Press Releases

August 25, 2017

Senator Elizabeth Warren's Statement on President Trump's Announcements Regarding Transgender Servicemembers and Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren released the following statement this evening: "As a hurricane prepares to devastate Texas, Donald Trump is more concerned with kicking people out of the military and pardoning a racist sheriff who broke the law. Every time we think our President can't go any lower, he goes lower. "I've said it before and I'll say it again: the only thing that matters when it comes to allowing military personnel to serve is whether or not they can handle the … Continue Reading


August 25, 2017

Senators Reed and Warren Visit General Dynamics

Taunton, MA - United States Senators Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who also serves on the committee, today visited the General Dynamics (GD) facility in Taunton. The senators viewed a demonstration of the U.S. Army's battlefield communications network, the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T), and held a town hall meeting with GD employees from Massachusetts and Rhode Island on the manufacturing floor. The … Continue Reading


August 25, 2017

Senators Reed and Warren Visit General Dynamics

Taunton, MA - United States Senators Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who also serves on the committee, today visited the General Dynamics (GD) facility in Taunton. The senators viewed a demonstration of the U.S. Army's battlefield communications network, the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T), and held a town hall meeting with GD employees from Massachusetts and Rhode Island on the manufacturing floor. The … Continue Reading


August 24, 2017

Senator Warren Releases Findings of Innovative Survey of Massachusetts Addiction Treatment Providers, Pledges Support for Opioid Epidemic Response Efforts

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released the findings of the survey she launched in March of organizations across Massachusetts providing dedicated treatment services for patients struggling with addiction. In a report, the senator analyzed the responses of more than 50 addiction treatment and recovery service providers in the Commonwealth, highlighting the role of these organizations in combatting the ongoing opioid epidemic. The report also detailed the challenges … Continue Reading


August 21, 2017

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Legislation Signed into Law

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) applauded the enactment of the bipartisan Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act, which President Trump signed into law on Friday as part of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Reauthorization Act of 2017. The legislation was originally introduced by Senators Warren, Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), along with Representatives Joe … Continue Reading


August 16, 2017

Warren Highlights New Evidence of Wells Fargo Misconduct, Renews Call for Federal Reserve to Remove Bank Board Members

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today wrote a letter renewing her call for the Federal Reserve (Fed) to remove Wells Fargo Board of Directors members who served between May 2011 and July 2015. The senator's request comes amid new evidence that the bank failed to refund money owed to car loan customers, that it overcharged small businesses for credit card transactions, and that it billed certain mortgage customers for unexpected optional services. "Between 2011 and 2015, … Continue Reading


August 16, 2017

Warren Asks DeVos for Information to Determine if Senior Counselor Eitel Broke the Law

Washington D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wrote to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos seeking information to determine whether or not Robert Eitel, a Senior Counselor to the Secretary of Education, may have violated federal conflict-of-interest law by working on the Education Department's Borrower Defense to Repayment rule while simultaneously employed by the Department and by Bridgepoint Education, Inc. From February to April 2017, Eitel served both as the Vice … Continue Reading


August 10, 2017

Senator Warren Questions Financial CEOs About Their Positions on CFPB Forced Arbitration Rule, Requests Data on Firms' Use of Arbitration

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent letters to the CEOs of 16 large financial institutions asking whether they supported or opposed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) forced arbitration rule. The letters also request data on the firms' use of arbitration clauses in consumer agreements and the outcomes of arbitration proceedings. Senator Warren noted in her letters to the firms that "A number of lobbying groups representing big banks and financial … Continue Reading


August 04, 2017

Warren, Cotton Resolution to Designate Official "Honoring the Nation's First Responders Day" Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) today applauded the Senate's passage of their bipartisan resolution to designate October 28th, 2017 as Honoring the Nation's First Responders Day. "Each and every day, our first responders put their own lives on the line so they can help others. This resolution reflects our gratitude for their service, and offers them the recognition they deserve for keeping our families and communities safe," said Senator Warren. … Continue Reading


August 04, 2017

Senator Warren's Statement on the Nomination of Peter Oppenheim

Washington, DC - Senator Warren released a statement today on the nomination of Peter Oppenheim to serve as Assistant Secretary for Legislation and Congressional Affairs at the Department of Education (ED). "I supported Mr. Oppenheim's nomination because he committed to do everything within his power to obtain substantive, complete, thorough, and timely responses to my oversight letters-and the oversight of all Members of Congress," Senator Warren said. "I'm going to hold Mr. Oppenheim … Continue Reading


