Press Releases

May 15, 2019

Warren and Ernst Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Assist Family Caregivers

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), along with their Democratic and Republican colleagues in the Senate and the House of Representatives, on a bipartisan, bicameral bill, the Credit for Caring Act, which supports family caregivers across the country.Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W. Va.) are cosponsoring the bipartisan legislation in the Senate, and U.S. Representatives Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) and … Continue Reading


May 15, 2019

Senator Warren Honors Police Sergeants Gannon, Chesna & Patrolman Moody During National Police Week

Washington, DC - On Tuesday, May 14th, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) submitted a statement for the Congressional Record in recognition of National Police Week. The Senator's statement pays tribute to Massachusetts law enforcement officers Sean Gannon, Michael Chesna, and Leon Moody, all of whom died in the line of duty and whose names were engraved this week on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC.The full text of Senator … Continue Reading


May 15, 2019

Senators Warren and Menendez, Congresswoman Velázquez Lead Senate and House Colleagues Urging FEMA to Take Rapid and Robust Action to Help Rebuild Key Puerto Rico Hospital

Washington, DC -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.) today sent a letter to Acting Administrator Peter Gaynor of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requesting information about problems with FEMA's provision of disaster aid to the only hospital on Vieques, an island located roughly seven miles off the coast of mainland Puerto Rico. Joining the senators and congresswoman in sending the … Continue Reading


May 15, 2019

Warren, Escobar Announce Legislation to Require Dept. of Defense to Adapt to Climate Change Threat

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and Representative Veronica Escobar (D-Tex.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, today announced the Department of Defense Climate Resiliency and Readiness Act. The bicameral legislation, which will be formally introduced this week, would require the Department of Defense (DoD) to adapt its infrastructure and operations to address climate change and … Continue Reading


May 14, 2019

Senator Warren, Representative Jayapal Release "Rigged Justice 2.0"; Report Details How President Trump and His Administration are Letting Corporate Crime Run Rampant

Warren's Proposed Solutions Include Legislation Holding Executives Criminally Liable for Scams That Harm Americans A PDF of the report is available here Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) today released a new report, "Rigged Justice 2.0: Government of the Billionaires, by the Billionaires, and for the Billionaires." The report, prepared by Rep. Jayapal and Senator Warren, is the second in a series on the … Continue Reading


May 10, 2019

Warren, Durbin, Nadler, Katko Introduce Bill Making Bankruptcy Relief Available for Student Loan Borrowers

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), along with U.S. Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Judiciary Committee Chairman, John Katko (R-N.Y.) and Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), today introduced a bicameral bill that would give Americans overwhelmed by student loan debt the option of obtaining meaningful bankruptcy relief. The Student Borrower Bankruptcy Relief Act of 2019 would eliminate the section of the bankruptcy code … Continue Reading


May 10, 2019

Warren, Bonamici Lead Colleagues Urging Accreditation Council to Protect Students and Taxpayers by Denying Recognition to Troubled For-Profit College Accreditor ACICS

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), along with six of their Senate colleagues and seven of their House colleagues, sent a letter to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the association that coordinates the higher education accreditation process, urging them to deny recognition to the controversial for-profit college accreditor, Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), at an … Continue Reading


May 08, 2019

Homeland Security Watchdog Finds FEMA "did not follow procurement laws (and) regulations," and Wrongly Awarded Failed Bronze Star LLC Puerto Rico Contract

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today made the following statement after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General (IG) released its investigation, which Senators Warren and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) requested in December 2017, into FEMA's decision to award over $30 million in contracts to Bronze Star LLC for temporary roofing materials in Puerto Rico that were never delivered. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Catherine Cortez … Continue Reading


May 08, 2019

Warren, Cummings, Udall, Haaland, and More Than 95 Colleagues Reintroduce the Bicameral, Comprehensive CARE Act to Combat the Opioid and Substance Use Epidemic in Native Communities

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, along with Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), and over 95 of their colleagues in the Senate and House today reintroduced the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, the most ambitious legislation ever introduced in Congress to confront the … Continue Reading


May 08, 2019

Warren Leads Members of Massachusetts Delegation in Reintroducing the Bicameral, Comprehensive CARE Act to Combat the Opioid and Substance Use Epidemic

