Press Releases

April 21, 2018

Senators Call on FEMA to Immediately Work with HUD to Provide Longer-Term Housing for Hurricane Maria Survivors

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today urged Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long to immediately enter into an agreement with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to stand up the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) and address the medium and longer-term housing needs of Hurricane Maria … Continue Reading

April 20, 2018

Statement from Senator Warren on SEC Rule Proposal

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today issued the following statement on the SEC’s proposed standards of conduct rule:“The SEC proposal will do little to help families losing billions of dollars a year to conflicted financial professionals,” said Senator Warren. “I share Commissioner Stein’s concerns that the proposal doesn’t clearly require brokers to put their client’s interest first or eliminate obvious conflicts of interest. The Commission must … Continue Reading

April 20, 2018

Warren Requests Information from Fed, DOJ on Bank Merger Reviews

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Attorney General Jeff Sessions requesting information on how the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division have reviewed past bank mergers and how the agencies intend to preserve competition and protect financial stability when evaluating future mergers. The senator's letter comes ahead of an anticipated wave of bank … Continue Reading

April 19, 2018

Warren and Capito Introduce Bill to Advance Partial Fill Option for Opioid Prescriptions

Washington, DC -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced the introduction of the Unused Medication Awareness Act to improve implementation of the bipartisan law they worked to pass in 2016 and to ensure that more doctors and patients know about the option to partially fill opioid prescriptions. Warren and Capito successfully secured the inclusion of the Unused Medication Awareness Act's provisions as part of the Senate … Continue Reading

April 19, 2018

Sen. Warren & Danna Mauch Standard-Times Op-Ed: Support mental health funding

Washington, DC - In a joint op-ed published yesterday in the Standard-Times, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Danna Mauch, President and CEO of the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, discussed the importance of mental health services and the critical role these services play in addressing the needs of Americans with mental health conditions and addiction in Massachusetts and across the country.Since December, Senator Warren has led efforts in … Continue Reading

April 18, 2018

Warren, Cummings Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), the Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, introduced the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act to  provide the resources needed to begin treating the opioid crisis like the critical public health emergency it is.  The CARE Act will provide states and communities with $100 billion in federal funding over ten years, including more than … Continue Reading

April 17, 2018

Senator Warren Delivers Floor Speech on Vote to Rescind CFPB Auto Lending Guidance

Washington, DC - In a speech delivered today on the Senate floor, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke out against a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to rescind the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) auto lending guidance. In her remarks, Senator Warren discussed how the CFPB's guidance helps stop discrimination in auto lending by ensuring auto lenders comply with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. Criticizing the resolution as being part of a … Continue Reading

April 17, 2018

Senators Unveil First Comprehensive Review of Federal and State Oversight of "Sober Living Homes"

Link to GAO report | Bill TextWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and five of their Senate colleagues today released a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report reviewing federal and state oversight of recovery housing, or "sober living homes." Sober living homes can be effective for those in recovery from addiction, but investigations have also found examples of facilities taking … Continue Reading

April 13, 2018

Warren, Cummings, Carper, Peters Press Citigroup and Apollo on Concerns about Kushner Family Business Loans

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), and Representative Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released new information obtained from the companies and sent follow-up letters asking Citigroup and Apollo Global Management to provide additional information and documents about their loans and other ties to Kushner Companies. The Members of Congress … Continue Reading

April 13, 2018

Warren, Colleagues Seek Strong Funding for U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led 17 of her Senate colleagues this week in writing to Senate Appropriators to request expanded funding for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19). The letter was sent to Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Ranking Member Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. The EEOC is tasked with enforcing the … Continue Reading

April 13, 2018

Warren, Rubio, Colleagues Unveil Bipartisan Bill to Allow for Safe Disposal of Unused Opioids by Home Hospice Providers

Bill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Susan Collins (R-Maine) yesterday introduced the bipartisan Hospice Safe Drug Disposal Act to authorize home hospice providers to safely dispose of unused prescriptions of controlled substances. The legislation builds upon a provision included in a bipartisan bill to address the opioid crisis, which was released by the Senate Health, Education, … Continue Reading

April 12, 2018

Warren, Rubio Applaud House Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Shut Down Access to the Financial System for Human Traffickers

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today applauded the House passage of the bipartisan End Banking for Human Traffickers Act, which would aid financial institutions in identifying and reporting instances of human trafficking, so that offenders can be prosecuted and victims can be protected. Senators Warren and Rubio originally introduced the companion legislation in the Senate on April 26, 2017.The End Banking for Human Traffickers … Continue Reading

April 12, 2018

Warren: Mick Mulvaney Now Undermining Consumer Protection Bureau He Repeatedly Tried to Abolish

Washington, DC - Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney is running an agency he's tried to dismantle since he was a congressman in 2012. Then-Representative Mulvaney voted to eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. During today's Senate Banking Committee hearing, Senator Warren noted that if Director Mulvaney had gotten his wish, then big financial institutions would have gotten away with scamming people like … Continue Reading

April 11, 2018

Senator Warren Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Military Retirees

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today applauded the passage of a bipartisan resolution designating April 18, 2018 as "Military Retiree Appreciation Day" to commemorate the life-long service of military retirees. The resolution, which was co-sponsored by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and passed unanimously by the Senate, encourages Americans to honor the past and continued service of the approximately two million retired service members across the … Continue Reading

April 10, 2018

Warren Delivers Speech on NLRB Member and Deputy Labor Secretary Nominations

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor opposing the nominations of John Ring to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Patrick Pizzella to serve as Deputy Secretary of Labor. In her remarks, Senator Warren highlighted Mr. Ring's history of representing giant employers and criticized Mr. Pizzella for his previous work as a lobbyist for far-right, anti-worker donor groups. Expressing concern that the nominees … Continue Reading

April 09, 2018

Warren, Murray Question President Trump on Implementing White House Opioid Commission Recommendations

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today sent a letter to President Donald Trump pressing him on his implementation of the 56 recommendations issued by his Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. President Trump established the Commission on March 29, 2017 to "study ways to combat and treat the scourge of drug … Continue Reading

April 05, 2018

Warren, Booker, Colleagues Question ICE on Policy Allowing Increased Detention of Pregnant Women

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) today sent a letter to Deputy Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Thomas Homan, requesting information on a recent policy change allowing for the increased detention of pregnant women in ICE detention facilities, citing recent reports of mistreatment of pregnant women in ICE custody. The senators … Continue Reading

April 04, 2018

Warren Priorities Included in Senate’s Bipartisan Discussion Draft to Confront Opioid Crisis

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) applauded the release of bipartisan legislation to address the opioid crisis. Led by the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the discussion draft incorporates Senator Warren’s efforts to address the opioid epidemic, including:Disposal of Controlled Substances by Hospice Care Providers: This … Continue Reading

April 04, 2018

Warren Calls on Fed Chairman Powell to Commit to a Public Vote on Wells Fargo's Remediation Plans

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell calling on him to formally commit to a Board of Governors vote on whether Wells Fargo's remediation plans are satisfactory under the terms of the February 2, 2018 consent order between the Federal Reserve and Wells Fargo. She also asked Chairman Powell to commit to releasing as much of the third-party review of Wells Fargo's implementation of the plans. The … Continue Reading

April 03, 2018

Warren Statement on Appointment of John Williams as President of the New York Fed

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the below statement on John Williams being picked as the new head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York:"The Fed's Board of Governors and the New York Fed should go out of their way to solicit and consider public input when selecting a new president who will have so much influence over interest rates and Wall Street supervision - instead, they turned the process over to a handful of private individuals … Continue Reading

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