Press Releases

February 14, 2019

Sens. Warren, Markey & Rep. Keating Announce $2.34 Million Grant for Town of Bourne

Washington, DC - Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, along with Representative William Keating, today announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a federal grant of $2,335,850 to the Town of Bourne, Massachusetts. The funding, which will support the construction of a new waste water treatment plant, is expected to create 30 jobs, save 183 existing jobs, and leverage $18.26 million in private investment."This new federal … Continue Reading


February 14, 2019

Senator Warren Joins Senator Hassan in Calling on Department of Education to Reestablish Important Mechanism to Report Fraud and Abuse in Federal Financial Aid Programs

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren joined Senator Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), a fellow member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) Committee, and a group of colleagues in calling on the Department of Education to reestablish the ability for individuals to anonymously report complaints through the Federal Student Aid's (FSA) Feedback System. The system helps students, borrowers, and the public report allegations of fraud and abuse in federal financial aid … Continue Reading


February 14, 2019

HUD Response to Warren Inquiry Confirms that Shutdown Delayed Billions of Dollars of Disaster Relief Funds for Puerto Rico, USVI, Florida, California, Georgia, & Missouri

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) response to her January 21, 2019 letter expressing concerns that the Trump Administration used the recent shutdown as an excuse to stall the disbursement of housing funds for Puerto Rico, following reports that President Trump instructed his administration to cut off all disaster recovery funds to the island. In his response letter, Len Wolfson, Assistant … Continue Reading


February 14, 2019

Warren Joins Brown, Colleagues in Introducing VA Employee Fairness Act

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and four of their Senate colleagues in introducing the VA Employee Fairness Act to support the goal of building a talented workforce to care for America's veterans. The bill would create a better environment for attracting and retaining physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals by restoring collective bargaining rights to workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs. … Continue Reading


February 13, 2019

Warren, Murkowski, Grijalva, & Cole Re-Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Suicide Crisis in Native Communities

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) along with Representatives Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.) today re-introduced the bipartisan Native American Suicide Prevention Act in the Senate and the House. This legislation would help address the alarming suicide rate in Native communities by requiring collaboration among states and tribal nations in the design and implementation of statewide suicide intervention and … Continue Reading


February 12, 2019

Senators Warren, Lee, Wyden, and Scott Re-Introduce the Graduate Student Savings Act

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) today re-introduced the Graduate Student Savings Act of 2019, a bill to help graduate students start saving for their retirement by allowing funds from a graduate student's stipend or fellowship to be deposited into an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Federal and state governments generally tax fellowship or stipend funding as income, which does not … Continue Reading


February 12, 2019

As Another Funding Deadline Looms, Senator Warren Asks Big Banks to Expand Relief Efforts for Affected Workers

Washington, DC - As another deadline to fund the government looms, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) yesterday sent letters to leaders of Bank of America, Citigroup, J.P. Morgan Chase, U.S. Bancorp, and Wells Fargo asking them to expand their support for their federal employees, contractors, and other affected customers. Senator Warren also released the banks' responses to an earlier January 2019 letter about their relief efforts and asked a new set of questions about their … Continue Reading


February 12, 2019

Senator Warren Delivers Floor Speech Opposing William Barr's Nomination for Attorney General

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor in which she spoke out against the nomination of William Barr for United States Attorney General. In her remarks, Senator Warren expressed concern that as Attorney General, Mr. Barr would put his loyalty to President Trump ahead of his duty to stand up for the rights of all Americans. Senator Warren also criticized Mr. Barr's history on women's rights, criminal justice reform, … Continue Reading


February 08, 2019

Warren Joins Blumenthal, Murphy in Introducing Bills to Provide Relief to Homeowners and Businesses with Crumbling Foundations

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), along with Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), in introducing two bills—the Crumbling Foundations Small Business and Homeowners Assistance Act and the Aid to Homeowners with Crumbling Foundations Act—to provide meaningful relief for homeowners and businesses in Massachusetts and other states with crumbling foundations.“Families and business owners in Western … Continue Reading


February 08, 2019

Senator Warren Questions Military Housing Developers on Defense Dept. Partnership Agreements

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent letters to five of the nation's largest private military housing developers to request information about their partnership agreements with the Department of Defense (DOD). The senator's letter follows a series of disturbing new reports that reveal unsafe and unsanitary conditions in privatized, on-base housing for military personnel and their families. The letter, which was … Continue Reading


