Press Releases

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


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

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