Press Releases

April 26, 2017

Murray, Warren, Scott, Bonamici Urge Secretary DeVos to Reinstate Student Loan Protections

More than 130 Members of Congress urge Secretary DeVos to reverse her decision to scrap Obama-era student loan servicing reforms On April 4, Secretary DeVos rescinded policy memos that included consumer protections for borrowers Washington, D.C. - Led by Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Reps. Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), more than 130 Members of Congress sent a letter today to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos urging her to reverse a decision to … Continue Reading

April 26, 2017

Warren and Rubio Introduce Bill to Shut Down Access to the Financial System for Human Traffickers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today introduced legislation to aid financial institutions in identifying and reporting instances of human trafficking, so that offenders can be prosecuted and victims can be protected. The End Banking for Human Traffickers Act would direct federal banking regulators to work with law enforcement and financial institutions to combat the use of the financial system for human trafficking. The bill would further … Continue Reading

April 26, 2017

Senator Warren Leads Coalition Urging Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan to Focus on Funding for Opioid Crisis and Medical Research in Government Spending Bill

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led a group of 19 senators calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to include a substantial increase in funds for the fight against the nation's opioid epidemic and additional investments in the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as part of the Continuing Resolution currently being negotiated in Congress to avert a government shutdown. The letter was signed by Dianne Feinstein … Continue Reading

April 26, 2017

Senators Seek Clarification from FDA Commissioner Nominee Regarding Hiring Freeze

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Robert Casey (D-Pa.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) sent a letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner-Designate Scott Gottlieb, seeking clarification on his plans to ensure the FDA will have the necessary resources and capacity to protect the health and safety of the American people. In January, President Trump signed an executive order imposing a hiring … Continue Reading

April 25, 2017

Following Widespread Anti-LGBTQ Push Under President Trump, Sens. Murray, Booker Renew Efforts to End Dangerous, Fraudulent “Conversion Therapy”

Following Widespread Anti-LGBTQ Push Under President Trump, Sens. Murray, Booker Renew Efforts to End Dangerous, Fraudulent "Conversion Therapy" Senators reintroduce the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act to empower the FTC to crack down on so-called "conversion therapy" "Conversion therapy" advocates "heartened" by Trump Presidency Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) joined Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions … Continue Reading

April 25, 2017

Senators Raise Concerns with Accounting Regulator about Wells Fargo Auditor KPMG

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today wrote to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), which sets standards for audits of public company financial statements required under Sarbanes-Oxley, raising questions and releasing new information about KPMG's role and findings as the independent auditor of Wells Fargo during the time period in which thousands of Wells Fargo staff engaged in fraudulent behavior affecting millions … Continue Reading

April 21, 2017

Members of Congress Raise Ethics Concerns about Deputy White House Counsel

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, today sent a letter to Stefan Passantino, Deputy White House Counsel and Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO), questioning his previous financial connections to Carl Icahn, as well as other Trump Administration officials, and the resulting … Continue Reading

April 20, 2017

Senators Call on Trump to Disclose Ethics Waivers and White House Visitor Logs

Whitehouse, Udall, Carper, Heinrich, Warren, Markey, Duckworth: 'Secrecy is becoming the hallmark of the Trump White House' 'The American public is entitled to know who meets with the President and White House policy makers' 'We stand ready to work with your Administration to ensure the federal government meets the highest ethical standards. We are prepared to press for legislation to address these issues if you do not" Washington, D.C. - Amidst reports of lobbyists, lawyers, and … Continue Reading

April 20, 2017

Support for Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Grows

Washington, D.C. - In a signal of growing support for the bipartisan Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017, Consumers Union, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare, and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology have released letters endorsing the legislation. These three groups joined a number of other leading organizations representing seniors, consumers and hearing health professionals in expressing support for the bill's potential to lower the costs of hearing aids … Continue Reading

April 20, 2017

Senators Question Steve Bannon, White House Ethics Official on Violations of Trump Ethics Pledge

