Press Releases

August 21, 2019

Warren Demands Answers Following Report that Wells Fargo Charged Customers Fees on "Closed" Accounts

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Wells Fargo & Company requesting information about a new report that the bank kept accounts active for months after they had been closed by customers and charged customers hundreds or even thousands of dollars in overdraft fees for charges made against these "closed" accounts. Since reports emerged nearly three years ago that Wells Fargo had opened millions of fake accounts, regulators and … Continue Reading

August 21, 2019

Warren Leads Call in the Senate to Ban Low-Yield Nuclear Missiles Deployment and Extend New START Treaty in Final Defense Authorization Bill

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with 17 of her Senate colleagues, sent a letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-R.I.) urging them to include three key nuclear weapons provisions in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. The provisions, which were included in the House-passed NDAA, would ban the deployment of the W76-2 low-yield nuclear warhead, … Continue Reading

August 20, 2019

Senator Warren Statement on NOAA Settlement with Carlos Rafael

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement today following news that the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has reached a settlement of the civil case against Carlos Rafael:"The U.S. Department of Commerce and the NOAA should do everything in their power to ensure that all of the fishing permits Carlos Rafael held remain in the Port of New Bedford. These permits sustain an industry that has been part of the fabric and … Continue Reading

August 20, 2019

Warren Seeks Answers from DOJ and US Attorneys on Weak Settlements with Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland for Their Roles in the 2008 Financial Crisis

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent letters to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Attorneys' Offices (USAOs) for Massachusetts and the Eastern District of New York requesting information about recent settlements finalized with Barclays Capital Inc. (Barclays) and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) for their role in the 2008 financial crisis. The senator's letters follow recent reports that "well-connected lawyers" representing the two major … Continue Reading

August 16, 2019

Congresswoman Haaland and Senator Warren Release Legislative Proposal to Address Chronic Underfunding and Barriers to Sovereignty in Indian Country

Washington, DC - United States Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus and the first Native woman to preside over the House floor during the 116th Congress, and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released a proposal for a forthcoming bill, the Honoring Promises to Native Nations Act. The legislation will address chronic underfunding and barriers to sovereignty in Indian Country and hold the federal government accountable for … Continue Reading

August 15, 2019

Warren, Krishnamoorthi, Pressley, Porter, Press CFPB for Documents on Bureau Proposals to Exempt Fintech Companies from Anti-Discrimination Laws

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representatives Raja Kristhnamoorthi (D-Ill.), the Chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Katie Porter (D-Calif.), wrote to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger, requesting information regarding a new proposal that would indefinitely exempt financial technology companies from complying with consumer protection … Continue Reading

August 15, 2019

Senator Warren Statement on NRC Plans to Proceed with the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning License Transfer

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement today following news federal regulators at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plan to approve the license transfer of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station from Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. to Holtec International, as the plant is decommissioned:"Members of the Plymouth community and beyond continue to ask important questions about the Pilgrim plant decommissioning. Until the Commonwealth … Continue Reading

August 15, 2019

Warren Demands Answers from Trump Transition Advisor About Reports of Ethically Questionable Behavior and Conflicts of Interest During and After Transition

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Thomas J. Barrack, Jr, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of real estate and private equity firm Colony Capital, Inc., expressing concern about recent reports of Mr. Barrack's ethically questionable behavior and conflicts of interest during and after his time as a "key member" of the Trump presidential transition team. According to reports, Mr. Barrack's efforts to court Saudi officials during the presidential … Continue Reading

August 14, 2019

Senator Warren Statement on Trump Administration Delay of Vineyard Wind Offshore Wind Energy Project

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren today released the following statement on the Trump Administration's decision to delay the approval of a key permit for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind energy project:"The Trump Administration's last-minute decision to delay approval of a major offshore wind energy project is extremely disappointing. The Vineyard Wind project-which is projected to create thousands of jobs and generate clean energy for over 400,000 families and … Continue Reading

August 14, 2019

Senator Warren Requests FTC Inspector General Investigation of the Agency's Misleading Equifax Settlement Descriptions

