Press Releases

April 02, 2019

On Equal Pay Day, Warren joins Murray, Schakowsky, Underwood to Announce Bill to Address Retirement Gap, Strengthen Women’s Financial Futures

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.), in announcing that they will introduce the Women’s Retirement Protection Act of 2019 (WRPA), legislation to address the retirement gap and bolster women’s financial security. According to the National Institute on Retirement … Continue Reading


April 02, 2019

FDA Takes Steps to Increase Oversight of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) applauded an announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that they will fund research on durations of use for medically important antimicrobial drugs in food animals. The announcement comes after Senator Warren sent a letter to the FDA in July, calling on the agency to improve oversight of medically important antibiotics in food animals and highlighting gaps in FDA animal drug policy that contribute … Continue Reading


April 01, 2019

Senator Warren Statement Against Use of Puerto Ricans' Pensions to Pay Off Wall Street Bondholders

Boston, MA - A representative from the office of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered the following statement on the Senator's behalf at a rally, held by Vamos4PR, to protest the use of public pension funds to pay off Puerto Rico's debt: "The Trump administration's callous neglect of the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico is unconscionable, but this is not the first time our government has failed Puerto Rico. The island was hit by an economic disaster long before it was struck by … Continue Reading


March 27, 2019

Senator Warren Presses Top Labor Department Lawyer to Protect Workers Forced to Sign Away Important Legal Rights

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) today sent a letter to the Solicitor of Labor, Kate S. O'Scannlain, requesting information about the Department of Labor's (DOL's) approach to bringing enforcement actions against companies whose workers have signed forced arbitration agreements. Her letter comes after Ms. O'Scannlain reportedly said that DOL "hasn't taken a definitive stance on whether it will pursue lawsuits against companies in cases where the workers have … Continue Reading


March 27, 2019

Senator Warren's Statement on Reports of Pay Increases Beyond Salary Caps for Fannie and Freddie Executives

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released a statement following reports from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Inspector General that show the agency has allowed compensation for executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to expand well beyond Congressionally-mandated limits for executive compensation at both institutions. In 2015, the Senate passed Senator Warren's bipartisan legislation with former Louisiana Senator David Vitter to cap pay … Continue Reading


March 27, 2019

Warren Leads 30 Colleagues in Reintroducing Bill to Require the President and Vice President to Fully Divest Their Financial Conflicts of Interests

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with 30 of her Senate colleagues, yesterday reintroduced the Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act, a bill that would require the President and Vice President to disclose and divest any potential financial conflicts of interest. It also would require presidential appointees to recuse themselves from any specific matters involving the president's financial conflicts of interest that come before their agencies. The … Continue Reading


March 26, 2019

Warren Delivers Floor Speech on Climate Change Leadership

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor in which she challenged the United States to tackle the climate change crisis head on and to lead the world in doing so. She criticized the President and Senate Republicans on their lack of leadership on the issue, commenting that "our biggest problems have to be our top priorities."The full text of her remarks, as prepared for delivery, is available below.Remarks by Senator … Continue Reading


March 26, 2019

Warren, Cummings Release GAO Report Recommending Stronger Consumer Protections to Prevent Another Equifax Breach

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) today released the findings of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, entitled "Actions Needed to Strengthen Oversight of Consumer Reporting Agencies."  The lawmakers requested this GAO report on September 15, 2017, eight days after Equifax publicly announced that the company had allowed a massive data breach … Continue Reading


March 22, 2019

Senators Warren and Brown Call on OCC, CFPB to Fire Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan, Renew Call for Fed Action

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, and United States Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee today sent a letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) urging the agencies to use their powers under a consent … Continue Reading


March 22, 2019

Warren Calls for Transparency as FINRA Updates Broker Expungement Rules

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) highlighting recent research on the value of strong broker expungement rules that ensure the availability of complete and transparent information and protect investors. The Senator's letter comes as FINRA considers changes to the processes by which brokers can scrub their records of customer complaints.FINRA, an independent, self-regulatory organization … Continue Reading


March 20, 2019

Warren Joins Shaheen, Hassan in Letter to DOD & EPA Pressing for Answers on Reports of Efforts to Weaken Contamination Standards for PFAS

