Press Releases

December 03, 2015

Senator Warren's Statement on the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren entered the following statement in the Congressional Record following the Senate's vote on the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act: "Senator Boxer deserves tremendous credit for negotiating a long-term funding bill for our crumbling roads and bridges. The Fixing America's Surface Transportation, FAST, Act is an important turning point in addressing our Nation's infrastructure needs, and the bill will create quality jobs and … Continue Reading


December 03, 2015

Cummings and Warren Hold Middle Class Prosperity Project Forum on "The Effects of Poverty on Children's Opportunities"

Members Release State-by-State Staff Reports on the Benefits of Extending Tax Credits for Low-Income Families in Every State and Metro Area Panelists Emphasize That Millions of Children and Families Will Be Pushed into Poverty Unless Congress Extends EITC, CTC Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, held a Middle Class Prosperity Project forum today titled, … Continue Reading


December 03, 2015

Benefits of preserving and extending tax credits for families

Billions of dollars of tax breaks are about to expire for both businesses and families. Congress is actively advancing a package of more than $400 billion worth of tax credits for some of the nation's largest corporations, but tax breaks for families should also be part of that package. Critical parts of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC), tax credits that boost wages for low - and moderate - income working families, are set to expire soon. If they are not renewed, … Continue Reading


December 02, 2015

Senator Warren Delivers Remarks Urging Congress to Pass the SAVE Benefits Act

Video of remarks Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren and several of her Democratic colleagues went to the Senate floor this afternoon to call on Congress to pass the Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits Act (SAVE Benefits Act). A video of Senator Warren's remarks is here, and the text of the sentator's remarks as prepared for delivery is below. Senator Elizabeth WarrenRemarks on the Senate FloorDecember 1, 2015***As prepared for delivery*** Mr. President, the clock is … Continue Reading


December 01, 2015

Senators Warren, Durbin and Blumenthal Raise Concerns About Federal Settlement with For-Profit College Company EDMC

Washington, DC - In a letter to the Department of Education (ED) and Department of Justice (DOJ), United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) raised concerns about the federal government's recent settlement with Education Management Corporation (EDMC) over illegal recruiting tactics. The senators questioned the settlement's lack of accountability for company executives and inadequate relief for students. "We are profoundly … Continue Reading


November 30, 2015

Warren, Vitter: Fed’s New Bailout Rule is a Step in the Right Direction

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and David Vitter (R-La.) members of the Senate Banking Committee, today released the following statements upon the Federal Reserve's adoption of a new rule limiting its ability to lend funds to financial institutions in crisis, also known as a "bailout." "I'm glad the Fed incorporated many of the ideas from the bipartisan Bailout Prevention Act. These changes will help promote market discipline and make the financial system safer … Continue Reading


November 16, 2015

Warren, Grassley Seek Update from SEC on Whistleblower Program Performance

PDF of the Letter Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy, and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, sent a letter today to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White requesting information on the recent performance of the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower (OWB). The Dodd-Frank Act added several key whistleblower protections and mandated an SEC Inspector General … Continue Reading


November 10, 2015

Warren and Cummings Investigation Finds That Repeal of Dodd-Frank Provision Now Allows Banks to Keep Nearly $10 Trillion in Risky Trades on Books

Democrats Urge SEC and CFTC to Impose Strong Rules to Protect Taxpayers and the Economy They Ask GAO to Investigate Impact of Repeal After Regulators Failed to Analyze Risk Washington, DC - Today, 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, released new information about their investigation into the risks posed to taxpayers and the economy after last year's partial repeal of … Continue Reading


November 09, 2015

Members of Congress Urge Education Department to Grant Students Immediate Relief Following Federal Judge’s Ruling that Corinthian Colleges Broke the Law

Washington, DC -United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), along with House Committee on Financial Services Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), House Committee on Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-Va.), and 12 other congressional leaders on college accountability today sent a bicameral letter urging the Department of Education … Continue Reading


November 05, 2015

Senators Introduce SAVE Benefits Act to Boost Social Security and Other Critical Benefits for Seniors, Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai'i), Tammy Baldwin … Continue Reading


