Press Releases

January 05, 2017

Sens. Booker, Warren, Schatz, Markey, Murray, Sanders, Leahy, Merkley, Hirono Introduce Legislation to Block Establishment of Federal Religious Registry

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), joined by Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Ed Markey (D-MA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Mazie Hirono (D-HI), today announced the introduction of legislation that would block the establishment of a registry of people based on their religion, race, age, gender, ethnicity, national origin, or nationality. "Religious freedom and freedom from discrimination are … Continue Reading

January 05, 2017

Democratic Senators Call for Puzder Hearing to Include Outside Witnesses to Speak to his Treatment of Workers

In addition to numerous violations of worker protection laws, CKE is facing several potential class action lawsuits by its employees WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and 21 others today sent a letter to U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, calling for the hearing for Secretary of Labor nominee Andrew Puzder to include outside witnesses who can provide the Committee with knowledge of … Continue Reading

January 05, 2017

Massachusetts Elected Officials Call for Public Meeting on Safety at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant

Washington, D.C. - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congressman William Keating (MA-09), Governor Charlie Baker, the entire Massachusetts Congressional delegation, and numerous Massachusetts state legislators are calling on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to immediately hold a public meeting to address concerns about the safety of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant. In a letter sent today to the NRC, the … Continue Reading

January 05, 2017

Massachusetts Elected Officials Call for Public Meeting on Safety at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant

Washington, D.C. - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congressman William Keating (MA-09), Governor Charlie Baker, the entire Massachusetts Congressional delegation, and numerous Massachusetts state legislators are calling on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to immediately hold a public meeting to address concerns about the safety of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant. In a letter sent today to the NRC, the … Continue Reading

January 04, 2017

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Elizabeth Warren Issue Statement on Exxon-Mobil Payout Deal for Trump's Secretary of State Nominee Rex Tillerson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today spoke out after Exxon-Mobil announced that President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will receive a $180 million payout deal before entering public service. This payment scheme would be illegal under Senator Baldwin's reform to slow the revolving door and stop "golden parachute" payouts and bonuses. "Too many Americans feel that Washington is broken and it isn't working for … Continue Reading

January 04, 2017

Wyden Offers Bill Calling On President-Elect Trump, Future Presidential Nominees To Release Tax Returns

WASHINGTON - Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today introduced a bill requiring President-Elect Trump to release his recent tax returns in order to give the public honest insight into the President-Elect's actions, values and foreign business dealings. "The fact that the president-elect refuses to release his tax returns is a tragic failure of transparency, and it needs to be corrected. With President-Elect Trump flouting bipartisan traditions of disclosure while … Continue Reading

December 21, 2016

Shaheen Calls for Review of Government Reporting on Animal Research in Federal Laboratories

Washington, DC - In a letter sent today to the Comptroller General of the United States Gene L. Dodaro, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), along with Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), called for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate current procedures and systems for the reporting of federal spending on animal research in government laboratories. The senators requested that the GAO complete a comprehensive review and produce a report on how data reporting … Continue Reading

December 20, 2016

McCaskill-Warren GAO Report Shows Shocking Increase in Student Loan Debt Among Seniors

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Elizabeth Warren today released a government report showing that student loan debt is escalating rapidly, and tens of thousands of senior Americans are currently having their Social Security benefits cut below the poverty line to recoup defaulted student loan debt. The report, conducted for McCaskill and Warren by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), indicates that in the past ten years the amount of student loan debt among seniors has … Continue Reading

December 16, 2016

Led by Merkley, Warren and Sanders, Senate Democrats Roll Out New Website Inviting Personal Stories from Americans Hurt by Foreclosure King Steve Mnuchin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Elizabeth Warren (D-MASS) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced that Senate Democrats have launched a new website inviting Americans to share their personal stories of being impacted by the foreclosure practices of Donald Trump's Treasury Secretary nominee, foreclosure king Steve Mnuchin. "Donald Trump's choice of Mnuchin is not only a fundamental betrayal of his promise to stand up to Wall Street-it is a punch in the gut to the … Continue Reading

December 15, 2016

Senate Democrats to Introduce Bill to Require President and Vice President to Fully Divest Personal Financial Conflicts of Interest

