Warren: GOP Vote to Open Debate on Health Care Repeal is Irresponsible, Reckless, Cruel and Immoral

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren released the following statement after Senate Republicans voted to proceed with debate on health care legislation: "Senate Republicans have just voted to open debate on destroying our health care system. They have no idea what bill they're going to be asked to vote on. They don't know exactly how many families it will kick to the curb. "Make no mistake: this isn't just irresponsible. This isn't just reckless. This isn't just cruel. It's immoral. … Continue Reading

July 25, 2017

Sens. Warren, Markey, and Reps. McGovern, Capuano, and Keating Announce $2.2 million in Grants to Massachusetts Fire Departments

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey along with Representatives Jim McGovern, Mike Capuano, and Bill Keating announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded five fire departments in Massachusetts nearly $2.2 million in federal grants. Three fire departments received Assistance to Firefighters Grants, totaling nearly $1 million, to help provide the critical resources required to train and equip emergency personnel in order … Continue Reading

July 25, 2017

Members of Congress Ask White House Counsel for Information on Potential Ethics Violation by Top White House Ethics Official Stefan Passantino

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), today sent a letter to White House Counsel Don McGahn, requesting information on his efforts to determine whether top White House ethics official Stefan Passantino violated ethics rules in his work on matters related to President Trump's advisor … Continue Reading

July 21, 2017

Senator Warren Commends OSHA Decision in Wells Fargo Whistleblower Case

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren commended today's decision of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ordering Wells Fargo to reinstate and pay $577,500 in back wages, damages, and other fees to a former branch manager that the bank retaliated against. "Whistleblowers who come forward to call out abusive, predatory, and illegal practices in their workplaces should be applauded, not subjected to retaliation," Senator Warren said. "The Department of Labor made … Continue Reading

July 20, 2017

New Report from Senators Warren and Whitehouse: Six Month-Review Gives President Trump A Failing Grade on Pledge to "Drain the Swamp"

Washington, D.C. - As President Trump marks his first six months in office, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) today released their "Drain the Swamp Report Card" tracking 193 former lobbyists and corporate insiders who have worked for President Trump since his election, giving the president a failing grade on his pledge to "drain the swamp." Despite signing an Executive Order promising to slow the revolving door between government and the private … Continue Reading

July 18, 2017

Over 100,000 Americans Respond to Trump Administration Request for Comment on Plan to Sabotage the ACA: Overwhelming Majority Opposed

Washington, DC - Following Senator McConnell's statement that he will seek a vote on a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with no plan for a replacement of the law, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with 12 of her colleagues, today called on President Trump to listen to over 100,000 Americans who responded to a request for public input from the Administration on how to reduce the "regulatory burden" imposed by the ACA by strongly opposing any attempt to weaken or repeal the … Continue Reading

July 18, 2017

Statement Regarding the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument Designation

WASHINGTON, DC - The office of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren released the following statement today: "A recent article published in the Boston Globe suggested that Senator Warren opposed the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument designation when reporting that 'event organizers pointed out Warren's opposition to the monument.' To correct the record, Senator Warren did not, and does not, oppose the monument designation. "Healthy oceans are vital for our planet and our … Continue Reading

July 18, 2017

Senators Warren and Markey Re-Convene Bipartisan Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations

Senators Warren and Markey Re-Convene Bipartisan Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations Governor Baker and Mass. Bar Association Praise Addition of Newest Committee Member, Who Previously Oversaw Judicial Selection as Aide to Governor Romney Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey announced today that the bipartisan Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations will re-convene to consider applications for two pending federal … Continue Reading

July 14, 2017

VIDEO: Senator Warren Responds to the Republican "Health Care" Bill

Video available here Washington, DC - In a video released today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren responded to the latest version of the Republican health care bill, calling it "the worst one yet." The full video is available here. A transcript is available below: The Republican health care bill is like the starring zombie in a horror movie - no matter how many times you kill it, it just keeps coming back from the dead. Two weeks ago, the Senate Republicans had to cancel their vote … Continue Reading

July 13, 2017

Warren, Neal, Dozens of Members of Congress Introduce Refund Equality Act to Provide Equal Tax Treatment for Married Same-Sex Couples

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-Mass.), and 71 of their congressional colleagues today introduced the Refund Equality Act of 2017. This legislation would ensure that legally-married same-sex couples - who until the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 Windsor decision were barred from filing federal taxes jointly - are permitted to file amended tax returns back to the date of their marriage. "For nearly a decade, legally … Continue Reading

July 11, 2017

Senators Booker, Warren, Durbin, Harris Introduce Landmark Bill to Reform the Way Women Are Treated Behind Bars

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Richard Durbin (D-IL), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) today introduced a landmark bill to reform the way women are treated behind bars. The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act would make a series of common-sense reforms to how the federal prison system treats incarcerated women in order to reduce the negative impact incarceration has on the family members of women behind bars, especially their children, and better prepare … Continue Reading

July 10, 2017

Statement from Senator Warren on the CFPB's New Arbitration Rule

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren released the following statement today after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its new rule on mandatory arbitration clauses: "This CFPB rule will allow working families to hold big banks accountable when they're cheated and help discourage the kinds of surprise fees that consumers hate. In the upcoming months, the US Chamber of Commerce and other big business lobbying groups will go all out to get Republicans in Congress to … Continue Reading

June 29, 2017

Eight Major Warren Legislative Priorities Incorporated into Senate Defense Authorization Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, successfully fought for the inclusion of eight major legislative priorities focused on improving the lives of servicemembers, their families, and the people who work for the Department of Defense, as well as provisions addressing key national security concerns, into the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). In addition to these eight major legislative priorities, Senator … Continue Reading

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