Press Releases

February 14, 2020

Warren, Markey, Neal, McGovern Announce $10.2 Million of Federal Investment in Western Massachusetts Broadband Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. -United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), along with Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.) and James McGovern (D-Mass.) today announced the release of $10.2 million in federal funding to expand broadband access in Western Massachusetts. This funding has been awarded through the Federal Communication Commission’s Connect America Fund to Westfield Gas and Electric, a public utility supplying electric, natural gas, … Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Warren, Senate Democrats Press Lenders for Answers Following Reports of Higher Interest Rates for Students of Minority-Serving Institutions

Washington, DC -- Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, and Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Cory Booker (D- N.J.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) pressed lender Upstart and other lenders and service providers for answers following a report … Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Warren, Murray, Senate Colleagues Urge National Security Advisor to Appoint a Senior Global Health Security Expert as U.S. and Global Threat from Coronavirus Grows

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), led 25 of their Senate colleagues in sending a letter to National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien pressing him to appoint a qualified, dedicated, senior global health security expert to the White House's National Security Council (NSC) to address and coordinate administration efforts in … Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Massachusetts Delegation Announces Over $4.2 Million in Federal Grants to NeighborWorks Network Serving Massachusetts

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), William Keating (D-MA-09), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) today announced that NeighborWorks America, an organization that provides resources on affordable housing options for low-income and first-time homebuyers, has awarded … Continue Reading


February 12, 2020

Warren Raises Concerns to Fed Chair Regarding Significant Changes That May Weaken the Fed's Bank Supervision Process, Harming Consumers and the Economy

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, sent a letter to Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Jerome Powell regarding potential changes to the Fed's bank supervision process involving Matters Requiring Attention (MRAs), critical tools that bank examiners use to communicate violations of law and other areas of risk to financial institutions. Senator Warren expressed concern that these changes … Continue Reading


February 12, 2020

Warren, Ernst, Pascrell, Bacon Seek Update on DoD Efforts to Protect Servicemembers from Traumatic Brain Injuries

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) and Don Bacon (R-NE), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) requesting an update on their efforts to better prevent and protect servicemembers from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) through the documentation of blast exposure in … Continue Reading


February 11, 2020

Warren, Colleagues Seek Probe into Whether Trump Administration's Delay of Puerto Rico Disaster Recovery Funds Violated Same Law as Delay of Ukraine Security Aid

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Representatives Joaquín Castro (D-Texas), Darren Soto (D-Fla.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), James P. McGovern (D-Mass.), Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), and José E. Serrano (D-N.Y.), wrote to the Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General (HUD OIG) requesting an … Continue Reading


February 10, 2020

Senator Warren’s Statement on the Housatonic River Agreement

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released the following statement on the mediated settlement reached between the Environmental Protection Agency and General Electric Co. regarding clean-up of the Housatonic River.“When harmful chemicals are released into our environment, we owe it to our families and communities to come together at the federal, state, and local levels to fight for responsible clean-up and environmental justice,” said Senator Warren. … Continue Reading


February 07, 2020

Warren, Carper Cheer House Passage of Presidential Transition Enhancement Act

Washington, D.C.. - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) applauded the unanimous passage of the bipartisan Presidential Transition Enhancement Act, which includes major provisions of the Transition Team Ethics Improvement Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Transition Team Ethics Improvement Act was introduced in February 2019 by Senators Warren and Carper and the late Representative Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), and will enhance the … Continue Reading


February 07, 2020

Massachusetts Lawmakers Request Information on Federal Plans to Support Mental Health Needs in Puerto Rico Following Recent Earthquakes

Washington, DC -- 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), Joseph Kennedy III (D-MA-04), William Keating (D-MA-09), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), sent a letter to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) asking for information on how they plan to support the mental health needs of Puerto Rico … Continue Reading


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

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