Press Releases

February 12, 2018

Warren Questions OIRA Administrator Rao on Role in Hiding Damaging Analysis of Department of Labor Tipping Rule Proposal

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter inquiring whether Office of Management and Budget (OMB) officials played a role in hiding an unfavorable internal analysis of a December 2017 proposal to rescind an Obama-era regulation ensuring that restaurant and other workers receive the tips they earn. According to news reports, the internal analysis found that the Department of Labor's (DOL) proposal would cost workers billions of dollars.In her letter … Continue Reading

February 09, 2018

Warren Calls on Equifax to Clarify Conflicting, Confusing, and Incomplete Information Provided to Congress and the Public on 2017 Data Breach

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Equifax CEO Paulino do Rego Barros Jr. on the conflicting, confusing, and incomplete information provided by the company to Congress regarding the extent of the massive 2017 data breach that compromised the personal identifying information (PII) of over 145 million Americans. A new report today by the Wall Street Journal confirms that Equifax failed to fully disclose the extent of the breach, and raises … Continue Reading

February 09, 2018

Warren, Markey, Neal Urge Scott Pruitt to Ensure General Electric Deposits Housatonic River Toxic Waste Out of State

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey and Representative Richard Neal sent a letter to the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt calling on him to uphold the EPA's 2016 decision that contaminated material removed during the Housatonic River "Rest of River" clean-up project must be "shipped off-site to existing licensed facilities for disposal.""Rest of River" is an EPA-approved plan requiring General Electric (GE) to clean up the … Continue Reading

February 08, 2018

Warren Statement on Proposed Senate Budget Agreement

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released the below statement on the proposed senate budget deal:"Budgets aren't just numbers on a page. Budgets are about values. And over the past few months, I've fought tooth and nail for Congress to pass a budget deal that reflects our values and helps working families. "Today's deal makes real progress on those middle-class priorities I've spent months pushing for. If implemented, it would double child care funding … Continue Reading

February 08, 2018

Senators Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Increase Number of VA Peer Counselors for Women Veterans

Bill Text | One-Pager Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) today introduced the Women Veterans Peer Counseling Enhancement Act to ensure the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Peer Support Program is equipped with an adequate amount of peer counselors to help address the mental health needs of women veterans. Representatives Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) and Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) originally introduced the companion legislation in the House of … Continue Reading

February 07, 2018

Mass. Congressional Delegation Raises Concerns About Drug and Medical Device Shortages in Local Hospitals

Washington, DC - The Massachusetts congressional delegation, including United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, and Representatives Richard Neal, James McGovern, Michael Capuano, Stephen F. Lynch, Niki Tsongas, William Keating, Joseph P. Kennedy III, Katherine Clark and Seth Moulton, today sent a letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb highlighting the impact of drug and medical device shortages on Massachusetts medical centers in the … Continue Reading

February 07, 2018

Senator Warren Delivers Floor Speech to Mark One Year of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

Washington, DC ­- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today delivered a floor speech to mark one year of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. Sharply criticizing Attorney General Sessions' record on civil rights, criminal justice, and immigration, Senator Warren outlined how the Department of Justice under Jeff Sessions' leadership has failed in its mission to promote justice for all Americans. The full text of her remarks is available below. Remarks by Senator Elizabeth … Continue Reading

February 07, 2018

Warren Unveils New Investigative Report Uncovering Equifax's Failure to Protect Americans' Personal Data

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released a new 15-page report containing the findings of a four-month long investigation into how Equifax failed to protect the personal data of more than 145 million Americans. The report concludes that Equifax set up a flawed system to prevent and mitigate data security problems, ignored numerous warnings of risks to sensitive data, failed to notify consumers, investors, and regulators about the breach in a timely … Continue Reading

February 05, 2018

GAO Investigation Finds Over 20,000 Serious Health and Safety Incidents in First-Ever National Assessment of Quality of Care in Assisted Living Facilities

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Special Committee on Aging; Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Chairman of the Committee on Finance with jurisdiction over the financing of assisted living and member of the Special Committee on Aging; Susan Collins (R-Maine), Chairman of the Special Committee on Aging; and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) today released a new report completed at their request by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the oversight of and … Continue Reading