Washington, DC - On the day President-elect Donald Trump was supposed to inform the American people about his future with the Trump Organization, a group of Democratic U.S. senators announced they will introduce a bill in January 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 … Continue Reading

December 14, 2016

Senator Warren Announces Appointment to Armed Services Committee

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced that she will be serving on the Senate Committee on Armed Services in the 115th Congress, subject to conference and Senate ratification. "I'm looking forward to serving on the Senate Committee on Armed Services in the next Congress. All three of my brothers served in the military, and I understand the sacrifices America's servicemembers make to defend our country - and the important work that our Defense … Continue Reading

December 14, 2016

Bipartisan Group of Senators Presses Federal Regulator for Clear Guidance on Banking Services for Vendors Working with Legal Marijuana Businesses

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined a bipartisan group of Senators led by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) to press a key federal regulator to take further action to ensure that vendors working with legal marijuana businesses in states that have legalized recreational or medicinal marijuana do not have their banking services taken away. In states that have legalized recreational or medicinal marijuana, conflicting federal policies have led most … Continue Reading

December 13, 2016

Warren and Cummings Ramp Up Investigation Into Wells Fargo Fraudulent Sales Practices

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), sent a letter to the CEO of Prudential Financial requesting a briefing and documents about press reports indicating that Wells Fargo bankers signed up customers for insurance without their knowledge or consent. Ranking Member Cummings and Senator Warren have launched investigations into Wells Fargo's business practices after the Consumer … Continue Reading

December 13, 2016

Senator Warren Urges FERC to Suspend Approval of the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline

Washington, DC - In a letter sent today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to suspend approval of the West Roxbury Lateral pipeline until safety concerns are addressed. "As you are aware, the West Roxbury Lateral pipeline segment will carry highly pressurized natural gas in close proximity to an active quarry where dynamite is regularly exploded," Senator Warren wrote. "This choice of path has left many residents concerned about the … Continue Reading

December 13, 2016

After Trump Delays Announcement on Business Plans, Senate Democrats Call on President-elect to Divest Holdings

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, along with 22 Democratic senators, sent a letter urging President-elect Donald J. Trump to follow the advice of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), an independent, nonpartisan ethics agency, and divest his business holdings in order to resolve potential conflicts of interest and deal with constitutional requirements before he assumes office. "As a … Continue Reading

December 09, 2016

Senator Warren's Statement on the Nomination of Andrew Puzder for Secretary of Labor

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren released the following statement on today's announcement that President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, to serve as Secretary of Labor: "Throughout his entire career, Andrew Puzder has looked down on working people. At Hardees and Carl's Jr., he got rich squeezing front-line workers on wages, overtime, and benefits, all while plotting to replace them with machines that are so much better than workers because … Continue Reading

December 08, 2016

Sens. Warren and Grassley Applaud FDA Steps to Improve Hearing Aid Accessibility, Implement Portions of Bipartisan Legislation

Washington, D.C. - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement that it will take steps to improve consumer access to hearing aids, including by not enforcing the requirement for a medical evaluation or waiver in order to acquire hearing aids. Earlier this month, Warren and Grassley introduced the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2016, which would make certain types of hearing aids available over the … Continue Reading

December 07, 2016

Senators Urge President-Elect Trump to Live Up to Campaign Promises and Clarify Whether He Opposes Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, along with 19 fellow senators, today sent a letter calling on President-Elect Donald Trump to remind him of his campaign promises to reject cuts to Medicare and Medicaid and to ask that he clarify whether he still intends to do so. The letter was signed by Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Edward J. Markey … Continue Reading

December 07, 2016

Senator Warren Introduces Legislation to Provide Military Health Care Treatment to Victims of Terrorism

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren today introduced the Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes Act to provide victims of terrorism with access and treatment at appropriate military health care facilities. The name of the bill recognizes Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing who received a designation from the Secretary of Defense to receive the specialized care they needed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and who have … Continue Reading

December 06, 2016

Democratic Senators Urge Education Department to Protect Students and Taxpayers Should For-Profit Accreditor Lose Federal Recognition

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Patty Murray (D-WA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today called on the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to take steps to protect students and taxpayers in the event that the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), currently the nation's largest accreditor of for-profit colleges, loses federal recognition. ACICS losing federal recognition would require the approximately … Continue Reading

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