Press Releases

August 28, 2015

Adams Fire Department Awarded $809K Federal Grant

WASHINGTON, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey and Congressman Richard Neal today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded Adams Fire Department an $809,524 grant through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The funding will be used to replace the department's 1987 aerial ladder truck. "Our firefighters work tirelessly to keep our families safe, and it's up to us to make sure they have the equipment they need to do … Continue Reading


August 19, 2015

Baker-Polito Administration, Federal Congressional Delegation Seek Financial Relief for State Fishing Industry

BOSTON- Joined by the entire Massachusetts congressional delegation, the Baker-Polito Administration today sent a letter to the Secretary of Commerce and other federal partners urging their support in covering the costs of At-Sea-Monitoring (ASM) for the entire Northeast fishery. Additionally, the correspondence requests that the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) expedite electronic monitoring and other cost-saving alternatives to At-Sea-Monitoring. "We write with … Continue Reading


August 17, 2015

Warren, Feinstein, and Gillibrand Renew Request for Information on Efforts to Combat Antibiotic Overuse in Animals

WASHINGTON, DC -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) today sent a letter to Secretaries Burwell, Vilsack, and Carter, co-chairs of the Interagency Task Force for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, renewing their request for information on how the Task Force plans to address critical gaps in current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policies to address the public health threat posed by the overuse of antibiotics … Continue Reading


August 10, 2015

Senator Warren asks regulators about concerns related to new system that could hide Wall Street communications, hinder enforcement

WASHINGTON, DC - In a letter sent to six financial regulators today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) asked about compliance and enforcement issues related to a new communications tool created by Symphony Communications LLC for use by financial institutions. The senator raised concerns about Symphony's description of the new system, "which appear(s) to put companies on notice - with a wink and a nod - that they can use Symphony to reduce compliance and enforcement concerns," … Continue Reading


August 05, 2015

Senator Warren Introduces Legislation to Prohibit Employers From Requiring Credit Report Disclosure

Fact Sheet is Available Here Text of the Legislation is Available Here Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today introduced the Equal Employment for All Act with Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), … Continue Reading


August 05, 2015

Murray, Warren, and Blumenthal Request Inspector General Examination of Education Department's Student Loan Servicers Compliance Review

A copy of the letter is available hereA copy of the Warren staff report is available here WASHINGTON, DC - Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today sent a letter to the Education Department's (ED) Office of Inspector General (OIG) requesting an examination of ED's recent reviews of student loan servicers' compliance with the Servicemembers Civil Relief … Continue Reading


August 03, 2015

Statement from Senator Warren on the Iran Nuclear Agreement

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren released the following statement today: "A nuclear-armed Iran threatens the United States, Israel, and the world. The question now before Congress - the only question before Congress - is whether the recently-announced nuclear agreement represents our best available option for preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. After carefully reviewing the text of the agreement, consulting with experts both in and out of government and receiving extensive … Continue Reading


July 31, 2015

Senators Warren, Markey Applaud Nomination of Inga Bernstein to U.S. District Court in Massachusetts

BOSTON - President Obama announced that he has nominated Inga Bernstein to serve on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Inga Bernstein was recommended to Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey as a top candidate for Boston's federal judicial vacancy by the Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations. "I was glad to recommend Inga to the President for nomination to a District Court vacancy in Boston," Senator Warren said. "During her career, … Continue Reading


July 30, 2015

Senator Warren's Statement on the Energy Policy Modernization Act

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren released the following statement today after the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources voted to advance the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015: "Today, I voted in favor of the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015. While this was not the bill that I would have written, the bill contained several important provisions including permanently reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Historic Preservation Fund. Additionally, the … Continue Reading


July 30, 2015

Energy Committee Adopts Three Warren Amendments Supporting Research to Address High Energy Prices, Improve Energy Efficiency, And Enhance National Security

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources this week adopted three amendments introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as part of the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015. The amendments support research efforts to protect against higher domestic energy prices, improve energy efficiency, and enhance national security. Specifically, the amendments authorize a study into the state and regional economic impacts of exported liquefied natural gas (LNG); ask the … Continue Reading


July 30, 2015

Congressional Delegation Announces More than $19.2 million in Federal Fire Grants to Mass.