 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), along with a group of fifteen Senators, in sending a letter to Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, requesting the agencies to release communications they’ve had with the White House, and with each other, regarding the establishment of federal drinking water standards … Continue Reading


March 20, 2019

Defense Department Watchdog Announces Ethics Investigation of Acting Secretary Shanahan, Opened After Senator Warren’s Inquiries

Washington, DC - On January 31, 2019, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent an oversight letter to Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan after public reports raised questions about his impartiality with respect to his former employer, Boeing, and its competitors, and after her office received a series of anonymous reports alleging that Acting Secretary Shanahan violated ethics rules by taking actions to promote Boeing in his current role at the Department of … Continue Reading


March 19, 2019

Senators Warren, Hassan, and Colleagues Request HELP Hearing to Assess the Impacts of Title X Rule

 Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), along with Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Robert Casey (D-Pa.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) yesterday sent a letter to Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP Committee) and Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), … Continue Reading


March 15, 2019

Massachusetts Lawmakers Request Additional Information from Columbia Gas Amid New Reports of Delays and Shortfalls in Gas Explosion Claims Process

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) along with Representatives Seth Moulton (MA-06) and Lori Trahan (MA-03) yesterday sent a letter to Columbia Gas and its parent company NiSource requesting additional information about the claims process established for the communities of the Merrimack Valley devastated by the deadly September 13, 2018 natural gas explosions. The letter comes after recent reports that Columbia Gas is failing to … Continue Reading


March 14, 2019

Senators Warren, Cruz Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Service of Military Retirees

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) led a bipartisan group of 21 senators today and introduced a resolution designating April 18, 2019 as "Military Retiree Appreciation Day" to commemorate the life-long service of military retirees. The resolution encourages Americans to honor the past and continued service of the approximately 2 million retired service members across the United States.The week of April 7-13, 2019 is designated as … Continue Reading


March 13, 2019

Warren, Courtney Introduce Bill to Aid Student Loan Borrowers

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) reintroduced the bicameral Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, a bill that would allow undergraduate borrowers repaying public or private loans to refinance those loans to an interest rate of 3.76 percent. The bill would also allow graduate and parent borrowers to refinance to competitive rates, reducing monthly payments and helping borrowers repay loans sooner. The Bank on … Continue Reading


March 13, 2019

Warren and Colleagues Reintroduce Historic Legislation to Confront America's Housing Crisis

Read Letter of Support from the U.S. Conference of MayorsRead Letter of Support from Massachusetts MayorsRead Letter of Support from Civil Rights GroupsRead Letter of Support from the National Rural Housing Coalition Read Letter of Support from Credit Union National AssociationBill Text | Bill Summary | Moody's Independent Analysis | Explainer VideoWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Edward Markey … Continue Reading


March 13, 2019

Warren, Udall, Colleagues Reintroduce Bicameral Native American Voting Rights Act

 Washington, DC — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, in reintroducing the Native American Voting Rights Act, landmark legislation that would provide the necessary resources and oversight to ensure Native Americans and Alaska Natives have equal access to the electoral process. The legislation is also cosponsored by Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), … Continue Reading


March 13, 2019

Warren Delivers Floor Speech Opposing Neomi Rao's Nomination for DC Circuit Judgeship

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered a speech on the Senate floor opposing the nomination of Neomi Rao for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In her remarks, Senator Warren highlighted Ms. Rao's record of rolling back consumer protections and rubber-stamping the Trump Administration's pro-corporate agenda, and urged the Senate to reject her nomination. The Senator also stated her strong opposition to William Beach's … Continue Reading


March 12, 2019

Senator Warren Questions CFPB Director Kraninger About Lack of Enforcement Action

SENATOR WARREN: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. So before the 2008 crisis, it was open season on consumers. Giant financial institutions cheated people on mortgages, on credit cards, and a bunch of other financial products, and government regulators did nothing. After the crisis, the CFPB was created to be a cop on the beat to aggressively enforce laws that protect consumers, especially those who get regularly cheated. So, Director Kraninger, during your confirmation hearing, you testified, … Continue Reading

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