Press Releases

February 06, 2019

Warren Questions "Mar-a-Lago Cronies" on Undue Influence Over Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent an oversight letter to three members of President Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, Mr. Ike Perlmutter, Dr. Bruce Moskowitz, and Mr. Marc Sherman, seeking information on whether the trio personally profited from their close involvement in and knowledge of decision-making at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The senator's letter follows recent reports of the trio's widespread and undue influence on VA … Continue Reading

February 05, 2019

Senators Warren, Markey, Shaheen and Hassan, and Reps. Kuster and Trahan Introduce Legislation to Protect Nashua River and its Tributaries

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Representatives Ann Kuster (NH-02) and Lori Trahan (MA-03) today introduced legislation to designate portions of the Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire as scenic rivers under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The legislation would create a locally-appointed advisory committee that works with … Continue Reading

February 05, 2019

Senators Warren, Markey, Rep. Moulton Commend City of Lynn, Mass. and GE Aviation Workers for New Contract Award

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) along with Representative Seth Moulton (MA-06) applauded the announcement that GE Aviation has been awarded a competitive, single $517,375,800 Cost Plus Incentive Fee contract for the Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP), benefitting workers at GE Aviation's facility and its community in Lynn, Massachusetts."We congratulate the … Continue Reading

February 05, 2019

Senator Warren Seeks Clarification and Additional Information from CENTCOM Commander on U.S. Involvement in Yemen

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to General Joseph L. Votel, Commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), seeking clarification and additional information regarding United States support to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its coalition's operations in Yemen. The Senator's letter, which follows recent reporting that calls into question statements made by General Votel and other CENTCOM officials, comes ahead of General Votel's testimony … Continue Reading

February 04, 2019

Senator Warren Announces Sajid Shahriar, Federal Worker and Labor Leader Forced Out of Work During Shutdown, as SOTU Guest

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren today announced that Sajid Shahriar, an employee of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) who was furloughed during President Trump and Senate Republicans' 35-day-long federal government shutdown, will accompany her to the State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.Sajid is a Massachusetts labor leader who serves as Executive Vice President of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local … Continue Reading

February 04, 2019

Warren Joins Rubio, Gillibrand in Re-Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen State Dept’s Role Combating Anti-Semitism

Washington, DC - To mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day last week, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in re-introducing the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act, bipartisan legislation that would enhance the State Department’s role in combating and monitoring anti-Semitism around the world. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), and Jacky Rosen … Continue Reading

February 01, 2019

Senator Warren Joins New Mexico Delegation in Introducing Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Reauthorize Native American Language Programs

 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), along with Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Representatives Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.), in introducing the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act to strengthen tribally-developed Native American language revitalization programs.The … Continue Reading

January 31, 2019

Warren, Udall, Heinrich, Cortez Masto, Smith Work to Expand Entrepreneurship in Indian Country

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Martin Heinrich (D-N.M), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) today introduced the Native American Business Incubators Program Act to expand entrepreneurship in Indian Country by promoting small businesses development in tribal communities. Entrepreneurs in Indian Country often face unique start-up challenges … Continue Reading

January 31, 2019

Inspector General to Audit Labor Department's Rulemaking Process for Controversial Child Labor Policy, at Request of Warren and Scott

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, and Representative Bobby Scott (D-Va.), Chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, have received word that the Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Inspector General (IG) will incorporate a review of the DOL's proposal to allow 16- and 17-year-olds working in nursing homes and hospitals to operate power-driven patient lifts without the … Continue Reading

January 31, 2019

Warren Questions White House on "Sudden Replacement" of Department of Education Acting Inspector General

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent an oversight letter to President Trump expressing concern about why the Education Department's Acting Inspector General Sandra Bruce was "suddenly replaced" less than two months into her tenure, and echoing concerns the Senator has learned from Department officials that naming a senior agency official to a dual role as the Acting Inspector General "will do grave damage to the independence and effectiveness of the OIG." The … Continue Reading

January 31, 2019

Senator Warren Asks for Long-Term Plan to Protect Workers as Sears Accepts Controversial Bankruptcy Plan

