Press Releases

April 27, 2015

Sen. Warren and Rep. Cummings Join Colleagues in Asking ED, Federal Student Loan Servicers About Efforts to Assist Struggling Borrowers

WASHINGTON, DC ­­- Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and United States Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, led a bicameral letter asking the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and four federal student loan servicers about their efforts to advise struggling student borrowers about relief options available to them under federal law. The letter also was signed by Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Jack Reed … Continue Reading


April 16, 2015

Senator Warren Highlights Republican Budget's Damaging Impact on Massachusetts Families

New Analysis Shows Budget's Effect on the Commonwealth WASHINGTON, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren today released a new analysis highlighting the damaging impact in Massachusetts of the Republicans' 2016 federal budget, which would eliminate important benefits for middle-class families while giving billions of dollars in new tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans. The budget process moved forward this week with the formation of a conference committee to work out differences between … Continue Reading


April 15, 2015

Senator Warren Lays Out Next Steps for Financial Reform

Text of Full Remarks Fact Sheet on Reform Proposals Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren today delivered remarks at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College's 24th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the unfinished business of financial reform and regulation of financial markets. "Rules are not the enemy of markets," said Senator Warren. "Rules are a necessary ingredient for healthy markets, for markets that create competition and innovation. And rolling back the … Continue Reading


April 15, 2015

Senator Warren's Remarks on the Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing

WASHINGTON, DC -United States Senator Elizabeth Warren delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor today: Mr. President, two years ago today, the people of Boston came face-to-face with terror at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. This cowardly attack and its aftermath took four lives, injured scores more, and forever changed the lives of survivors and their families. In the face of this horrific terrorist act, Boston responded with courage and community. Our heroic first … Continue Reading


April 08, 2015

Senator Warren's Statement on the Verdict in the Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

WASHINGTON, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren released the following statement today: "Nothing will ever replace what was lost in the wake of the Marathon bombing, but today's verdict is another step toward justice. Together, we will move … Continue Reading


March 27, 2015

Mass. Congressional Delegation Urges President Obama to Approve the Commonwealth's Disaster Declaration Request

Text of the Delegation's Letter is Available Here WASHINGTON, DC - The Massachusetts Congressional delegation today sent a letter urging President Barack Obama to approve Governor Charlie Baker's request for federal disaster assistance following the severe winter storms that have caused historic snowfall accumulations in the Commonwealth this winter. The letter highlights the unprecedented snowfall that impacted Massachusetts and the significant cost of state and local damages. "Many … Continue Reading


March 27, 2015

Senate Passes Bipartisan Budget Amendment Supporting At- Sea & Dockside Monitoring for New England Fisheries

WASHINGTON, DC - Last night, the Senate passed by unanimous consent a budget amendment introduced by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Angus King (I-Maine), and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) to support at-sea and dockside monitoring for fisheries that have received economic disaster assistance. A fishery disaster declaration was declared in 2012 for the Northeast. "Many fishing families across Massachusetts are facing significant hardship because … Continue Reading


March 27, 2015

Warren, Manchin, Murray, Brown, Schatz Introduce budget amendment to strengthen, expand Social Security

WASHINGTON, DC - This evening, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Joe Manchin (D- W.Va.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.) Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) introduced a budget amendment to support a sustainable expansion of Social Security benefits and promote the long-term solvency of the Social Security and Disability Insurance trust funds. The amendment requires these changes to be fully paid-for. "Our country faces a growing retirement crisis. Two-thirds of seniors … Continue Reading


March 26, 2015

Warren, Collins, King, and Markey Introduce Bipartisan Budget Amendment Supporting At-Sea & Dockside Monitoring for New England Fisheries

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Angus King (I-Maine), and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced a bipartisan budget amendment to support at-sea and dockside monitoring for fisheries that have received economic disaster assistance. A fishery disaster declaration was declared in 2012 for the Northeast. "Many fishing families across Massachusetts are facing significant hardship because of the ongoing fisheries disaster," … Continue Reading


March 26, 2015

Senators Warren and Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Bill Honoring POW/MIA Servicemembers

Bill Would Establish Commemorative Chair on U.S. Capitol Grounds Companion Legislation Introduced in House by Congressman Lynch Bill text is available here WASHINGTON, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senator Marco Rubio (R - Fla.) and a bipartisan group of their Senate colleagues today introduced legislation in the Senate and House to honor American servicemembers who are Prisoners of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA). The National POW/MIA Remembrance Act will honor … Continue Reading


