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Warren to Postal Service Board of Governors: Immediately Release Your Federal Financial Disclosures

Washington, DC August 24, 2020 – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called on the United States Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors to immediately release their federal financial disclosure forms that describe potential conflicts of interest that may affect their actions on the  Board. Last week, Senator Warren’s staff requested financial disclosure reports for […]

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Lawmakers Call for IG to Investigate Postal Service Policy Changes and Delivery Delays Under New Trump-Appointed Postmaster General

Washington, DC, Aug. 7, 3030 – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Senator Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Senators Ron […]

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Senators Warren, Van Hollen, Cortez Masto Urge Mnuchin and Powell to Provide Greater Financial Assistance to State and Local Governments

Washington, D.C. July 14, 2020 – Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) sent a letter to Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Jerome Powell and Department of Treasury (Treasury) Secretary Steve […]

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Warren, Booker Open Investigation into Meatpackers’ Manipulation of COVID-19 Crisis to Raise Prices and Exploit Workers

Washington, DC, June 23, 2020 – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) are opening an investigation of Tyson Foods, JBS USA, Cargill and Smithfield Foods after reports that the meatpacking companies, while threatening the American public with impending meat shortages and jacking up prices, exported a record amount of product to […]

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Senators Release New Findings, Documents from Investigation of Trump-Kushner “Project Air Bridge” Coronavirus Response

Washington, DC, June 9, 2020 – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.),  and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) formally requested an investigation of “Project Air Bridge,” the Trump administration’s opaque medical supply chain management project, and released new documents and information from the six major medical wholesalers or distribution companies […]

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Warren, Krishnamoorthi, Booker, and Jeffries Demand Answers From AG Barr On Use Of Non-Identifiable DOJ Security Forces In Response To Protests

Washington, D.C. June 4, 2020 – Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), along with Senator Cory Booker and House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries, wrote to Attorney General William Barr to demand answers on the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) deployment of non-identifiable federal security forces to oversee protests. This letter […]

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Sec. Mnuchin Refuses to Use His Authority to Require Companies Receiving Taxpayer Bailout Money Keep Workers on Payroll (VIDEO)

Washington, D.C. May 19, 2020 -Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin indicated that he will refuse to use his authority under the CARES Act to require companies that receive taxpayer bailout money to keep workers on payroll after questioning from United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in a Senate Banking Committee hearing this morning.  Senator Warren also […]

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Warren and Markey Demand Answers from Trump Administration on Rollback of Environmental Safeguards During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. April 6, 2020 – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Friday regarding the Trump […]

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Warren Calls on Trump to Mobilize Army Corps Nationwide to Increase Capacity Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Washington, D.C. March 18, 2020 – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to President Trump calling on him to strengthen the domestic response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic by directing the Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) to convert or construct new […]

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Warren, Colleagues Urge Pence to Protect Federal COVID-19 Response from Political Interference

Washington, D.C. March 13, 2020 – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Richard Blumenthal (D-N.J.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, urging him to ensure […]

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Senator Warren Releases Statement for the Trial Record on Her Vote to Convict and Remove President Trump from Office

Washington, D.C. February 5, 2020 – Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has submitted the following statement for the trial record on her vote to convict and remove President Donald J. Trump from office. SENATOR WARREN’S STATEMENT FOR THE TRIAL RECORD ON THE VOTE TO CONVICT AND REMOVE PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP When I was elected to serve […]

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Warren Leads Colleagues Investigating the Revolving Door Between Federal Agencies and the Private Detention Industry

Washington, DC January 17, 2020 – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) questioning their anti-corruption policies and practices after a series of high-profile officials responsible for oversight of the private prison and detention industry have left to join the […]

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Alarms Raised Over IRS's Decision to Allow Private Debt Collectors Direct Access to Taxpayer Bank Accounts

Washington, DC, Jan. 9, 2020 – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protections, and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner […]

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Democratic Senators Investigate Vulnerabilities and Shortcomings of Election Technology Industry with Ties to Private Equity

Washington, DC, Dec. 10, 2019 – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Representative Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), sent letters to three private equity […]

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Senator Warren Questions Navy’s Decision to Terminate Its Climate Change Task Force

Washington, DC September 16, 2019 – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), sent a letter to Secretary of the U.S. Navy Richard Spencer expressing concern about reports of the “suspicious” termination of a Navy task force that helps prepare the Navy to combat the threats posed […]

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

Washington, DC August 21, 2019 – 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 […]

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Warren, Ocasio-Cortez, Colleagues Seek Defense Funding for Safe Cleanup of Toxic Military Waste on Puerto Rican Island of Vieques

Washington, DC July 26, 2019 –  United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), along with 15 of their colleagues, sent a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees urging them to include a provision funding the safe cleanup of military waste on the […]

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Senator Warren Investigates Allegations that Private Prison Contractors Withhold Basic Necessities, Use Threat of Solitary Confinement to Coerce Detainees into “Voluntary” Work Programs

Washington, DC July 25, 2019 – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Jennifer Costello, Acting Inspector General (IG) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), requesting that the IG conduct an investigation into the use of solitary confinement and other punishments to coerce participation in “voluntary” work programs at federal […]

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Sen. Warren, House Maj. Whip Clyburn Introduce Legislation to Cancel Student Loan Debt for Millions of Americans

Washington, DC, July 23, 2019 ­- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.), today introduced bicameral legislation to eliminate up to $50,000 in student loan debt for 42 million Americans-providing debt relief to 95% of student borrowers, including […]

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Senators Warren and Gillibrand Raise Concerns that the Trump Administration May Separate Military Families

Washington, DC July 8, 2019 – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, raising concerns about recent reports that the Trump Administration is considering eliminating Parole in Place and Deferred […]