Press Releases

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


June 12, 2017

Warren, Murray Ask HHS Inspector General to Investigate Trump Administration's Actions to Undermine the Health Care System

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), wrote a letter to the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to request an investigation into how the Trump Administration's actions have undermined the health care system, risking reduced access to health insurance and higher premiums for millions of Americans. President Trump and members of his … Continue Reading


June 05, 2017

Warren Urges HELP Committee to Hold Hearing, Following Abrupt Resignation of Office of Federal Student Aid Chief

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), urging the HELP committee to hold a hearing on the state of the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) following the abrupt resignation of the former Chief Operating Officer, James Runcie, and on his appointed successor. Mr. Runcie recently resigned after nearly six years in his role as COO. In his resignation … Continue Reading


June 01, 2017

Senators Warren and Grassley Submit Public Comments Praising Inclusion of Medical Device UDI on Health Insurance Claims Forms

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today submitted comments to the Accredited Standards Committee X12 (X12) in support of an update to include the unique device identifier (UDI) of medical devices on health insurance claims forms. X12 released a draft claims form including a UDI field earlier this year seeking public comment before finalizing its recommendation. The standards committee could finalize its recommendations as soon as the … Continue Reading


May 31, 2017

Senator Warren Launches "DeVos Watch" Oversight Effort to Strengthen Accountability of Federal Student Aid Program

Read Senator Warren's op-ed at CNN.com here Watch Senator Warren's video announcing DeVos Watch here WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren today announced the launch of DeVos Watch, an oversight effort focused on strengthening the accountability of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's management of the Federal Student Aid program. In an op-ed published today at CNN.com, Senator Warren noted the recent release of President Trump's and Secretary DeVos's proposed budget, which includes … Continue Reading


May 26, 2017

Warren: Trump Budget Devastating to Massachusetts Families and Economy

Washington, DC - Senator Warren today highlighted the negative effects of President Trump's proposed budget on Massachusetts, releasing an analysis compiled by Senate Democrats about the widespread impact of federal funding cuts on families and economic growth. "President Trump's budget would be devastating for Massachusetts," Senator Warren said. "Massachusetts pays more in taxes than we get back from the federal government. But the federal investments we do receive play a crucial role … Continue Reading


May 26, 2017

Sens. Warren, Markey, and Reps. Neal, Lynch, Tsongas, Keating, Kennedy and Moulton Announce over $1.25 Million in Grants to Massachusetts Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey along with Representatives Richard E. Neal, Stephen Lynch, Niki Tsongas, Bill Keating, Joe Kennedy, and Seth Moulton announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nine fire departments in Massachusetts over $1.25 million in round six of the 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grants. These grants are awarded to fire departments in order to provide critical resources needed to train and … Continue Reading


May 26, 2017

Senator Warren Leads Letter to President Trump on Proposed Medicaid Cuts: America's Veterans Deserve Better

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led 21 of her colleagues in a letter to President Trump, raising grave concerns about his plans to gut Medicaid funding and slash investments in behavioral health research, and the impact on America's veterans. Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Jeff … Continue Reading


May 25, 2017

As Trump Seeks Major Cuts, Senator Warren Releases Report Detailing Importance of NIH Funding in Massachusetts

Washington, D.C. - Following President Trump's budget proposal seeking massive cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released a report on the importance of NIH funding to Massachusetts. Home to dozens of universities, hospitals and research institutions, Massachusetts relies on NIH funding to advance lifesaving scientific discovery, to support thousands of jobs throughout the state, and to inject billions of dollars into the … Continue Reading


May 25, 2017

Warren Joins Shaheen in Reintroducing Legislation to Boost Public Participation at FERC

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) in reintroducing legislation to create an Office of Public Participation and Consumer Advocacy at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). As one of the lead agencies responsible for developing energy infrastructure and ensuring reliability of the electric grid, FERC has sweeping authority over the wholesale power markets and ultimate jurisdiction in the federal siting and … Continue Reading