March 25, 2015

Senators Introduce Budget Amendment to Let Students Refinance Crushing Student Loan Debt

WASHINGTON, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and dozens of Senate Democrats today introduced an amendment to the Senate budget resolution that would make college more affordable for middle-class families by allowing borrowers with outstanding Federal and private student loans to refinance at the interest rates approved last year for new borrowers. The cost of the amendment is fully offset by requiring millionaires to pay at least a 30 percent effective Federal tax … Continue Reading


March 24, 2015

VIDEO: Warren, Cummings Middle Class Prosperity Project Forum Focuses on “Ending the Retirement Savings Drain and Improving Economic Security”

Video of the Forum Can be Found Here WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held the second in a series of congressional forums as part of the Middle Class Prosperity Project launched by the members last month. Tuesday's forum, titled "Ending the Retirement Savings Drain and Improving Economic Security," focused on one of the biggest challenges that Americans face … Continue Reading


March 23, 2015

Hundreds of Small Businesses Attend Senator Warren’s 2nd Annual Massachusetts Business Matchmaker

FRAMINGHAM, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren today hosted her second annual Massachusetts Business Matchmaker event, welcoming more than 350 participants representing federal agencies, prime contractors, and small businesses from throughout the Commonwealth. This year's event was held in Framingham, and was a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) American Supplier Initiative in partnership with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). "This event is about … Continue Reading


March 18, 2015

Warren, Courtney Introduce Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act to Tackle Student Debt

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) introduced the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act in the Senate and House. The legislation would allow those with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at the interest rates that were approved last year for new borrowers. A previous version of the bill was voted on in the 113th Congress, and every Senate Democrat and three Senate Republicans voted to move the bill forward, … Continue Reading


March 17, 2015

Warren and Cummings Seek Further Information on CFTC Commissioner's Possible Conflicts of Interest

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic Policy, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) following up on their previous request for information related to potential conflict of interest concerns stemming from the Commissioner's prior … Continue Reading


March 12, 2015

Senator Warren, SBA, and GSA to Host 2nd Annual Massachusetts Business Matchmaker

For event information and to RSVP visit warren.senate.gov/matchmaker BOSTON, MA - On Monday, March 23rd, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren will host her 2nd Annual "Massachusetts Business Matchmaker" event for local small businesses to identify partnership opportunities with government agencies and government prime contractors. The event is a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) American Supplier Initiative in partnership with the U.S. General Services … Continue Reading


March 04, 2015

Sen. Warren to GOP: Stop Ambushing Workers' Rights and Let the NLRB Do Its Job

Video of Sen. Warren's Remarks Available HereFull Text Available Here WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a speech on the floor of the United States Senate Tuesday evening, Senator Elizabeth Warren urged Congress to reject a Republican resolution aimed at stopping implementation of the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) new rule to make workplace union elections more efficient and effective. "Instead of implementing policies that strengthen the middle class, Republicans are pressing a bill to stop a … Continue Reading


March 03, 2015

Senator Warren to Visit Alabama for 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Marches

WASHINGTON, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren will visit Alabama this weekend for events commemorating the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" and the marches from Selma to Montgomery in support of voting rights. "The civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery were landmark moments in the ongoing fight for equality," Senator Warren said. "The protesters' courageous actions helped push back against racial discrimination and spurred passage of the Voting Rights Act. I look forward … Continue Reading


March 03, 2015

Senators Warren and Markey Announce $6.8 Million HUD Grant to Massachusetts for Affordable Supportive Housing

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey today announced that the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will receive $6.8 million in rental housing assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This Project Rental Assistance grant, awarded through HUD's Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program, will provide DHCD with critical funding to support affordable housing for … Continue Reading


February 26, 2015

Senators to Education Department: Stop Profiting Off Student Loans and Fulfill Congressional Directives to Help Struggling Borrowers

WASHINGTON, DC -Noting that "(i)t is not the job of the Department of Education to maximize profits for the government at the cost of squeezing students who are struggling to get an education," United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter asking the U.S. Department of Education to "implement the directives it has been given by Congress to … Continue Reading

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