Press Releases

March 06, 2019

Senator Warren and Colleagues Demand Answers on Shamefully Weak SEC Settlement with Corinthian College Executives

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) in sending a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton seeking answers about last week's feeble settlement with two top Corinthian College executives who materially misled the public about the … Continue Reading

March 05, 2019

Senator Warren Discusses Importance of Vaccines to Preventing and Controlling Disease Outbreaks

SENATOR WARREN: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. So we've heard today about how important vaccines are to preventing and controlling many diseases, and I want to zero in on one that we are battling right now in Massachusetts. Since last April, 318 outbreak-associated cases of acute hepatitis A virus have been reported in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Hep A is a contagious virus that causes liver infection. Older children and adults who acquire the hepatitis A virus can experience a slew of … Continue Reading

March 05, 2019

Warren, Jayapal Release T-Mobile Responses to Their Inquiry About Trump International Hotel Patronage

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) today released T-Mobile's responses to their February 6, 2019 letter inquiring about reports that T-Mobile executives started to regularly patronize President Trump's hotel in Washington D.C. immediately after announcing a proposed merger with its rival, Sprint, and asking T-Mobile to share the amount spent at the Trump property between April 2018, when the proposed merger was … Continue Reading

March 01, 2019

Warren, Blumenthal, Menendez, and Sanders Call on Congressional Leadership to Address Expiring Food and Nutrition Benefits for Puerto Rico in Final Disaster Relief Bill

Washington, DC - As negotiations continue on a supplemental disaster relief bill, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called on Congressional leadership to ensure that the final package address the imminent expiration of food and other nutritional benefits for thousands of eligible Puerto Ricans. Unlike fellow U.S. citizens living in the 50 states, Washington, D.C., Guam and the United … Continue Reading

February 28, 2019

Senators Warren and Rubio Reintroduce Bill to Protect Jobs for Workers Struggling with Student Loans

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today reintroduced the Protecting Job Opportunities for Borrowers (Protecting JOBs) Act (S.609), legislation that would help to ensure borrowers are not inhibited from working solely because they fell behind on their federal student loan payments. Specifically, the Protecting JOBs Act would prevent states from suspending, revoking or denying state professional, teaching, or driver's licenses … Continue Reading

February 28, 2019

Warren Joins Whitehouse, Cotton, Moulton, and King in Reintroducing ALS Disability Insurance Access Act

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Representatives Seth Moulton (MA-06) and Peter King (NY-02) in reintroducing the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act. The bipartisan bill would eliminate the five-month waiting period before ALS patients can receive the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits they earned by contributing to Social Security. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, … Continue Reading

February 28, 2019

Senators Warren and Blumenthal Investigate Interior Nominee and Former Lobbyist David Bernhardt's Conflicts of Interest

  Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today sent a letter to the Designated Agency Ethics Official, Scott de la Vega, at the U.S. Department of the Interior Ethics Office (DEO) and to the Deputy Inspector General, Mary Kendall, at the U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Inspector General, expressing concern over conflicts of interest and potential ethics violations by David Bernhardt, the Acting Secretary of the Department … Continue Reading

February 28, 2019

Warren, Booker, Deutch Investigate Private Prisoner Transport Company Following Reports of Inhumane and Unsafe Conditions

Washington, DC ­- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Representative Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) sent a letter to Joel Brasfield, President of Prisoner Transportation Services, LLC (PTS), a private prisoner transport company that contracts with state and local law enforcement agencies and correctional facilities to transport pretrial arrestees and prisoners across interstate or intrastate jurisdictional lines. PTS and its subsidiaries have come under … Continue Reading

February 27, 2019

Western Massachusetts Communities to be Included in Health Study of Harmful Chemicals

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) applauded an announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) that Hampden County and the Barnes Air Reserve Base surrounding area will be included in a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) health study to determine the health effects of occupational exposure of PFAS. PFAS are harmful chemicals that can be found in a type of … Continue Reading

February 26, 2019

Warren, Colleagues Continue to Call for HELP Committee Hearings on Hurricanes' Impact on Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with five of her colleagues on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, sent a letter to HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) to once again request that the Committee hold hearings to assess the challenges facing the health and educational systems in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Senator Warren was joined by Senators Bernie … Continue Reading