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Inspector General (IG) Andrew Katsaros requesting an investigation into the agency's misleading description of the Equifax settlement. The FTC told the public in its July 2019 "Equifax Data Breach Settlement" web posting that once the claims process begins, consumers can request either "free credit monitoring OR $125." However, after millions of consumers flooded the site … Continue Reading

August 09, 2019

Sens. Warren, Markey and Rep. Keating Announce $2.5 Million Grant for Steamship Authority

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), along with Representative William Keating (D-Mass.), announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket Steamship Authority (SSA) a $2.5 million grant to support the construction of a new ferry terminal in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. DOT awarded the competitive grant through the Department's Passenger Ferry Grant … Continue Reading

August 08, 2019

Senator Warren Presses Capital One for Information about its Massive Data Breach and Accountability for Security Failures

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, sent a letter to Capital One Financial Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Office Richard Fairbank regarding the massive data breach revealed last week that compromised sensitive personal information - including, in some cases, Social Security numbers and bank account numbers - of over 100 million Capital One customers. The breach is "one of the … Continue Reading

August 06, 2019

Senators Warren and Markey Announce Extended Deadline to Submit Applications to Bipartisan Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today announced that the bipartisan advisory committee tasked with reviewing and providing recommendations on federal district court candidates across Massachusetts has extended its application deadline from August 7, 2019, to September 3, 2019. Candidates interested in applying for a U.S. District Court vacancy now have over three additional weeks to submit their applications to the Advisory … Continue Reading

August 05, 2019

Warren, Carper Provisions to Bolster Presidential Transition Team Ethics Requirements Pass Senate

WASHINGTON, DC - Last week, the United States Senate passed a key provision of the Transition Team Ethics Improvement Act introduced by U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) to enhance the ethics requirements that govern presidential transitions. The provisions of the Transition Team Ethics Improvement Act passed the Senate last week as part of the bipartisan Presidential Transition Enhancement Act of 2019, a bill that includes a number of additional improvements to … Continue Reading

August 02, 2019

Warren, Daines, Lee Seek Answers from Defense Dept. on Efforts to Address Gambling Addiction Among Servicemembers

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.), along with Representative Susie Lee (D-Nev.), sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) requesting information on the DOD's efforts to track and reduce the prevalence of gambling disorder among our nation's servicemembers. The lawmakers' letter requests an update on the DOD's progress in implementing recommendations made in 2017 by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) related … Continue Reading

July 31, 2019

Senator Warren Requests Homeland Security Watchdog Investigate Unwarranted Detention of American Citizens by Immigration Authorities

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General (IG) requesting an investigation into the unwarranted detention of American citizens by immigration authorities, and into the policies and procedures in place at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Custom and Border Protection (CBP) to prevent such detentions.On June 27, 2018, 18-year-old Francisco Erwin Galicia was stopped at … Continue Reading

July 30, 2019

Warren Joins Markey, Colleagues in Renewed Call for FCC to Protect Community Television Channels

Washington, DC - United States Senator Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) in urging the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to protect public, educational, or governmental (PEG) stations as it proposes changes to the rules governing agreements between Local Franchising Authorities and cable operators. Currently, cable franchise agreements with towns and cities are required to meet demonstrated community needs by providing in-kind contributions that benefit … Continue Reading

July 29, 2019

Warren, Brown Demand Action Following IG Report Finding Blankenstein ‘May Have Abused His Authority’

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, are demanding action from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the CFPB Inspector General following what the senators call 'damning' findings from … Continue Reading

July 26, 2019

Warren, Shaheen, Murray Question Secretary of Veterans Affairs Over Contraceptive Access Among Veterans

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie seeking information on the oral contraceptive dispensing policies of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The letter follows a recent study which found that the VA could prevent nearly 600 unintended pregnancies annually … Continue Reading

July 26, 2019

Senators Warren, Paul, & Rep. Rice Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Ensure Better Access to Hearing Health Care Services

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) today announced they will introduce the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill that ensures seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare have access to a full range of hearing and balance health care services provided by licensed audiologists. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) joined the bill as original co-sponsors. Representative Tom … Continue Reading

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