Press Releases

May 18, 2018

Warren and Ernst Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Servicemember Blast Exposure Injury Prevention

Bill Text | One PagerWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) today introduced the bipartisan Blast Exposure and Brain Injury Prevention Act of 2018. The legislation would improve research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) among servicemembers and strengthen the Department of Defense's (DOD) capacity to track and prevent blast pressure exposure. Since 2000, more than 370,000 servicemembers have received a first-time diagnosis of … Continue Reading


May 17, 2018

Warren Delivers Floor Speech Opposing Gina Haspel for CIA Director

Washington, DC - In a floor speech delivered today on the Senate floor, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) voiced her strong opposition to the nomination of Gina Haspel to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In her remarks, Senator Warren cited Ms. Haspel's support for torture and her order to destroy evidence of the CIA's use of torture as reasons for opposing her nomination. The Senator also noted the opposition of Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), who … Continue Reading


May 16, 2018

Senator Warren Delivers Floor Speech on Vote to Save Net Neutrality

Washington, DC - In a speech delivered today on the Senate floor, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke in favor of a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to restore net neutrality protections. In her remarks, Senator Warren discussed the importance of a fair and open internet, and criticized Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, for putting the interests of giant internet providers over those of the American people. She urged her colleagues … Continue Reading


May 16, 2018

Kennedy Joins Warren on Legislation to Compensate Investors Cheated by Brokers and Dealers

Bill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senator John Kennedy (R-La.) today co-sponsored Senator Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) legislation, the Compensation for Cheated Investors Act (S. 2499), which would direct the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to use its existing authority to compensate investors for unpaid arbitration awards against FINRA members. According to estimates, unpaid arbitration awards have cost defrauded investors over $100 million. Investors … Continue Reading


May 15, 2018

Warren, Daines Unveil Bipartisan Bill to Address Gambling Addiction Among Servicemembers

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) today introduced the bipartisan Gambling Addiction Prevention (GAP) Act.  The legislation would require the Department of Defense (DOD) to begin tracking gambling disorder in its health assessments and instructs the DOD to develop policies and programs to prevent and treat gambling problems among our servicemembers.  According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, an estimated 56,000 … Continue Reading


May 15, 2018

More than Two Hundred Members of Congress Oppose a Title X Domestic Gag Rule

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Senator Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus Representative Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee Nita M. Lowey (N.Y.), and Co-Chairs of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Representatives Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) led more than … Continue Reading


May 14, 2018

Warren, Blumenthal, Schatz Press FTC About New Consumer Protection Head, Call for Delay of Vote on Appointee

Washington, DC - In a letter to the Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) today questioned the reported appointment of Andrew M. Smith to head the agency's Bureau of Consumer Protection. The senators called for a delay of the Commission's vote to approve Smith, which is set to be finalized by Tuesday, noting that he has represented companies that have been "accused of some of the worst … Continue Reading


May 14, 2018

Senators Demand Answers from AT&T and Novartis About Secret Payments to Trump Lawyer Cohen

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today led a letter questioning the CEOs of AT&T and Novartis about recent reports that their companies secretly sent President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen substantial payments through a shell company while both companies had significant business pending before the Trump Administration. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) also signed the two letters. Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who … Continue Reading


May 11, 2018

After Push from Senator Warren, Federal Reserve Will Require Public Board Vote on Lifting Wells Fargo Growth Restrictions

Washington, DC - Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell sent a letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) agreeing to her demand for a public vote by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors on Wells Fargo remediation plans. Chair Powell also assented to Senator Warren's request to consider releasing as much of the third-party review on how the bank is implementing reforms as possible. The February 2nd consent order between the Fed and Wells Fargo prohibits the bank from growing any … Continue Reading


May 10, 2018

Warren Joins Brown, Colleagues in Calling on Mulvaney to Turn Over Meeting Records After ‘Pay to Play’ Comments

Washington, DC - This week, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, in calling on Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to make available documents related to his scheduling policies at OMB and CFPB since his Senate confirmation in early 2017 for public review to determine if he has continued the 'pay to play' policy in the Trump Administration. … Continue Reading


