Press Releases

April 10, 2018

Warren Delivers Speech on NLRB Member and Deputy Labor Secretary Nominations

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor opposing the nominations of John Ring to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Patrick Pizzella to serve as Deputy Secretary of Labor. In her remarks, Senator Warren highlighted Mr. Ring's history of representing giant employers and criticized Mr. Pizzella for his previous work as a lobbyist for far-right, anti-worker donor groups. Expressing concern that the nominees … Continue Reading


April 09, 2018

Warren, Murray Question President Trump on Implementing White House Opioid Commission Recommendations

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today sent a letter to President Donald Trump pressing him on his implementation of the 56 recommendations issued by his Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. President Trump established the Commission on March 29, 2017 to "study ways to combat and treat the scourge of drug … Continue Reading


April 05, 2018

Warren, Booker, Colleagues Question ICE on Policy Allowing Increased Detention of Pregnant Women

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) today sent a letter to Deputy Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Thomas Homan, requesting information on a recent policy change allowing for the increased detention of pregnant women in ICE detention facilities, citing recent reports of mistreatment of pregnant women in ICE custody. The senators … Continue Reading


April 04, 2018

Warren Priorities Included in Senate’s Bipartisan Discussion Draft to Confront Opioid Crisis

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) applauded the release of bipartisan legislation to address the opioid crisis. Led by the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the discussion draft incorporates Senator Warren’s efforts to address the opioid epidemic, including:Disposal of Controlled Substances by Hospice Care Providers: This … Continue Reading


April 04, 2018

Warren Calls on Fed Chairman Powell to Commit to a Public Vote on Wells Fargo's Remediation Plans

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell calling on him to formally commit to a Board of Governors vote on whether Wells Fargo's remediation plans are satisfactory under the terms of the February 2, 2018 consent order between the Federal Reserve and Wells Fargo. She also asked Chairman Powell to commit to releasing as much of the third-party review of Wells Fargo's implementation of the plans. The … Continue Reading


April 03, 2018

Warren Statement on Appointment of John Williams as President of the New York Fed

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the below statement on John Williams being picked as the new head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York:"The Fed's Board of Governors and the New York Fed should go out of their way to solicit and consider public input when selecting a new president who will have so much influence over interest rates and Wall Street supervision - instead, they turned the process over to a handful of private individuals … Continue Reading


March 31, 2018

Senator Warren's Meeting Schedule in China

Beijing - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) held the following meetings and engagements in China on Friday, March 30th and Saturday, March 31st. Friday, March 30 Upon arrival in Beijing, Senator Warren met with U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad and received a briefing from State Department officials at the Embassy. She also met with the Marine Security Guards who protect the embassy as well as Foreign Service Officers and representatives from other U.S. government agencies … Continue Reading


March 29, 2018

Senator Warren Wall Street Journal Op-Ed: Republicans Remain Silent as Mulvaney's CFPB Ducks Oversight

Washington, DC - In an op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) discussed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) under the leadership of Acting Director Mick Mulvaney. Rebutting claims by Mr. Mulvaney and Congressional Republicans that the CFPB lacks accountability, Senator Warren explained that Congress designed the CFPB as the most accountable banking regulator and clearly defined the agency's mission and obligations. … Continue Reading


March 29, 2018

Senator Elizabeth Warren Visits South Korea

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today shared the following on Twitter during her visit to South Korea, the second stop on her Congressional Delegation trip to the Asia Pacific region this week. Senator Warren met with the following South Korean government officials during her visit: • Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha • Director of the National Security Office Chung Eui-yong • Minister of Trade Kim Hyun-chong Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren My … Continue Reading


March 29, 2018

Senator Warren & Rep. Cummings USA Today Op-Ed: Treat the opioid crisis like the HIV/AIDS epidemic

Washington, DC - In an op-ed published today by USA Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) announced their plans to introduce comprehensive legislation aimed at tackling the opioid crisis and addiction. The legislation, modeled after the Ryan White CARE Act, would send significant federal funds to local communities to provide treatment to those who need it, and invest in the science that will help us make progress in ending … Continue Reading


March 27, 2018

Senator Elizabeth Warren Visits Japan

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today shared the following on Twitter during her visit to Japan, the first stop on her Congressional Delegation trip to the Asia Pacific region this week. During her visit, Senator Warren met with the following Japanese government officials: Secretary-General of the National Security Secretariat Shotaro Yachi Minister of Foreign Affairs Tar? K?no State Minister of Defense Tomohiro Yamamoto Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren … Continue Reading


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

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