Press Releases

June 11, 2019

GAO Agrees to Investigate Federal Disaster Aid Programs' Impact on Inequality

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, applauded the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for agreeing to their April 2019 request to conduct a review of federal disaster relief programs to determine the extent to which the structure and administration of those programs exacerbate racial and socioeconomic inequities in the United States and the extent to which they … Continue Reading


June 11, 2019

Warren Calls on Assistant Attorney General Delrahim to Recuse Himself from DOJ Antitrust Probes of Google & Apple

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent letters to Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim and Department of Justice (DOJ) ethics officials regarding Delrahim's prior lobbying work for Google and Apple and urging him to recuse himself from any Department matters involving the two companies. The senator's letters follow a recent announcement that DOJ will have jurisdiction over antitrust investigations into the giant tech companies.While the DOJ and … Continue Reading


June 07, 2019

Bipartisan Resolution to Honor the Nation's First Responders Unanimously Passes U.S. Senate

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Gary Peters (D-Mich.), as well as Senators Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), and James Lankford (R-Okla.) celebrated the unanimous Senate passage of a resolution to designate October 28, 2019, as "Honoring the Nation's First Responders Day." According to … Continue Reading


June 07, 2019

Senators Introduce Resolution Supporting Two-State Solution in Middle East

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) today joined Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in introducing a new Senate resolution expressing continued support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The resolution highlights the U.S.-Israel relationship while acknowledging the Palestinian right to self-determination. It seeks to renew commitment to a two-state solution as the best way to achieve a … Continue Reading


June 06, 2019

Warren, Blumenthal, Senate Colleagues Call For Review of Conduct by DOJ Attorneys

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and five other senators in writing to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Professional Responsibility seeking a review of DOJ attorneys’ “alleged attempts to hide or obscure the contribution of a deeply partisan political operative to the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.” Recent reporting has revealed that DOJ attorneys may have given false testimony … Continue Reading


June 06, 2019

Senator Warren and Representative Sherman Applaud the Exclusion of a Provision Codifying the Failed Free File Program from Tax Legislation in Congress

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) today released statements applauding reports that updates to the Taxpayer First Act will remove a provision codifying the failed Free File program."For years, giant tax preparation companies have deliberately rigged the IRS program that is supposed to provide free filing services to low- and moderate- income taxpayers and used it to pad their bottom lines instead," said Senator … Continue Reading


June 06, 2019

Governors Baker and Newsom Lead Bipartisan Group of Governors Calling on Congress to Pass the STATES Act

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Gardner (D-Colo.) today applauded Governors Charlie Baker (R-Mass.) and Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) for leading a bipartisan group of twelve governors, including Kate Brown (D-Ore.), Gary Herbert (R-Utah), Jay Inslee (D-Wash.), Phil Scott (R-Vt.), Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.), Doug Burgum (R-N.D.), Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Steve Sisolak (D-Nev.), Tom Wolf (D-Pa.), and Larry Hogan (R-Md.), in a letter of support for the … Continue Reading


June 06, 2019

Senator Warren, Representative Jayapal Investigate Former White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly's "Cynical" and "Unethical" Decision to Join the Board of Directors of Federal Contractor Running the Nation's Largest Detention Center for Migrant Children

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) today sent a letter to Caliburn International Corp. Chief Executive Officer Jim Van Dusen expressing concerns and posing questions about the appointment of former White House Chief of Staff and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary General John Kelly to the company's board of directors.As DHS Secretary and then White House Chief of Staff, Kelly advocated for the Trump … Continue Reading


June 05, 2019

Statement from Senator Warren on Final SEC Standards of Conduct Rules

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today issued the following statement on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) final standards of conduct rules for investment professionals:"The SEC's new rules make it easier for Wall Street to cheat families out of their hard-earned life savings," said Senator Warren. "The rules fail to ban conflicts of interest, leave open gaping loopholes, and, despite their deceptive name, don't require financial … Continue Reading


June 04, 2019

Senator Warren, Reps. Pressley and Porter Investigate Reports that Education Department Seeks to Develop Income Share Agreements in Risky New Student Debt Experiments

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate HELP and Banking Committees, and Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Katie Porter (D-Calif.), both members of the House Financial Services Committee, today sent a letter to the Department of Education expressing concern about reports that the Department is exploring an experiment with Income Share Agreements (ISAs) in federal higher education programs, and seeking to learn more about the … Continue Reading


