Press Releases

November 08, 2019

Warren, Cassidy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Student Veterans' Housing Benefits During Natural Disasters

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), member of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs today introduced legislation to protect student veterans from losing their housing benefits in the event a natural disaster.Under current law, veterans' housing benefits could end if a natural disaster closes a school for longer than a month. The Strengthening Disaster Assistance for … Continue Reading


November 07, 2019

Senators Warren and Duckworth Introduce Bill to Increase Veterans’ Access to Contraceptives

 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Combat Veteran and SASC member, introduced the Access to Contraception Expansion for Veterans (ACE Veterans) Act, legislation that would increase access to contraceptives. The bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14).  The ACE Veterans Act would … Continue Reading


November 06, 2019

Senator Warren Reintroduces the Medical Innovation Act

 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today announced the reintroduction of the Medical Innovation Act. The bill, along with companion legislation reintroduced today by Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.), would increase funding for critical medical research by requiring large pharmaceutical companies that are accused of breaking the law and settle allegations of criminal wrongdoing with the federal government to reinvest a small percentage of their profits in … Continue Reading


November 05, 2019

Warren, Murkowski, McSally, Tester, Harris, Sullivan, Gillibrand and Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Honor Women Veterans

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), SASC member and 26-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), SASC and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee member, Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), SASC member and Ranking Member of the Military … Continue Reading


November 05, 2019

Senators Warren and Murray Raise New Questions About FDA Proposal to Weaken Approval Pathway for Certain Medical Devices

  Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee and U.S. Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) sent a letter to Acting Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Brett Giroir and FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Director Jeffrey Shuren calling for clarity and raising new concerns about the agency’s legislative proposal for a … Continue Reading


November 04, 2019

Senator Warren Cosponsors Resolution Recognizing November 2019 as Native American Heritage Month

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released the following statement as she once again cosponsored a resolution to recognize November as Native American Heritage Month, a time for celebrating the heritages and cultures of Native Americans and the contributions of Native Americans to the United States. "I am deeply proud to work shoulder to shoulder with, learn from, and represent the federally recognized tribal nations of my home state—the Wampanoag … Continue Reading


November 04, 2019

Senator Warren Statement on Holtec Exemption from Emergency Planning Requirements at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement today following news federal regulators at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plan to exempt Holtec International from emergency planning regulations as the firm works to decommission the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station:"I'm disappointed to learn Holtec will be exempt from important emergency preparation and planning safeguards as it decommissions the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station," said Senator … Continue Reading


November 04, 2019

Senators Warren and Markey Commend Early Release of Home Heating Funding for Massachusetts Residents but Express Concern Over Reduction in Funding from Previous Years

Washington, DC - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) released early $114 million of Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding to Massachusetts. This funding, which includes $171,424 for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, represents a decrease in funding for the second straight year under the Trump administration. “This early release of LIHEAP funding is critical for … Continue Reading


November 04, 2019

Senator Warren Joins Senate Colleagues in New Push to Renew Funding for Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Education

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and 35 of their colleagues in a new push to pass funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions (MSIs). In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the senators called for the immediate passage of Senator Jones’ bipartisan FUTURE Act legislation, … Continue Reading


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

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