May 24, 2017

Warren, Rubio Introduce Legislation to Protect Veterans from Financial Scams

Washington, D.C. - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today reintroduced legislation to help protect veterans who receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) funded assistance from becoming the victims of financial scams. The Veterans Care Financial Protection Act directs the VA to work with other federal agencies and states to crack down on scam artists who are diverting federal funds intended to support low-income and older veterans who require assisted care. … Continue Reading


May 23, 2017

Warren, Murray Raise Concerns about Potential Ethics Violations by Education Dept. Advisor Eitel

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), yesterday sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education's Designated Agency Ethics Official regarding the Department's employee Mr. Robert Eitel and his compliance with federal ethics standards and President Trump's "Ethics Pledge". Given Mr. Eitel's recent resignation from Bridgepoint Education, Inc. and his joining the … Continue Reading


May 19, 2017

Senators Call on DOL Inspector General to Review Delay of Rules Protecting Workers from Lethal Substances, Reversal of Policy Publicizing Workplace Safety Violations

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), today raised a number of concerns with recent decisions by the Department of Labor (DOL) to delay the implementation of two safety regulations to protect workers from lethal and carcinogenic substances, and an apparent reversal in OSHA … Continue Reading


May 18, 2017

Warren Questions Mnuchin on Tax Benefit for the Rich, Receives New Commitment from Treasury to Limit Eligibility for Proposed Business Rate

Watch Video Here Washington, D.C. - In a hearing before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Development today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about President Donald Trump's proposal to cut taxes on profits made by pass-through entities. Senator Warren explained that 70% of all income from pass-through entities goes to the top 1% of taxpayers, meaning the tax cut would benefit households making more than $450,000 per … Continue Reading


May 18, 2017

Senators Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Assist Family Caregivers

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) reintroduced the bipartisan, bicameral Credit For Caring Act, which would provide working family caregivers with a nonrefundable tax credit up to $3,000 to assist with out-of-pocket expenses related to caregiving. The legislation, led by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), is also cosponsored by Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO),and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), as well as U.S. Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY) and Linda Sánchez (D-CA). … Continue Reading


May 18, 2017

Warren, Cotton, Meadows, Capuano, and Cummings Introduce Resolution to Designate Official "Honoring the Nation's First Responders Day"

Washington, D.C. - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), along with Congressmen Mark Meadows (R-North Carolina), Michael Capuano (D-Massachusetts), and Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) today introduced a resolution to annually designate October 28th as Honoring the Nation's First Responders Day. "We all count on the courage and commitment of first responders to keep our families and communities safe," said Warren. "Day in and day out, first responders rush toward … Continue Reading


May 17, 2017

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces Legislation to Provide Access to Banking Services for Legal Cannabis Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined a bipartisan group of senators led by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and including Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) to introduce legislation to ensure that legal cannabis businesses can access banking services. The Secure and Fair … Continue Reading


May 17, 2017

Heinrich, Warren Call For Investigation Into Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) are urging the Department of Justice to investigate whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions violated his recusal from the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and its ties to the Trump campaign with his involvement in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. In a letter sent to Inspector General Michael Horowitz, the senators stress that such a violation compromises the … Continue Reading


May 17, 2017

Sen. Warren, Rep. Courtney Introduce Student Loan Refinancing Legislation with Vast Democratic Support in Senate and House

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) and 136 of their congressional colleagues today reintroduced the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act in the Senate and House. The legislation would allow those with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at the interest rates offered to new federal borrowers in the 2016-2017 school year. A previous version of the bill was voted on in the 113th Congress, and every Senate Democrat … Continue Reading


May 17, 2017

Senators Ask Office of Government Ethics to Review Bannon's Compliance with Federal Ethics Regulations

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), today wrote to the Director of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), requesting information about the ethics rules that Stephen Bannon, President Trump's Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor, is required to follow with regards to communications with his former employer, Breitbart News Network. Under federal ethics regulations and … Continue Reading

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