August 03, 2017

Bipartisan Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Legislation To Become Law

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), and Representatives Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) today applauded final passage of the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act as part of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Reauthorization Act. The legislation passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee by a unanimous, … Continue Reading


August 03, 2017

Senator Warren Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Expand GI Bill

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today applauded legislation passed by Congress to expand the GI Bill. Senator Warren was an original cosponsor of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017 and worked to ensure it included legislation she had previously introduced, including a provision to help restore benefits to Massachusetts veterans who were cheated by for-profit colleges. The legislation also includes several bipartisan provisions … Continue Reading


August 01, 2017

Warren, Blunt Lead Effort to Benefit Student Borrowers and Taxpayers

Washington, DC -U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) yesterday introduced the bipartisan Student Loan Servicer Performance Accountability Act. The legislation would benefit student loan borrowers and taxpayers by protecting and strengthening performance-based accountability of federal student loan servicers through greater competition and stronger oversight. "Maintaining choice and competition amongst student loan … Continue Reading


August 01, 2017

All Senate Banking Committee Democrats Ask Chairman Crapo for September Hearing with Wells Fargo CEO and Board Chair

Washington, DC - All of the Democratic members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs today asked Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) for a September hearing with Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan and Board of Directors Chair Stephen Sanger, to receive testimony about new developments in the bank's fake-accounts scandal and related matters. In a letter to Chairman Crapo, the Democrats noted a series of significant developments related to the bank's misconduct … Continue Reading


August 01, 2017

Senator Warren Statement on DeVos' Reversal of Single Loan Servicer Plan

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released a statement today following Secretary Betsy DeVos' reversal of the Education Department's plan to award all federal student loans to a single student loan servicer. The Education Department's announcement followed yesterday's introduction of the bipartisan Student Loan Servicer Performance Accountability Act, which would have forced the Department to cancel their single servicer plan. "Secretary DeVos' plan to hand a … Continue Reading


July 28, 2017

Following New Reports of Wells Fargo Misconduct, Warren Renews Call for Fed Chair Yellen to Remove Bank's Board

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today renewed her call for the Federal Reserve to use its authority to remove the Wells Fargo board members who served during the bank's fake accounts scandal from 2011-2015. The senator wrote to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen following Thursday's New York Times report that more than 800,000 Wells Fargo customers were charged for auto insurance they did not need between January 2012 to July 2016. "There are surely deep risk management … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

After Multiple Non-Responses from DeVos, Sen. Warren Asks ED Nominee for Commitment to Reply to Oversight Requests

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Peter Oppenheim, President Trump's nominee for Assistant Secretary for Legislation and Congressional Affairs at the Department of Education (ED), raising questions about ED's unwillingness to maintain a healthy, working relationship with Congress, and asking Mr. Oppenheim to commit to providing complete and substantive responses to Congressional oversight letters and questions. "The Trump Administration's … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Warren, Whitehouse Ask Mnuchin Whether Carl Icahn Had Any Contacts with FSOC Members

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) today wrote to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in his role as Chair of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), requesting information on whether Carl Icahn communicated with any FSOC members as the council considers whether to reverse the designation of American Insurance Group (AIG) as a systemically important financial institution (SIFI). Mr. Icahn, who currently serves as a special adviser … Continue Reading


July 25, 2017

Senator Warren: GOP Vote to Open Debate on Health Care Repeal is Irresponsible, Reckless, Cruel and Immoral

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren released the following statement after Senate Republicans voted to proceed with debate on health care legislation: "Senate Republicans have just voted to open debate on destroying our health care system. They have no idea what bill they're going to be asked to vote on. They don't know exactly how many families it will kick to the curb. "Make no mistake: this isn't just irresponsible. This isn't just reckless. This isn't just cruel. It's immoral. … Continue Reading


July 25, 2017

Sens. Warren, Markey, and Reps. McGovern, Capuano, and Keating Announce $2.2 million in Grants to Massachusetts Fire Departments

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey along with Representatives Jim McGovern, Mike Capuano, and Bill Keating announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded five fire departments in Massachusetts nearly $2.2 million in federal grants. Three fire departments received Assistance to Firefighters Grants, totaling nearly $1 million, to help provide the critical resources required to train and equip emergency personnel in order … Continue Reading

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