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, today led over 95 of their colleagues in the Senate and House in reintroducing the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, the most ambitious legislation ever introduced in Congress to confront the opioid and substance use epidemic. Endorsed by over 200 organizations, Senator Warren and Representative Cummings' CARE Act … Continue Reading


May 08, 2019

Warren, Cummings, and More than 95 Colleagues in Senate and House Reintroduce Comprehensive CARE Act to Combat the Opioid and Substance Use Epidemic

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, today led over 95 of their colleagues in the Senate and House in reintroducing the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, the most ambitious legislation ever introduced in Congress to confront the opioid and substance use epidemic. Endorsed by over 200 organizations, Senator Warren and Representative Cummings' CARE Act … Continue Reading


May 07, 2019

Senator Warren Refutes Leader McConnell’s “Case Closed” Conclusion; Urges Congress to Uphold Constitutional Oath

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today delivered a 40-minute long speech on the Senate floor in which she responded to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s declaration that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report means “case closed” on the investigation into President Trump’s response to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. She read excerpts of the report and an open letter from 600 former federal prosecutors stating that in their … Continue Reading


May 07, 2019

Senator Warren Demands Detailed Plan for Federal Student Loan Program from New Chief of the Federal Student Aid Office

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP Committee), today sent a letter to General Mark Brown, regarding his recent appointment as Chief Operating Officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) at the U.S. Department of Education ("the Department"). Brown will be the fourth person to lead FSA since the start of the Trump Administration and will manage the Department's … Continue Reading


May 07, 2019

Warren, Warner, Cummings, Krishnamoorthi Reintroduce Legislation to Hold Equifax and other Credit Reporting Agencies Accountable for Data Breaches

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), along with Representatives Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), today reintroduced the Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act to hold large credit reporting agencies (CRAs)-including Equifax-accountable for data breaches involving consumer data. The bill would give the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) more direct … Continue Reading


May 06, 2019

Warren, Cotton, Thune, Sinema, Colleagues Applaud Senate Passage of Bipartisan National POW/MIA Flag Act

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today applauded the unanimous Senate passage of the National POW/MIA Flag Act, a bipartisan bill to require the POW/MIA Flag to be displayed whenever the American flag is displayed on prominent federal properties, including the U.S. Capitol, the White House, the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Veterans … Continue Reading


May 06, 2019

Sen. Warren and Rep. Grijalva Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Address the Lack of Funding for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention in Indian Country

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) introduced the American Indian and Alaska Native Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (AI/AN CAPTA), legislation that would amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) to help provide tribal nations with resources to combat child abuse and neglect. Senate cosponsors include Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), … Continue Reading


May 04, 2019

Warren, Udall, Harris & Blumenthal to DHS: Stop Unconstitutional Surveillance of Journalists, Activists, and Lawyers

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) wrote to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan demanding answers on reports of targeted government surveillance of journalists, activists, and lawyers at the U.S.-Mexico border by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) - an attack on the First Amendment and a potential violation of the Privacy Act of … Continue Reading


May 03, 2019

Warren Leads Colleagues Calling for the FTC and IRS to Investigate and Oust Tax Preparation Companies Profiting by Misleading Low-Income Taxpayers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent letters to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig regarding recent reports that tax preparation companies that participate in the IRS's Free File program for low-income taxpayers have deliberately hidden their free products from internet searches and instead pushed eligible taxpayers to pay for tax preparation. Senators Edward J. Markey … Continue Reading


May 02, 2019

Sen. Warren Joins Sen. Markey in Introducing Legislation to Preserve and Extend New START, Prohibit Increases in U.S. Nuclear Forces

 Washington, DC - In an effort to preserve the last, major U.S.-Russia bilateral nuclear arms control treaty, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today in introducing new legislation to preserve the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), the only remaining arms control treaty capping Russia’s most dangerous nuclear weapons. The Save Arms Control and Verification Efforts (SAVE) Act calls for the United States to extend New … Continue Reading


May 02, 2019

Warren, Sanders, Velázquez, Gillibrand, Markey, Harris Reintroduce Comprehensive Debt-Relief Legislation for Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today reintroduced the U.S. Territorial Relief Act to provide a pathway to comprehensive debt relief for Puerto Rico and other disaster-ravaged U.S. territories so they can recover and rebuild with dignity. The legislation gives territories the option to terminate their debt obligations if they meet certain stringent eligibility criteria. Joining Senators Warren and Sanders in reintroducing the … Continue Reading

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