Press Releases

October 19, 2017

Senator Warren Delivers Keynote Address at NWLC’s 45th Anniversary Gala

Video available here (Facebook) Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks yesterday evening at the National Women's Law Center's (NWLC) 45th Anniversary Gala. She spoke about her experiences as a mother and proposed legislative solutions for lowering the cost of childcare, providing low-wage employees with more certainty about their work schedules, and investing in America's children. The full text of her remarks is below, and a video of her speech is … Continue Reading


October 19, 2017

Senator Warren, Colleagues Call on DHS to Take Concrete Steps to Ensure Accurate Accounting of Deceased Victims of Hurricane Maria

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today urged the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ensure the accuracy of the official fatality count in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, echoing similar calls from Representatives Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) and Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.). Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Ron Wyden … Continue Reading


October 18, 2017

Warren Statements on Opposing Anti-Worker, Anti-Student Trump Nominees

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today issued statements regarding the nominees for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and U.S. Department of Education (ED) that were considered in an executive session of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee this morning. Regarding the nominations of Patrick Pizzella to be Deputy Secretary of Labor, Cheryl Stanton to be DOL Wage and Hour Division Administrator, … Continue Reading


October 18, 2017

Warren Calls on Top Trump Economic Advisers to Clarify President's Position on Minimum Wage

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren today called on President Trump's top economic advisers to clarify the Administration's position on raising the minimum wage, and provide information on what policies it will pursue to ensure a living wage for American workers. "Given the contradiction between President Trump's support during his campaign for significantly raising the federal minimum wage and his actions since taking office, I respectfully request that you - the … Continue Reading


October 17, 2017

Electronic Privacy Expert Rotenberg Calls Warren-Schatz FREE Act "Excellent Proposal," Agrees Credit Industry Model Needs Reform

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing today on data security and credit bureaus, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) had an exchange with Marc Rotenberg, President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, about the importance of giving consumers more control over their own data, flaws in the credit reporting market, and the impact of data security on national security. The Senator highlighted her bill with Senator Brian Schatz … Continue Reading


October 13, 2017

Statement from Senator Warren on ACA Cost-Sharing Payments

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the below statement today following the announcement that President Trump plans to end federal cost-sharing payments that are vital to covering lower-income Americans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA): "Cutting off payments that help low-income families afford health insurance is petty, cruel, and just plain dumb. Republican and Democratic governors from around the country have urged Congress to hold down premiums. … Continue Reading


October 13, 2017

Following Inquiry from Warren, VA and Ginnie Mae Launch Joint Task Force to Crack Down on Mortgage Lenders Scamming Veterans

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren last month raised concerns that certain companies may be aggressively and misleadingly marketing the refinancing of mortgages backed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), generating fees for themselves at the expense of veterans and American taxpayers. Following her inquiry, Ginnie Mae publicly pledged to work with Senator Warren and other key federal agencies to hold lenders accountable, and announced the creation of a joint … Continue Reading


October 12, 2017

Senators Warren, Brown Issue Statement on DOL Settlement with Restaurant Associates

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) today issued the following statement in response to the Department of Labor's announcement that it would not debar Restaurant Associates, a cafeteria contractor that services the U.S. Capitol and other federal offices, from obtaining future government contracts due to allegations it had underpaid employees: "Federal contractors like Restaurant Associates that rely on taxpayer dollars should be held … Continue Reading


October 12, 2017

Warren Calls on DOJ Antitrust Division Leader to Recuse Himself from AT&T-Time Warner Merger Decision

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today urged Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Makan Delrahim to recuse himself from matters related to the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner, which is currently being reviewed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division. During Mr. Delrahim's confirmation process to lead the division, he would not commit to recusal, despite his previous statement that the merger did not pose a "major antitrust … Continue Reading


October 12, 2017

Warren, Markey, Capuano, Announce Over $425,000 in OSHA Grants for Massachusetts Non-Profits

