Press Releases

April 10, 2019

Warren Joins Menendez, Cruz to Introduce Bipartisan Senate Resolution Affirming U.S. Recognition of Armenian Genocide

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined with Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to introduce a Senate resolution ensuring the foreign policy of the United States reflects appropriate understanding and sensitivity concerning the Armenian Genocide. Carried out by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923, the Armenian Genocide resulted in the forced deportation of nearly 2 million Armenians, of whom 1.5 million were killed."The genocide of 1.5 million … Continue Reading


April 09, 2019

Regulators Unsatisfied with Wells Fargo, Prepared to Ensure the Bank's Compliance with Consent Orders

 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, today released new letters from the Federal Reserve (Fed), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in response to inquiries that they sent the … Continue Reading


April 08, 2019

Senator Warren Says Homeland Security Watchdog Should Examine Secret Service Director Firing

 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to John V. Kelly, Acting Inspector General (IG) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), asking that the DHS IG expand the investigation she requested last week to also include the circumstances surrounding President Trump’s reported firing today of the Secret Service Director. Last week, after reports of a security breach at Mar-a-Lago, Senator Warren called for an investigation into whether the White … Continue Reading


April 08, 2019

Ahead of Tuesday's Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing, Warren, Reed, & Colleagues Question Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan on Top Marine's Warning of "Unacceptable Risk" to Marine Corps Combat Readiness and Solvency

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and four other members of the Armed Services Committee, today sent a letter to Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to seek clarification about statements made by Department of Defense (DOD) officials about the deployment of military personnel to the southwest border and assurances that this deployment would not … Continue Reading


April 05, 2019

Senator Warren Demands Strong Ethics Standards for FAA Review of Boeing 737 MAX

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) sent a letter this week to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Dan Ewell urging them to enact strong ethics policies to ensure that the Special Committee tasked with reviewing the FAA's Aircraft certification process is free from all conflicts of interest and undue insider influence. Secretary Chao announced the formation of a Special Committee to investigate … Continue Reading


April 05, 2019

Senators Warren, Brown, and Colleagues Question CFPB’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Oversight Failure

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led her colleagues in sending a letter this week to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger requesting further information on the CFPB's oversight of the student loan industry, and, specifically, the activity of student loan companies and servicers involved in the administration of the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). Joining Senator Warren on the letter are Senators Sherrod Brown … Continue Reading


April 04, 2019

Warren Joins Daines and Senate Colleagues in Reintroducing Resolution Designating May 5th as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls

 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) along with Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), and James Lankford (R-Okla.) in reintroducing a Senate resolution marking May 5, 2019 as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. The resolution would further bring awareness to the tragedies Native women … Continue Reading


April 04, 2019

Warren, Lynch Seek Inspector General Investigation Into Potential White House Interference in Secret Service Recommendations at Mar-a-Lago

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, sent a letter to John V. Kelly, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security, requesting an investigation into whether the White House is interfering with or overruling Secret Service recommendations about which guests at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club should have access to the President. The letter follows recent … Continue Reading


April 04, 2019

Senators Warren and Gardner Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Protect States’ Marijuana Policies

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) today reintroduced the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (STATES Act) to ensure that each State has the right to determine for itself the best approach to marijuana within its borders. U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and David Joyce (R-Ohio) have reintroduced the bill in the House. The bipartisan and bicameral legislation also extends these protections to … Continue Reading


April 03, 2019

Warren, Collins, King, and Daines Lead Senators in Re-Introducing Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Honor WWII Cadet Nurses

Bill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Angus King (I-Maine), and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) today re-introduced the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act, a bill to honor women who served in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during WWII with honorary veteran status. The bill would recognize former Cadet Nurses' service to our country and provide them with honorable discharges, ribbon and medal privileges, and … Continue Reading


April 03, 2019

Senator Warren Applauds Opening of New Pipefitters Local 537 Training Center

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today issued the following statement congratulating the Pipefitters Local 537 on the opening this week of their new training center in Dorchester, Massachusetts:"The grand opening of the Pipefitters Local 537 training center is wonderful news for Dorchester and for the Commonwealth. This new facility, which will help train over 500 new construction workers, is a perfect example of the critical role that unions play in … Continue Reading


