Press Releases

June 20, 2019

Warren Leads 42 Senators in Reintroducing Refund Equality Act to Provide Equal Tax Treatment for Married Same-Sex Couples

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today reintroduced the Refund Equality Act. This legislation would ensure that legally-married same-sex couples -- who until the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 U.S. v. Windsor decision were barred from filing federal taxes jointly -- are permitted to file amended tax returns back to the date of their marriage. Before the Supreme Court's decision in Windsor, a same-sex couple, legally married under state law, could not file … Continue Reading


June 19, 2019

Warren Calls on Department of Defense and OSHA to Implement Workplace Safety Recommendations

 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) earlier this week sent letters to Undersecretary of Defense Ellen Lord and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor Loren Sweatt expressing concern about the high number of safety violations among large Department of Defense (DOD) contractors discovered by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and calling for further action from DOD and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to protect workers by fixing the … Continue Reading


June 19, 2019

Senator Warren and Colleagues to Congressional Budget Negotiators: Make Child Care, Affordable Housing, and Addressing the Climate Crisis Top Priorities

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer … Continue Reading


June 19, 2019

Senator Warren Responds to the Trump Administration’s Inadequate Replacement for the Obama-era Clean Power Plan

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency finalizing the so-called “Affordable Clean Energy” rule, an inadequate replacement for the Obama Administration’s 2015 Clean Power Plan. “The climate crisis is endangering our country, our health, our economy, and our national security, while the Trump administration continues to put the profits of corporate polluters over the well-being … Continue Reading


June 19, 2019

Senator Warren and Colleagues to Congressional Budget Negotiators: Make Child Care, Affordable Housing, and Addressing the Climate Crisis Top Priorities

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer … Continue Reading


June 18, 2019

Massachusetts Elected and Community Leaders Support Senator Warren's Newly-Introduced Bill to Provide Universal Child Care and Early Learning to All Families

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), Vice Chair of the Majority Leader's Task Force on Families and Children Living in Poverty, today unveiled the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act, a comprehensive and bicameral bill that would provide millions of families with free, high-quality child care and early learning options and ensure that … Continue Reading


June 18, 2019

Senator Warren and Congresswoman Haaland Unveil New Legislation to Provide Universal Child Care and Early Learning to All Families

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), Vice Chair of the Majority Leader's Task Force on Families and Children Living in Poverty, today unveiled the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act, a comprehensive and bicameral bill that would provide millions of families with free, high-quality child care and early learning options and ensure that … Continue Reading


June 14, 2019

Senators Warren, Wyden, and Chairman Cummings Release Watchdog Report Finding 2017 Equifax Breach Increased Risk of Fraud Against Citizens Using Government Services

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Banking Committee, Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) released a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report identifying significant gaps in the federal government's treatment of citizens' personally identifiable information, and revealing that "data stolen in recent breaches, such as … Continue Reading


June 13, 2019

Senator Warren, House Majority Whip Clyburn to Introduce Legislation to Cancel Student Loan Debt for Millions of Americans

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and Representative James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.), House Majority Whip, today announced they will introduce bicameral legislation to eliminate up to $50,000 in student loan debt for 42 million Americans -- providing debt relief to 95% of student borrowers, including cancelling student debt entirely for 75% of borrowers. The bill would significantly lessen … Continue Reading


June 13, 2019

Warren, Carper Demand Answers on Freddie Mac-Guaranteed $800 Million Loan to Kushner Companies

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) today sent a letter to Freddie Mac Chief Executive Donald Layton seeking information about an $800 million Freddie Mac-guaranteed loan given to Kushner Companies, a real estate company owned by the family of Jared Kushner, a senior White House advisor and son-in-law of President Trump.  Freddie Mac is chartered by Congress to "provide liquidity, stability and affordability" in the mortgage market … Continue Reading


