Press Releases

December 05, 2016

Sens. Warren, Schumer, Murray, Brown, and Franken Release Joint Statement on DOL Appeal of Overtime-Pay Rule Injunction

Washington, D.C. - Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Al Franken (D-Minn.) released the following statement Friday on the Department of Labor's (DOL) decision to appeal a federal court injunction of the new overtime-pay rule: "We're glad the Department of Labor has decided to appeal a Texas court's misguided decision to take money out of the pockets of hard-working Americans. Because Republicans and corporate … Continue Reading


December 05, 2016

Sens. Warren, Grassley Introduce Legislation to Make Hearing Aids More Accessible and Affordable

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Thursday introduced the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2016. The bipartisan legislation would make certain types of hearing aids available over the counter (OTC) and remove unnecessary and burdensome requirements that currently create barriers for consumers who could benefit from hearing aids. Approximately 30 million Americans experience age-related hearing loss, yet only about 14 percent of those … Continue Reading


December 01, 2016

Senators Warren and Carper Question GSA on President-elect Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

Washington, DC- Today, U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.), top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA), Denise Turner Roth, seeking information on GSA's efforts to protect taxpayer dollars and address conflicts of interest in its business relationship with President-elect Donald Trump and his family. Specifically, the Senators requested information … Continue Reading


November 30, 2016

Senators Warren and Sanders Release Joint Statement on Trump's Treasury Nominee

Washington, DC - Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement Wednesday after it was reported that President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Steve Mnuchin to serve as Treasury secretary: "During the campaign, Donald Trump told the American people that he was going to change Washington by taking on Wall Street. Donald Trump's choice for Treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, is just another Wall Street insider. That is not the type of change that … Continue Reading


November 28, 2016

Senator Warren Delivers Remarks on the Proposed 21st Century Cures Bill

Video available here WASHINGTON, DC - In a floor speech on Monday evening, Senator Elizabeth Warren raised signficant concerns about the proposed 21st Century Cures bill. The text of her remarks is below: Mr. President, three weeks ago, Americans went to the polls. Voters were deeply divided on whether Democrats or Republicans should be in charge. Donald Trump is the President-elect despite losing the popular vote by more than two million people. But there is one thing that Americans were … Continue Reading


November 23, 2016

Warren and Cummings Ask GAO to Review "Chaotic" Trump Transition

Washington, DC -United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, today sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a review of President-elect Donald Trump's "chaotic" transition. The lawmakers asked GAO to examine conflicts of interest related to business holdings of Mr. Trump and his family, potential violations of protocol and national security concerns … Continue Reading


November 22, 2016

Warren, Markey, Capuano, and Lynch Ask JetBlue to Consider Request for Airline to Retrofit Aircrafts to Reduce Harmful Noise

Washington, DC - In a letter sent today to the President and CEO of JetBlue, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, along with Congressmen Michael E. Capuano and Stephen F. Lynch, asked the company to consider the Milton Board of Selectmen's request that the airline retrofit its pre-2014 Airbus A320 series aircraft by installing vortex generators, which are designed to significantly reduce airplane noise. This letter follows recent increased airplane traffic, noise, and … Continue Reading


November 16, 2016

Brown, Waters, Warren, Ellison Demand Financial Services Industry Condemn Bannon Appointment

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ranking Member of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services; Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA); and Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) sent an open letter to financial services trade groups demanding that they condemn the appointment of Stephen Bannon to President-elect Donald Trump's administration. The Members noted that the Mr. Bannon's … Continue Reading


November 16, 2016

Statement from Mass. Delegation Members on Harvard Graduate Student Union Election

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, along with Representatives Stephen F. Lynch, Niki Tsongas, Joe Kennedy III, and Katherine Clark, issued the following statement on this week's union election for Harvard University graduate students: "In August, the National Labor Relations Board reversed a decade-old decision, giving graduate student workers at private universities the right to form a union. And today, graduate students at Harvard University will … Continue Reading


November 15, 2016

Warren to President-Elect Trump: You Are Already Breaking Promises by Appointing Slew of Special Interests, Wall Street Elites, and Insiders to Transition Team

