Press Releases

May 02, 2018

Mass. Congressional Delegation Urges White House to Approve State's Request for Major Disaster Declaration

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, yesterday sent a letter to President Trump urging him to swiftly approve the Commonwealth's request for a Major Disaster Declaration following a series of snowstorms that impacted the … Continue Reading


May 01, 2018

Warren, Sanders Urge Trump to Hire Homeland Security Advisor Who Recognizes Climate Change as National Security Threat

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today sent a letter to President Trump urging him to hire a Homeland Security Advisor who takes seriously the role of climate change in triggering severe weather events that threaten the safety and security of our nation. The letter follows the recent resignation of Tom Bossert as Homeland Security Advisor and comes as the nation continues to recover from recent natural disasters such as … Continue Reading


April 30, 2018

Warren Joins Donnelly, Colleagues in Calling for Department of Education to Assist Students Harmed by Closure of ITT Tech

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and eleven other Senators in urging Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to assist students harmed by the 2016 closure of ITT Tech. A sizeable number of students have financial debt due to their education and many have ITT Tech credits with little market value, but it remains unclear if the Department of Education is using all available means to help affected students. That is … Continue Reading


April 30, 2018

Warren, Menendez, Schatz Reveal that CFPB Received More than 20,000 Consumer Complaints following Equifax Breach

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) today unveiled the first comprehensive review of consumer complaints in the wake of the 2017 Equifax breach. Their report found that in the six months following the breach, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) received more than 20,000 complaints from consumers about the impact of the breach, problems with Equifax's response, or other issues with the … Continue Reading


April 30, 2018

Warren, Blumenthal, Colleagues Raise Concerns Over For-Profit College Industry Lobbyist’s “Oversight” Role at the Department of Education

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and eight of their Senate colleagues wrote Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos last week raising serious concerns about Diane Auer Jones, a former high-powered lobbyist and consultant for the for-profit college industry who serves as a senior advisor in the Department of Education overseeing regulations, administrative matters, and other high stakes enforcement actions faced by the same for-profit … Continue Reading


April 27, 2018

Warren Questions Mick Mulvaney About Influence of Campaign Contributions on CFPB Decisions

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter questioning Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney about the influence of campaign contributions from the financial industry on decisions he has made since he assumed control over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The senator's letter follows a New York Times report about Mr. Mulvaney's comments to the American Bankers Association (ABA) that as a Member of Congress he refused to meet … Continue Reading


April 26, 2018

Warren, Murphy, Wyden Introduce Bill to Ban Unnecessary & Harmful Non-Compete Agreements

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced the Workforce Mobility Act on Thursday to allow workers to pursue new jobs and higher wages without fearing legal action from their former employers. The new legislation would prohibit the use of non-compete agreements, while still allowing employers to protect their trade secrets. The bill would also require employers to notify employees that these agreements … Continue Reading


April 26, 2018

Senator Warren Delivers Floor Speech Opposing Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor opposing the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State. In her remarks, Senator Warren highlighted Mr. Pompeo's troubling stance on torture, his hawkish views on Iran, his attacks on the LGBTQ community, and his preference for war over diplomatic solutions. The Senator also criticized Pompeo's offensive and false claims that Muslim American leaders were … Continue Reading


April 24, 2018

Senator Warren Delivers Floor Speech Condemning Dark Money in Politics

Washington, DC - In a speech delivered today on the Senate floor, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke out against the power of dark money in our political system and how the influence of wealthy, anti-union groups hurt American workers. In her remarks, Senator Warren outlined how dark money donors such as the Koch Brothers set up seemingly apolitical, unbiased "think tanks" in order to push legislation that only benefits the rich and powerful while leaving … Continue Reading


