Press Releases

November 01, 2019

Warren Demands Answers About Ongoing Misuse of Solitary Confinement at ICE Detention Facilities

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) requesting information regarding CRCL's oversight of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities and ICE's reported misuse of solitary confinement at those facilities. The senator's letter cites new reports indicating that ICE's misuse of solitary confinement continued at least … Continue Reading


October 30, 2019

Commerce Department Watchdog Report Requested by Senator Warren Reveals Significant Problems with Trump Administration Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exemption Process

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) released the following statement regarding a new Department of Commerce Inspector General (IG) memo alerting Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to troubling findings in its audit of the agency's steel and aluminum tariff exclusion program and urging the agency to take immediate action to remedy the "lack of transparency" and the "appearance that Department officials may not be impartial.""This report confirms the Trump … Continue Reading


October 30, 2019

Mass. Lawmakers Announce Over $6 Million in Community Planning and Development Grants to Massachusetts

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a total of $6,278,690 in Community Planning and Development grants to cities across Massachusetts, including $3,112,217 to the City of Somerville.The competitive grant funding was awarded through HUD's … Continue Reading


October 30, 2019

Senators Warren, Murray, and Smith Raise Further Questions About the FDA's Oversight of Digital Health Devices

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, U.S. Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.), member of the U.S. Senate HELP Committee, sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting additional information from the agency regarding its Software Precertification (Pre-Cert) Pilot Program.The FDA established the … Continue Reading


October 29, 2019

Senator Warren Statement for MASSCAP Fuel Assistance Kickoff Event

Saugus, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today issued the following statement for the Massachusetts Association for Community Action's (MASSCAP) fuel assistance kickoff event in Saugus, Massachusetts."MASSCAP, Community Action Agencies, and regional nonprofits are a lifeline for Massachusetts families. Your work to provide fuel and weatherization assistance helps families stay warm, safe, and healthy in the coldest months of the year.It's up to every leader in … Continue Reading


October 28, 2019

Senator Warren Issues Statement Celebrating "Honoring the Nation's First Responders Day"

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today issued the following statement marking October 28, 2019 as Honoring the Nation's First Responders Day:"Whether they're responding to the gas explosions that devastated the Merrimack Valley last year or the tornadoes that tore across the Cape this summer, first responders in Massachusetts and across the country go above and beyond to save lives, keep us safe, and help our communities rebuild -- often risking their … Continue Reading


October 25, 2019

Senator Warren's Statement on Weymouth Compressor Station Licensing

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released the following statement in response to the news that the Chapter 91 license issued to Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC for the proposed compressor station in Weymouth will remain in place."I'm deeply disappointed Enbridge and Algonquin Gas are one step closer to building a natural gas compressor station in North Weymouth," said Senator Warren. "This decision comes amid strong opposition from the community and despite the public … Continue Reading


October 24, 2019

Senator Warren Statement on Final NTSB Report on Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions

Lawrence, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today issued the following statement on the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) final report on its investigation into the Merrimack Valley gas disaster on September 13, 2018. The NTSB will hold a public briefing tomorrow with the Merrimack Valley community to discuss the results of its investigation."The NTSB's final report on last year's gas explosions in the Merrimack Valley confirmed what we already knew -- the … Continue Reading


October 24, 2019

Warren, Murray, and Wyden Demand Update from Trump Administration on the Recovery of $341,000 in Taxpayer Funds Spent on Lavish Travel by Former-HHS Secretary Tom Price

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, U.S. Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and U.S. Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar demanding to know when the Trump administration will recoup hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars wasted on charter jet … Continue Reading


October 24, 2019

Warren, Pressley, Sanders, and Colleagues Seek Strong, Long-Term Funding for Community Health Programs

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) led 85 of their Congressional colleagues in sending a letter to Senate and House Leadership urging them to provide a five-year extension of the Community Health Center Fund (CHCF), the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), and the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program. The lawmakers' letter comes as funding for … Continue Reading


