Press Releases

November 15, 2019

Bipartisan Resolution to Honor Women Veterans Passes Senate Unanimously

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), SASC member and 26-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), SASC and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee member, Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), SASC member and Ranking Member of the Military … Continue Reading


November 15, 2019

Warren, Blunt Rochester, Colleagues Question HHS and CMS on Efforts to Reduce Maternal Mortality

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) led eight of their Senate and House colleagues in requesting information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about HHS' use of alternative payment models (APMs) to reduce maternal mortality and improve the delivery of maternal health care. The lawmakers' letter comes as the United States faces a … Continue Reading


November 15, 2019

Senators Warren and Brown Raise Alarm about IRS's Ongoing Failure to Fix the Free File Program

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a follow-up letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles P. Rettig after new reports revealed that for-profit tax preparation companies in the Free File Alliance (FFA) continue to use tricks and traps to charge low- and moderate-income families fees to file their taxes, and that the IRS refuses to address the glaring failures that … Continue Reading


November 14, 2019

Senator Warren and Majority Whip Clyburn Question DeVos Over Resignation of Top Student Loan Advisor

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) sent a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) Chief Operating Officer Major General Mark Brown, U.S. Air Force, Retired, regarding the recent resignation of Dr. A. Wayne Johnson, the former Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer and Chief Operating Officer of FSA at the U.S. Department of Education. The lawmakers seek … Continue Reading


November 13, 2019

Warren Leads Colleagues in Requesting Update on VA and DoD Efforts to Protect Veterans and Servicemembers from Foreign Online Disinformation

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Democratic Whip, Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Robert Menendez … Continue Reading


November 08, 2019

National POW/MIA Flag Act Signed into Law

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Jack Reed (D-R.I.), today applauded the passage and signing into law of the National POW/MIA Flag Act, their bipartisan bill to require the POW/MIA Flag be displayed whenever the American flag is displayed on prominent federal properties to honor the more than 82,000 Americans who are … Continue Reading


November 08, 2019

Warren, Cassidy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Student Veterans' Housing Benefits During Natural Disasters

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), member of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs today introduced legislation to protect student veterans from losing their housing benefits in the event a natural disaster.Under current law, veterans' housing benefits could end if a natural disaster closes a school for longer than a month. The Strengthening Disaster Assistance for … Continue Reading


November 07, 2019

Senators Warren and Duckworth Introduce Bill to Increase Veterans’ Access to Contraceptives

 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Combat Veteran and SASC member, introduced the Access to Contraception Expansion for Veterans (ACE Veterans) Act, legislation that would increase access to contraceptives. The bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14).  The ACE Veterans Act would … Continue Reading


November 06, 2019

Senator Warren Reintroduces the Medical Innovation Act

 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today announced the reintroduction of the Medical Innovation Act. The bill, along with companion legislation reintroduced today by Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.), would increase funding for critical medical research by requiring large pharmaceutical companies that are accused of breaking the law and settle allegations of criminal wrongdoing with the federal government to reinvest a small percentage of their profits in … Continue Reading


November 05, 2019

Warren, Murkowski, McSally, Tester, Harris, Sullivan, Gillibrand and Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Honor Women Veterans

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), SASC member and 26-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), SASC and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee member, Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), SASC member and Ranking Member of the Military … Continue Reading


November 05, 2019

Senators Warren and Murray Raise New Questions About FDA Proposal to Weaken Approval Pathway for Certain Medical Devices

  Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee and U.S. Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) sent a letter to Acting Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Brett Giroir and FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Director Jeffrey Shuren calling for clarity and raising new concerns about the agency’s legislative proposal for a … Continue Reading


November 04, 2019

Senator Warren Cosponsors Resolution Recognizing November 2019 as Native American Heritage Month

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released the following statement as she once again cosponsored a resolution to recognize November as Native American Heritage Month, a time for celebrating the heritages and cultures of Native Americans and the contributions of Native Americans to the United States. "I am deeply proud to work shoulder to shoulder with, learn from, and represent the federally recognized tribal nations of my home state—the Wampanoag … Continue Reading


November 04, 2019

Senator Warren Statement on Holtec Exemption from Emergency Planning Requirements at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement today following news federal regulators at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plan to exempt Holtec International from emergency planning regulations as the firm works to decommission the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station:"I'm disappointed to learn Holtec will be exempt from important emergency preparation and planning safeguards as it decommissions the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station," said Senator … Continue Reading


November 04, 2019

Senators Warren and Markey Commend Early Release of Home Heating Funding for Massachusetts Residents but Express Concern Over Reduction in Funding from Previous Years

Washington, DC - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) released early $114 million of Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding to Massachusetts. This funding, which includes $171,424 for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, represents a decrease in funding for the second straight year under the Trump administration. “This early release of LIHEAP funding is critical for … Continue Reading


November 04, 2019

Senator Warren Joins Senate Colleagues in New Push to Renew Funding for Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Education

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and 35 of their colleagues in a new push to pass funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions (MSIs). In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the senators called for the immediate passage of Senator Jones’ bipartisan FUTURE Act legislation, … Continue Reading


November 01, 2019

Warren Demands Answers About Ongoing Misuse of Solitary Confinement at ICE Detention Facilities

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) requesting information regarding CRCL's oversight of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities and ICE's reported misuse of solitary confinement at those facilities. The senator's letter cites new reports indicating that ICE's misuse of solitary confinement continued at least … Continue Reading


October 30, 2019

Commerce Department Watchdog Report Requested by Senator Warren Reveals Significant Problems with Trump Administration Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exemption Process

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) released the following statement regarding a new Department of Commerce Inspector General (IG) memo alerting Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to troubling findings in its audit of the agency's steel and aluminum tariff exclusion program and urging the agency to take immediate action to remedy the "lack of transparency" and the "appearance that Department officials may not be impartial.""This report confirms the Trump … Continue Reading


October 30, 2019

Mass. Lawmakers Announce Over $6 Million in Community Planning and Development Grants to Massachusetts

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a total of $6,278,690 in Community Planning and Development grants to cities across Massachusetts, including $3,112,217 to the City of Somerville.The competitive grant funding was awarded through HUD's … Continue Reading


October 30, 2019

Senators Warren, Murray, and Smith Raise Further Questions About the FDA's Oversight of Digital Health Devices

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, U.S. Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.), member of the U.S. Senate HELP Committee, sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting additional information from the agency regarding its Software Precertification (Pre-Cert) Pilot Program.The FDA established the … Continue Reading


October 29, 2019

Senator Warren Statement for MASSCAP Fuel Assistance Kickoff Event

Saugus, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today issued the following statement for the Massachusetts Association for Community Action's (MASSCAP) fuel assistance kickoff event in Saugus, Massachusetts."MASSCAP, Community Action Agencies, and regional nonprofits are a lifeline for Massachusetts families. Your work to provide fuel and weatherization assistance helps families stay warm, safe, and healthy in the coldest months of the year.It's up to every leader in … Continue Reading

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