Press Releases

February 06, 2020

Warren, Menendez Lead Senators Questioning Agreements Used by the Trump Administration to Expel Asylum Seekers to Northern Triangle Countries

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Ranking Member Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and 19 of their Senate colleagues, sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Attorney General William Barr, and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf requesting information about the negotiation and implementation of three international "asylum cooperative agreements" (ACAs) signed by the U.S. Department of … Continue Reading


February 06, 2020

Massachusetts Lawmakers Seek GAO Investigation of Trump Administration Decisions on Proposed Energy Projects

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), William Keating (D-MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Katherine M. Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), requested a Government Accountability Office (GAO) review of the Trump administration's evaluation and approval of fossil fuel and renewable energy projects. The lawmakers' letter … Continue Reading


February 05, 2020

Senator Warren Releases Statement for the Trial Record on Her Vote to Convict and Remove President Trump from Office

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has submitted the following statement for the trial record on her vote to convict and remove President Donald J. Trump from office.SENATOR WARREN'S STATEMENT FOR THE TRIAL RECORD ON THE VOTE TO CONVICT AND REMOVE PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMPWhen I was elected to serve in the U.S. Senate, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. Every U.S. Senator takes the same oath. The Constitution makes clear that no one is … Continue Reading


January 31, 2020

Senators Warren, King Question USAID on Decision to Shutter Global Infectious Disease Prevention Program

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Angus King (I-Maine) sent a letter to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) requesting information regarding the agency's recent decision to shutter PREDICT, a program established to identify and combat viruses that may generate global pandemics, including the recent coronavirus. These diseases pose a threat to … Continue Reading


January 31, 2020

Senator Warren Questions DoD and Treasury's Aggressive Collection Practices for Debts Incurred in Military Hospitals and Medical Centers

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection sent letters to the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Treasury Department requesting more information about the collection of military hospital debt from low-income, civilian patients and asking whether their collection practices … Continue Reading


January 31, 2020

Senator Warren Questions Fed Nominee Dr. Judy Shelton About Qualifications for the Job

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, wrote to Dr. Judy Shelton, President Trump's nominee to be a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors (Fed), expressing significant concerns with her nomination and asking that she explain a number of inaccurate, radical and contradictory statements suggesting a lack of economic expertise and political independence.The seven members of the … Continue Reading


January 30, 2020

Senator Warren and Representative Johnson Unveil Comprehensive Legislation to Help End Epidemic of Gun Violence in America

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today announced the introduction of the Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act, which includes and builds upon Congressional Democrats' strongest gun safety legislation in one bold, comprehensive bill that works to end the epidemic of gun violence in America. The Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act is cosponsored by Senators Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker … Continue Reading


January 29, 2020

Warren Calls on Education Secretary DeVos to Recoup $22.3 Million Owed by Student Loan Giant Navient

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos urging her to collect the $22.3 million that student loan servicer Navient Corporation owes the U.S. Department of Education. After massively overcharging the federal government in a years-long scandal, and despite adverse findings from the Department's Office of the Inspector General (OIG), its Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA), and the ruling of an administrative … Continue Reading


January 29, 2020

Senator Warren and Rep. Sherman Announce the Nationwide Right to Unionize Act

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) announced the Nationwide Right to Unionize Act, legislation that prohibits states from passing so-called “right-to-work” laws that make it harder for workers to form unions and fight for higher wages and better working conditions by requiring unions to represent workers who don’t pay dues, draining the unions financially and making it harder to convince new workers to join. … Continue Reading


January 29, 2020

Lawmakers Ask IRS about Plans to Implement New Protections for Low-Income Taxpayers and Taxpayers Receiving Social Security Benefits

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protections; Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee; Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Committee on Finance; and Congressman Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.), a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means; wrote a … Continue Reading


January 28, 2020

Warren Joins More than 100 Colleagues on Flores Amicus Brief Calling on Ninth Circuit to Uphold Protections for Immigrant Children