February 26, 2019

Warren Joins Bipartisan Group to Improve VA Outreach to Native American Veterans

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has cosponsored the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Tribal Advisory Committee Act, which Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) reintroduced this month.The bipartisan bill would establish a VA Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs, improving the VA's outreach, health care and benefits for Native Americans. The Committee will facilitate … Continue Reading

February 22, 2019

Newly-Released GAO Report on Workplace Safety Among DOD Contractors Suggests Rampant Labor Law Violations

Washington, DC - The Government Accountability Office released a new report yesterday, as required by a 2018 defense bill provision secured by United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), indicating widespread, serious workplace safety violations among Department of Defense (DOD) contractors and gaps in DOD's process for reviewing prospective contractors' safety records.DOD spends hundreds of billions of dollars each year on goods and services provided by contractors and … Continue Reading

February 22, 2019

Following Revelations About Fraud at Wells Fargo, Sen. Warren Writes to Fed Chair: Don't Remove Growth Cap Until Tim Sloan is Fired

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wrote to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell once again urging him not to lift growth cap restrictions on Wells Fargo until Tim Sloan is removed from his role as CEO. Her letter comes in the wake of a deeply troubling new report in Capitol Forum that reveals that, beginning in 2016, employees in the Wholesale Banking division of Wells Fargo "routinely falsified clients' signatures and otherwise doctored paperwork" in … Continue Reading

February 22, 2019

Warren Seeks Answers from DOD & State Department on Reports of American Weapons Transferred to Suspected Terrorists and Militias

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) yesterday sent a letter to Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting information on the suspected retransfer of American weapons from foreign governments to suspected terrorists, armed militias, and other unauthorized third-party, non-state actors. Senator Warren's letter follows a recent investigation by CNN, which found that "Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners have … Continue Reading

February 21, 2019

Warren Joins Klobuchar and Senate Colleagues in Letter Pressing Department of Education to Address Backlog of Student Loan Forgiveness Requests

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) in a letter pressing the Department of Education to immediately address the backlog of federal student loan forgiveness requests from borrowers impacted by predatory practices. Also joining in this effort are Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Dianne Feinstein … Continue Reading

February 18, 2019

Warren Unveils Universal Child Care and Early Learning Proposal

| Warren's 2017 NWLC Remarks on Child Care | Warren's Ultra-Millionaire Tax Proposal Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today unveiled a proposal outlining the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act, a comprehensive plan to provide millions of families with free, high-quality child care and early learning options and to ensure that every family in the country can affordably access these services. Over the past generation, wages have effectively remained … Continue Reading

February 18, 2019

Warren, Daines, Duckworth Introduce Bipartisan Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Steve Daines (Mont.), and Tammy Duckworth (Ill.) today introduced the Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act. The bill requires most federal buildings to have dedicated rooms for breastfeeding mothers. “Breastfeeding has significant benefits for the health and wellbeing of a baby and it's mother," said Senator Warren. "Mothers deserve the flexibility to be able to breastfeed or pump as needed. It is well past time … Continue Reading

February 15, 2019

Senator Warren Statement on Change in Leadership at Columbia Gas

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement following the news that Mark Kempic will take over as President and COO of Columbia Gas after the current President Steve Bryant retires on May 1st: "A change in leadership can be a move in the right direction, but this disaster wasn't caused solely by one person. We need Columbia Gas and its parent company NiSource to stop putting profits over safety and to completely overhaul their work … Continue Reading

February 15, 2019

Warren Joins Tester, Boozman to Renew Effort to Pass Landmark Legislation to Support Women Veterans

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) yesterday in reintroducing bipartisan legislation, the Deborah Sampson Act, to support women veterans.Women are the fastest growing group of veterans, but many VA facilities don’t have the ability to provide equitable care or services to women veterans. The Deborah Sampson Act would eliminate barriers to care and services that many women veterans face and would … Continue Reading

February 15, 2019

Senators Warren, Alexander Are Encouraged By HHS Secretary Azar's Comments on the Department's Work to Pay for Health Care Based on Value, Rather Than Volume

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), encouraged by HHS Secretary Alex Azar's comments on the value of mandatory models, sent a letter to the Secretary yesterday to gather more information regarding the Department's use of mandatory models to test alternative health care payment methods. As health care costs continue to rise, it is imperative that the federal government continue efforts to deliver high-quality care to Medicare and … Continue Reading

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