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren today sent a letter to President-Elect Trump raising serious concerns about the special interest lobbyists, Wall Street bankers, and industry insiders who are staffing his transition team and who will shape the new administration. The senator wrote, "Based on public reports, your transition team and your potential cabinet include over twenty Wall Street elites, industry insiders, and lobbyists making decisions that could have huge … Continue Reading


November 07, 2016

Senators Warren and Grassley to Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Make Hearing Aids More Accessible and Affordable

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced that they will introduce the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2016. The bipartisan legislation would make certain types of hearing aids available over the counter (OTC) and remove unnecessary and burdensome requirements that currently create barriers for consumers who could benefit from hearing aids. Approximately 30 million Americans experience age-related hearing loss, yet only about 14 … Continue Reading


November 04, 2016

Warren and Markey Applaud Federal Medicaid Waiver for MassHealth

Washington, DC - Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey applauded today's announcement of a five-year Medicaid 1115 Waiver for Massachusetts, which includes more than $29 billion in federal funding for MassHealth. Warren, Markey, and the congressional delegation wrote to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in September in support of Massachusetts' waiver request. "This federal support is great news for Massachusetts providers, patients, and community-based … Continue Reading


November 03, 2016

Warren, Wyden, Menendez Question Wells Fargo CEO About Accuracy of Reports with Financial Regulator

Washington, DC - In a letter sent today to Wells Fargo's new CEO, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) raised questions about the accuracy of Wells Fargo's filings with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) relating to the termination of employees for creating more than two million unauthorized checking and credit card accounts. As a major securities industry regulator, FINRA is responsible for "writing and enforcing rules … Continue Reading


November 01, 2016

Senators Have New Questions for Mylan About EpiPen Price Hike, Pricing Strategy

Washington, DC - In a 13-page letter sent today to the CEO of pharmaceutical company Mylan, 17 senators requested additional information about the company's recent EpiPen Auto-Injector (EpiPen) price increases and how Mylan's pricing strategy affects consumers, taxpayers, and insurance premiums. The letter follows a previous request for information made in August about the EpiPen price hike. The letter was signed by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Richard Blumenthal … Continue Reading


October 28, 2016

Warren, Markey, and Lynch Announce $1.68M in Federal Funding for Scituate Seawall

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, along with Representative Stephen F. Lynch announced nearly $1.7 million in federal funding for the Town of Scituate to fortify the Third Cliff seawall. The Third Cliff was damaged during Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and the federal funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will assist with foreshore protection. "This long-overdue FEMA funding will make a big difference for Scituate as it works … Continue Reading


October 28, 2016

Senator Warren, Members of Congress Applaud Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force's Steps to Help Further Parity Protections

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Representative Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) applauded the President's Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force announcement yesterday of a series of steps to help ensure that patients receive the insurance coverage they are entitled to under the law. The task force released its final report with … Continue Reading


October 27, 2016

Senators Question Wells Fargo's Independent Auditor KPMG about Failure to Identify Illegal Activity

Washington, DC - In a letter sent today to Wells Fargo's independent auditor KPMG, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) raised questions about KPMG's failure to identify illegal activity when it audited the bank's financial statements from 2011-2015. The senators wrote, "KPMG conducted audits assessing Wells Fargo's internal control over its financial statements...But none of KPMG's audits identified any … Continue Reading


October 24, 2016

Warren, Markey and Neal Applaud $1.5M HUD Loan Guarantee for Springfield's Downtown Dining District Loan Fund Project

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, along with Representative Richard Neal applauded the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Section 108 Loan Guarantee to support Springfield's Downtown Dining District Loan Fund project. The project will create a low-interest fund and provide loans ranging from $50,000 to $200,000 to support new full-service restaurants and job opportunities in Springfield's business district. "This federal … Continue Reading


October 24, 2016

Warren, Markey, Capuano and Lynch Call on FAA to Increase Community Participation in Process to Address Airplane Noise

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, along with Representatives Michael Capuano and Stephen F. Lynch sent a letter to the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), requesting that the FAA work to increase community participation in the process to address airplane-related noise. This letter follows a September letter from the Milton Board of Selectmen to the Administrator for the FAA New England Region and to the Massachusetts … Continue Reading


October 21, 2016

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