Press Releases

August 17, 2018

Massachusetts Lawmakers Announce Over $2.5 Million in Federal Grants to Massachusetts Fire Departments

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, along with Representatives Stephen F. Lynch, William Keating, Joseph P. Kennedy III and Seth Moulton, announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded eight fire departments in Massachusetts over $2.5 million in federal grants, including nearly $1.4 million in federal grants to the Fall River Fire Department. Six fire departments received funding through the Assistance to … Continue Reading


August 17, 2018

Warren, Smith Raise Questions about Accuracy of Secretary Azar's Testimony Blaming PBMs for High Drug Prices

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) today questioned Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar about his potentially misleading statements during Senate testimony in which he blamed pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and drug distributors for drug manufacturers' ongoing refusal to meaningfully reduce their prices. The senators' letter follows new information obtained from PBMs and drug distributors that directly contradicts … Continue Reading


August 17, 2018

Warren, Smith Raise Questions about Accuracy of Secretary Azar's Testimony Blaming PBMs for High Drug Prices

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) today questioned Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar about his potentially misleading statements during Senate testimony in which he blamed pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and drug distributors for drug manufacturers' ongoing refusal to meaningfully reduce their prices. The senators' letter follows new information obtained from PBMs and drug distributors that directly contradicts the … Continue Reading


August 15, 2018

Warren Introduces Accountable Capitalism Act

Read Senator Warren's Op-Ed: Companies Shouldn't Be Accountable Only to ShareholdersRead Letter of Support from Academics and InvestorsBill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today introduced the Accountable Capitalism Act to help eliminate skewed market incentives and return to the era when American corporations and American workers did well together. The legislation aims to reverse the harmful trends over the last thirty years that have … Continue Reading


August 14, 2018

Warren Presses CENTCOM Commander on U.S. Involvement in Yemen

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to General Joseph L. Votel, Commander of the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), asking for clarification of his testimony regarding U.S. support for military operations in Yemen led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The senator's letter comes after several recent media reports indicated that U.S. military officials closely observed a series of Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen that … Continue Reading


August 10, 2018

Warren, Schatz Call for Investigation into Trump "Mar-a-Lago Cronies'" Secret Influence over the Department of Veterans Affairs

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) today asked the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate whether unqualified, unaccountable private citizens with no official government role or responsibilities had or continue to have any undue influence … Continue Reading


August 09, 2018

Warren Investigation Forces Trump Administration to Reverse Tariff Exemption for U.S. Subsidiary of Sanctioned Russian Company

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a ten-page letter to Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, seeking information on how and why Rusal America Corporation, a subsidiary of United Company RUSAL PLC (UC Rusal) - a sanctioned Russian company controlled by Oleg Deripaska, a sanctioned Russian oligarch and a "close Putin confidant,'' - received an exemption from President Trump's aluminum tariffs. One day after she sent the letter with the findings of her … Continue Reading


August 08, 2018

Warren, Clark Unveil Report Detailing Massachusetts Educators' & Families' Views on Preventing Gun Violence in Schools

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) today released the results of a survey of almost 400 Massachusetts educators, administrators, parents, and other stakeholders on steps the federal government should take to reduce gun violence in schools. According to the survey respondents, the federal government should (1) pursue policies that reduce access to firearms in schools and reject policies that place more guns in … Continue Reading


August 07, 2018

Mass. Congressional Delegation Urges CMS to Halt Proposal to Restrict Union Dues Payments

Washington, DC - The Massachusetts congressional delegation, including United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, and Representatives Richard Neal, James McGovern, Michael Capuano, Stephen F. Lynch, Niki Tsongas, William Keating, Joseph P. Kennedy III, Katherine Clark and Seth Moulton, today sent a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma expressing concern with CMS's proposed rule to restrict home care workers' ability to … Continue Reading


August 03, 2018

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Announces $5.5 Million in FEMA Grants to Massachusetts Fire Departments