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) yesterday sent a letter to Eddie Lampert, Chairman of Sears Holdings, asking him to prioritize the long-term health of the company and its workers. The letter follows Sears' acceptance of Lampert's bid to buy the company out of a bankruptcy that occurred under his leadership, and was sent five days prior to the bankruptcy court hearing concerning approval of the sale. "If your offer is accepted and approved, Sears will remain … Continue Reading

January 30, 2019

Senator Warren, Chairman Smith Unveil Legislation to Establish "No-First-Use" Nuclear Weapons Policy

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, today introduced the bicameral No First Use Act, to establish in law that it is the policy of the United States not to use nuclear weapons first. Today the United States explicitly retains the option to be the first to use nuclear weapons in a conflict, even in response to a … Continue Reading

January 29, 2019

As House Convenes Hearing, Warren, Speier Release DoD Reply on Trump Administration's Questionable Deployment of Active Duty Military Personnel to Border

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, and Representative Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, released the Department of Defense's reply to their November 2018 letter questioning the Trump Administration's virtually unprecedented decision to send 5,000 troops to the southern border a week before the midterm elections and, earlier this … Continue Reading

January 28, 2019

Senator Warren Joins Senator Van Hollen and a Bipartisan Group of Senators to Urge the Administration to Immediately Pay Federal Workers Affected by the Shutdown

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), along with 27 of their colleagues, and sent a bipartisan letter to Margaret M. Weichert, Acting Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), urging the Administration to provide back pay for federal workers as soon as possible. "More than 800,000 federal workers have gone without pay because the government shutdown locked them out of their jobs or required them to … Continue Reading

January 25, 2019

Senator Warren and Colleagues Introduce Bill to Protect Essential Federal and Tribal Programs from Future Budget Uncertainty

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) along with Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and ranking member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, and Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) introduced the Indian Programs Advance Appropriations Act (IPAAA) to protect essential federal and tribal … Continue Reading

January 25, 2019

Senator Warren Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Eliminate Penalties for Federal Workers When Accessing Money from Retirement Savings During Shutdown

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Susan Collins (R-Maine) in introducing the Emergency Relief for Federal Workers Act of 2019 to ensure that federal employees impacted by a government shutdown can access money from their Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) without penalty. The bill would waive penalties and contribution prohibitions as a result of financial hardship during this … Continue Reading

January 24, 2019

Warren, Casey, Feinstein & Colleagues Call For Investigation Into Conditions Of Detained Migrant Children

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Caif.) led 19 of their Democratic colleagues in calling on the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) Comptroller General to examine conditions for all children detained by the Customs and Border Patrol Agency (CBP). The Senators called for an investigation that could help prevent tragedies like the deaths of Jakelin Caal and Felipe Alonzo-Gomez that occurred while in the agency's … Continue Reading

January 24, 2019

Senator Warren Unveils Proposal to Tax Wealth of Ultra-Rich Americans

Read Letter from Leading Economists with Revenue Estimates for the ProposalRead Letters from Leading Constitutional Scholars on Constitutionality of the ProposalWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today unveiled the Ultra-Millionaire Tax, a bold proposal to tax the wealth of the richest 0.1% of Americans. The legislation, which applies only to households with a net worth of $50 million or more, is estimated by leading economists to raise $2.75 trillion in … Continue Reading

January 24, 2019

Sen. Warren Sounds Alarm About Reduced Enforcement, Risks to Economy If Shutdown Continues

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent letters to Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") Chairman Jay Clayton, Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo, and Federal Reserve ("Fed") Chairman Jerome Powell requesting information about the impact of the federal shutdown on their agencies' ability to oversee our nation's economy and financial markets. The SEC and CFTC entered partial shutdown mode in late December, and … Continue Reading

January 23, 2019

Warren, Markey, Moulton Commend Decision to Delay Seabrook Nuclear Plant License Amendment and Extension

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-06) today commended the decision by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to delay the request to amend and extend Seabrook Nuclear Power Station’s license until the community’s concerns are heard. Seabrook’s licensee, NextEra Energy Resources, has requested a 20-year license extension to 2050. Last week, the lawmakers called on the NRC to hear community … Continue Reading

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