May 31, 2019

Warren Opens Investigation into Private Detention Accreditation System After Widespread Reports of Substandard Conditions & Safety Concerns in Multiple Facilities

"Perverse incentives, conflicts of interest and a failure to adequately oversee conditions at private detention facilities have put detainees in danger."Letter to DHS | Letter to BOP | Letter to ACA | Letter to Private Detention OperatorsWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has opened an investigation into the accreditation process for private detention operators following widespread reports of mismanagement and poor conditions for detainees in facilities … Continue Reading


May 31, 2019

Senator Warren, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Press Investor Eddie Lampert on Reports He Seeks to Renege on $43 Million in Severance Payments to Laid-Off Sears Workers

Washington, DC - Yesterday, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to Eddie Lampert, ex-CEO and Chairman of Sears Holdings, who recently bought the company's assets out of bankruptcy, expressing alarm about reports that he is seeking to back out of an agreement to pay $43 million in severance payments for thousands of dedicated Sears employees who were laid off since the company filed for bankruptcy. Earlier this … Continue Reading


May 28, 2019

Warren, Loebsack Question Private Firms' Predatory Management of Manufactured Housing Communities

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) today sent letters to the investment firms behind some of the country's largest manufactured housing communities (MHC) to request information about their use of predatory practices to boost profits in the communities they own. Senator Warren and Representative Loebsack sent letters to Stockbridge and Havenpark Capital, following recent reports highlighting the abusive practices of … Continue Reading


May 28, 2019

Warren, Markey, Lynch Applaud $35 Million in New Markets Tax Credits to Mass. Housing Investment Corporation

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), along with Representative Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.), today applauded the announcement of a New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) award of $35 million to the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation NE New Markets CDE II LLC (MHIC). The tax credit, awarded through the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), will spur investment and … Continue Reading


May 23, 2019

Senator Warren Leads Colleagues Questioning Intuit's Deceptive Practices That Led Low- and Middle-Income Taxpayers to Pay Unnecessary Fees

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led her colleagues in sending a letter to Intuit Chief Executive Officer Sasan Goodarzi asking him to respond to reports that Intuit is deceiving American taxpayers about their tax filing options by deliberately directing them to costly profit-generating products, rather than to the free tax-filing option the company has agreed to provide eligible taxpayers. The lawmakers noted that the reports raise serious questions … Continue Reading


May 23, 2019

Senator Warren, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Question Secretary Mnuchin's Involvement in Predatory Practices that Led to Sears Bankruptcy, Loss of Tens of Thousands of Jobs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, questioning his involvement in dubious financial engineering and other managerial decisions that enriched investment company executives while decimating Sears' long-term growth and sustainability -- ultimately resulting in Sears' bankruptcy and the loss of tens of thousands of jobs.Senator Warren and Rep. … Continue Reading


May 22, 2019

Warren, Espaillat, Colleagues Reintroduce Legislation to Provide Stable Housing for Survivors of Natural Disasters

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) today led 10 of their Senate and House colleagues in reintroducing legislation that enables survivors of major natural disasters to receive housing assistance. The Housing Survivors of Major Disasters Act of 2019 comes after a string of natural disasters that created housing crises, including Hurricanes Maria and Irma, Hurricane Florence, the flooding of the Missouri River … Continue Reading


May 22, 2019

Warren Demands Answers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection Following Recent Deaths of Children Detained at Border

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) yesterday sent a letter to John P. Sanders, Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), regarding reports over the past week that two children died in CBP custody. The fatalities are the fourth and fifth reported deaths in the last six months of children who had been held by CBP, with three fatalities just in the month of May. "The deaths of five children who had been in CBP care in six months … Continue Reading


May 21, 2019

Senator Warren Submits Questions for the Record Regarding Deutsche Bank Suspicious Activity Reports

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) submitted questions for the record to federal regulators and law enforcement officials following their testimony at today's Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing, "Combatting Illicit Financing By Anonymous Shell Companies Through the Collection of Beneficial Ownership Information." Senator Warren posed a series of questions to determine whether the regulators believe Deutsche Bank violated federal … Continue Reading


May 21, 2019

Senator Warren, Rep. Kennedy Reintroduce Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act, Legislation to Prevent Discrimination Against Patients Seeking Mental Health and Addiction Care

| Op-Ed Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) will lead their colleagues in the Senate and House in reintroducing their legislation, the Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act, to increase oversight and enforcement to ensure that insurance companies cover behavioral health benefits and services on par with physical health benefits and services. "Patients with behavioral health concerns deserve the same … Continue Reading

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