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, and Congressman Michael E. Capuano, announced today that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded three Massachusetts non-profit organizations over $425,000 as part of the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. The funds will help educate and train workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces, and inform workers of their rights … Continue Reading


October 12, 2017

Warren, Murkowski Urge Trump to Officially Declare Opioid Epidemic a National Emergency and Take Action to Help States Combat Crisis

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) today sent a letter to President Donald Trump to express concern that he has not declared the nation's opioid epidemic a national emergency or taken meaningful actions, like those of Massachusetts and Alaska after declaring their own state-level emergencies, to address the crisis. The senators encouraged the President to heed the recommendation of the President's own Commission on Combating Drug … Continue Reading


October 12, 2017

Warren Presses Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith for More Answers on Data Breach

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter and a series of "Questions for the Record" to the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Equifax, Richard Smith, following up on a series of questions she submitted in advance of his testimony before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on the company's recent data breach. Senator Warren had previously sent multiple inquiries to Mr. Smith and Interim CEO Paulino do Rego Barros about … Continue Reading


October 11, 2017

Warren Questions Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan about Fake Accounts Scandal

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter and a series of "Questions for the Record" to Wells Fargo's Chief Executive Officer and President Tim Sloan, following up on their exchange during the hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on the Wells Fargo fake accounts scandal. During the hearing, Senator Warren questioned Mr. Sloan about his extensive involvement in the fake accounts scam, including his aggressive … Continue Reading


October 11, 2017

Warren, Murphy, Cortez Masto Lead Colleagues in Urging NIH to Renew Funding for Firearm Violence Research

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today led 24 of their colleagues in urging the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to renew a recently-lapsed funding opportunity for firearm violence research. Following the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, President Obama directed the Department of Health and Human Services to research the causes of gun violence and how it can be … Continue Reading


October 10, 2017

Statement from Senator Elizabeth Warren on Trump Administration's Repeal of Clean Power Plan

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's announcement that it will begin the process to repeal the 2015 Clean Power Plan: "The Clean Power Plan is about one thing: stopping big corporations from dumping dangerous amounts of carbon pollution into our air. But this Administration's only priority seems to be stuffing the pockets of Big Oil and Big Coal executives while American families are left … Continue Reading


October 10, 2017

Senator Warren, Colleagues Warn of Public Health Crisis in Puerto Rico, Urge HHS to Take Action

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and nine other senators to call on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide additional resources and better coordinate efforts on the ground in the face of a growing public health crisis in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricanes Irma and Maria to ensure that the more than 3.5 million Americans citizens living … Continue Reading


October 10, 2017

Senators Warren, Burr, Tillis, Cassidy, Kennedy Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Life of Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and John Kennedy (R-La.) introduced a resolution honoring the life and achievements of Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook (1928 - 2017), who was the first African American to hold either a regular or tenured faculty appointment at a predominantly white southern college or university, and who passed away this year at the age of 88. "Dr. Cook was a leader in education and … Continue Reading


October 10, 2017

Investigation Shows Trump Transition Ignored Ethics Officials and Refused to Cooperate with GAO

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released a report compiled by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) at the Members' request showing the Trump Transition Team consistently ignored advice from the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) - resulting in ethical crises that extended beyond the transition period into … Continue Reading


October 06, 2017

Statement from Senator Elizabeth Warren on CFPB's New Payday Lending Rule

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren issued the following statement after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its new rule on payday lending: "Payday lenders don't make their high profits on ordinary small-dollar loans. The big bucks come from trapping a portion of the borrowers in a cycle of debt that crushes families and sucks money out of communities that can least afford it. The CFPB's new rule will stop these abuses and, once again, help level the playing … Continue Reading


October 06, 2017

Senator Warren Statement on Trump Administration Birth Control Rule

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration's announcement of new rules to roll back the Affordable Care Act requirement that all health insurance plans cover birth control: "News flash to Republicans: The year is 2017, not 1917. Evidently, the Republicans believe that the single most important issue facing our nation is to change the law so that employers can deny women access to birth … Continue Reading

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