Press Releases

February 02, 2018

Statement from Senator Elizabeth Warren on President Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) issued the following statement in response to President Trump's release of the Nuclear Posture Review: "I am alarmed by the nuclear strategy released by the Trump Administration, which calls for introducing more usable nuclear weapons into the U.S. arsenal and expanding our reliance on nuclear weapons in military strategy. This step would undermine decades of U.S. leadership in reducing‎ the role and quantity of nuclear … Continue Reading


February 02, 2018

Warren Statement on Fed Chair Yellen's Regulatory Actions Against Wells Fargo

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on the Federal Reserve's decision to freeze the growth of Wells Fargo and remove four of its board members: "For months, I have repeatedly pressed Janet Yellen to hold Wells Fargo accountable for its fake accounts scam and push out responsible Board Members. Today she did it - in her last act as Fed Chair. Fines alone will never rein in fraudulent behavior at the big banks and by pushing … Continue Reading


February 01, 2018

Warren Presses Labor Secretary for Answers Following Reports Dept. Hid Damaging Analysis of Proposed Tipping Rule

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Alexander Acosta, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), expressing concern about reports that DOL leadership hid from the public a damaging analysis showing that its proposed rule allowing employers to collect their workers' tips would cause workers to lose billions of dollars in pay. In December, the Department of Labor published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would rescind an … Continue Reading


January 31, 2018

Warren, Murray Request GAO Review of Trump Administration's Failure to Meaningfully Address Opioid Epidemic

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ranking Member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a review of the actions taken by President Trump's Administration to address the opioid epidemic since he declared it a public health emergency.On October 26, 2017, when President Trump directed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to … Continue Reading


January 31, 2018

Warren, Waters Lead Letter Pressing Mulvaney on Sudden Actions to Benefit Payday Lenders

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection and Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee sent a letter to Acting Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Consumer Bureau) Director Leandra English and Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney, questioning Mulvaney's … Continue Reading


January 30, 2018

Warren, Colleagues Fear Trump Administration Nuclear Posture Review Policies “Raise the Real Possibility of Nuclear Conflict”

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) today led a dozen of their Senate colleagues in calling on President Donald Trump to reconsider policies outlined in a leaked draft of its Nuclear Posture Review that would lead to the development of new nuclear weapons and reintroduction of Cold War-era weapons systems that would be unnecessary and destabilizing. In a letter sent today, the … Continue Reading


January 30, 2018

Senator Warren Delivers Floor Speech Opposing Proposed 20-Week Abortion Ban

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor in opposition to Republican legislation that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. In her remarks, Senator Warren criticized Republicans for using this bill to score political points at the expense of women and their families. Emphasizing that reproductive rights are about health and safety, Senator Warren condemned the legislation as dangerous, cruel, and part of a broader … Continue Reading


January 29, 2018

Warren Announces Councilor Jean Bradley Derenoncourt as Guest for State of the Union

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today announced that Brockton City Councilor-At-Large Jean Bradley Derenoncourt will be her guest to President Trump's State of the Union address on January 30, 2018. In November 2017, Councilor Derenoncourt became the first Haitian-American man elected to public office in the Commonwealth. "I'm honored that Jean Bradley will be my guest for the State of the Union. His story embodies American values of hard work, service, and … Continue Reading


January 25, 2018

Warren: "Health care in America should be about the well-being of families, not the wealth of insurance company CEOs."

Video available here (Facebook) Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks today at Families USA's annual Health Action Conference. In her remarks, Senator Warren told the story of how her family struggled to make ends meet after her father's heart attack and proposed a number of legislative solutions for improving private insurance markets and holding health insurers accountable. The full text of her remarks, as prepared for delivery, is available … Continue Reading


January 25, 2018

Warren, Polis, Colleagues Lead Bipartisan Letter to President Trump Urging Action to Protect State Marijuana Laws

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Representative Jared Polis (D-Colo.), and 52 of their Senate and House colleagues sent a bipartisan letter today to President Trump requesting he urge Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reinstate the Cole Memorandum. Doing so would create a pathway to a more comprehensive marijuana policy that respects state interests. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Don Young (R-Alaska), Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), and Matt … Continue Reading


