Press Releases

January 03, 2020

Senator Warren, Rep. Sherman Release Statements on the IRS's Free File Addendum

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) today released statements regarding the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) December 30th announcement that the agency has amended its agreement with a consortium of tax preparation companies that participate in its Free File program. This IRS action roots out some of the worst abuses of the program by Intuit and other big tax preparation companies, and ends the ban on the IRS developing … Continue Reading


December 23, 2019

Massachusetts Lawmakers Question Amazon About High Rate of Serious Injuries at the Company's Fall River Facility

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), on Friday wrote to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos asking about newly-reported data showing that the rate of serious injuries at a fulfillment facility in Fall River, MA is nearly three times higher than industry average, and requesting information about how the company is ensuring worker safety.A new report from Reveal News and The Center for Investigative … Continue Reading


December 20, 2019

Massachusetts Delegation Unveil Bill to Help Communities in Massachusetts and Around the Country Struggling with Water Infrastructure Costs

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), along with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), William Keating (D-MA-09), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), today announced the introduction of the Affordable Safe Drinking Water Act, a bicameral bill to … Continue Reading


December 20, 2019

Schakowsky, Warren Reintroduce Affordable Drug Manufacturing Act, Legislation to Radically Reduce Drug Prices through Public Manufacturing of Prescription Drugs

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, today announced the reintroduction of the Affordable Drug Manufacturing Act, an ambitious proposal to address the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs. The bill would lower prices and increase competition in the generic pharmaceutical market by … Continue Reading


December 19, 2019

Warren, Gardner Announce Bipartisan Bill to Address Immigration Status in the State-Legal Cannabis Industry

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) today announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation that would remove participation in the state-legal cannabis industry from the list of activities that automatically bar naturalization. In April, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued guidance in its policy manual stating that, because cannabis is a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act, an … Continue Reading


December 18, 2019

Warren, Gardner, Clark, and González-Colón Announce Bipartisan and Bicameral Bill to Protect Veterans Working in the State-Legal Cannabis Industry

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), and Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) and Representative González-Colón (R-P.R.) announced the introduction of bipartisan and bicameral legislation that would prohibit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from denying veterans VA-backed home loans based on their employment in their state's legal cannabis industry. Currently, cannabis is considered illegal under … Continue Reading


December 18, 2019

Senator Warren Announces Reintroduction of the Bipartisan AIM HIGH Act

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, along with Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), today announced the reintroduction of the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education (AIM HIGH) Act to develop voluntary guidelines that schools can use to ensure that educational technology is accessible to … Continue Reading


December 18, 2019

Massachusetts Lawmakers Announce Over $3 Million in Federal Grants to YouthBuild Organizations

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), William Keating (D-MA-09), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), today announced that YouthBuild Programs in Lowell, New Bedford and Boston will receive a total of $3,355,895 in grants from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).The grants will support programs that help young people learn occupational skills in construction, health … Continue Reading


December 17, 2019

Warren Joins Baldwin, Colleagues Call on Purdue Pharma to Cancel $1.3 Million Bonus for CEO

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and 9 of their Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Purdue Pharma’s Board of Directors, calling on them to cancel the reported $1.3 million bonus they are planning to give to Purdue Pharma CEO Craig Landau. Attorneys General from 24 states, including Massachusetts, have argued that Landau should not collect a bonus, and on Thursday, a bankruptcy judge is expected to issue a … Continue Reading


December 17, 2019

Senators Warren and Markey, and Rep. Keating Urge Army Corps Leaders to Replace Cape Cod Canal Bridges

 Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Congressman William R. Keating (MA-09), today sent a letter to the two top officials in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), calling on them to adopt the recommendation of the USACE’s New England District and replace both Cape Cod Canal Bridges. The USACE’s New England District recently concluded in its draft “Major Rehabilitation Evaluation Report” that the Bourne and Sagamore … Continue Reading


December 16, 2019

Warren, DeLauro, Colleagues Reiterate Urgent Concerns With Border Protection Agency's "Unconscionable" Failure to Provide Flu Vaccines for Migrants in Custody

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Chair of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Related Agencies, led a letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) expressing their disappointment and alarm about the failure of CBP to provide recommended flu vaccinations to migrants in its … Continue Reading


December 16, 2019

Warren, Colleagues Examine Role of Private Equity Firm Blackstone in Deforestation of Amazon Rainforest

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Banking Committee; Representative Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.); House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.); House Natural Resources Committee Vice Chair and National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Subcommittee Chair Deb Haaland (D-N.M.); Representatives Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Jesús G. "Chuy" García (D-Ill.), members of the House Financial Services Committee; and Senator … Continue Reading


December 16, 2019

Senators Warren and Blumenthal Release Investigation Revealing Diabetes Patients' Lack of Access to Lower-Priced Insulin

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today released the findings of a months-long survey of nearly 400 pharmacies nationwide regarding the availability of pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly's authorized generic insulin, "Insulin Lispro." The investigative report, Inaccessible Insulin: The Broken Promise of Eli Lilly's Authorized Generic, … Continue Reading


December 16, 2019

Lawmakers Request that Inspector General Review FEMA's Faltering Efforts to Rebuild Vieques' Closed Health Care Facility

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.), Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), and House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General (IG) Joseph V. Cuffari requesting an audit … Continue Reading


December 16, 2019

Warren and García Press Regulators For Evidence Supporting Their Approval of the BB&T-Suntrust Merger

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Banking Committee, and Representative Jesús "Chuy" García (D-Ill.), member of the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, on Friday sent a letter to the Federal Reserve (Fed) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to raise new questions about their agencies' rubber-stamp approval of the $450 billion BB&T-Suntrust merger. The merger, finalized on December 6, 2019, … Continue Reading


December 13, 2019

Warren Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers to File Amicus Brief Supporting the Indian Child Welfare Act

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) Vice Chairman Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and SCIA Chairman John Hoeven (R-N.D.), along with a group of 25 senators and 52 representatives, in filing an amicus brief in federal court making the case for the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The bipartisan and bicameral brief was filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit as the court revisits … Continue Reading


December 13, 2019

In Bipartisan Letter, Senators Warren, Paul, and Wyden Ask Credit Reporting Agencies Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion for Transparency About Their Handling of FBI Requests for Consumer Financial Data

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) yesterday sent letters to the Chief Executive Officers of the three major credit reporting agencies—Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion—regarding the companies’ lack of transparency in their handling of consumer financial information requested through national security letters (NSLs) from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The letters follow the recent release … Continue Reading


December 12, 2019

Senators Request Update from Federal Agencies on Progress Towards Issuing Long-Delayed Licensing of Marijuana Manufacturing for Research Purposes

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Cory Booker (D-Conn.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), requesting an update on the progress of the federal government's … Continue Reading


December 12, 2019

Senator Warren Cautions Department of Labor Against Proposing a Weak Conflict-of-Interest Rule That Would Put Americans' Hard-Earned Retirement Savings in Jeopardy

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, yesterday wrote to Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Eugene Scalia in anticipation of DOL’s proposed replacement for the Fiduciary Rule, warning him against proposing weak conflict-of-interest standards that would allow financial advisers to put their own interests above the interests of working families saving for retirement. This month, DOL is expected … Continue Reading


December 11, 2019

Senator Warren & Congresswoman Clarke Reintroduce the National Biomedical Research Act to Increase Funding for Medical Research

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (D-N.Y.), Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced the reintroduction of the National Biomedical Research Act, a bill to provide the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with predictable, supplemental funding for biomedical research. Senators Edward J. … Continue Reading

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