Press Releases

September 06, 2019

Mass. Congressional Delegation Announces Over $5.8 Million in Grants to Massachusetts Fire Departments

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), William Keating (D-MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), and Seth Moulton (D-MA-06) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded over $5.8 million in federal grants to aid Massachusetts firefighters.Awarded through FEMA's Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG), Staffing … Continue Reading


September 06, 2019

Senator Warren’s Statement Condemning the Trump Administration’s Housing Reform Plan

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s newly-announced Treasury Housing Reform Plan and Department of Housing and Urban Development Housing Finance Reform Plan.“In the middle of a housing affordability crisis, when the gap between the Black and white homeownership rates is as big as it was when housing discrimination was legal, the Trump Administration wants to make it harder for … Continue Reading


September 05, 2019

Senator Warren Demands Answers from Regulators About How Wells Fargo Was Able to Charge Overdraft Fees After Falsely Telling Customers Their Accounts Were Closed

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) last week sent letters to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Jay Clayton, and Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting, expressing concern that Wells Fargo executives may have once again intentionally misled investors-this time about the strength of their customer base. A recent New York Times report suggested that Wells Fargo keeps … Continue Reading


September 05, 2019

Warren Raises Questions about Vice President Pence's Stay at Trump International Property in Doonbeg, Ireland, at the "Suggestion" of the President

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) yesterday sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo raising a series of questions about Vice President Mike Pence's recent stay at President Trump's Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Doonbeg while in Ireland on official government business.Earlier this week, reports emerged that Vice President Pence and his staff patronized President Donald Trump's Hotel in Doonbeg, Ireland, traveling over 140 miles each day to Dublin … Continue Reading


September 05, 2019

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Awarded Federal Grants to Combat Opioid Crisis

Under Warren's CARE Act, Massachusetts Would Receive an Estimated $120.1 Million Per Year in State and Local Formula Grants, With Opportunity to Apply for Additional Competitive FundingBoston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), William Keating (D-MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton … Continue Reading


September 04, 2019

Warren Joins Durbin, Dem. Senators Calling for DeVos to Respect Automatic Closed School Discharges for Former ITT Tech Student Borrowers

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), today in sending a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos calling for automatic closed school discharges for former ITT Tech (ITT) student borrowers. The 2016 borrower defense rule—which is still in effect despite DeVos’ recently-released revised rule eliminating protections for students—provides … Continue Reading


August 30, 2019

Lawmakers Lead Bicameral Investigation into the Elimination of Medical Deferred Action

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), along with Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Immigration and Citizenship Subcommitee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Representatives Judy Chu (D-Calif.), Lou Correa (D-Calif.), Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.), and other lawmakers, penned a letter to Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kevin McAleenan, Acting U.S. Customs and Immigration Services … Continue Reading


August 30, 2019

Mass. Lawmakers Announce Nearly $3.1 Million in Grants to Aid Massachusetts Fire Departments

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), William Keating (D-MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded 23 fire departments in Massachusetts approximately $3.1 million in federal grants.The funding, which was awarded through FEMA's Assistance to … Continue Reading


August 28, 2019

Senator Warren and Colleagues Urge EPA to Reconsider Allowing Expanded Use of Antibiotics as Pesticides and Ignoring Threats to Public Health

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and U.S. Representatives Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee's Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), and Harley Rouda (D-Calif.), today sounded alarm bells over the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decisions to allow an unprecedented expansion of the use of the … Continue Reading


August 28, 2019

Warren, Markey, Pressley Seek Answers from USCIS on Suspension of Asylum Interviews in Boston Office

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), along with Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), sent a letter to Ken Cuccinelli, Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), expressing their strong opposition to the agency's decision to indefinitely suspend new asylum interviews in the Boston Asylum Sub-Office and re-assign staff to the southern border. The decision essentially freezes 40,000 pending asylum … Continue Reading


August 24, 2019

Senator Warren Questions Appointment of Student Loan Industry Executive as Nation's Top Student Loan Watchdog

