Press Releases

July 25, 2018

Warren Delivers Floor Speech on Trump Opioid Emergency Declaration

Washington, DC - In a floor speech delivered today on the Senate floor, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) discussed President Trump's failure to prioritize and adequately address the opioid crisis, nine months after he originally declared the epidemic a public health emergency. In her remarks, Senator Warren highlighted President Trump's lack of meaningful action and proposed a number of steps his Administration could take now to tackle the crisis.The full text of her … Continue Reading


July 25, 2018

Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand, Markey, Harris, and Velázquez Unveil Debt-Relief Legislation for Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories

Bill Text | One-Pager Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today introduced legislation to provide an avenue to comprehensive debt relief for Puerto Rico and other disaster-ravaged U.S. territories so they can recover and rebuild with dignity. The U.S. Territorial Relief Act of 2018 gives territories the option to terminate their debt obligations if they meet certain stringent eligibility criteria. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand … Continue Reading


July 20, 2018

Warren Questions Trump Administration on Ongoing Failures to Address Opioid Crisis

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned President Donald Trump on his "pathetic" response to address the opioid crisis. Eight months after President Trump declared the epidemic a "Nationwide Public Health Emergency," Senator Warren wrote that the Trump Administration has "failed to take the actions needed to meaningfully address this crisis ... (and has) continued to substitute empty words and broken promises for real action and bold ideas." In her … Continue Reading


July 20, 2018

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Announces $1.4 Million in Grants to Massachusetts Fire Departments

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, along with Representatives Richard E. Neal, Mike Capuano, Stephen F. Lynch, and Niki Tsongas, announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded five fire departments in Massachusetts nearly $1.4 million in federal grants. The funding, which was awarded through FEMA's Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) program, will help provide the critical resources required to train and … Continue Reading


July 20, 2018

Warren, Booker, Brown Press FINRA for Interpretation of SEC's Proposed Standards of Conduct Rule

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) sent a letter to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) requesting that the organization provide its interpretation of the Security and Exchange Commission's (SEC) proposed standards of conduct rule. In their letter to FINRA President and Chief Executive Officer Robert W. Cook, the Senators expressed concern that the rule, which FINRA will play a large role in … Continue Reading


July 19, 2018

Statement from Senator Warren on NOAA Fishing Plan for Sectors VII and IX

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today issued the following statement on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) management plans for Fishing Sectors VII and IX:"This plan allows our fishing families and business to get back to work. One man committed criminal actions and he's justifiably in jail, but a lot of innocent people and businesses paid a price for his fraud. Finally, the industry can now move forward and I will continue to … Continue Reading


July 19, 2018

Senators Unveil Bipartisan Bill to Protect Surviving Military Spouses

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) today introduced the bipartisan Gold Star Spouses Leasing Relief Act. The legislation, which was originally introduced in the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), would modify the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) to allow a widow or widower of a servicemember who died while in military service (i.e., … Continue Reading


July 18, 2018

Committee Members Call on Banking Committee to Postpone CFPB Hearing Until Requested Documents are Provided

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and her Democratic colleagues in the Senate Banking Committee wrote to Chairman Crapo (R-Idaho) urging him to postpone Thursday's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau nomination hearing of Ms. Kathy Kraninger until committee members' outstanding requests for information have been fulfilled. Members of the Committee have requested relevant documents and other information in advance of Thursday's nominations hearing, … Continue Reading


July 18, 2018

Warren Delivers Floor Speech on Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination to the Supreme Court

Washington, DC - In a speech delivered yesterday 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 outlined the issues at stake and urged her colleagues to oppose his nomination. The full text of her remarks is available below. Remarks by Senator Elizabeth Warren July 17, 2018 Mister President, since day one the Trump Administration has been … Continue Reading


July 18, 2018

New Report Reveals Kathy Kraninger's Disastrous Management Record at OMB

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released a new 14-page staff report detailing the dismal management record of Kathy Kraninger, President Trump's nominee to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), ahead of her scheduled Thursday nomination hearing before the Senate Banking Committee. In her current role at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Ms. Kraninger is responsible for developing budgets and policy and overseeing agencies … Continue Reading


