Press Releases

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


March 09, 2018

Senator Warren Delivers Third Floor Speech in Series Against Senate Bank Deregulation Bill

Video (Facebook)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. In her remarks, Senator Warren spoke about the history of financial deregulation in America.The full text of her remarks, as prepared for delivery, is available below.Remarks by Senator Elizabeth Warren *As prepared for delivery* March 8, 2018Ten years ago, millions of American families were on … Continue Reading


March 08, 2018

Warren: I Have to Call It Like I See it on #BankLobbyistAct

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today wrote a Medium post about the Senate's effort to roll back rules on the biggest banks in the country.I ran for the United States Senate because I wanted to protect working families from another financial crisis. I spent most of my adult life studying how America's middle class was getting squeezed by rising costs and stagnant wages. The 2008 financial crisis was a punch to the gut for a lot of those families - and … Continue Reading


March 07, 2018

Warren Releases 17 Amendments Filed to Senate Bank Deregulation Bill

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) filed 17 amendments to demonstrate serious flaws with the Senate's legislation to roll back rules on the biggest banks in the country. The amendments include prohibiting rolling back the rules on any big bank that got more than $1 billion in bailout money, striking provisions of the bill that exclusively benefit the biggest Wall Street banks, imposing mandatory penalties on companies like Equifax when they lose consumer … Continue Reading


March 07, 2018

Senator Warren Outlines How Bank Deregulation Bill Poses Risk to Economy

Washington, DC ­- In a floor speech delivered today on the Senate floor, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) continued speaking out against the Senate's effort to roll back the rules on the biggest banks in the country. In her remarks, Senator Warren discussed how, in addition to hurting American consumers, the legislation to deregulate these banks will increase the risk of another economic meltdown.The speech is the second of three floor speeches that Senator Warren … Continue Reading


March 07, 2018

Warren Leads Senators Urging NLRB to Allow McDonald's Joint-Employer Case to Advance

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led a group of five senators writing to Peter Robb, General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), requesting that he allow the trial in the McDonald's joint-employer case to proceed so that a judge may rule on McDonald's liability. The McDonald's case, which involves hundreds of allegations that the company unlawfully harassed and fired workers organizing for higher wages, has been in trial before an … Continue Reading


March 06, 2018

Senator Warren Discusses Negative Impact of Bank Deregulation Bill on American Consumers

Video (Facebook)Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor in which she spoke out against the Senate's effort to deregulate big banks 10 years after the financial crisis. In her remarks, Senator Warren discussed how the bank deregulation bill would hurt consumers and make it easier for banks to engage in discriminatory behavior and offer risky home loans to consumers who can't afford them.The speech is the first in a … Continue Reading


March 06, 2018

Warren Introduces Legislation to Compensate Investors Cheated by Brokers and Dealers

Bill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today introduced the Compensation for Cheated Investors Act which would direct the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to use its existing authority to compensate investors for unpaid arbitration awards against FINRA members. Investors don't win very often in the arbitration process - and when they do, they often don't get paid. According to a December 2015 report by FINRA's Dispute … Continue Reading


March 06, 2018

Warren, Blumenthal, Sanders Press FEMA on Preparations for Upcoming Hurricane Season

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today sent a letter to Brock Long, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), requesting information on the agency's plans to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season following the devastation in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The letter comes as early predictions suggest that … Continue Reading


March 02, 2018

Warren Questions Trump's ONDCP Nominee James Carroll Ahead of Confirmation Hearing

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to President Trump's nominee for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director James Carroll, requesting information on his public health and addiction policy experience and on how he would use the role of ONDCP Director to strengthen the White House's weak response to the opioid crisis. The ONDCP plays a critical role in directing the Trump Administration's response to the opioid epidemic, … Continue Reading

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