Press Releases

July 25, 2017

Members of Congress Ask White House Counsel for Information on Potential Ethics Violation by Top White House Ethics Official Stefan Passantino

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), today sent a letter to White House Counsel Don McGahn, requesting information on his efforts to determine whether top White House ethics official Stefan Passantino violated ethics rules in his work on matters related to President Trump's advisor … Continue Reading


July 21, 2017

Senator Warren Commends OSHA Decision in Wells Fargo Whistleblower Case

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren commended today's decision of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ordering Wells Fargo to reinstate and pay $577,500 in back wages, damages, and other fees to a former branch manager that the bank retaliated against. "Whistleblowers who come forward to call out abusive, predatory, and illegal practices in their workplaces should be applauded, not subjected to retaliation," Senator Warren said. "The Department of Labor made … Continue Reading


July 20, 2017

New Report from Senators Warren and Whitehouse: Six Month-Review Gives President Trump A Failing Grade on Pledge to "Drain the Swamp"

Washington, D.C. - As President Trump marks his first six months in office, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) today released their "Drain the Swamp Report Card" tracking 193 former lobbyists and corporate insiders who have worked for President Trump since his election, giving the president a failing grade on his pledge to "drain the swamp." Despite signing an Executive Order promising to slow the revolving door between government and the private … Continue Reading


July 18, 2017

Over 100,000 Americans Respond to Trump Administration Request for Comment on Plan to Sabotage the ACA: Overwhelming Majority Opposed

Washington, DC - Following Senator McConnell's statement that he will seek a vote on a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with no plan for a replacement of the law, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with 12 of her colleagues, today called on President Trump to listen to over 100,000 Americans who responded to a request for public input from the Administration on how to reduce the "regulatory burden" imposed by the ACA by strongly opposing any attempt to weaken or repeal the … Continue Reading


July 18, 2017

Statement Regarding the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument Designation

WASHINGTON, DC - The office of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren released the following statement today: "A recent article published in the Boston Globe suggested that Senator Warren opposed the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument designation when reporting that 'event organizers pointed out Warren's opposition to the monument.' To correct the record, Senator Warren did not, and does not, oppose the monument designation. "Healthy oceans are vital for our planet and our … Continue Reading


July 18, 2017

Senators Warren and Markey Re-Convene Bipartisan Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations

Senators Warren and Markey Re-Convene Bipartisan Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations Governor Baker and Mass. Bar Association Praise Addition of Newest Committee Member, Who Previously Oversaw Judicial Selection as Aide to Governor Romney Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey announced today that the bipartisan Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations will re-convene to consider applications for two pending federal … Continue Reading


July 14, 2017

VIDEO: Senator Warren Responds to the Republican "Health Care" Bill

Video available here Washington, DC - In a video released today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren responded to the latest version of the Republican health care bill, calling it "the worst one yet." The full video is available here. A transcript is available below: The Republican health care bill is like the starring zombie in a horror movie - no matter how many times you kill it, it just keeps coming back from the dead. Two weeks ago, the Senate Republicans had to cancel their vote … Continue Reading


July 13, 2017

Warren, Neal, Dozens of Members of Congress Introduce Refund Equality Act to Provide Equal Tax Treatment for Married Same-Sex Couples

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-Mass.), and 71 of their congressional colleagues today introduced the Refund Equality Act of 2017. This legislation would ensure that legally-married same-sex couples - who until the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 Windsor decision were barred from filing federal taxes jointly - are permitted to file amended tax returns back to the date of their marriage. "For nearly a decade, legally … Continue Reading


July 11, 2017

Senators Booker, Warren, Durbin, Harris Introduce Landmark Bill to Reform the Way Women Are Treated Behind Bars

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Richard Durbin (D-IL), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) today introduced a landmark bill to reform the way women are treated behind bars. The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act would make a series of common-sense reforms to how the federal prison system treats incarcerated women in order to reduce the negative impact incarceration has on the family members of women behind bars, especially their children, and better prepare … Continue Reading


July 10, 2017

Statement from Senator Warren on the CFPB's New Arbitration Rule

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren released the following statement today after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its new rule on mandatory arbitration clauses: "This CFPB rule will allow working families to hold big banks accountable when they're cheated and help discourage the kinds of surprise fees that consumers hate. In the upcoming months, the US Chamber of Commerce and other big business lobbying groups will go all out to get Republicans in Congress to … Continue Reading