October 23, 2019

Warren Calls on DoD and State to Respond to Reports that American Military Weapons Have Been Transferred to Suspected Terrorists and Separatist Militias in Yemen

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter this week to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterating her request for information regarding the reported transfer of American weapons and other military hardware from U.S. allies to suspected terrorists, armed militias, and other unauthorized third-party, non-state actors in Yemen.In February 2019, after CNN first … Continue Reading


October 22, 2019

Senator Warren Questions Secretary Mnuchin About Volatility in Overnight Lending Market

Washington, D.C. - On Friday, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who also serves as Chair of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), requesting information about recent turmoil in the overnight market for repurchase agreements (repo market) and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (New York Fed)'s response to this volatility. The FSOC is responsible for identifying and responding to emerging risks to the … Continue Reading


October 21, 2019

Warren, Pocan, and Doggett Examine Role of Private Equity in Rise of Surprise Medical Billing

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representatives Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) sent letters to five private equity firms -- KKR, Blackstone Group, American Securities, Enhanced Equity Funds, and Welsh, Carson, Anderson, & Stowe -- that have investments in physician staffing and emergency transport companies. The letters highlight the role these companies play in patients receiving exorbitant surprise bills for out-of-network … Continue Reading


October 18, 2019

Warren, Schumer, Murray, and Kaine Lead Senate Democrats and Demand Sec. DeVos Take Immediate Action to Fix the Education Department’s Gross Mismanagement of Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.), led Senate Democrats in a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos demanding that the Department of Education take immediate action to rectify serious flaws in their management of the Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program … Continue Reading


October 17, 2019

Senators Warren and Baldwin Call for Swift Action to Protect Transgender Migrants

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Matthew Albence, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan, citing reports that detail abuse and neglect of transgender migrants and asylum seekers and urging the Trump Administration to reverse policies … Continue Reading


October 17, 2019

Senator Warren and Representative DeLauro Announce Reintroduction of the Schedules That Work Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), chair of the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee, announced plans to reintroduce the Schedules That Work Act, legislation to help ensure that low-wage employees have more certainty about their work schedules and income. "More than half of hourly workers, … Continue Reading


October 17, 2019

Senators Warren and Cassidy Request Information from FDA on Upcoming Medical Device Servicing Guidance

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) sent a letter to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Acting Commissioner Norman Sharpless, M.D., requesting information about the FDA's upcoming guidance clarifying the distinction between remanufacturers and servicers. Once FDA-approved medical devices enter the market, equipment manufacturers and third-party entities often perform maintenance on them to ensure that they continue to operate safely … Continue Reading


October 17, 2019

Senators Warren, Blumenthal to Education Department: Don't Renew Navient's Contract

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Major General Mark Brown, Chief Operating Officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid, urging them not to renew the Office of Federal Student Aid's contract with the student loan servicer Navient Corporation when it expires later this year. The Education … Continue Reading


October 15, 2019

Senator Warren Urges Regulators and Companies to Increase Oversight, Address Health Impacts of E-Cigarette Products

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is working with her colleagues in Congress to urge federal regulators and electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) companies, like JUUL Labs, to combat the growing public health crisis of vaping-related illnesses and the epidemic of youth tobacco use. Senator Warren is also working to hold regulators and e-cigarette companies accountable. Her ongoing oversight work includes: Urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) … Continue Reading


October 10, 2019

Senator Warren Joins House Majority Whip Clyburn at Town Hall on Student Debt at South Carolina State University

Warren: "We are disproportionately crushing a generation of students of color. That is not how a country builds a future, and we've got to change that."Video (Facebook)Orangeburg, S.C. - Yesterday, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined House Majority Whip, Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) at a town hall to discuss their legislation, the Student Loan Debt Relief Act. The town hall took place on the campus of South Carolina State University, a public, historically … Continue Reading

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