Press Releases

December 20, 2018

Warren Applauds Historic Legislation to Benefit Veterans, Servicemembers, Gold Star Families

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement applauding the omnibus legislation passed today in the Senate, the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act, which contains important provisions for veterans, servicemembers, and their families, including spouses whose loved ones died in the line of duty: "My three big brothers served in our military, so I know first-hand how veterans, servicemembers, and their families make immense sacrifices to … Continue Reading


December 20, 2018

Sen. Warren, Rep. Velázquez Concerned by Reports of McKinsey's Conflicts of Interest In Advising Puerto Rico's Oversight Board

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) today sent a letter to the consulting firm McKinsey & Company regarding its work for Puerto Rico's Financial Oversight & Management Board. The lawmakers' letter raises questions about McKinsey's potential conflicts of interest after a recent report revealed that the consulting firm-which closely advises the Oversight Board on Puerto Rico's fiscal plans, budgets, and … Continue Reading


December 20, 2018

Warren to Kraninger on First Days at CFPB: Take Five Steps Immediately to Enable the Agency to Stand up For Consumers

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent an eight-page letter to Kathy Kraninger, newly confirmed Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to mark the first days of her five-year term.Kraninger's predecessor, Mick Mulvaney, undermined the CFPB's statutory mission to protect consumers by filling the agency with political appointees, halting enforcement activity, decimating the agency's access to resources and data, and dismantling critical … Continue Reading


December 19, 2018

Warren, Schatz Renew Call for VA Inspector General Investigation of "Mar-a-Lago Cronies'" Undue Influence over Dept. of Veterans Affairs Decisions

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) sent a letter to the Inspector General (IG) of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reiterate their request for an investigation of the alleged interference by three members of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in decision-making at the VA. The letter, which follows a recent new report on the scope of undue influence on VA contracting and budgeting by Mr. Ike Perlmutter, Dr. Bruce … Continue Reading


December 18, 2018

Senator Warren Calls on CFPB Inspector General to Investigate Wasteful, Harmful Decision to Change Agency's Name

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Mark Bialek, the Inspector General (IG) of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), to request an investigation of former Interim CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney's attempt to change the agency's name, at the cost of millions of dollars for consumers, banks, and other regulated entities. "The failure to justify the name change, combined with the failure to … Continue Reading


December 18, 2018

Senator Warren Calls on Department of Homeland Security Inspector General to Conduct a Rigorous Investigation into the Death of a 7-Year-Old Girl in the Custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Inspector General (IG) John V. Kelly requesting a rigorous investigation into the death of Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin, a 7-year-old girl who died on December 8, 2018 as a result of dehydration and shock after she was taken into the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). "The death of this child in CBP custody is profoundly troubling, and … Continue Reading


December 18, 2018

Warren, Schakowsky Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Radically Reduce Drug Prices Through Public Manufacturing of Prescription Drugs

| Op-ed Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today introduced the Affordable Drug Manufacturing Act, an ambitious proposal to address the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs. Her bill would lower prices and increase competition in the generic pharmaceutical market by establishing an Office of Drug Manufacturing within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) tasked with manufacturing select generic drugs and offering them to consumers at a fair … Continue Reading


December 18, 2018

Warren Calls for Investigation into Alleged Price Fixing Schemes by Generic Drug Manufacturers

Washington, DC ­- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Republican leaders of three Senate committees with jurisdiction over drug pricing issues-Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Finance Committee Chairman-designate Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Judiciary Committee Chairman-designate Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)-calling for them to open investigations and hold hearings on allegations of price fixing … Continue Reading


December 14, 2018

Senate Democrats Urge White House to Continue Nuclear Arms Control Negotiations

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today led a group of 26 Senators in sending a letter to President Trump outlining Democratic Caucus arms control priorities for the 116th Congress and expressing strong support for continued arms control negotiations. The letter follows the Trump Administration's recent decision to … Continue Reading


December 14, 2018

Warren Delivers Commencement Address at Morgan State University

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today delivered the keynote address at Morgan State University's (MSU) December Commencement Exercises. In her remarks to nearly 500 students graduating from the largest of Maryland's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Senator Warren discussed the importance of changing the rules so that everyone gets a fair shot at building a future.The full text of her remarks is available below.Senator Elizabeth … Continue Reading


