Press Releases

May 25, 2017

Warren Joins Shaheen in Reintroducing Legislation to Boost Public Participation at FERC

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) in reintroducing legislation to create an Office of Public Participation and Consumer Advocacy at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). As one of the lead agencies responsible for developing energy infrastructure and ensuring reliability of the electric grid, FERC has sweeping authority over the wholesale power markets and ultimate jurisdiction in the federal siting and … Continue Reading

May 24, 2017

Warren, Rubio Introduce Legislation to Protect Veterans from Financial Scams

Washington, D.C. - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today reintroduced legislation to help protect veterans who receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) funded assistance from becoming the victims of financial scams. The Veterans Care Financial Protection Act directs the VA to work with other federal agencies and states to crack down on scam artists who are diverting federal funds intended to support low-income and older veterans who require assisted care. … Continue Reading

May 23, 2017

Warren, Murray Raise Concerns about Potential Ethics Violations by Education Dept. Advisor Eitel

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), yesterday sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education's Designated Agency Ethics Official regarding the Department's employee Mr. Robert Eitel and his compliance with federal ethics standards and President Trump's "Ethics Pledge". Given Mr. Eitel's recent resignation from Bridgepoint Education, Inc. and his joining the … Continue Reading

May 19, 2017

Senators Call on DOL Inspector General to Review Delay of Rules Protecting Workers from Lethal Substances, Reversal of Policy Publicizing Workplace Safety Violations

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), today raised a number of concerns with recent decisions by the Department of Labor (DOL) to delay the implementation of two safety regulations to protect workers from lethal and carcinogenic substances, and an apparent reversal in OSHA … Continue Reading

May 18, 2017

Warren Questions Mnuchin on Tax Benefit for the Rich, Receives New Commitment from Treasury to Limit Eligibility for Proposed Business Rate

Watch Video Here Washington, D.C. - In a hearing before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Development today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about President Donald Trump's proposal to cut taxes on profits made by pass-through entities. Senator Warren explained that 70% of all income from pass-through entities goes to the top 1% of taxpayers, meaning the tax cut would benefit households making more than $450,000 per … Continue Reading

May 18, 2017

Senators Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Assist Family Caregivers

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) reintroduced the bipartisan, bicameral Credit For Caring Act, which would provide working family caregivers with a nonrefundable tax credit up to $3,000 to assist with out-of-pocket expenses related to caregiving. The legislation, led by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), is also cosponsored by Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO),and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), as well as U.S. Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY) and Linda Sánchez (D-CA). … Continue Reading

May 18, 2017

Warren, Cotton, Meadows, Capuano, and Cummings Introduce Resolution to Designate Official "Honoring the Nation's First Responders Day"

Washington, D.C. - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), along with Congressmen Mark Meadows (R-North Carolina), Michael Capuano (D-Massachusetts), and Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) today introduced a resolution to annually designate October 28th as Honoring the Nation's First Responders Day. "We all count on the courage and commitment of first responders to keep our families and communities safe," said Warren. "Day in and day out, first responders rush toward … Continue Reading

May 17, 2017

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces Legislation to Provide Access to Banking Services for Legal Cannabis Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined a bipartisan group of senators led by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and including Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) to introduce legislation to ensure that legal cannabis businesses can access banking services. The Secure and Fair … Continue Reading

May 17, 2017

Heinrich, Warren Call For Investigation Into Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) are urging the Department of Justice to investigate whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions violated his recusal from the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and its ties to the Trump campaign with his involvement in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. In a letter sent to Inspector General Michael Horowitz, the senators stress that such a violation compromises the … Continue Reading

May 17, 2017

Sen. Warren, Rep. Courtney Introduce Student Loan Refinancing Legislation with Vast Democratic Support in Senate and House

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) and 136 of their congressional colleagues today reintroduced the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act in the Senate and House. The legislation would allow those with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at the interest rates offered to new federal borrowers in the 2016-2017 school year. A previous version of the bill was voted on in the 113th Congress, and every Senate Democrat … Continue Reading

