Press Releases

April 17, 2019

Warren, Kaine, Colleagues Urge Congressional Negotiators to Ensure Education Department Faithfully Implements Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) led 14 of their Senate colleagues in writing to Senate Appropriators to urge them to include language in the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) appropriations bill for the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education to ensure that the Department of Education is faithfully implementing the Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness (TEPSLF) program. The senators' letter follows … Continue Reading


April 16, 2019

Senator Warren's SASC Hearing Questions Reveal Unanimity of Military Leaders on Climate Change as a Threat to Readiness

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), sent a letter to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., summarizing almost two years of questions she has asked military leaders during SASC hearings that reveal unanimous concern about the rising threat of climate change to the United States military's missions, operational plans, installations, and overall readiness.Senator Warren … Continue Reading


April 15, 2019

Warren Joins Gillibrand, Kaine, Colleagues to Introduce New Legislation to Overhaul Flawed Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined with Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and a group of 12 other senators to introduce the What You Can Do for Your Country Act of 2019, new legislation that would overhaul the flawed Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program and ensure millions of teachers, social workers, members of the military, first responders, nurses, public defenders, and many other public service professionals will qualify … Continue Reading


April 15, 2019

Department of the Interior Deputy Inspector General Opens Investigation to Address Conflicts of Interest Complaints Against Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today received a follow-up letter from the Department of the Interior Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall stating that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of the Interior (DOI) has received seven complaints alleging various potential conflicts of interest and other violations by then-Deputy Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, and they have opened an … Continue Reading


April 15, 2019

Senator Warren Applauds Proposed Agreement to Get Military Student Loan Borrowers the Benefits They Are Owed

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released the following statement regarding the announcement that the Department of Defense has proposed a new agreement with the Department of Education to automate for servicemembers a benefit that exempts them from paying any interest on their federal student loans while serving in war zones. Since 2008, the Higher Education Act has included a provision that removes the interest on military borrowers’ student loans while … Continue Reading


April 15, 2019

Senator Warren, Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Reed Call on GAO to Review Threats to National Security from Climate Change Impacts on Pentagon Contractors and Defense Supply Chain

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Committee Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-R.I.) sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) late last week calling for a review of potential threats to national security resulting from the impacts of climate change on defense contractors and the defense supply chain, and to review the extent to which the Department of Defense (DoD) addresses climate change and … Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

Senators Warren and Collins Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Designate April as National Donate Life Month

 Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) yesterday introduced a resolution to designate April 2019 as National Donate Life Month.  The resolution aims to help raise awareness about how organ and tissue donations can save lives and helps encourage individuals to register as organ donors.  Today, there are more than 114,000 people waiting for an organ donation that could save their lives.  Each day about 20 people die while waiting for this … Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

Senators Warren and Tillis Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Enforce Salary Caps on Fannie and Freddie CEOs

 Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), both members of the Senate Banking Committee with jurisdiction over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, yesterday introduced the Respect the Caps Act.  The bill comes after the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Inspector General reported the FHFA has allowed compensation for executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to expand well beyond Congressionally-mandated limits for chief executive compensation at … Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

Warren Questions Potential Fed Nominee Stephen Moore's Qualifications for the Job

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Stephen Moore, who President Trump has said he will nominate to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors (Fed), expressing serious concern with his potential nomination and requesting that he explain a number of false, contradictory, and politically motivated statements that call into question his economic expertise and judgment.The seven members of the Board of Governors oversee the whole … Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

Warren Seeks Answers from Potential Fed Nominee Herman Cain

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Herman Cain, the former Godfather's Pizza CEO and Republican presidential candidate who President Trump intends to nominate to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors (Fed), to express concerns with Mr. Cain's potential nomination and request information regarding his past statements and actions suggesting a lack of expertise and political independence.The seven members of the Board of Governors … Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

Ahead of Tax Day, Senators Warren and Duckworth Release New GAO Report, Call on the IRS to Improve the Tax Refund Process

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) today sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in response to Government Accountability Office (GAO) findings that show low-income and some minority taxpayers are more likely to use tax-time financial products. GAO indicated that these taxpayers are more reliant on tax-time financial products in part because they are more likely to need quick access to cash to meet their financial … Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

Senator Warren Leads Colleagues in Reintroducing Legislation to Simplify and Decrease the Costs of Tax Preparation and Filing

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) along with Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today reintroduced the Tax Filing Simplification Act to ease the tax filing process for millions of American taxpayers and reduce … Continue Reading


April 11, 2019

Warren, Colleagues Reintroduce Legislation to Hold Insurance Companies Accountable and Strengthen Consumer Protections

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today reintroduced the Consumer Health Insurance Protection Act to hold health insurance companies accountable and strengthen consumer protections in private health insurance. The bill builds on the progress made under the Affordable Care Act and includes provisions to … Continue Reading


April 11, 2019

Warren Joins Sanders, 13 Other Senators to Reintroduce Medicare-for-All

Bill Text | Bill Summary | Summary by TitleWashington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and 13 of their Senate colleagues to introduce the Medicare for All Act of 2019 to guarantee health care to every American as a right, not a privilege.The United States spends far more per capita on health care than any other nation; however, 34 million Americans do not have health insurance, thousands of people die each year because they cannot … Continue Reading


April 10, 2019

Senators Unveil Bipartisan Bill to Enhance Financial Protections for Surviving Military Spouses and Spouses of Injured Servicemembers

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) today introduced the bipartisan Gold Star Spouses and Spouses of Injured Servicemembers Leasing Relief Expansion Act. Military families may relocate frequently or suddenly as the result of a servicemember's military orders, and these moves often involve entering into … Continue Reading


April 10, 2019

Warren Joins Menendez, Cruz to Introduce Bipartisan Senate Resolution Affirming U.S. Recognition of Armenian Genocide

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined with Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to introduce a Senate resolution ensuring the foreign policy of the United States reflects appropriate understanding and sensitivity concerning the Armenian Genocide. Carried out by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923, the Armenian Genocide resulted in the forced deportation of nearly 2 million Armenians, of whom 1.5 million were killed."The genocide of 1.5 million … Continue Reading


April 09, 2019

Regulators Unsatisfied with Wells Fargo, Prepared to Ensure the Bank's Compliance with Consent Orders

 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, today released new letters from the Federal Reserve (Fed), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in response to inquiries that they sent the … Continue Reading


April 08, 2019

Senator Warren Says Homeland Security Watchdog Should Examine Secret Service Director Firing

 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to John V. Kelly, Acting Inspector General (IG) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), asking that the DHS IG expand the investigation she requested last week to also include the circumstances surrounding President Trump’s reported firing today of the Secret Service Director. Last week, after reports of a security breach at Mar-a-Lago, Senator Warren called for an investigation into whether the White … Continue Reading


April 08, 2019

Ahead of Tuesday's Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing, Warren, Reed, & Colleagues Question Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan on Top Marine's Warning of "Unacceptable Risk" to Marine Corps Combat Readiness and Solvency

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and four other members of the Armed Services Committee, today sent a letter to Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to seek clarification about statements made by Department of Defense (DOD) officials about the deployment of military personnel to the southwest border and assurances that this deployment would not … Continue Reading


April 05, 2019

Senator Warren Demands Strong Ethics Standards for FAA Review of Boeing 737 MAX

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) sent a letter this week to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Dan Ewell urging them to enact strong ethics policies to ensure that the Special Committee tasked with reviewing the FAA's Aircraft certification process is free from all conflicts of interest and undue insider influence. Secretary Chao announced the formation of a Special Committee to investigate … Continue Reading

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