Press Releases

October 11, 2018

Senator Warren Statement on NTSB Preliminary Report on Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today issued the following statement regarding the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) preliminary report on the Merrimack Valley gas explosions: “A life was lost, people were injured, dozens of homes were destroyed, business are shuttered, and thousands are without heat and hot water - this is unacceptable. This preliminary NTSB report confirms that Columbia Gas caused this disaster, and that it appears to have … Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

Warren, Murray, Smith Press FDA on Oversight of Digital Health Devices

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.), today sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to express concern about the agency's proposed regulation of digital health devices and to request information on how the FDA plans to use its precertification pilot program - which will focus on reviewing and … Continue Reading


October 09, 2018

Sen. Warren & Rep. Khanna CNN Op-Ed: End US complicity in Yemen's humanitarian disaster

Washington, DC ­- In a joint op-ed published online by CNN, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) discussed the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the United States' role in it. Criticizing the Trump Administration for continuing to support the Saudi Arabia-led bombing campaign in Yemen, which has resulted in thousands of civilian deaths, Sen. Warren and Rep. Khanna called on Congress to exercise its oversight authority over these military … Continue Reading


October 05, 2018

Warren Calls on VA Inspector General to Provide Update on Criminal Investigation into Veteran's Death at Bedford VA

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Inspector General (IG) of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reiterate her request for an update on the status of the IG's criminal investigation into the death of a Vietnam veteran and patient, William R. Nutter, Jr., at the Bedford VA over two years ago. Senator Warren initially requested the information last October, but the VA has provided no update other than indicating that the … Continue Reading


October 04, 2018

Warren Delivers Floor Speech Opposing Kavanaugh Nomination to Supreme Court

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered a speech today on the Senate floor in which she spoke out against the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the United States Supreme Court.  In her remarks, Senator Warren discussed three reasons for opposing Judge Kavanaugh's nomination: his record, the broken and biased confirmation process, and the allegations of sexual assault. The full text of her remarks is available below.Remarks by Senator … Continue Reading


October 04, 2018

Warren Applauds Final Senate Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Address Opioid Crisis

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) applauded the final Senate passage of bipartisan legislation combat the opioid crisis. The legislation, which is set to be signed by President Trump, contains several of Senator Warren’s bipartisan efforts to address the epidemic, including: Disposal of Controlled Substances by Hospice Care Providers: This provision, which is based on Senator Warren’s bipartisan Hospice Safe Drug Disposal Act, will allow … Continue Reading


October 04, 2018

Sen. Warren Boston Globe Op-Ed with Denise Morency Gannon & Patrick Gannon: Judge Kavanaugh is a pro-gun judicial extremist

Washington, DC - In a joint op-ed published by the Boston Globe, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Denise Morency Gannon and Patrick Gannon, the parents of slain Yarmouth police sergeant Sean Gannon, spoke out against the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the United States Supreme Court. In the op-ed, the authors outlined Judge Kavanaugh's troubling judicial record on gun safety and argued that if confirmed, he would undermine efforts to end gun … Continue Reading


October 03, 2018

Warren, Udall, Colleagues Unveil Native American Voting Rights Act

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Vice Chairman Tom Udall (D-N.M.), along with Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), in introducing the Native American … Continue Reading


October 01, 2018

The Root Op-Ed: Sen. Elizabeth Warren Breaks Down America's Ugly History of Housing Discrimination and How She Plans to Fix It

Washington, DC - In an op-ed published today in The Root, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) discussed the problem of housing discrimination in America and how her legislation, the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act, would help address it. In the op-ed, Senator Warren outlined how several of the bill's provisions would promote home ownership and help reverse decades of discriminatory housing policy.The American Housing and Economic Mobility Act, which … Continue Reading


September 28, 2018

Senators Warren, Markey, and Rep. Neal Introduce Legislation to Restore WCVB and WWLP Television Channels to the Berkshires

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, along with Congressman Richard E. Neal (MA-01), today introduced new federal legislation that will force the cable company Charter to engage in good faith negotiations with WWLP and WCVB to bring those stations back on the air in Berkshire County. Specifically, the bill authorizes a cable operator (Charter) to transmit any station that was retransmitted to viewers on December 1, 2016, including WWLP and WCVB, to … Continue Reading


