Press Releases

March 26, 2018

Warren, Murphy, HELP Committee Democrats Request Committee Hearing on Causes & Remedies of School Shootings

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), both members of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, led HELP Committee Democrats in calling on Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) to hold a HELP hearing as soon as possible on the causes and remedies of school and other mass shootings. The senators argued that it is Congress' responsibility to … Continue Reading


March 22, 2018

Warren Requests IRS Information on Use of Private Debt Collectors for Taxpayers Affected by Federally Declared Disasters

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.), and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) today sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Acting Commissioner David Kautter requesting information on whether the IRS and its contractors have implemented the debt collection program in a manner consistent with the law for taxpayers impacted by federally declared disasters.The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015 … Continue Reading


March 22, 2018

Warren, Capito Introduce Reducing Opioid Risk Act

Bill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today introduced the Reducing Opioids Risk 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. The legislation builds on the senators' Reducing Unused Medications Act of 2016, which allows prescriptions for opioid medications to be … Continue Reading


March 22, 2018

Warren Requests Hearing, Demands Answers from Labor Secretary and OMB Director on Buried Analysis of Tipping Rule

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent letters to Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney reportedly hid an analysis of DOL's tipping rule showing that it would result in billions of dollars being stolen from workers by their employers. Senator Warren also requested that Senator Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, conduct an oversight … Continue Reading


March 21, 2018

Mass. Congressional Delegation Requests FEMA Assistance with Snowstorm Assessment and Recovery

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 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long to request assistance with the state’s assessment and recovery processes following the damage … Continue Reading


March 21, 2018

Warren, Colleagues Unveil Legislation to Hold Insurance Companies Accountable and Strengthen Consumer Protections

Bill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) today introduced the Consumer Health Insurance Protection Act to hold health insurance companies accountable and strengthen consumer protections in private health insurance. The bill builds on the progress made under the Affordable Care Act and includes provisions to … Continue Reading


March 20, 2018

Warren, Paul Introduce Legislation to Ensure Better Access to Hearing Health Care Services

Bill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) today introduced the Audiology Patient Choice Act, a bipartisan bill that ensures seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare have access to a full range of hearing and balance health care services provided by licensed audiologists. A recent report by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine noted that hearing health care is "often expensive and … Continue Reading


March 20, 2018

Warren: Six months after Hurricane Maria / Seis meses después del huracán Maria

In English | En Español Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today wrote a Medium post to mark six months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The full text of the Medium post, in English and in Spanish, is available below.Six months after Hurricane MariaSix months ago today, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.Recovery is happening -- but too slowly. Over 100,000 people are still … Continue Reading


March 19, 2018

Warren Presses Department of Defense to Monitor Contractors' Workplace Safety

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent letters to Undersecretary of Defense Ellen Lord and Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer requesting updates on their efforts to ensure Department of Defense contractors are complying with federal worker protection laws. DOD spends hundreds of billions of dollars each year on goods and services provided by contractors and subcontractors. The Federal Acquisition Regulation requires that contracts be awarded only … Continue Reading


March 16, 2018

Senator Warren Delivers Speech Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy Presidential Campaign

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) yesterday delivered a speech on the Senate floor celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Senator Robert F. Kennedy's presidential campaign. In her remarks, Senator Warren echoed Kennedy's challenge to Americans to face up to our failings, do better by each other, and put our values first.The full text of her remarks, as prepared for delivery, is available below.Remarks by Senator Elizabeth Warren *As prepared for … Continue Reading


March 16, 2018

Warren Presses Equifax on Senior Executive Charged with Insider Trading

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Equifax's interim Chief Executive Officer Paulino do Rego Barros Jr. about the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) announcement that it has charged Jun Ying, a former Equifax chief information officer, with insider trading. Mr. Ying allegedly used confidential information about Equifax's recent data breach to exercise stock options and secure a massive personal profit. Senator Warren highlighted … Continue Reading


March 16, 2018

Warren Presses Mick Mulvaney on Failure to Respond to Dozens of Questions about His Questionable Actions and Leadership at Consumer Agency

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a 17-page letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney following up on his responses to nine of her previous letters about his questionable actions and leadership while running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Along with colleagues, Senator Warren has sent Mr. Mulvaney a series of substantive and detailed questions in order to understand his anti-consumer actions and he … Continue Reading


March 15, 2018

Warren, Colleagues Call for Top DeVos Adviser's Recusal from Decisions on For-Profit Colleges Owned by Former Employer

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos requesting information on whether her Senior Counselor Robert Eitel plans to recuse himself from matters related to the proposed merger of Ashford University and the University of the Rockies - two for-profit colleges owned by … Continue Reading


March 15, 2018

Warren, Colleagues Call for Top DeVos Adviser's Recusal from Decisions on For-Profit Colleges Owned by Former Employer

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos requesting information on whether her Senior Counselor Robert Eitel plans to recuse himself from matters related to the proposed merger of Ashford University and the University of the Rockies - two for-profit colleges owned … Continue Reading


March 14, 2018

Warren, Colleagues Seek Update from FEMA, Army Corps on Power Restoration Efforts in Puerto Rico

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) regarding ongoing concerns about, and requesting information on, federal efforts to restore the electric grid in Puerto Rico, nearly six months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. In their letter, … Continue Reading


March 14, 2018

Senator Warren Calls on Senate to Reject Bank Lobbyist Act

Video (Facebook)Washington, DC ­- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today delivered her sixth floor speech opposing the Senate's Bank Lobbyist Act. In her remarks, Senator Warren discussed how the Senate should be working for the American people, rather than big banks, and called on her colleagues to reject the legislation.Senator Warren also urged Congress to instead focus on passing her new legislation, the Ending Too Big to Jail Act, which would hold Wall … Continue Reading


March 14, 2018

On Tenth Anniversary of Financial Crisis, Warren Unveils Comprehensive Legislation to Hold Wall Street Executives Criminally Accountable

Bill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today introduced the Ending Too Big to Jail Act to hold big bank executives accountable when the banks they lead break the law. Ten years ago today, the Federal Reserve announced action to try to save Bear Stearns from failing, marking the beginning of a financial crisis that would cost the U.S. economy as much as $14 trillion. Wall Street scams and risk-taking were a main driver of the crisis, but no … Continue Reading


March 13, 2018

Senator Warren Delivers Fifth Speech in Series Against Senate Bank Deregulation Bill

Video (Facebook)Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) continued speaking out today against the Senate's efforts to enact the Bank Lobbyist Act. In a speech delivered on the Senate floor, Senator Warren outlined how the legislation exempts 85 percent of banks from reporting data under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), making it easier for banks to discriminate against women and people of color.The full text of her remarks, as prepared for delivery, is … Continue Reading


March 12, 2018

Warren Delivers Fourth Speech in Series Against Senate Bank Deregulation Bill

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) today continued speaking out against the Senate's effort to roll back rules on the biggest banks in the country. Senator Warren spoke about how the new amendment claiming to address the problems in the legislation still preserves big bank giveaways, undermines civil rights laws, and weakens consumer protections. Remarks by Senator Elizabeth Warren *As prepared for delivery* March 12, 2018 Ten years ago today, at … Continue Reading


March 09, 2018

Warren, Cummings, Carper, and Peters Press Citigroup and Apollo on Loans to Kushner Business

Washington, DC - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), and Representative Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent letters to Citigroup and Apollo Global Management seeking information on reports that the companies provided more than $500 million in loans to Kushner Companies, the family business of Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, after meeting with Mr. Kushner in the … Continue Reading

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