October 28, 2015

Gillibrand, Warren Introduce the Cody Miller Patient Medication Information Act

New Legislation Would Require Standardized, Consumer-Friendly Information to be Provided with Prescriptions Fact Sheet Bill Text Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced the Cody Miller Patient Medication Information Act, to require the information that is given to patients when they pick up their prescriptions to be standardized and consumer-friendly. Currently this information is not subject to any binding … Continue Reading


October 27, 2015

With One Million More Student Borrowers Entering Repayment Next Month, Senate Democrats Hold Forum on College Affordability and the Student Debt Crisis

Senators hear from graduates, experts about how rising debt loads are crushing young Americans and dragging down the economy Call on Congress to allow students to refinance existing debt, bring down college costs Video is available here WASHINGTON, DC - As almost one million student borrowers prepare to receive their first student loan bills in November, United States Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), chair of the Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) held … Continue Reading


October 27, 2015

Senator Warren Releases Findings of Investigation into Conflicts of Interest in the Annuity Industry

Report Highlights Need for Strong Federal Conflict of Interest Rule to Protect Retirees Read a PDF copy of the report here WASHINGTON, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren today released the findings from an investigation into how perks and kickbacks create conflicts of interest in the annuities industry. The report, which examined responses from 15 leading annuities providers to letters sent by Senator Warren earlier this year, highlights the ways that annuity companies can … Continue Reading


October 26, 2015

Tsongas, Warren, Markey announce major $13.4 million Federal TIGER grant awarded to the City of Lowell

LOWELL, MA - Congresswoman Niki Tsongas and Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey today announced that the City of Lowell was awarded a $13.4 million TIGER grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation to help repair and take ownership of the 8 canal bridges throughout the City. The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant program was created by Congress in 2009 and awards the most promising local infrastructure proposals with investments in road, rail, transit, … Continue Reading


October 26, 2015

Sen. Warren, Rep. Takano and Colleagues Send Bicameral Letter Urging Social Security Administration to Implement Supreme Court’s Marriage Decisions, Not Penalize Previously-Married Same-Sex Couples

WASHINGTON, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressman Mark Takano (D-Calif.), and 119 of their congressional colleagues today sent a letter to Acting Commissioner of Social Security Carolyn W. Colvin and Attorney General Loretta Lynch to make sure that the Supreme Court's landmark marriage decisions are implemented and that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is treating all marriages equally. The letter urges SSA not to penalize married same-sex couples who received … Continue Reading


October 23, 2015

GAO Report: More to Be Done to Improve Inclusion of Women in NIH Clinical Research

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Representatives Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and Lois Capps (D-CA), released a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) evaluating the inclusion of women in clinical research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The report shows that while the NIH has made progress in … Continue Reading


October 22, 2015

Menendez Leads Group of Senators in Introducing Legislation to Provide Equitable Tax Credit Treatment for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), joined by Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), today introduced the "Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit Equity for Puerto Rico Act" which would extend the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) to all eligible families in Puerto Rico. Because of a disparity in current law, hundreds of … Continue Reading


October 20, 2015

Blumenthal, Durbin, Warren, Brown Demand Education Department Stop Unrestrained Flow of Federal Funds to Potentially Fraudulent For-Profit Schools

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) demanded the U.S. Department of Education (ED) immediately take action to stop millions in federal funds from being provided to potentially fraudulent for-profit institutions, as uncovered by a recent report in The New York Times. In writing to ED Under Secretary Ted Mitchell, the senators implored ED to increase efforts to prevent student aid … Continue Reading


September 30, 2015

Sen. Warren Joins Sens. Schatz, Durbin, Brown, and Colleagues to Introduce Bill to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Over 70 Massachusetts Municipalities Have Raised Smoking Age, More Than Any Other State Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and six other Senators to introduce the Tobacco to 21 Act (S.2100), legislation that would prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. In Massachusetts, over 70 municipalities - more than any other state in the nation - have raised … Continue Reading


September 29, 2015

Senator Warren Sends Letters to Brookings, Labor Dept

Letter to BrookingsLetter to Labor Department Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren sent a letter to the Brookings Institution regarding her concerns about the authors' financial conflicts of interest and previously undisclosed financial industry editorial input into a study authored by a Brookings' Nonresident Senior Fellow Dr. Robert Litan. Dr. Litan's study was on the Department of Labor's proposed Conflict of Interest rule, which was written to ensure that retirement … Continue Reading

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