May 10, 2018

Warren Delivers Speech Opposing Judicial Nominees Michael Brennan and Thomas Farr

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor opposing the nominations of Michael Brennan for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and Thomas Farr for the Eastern District Court of North Carolina. In her remarks, Senator Warren criticized Republicans for ignoring the Senate's "blue slip" rule in order to push through Michael Brennan's confirmation. Senator Warren also highlighted Mr. Brennan's troubling record on civil … Continue Reading


May 09, 2018

Warren and Perdue Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Military Sexual Assault Treatment

Bill TextFact SheetWashington, DC - Today Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced the bipartisan Sexual Trauma Response and Treatment (START) Act to help military sexual assault survivors access critical treatment and support. Companion legislation was also introduced in the House of Representatives today.The U.S. Department of Defense's (DOD) Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military released last … Continue Reading


May 09, 2018

Warren, Colleagues Question Carl Icahn, Scott Pruitt on Renewable Fuel Standard Waiver for Icahn's Refinery

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) sent letters to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt and Carl Icahn, billionaire former adviser to President Trump and Chairman of CVR Energy Inc., to request information on reports that the EPA granted CVR an "economic hardship waiver" from … Continue Reading


May 08, 2018

Warren Statement on President Trump Withdrawing from the Iran Deal

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Iran Nuclear Deal:"America should be a country that keeps it promises. The Obama Administration negotiated a landmark agreement to peacefully prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. But President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran Deal breaks our word, hurts our credibility with our … Continue Reading


May 08, 2018

Warren Joins Markey, Colleagues in Questioning Termination of Temporary Protected Status for Haitians

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and ten other Senators in calling on the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to explain what they call a "deeply troubling and potentially politically motivated" decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians in the United States. In their letter, the Senators point to an October 2017 USCIS report that described … Continue Reading


May 08, 2018

Warren, Daines, Shea-Porter, Kelly Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Streamline National Guard Promotion Process

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and U.S. Representatives Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.) and Trent Kelly (R-Miss.) today introduced the bipartisan National Guard Promotion Accountability Act to address delays in federal recognition of promotions for National Guard members. The bill would compensate Guard officers who serve at a higher rank while waiting for federal recognition by backdating their date of rank to the date at which they were … Continue Reading


May 07, 2018

Warren, Cassidy Express Interest in Timely Completion of FDA Report on Medical Device Servicing

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) today sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the regulation of entities that repair, refurbish, recondition, and remanufacture medical devices. The senators expressed interest in the timely completion of the FDA's forthcoming report on medical device servicing. The FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 requires the FDA to post a public report that provides an overview of its … Continue Reading


May 04, 2018

Sens. Warren, Markey, and Reps. Lynch, Moulton Announce Over $9 Million in Federal Ferry Grants

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, along with Representatives Stephen F. Lynch and Seth Moulton, announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded over $9 million in federal grants to support passenger ferry systems in Hingham and Salem, Massachusetts.  The grants, which were awarded through the DOT's Passenger Ferry Grant Program, include $6,050,000 to build a new ferry dock in Hingham and $3,400,000 for the City of … Continue Reading


May 03, 2018

Warren Joins Cortez Masto, Colleagues in Urging Fed Inspector General to Investigate Mulvaney’s Close Ties with Payday Loan Industry

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) yesterday joined Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) in sending a letter to Mark Bialek, Inspector General of the Federal Reserve System, urging him to investigate Mick Mulvaney's actions as President Trump's appointed 'acting director' at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) after reports surfaced that Mulvaney has taken numerous actions to benefit payday lenders. Mulvaney has delayed the implementation of the … Continue Reading


May 02, 2018

Senators to Congressional Leadership: Call on Trump Administration to Keep Congress Fully Informed about North Korea Negotiations

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led 27 of her Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) urging them to request a commitment from the Trump Administration for sustained engagement with Congress throughout the upcoming direct negotiations with … Continue Reading

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