April 24, 2018

Warren Delivers Speech Opposing Stuart Kyle Duncan for Fifth Circuit Judgeship

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor opposing the nomination of Stuart Kyle Duncan to serve on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In her remarks, Senator Warren highlighted Mr. Duncan's lengthy record of supporting discrimination and injustice against women, people of color, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQ community. Expressing concern over Mr. Duncan's civil rights record and ability to dispense equal … Continue Reading


April 24, 2018

Warren Presses HUD Secretary Carson, Regulators for Information on Efforts to Combat Housing Discrimination

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent letters to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Martin Gruenberg, and Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Jerome Powell to request information on the agencies' efforts to combat housing discrimination.  The letters come as the Trump Administration has taken numerous steps to roll back … Continue Reading


April 24, 2018

Warren Follows Up with More than 100 Questions to Mick Mulvaney After Senate Banking Hearing

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released a series of "Questions for the Record" for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney following up on their exchange during the hearing before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. At that hearing, Senator Warren noted that Mr. Mulvaney is undermining the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and hurting real people to score cheap political points. Following the … Continue Reading


April 23, 2018

Warren, Colleagues Press Department of Labor on Subminimum Wages for Workers with Disabilities

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and six of her senate colleagues today requested information from Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on the Department of Labor's (DOL) oversight and enforcement of employers that use 14(c) waivers to hire workers with disabilities and pay them less than the federal minimum wage. The senators also expressed support for phasing out the discriminatory waivers in a responsible way.Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act … Continue Reading


April 21, 2018

Senators Call on FEMA to Immediately Work with HUD to Provide Longer-Term Housing for Hurricane Maria Survivors

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today urged Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long to immediately enter into an agreement with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to stand up the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) and address the medium and longer-term housing needs of Hurricane Maria … Continue Reading


April 20, 2018

Statement from Senator Warren on SEC Rule Proposal

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today issued the following statement on the SEC’s proposed standards of conduct rule:“The SEC proposal will do little to help families losing billions of dollars a year to conflicted financial professionals,” said Senator Warren. “I share Commissioner Stein’s concerns that the proposal doesn’t clearly require brokers to put their client’s interest first or eliminate obvious conflicts of interest. The Commission must … Continue Reading


April 20, 2018

Warren Requests Information from Fed, DOJ on Bank Merger Reviews

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Attorney General Jeff Sessions requesting information on how the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division have reviewed past bank mergers and how the agencies intend to preserve competition and protect financial stability when evaluating future mergers. The senator's letter comes ahead of an anticipated wave of bank … Continue Reading


April 19, 2018

Warren and Capito Introduce Bill to Advance Partial Fill Option for Opioid Prescriptions

Washington, DC -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced the introduction of the Unused Medication Awareness Act to improve implementation of the bipartisan law they worked to pass in 2016 and to ensure that more doctors and patients know about the option to partially fill opioid prescriptions. Warren and Capito successfully secured the inclusion of the Unused Medication Awareness Act's provisions as part of the Senate … Continue Reading


April 19, 2018

Sen. Warren & Danna Mauch Standard-Times Op-Ed: Support mental health funding

Washington, DC - In a joint op-ed published yesterday in the Standard-Times, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Danna Mauch, President and CEO of the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, discussed the importance of mental health services and the critical role these services play in addressing the needs of Americans with mental health conditions and addiction in Massachusetts and across the country.Since December, Senator Warren has led efforts in … Continue Reading


April 18, 2018

Warren, Cummings Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), the Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, introduced the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act to  provide the resources needed to begin treating the opioid crisis like the critical public health emergency it is.  The CARE Act will provide states and communities with $100 billion in federal funding over ten years, including more than … Continue Reading


April 17, 2018

Senator Warren Delivers Floor Speech on Vote to Rescind CFPB Auto Lending Guidance

Washington, DC - In a speech delivered today on the Senate floor, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke out against a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to rescind the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) auto lending guidance. In her remarks, Senator Warren discussed how the CFPB's guidance helps stop discrimination in auto lending by ensuring auto lenders comply with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. Criticizing the resolution as being part of a … Continue Reading

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