December 13, 2018

Senate Democrats Urge White House to Continue Nuclear Arms Control Negotiations

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today led a group of 26 Senators in sending a letter to President Trump outlining Democratic Caucus arms control priorities for the 116th Congress and expressing strong support for continued arms control negotiations. The letter follows the Trump Administration's recent decision to … Continue Reading


December 13, 2018

Senator Warren's Accountable Capitalism Act Moves Forward As Representatives Luján, Pocan, Lynch, Boyle, and Schakowsky Introduce House Companion

Senate Bill Text | Bill Summary | Op-Ed | Letter of SupportWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) applauded U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), incoming Assistant Democratic Leader; Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), incoming co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus; Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.); Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.); and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), for introducing companion legislation to Senator Warren's Accountable Capitalism Act.Senator … Continue Reading


December 13, 2018

Warren, Van Hollen Call on Senate Banking Committee to Investigate Deutsche Bank

Washington, DC ­- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), both members of the Senate Banking Committee, wrote to Chairman Crapo asking the Banking Committee to launch a detailed, bipartisan investigation into Deutsche Bank. "Over the past several years, Deutsche Bank has been the subject of numerous enforcement actions in the in the United States and abroad, and just weeks ago the bank's head office and other locations in Frankfurt were raided by … Continue Reading


December 13, 2018

Senator Warren Joins Bipartisan Letter Urging CDC and ATSDR to Prioritize Studies on Health Effects of Firefighters’ Exposure to PFAS

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and a bipartisan group of 20 Senators in a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), requesting that the agencies take additional steps to ensure that the health effects of occupational exposure to per-and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS), particularly in firefighters, are … Continue Reading


December 12, 2018

Warren, Bonamici, Colleagues Call on DeVos to Rescind ACICS Reinstatement

    Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), along with four of their Senate colleagues and five of their House colleagues sent a letter urging Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and officials at the Department of Education to immediately rescind the decision to fully reinstate federal recognition of the controversial for-profit college accreditor, the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). In the … Continue Reading


December 11, 2018

Members of Congressional Black Caucus, Including Chairman Cedric Richmond, Introduce House Companion to Warren's Historic Legislation to Confront Affordable Housing Crisis

| Video (Facebook) Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) applauds Representative Cedric Richmond (D-La.), Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus and three other members of the CBC, Representatives Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), for introducing companion legislation to Senator Warren's American Housing and Economic Mobility Act. Senator Warren introduced the Senate version of this bill in September. The bill will … Continue Reading


December 10, 2018

Warren, Colleagues Demand Answers on White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Bill Shine’s Compliance with Federal Ethics Law

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), today sent a letter to Acting White House Counsel Emmet Flood to request information regarding Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Bill Shine and his compliance with federal ethics laws and regulations. The letter follows the recent release of a financial disclosure form which revealed that Mr. Shine, … Continue Reading


December 10, 2018

Warren, Markey, Neal, McGovern Announce $10 Million of Federal Investment in Western Massachusetts Freight Line

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.) and Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) today announced the release of a $10.8 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant to upgrade the New England Central Railroad main line through Western Massachusetts. Today, the corridor’s infrastructure cannot accommodate the modern, North American industry standard weight for freight … Continue Reading


December 10, 2018

Senators Warren and Young Bill to Increase Federal Transparency Passes the Senate

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced that their legislation, the Good Accounting Obligation in Government (GAO-IG) Act, passed the Senate last week by unanimous consent. The bipartisan bill would increase oversight of taxpayer dollars spent by federal agencies and would require federal agencies to provide annual reports to Congress on the status of implementing recommendations from the Office of Inspector General (IG) and the … Continue Reading


December 07, 2018

Warren, Collins, King, and Daines Lead Senators in Introducing Legislation to Honor WWII Cadet Nurses

Bill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Angus King (I-ME), and Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced the U.S Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act, a bill to honor women who served in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during WWII with honorary veteran status. The bill, which comes on National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, would recognize former Cadet Nurses' service to our country and provide them with honorable discharges, … Continue Reading

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