Press Releases

June 29, 2017

Office of Government Ethics Reports Top White House Ethics Official to White House Counsel for Potential Ethics Breach

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), today released a letter from the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), responding to a previous inquiry about whether Stefan Passantino, President Trump's Deputy White House Counsel and Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO), appropriately followed … Continue Reading


June 27, 2017

Brown, Reed, Menendez, Warren: "Stress Test" Shows Dodd-Frank Working

Washington, DC - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee - and his Banking Committee colleagues U.S. Sens. Jack Reed (D-RI), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said today that the strong performance of U.S. banks in the stress test is further proof that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is working and now is not the time to roll back the protections put in place following the 2008 … Continue Reading


June 26, 2017

Senator Elizabeth Warren Introduces Bill to Prevent and Treat Gambling Disorder Among Servicemembers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren today introduced The Preventing and Treating Gambling Disorder in the Military Act of 2017. The legislation would require the Department of Defense (DOD) to screen servicemembers for gambling disorder in both the Annual Periodic Health Assessment and the Health Related Behavior Surveys. This legislation would implement recommendations from a 2017 report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the product of a study initially proposed by … Continue Reading


June 23, 2017

As White House Prepares Gift to Big Pharma, Sen. Franken and Lawmakers Press President Trump to Get Behind Real Solutions to Bring Down Prescription Drug Costs

Washington, DC - As the White House prepares to gift the big pharmaceutical companies with an executive order that reportedly favors the industry over consumers, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.), along with a wide group of Senate and House Democrats in pushing President Donald Trump to get behind real solutions to bring down the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs, one of the central reasons why health care costs are rising. An overwhelming … Continue Reading


June 22, 2017

Warren and Markey Request Federal Risk Assessment of Weymouth Compressor Station

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey have called on the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) to conduct a risk assessment of the proposed natural gas compressor station that energy company Enbridge plans for Weymouth. In a letter to PHMSA, the senators cited the proximity of the proposed compressor station site to hundreds of homes, to dozens of schools, and to area sewage facilities, … Continue Reading


June 22, 2017

Warren and Markey Request Federal Risk Assessment of Weymouth Compressor Station

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey have called on the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) to conduct a risk assessment of the proposed natural gas compressor station that energy company Enbridge plans for Weymouth. In a letter to PHMSA, the senators cited the proximity of the proposed compressor station site to hundreds of homes, to dozens of schools, and to area sewage facilities, … Continue Reading


June 22, 2017

Senator Warren Delivers Remarks on the Republican Health Care Bill

Video available here Washington, DC - In a floor speech on Thursday afternoon, Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke about the newly-released Republican health bill. The text of her remarks is below, and a video of her speech is available here. Remarks by Senator Elizabeth WarrenJune 22, 2017 Today, we finally got a look at the monstrosity of a bill that Republicans have been hiding behind closed doors for weeks. Yes, it is finally clear how the Republicans were spending their time, locked in those … Continue Reading


June 22, 2017

Warren, DeLauro, Durbin, Brown, and Harris Urge Careful Review by Accreditors of EDMC's Sale of For-Profit Colleges

Washington, DC - In a letter to the heads of several regional college accreditors, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) today called for close scrutiny of the proposed sale of the Education Management Corporation's (EDMC) for-profit college chains to The Dream Center Foundation. The proposed sale would allow EDMC's schools, including Argosy University, South … Continue Reading


June 22, 2017

Warren, Cornyn, Duckworth and Tillis Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Veterans Transition to Civilian Truck Driving Jobs

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) today introduced the Active Duty Voluntary Acquisition of Necessary Credentials for Employment (ADVANCE) Act, bipartisan legislation that would ease the transition for veterans seeking civilian employment as truck drivers. The bill would streamline the process for trained servicemembers to acquire commercial driver's licenses (CDL). "Veterans who have … Continue Reading


June 21, 2017

Warren Joins Coalition of Senators in Pressuring Justice Department to Reject AT&T-Time Warner Merger if Harms to Consumers Outweigh Benefits

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined a coalition of 11 Senate Democrats in pressuring the Department of Justice (DOJ) to reject AT&T's massive $85 billion bid to acquire Time Warner if it determines that the significant harms to American consumers arising from the deal outweigh any alleged benefits. In a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the senators made the case that allowing this proposed merger to move forward-in what would be yet … Continue Reading