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent letters to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman Appointee Robert Cameron regarding her concerns that Cameron, a former student loan servicing executive, has been selected as the nation's top student loan watchdog responsible for protecting student loan borrowers.The Student Loan Ombudsman at the CFPB is … Continue Reading


August 23, 2019

Mass. Congressional Delegation Announces $41.1 Million Grant to Modernize Rail Infrastructure at South Station

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), William Keating (D-MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), today announced that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will receive over $41 million in competitive grant funding through the U.S. … Continue Reading


August 22, 2019

After Years of Pressure, Warren, Murray Applaud Trump Administration Finally Implementing Automatic Student Debt Relief to Veterans with Disabilities

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statements today on the Trump administration announcing it will finally begin to automatically discharge student loans of veterans who have been severely disabled from injuries they sustained from combat or other military service. The move comes after years of pressure from senators … Continue Reading


August 22, 2019

Senator Warren Condemns Trump Administration Decision to Suspend Asylum Processing in Boston

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement condemning the Trump Administration's decision to redirect asylum officers in Boston and Newark to the southwest border and suspend all new asylum applications in Boston."The Trump administration's recent decision to suspend processing of new asylum applications in Boston is part of its shameful campaign to prevent people fleeing violence from finding refuge in the U.S." said Senator Warren. "If … Continue Reading


August 21, 2019

Warren Demands Answers Following Report that Wells Fargo Charged Customers Fees on "Closed" Accounts

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Wells Fargo & Company requesting information about a new report that the bank kept accounts active for months after they had been closed by customers and charged customers hundreds or even thousands of dollars in overdraft fees for charges made against these "closed" accounts. Since reports emerged nearly three years ago that Wells Fargo had opened millions of fake accounts, regulators and … Continue Reading


August 21, 2019

Warren Leads Call in the Senate to Ban Low-Yield Nuclear Missiles Deployment and Extend New START Treaty in Final Defense Authorization Bill

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with 17 of her Senate colleagues, sent a letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-R.I.) urging them to include three key nuclear weapons provisions in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. The provisions, which were included in the House-passed NDAA, would ban the deployment of the W76-2 low-yield nuclear warhead, … Continue Reading


August 20, 2019

Senator Warren Statement on NOAA Settlement with Carlos Rafael

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement today following news that the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has reached a settlement of the civil case against Carlos Rafael:"The U.S. Department of Commerce and the NOAA should do everything in their power to ensure that all of the fishing permits Carlos Rafael held remain in the Port of New Bedford. These permits sustain an industry that has been part of the fabric and … Continue Reading


August 20, 2019

Warren Seeks Answers from DOJ and US Attorneys on Weak Settlements with Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland for Their Roles in the 2008 Financial Crisis

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent letters to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Attorneys' Offices (USAOs) for Massachusetts and the Eastern District of New York requesting information about recent settlements finalized with Barclays Capital Inc. (Barclays) and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) for their role in the 2008 financial crisis. The senator's letters follow recent reports that "well-connected lawyers" representing the two major … Continue Reading


August 16, 2019

Congresswoman Haaland and Senator Warren Release Legislative Proposal to Address Chronic Underfunding and Barriers to Sovereignty in Indian Country

Washington, DC - United States Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus and the first Native woman to preside over the House floor during the 116th Congress, and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released a proposal for a forthcoming bill, the Honoring Promises to Native Nations Act. The legislation will address chronic underfunding and barriers to sovereignty in Indian Country and hold the federal government accountable for … Continue Reading


August 15, 2019

Warren, Krishnamoorthi, Pressley, Porter, Press CFPB for Documents on Bureau Proposals to Exempt Fintech Companies from Anti-Discrimination Laws

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representatives Raja Kristhnamoorthi (D-Ill.), the Chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Katie Porter (D-Calif.), wrote to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger, requesting information regarding a new proposal that would indefinitely exempt financial technology companies from complying with consumer protection … Continue Reading

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