Press Releases

June 19, 2017

Sens. Warren, Lee, Wyden, Scott Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Graduate Students Build Retirement Savings

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), today introduced the Graduate Student Savings Act of 2017, which would allow funds from a graduate student's stipend or fellowship to be deposited into an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). While fellowship or stipend funding currently is taxed as income by federal and state governments, it does not qualify as "compensation" and so cannot be saved in an IRA. … Continue Reading


June 19, 2017

Warren Urges Fed to Remove 12 Wells Fargo Board Members Following Fake Accounts Scandal

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday urged the Federal Reserve to remove 12 current members of the Wells Fargo Board of Directors who served during the fake accounts scandal from 2011 to 2015. In calling for their removal, Senator Warren cited the Federal Reserve's ample statutory authority to remove a director who violates laws or regulations or engages in unsafe practices that could cause a financial loss or otherwise damage the institution they … Continue Reading


June 15, 2017

Warren and Collins Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Military Health Care Treatment to Victims of Terrorism

VIDEO: Watch Patrick and Jessica share their story Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) today introduced the Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes Act to provide victims of terrorism with access and treatment at appropriate military health care facilities. The name of the bill recognizes Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing who received a designation from the Secretary of Defense to receive the … Continue Reading


June 14, 2017

Ernst, Warren Seek to Rectify Unequal Pay for Servicemembers

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced the bipartisan Leadership Recognition Act to ensure appropriate compensation for enlisted servicemembers. Except for seven senior enlisted positions, enlisted personnel do not receive a pay increase as their responsibility levels grow, creating great discrepancies. For example, the Senior Enlisted Adviser To The Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff … Continue Reading


June 13, 2017

Warren, Sullivan Introduce Bipartisan Protecting Servicemembers Online Act of 2017

Bill TextFact Sheet Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today introduced the bipartisan Protecting Servicemembers Online Act of 2017 to help protect servicemembers from "revenge pornography." The legislation would amend the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) to prohibit the nonconsensual distribution of pornographic photographs, prohibit harassing communication, and strengthen the … Continue Reading


June 13, 2017

Menendez, Kennedy, Van Hollen, Rubio, Warren, Cochran Lead Bipartisan Flood Insurance Reform Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), members of the Senate Banking and Appropriations Committees that oversee the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), today introduced comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to extend the NFIP for six years while instituting a series of sweeping reforms to address the waste, abuse and mismanagement plaguing the system. … Continue Reading


June 12, 2017

Murray, Warren, Scott, Bonamici Urge Secretary DeVos to Protect Students, Reverse Student Loan Decisions

Washington, D.C. - Led by Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Reps. Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), over 150 Members of Congress sent a letter today to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos highlighting concerns surrounding the U.S. Department of Education's decision to make changes to the student loan servicing contract procurement process and remove key requirements that were intended to support and protect student loan borrowers and help them repay their … Continue Reading


June 12, 2017

Statement from Senator Elizabeth Warren on Treasury Department Recommendations to Weaken CFPB, Financial Reforms

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren released the following statement today, in response to a new report from the U.S. Treasury Department recommending a weakening of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and rollbacks of key Dodd-Frank reforms:‎ "This report calls for radical changes that would make it easier for big banks to cheat their customers and spark another financial meltdown. It comes as no surprise that Donald Trump and Steven Mnuchin - two men who were deeply … Continue Reading


June 12, 2017

Warren, Murray Ask HHS Inspector General to Investigate Trump Administration's Actions to Undermine the Health Care System

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), wrote a letter to the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to request an investigation into how the Trump Administration's actions have undermined the health care system, risking reduced access to health insurance and higher premiums for millions of Americans. President Trump and members of his … Continue Reading


June 05, 2017

Warren Urges HELP Committee to Hold Hearing, Following Abrupt Resignation of Office of Federal Student Aid Chief

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), urging the HELP committee to hold a hearing on the state of the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) following the abrupt resignation of the former Chief Operating Officer, James Runcie, and on his appointed successor. Mr. Runcie recently resigned after nearly six years in his role as COO. In his resignation … Continue Reading


June 01, 2017

Senators Warren and Grassley Submit Public Comments Praising Inclusion of Medical Device UDI on Health Insurance Claims Forms