July 16, 2018

Warren Delivers Remarks to New England Council

Boston, MA - This morning, in a speech delivered to the New England Council, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) discussed the ways that Congress can improve the U.S. business bankruptcy system. The full text of her remarks is available below. Remarks by Senator Elizabeth Warren *As prepared for delivery* July 16, 2018Thanks so much to Marianne for that kind introduction - and to New England Council for welcoming me here today.I'm always glad to have a chance to speak with … Continue Reading


July 13, 2018

Warren, Booker Urge Nearly 100 Franchise CEOs to Abandon Collusive "No Poach" Clauses

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) urged nearly 100 large franchise CEOs to abandon collusive "no-poach" agreements, which prohibit franchisees from hiring away workers employed by another franchisee. In a letter sent today to 89 CEOs of the country's largest franchises, the Senators criticized how such agreements suppress workers' wages by limiting the mobility of franchisee employees. The letter comes after seven national fast food … Continue Reading


July 13, 2018

Warren, Wyden, Murray, Blumenthal Report Reveals Cohen Attempts to Seek Investments for Russian-Linked Columbus Nova, New Details on Cohen-Novartis Business Dealings

Washington, DC - United States Senator 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 Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued a report revealing how Michael Cohen, the president's then-personal lawyer, was pressing Novartis' then-CEO to take up an investment opportunity that would benefit Russian-linked Columbus Nova.The report also shows … Continue Reading


July 11, 2018

Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Cap Prescription Drug Copays

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Patty Murray (D-Wash.), along with Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), introduced the bicameral Capping Prescription Costs Act of 2018 to tackle the problem of high drug costs that families face by placing a monthly cap on their … Continue Reading


July 04, 2018

Elizabeth Warren Returns from Iraq and Kuwait

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren is returning to Massachusetts after a three-day CODEL to Iraq and Kuwait. In Kuwait, she visited with the Massachusetts Army National Guard. In Iraq, she joined Senator Lindsey Graham for a tour of Mosul and a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister al-Abadi. She spent 4th of July with servicemembers in Iraq and attended the U.S. Embassy's 4th of July reception. Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren This July 4th, I’m on my way back to Massachusetts … Continue Reading


July 02, 2018

Drug Prices Remain High Despite Trump Administration's Promises of "Voluntary, Massive Drops" in Prices

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) are continuing their investigation of President Trump's promised drug price reductions after these reductions fail to materialize. The senators sent letters to nine Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and drug distributors asking them to respond to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alexander Azar's allegations that they are setting up roadblocks that are preventing drug companies from voluntarily … Continue Reading


July 02, 2018

Senators Call on DHS, HHS to Provide Anonymized List of All Children, Parents Separated at Border

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and ten of her Senate colleagues today sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alexander Azar and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kristjen Nielsen requesting an anonymized, de-identified list of all children and parents separated at the border because of the Trump Administration's "Zero-Tolerance" policy. The Administration claims that the government knows the location of all children in its … Continue Reading


June 29, 2018

After Visit to Border, Warren Calls on HHS, DHS to Explain Process for Reuniting the Thousands of Families They Separated

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alexander Azar and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen questioning them on the process that Administration officials claim to have put in place to reunify the families separated by President Trump's zero-tolerance policy. She also questioned their conflicting statements about the conditions in the facilities and the systems in place to … Continue Reading


June 28, 2018

Warren Joins Espaillat in Leading Members of Congress to Urge Extension of Housing Assistance for Displaced Puerto Rican Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led members in the House and Senate to send a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) urging for an immediate extension of the June 30th deadline for Puerto Rican families currently participating in the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) Program and to request that the Disaster Housing Assistance Program … Continue Reading


June 28, 2018

Booker, Warren Question DOJ, FTC on Policy Allowing Employers to Share Compensation Data

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today questioned the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over a policy, known as the "safety zone" policy, that allows employers to exchange detailed wage data without violating antitrust laws. The Senators warned that this policy has produced an imbalance in access to wage information that unfairly advantages employers over workers-and ultimately holds down workers' wages. In a letter … Continue Reading

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