Press Releases

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


February 24, 2015

Leading Economists Warn About Challenges Facing Middle Class

WASHINGTON, D.C.-To launch their new Middle Class Prosperity Project, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, today held the first in a series of congressional forums to hear directly from leading economists about how the nation's economic system has been rigged against the middle class over the past several decades. "As our economy recovers from the recession, big corporations and wealthy Americans are … Continue Reading


February 24, 2015

Markey, Warren Push Obama Admin. to Release Home Heating Fund

WASHINGTON, D.C - Massachusetts Democratic Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren today asked the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to release the remaining $34 million in low-income energy assistance funds to help families in Massachusetts and around the nation who need help heating their homes during a brutal stretch of winter. Tens of thousands of Massachusetts families have exhausted their funds from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) … Continue Reading


February 20, 2015

Warren and Cummings Request Information About CFTC Commissioner's Possible Conflicts of Interest

Washington, D.C. (Feb. 20, 2015) - 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). The letter requests information related to potential conflict of interest concerns stemming from the Commissioner's prior employment … Continue Reading


February 13, 2015

Mass. Delegation Urges FEMA to Support Commonwealth's Snowstorm Disaster Recovery Efforts

WASHINGTON, DC - The Massachusetts Congressional delegation today sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator W. Craig Fugate urging the agency to support the Commonwealth's disaster recovery efforts following the severe winter storms that have caused historic snowfall accumulations over the last few weeks. In the letter, the Massachusetts delegation asks FEMA to provide support for the Preliminary Damage Assessment process and to swiftly approve the forthcoming … Continue Reading


February 11, 2015

Sen. Warren: GOP Should Not Play Political Games with the Safety of the American People

WASHINGTON, DC - In a speech on the floor of the United States Senate today, Senator Elizabeth Warren urged Republicans to stop playing political games with the safety of the American people and to pass a bill to fund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In her speech, Senator Warren highlighted a recent editorial in the Boston Globe, which said, "This game of political chicken has to end with the Republicans blinking. It's one thing to disagree with the president's executive … Continue Reading


February 10, 2015

Sen. Warren: Vaccines are Safe, Effective, and Best Chance to Protect our Children from Diseases

WASHINGTON, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke at a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing today titled, "The Reemergence of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Exploring the Public Health Successes and Challenges." At the hearing, the Senator asked Dr. Anne Schuchat, the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about the science around vaccines, and highlighted the … Continue Reading


February 05, 2015

Warren and Cummings Request Information on Fed Investigation into Leak of “Market Moving Information”

Washington, D.C.-Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy, and Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to Scott Alvarez, the General Counsel of the Federal Reserve Board, seeking information about his internal investigation into a leak of "market moving information" from a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in September … Continue Reading

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