Press Releases

April 26, 2018

Senator Warren Delivers Floor Speech Opposing Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor opposing the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State. In her remarks, Senator Warren highlighted Mr. Pompeo's troubling stance on torture, his hawkish views on Iran, his attacks on the LGBTQ community, and his preference for war over diplomatic solutions. The Senator also criticized Pompeo's offensive and false claims that Muslim American leaders were … Continue Reading


April 24, 2018

Senator Warren Delivers Floor Speech Condemning Dark Money in Politics

Washington, DC - In a speech delivered today on the Senate floor, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke out against the power of dark money in our political system and how the influence of wealthy, anti-union groups hurt American workers. In her remarks, Senator Warren outlined how dark money donors such as the Koch Brothers set up seemingly apolitical, unbiased "think tanks" in order to push legislation that only benefits the rich and powerful while leaving … Continue Reading


April 24, 2018

Warren Delivers Speech Opposing Stuart Kyle Duncan for Fifth Circuit Judgeship

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor opposing the nomination of Stuart Kyle Duncan to serve on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In her remarks, Senator Warren highlighted Mr. Duncan's lengthy record of supporting discrimination and injustice against women, people of color, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQ community. Expressing concern over Mr. Duncan's civil rights record and ability to dispense equal … Continue Reading


April 24, 2018

Warren Presses HUD Secretary Carson, Regulators for Information on Efforts to Combat Housing Discrimination

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent letters to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Martin Gruenberg, and Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Jerome Powell to request information on the agencies' efforts to combat housing discrimination.  The letters come as the Trump Administration has taken numerous steps to roll back … Continue Reading


April 24, 2018

Warren Follows Up with More than 100 Questions to Mick Mulvaney After Senate Banking Hearing

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released a series of "Questions for the Record" for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney following up on their exchange during the hearing before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. At that hearing, Senator Warren noted that Mr. Mulvaney is undermining the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and hurting real people to score cheap political points. Following the … Continue Reading


April 23, 2018

Warren, Colleagues Press Department of Labor on Subminimum Wages for Workers with Disabilities

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and six of her senate colleagues today requested information from Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on the Department of Labor's (DOL) oversight and enforcement of employers that use 14(c) waivers to hire workers with disabilities and pay them less than the federal minimum wage. The senators also expressed support for phasing out the discriminatory waivers in a responsible way.Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act … Continue Reading


April 21, 2018

Senators Call on FEMA to Immediately Work with HUD to Provide Longer-Term Housing for Hurricane Maria Survivors

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today urged Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long to immediately enter into an agreement with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to stand up the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) and address the medium and longer-term housing needs of Hurricane Maria … Continue Reading


April 20, 2018

Statement from Senator Warren on SEC Rule Proposal

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today issued the following statement on the SEC’s proposed standards of conduct rule:“The SEC proposal will do little to help families losing billions of dollars a year to conflicted financial professionals,” said Senator Warren. “I share Commissioner Stein’s concerns that the proposal doesn’t clearly require brokers to put their client’s interest first or eliminate obvious conflicts of interest. The Commission must … Continue Reading


April 20, 2018

Warren Requests Information from Fed, DOJ on Bank Merger Reviews

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Attorney General Jeff Sessions requesting information on how the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division have reviewed past bank mergers and how the agencies intend to preserve competition and protect financial stability when evaluating future mergers. The senator's letter comes ahead of an anticipated wave of bank … Continue Reading


April 19, 2018

Warren and Capito Introduce Bill to Advance Partial Fill Option for Opioid Prescriptions

Washington, DC -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced the introduction of the Unused Medication Awareness 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. Warren and Capito successfully secured the inclusion of the Unused Medication Awareness Act's provisions as part of the Senate … Continue Reading


April 19, 2018

Sen. Warren & Danna Mauch Standard-Times Op-Ed: Support mental health funding

Washington, DC - In a joint op-ed published yesterday in the Standard-Times, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Danna Mauch, President and CEO of the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, discussed the importance of mental health services and the critical role these services play in addressing the needs of Americans with mental health conditions and addiction in Massachusetts and across the country.Since December, Senator Warren has led efforts in … Continue Reading


April 18, 2018

Warren, Cummings Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), the Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, introduced the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act to  provide the resources needed to begin treating the opioid crisis like the critical public health emergency it is.  The CARE Act will provide states and communities with $100 billion in federal funding over ten years, including more than … Continue Reading


April 17, 2018

Senator Warren Delivers Floor Speech on Vote to Rescind CFPB Auto Lending Guidance

Washington, DC - In a speech delivered today on the Senate floor, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke out against a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to rescind the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) auto lending guidance. In her remarks, Senator Warren discussed how the CFPB's guidance helps stop discrimination in auto lending by ensuring auto lenders comply with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. Criticizing the resolution as being part of a … Continue Reading


April 17, 2018

Senators Unveil First Comprehensive Review of Federal and State Oversight of "Sober Living Homes"

Link to GAO report | Bill TextWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and five of their Senate colleagues today released a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report reviewing federal and state oversight of recovery housing, or "sober living homes." Sober living homes can be effective for those in recovery from addiction, but investigations have also found examples of facilities taking … Continue Reading


April 13, 2018

Warren, Cummings, Carper, Peters Press Citigroup and Apollo on Concerns about Kushner Family Business Loans

Washington, DC - United States 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, released new information obtained from the companies and sent follow-up letters asking Citigroup and Apollo Global Management to provide additional information and documents about their loans and other ties to Kushner Companies. The Members of Congress … Continue Reading


April 13, 2018

Warren, Colleagues Seek Strong Funding for U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led 17 of her Senate colleagues this week in writing to Senate Appropriators to request expanded funding for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19). The letter was sent to Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Ranking Member Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. The EEOC is tasked with enforcing the … Continue Reading


April 13, 2018

Warren, Rubio, Colleagues Unveil Bipartisan Bill to Allow for Safe Disposal of Unused Opioids by Home Hospice Providers

Bill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Susan Collins (R-Maine) yesterday introduced the bipartisan Hospice Safe Drug Disposal Act to authorize home hospice providers to safely dispose of unused prescriptions of controlled substances. The legislation builds upon a provision included in a bipartisan bill to address the opioid crisis, which was released by the Senate Health, Education, … Continue Reading


April 12, 2018

Warren, Rubio Applaud House Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Shut Down Access to the Financial System for Human Traffickers

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today applauded the House passage of the bipartisan End Banking for Human Traffickers Act, which would aid financial institutions in identifying and reporting instances of human trafficking, so that offenders can be prosecuted and victims can be protected. Senators Warren and Rubio originally introduced the companion legislation in the Senate on April 26, 2017.The End Banking for Human Traffickers … Continue Reading


April 12, 2018

Warren: Mick Mulvaney Now Undermining Consumer Protection Bureau He Repeatedly Tried to Abolish

Washington, DC - Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney is running an agency he's tried to dismantle since he was a congressman in 2012. Then-Representative Mulvaney voted to eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. During today's Senate Banking Committee hearing, Senator Warren noted that if Director Mulvaney had gotten his wish, then big financial institutions would have gotten away with scamming people like … Continue Reading


April 11, 2018

Senator Warren Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Military Retirees

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today applauded the passage of a bipartisan resolution designating April 18, 2018 as "Military Retiree Appreciation Day" to commemorate the life-long service of military retirees. The resolution, which was co-sponsored by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and passed unanimously by the Senate, encourages Americans to honor the past and continued service of the approximately two million retired service members across the … Continue Reading

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