June 29, 2017

Eight Major Warren Legislative Priorities Incorporated into Senate Defense Authorization Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, successfully fought for the inclusion of eight major legislative priorities focused on improving the lives of servicemembers, their families, and the people who work for the Department of Defense, as well as provisions addressing key national security concerns, into the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). In addition to these eight major legislative priorities, Senator … Continue Reading


June 29, 2017

Senator Warren Fights and Wins for Massachusetts in NDAA

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced the inclusion of multiple provisions proposed by her to support Massachusetts military priorities, improve the lives of servicemembers and their families, and further U.S. national security interests, in the committee approved bill text of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018. Fighting for Massachusetts Senator Warren successfully fought to … Continue Reading


June 29, 2017

Cornyn, Warren Bill to Ease Requirements on Vets Applying for Commercial Drivers Licenses Passes Committee

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today released the following statements after bipartisan legislation, the Jobs for our Heroes Act of 2017, passed out of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The legislation, which streamlines the process by which active-duty military, reservists and veterans apply for Commercial Driver's Licenses (CDLs), was cosponsored by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), John Thune … Continue Reading


June 29, 2017

Office of Government Ethics Reports Top White House Ethics Official to White House Counsel for Potential Ethics Breach

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), today released a letter from the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), responding to a previous inquiry about whether Stefan Passantino, President Trump's Deputy White House Counsel and Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO), appropriately followed … Continue Reading


June 27, 2017

Brown, Reed, Menendez, Warren: "Stress Test" Shows Dodd-Frank Working

Washington, DC - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) - ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee - and his Banking Committee colleagues U.S. Sens. Jack Reed (D-RI), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said today that the strong performance of U.S. banks in the stress test is further proof that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is working and now is not the time to roll back the protections put in place following the 2008 … Continue Reading


June 26, 2017

Senator Elizabeth Warren Introduces Bill to Prevent and Treat Gambling Disorder Among Servicemembers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren today introduced The Preventing and Treating Gambling Disorder in the Military Act of 2017. The legislation would require the Department of Defense (DOD) to screen servicemembers for gambling disorder in both the Annual Periodic Health Assessment and the Health Related Behavior Surveys. This legislation would implement recommendations from a 2017 report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the product of a study initially proposed by … Continue Reading


June 23, 2017

As White House Prepares Gift to Big Pharma, Sen. Franken and Lawmakers Press President Trump to Get Behind Real Solutions to Bring Down Prescription Drug Costs

Washington, DC - As the White House prepares to gift the big pharmaceutical companies with an executive order that reportedly favors the industry over consumers, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.), along with a wide group of Senate and House Democrats in pushing President Donald Trump to get behind real solutions to bring down the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs, one of the central reasons why health care costs are rising. An overwhelming … Continue Reading


June 22, 2017

Warren and Markey Request Federal Risk Assessment of Weymouth Compressor Station

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey have called on the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) to conduct a risk assessment of the proposed natural gas compressor station that energy company Enbridge plans for Weymouth. In a letter to PHMSA, the senators cited the proximity of the proposed compressor station site to hundreds of homes, to dozens of schools, and to area sewage facilities, … Continue Reading


June 22, 2017

Warren and Markey Request Federal Risk Assessment of Weymouth Compressor Station

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey have called on the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) to conduct a risk assessment of the proposed natural gas compressor station that energy company Enbridge plans for Weymouth. In a letter to PHMSA, the senators cited the proximity of the proposed compressor station site to hundreds of homes, to dozens of schools, and to area sewage facilities, … Continue Reading


June 22, 2017

Senator Warren Delivers Remarks on the Republican Health Care Bill

Video available here Washington, DC - In a floor speech on Thursday afternoon, Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke about the newly-released Republican health bill. The text of her remarks is below, and a video of her speech is available here. Remarks by Senator Elizabeth WarrenJune 22, 2017 Today, we finally got a look at the monstrosity of a bill that Republicans have been hiding behind closed doors for weeks. Yes, it is finally clear how the Republicans were spending their time, locked in those … Continue Reading

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