February 08, 2019

Senator Warren Questions the Fed's Approval of Bank Mergers & Acquisitions

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's response to her April 2018 letter inquiring about the Federal Reserve's approval process for bank mergers and acquisitions-a response revealing that the Federal Reserve System approves virtually all bank M&A applications it receives. The release follows the announcement this morning by Suntrust Banks, Inc. (Suntrust) and BB&T Corporation (BB&T) that they intend to … Continue Reading


February 07, 2019

Warren, Cotton, Hassan Introduce the Full Military Honors Act

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) yesterday unveiled the Full Military Honors Act, a bipartisan bill to allow all Medal of Honor recipients and former prisoners of war to receive a full military honors burial ceremony with an escort, regardless of rank. Currently, full military honors with an escort are reserved for senior officers, non-commissioned officers, and servicemembers killed in combat. The Full … Continue Reading


February 07, 2019

Warren Calls on CFPB's Kraninger to Immediately Rescind Proposal to Weaken Borrower Protections on Payday Lenders

Washington, DC - Yesterday, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger following news that the CFPB has proposed a new rule to make it easier for payday lenders to trap borrowers in endless cycles of debt. According to the Federal Reserve, one in four families does not have adequate savings to cover an unexpected $400 expense. These families often turn to short-term high-interest loan products to make … Continue Reading


February 07, 2019

Warren Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Servicemembers, Examine Health Effects of Toxic Burn Pits

Washington, DC - This month, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Ala.) in reintroducing the bipartisan Burn Pits Accountability Act to examine the health effects of exposure to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals on servicemembers and veterans. The legislation would require members of the Armed Forces to be evaluated for exposure to toxic airborne chemicals during routine health exams and direct the Secretary of … Continue Reading


February 06, 2019

Senator Warren, Rep. Jayapal Demand Answers on T-Mobile Executives' Trump Hotel Spending as Company Seeks Merger Approval from Trump Administration

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) sent letters to leaders of the Trump Organization and T-Mobile in the wake of reports that T-Mobile executives started to regularly patronize President Trump's hotel in Washington D.C. immediately after announcing a proposed merger with its rival, Sprint. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are currently reviewing the $26 billion merger … Continue Reading


February 06, 2019

Senator Warren Gets Answers from CENTCOM Commander About Yemen Operations

SENATOR WARREN: Thank you Mr. Chairman, and thank you General Votel for being here. I appreciated the opportunity to meet with you last week. As you know, I have serious concerns about our support to the Saudi-led coalition and its military campaign in Yemen. Last year, I asked you if the U.S. government knew where coalition jets went and what targets they bombed after receiving fuel from U.S. tankers. And you said that CENTCOM does not track that information. In late December, The New York … Continue Reading


February 06, 2019

Warren, Carper, Cummings Introduce Transition Team Ethics Improvement Act

Bill Text | Section-By-Section | One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.), and House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) yesterday introduced the Transition Team Ethics Improvement Act to enhance the ethics requirements that govern presidential transitions.Senators Warren, Carper, and Chairman Cummings introduced the Transition Team Ethics Improvement Act in the last Congress to ensure that the … Continue Reading


February 06, 2019

Warren, Cummings, Udall, Whitehouse, Peters, Lieu Release Unclassified GAO Report, "Vetting of Individuals and Secure Areas at Mar-a-Lago"

Washington, DC - Today, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), released a Government Accountability Office (GAO) review of whether President Donald Trump and his staff have followed appropriate protocol for … Continue Reading


February 06, 2019

Senator Warren, Rep. Jayapal Demand Answers on T-Mobile Executives' Trump Hotel Spending as Company Seeks Merger Approval from Trump Administration

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) sent letters to leaders of the Trump Organization and T-Mobile in the wake of reports that T-Mobile executives started to regularly patronize President Trump's hotel in Washington D.C. immediately after announcing a proposed merger with its rival, Sprint.The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are currently reviewing the $26 billion … Continue Reading


February 06, 2019

Warren Questions "Mar-a-Lago Cronies" on Undue Influence Over Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent an oversight letter to three members of President Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, Mr. Ike Perlmutter, Dr. Bruce Moskowitz, and Mr. Marc Sherman, seeking information on whether the trio personally profited from their close involvement in and knowledge of decision-making at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The senator's letter follows recent reports of the trio's widespread and undue influence on VA … Continue Reading

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