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), today raised questions about reported communications between Steve Bannon, Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to President Trump, and his former employer, Breitbart News. In letters addressed to Mr. Bannon and Stefan Passantino, the designated agency ethics official for the White House, the senators asked for clarification on recent reports … Continue Reading

April 19, 2017

Senators Warren and Markey Call on FERC to Revoke Decision to Allow Western Mass. Pipeline to Begin Construction

Text of the letter is available here [PDF] Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), calling on the agency to revoke its authorization for Kinder Morgan to begin construction on its Connecticut Expansion Project in Western Massachusetts until FERC is able to consider pending challenges to the project. The Senators also note that FERC is allowing construction to … Continue Reading

April 18, 2017

On Tax Day, Senators Ask Government Watchdog to Review Tax-Time Products

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.), today asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a review of the tax-time financial products most commonly used by taxpayers, as well as the transparency of and fees charged for these financial products. "An overwhelming majority of Americans rely on paid tax … Continue Reading

April 12, 2017

As Tax Day Approaches, Senators Will Introduce Bill to Simplify Tax Filing

Bill Text, Fact Sheet Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with ten other senators, today announced plans to reintroduce the Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2017 to simplify and decrease the costs of the tax filing process for millions of American taxpayers. This year, taxpayers will spend an average of 13 hours preparing and filing their returns, and will pay $200 for tax preparation services - a cost equal to almost 10 percent of the average federal tax … Continue Reading

April 11, 2017

Government Watchdog to Conduct Review of Trump Transition Process

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April 07, 2017

Senator Warren Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Bill to Grow Small Businesses and Promote Home Ownership

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has co-sponsored a bipartisan bill introduced by Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) that would boost local economies and businesses by providing small business owners and potential homeowners better access to financial capital through credit unions. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) also cosponsored the legislation. The Credit Union Residential Loan Parity Act, S.836, would spur home ownership and business and job growth … Continue Reading

April 07, 2017

Senators Raise Concerns About DOD Oversight of Colleges Receiving Tuition Assistance Funds

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Richard Blumenthal (D.-Conn.) sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis raising concerns with the Department of Defense's (DoD) recently announced policy to ensure regulatory compliance by educational institutions that receive DoD Tuition Assistance (TA) funds to educate women and men of the armed services. In the letter, the senators asked … Continue Reading

April 06, 2017

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Statement on the U.S. Military Strike in Syria

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, issued the following statement tonight: "The use of chemical weapons ‎against innocent Syrian men, women, and children is a clear violation of international law. The Syrian regime must be held accountable for this horrific act, and its actions underscore why the United States should embrace innocent people who are fleeing in terror. "But the Constitution gives the power to authorize the … Continue Reading

April 06, 2017

Senators Warren, McCain, Cantwell and King Introduce 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), and Angus King (I-Maine) today will re-introduce the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act, a modern version of the Banking Act of 1933 (Glass-Steagall) that protects American taxpayers, helps community banks and credit unions compete, and decreases the likelihood of future financial crises. Reinstating Glass-Steagall has broad bipartisan support from the public and policymakers, … Continue Reading

April 06, 2017

Warren Co-Sponsors Blumenthal Legislation To Block Immigration Enforcement At Sensitive Locations

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and ten other senators in introducing legislation to prevent immigration enforcement officers from taking enforcement actions at sensitive locations like schools, hospitals, and religious institutions without prior approval and exigent circumstances. The Protecting Sensitive Locations Act codifies the Department of Homeland Security's existing policies and expands on those policies to ensure … Continue Reading

April 05, 2017

Statement from Senator Warren and Ranking Member Cummings on Resignation of Richmond Fed President

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released the following statement today on the resignation of Richmond Federal Reserve President Jeffrey Lacker, upon his admission that he had previously leaked sensitive information concerning the Fed's economic stimulus plans: "More than two years after the leak, the Fed's internal investigation appeared … Continue Reading

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