June 12, 2019

Senator Warren Asks Regulators About Discrimination Built into Automated Lending Decisions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, sent a letter to Chairman Jerome Powell at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Comptroller Joseph Otting at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Chairman Jelena McWilliams at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Director Kathy Kraninger at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, regarding a recently-released … Continue Reading


June 12, 2019

Warren, Lieu Call for Investigation into State Dept. Official's Efforts to Fast Track Saudi Arms Deal Benefitting Former Client Raytheon

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Representative Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, sent a letter to the Inspector General (IG) of the U.S. State Department urging him to investigate the involvement of Charles Faulkner, a former State Department official, in a recent Trump Administration decision to use emergency powers to waive Congressional review of billions of … Continue Reading


June 11, 2019

Warren, Sanders, Cosponsors Unveil Legislation to Put Territories on Par with States for Medicaid

 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), along with six other cosponsors in the Senate, to introduce legislation Tuesday to address immediate humanitarian needs in the territories, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The Territories Health Equity Act of 2019 (S. 1773) would correct long-standing inequities in federal health care funding for Medicaid and Medicare, and give the nearly four million Americans … Continue Reading


June 11, 2019

GAO Agrees to Investigate Federal Disaster Aid Programs' Impact on Inequality

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, applauded the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for agreeing to their April 2019 request to conduct a review of federal disaster relief programs to determine the extent to which the structure and administration of those programs exacerbate racial and socioeconomic inequities in the United States and the extent to which they … Continue Reading


June 11, 2019

Warren Calls on Assistant Attorney General Delrahim to Recuse Himself from DOJ Antitrust Probes of Google & Apple

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent letters to Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim and Department of Justice (DOJ) ethics officials regarding Delrahim's prior lobbying work for Google and Apple and urging him to recuse himself from any Department matters involving the two companies. The senator's letters follow a recent announcement that DOJ will have jurisdiction over antitrust investigations into the giant tech companies.While the DOJ and … Continue Reading


June 07, 2019

Bipartisan Resolution to Honor the Nation's First Responders Unanimously Passes U.S. Senate

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Gary Peters (D-Mich.), as well as Senators Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), and James Lankford (R-Okla.) celebrated the unanimous Senate passage of a resolution to designate October 28, 2019, as "Honoring the Nation's First Responders Day." According to … Continue Reading


June 07, 2019

Senators Introduce Resolution Supporting Two-State Solution in Middle East

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) today joined Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in introducing a new Senate resolution expressing continued support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The resolution highlights the U.S.-Israel relationship while acknowledging the Palestinian right to self-determination. It seeks to renew commitment to a two-state solution as the best way to achieve a … Continue Reading


June 06, 2019

Warren, Blumenthal, Senate Colleagues Call For Review of Conduct by DOJ Attorneys

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and five other senators in writing to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Professional Responsibility seeking a review of DOJ attorneys’ “alleged attempts to hide or obscure the contribution of a deeply partisan political operative to the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.” Recent reporting has revealed that DOJ attorneys may have given false testimony … Continue Reading


June 06, 2019

Senator Warren and Representative Sherman Applaud the Exclusion of a Provision Codifying the Failed Free File Program from Tax Legislation in Congress

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) today released statements applauding reports that updates to the Taxpayer First Act will remove a provision codifying the failed Free File program."For years, giant tax preparation companies have deliberately rigged the IRS program that is supposed to provide free filing services to low- and moderate- income taxpayers and used it to pad their bottom lines instead," said Senator … Continue Reading


June 06, 2019

Governors Baker and Newsom Lead Bipartisan Group of Governors Calling on Congress to Pass the STATES Act

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Gardner (D-Colo.) today applauded Governors Charlie Baker (R-Mass.) and Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) for leading a bipartisan group of twelve governors, including Kate Brown (D-Ore.), Gary Herbert (R-Utah), Jay Inslee (D-Wash.), Phil Scott (R-Vt.), Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.), Doug Burgum (R-N.D.), Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Steve Sisolak (D-Nev.), Tom Wolf (D-Pa.), and Larry Hogan (R-Md.), in a letter of support for the … Continue Reading

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