June 21, 2017

DeLauro and Warren Lead Members in Reintroducing Schedules That Work Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led Members of Congress in reintroducing the Schedules That Work Act, legislation that would help ensure that low-wage employees have more certainty about their work schedules and income. Additional cosponsors include 72 House Members, along with Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sherrod Brown … Continue Reading


June 19, 2017

After Government Watchdog Cites "Problematic" Waiver, Sens. Warren, Markey, Whitehouse, and Hirono ask White House to Clarify Bannon's Compliance with Ethics Laws

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) today sent a letter to Stefan Passantino, Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO) at the White House, requesting clarification on White House senior advisor Steve Bannon's compliance with federal ethics laws. "Earlier this month, we received new information from the Office of Government Ethics indicating that Steven Bannon may have violated … Continue Reading


June 19, 2017

Sens. Warren, Lee, Wyden, Scott Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Graduate Students Build Retirement Savings

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), today introduced the Graduate Student Savings Act of 2017, which would allow funds from a graduate student's stipend or fellowship to be deposited into an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). While fellowship or stipend funding currently is taxed as income by federal and state governments, it does not qualify as "compensation" and so cannot be saved in an IRA. … Continue Reading


June 19, 2017

Warren Urges Fed to Remove 12 Wells Fargo Board Members Following Fake Accounts Scandal

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday urged the Federal Reserve to remove 12 current members of the Wells Fargo Board of Directors who served during the fake accounts scandal from 2011 to 2015. In calling for their removal, Senator Warren cited the Federal Reserve's ample statutory authority to remove a director who violates laws or regulations or engages in unsafe practices that could cause a financial loss or otherwise damage the institution they … Continue Reading


June 15, 2017

Warren and Collins Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Military Health Care Treatment to Victims of Terrorism

VIDEO: Watch Patrick and Jessica share their story Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) today introduced the Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes Act to provide victims of terrorism with access and treatment at appropriate military health care facilities. The name of the bill recognizes Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing who received a designation from the Secretary of Defense to receive the … Continue Reading


June 14, 2017

Ernst, Warren Seek to Rectify Unequal Pay for Servicemembers

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced the bipartisan Leadership Recognition Act to ensure appropriate compensation for enlisted servicemembers. Except for seven senior enlisted positions, enlisted personnel do not receive a pay increase as their responsibility levels grow, creating great discrepancies. For example, the Senior Enlisted Adviser To The Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff … Continue Reading


June 13, 2017

Warren, Sullivan Introduce Bipartisan Protecting Servicemembers Online Act of 2017

Bill TextFact Sheet Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today introduced the bipartisan Protecting Servicemembers Online Act of 2017 to help protect servicemembers from "revenge pornography." The legislation would amend the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) to prohibit the nonconsensual distribution of pornographic photographs, prohibit harassing communication, and strengthen the … Continue Reading


June 13, 2017

Menendez, Kennedy, Van Hollen, Rubio, Warren, Cochran Lead Bipartisan Flood Insurance Reform Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), members of the Senate Banking and Appropriations Committees that oversee the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), today introduced comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to extend the NFIP for six years while instituting a series of sweeping reforms to address the waste, abuse and mismanagement plaguing the system. … Continue Reading


June 12, 2017

Murray, Warren, Scott, Bonamici Urge Secretary DeVos to Protect Students, Reverse Student Loan Decisions

Washington, D.C. - Led by Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Reps. Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), over 150 Members of Congress sent a letter today to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos highlighting concerns surrounding the U.S. Department of Education's decision to make changes to the student loan servicing contract procurement process and remove key requirements that were intended to support and protect student loan borrowers and help them repay their … Continue Reading


June 12, 2017

Statement from Senator Elizabeth Warren on Treasury Department Recommendations to Weaken CFPB, Financial Reforms

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren released the following statement today, in response to a new report from the U.S. Treasury Department recommending a weakening of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and rollbacks of key Dodd-Frank reforms:‎ "This report calls for radical changes that would make it easier for big banks to cheat their customers and spark another financial meltdown. It comes as no surprise that Donald Trump and Steven Mnuchin - two men who were deeply … Continue Reading

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