February 02, 2018

Statement from Senator Elizabeth Warren on President Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) issued the following statement in response to President Trump's release of the Nuclear Posture Review: "I am alarmed by the nuclear strategy released by the Trump Administration, which calls for introducing more usable nuclear weapons into the U.S. arsenal and expanding our reliance on nuclear weapons in military strategy. This step would undermine decades of U.S. leadership in reducing‎ the role and quantity of nuclear … Continue Reading

February 02, 2018

Warren Statement on Fed Chair Yellen's Regulatory Actions Against Wells Fargo

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on the Federal Reserve's decision to freeze the growth of Wells Fargo and remove four of its board members: "For months, I have repeatedly pressed Janet Yellen to hold Wells Fargo accountable for its fake accounts scam and push out responsible Board Members. Today she did it - in her last act as Fed Chair. Fines alone will never rein in fraudulent behavior at the big banks and by pushing … Continue Reading

February 01, 2018

Warren Presses Labor Secretary for Answers Following Reports Dept. Hid Damaging Analysis of Proposed Tipping Rule

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Alexander Acosta, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), expressing concern about reports that DOL leadership hid from the public a damaging analysis showing that its proposed rule allowing employers to collect their workers' tips would cause workers to lose billions of dollars in pay. In December, the Department of Labor published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would rescind an … Continue Reading

January 31, 2018

Warren, Murray Request GAO Review of Trump Administration's Failure to Meaningfully Address Opioid Epidemic

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ranking Member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a review of the actions taken by President Trump's Administration to address the opioid epidemic since he declared it a public health emergency.On October 26, 2017, when President Trump directed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to … Continue Reading

January 31, 2018

Warren, Waters Lead Letter Pressing Mulvaney on Sudden Actions to Benefit Payday Lenders

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection and Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee sent a letter to Acting Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Consumer Bureau) Director Leandra English and Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney, questioning Mulvaney's … Continue Reading

January 30, 2018

Warren, Colleagues Fear Trump Administration Nuclear Posture Review Policies “Raise the Real Possibility of Nuclear Conflict”

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) today led a dozen of their Senate colleagues in calling on President Donald Trump to reconsider policies outlined in a leaked draft of its Nuclear Posture Review that would lead to the development of new nuclear weapons and reintroduction of Cold War-era weapons systems that would be unnecessary and destabilizing. In a letter sent today, the … Continue Reading

January 30, 2018

Senator Warren Delivers Floor Speech Opposing Proposed 20-Week Abortion Ban

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor in opposition to Republican legislation that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. In her remarks, Senator Warren criticized Republicans for using this bill to score political points at the expense of women and their families. Emphasizing that reproductive rights are about health and safety, Senator Warren condemned the legislation as dangerous, cruel, and part of a broader … Continue Reading

January 29, 2018

Warren Announces Councilor Jean Bradley Derenoncourt as Guest for State of the Union

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today announced that Brockton City Councilor-At-Large Jean Bradley Derenoncourt will be her guest to President Trump's State of the Union address on January 30, 2018. In November 2017, Councilor Derenoncourt became the first Haitian-American man elected to public office in the Commonwealth. "I'm honored that Jean Bradley will be my guest for the State of the Union. His story embodies American values of hard work, service, and … Continue Reading

January 25, 2018

Warren: "Health care in America should be about the well-being of families, not the wealth of insurance company CEOs."

Video available here (Facebook) Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks today at Families USA's annual Health Action Conference. In her remarks, Senator Warren told the story of how her family struggled to make ends meet after her father's heart attack and proposed a number of legislative solutions for improving private insurance markets and holding health insurers accountable. The full text of her remarks, as prepared for delivery, is available … Continue Reading

January 25, 2018

Warren, Polis, Colleagues Lead Bipartisan Letter to President Trump Urging Action to Protect State Marijuana Laws

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Representative Jared Polis (D-Colo.), and 52 of their Senate and House colleagues sent a bipartisan letter today to President Trump requesting he urge Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reinstate the Cole Memorandum. Doing so would create a pathway to a more comprehensive marijuana policy that respects state interests. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Don Young (R-Alaska), Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), and Matt … Continue Reading

January 24, 2018

Warren, Harris, Colleagues Raise Concerns Over Private Debt Collectors in Higher Education

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) led a group of Democratic senators in a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Federal Student Aid COO Dr. A. Wayne Johnson over the use of private sector collection agencies who are contracted to pursue defaulted student loan borrowers. Private debt collectors are incentivized to aggressively pursue defaulted student loan borrowers and do so while profiting from taxpayer … Continue Reading

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