May 17, 2017

Senators Ask Office of Government Ethics to Review Bannon's Compliance with Federal Ethics Regulations

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), today wrote to the Director of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), requesting information about the ethics rules that Stephen Bannon, President Trump's Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor, is required to follow with regards to communications with his former employer, Breitbart News Network. Under federal ethics regulations and … Continue Reading

May 16, 2017

Warren, Hirono, Brown, Murphy Re-Introduce Bill to Restore Pell Eligibility for Students

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) introduced the Pell Grant Restoration Act of 2017, joining Congressional Democrats today in introducing policies that will preserve and expand the federal Pell Grant program. With Corinthian Colleges, Inc. and ITT Technical Institute filing for bankruptcy in recent years amid widespread charges of fraud, this legislation is now more crucial … Continue Reading

May 16, 2017

Senators Warren and Lankford Introduce Truth in Settlements Act to Increase Transparency of Federal Agency Settlements

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to increase transparency around major settlements reached by federal enforcement agencies. The Truth in Settlements Act will require more accessible and detailed disclosures about settlement agreements so that the public can better understand the agreements the federal government is making on their behalf. When closing investigations and settling cases, … Continue Reading

May 16, 2017

Warren, Whitehouse, Carper, Leahy, Cummings Question Office of Government Ethics about Key White House Ethics Officer's Conflicts of Interest

Washington, D.C. - 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 the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Director Walter Shaub to request information about the ethics rules that apply to President Trump's Deputy White House Counsel and Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO), Stefan … Continue Reading

May 15, 2017

Hatch, Warren, Cassidy, Whitehouse Introduce Bipartisan College Transparency Act to Improve Reporting of Student Outcomes

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), today introduced legislation to modernize the college reporting system for postsecondary data in order to provide greater transparency for students, families, institutions, and policymakers. The College Transparency Act of 2017 will provide actionable and customizable information for students and families as they consider higher education opportunities by … Continue Reading

May 12, 2017

Sens. Warren, Markey, and Reps. Neal, Capuano, Keating, and Moulton Announce Nearly $900k in Grants to Massachusetts Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey along with Representatives Richard Neal, Mike Capuano, Bill Keating and Seth Moulton announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded six fire departments in Massachusetts nearly $900,000 in 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grants. These grants are awarded to fire departments to help provide the critical resources required to train and equip emergency personnel in order to meet … Continue Reading

May 11, 2017

Warren, Grassley, Hassan, Isakson Applaud Inclusion of Bipartisan Hearing Aid Legislation in HELP Committee Markup

Washington, D.C.- U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) today applauded the inclusion of their bipartisan Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 in the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee markup of the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017. Their legislation, the entirety of which was included in the package that moved through HELP today, would make certain types of hearing aids available over the … Continue Reading

May 09, 2017

Senators Call on SEC, EPA, CFTC to Investigate Trump Advisor Carl Icahn for Possible Insider Trading, Market Manipulation in Renewable Fuel Credit Market

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), called on the heads of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to investigate the activities of Carl Icahn, top adviser to President Trump and … Continue Reading

May 04, 2017

Statement from Senator Elizabeth Warren on Trumpcare

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement today after the American Health Care Act (ACHA) was passed by the House of Representatives: "Trumpcare isn't a health care bill. A bill that destroys health care for millions to shovel cash to the rich isn't a health care bill. This is the same cruel bill that House Republicans tried to pass weeks ago. It still strips coverage from millions. Still guts Medicaid. Still strips funds away from states like … Continue Reading

May 04, 2017

Warren, Durbin and Brown Call for Inspector General Investigation of Education Department's Delay of Gainful Employment Rule

Washington, D.C. - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), today asked the Inspector General of the Education Department (ED) to investigate the delay of two key implementation deadlines of the Gainful Employment (GE) rule. In a letter to the Inspector General, the senators raised concerns about ED's recent decision to delay reporting deadlines that help the department determine whether career programs are meeting the Higher Education Act's … Continue Reading

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