September 28, 2018

Warren, Markey Press Columbia Gas on Fire Risks from Hot Plates, Space Heaters Provided to Families in Wake of Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Columbia Gas to request additional information about the company's plans to provide space heaters and electric hot plates to the thousands of people affected by the recent gas explosions in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover this month. "There is an inherent safety risk in these products," said Senators Warren and Markey. "All families that have or will receive these … Continue Reading


September 28, 2018

Senators Warren and Markey Secure Congressional Field Hearing in Merrimack Valley on Columbia Gas Explosions and Fires

Boston, MA - Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) have received a commitment from the leadership on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee to hold a hearing in Merrimack Valley on the September 13 Columbia Gas explosions and fires that killed one, injured dozens, and displaced more than 8,000 residents from their homes. Senator Markey is a member of the Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over both the Pipeline and … Continue Reading


September 27, 2018

Warren Unveils Legislation to Help States and Municipalities Detect Fentanyl & Other Dangerous Synthetic Opioids

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced the Surveillance and Testing of Opioids to Prevent (STOP) Fentanyl Deaths Act to assist states and municipalities in identifying the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl in both fatal and nonfatal drug overdoses. This measure, which is a Senate companion to a bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressmen Annie Kuster (D-N.H.) and Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), was incorporated this week into … Continue Reading


September 26, 2018

Warren Unveils Historic Legislation to Confront America's Housing Crisis

Bill Text | Bill Summary | Moody's Independent AnalysisWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today introduced the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act to help bring down costs for renters and buyers and level the playing field so working families everywhere can find a decent place to live at a decent price. According to an independent analysis of the legislation from Mark Zandi, Chief Economist of non-partisan Moody's Analytics, the bill would build … Continue Reading


September 25, 2018

Mass. Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Honoring Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Stephen F. Lynch, along with their colleagues from the Massachusetts congressional delegation, today introduced a resolution to honor the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice. The resolution, which was introduced today in both chambers of Congress, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, the Boston affiliate of the Washington, … Continue Reading


September 25, 2018

Warren, Colleagues Renew Call for HELP Committee Hearings on Hurricanes' Impact on Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with seven of her colleagues on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), sent a letter to HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) to reiterate a request that the Committee hold hearings to assess the challenges faced by the health and educational systems of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  Joining Senator Warren in sending the … Continue Reading


September 21, 2018

Mass. Lawmakers Announce Over $3.3 Million in Grants to Aid Massachusetts Fire Departments

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, along with Representatives Richard E. Neal, Michael E. Capuano, Niki Tsongas, Katherine Clark, and Seth Moulton, announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded over $3.3 million in federal grants to aid Massachusetts firefighters. Awarded through FEMA's Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG), Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants and Fire Prevention … Continue Reading


September 19, 2018

Warren Questions Mulvaney about "Closed Door Event" with Campaign Donors, GOP Officials

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today raised questions about Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney's reported "closed door" appearance at a private event with Republican donors and campaign officials in New York at which he provided "an unusually raw assessment of [the Republican] party's strengths and weaknesses in the midterm elections." "Your appearance at this private event with Republican donors and campaign officials raises … Continue Reading


September 19, 2018

Senators Warren and Markey Call on Columbia Gas to Provide Robust Financial Assistance to Impacted Merrimack Valley Gas Explosion Residents

Washington, DC - Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey (D-Mass.) today called on Columbia Gas of Massachusetts to immediately commit whatever financial resources are necessary to ensure that every affected resident in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover has the resources needed to rebuild their lives now and made economically whole in the wake of the September 13 gas explosions and fires that killed one and injured dozens more. The company recently made a $10 million donation to a … Continue Reading


September 19, 2018

Warren, Velázquez Lead Over 130 Lawmakers in Condemning Trump Remarks on Hurricane Death Toll in Puerto Rico

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren(D-Mass.) and Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.), along with 14 of their Senate colleagues and 116 of their House colleagues, sent a letter to President Trump denouncing his recent statements about the fatalities in Puerto Rico from Hurricanes Irma and Maria and their aftermath. The lawmakers'letter, which comes nearly one year since Hurricane Maria's landfall in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, calls on President … Continue Reading

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