Press Releases

October 27, 2015

With One Million More Student Borrowers Entering Repayment Next Month, Senate Democrats Hold Forum on College Affordability and the Student Debt Crisis

Senators hear from graduates, experts about how rising debt loads are crushing young Americans and dragging down the economy Call on Congress to allow students to refinance existing debt, bring down college costs Video is available here WASHINGTON, DC - As almost one million student borrowers prepare to receive their first student loan bills in November, United States Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), chair of the Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) held … Continue Reading

October 27, 2015

Senator Warren Releases Findings of Investigation into Conflicts of Interest in the Annuity Industry

Report Highlights Need for Strong Federal Conflict of Interest Rule to Protect Retirees Read a PDF copy of the report here WASHINGTON, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren today released the findings from an investigation into how perks and kickbacks create conflicts of interest in the annuities industry. The report, which examined responses from 15 leading annuities providers to letters sent by Senator Warren earlier this year, highlights the ways that annuity companies can … Continue Reading

October 26, 2015

Tsongas, Warren, Markey announce major $13.4 million Federal TIGER grant awarded to the City of Lowell

LOWELL, MA - Congresswoman Niki Tsongas and Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey today announced that the City of Lowell was awarded a $13.4 million TIGER grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation to help repair and take ownership of the 8 canal bridges throughout the City. The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant program was created by Congress in 2009 and awards the most promising local infrastructure proposals with investments in road, rail, transit, … Continue Reading

October 26, 2015

Sen. Warren, Rep. Takano and Colleagues Send Bicameral Letter Urging Social Security Administration to Implement Supreme Court’s Marriage Decisions, Not Penalize Previously-Married Same-Sex Couples

WASHINGTON, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressman Mark Takano (D-Calif.), and 119 of their congressional colleagues today sent a letter to Acting Commissioner of Social Security Carolyn W. Colvin and Attorney General Loretta Lynch to make sure that the Supreme Court's landmark marriage decisions are implemented and that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is treating all marriages equally. The letter urges SSA not to penalize married same-sex couples who received … Continue Reading

October 23, 2015

GAO Report: More to Be Done to Improve Inclusion of Women in NIH Clinical Research

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Representatives Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and Lois Capps (D-CA), released a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) evaluating the inclusion of women in clinical research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The report shows that while the NIH has made progress in … Continue Reading

October 22, 2015

Menendez Leads Group of Senators in Introducing Legislation to Provide Equitable Tax Credit Treatment for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), joined by Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), today introduced the "Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit Equity for Puerto Rico Act" which would extend the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) to all eligible families in Puerto Rico. Because of a disparity in current law, hundreds of … Continue Reading

October 20, 2015

Blumenthal, Durbin, Warren, Brown Demand Education Department Stop Unrestrained Flow of Federal Funds to Potentially Fraudulent For-Profit Schools

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) demanded the U.S. Department of Education (ED) immediately take action to stop millions in federal funds from being provided to potentially fraudulent for-profit institutions, as uncovered by a recent report in The New York Times. In writing to ED Under Secretary Ted Mitchell, the senators implored ED to increase efforts to prevent student aid … Continue Reading

September 30, 2015

Sen. Warren Joins Sens. Schatz, Durbin, Brown, and Colleagues to Introduce Bill to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Over 70 Massachusetts Municipalities Have Raised Smoking Age, More Than Any Other State Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and six other Senators to introduce the Tobacco to 21 Act (S.2100), legislation that would prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. In Massachusetts, over 70 municipalities - more than any other state in the nation - have raised … Continue Reading

September 29, 2015

Senator Warren Sends Letters to Brookings, Labor Dept

Letter to BrookingsLetter to Labor Department Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren sent a letter to the Brookings Institution regarding her concerns about the authors' financial conflicts of interest and previously undisclosed financial industry editorial input into a study authored by a Brookings' Nonresident Senior Fellow Dr. Robert Litan. Dr. Litan's study was on the Department of Labor's proposed Conflict of Interest rule, which was written to ensure that retirement … Continue Reading

September 27, 2015

Senator Warren's Remarks at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

BOSTON, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren delivered remarks today at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, as part of the Institute's "Getting to the Point" speaker series. A PDF copy of the remarks is available here, and the full text is below, as prepared for delivery: Senator Elizabeth WarrenRemarks at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States SenateSeptember 27, 2015 ***As Prepared for Delivery*** Thank you. I'm grateful to be here at the … Continue Reading