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, along with Representatives William Keating, Joseph P. Kennedy III, Seth Moulton and Katherine Clark, announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded seven fire departments in Massachusetts nearly $5.5 million in federal grants. The Lynn Fire Department received a grant of nearly $3.5 million through FEMA's Staffing for Adequate & Fire Emergency Response (SAFER) program, … Continue Reading


August 02, 2018

Senators Request Investigation into Reports of Air Force One Tours for Trump Mar-A-Lago Club Members

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) asked the Air Force and Department of Defense Inspectors General to investigate when and how individuals are provided tours or other access to Air Force One after reports that members of President Donald Trump's exclusive Florida clubs were invited on a tour of the presidential aircraft last year. If these reports are accurate, it could mean … Continue Reading


August 01, 2018

Warren Delivers Floor Speech on Kavanaugh Nomination as the Latest Example of Corporate Capture of Courts

Washington, DC - In a speech delivered today on the Senate floor, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke out against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court. In her remarks, Senator Warren discussed Judge Kavanaugh's long history of ruling in favor of big business and corporate interests and urged her colleagues to block his nomination.The full text of her remarks is available below.Remarks by Senator Elizabeth Warren August 1, 2018Mr. President, … Continue Reading


August 01, 2018

Warren Urges Banking Committee Chair Crapo to Delay Confirmation Vote Until CFPB Nominee Provides Documents and Information Wrongfully Withheld from Members of Congress

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to the Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, Mike Crapo, urging him to delay a Committee vote on the nomination of Kathy Kraninger to be Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) until the Trump Administration provides all relevant and non-privileged material Committee members have requested about Ms. Kraninger's management record. Ms. Kraninger has still not answered Senator Warren's … Continue Reading


July 31, 2018

Warren Applauds FDA Announcement on Strengthening Oversight of Antibiotic Use in Animals

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) applauded an announcement by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb committing to specific steps requested by the senator and aimed at reducing the overuse of antibiotic drugs in animals and combatting the rising threat of antibiotic resistance. Last week, Senator Warren sent a letter to Commissioner Gottlieb urging the FDA to take a series of actions to improve oversight of … Continue Reading


July 27, 2018

Warren Presses FDA to Address Gaps in Animal Antibiotic Policy

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to improve oversight of medically-important antibiotics in food animals. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, Warren highlighted gaps in FDA animal drug policy that contribute to human disease and requested increased efforts to limit antibiotic resistance. While antibiotic drugs are important tools for treating bacterial infections, overuse of these drugs … Continue Reading


July 27, 2018

Warren, Colleagues Move to Block Politicization of Administrative Law Judges

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), filed an amendment to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act to block the implementation of President Trump's executive order that eliminates merit-based standards for administrative law judges (ALJs) and lowers the qualifications required of ALJs during their selection process. The Senators' … Continue Reading


July 27, 2018

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Announces $4.8 Million in Grants to Massachusetts Fire Departments

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, along with Representatives Richard E. Neal, James P. McGovern, Michael E. Capuano, Stephen F. Lynch, and Joseph P. Kennedy III, Seth Moulton and Katherine Clark announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded eighteen fire departments in Massachusetts approximately $4.8 million in federal grants. Seventeen fire departments received funding through FEMA's Assistance to … Continue Reading


July 27, 2018

Senators Question Columbus Nova & Korea Aerospace Industries on Shady Ties to Trump Personal Lawyer

 Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.,) Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member, Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today sent 45 questions to Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Columbus Nova about their business relationship with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen. Earlier this month, the senators issued … Continue Reading


July 26, 2018

Lawmakers Urge DEA to Update “Partial Filling” Regulations for Controlled Substances

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Representatives Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) and Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) pressed the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to update outdated regulations on partial filling of Schedule II controlled substances. In a letter sent to DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon, the lawmakers explained the importance of reducing the number of … Continue Reading


July 26, 2018

Warren Applauds Passage of Career and Technical Education Bill

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) applauded Congressional passage of legislation to reauthorize the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. The legislation, which passed the House yesterday after passing the Senate earlier this week, contains a provision similar to Senator Warren's Free Career and Technical Education for High School Students Act and now heads to the President for his signature. "We need to do everything we can to ensure that all … Continue Reading

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