Press Releases

October 03, 2017

Senator Warren, Colleagues Call on President Trump to Prioritize Disaster Relief Efforts for Puerto Rican Islands of Vieques and Culebra

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today called on President Trump to step up disaster recovery efforts on the Puerto Rican islands of Vieques and Culebra after the islands were devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Richard Blumenthal … Continue Reading


September 29, 2017

Statement from Senator Warren on Decision to Reduce Federal Oversight of AIG

Boston, MA -- Senator Elizabeth Warren released the following statement on the Financial Stability Oversight Council's decision to remove American Insurance Group's (AIG) designation as a "systemically important financial institution," reducing federal oversight of AIG: "This decision shows once again that the Trump Administration cares more about rewarding Wall Street executives than protecting Americans from another financial crisis. AIG got a $180 billion taxpayer bailout less than a decade … Continue Reading


September 29, 2017

Statement from Senator Warren on the Resignation of HHS Secretary Tom Price

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren released the following statement on the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price: "President Trump should nominate a new Secretary of Health and Human Services who is less focused on booking luxury travel and ripping health insurance away from millions of Americans -- and more focused on actually protecting and improving the health and well-being of … Continue Reading


September 29, 2017

Warren Joins Menendez, Booker, In Urging Trump to Use Defense Production Act to Hasten Puerto Rico Response

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), today joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and eight of their senate colleagues to call on President Trump to use the authority given to him under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to more quickly respond to the disaster unfolding in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The DPA was passed in 1950 to give the federal government the ability to quickly mobilize vast private sector resources through the Defense … Continue Reading


September 29, 2017

Warren, Cummings Release GAO Report Confirming 2014 Dodd Frank Rollbacks Resulted in Giant Giveaways for Big Banks

Washington, DC - A new GAO report released today by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) reveals that four of the nation's largest banks - JP Morgan, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, and Bank of America - have been allowed to retain an estimated $10.5 trillion worth of derivatives as a result of action by Congress in 2014 to roll back Dodd-Frank rules. As a result, taxpayers are now potentially on the hook to bail out … Continue Reading


September 28, 2017

Warren, Cantwell, Murray To Trump: We Must Do More for Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) joined Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Patty Murray (D-WA), and 36 of their colleagues in a letter to President Trump expressing deep concern about the situation in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and urge swift action by the federal government. In the letter, the senators wrote, "We write to express deep concern about the dire humanitarian situation in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria … Continue Reading


September 27, 2017

Warren Statement on Trump Tax Reform Proposal

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on congressional Republicans' and President Donald Trump's tax reform proposal announced today: "The 'new' Republican tax plan is the same warmed-over, trickle-down plan they've been pushing for decades. It delivers massive tax cuts to millionaires and giant corporations and kicks working families to the curb. While the plan slashes the income tax rate for the highest earners, it actually … Continue Reading


September 26, 2017

Statement from Senator Warren on the Resignation of Equifax CEO Richard Smith

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren released the following statement today about the announcement that Equifax CEO Richard F. Smith has retired in the wake of the company's data breach: "I've called for Equifax executives to be held accountable for their role in failing to stop this data breach and hiding it from the public for forty days. It's not real accountability if the CEO resigns without giving back a nickel in pay and without publicly answering questions. Mr. Smith, along … Continue Reading


September 26, 2017

Warren Joins Colleagues in Calling for Immediate Congressional Help for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and eight of their colleagues in writing to Republican leadership, requesting that Congress be allowed to swiftly take up legislation that provides the necessary help to the U.S. citizens living in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands impacted by Hurricanes Maria and Irma. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Tammy Duckworth … Continue Reading


September 25, 2017

Senator Warren Delivers Floor Speech in Support of CFPB Forced Arbitration Rule, Ahead of Possible GOP Repeal Vote Tomorrow

