Press Releases

September 26, 2017

Warren Joins Colleagues in Calling for Immediate Congressional Help for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and eight of their colleagues in writing to Republican leadership, requesting that Congress be allowed to swiftly take up legislation that provides the necessary help to the U.S. citizens living in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands impacted by Hurricanes Maria and Irma. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Tammy Duckworth … Continue Reading


September 25, 2017

Senator Warren Delivers Floor Speech in Support of CFPB Forced Arbitration Rule, Ahead of Possible GOP Repeal Vote Tomorrow

. Remarks by Senator Elizabeth WarrenSeptember 25, 2017*As Prepared for Delivery* Wells Fargo creates 3.5 million fake accounts, charging customers fees and ruining credit scores. Equifax lets hackers steal personal information on 143 million Americans, putting nearly 60% of American adults at risk of identity theft. The Republican Party's response? Take away your legal rights to hold companies like Wells Fargo and Equifax accountable. I know it sounds nuts. But it's true. Here's the … Continue Reading


September 23, 2017

Senator Warren, Colleagues Urge President to Fully Fund Disaster Response in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and three other senators to call on President Trump to waive the local cost-sharing requirement for the hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands and for the federal government to fully cover recovery expenses. The senators noted the challenging financial situation and extensive damage in both jurisdictions in calling for the waiver. "We are concerned Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin … Continue Reading


September 22, 2017

Senator Warren Expands Equifax Investigation with Three New Information Requests

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today expanded her investigation into the causes of the recent Equifax breach, the company's response, and possible next steps to address problems at credit reporting agencies and better protect consumers. The Senator wrote to the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Equifax's Board of Directors, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to request additional information as she continues her investigation. … Continue Reading


September 20, 2017

Warren Urges EEOC Chair Nominee to Prevent Employers from Discriminating Based on Credit Histories

Washington, DC - At a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing yesterday, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Ms. Janet Dhillon, nominated by President Trump to Chair the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), about her willingness to take action against employers who use credit histories to discriminate against people of color, who are often negatively impacted by their credit reports and penalized as a result. The Senator noted that about half of … Continue Reading


September 20, 2017

Sens. Warren, Brown, Gillibrand, Rep. Sherman Introduce Legislation to Protect Workers Ahead of Upcoming NAFTA Renegotiations

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) today introduced the Protecting Workers and Improving Labor Standards Act, to prohibit states from introducing laws that make it harder for workers to form unions and fight for higher wages and better working conditions. The legislation introduced today would repeal Section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act, which currently gives states the ability to ban union security … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Senators Warren and Murray Applaud Senate Passage of NDAA with Inclusion of Borrower Benefits for Servicemembers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today applauded the inclusion of a student borrower provision in the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the Senate this week. The legislation would ensure that military student loan borrowers receive the benefits to which they are entitled by law. Servicemembers are eligible for a number of federal student … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Senators Warren and Murray Applaud Senate Passage of NDAA with Inclusion of Borrower Benefits for Servicemembers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today applauded the inclusion of a student borrower provision in the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the Senate this week. The legislation would ensure that military student loan borrowers receive the benefits to which they are entitled by law. Servicemembers are eligible for a number of federal student … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Senators to Trump: Fill Diplomatic Appointments Key to Addressing North Korea Crisis

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and 8 other Senate Democrats in calling on President Trump to fill the vacancies for U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, officially known as the Republic of Korea (ROK), Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs. These key positions have gone unfilled in the over eight months of the Trump presidency. In the wake … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Warren Urges U.S. Trade Rep to Remove ISDS Provisions During Next Round of NAFTA Negotiations

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), today wrote to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, urging him to push for the removal of investor-state dispute settlements (ISDS) provisions as he renegotiates the terms for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). These provisions give multi-national corporations special rights to challenge American laws in corporate courts without ever stepping foot in the United States. ISDS allows corporations to be … Continue Reading


September 18, 2017

NDAA Passes Senate, Includes Numerous Provisions Led by Senator Elizabeth Warren

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today applauded the Senate's passage of the critical National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, which included multiple provisions she spearheaded. Senator Warren successfully fought for the inclusion of several major legislative priorities focused on improving the lives of servicemembers and their families, securing funding for Massachusetts military priorities, and … Continue Reading


