Press Releases

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


December 10, 2019

Warren, Jayapal Raise Questions about Private Prison Company Executive’s Multiple Stays at Trump Hotel While Seeking Favors from ICE

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) sent a letter to George C. Zoley, Chief Executive Officer of The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO), one of the nation’s largest private prison operators that contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to operate a number of immigration detention facilities. Their letter requests additional information regarding recent reports that GEO Senior Vice President of … Continue Reading


December 10, 2019

Warren, Klobuchar, Wyden, and Pocan Investigate Vulnerabilities and Shortcomings of Election Technology Industry with Ties to Private Equity

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Representative Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), sent letters to three private equity firms -- McCarthy Group, Staple Street Capital Group, and H.I.G. Capital -- that reportedly own or have investments in … Continue Reading


December 09, 2019

Warren, Markey, Kennedy, Trahan Announce Economic Development Grants for Projects in Merrimack Valley, Taunton

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded over $68,000 in federal grants to the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC) and Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD). The grants were awarded through the EDA's Local Technical Assistance grant … Continue Reading


December 09, 2019

In Bipartisan Letter, Warren, Cotton, Kaine, & Romney Warn of National Security and Public Health Risks Posed by China's Influence Over Drug Supply Chain

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper raising concerns about the national security risks posed by U.S. reliance on foreign-manufactured pharmaceutical products. The senators' letter follows the publication of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission's 2019 Annual Report that highlights the nation's "growing reliance" … Continue Reading


December 09, 2019

Senators Warren and Markey Oppose Major League Baseball Proposal That Would Eliminate MLB Affiliations from the Lowell Spinners and Dozens of Other Minor League Clubs

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) on Friday wrote to Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Robert Manfred to voice opposition to the MLB proposal that would disaffiliate or eliminate 42 Minor League Baseball clubs, including the Lowell Spinners, based in Lowell, Massachusetts."This scheme would cause significant economic damage to the City of Lowell, eliminate an important piece of Lowell's cultural footprint, and disappoint … Continue Reading


December 06, 2019

Warren, Brown Seek Answers from CFPB on "Advisory Opinions" That Could Weaken Consumer Protection Laws

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathleen Kraninger seeking information regarding the Bureau's plans to develop a program to issue formal advisory opinions. In their … Continue Reading

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