. Remarks by Senator Elizabeth WarrenSeptember 25, 2017*As Prepared for Delivery* Wells Fargo creates 3.5 million fake accounts, charging customers fees and ruining credit scores. Equifax lets hackers steal personal information on 143 million Americans, putting nearly 60% of American adults at risk of identity theft. The Republican Party's response? Take away your legal rights to hold companies like Wells Fargo and Equifax accountable. I know it sounds nuts. But it's true. Here's the … Continue Reading


September 23, 2017

Senator Warren, Colleagues Urge President to Fully Fund Disaster Response in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and three other senators to call on President Trump to waive the local cost-sharing requirement for the hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands and for the federal government to fully cover recovery expenses. The senators noted the challenging financial situation and extensive damage in both jurisdictions in calling for the waiver. "We are concerned Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin … Continue Reading


September 22, 2017

Senator Warren Expands Equifax Investigation with Three New Information Requests

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today expanded her investigation into the causes of the recent Equifax breach, the company's response, and possible next steps to address problems at credit reporting agencies and better protect consumers. The Senator wrote to the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Equifax's Board of Directors, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to request additional information as she continues her investigation. … Continue Reading


September 20, 2017

Warren Urges EEOC Chair Nominee to Prevent Employers from Discriminating Based on Credit Histories

Washington, DC - At a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing yesterday, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Ms. Janet Dhillon, nominated by President Trump to Chair the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), about her willingness to take action against employers who use credit histories to discriminate against people of color, who are often negatively impacted by their credit reports and penalized as a result. The Senator noted that about half of … Continue Reading


September 20, 2017

Sens. Warren, Brown, Gillibrand, Rep. Sherman Introduce Legislation to Protect Workers Ahead of Upcoming NAFTA Renegotiations

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) today introduced the Protecting Workers and Improving Labor Standards Act, to prohibit states from introducing laws that make it harder for workers to form unions and fight for higher wages and better working conditions. The legislation introduced today would repeal Section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act, which currently gives states the ability to ban union security … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Senators Warren and Murray Applaud Senate Passage of NDAA with Inclusion of Borrower Benefits for Servicemembers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today applauded the inclusion of a student borrower provision in the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the Senate this week. The legislation would ensure that military student loan borrowers receive the benefits to which they are entitled by law. Servicemembers are eligible for a number of federal student … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Senators Warren and Murray Applaud Senate Passage of NDAA with Inclusion of Borrower Benefits for Servicemembers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today applauded the inclusion of a student borrower provision in the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the Senate this week. The legislation would ensure that military student loan borrowers receive the benefits to which they are entitled by law. Servicemembers are eligible for a number of federal student … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Senators to Trump: Fill Diplomatic Appointments Key to Addressing North Korea Crisis

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and 8 other Senate Democrats in calling on President Trump to fill the vacancies for U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, officially known as the Republic of Korea (ROK), Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs. These key positions have gone unfilled in the over eight months of the Trump presidency. In the wake … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Warren Urges U.S. Trade Rep to Remove ISDS Provisions During Next Round of NAFTA Negotiations

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), today wrote to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, urging him to push for the removal of investor-state dispute settlements (ISDS) provisions as he renegotiates the terms for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). These provisions give multi-national corporations special rights to challenge American laws in corporate courts without ever stepping foot in the United States. ISDS allows corporations to be … Continue Reading


September 18, 2017

NDAA Passes Senate, Includes Numerous Provisions Led by Senator Elizabeth Warren

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today applauded the Senate's passage of the critical National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, which included multiple provisions she spearheaded. Senator Warren successfully fought for the inclusion of several major legislative priorities focused on improving the lives of servicemembers and their families, securing funding for Massachusetts military priorities, and … Continue Reading


September 18, 2017

Warren and Brown Urge Cordray to Continue Protecting Students Despite Roadblocks by DeVos

Washington, DC - In a letter sent today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) urged Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Rich Cordray to continue the CFPB's work to protect students from "unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts" by federal student loan servicers and debt collectors. The letter followed an announcement by Education Department (ED) Secretary Betsy DeVos that ED has terminated information … Continue Reading

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