WASHINGTON, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, and Representatives Jim McGovern, Stephen F. Lynch, Niki Tsongas, and Bill Keating announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a total of $19,237,879 in grants to seven Massachusetts fire departments and the Quincy-based Fire Protection Research Foundation. The grants, which will support equipment acquisition, training, and staffing, were awarded to the Upton Fire Emergency … Continue Reading


July 27, 2015

Newton Fire Department Awarded $409K FEMA Grant to Purchase Emergency Vehicle

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey and Congressman Joe Kennedy III announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the Newton Fire Department a $409,091 grant through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The funding will be used for the acquisition of a heavy duty rescue truck for emergencies and incidents that require specialized equipment. "Newton's firefighters are out on the front lines keeping our families safe, and we … Continue Reading


July 16, 2015

Senator Elizabeth Warren's Statement on the Every Child Achieves Act Vote

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren released the following statement today: "The first version of ESEA was a landmark Civil Rights law. In the 1960s, the American people, through the federal government, committed to improving educational opportunity for children living in poverty, children of color, children with disabilities, and other groups of kids who had been underserved, mistreated, or outright ignored by public schools. Today's bill does not live up to that powerful legacy. "In many … Continue Reading


July 16, 2015

Warren and Cummings Ask Financial Regulators About Risks to Banks and Taxpayers from Swaps Trading

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent letters requesting information from federal financial regulators about risks posed to taxpayers after last year's partial repeal of Section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which had been designed to prevent bailouts to banks and other financial entities with swaps holdings. "Without this understanding, the country risks moving … Continue Reading


July 15, 2015

Warren, DeLauro, Murray, Scott, Murphy introduce Schedules that Work Act to end unstable scheduling practices

Fact Sheet Bill Text Washington, DC - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and Bobby Scott (D-Va.), and 75 of their colleagues introduced the Schedules that Work Act in the Senate and House. The legislation addresses unstable, unpredictable, and rigid scheduling practices like placing workers "on-call" with no guarantee of work hours, scheduling them for "split shifts" of … Continue Reading


July 14, 2015

Warren, Baldwin, Quigley, Lee Push FDA to Adopt Fully Risk, Science-Based Blood Donation Policy

Washington D.C. - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Barbara Lee (D-CA), and 79 of their congressional colleagues sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to the agency's draft guidance document, which, if finalized, would change the blood donation policy for men who have sex with men (MSM) from a lifetime ban to a one-year deferral from the donor's last sexual contact with another … Continue Reading


July 14, 2015

Brown, Waters, and Warren: FHA Lending Proposal Gives Wall Street Banks Free Pass at Taxpayers' Expense

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Leading Democrats on the Senate Banking and House Financial Services Committees today urged the Obama Administration to reconsider a proposal that would make it easier for lenders that have engaged in criminal behavior to keep accessing taxpayer-backed mortgage insurance. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the Banking Committee's senior Democrat, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), the senior Democrat on Financial Services, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) outlined their concerns in a letter … Continue Reading


July 14, 2015

Statement from Senator Elizabeth Warren on the Iran Agreement

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren today released the following statement: "A nuclear-armed Iran represents a significant threat to the United States, to our allies in the Middle East, and to the world. Diplomacy represents our best hope of ending that threat, far better than the alternative of escalating tensions and war. President Obama, Secretary Kerry, and Secretary Moniz deserve great credit for working with our allies to reach a negotiated solution to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran … Continue Reading


July 14, 2015

Murphy, Booker, Warren, Coons introduce accountability amendment to Senate's education bill

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), along with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), introduced an amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act that would require states to identify and support schools that fail their most vulnerable students. In an effort to close the achievement gap and … Continue Reading


July 13, 2015

Bipartisan Group of Senators Requests GAO Report on Medicaid Oversight and Quality of Care in Assisted Living Facilities

WASHINGTON, DC - A bipartisan group of United States senators has sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a report on the oversight of and quality of care provided to Medicaid enrollees at assisted living facilities. The letter was sent by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Special Committee on Aging; Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Chairman of the Committee on Finance and member of the Special Committee on Aging; Susan Collins (R-Maine), Chairman of the … Continue Reading

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