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) joined U.S Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) along with 112 of their colleagues in submitting an amicus brief in Flores v. Barr. The brief urges the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to reject the Trump administration’s latest attempt to use regulations to gut the Flores Settlement Agreement, which provides vital, long-standing protections ensuring minimum health … Continue Reading


January 28, 2020

Warren Joins Murray, Democrats in Pressing Health Department for Updates on Novel Coronavirus, Call for Continuing Robust, Science-Driven Response

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) joined Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), and 29 of their Democratic Senate colleagues, in sending a letter to Secretary Alex Azar at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting updates on the Administration’s response to the novel coronavirus outbreak and information on the steps being taken to keep families safe. In the … Continue Reading


January 28, 2020

Warren, Markey Request Updates from CDC on Efforts to Study and Address Rise of EEE Virus

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) wrote to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeking an update on the agency's efforts to study the epidemiology of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and prepare for the upcoming mosquito season. The senators' letter follows a record number of EEE cases reported nationwide in 2019, with 12 confirmed cases in Massachusetts and 3 deaths.EEE, a rare virus that causes swelling in the … Continue Reading


January 27, 2020

Senator Warren and Rep. Bustos Urge Three of the Largest Carmakers Operating in the U.S. to Implement New Car Leasing Relief Requirement for Military Spouses

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense and on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, sent a letter to three major car companies -- General Motors Company, Ford Motor Company, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles United States LLC -- urging them to immediately implement the … Continue Reading


January 24, 2020

Senators Warren and Brown Examine Questionable Business Practices of Largest Managers of Online Degree Programs

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) wrote to the five largest Online Program Management (OPM) companies - 2U, Academic Partnerships, Pearson Learning, Wiley, and Bisk - that administer online degree programs for many colleges and universities, raising concerns about their business practices that appear to undermine the best interests of … Continue Reading


January 23, 2020

Senator Warren Statement on the OCC’s Plans to Charge Former Wells Fargo Managers in the Fake Accounts Scandal

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the statement below following the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announcing its plans to charge former Wells Fargo managers involved in the fake accounts scam."Giant banks like Wells Fargo will only clean up their act when their executives know they'll face handcuffs when they preside over massive fraud," Senator Warren said. "Tomorrow morning, former Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf will wake up to … Continue Reading


January 23, 2020

Senators Warren and Markey, and Rep. Pressley Demand Answers from Trump Admin on Removal of Student Shahab Dehghani, Pattern of Targeting Iranian Students

Washington, DC - Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) today demanded Customs and Border Protection (CBP) provide answers on a pattern of targeting Iranian students for inspection and removal from the United States, and in particular, its apparent refusal to comply with an emergency federal court order to stay the deportation of student Mohammad Shahab Dehghani Hossein Abadi. On January 19, Mr. Dehghani attempted to enter … Continue Reading


January 23, 2020

Warren, Markey, Lynch Announce $1.5 Million HUD Loan Guarantee for Brockton's Downtown Dining District

Brockton, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a $1.5 million Section 108 Loan Guarantee to the City of Brockton for its Downtown Brockton Restaurant Infrastructure Fund (DBRIF) project.The fund -- which is expected to create or retain at least 43 full-time jobs -- will provide low-interest financing for … Continue Reading


January 22, 2020

Warren Questions "Too Big to Fail" Banks on Plans to Address Climate Change Risks Faced by Financial Industry

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wrote to the eight global systemically important banks (G-SIBs) under U.S. jurisdiction -- JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Bank of New York Mellon, Morgan Stanley and State Street -- inquiring about the banks' plans to mitigate the climate change risks to the financial industry.Late last year, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco published a series of research papers and held … Continue Reading


January 17, 2020

Warren Seeks Clarification from Amtrak on Reports of Impending Changes to Fare Policies That Could Impact Massachusetts Passengers

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wrote to Amtrak seeking clarification about potential changes in Amtrak's pricing and fare policies that would impact rail passengers in Massachusetts and throughout New England and the Northeast Corridor.Business Insider reported last month on a leaked internal document showing proposed changes to Amtrak's pricing and fare policies. According to the report, Amtrak is considering making its cheapest fares, the "saver" fares, … Continue Reading

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