January 24, 2018

Warren, Harris, Colleagues Raise Concerns Over Private Debt Collectors in Higher Education

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) led a group of Democratic senators in a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Federal Student Aid COO Dr. A. Wayne Johnson over the use of private sector collection agencies who are contracted to pursue defaulted student loan borrowers. Private debt collectors are incentivized to aggressively pursue defaulted student loan borrowers and do so while profiting from taxpayer … Continue Reading


January 24, 2018

Senator Warren Delivers Floor Speech Opposing Alex Azar Nomination for HHS Secretary

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor opposing the nomination of Alex Azar to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). In her speech, Senator Warren criticized Mr. Azar's unwillingness to answer questions during his confirmation hearing about whether he would hold large drug companies accountable for breaking the law and expressed concern that Mr. Azar would continue the Trump Administration's efforts to … Continue Reading


January 24, 2018

Senator Warren Delivers Floor Speech Against Jerome Powell Nomination for Federal Reserve Chair

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor on the nomination of Jerome Powell to serve as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. In her speech, Senator Warren expressed concern that Mr. Powell would weaken financial regulations rather than strengthen them, and urged her colleagues to reject his nomination. The full text of her remarks is available below. Remarks by Senator Elizabeth WarrenJanuary 23, 2018 Mister President, I am … Continue Reading


January 23, 2018

Warren, Cruz Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Military Retirees

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today introduced a bipartisan resolution designating April 18, 2018 as "Military Retiree Appreciation Day" to commemorate the life-long service of military retirees. The resolution encourages Americans to honor the past and continued service of the approximately 2 million retired service members across the United States. "All three of my brothers served in the military, and they taught me about the … Continue Reading


January 19, 2018

Warren, Massachusetts Delegation Question SAMHSA on Mental Health Challenges in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation today sent a letter to Elinor McCance-Katz, the Assistant Secretary at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), to request information on SAMHSA's efforts to address mental health challenges in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The letter comes after Senator Warren led a congressional … Continue Reading


January 18, 2018

Warren, Carper, Cummings Introduce Transition Team Ethics Improvement Act

Bill Text | Section-By-Section | One-Pager Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.), and House Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) today introduced the Transition Team Ethics Improvement Act in the Senate and the House to enhance the ethics requirements that govern presidential transitions. To facilitate an orderly transition of power from one presidential administration to the next, the federal government … Continue Reading


January 18, 2018

Warren Leads Senate HELP Committee Democrats' Call for Immediate Hearings on Workplace Sexual Harassment

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), requesting they immediately call hearings on workplace sexual harassment and assault. All HELP Committee Democrats joined Senator Warren in sending the letter. The HELP committee has oversight over the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which is the primary government … Continue Reading


January 18, 2018

Warren, Tillis Successful in Urging IRS to Protect Lower-Income Military Retirees from Losing Retirement Benefits

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) today announced they were successful in urging the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to reconsider a decision that would have caused lower-income military retirees to lose federal retirement benefits. In response to an October 2017 Warren-Tillis letter to the IRS, Acting IRS Commissioner David J. Kautter stated that the agency had re-analyzed its data and would change its decision "in line with your … Continue Reading


January 17, 2018

Warren Presses Kellyanne Conway to Clarify Her Role in Trump Administration's Strategy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter today to Counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway, seeking clarity on the White House's strategy to combat the opioid epidemic, as well as her role in implementing this critical and time-sensitive strategy. Senator Warren is still waiting for a response from her letter to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly about Conway's role in the Administration's effort to confront the opioid crisis - the letter was sent … Continue Reading


January 16, 2018

Warren, Colleagues Urge Senate Appropriators to Expand Funding for Equal Employment Opportunity Office to Combat Workplace Sexual Harassment

Washington, DC - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and 14 of her Senate colleagues today sent a letter to Senate appropriators Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) urging them to expand funding for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to ensure the Commission has the resources necessary to enforce the nation's anti-discrimination laws. The EEOC is tasked with enforcing the nation's anti-discrimination laws and has the power to investigate discrimination … Continue Reading

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