April 03, 2019

Senator Warren Unveils Bill to Expand Criminal Liability to Negligent Executives of Giant Corporations

Text of Corporate Executive Accountability Act | Summary of Corporate Executive Accountability ActText of Ending Too Big to Jail Act | Summary of Ending Too Big to Jail ActWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today introduced the Corporate Executive Accountability Act, which holds executives of large corporations criminally responsible when their companies commit crimes, harm large numbers of Americans through civil violations, or repeatedly violate federal … Continue Reading


April 02, 2019

Warren, Booker Re-Introduce the Bicameral Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) along with Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Karen Bass (D-Calif.) today reintroduced the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, a bill that would make serious reforms to the way women are treated behind bars. The bill would make it easier for women behind bars to keep in touch with their families, better prepare incarcerated women to return to their communities, and provide better trauma-informed care for women … Continue Reading


April 02, 2019

On Equal Pay Day, Warren joins Murray, Schakowsky, Underwood to Announce Bill to Address Retirement Gap, Strengthen Women’s Financial Futures

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.), in announcing that they will introduce the Women’s Retirement Protection Act of 2019 (WRPA), legislation to address the retirement gap and bolster women’s financial security. According to the National Institute on Retirement … Continue Reading


April 02, 2019

FDA Takes Steps to Increase Oversight of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) applauded an announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that they will fund research on durations of use for medically important antimicrobial drugs in food animals. The announcement comes after Senator Warren sent a letter to the FDA in July, calling on the agency to improve oversight of medically important antibiotics in food animals and highlighting gaps in FDA animal drug policy that contribute … Continue Reading


April 01, 2019

Senator Warren Statement Against Use of Puerto Ricans' Pensions to Pay Off Wall Street Bondholders

Boston, MA - A representative from the office of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered the following statement on the Senator's behalf at a rally, held by Vamos4PR, to protest the use of public pension funds to pay off Puerto Rico's debt: "The Trump administration's callous neglect of the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico is unconscionable, but this is not the first time our government has failed Puerto Rico. The island was hit by an economic disaster long before it was struck by … Continue Reading


March 27, 2019

Senator Warren Presses Top Labor Department Lawyer to Protect Workers Forced to Sign Away Important Legal Rights

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) today sent a letter to the Solicitor of Labor, Kate S. O'Scannlain, requesting information about the Department of Labor's (DOL's) approach to bringing enforcement actions against companies whose workers have signed forced arbitration agreements. Her letter comes after Ms. O'Scannlain reportedly said that DOL "hasn't taken a definitive stance on whether it will pursue lawsuits against companies in cases where the workers have … Continue Reading


March 27, 2019

Senator Warren's Statement on Reports of Pay Increases Beyond Salary Caps for Fannie and Freddie Executives

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released a statement following reports from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Inspector General that show the agency has allowed compensation for executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to expand well beyond Congressionally-mandated limits for executive compensation at both institutions. In 2015, the Senate passed Senator Warren's bipartisan legislation with former Louisiana Senator David Vitter to cap pay … Continue Reading


March 27, 2019

Warren Leads 30 Colleagues in Reintroducing Bill to Require the President and Vice President to Fully Divest Their Financial Conflicts of Interests

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with 30 of her Senate colleagues, yesterday reintroduced the Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act, a bill that would require the President and Vice President to disclose and divest any potential financial conflicts of interest. It also would require presidential appointees to recuse themselves from any specific matters involving the president's financial conflicts of interest that come before their agencies. The … Continue Reading


March 26, 2019

Warren Delivers Floor Speech on Climate Change Leadership

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor in which she challenged the United States to tackle the climate change crisis head on and to lead the world in doing so. She criticized the President and Senate Republicans on their lack of leadership on the issue, commenting that "our biggest problems have to be our top priorities."The full text of her remarks, as prepared for delivery, is available below.Remarks by Senator … Continue Reading

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