September 22, 2015

Senate Passes Bipartisan Truth in Settlements Act to Make Federal Agency Settlements More Transparent

Bill Text Fact Sheet WASHINGTON, DC - On Monday evening, the United States Senate passed by unanimous consent the Truth in Settlements Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) to increase transparency around major settlements reached by federal enforcement agencies. When federal agencies close investigations and settle cases, they often tout the dollar amount obtained from the offender, but in many cases that amount is misleading … Continue Reading

September 22, 2015

Sens. Warren, Franken, Baldwin, Whitehouse Urge Treasury to Close Loophole Private Equity Fund Managers Use to Avoid Taxes

WASHINGTON, DC - In a letter to the United States Department of Treasury, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) called on federal tax officials to act swiftly on a loophole private equity fund managers have been exploiting for years to disguise income and avoid paying taxes. In the letter, which was sent to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, the Senators wrote that for more than a decade … Continue Reading

September 18, 2015

Senators ask U.S. Chamber of Commerce board member companies about the Chamber's Climate Denial Efforts

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Tom Udall (D-NM), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Al Franken (D-MN), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Ed Markey (D-MA) sent letters to the CEOs of all 108 member companies of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors asking about their positions on the Chamber's efforts to undermine the … Continue Reading

September 18, 2015

YouthBuild Programs in Dorchester and New Bedford Receive More than $2 Million in Federal Grants

WASHINGTON, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey and Congressmen Michael Capuano, Stephen F. Lynch, and William Keating today announced that YouthBuild programs in Dorchester and New Bedford will receive more than $2 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The grants, which include $1,020,902 for Ecumenical Social Action Committee (ESAC) in Dorchester and $1,003,047 for People Acting in Community Endeavors, Inc. in New Bedford, will support … Continue Reading

September 16, 2015

Members of Congress Introduce Bill to Restore Pell Eligibility for Students

Washington, D.C.- Today, Members of Congress, led by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced the Pell Grant Restoration Act of 2015. Scott and Boxer were joined by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Representatives Maxine Waters (CA-43) and Janice Hahn (CA-44). With Corinthian Colleges, Inc. filing for bankruptcy amid widespread charges of fraud, this Act is more crucial than ever for … Continue Reading

September 16, 2015

Vitter, Warren Pass Legislation to Cap Pay Raises for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators David Vitter (R-La.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), members of the Senate Banking Committee, announced that last night the U.S. Senate passed their bipartisan legislation, S. 2036, which would cap pay raises for executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, authorized earlier this year by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). The mortgage lenders cost the taxpayers $187.5 billion during the financial crisis. "Giving massive taxpayer-funded pay raises to … Continue Reading

September 16, 2015

Warren, Bennet, Burr, Hatch Introduce Bill to Expedite Development of Drugs for Rare Diseases

Fact Sheet Bill text Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Richard Burr (R-NC), and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) have introduced the Advancing Targeted Therapies for Rare Diseases Act of 2015. This bipartisan bill will help advance the development of drugs for patients with serious or life-threatening rare genetic diseases by providing innovators the clarity they need to develop targeted therapies."Targeted therapies are a promising form of treatment for people … Continue Reading

September 16, 2015

Corker, Warner, Vitter, Warren Reintroduce “Jumpstart GSE Reform Act”

WASHINGTON - In an effort to spur substantive and structural housing finance reform, U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), David Vitter (R-La.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), all members of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, today reintroduced the "Jumpstart GSE Reform Act."The legislation would prohibit any increase in the guarantee fee - which is required to be charged by government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - from offsetting … Continue Reading

August 28, 2015

Adams Fire Department Awarded $809K Federal Grant

WASHINGTON, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey and Congressman Richard Neal today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded Adams Fire Department an $809,524 grant through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The funding will be used to replace the department's 1987 aerial ladder truck. "Our firefighters work tirelessly to keep our families safe, and it's up to us to make sure they have the equipment they need to do … Continue Reading

August 19, 2015

Baker-Polito Administration, Federal Congressional Delegation Seek Financial Relief for State Fishing Industry

BOSTON- Joined by the entire Massachusetts congressional delegation, the Baker-Polito Administration today sent a letter to the Secretary of Commerce and other federal partners urging their support in covering the costs of At-Sea-Monitoring (ASM) for the entire Northeast fishery. Additionally, the correspondence requests that the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) expedite electronic monitoring and other cost-saving alternatives to At-Sea-Monitoring. "We write with … Continue Reading

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