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today submitted comments to the Accredited Standards Committee X12 (X12) in support of an update to include the unique device identifier (UDI) of medical devices on health insurance claims forms. X12 released a draft claims form including a UDI field earlier this year seeking public comment before finalizing its recommendation. The standards committee could finalize its recommendations as soon as the … Continue Reading


May 31, 2017

Senator Warren Launches "DeVos Watch" Oversight Effort to Strengthen Accountability of Federal Student Aid Program

Read Senator Warren's op-ed at CNN.com here Watch Senator Warren's video announcing DeVos Watch here WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren today announced the launch of DeVos Watch, an oversight effort focused on strengthening the accountability of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's management of the Federal Student Aid program. In an op-ed published today at CNN.com, Senator Warren noted the recent release of President Trump's and Secretary DeVos's proposed budget, which includes … Continue Reading


May 26, 2017

Warren: Trump Budget Devastating to Massachusetts Families and Economy

Washington, DC - Senator Warren today highlighted the negative effects of President Trump's proposed budget on Massachusetts, releasing an analysis compiled by Senate Democrats about the widespread impact of federal funding cuts on families and economic growth. "President Trump's budget would be devastating for Massachusetts," Senator Warren said. "Massachusetts pays more in taxes than we get back from the federal government. But the federal investments we do receive play a crucial role … Continue Reading


May 26, 2017

Sens. Warren, Markey, and Reps. Neal, Lynch, Tsongas, Keating, Kennedy and Moulton Announce over $1.25 Million in Grants to Massachusetts Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey along with Representatives Richard E. Neal, Stephen Lynch, Niki Tsongas, Bill Keating, Joe Kennedy, and Seth Moulton announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nine fire departments in Massachusetts over $1.25 million in round six of the 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grants. These grants are awarded to fire departments in order to provide critical resources needed to train and … Continue Reading


May 26, 2017

Senator Warren Leads Letter to President Trump on Proposed Medicaid Cuts: America's Veterans Deserve Better

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led 21 of her colleagues in a letter to President Trump, raising grave concerns about his plans to gut Medicaid funding and slash investments in behavioral health research, and the impact on America's veterans. Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Jeff … Continue Reading


May 25, 2017

As Trump Seeks Major Cuts, Senator Warren Releases Report Detailing Importance of NIH Funding in Massachusetts

Washington, D.C. - Following President Trump's budget proposal seeking massive cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released a report on the importance of NIH funding to Massachusetts. Home to dozens of universities, hospitals and research institutions, Massachusetts relies on NIH funding to advance lifesaving scientific discovery, to support thousands of jobs throughout the state, and to inject billions of dollars into the … Continue Reading


May 25, 2017

Warren Joins Shaheen in Reintroducing Legislation to Boost Public Participation at FERC

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) in reintroducing legislation to create an Office of Public Participation and Consumer Advocacy at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). As one of the lead agencies responsible for developing energy infrastructure and ensuring reliability of the electric grid, FERC has sweeping authority over the wholesale power markets and ultimate jurisdiction in the federal siting and … Continue Reading


May 24, 2017

Warren, Rubio Introduce Legislation to Protect Veterans from Financial Scams

Washington, D.C. - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today reintroduced legislation to help protect veterans who receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) funded assistance from becoming the victims of financial scams. The Veterans Care Financial Protection Act directs the VA to work with other federal agencies and states to crack down on scam artists who are diverting federal funds intended to support low-income and older veterans who require assisted care. … Continue Reading


May 23, 2017

Warren, Murray Raise Concerns about Potential Ethics Violations by Education Dept. Advisor Eitel

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), yesterday sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education's Designated Agency Ethics Official regarding the Department's employee Mr. Robert Eitel and his compliance with federal ethics standards and President Trump's "Ethics Pledge". Given Mr. Eitel's recent resignation from Bridgepoint Education, Inc. and his joining the … Continue Reading


May 19, 2017

Senators Call on DOL Inspector General to Review Delay of Rules Protecting Workers from Lethal Substances, Reversal of Policy Publicizing Workplace Safety Violations

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), today raised a number of concerns with recent decisions by the Department of Labor (DOL) to delay the implementation of two safety regulations to protect workers from lethal and carcinogenic substances, and an apparent reversal in OSHA … Continue Reading

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