Press Releases

June 07, 2018

Warren, Gardner, Joyce and Blumenauer Unveil Bicameral, Bipartisan Legislation to Protect State Marijuana Policies

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and U.S. Representatives David Joyce (R-Ohio) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) today introduced the bicameral, bipartisan Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (STATES Act) to ensure that each state has the right to determine for itself the best approach to marijuana within its borders. The bill also extends these protections to Washington D.C, U.S. territories, and federally … Continue Reading


June 07, 2018

Senators Warren and Markey Meet with Puerto Rican Evacuees from Western Massachusetts, Demand Trump Administration Take Action on Housing Assistance for Families

Washington, DC - Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today met with Puerto Rican families from Western Massachusetts and pledged to continue fighting for a long-term housing solution. At the end of May, Senators Warren and Markey introduced the Housing Victims of Major Disasters Act of 2018, legislation that would activate the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) to provide stable housing for survivors of major hurricanes. DHAP is a partnership between … Continue Reading


June 06, 2018

Warren Delivers Floor Speech Honoring Robert F. Kennedy

Washington, DC - In a floor speech delivered today on the Senate floor, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) paid tribute to former United States Senator Robert "Bobby" Kennedy (D-N.Y.) on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.The full text of her remarks is available below.Remarks by Senator Elizabeth Warren June 6, 2018Mr. President, I rise today to honor the life and legacy of an American treasure: Bobby Kennedy.Robert Kennedy lived his life with courage and conviction, … Continue Reading


June 05, 2018

Senator Warren Delivers Speech on Dangers of Deregulation

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered a major speech today in which she discussed how giant corporations and wealthy individuals are working to roll back regulations that protect the health, safety, and economic well-being of the American people. The Senator's remarks kicked off a symposium hosted by the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards titled "The War on Regulation: Good for Corporations, Bad for the Public."Senator Warren's speech today was the … Continue Reading


May 31, 2018

Senators Introduce Bill to Provide Stable Housing for Hurricane Survivors

Washington, DC - A group of eight U.S. senators today announced legislation that would activate the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) to provide stable housing for survivors of major hurricanes. The senators introduced the legislation after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) refused to activate DHAP despite urgent need and requests from Members of Congress and from the Governor of Puerto Rico. The Housing Victims of Major Disasters Act of 2018 will be introduced by … Continue Reading


May 31, 2018

Senadores Presentan Proyecto de Ley para Proporcionar Viviendas Estables para los Sobrevivientes de Huracanes

Washington, DC - Hoy, un grupo de ocho senadores estadounidenses anunció un proyecto de ley que activaría el Programa para Asistencia de Vivienda por Desastre (DHAP, por sus siglas en inglés) para proporcionar viviendas estables para los sobrevivientes de grandes huracanes. Los senadores anunciaron el proyecto de ley después de que la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) se negó a activar DHAP a pesar de la necesidad urgente y las solicitudes de … Continue Reading


May 31, 2018

Warren Joins Heinrich in Effort to Help Native American Veterans Find a Home in Indian Country

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and ten other senators in calling on Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to improve its program that assists Native American veterans find a home in Indian Country and allow them to live near their families with access to culturally appropriate and traditional healing practices.In a letter to the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban … Continue Reading


May 30, 2018

Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand Urge NLRB Not to Circumvent Ethics Restrictions through Rulemaking on Joint-Employer Standard

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), sent a letter to John Ring, Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), to express concern with Ring's announcement that the Board may issue a regulation that would undermine labor rights clarified by Browning-Ferris, an important 2015 decision ensuring that workers could bargain with employers that have indirect control over their … Continue Reading


May 25, 2018

Warren Applauds Department of Education Advisory Panel for Setting Up Committee to Examine For-Profit Conversions

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the below statement following the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity's (NACIQI) announcement that it will set up a subcommittee to examine for-profit college conversions:"Sham for-profit colleges are champing at the bit to convert to sham non-profit colleges so they can dodge accountability for cheating students. This issue is urgent, and I'm glad the Education Department's … Continue Reading


May 24, 2018

Warren Joins Murray, Senators in Denouncing Move by Secretary DeVos to End Investigations and Office Responsible for Protecting Students from Predatory Colleges

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), and 27 of her colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary Betsy DeVos urging the Department of Education to reverse course on the dismantling of the Student Aid Enforcement Unit’s investigations and to uphold its commitment to hold colleges accountable for misleading, cheating, … Continue Reading


May 24, 2018

Senators Press DeVos for Answers Following Decision to Restore Recognition of For-Profit Accreditor ACICS

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), today sent a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos expressing deep concern regarding her recent decision to restore the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools' (ACICS) status as a federally-recognized accreditor. The decision follows a March 2018 court … Continue Reading


May 18, 2018

Warren, Murray Demand Answers on Departure of Top White House Global Health Security Official

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today sent a letter to National Security Advisor (NSA) John Bolton expressing concern over reports that the top White House official responsible for responding to global health crises has left the Trump Administration - and the global health team he oversaw has been disbanded. The senators noted retired Rear Admiral … Continue Reading


May 18, 2018

Peters, Warren, Brown Lead Colleagues in Call to Protect CFPB Public Consumer Complaint Database

Washington, DC - United States Senators Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) led 32 of their colleagues in urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to preserve public access to the Bureau's Consumer Complaint Database. Last month, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney stated he wanted to shut down the important consumer protection tool that allows consumers to file public complaints, resolve issues and make informed … Continue Reading


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

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