September 18, 2017

Warren and Brown Urge Cordray to Continue Protecting Students Despite Roadblocks by DeVos

Washington, DC - In a letter sent today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) urged Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Rich Cordray to continue the CFPB's work to protect students from "unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts" by federal student loan servicers and debt collectors. The letter followed an announcement by Education Department (ED) Secretary Betsy DeVos that ED has terminated information … Continue Reading


September 15, 2017

Cornyn, Warren Bill to Streamline Process for Veterans Applying for Commercial Drivers’ Licenses Passes Senate

Washington, DC - The Jobs for Our Heroes Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), passed the Senate yesterday. The legislation, which streamlines the process by which active-duty military, reservists and veterans apply for Commercial Driver's Licenses (CDLs), is cosponsored by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), John Thune (R-SD), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Dan … Continue Reading


September 15, 2017

Warren Launches Investigation into Equifax Breach with Letters to Equifax, TransUnion, Experian, FTC, CFPB, GAO

Washington, DC - Following the recent data breach at Equifax and the company's delayed and lackluster response, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent letters to credit reporting agencies Equifax, TransUnion and Experian; to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on oversight actions prior to and following the breach; and to the Government Accountability Office to request a thorough investigation into consumer data security. The … Continue Reading


September 15, 2017

Warren, Schatz Introduce Legislation to Give Control of Credit Information Back to Consumers, Protect Personal Data Following Equifax Hack

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) today introduced the Freedom from Equifax Exploitation (FREE) Act to give control over credit and personal information back to consumers. The Equifax hack announced last week, which compromised the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans, highlighted just how little control consumers have over the collection, use, and sale of their own credit data. "Credit reporting agencies … Continue Reading


September 14, 2017

Senator Warren Introduces Legislation to Prohibit Employers from Requiring Credit Report Disclosure

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today reintroduced the Equal Employment for All Act to prohibit employers from requiring potential employees to disclose their credit history as part of the job application process. The need for legislation has increased recently, as the Equifax breach compromised millions of Americans' security and jeopardized their credit. It was previously thought that credit history may provide insight into an individual's character, but … Continue Reading


September 14, 2017

Following Warren Letter, Ginnie Mae Announces New Task Force to Crack Down on Lenders that Scam Veterans

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today praised Ginnie Mae's commitment to crack down on lenders who aggressively and deceptively market refinancing mortgages backed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in an effort to generate profits for themselves at the expense of veterans and American taxpayers. The Senator raised concerns about this problem in a letter sent last week to Ginnie Mae, the government corporation responsible for approving lenders to … Continue Reading


September 12, 2017

Responses from Bank CEOs Demonstrate Positive Impact of CFPB Arbitration Rule, Undermine Industry Case for Reversal

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released responses from the CEOs of sixteen of the largest consumer banks in the country, following a request she sent last month asking for information about their bank's use of forced arbitration clauses and their position on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) recently issued arbitration rule. "Despite the claims of their paid lobbyists, not a single one of the sixteen CEOs I wrote was willing to … Continue Reading


September 12, 2017

Senators Warren and Lee Introduce Bipartisan Legislation Preventing Development of Nuclear-Capable Intermediate-Range Missile

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) today introduced legislation that would prevent authorization of funding for the research and development of a new intermediate-range missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead until the Department of Defense certifies that such a system is needed. As signatories of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, both the United States and Russia are prohibited from testing and deploying this … Continue Reading


September 12, 2017

Warren and Tillis Introduce Bipartisan Legislation Requiring DOD Report on Cyber Security Risks to National Electric Grid

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) today introduced the Securing the Electric Grid to Protect Military Readiness Act of 2017, requiring the Department of Defense (DOD) to issue a one-time report on significant security risks to the national electric grid and the effects of those risks on military readiness. "The success of our military operations depends significantly upon maintaining a stable and secure electrical grid here at home," said … Continue Reading

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