Press Releases

July 23, 2021

Warren Statement on Armed Services Committee's Bipartisan Adoption of Her DoD Ethics Amendment

Washington, DC - After the Senate Armed Services Committee’s mark-up of the FY 2022 defense budget concluded, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on the Committee’s bipartisan adoption of her amendment to raise the recusal standard for Department of Defense employees. Under her amendment, Pentagon officials will be prohibited from participating in matters that affect the financial interests of their former employer, former clients, or former … Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge HHS and CMS to Include Unique Device Identifiers in Medicare Claims Forms

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), and Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure requesting that they commit to including medical devices’ unique device identifier (UDI) in Medicare claims forms. … Continue Reading


July 20, 2021

Warren Statement on Jonathan Kanter’s Nomination to Lead the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on President Biden’s nomination of Jonathan Kanter to lead the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division:“The Biden administration’s nomination of Jonathan Kanter to lead the DOJ’s Antitrust Division is tremendous news for workers and consumers. Jonathan has been a leader in the fight to check consolidated corporate power and strengthen competition in our markets. At this … Continue Reading


July 20, 2021

Warren Announces Key Priorities for FY 2022 NDAA

Military Housing Oversight and Service Member Protection Act | Department of Defense Climate Resiliency and Readiness Act | Department of Defense Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act | Make Taxpayer-Funded Department of Defense Medical Interventions Affordable ActWashington, D.C. — As the Senate begins negotiations on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced key priorities … Continue Reading


July 20, 2021

As FTC Reviews Lockheed Martin's Proposed Acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne, Warren Questions Agency About Preventing Monopolistic Behavior in Defense Industry

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Lina Khan requesting information about the effectiveness of the antitrust agency’s use of behavioral remedies to protect competition and prevent monopolistic behavior in the defense industry. This letter comes as the FTC has extended its investigation of Lockheed Martin's proposed acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne, the last remaining independent domestic … Continue Reading


July 16, 2021

Senator Warren and Congressman Al Green Introduce the Reconciliation in Place Names Act

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Al Green (D-Texas) introduced the Reconciliation in Place Names Act. Originally introduced last year with then-Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), this bill would address land units and geographic features with racist and bigoted names.Public lands are a part of the fabric of America that are meant to welcome everyone; however, thousands of geographic features, national forests, wilderness areas, and other … Continue Reading


July 16, 2021

New Blog Post: Senator Warren: President Biden Gets It: Americans Are Ready to Put People Over Profits

Blog Post With Data for Progress Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today contributed a blog post with Data for Progress (dataforprogress.org) breaking down President Biden’s recent competition executive orders and how they put power back in the hands of consumers and workers.Read the full post here and below. President Biden Gets It: Americans Are Ready to Put People Over Profits In the world’s largest economy, a hearing aid shouldn’t cost as much … Continue Reading


July 15, 2021

Warren to Fed Chair Powell: The Federal Reserve Needs to Be Tough Enough to Protect our Economy from the Next Crisis

Washington, DC - At today's Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee (BHUA) hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raised concerns to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell regarding the steps he has taken to weaken financial regulation during the past four years of his tenure. Her questions focused on two areas of weakened regulation: living wills and the Volcker Rule. To prevent taxpayer bailouts, banks are required to have living wills to show every … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Calls for Robust Investment in Domestic Jobs and Support for Workers to Bolster Competitiveness and Repair Economy

Warren: “If we give American workers the tools they need, they can compete with anyone, including global economic rivals like China.” Opening Remarks Here Washington, D.C. - Today, chairing a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility, and Economic Growth, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks on the importance of robust investments in American jobs and workers to ensure that the United States can compete in a global … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

Following Bombshell ProPublica Report, Warren and Whitehouse Call for Finance Committee Investigation of Tax Avoidance Schemes by the Nation’s Wealthiest Individuals

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), members of the Senate Committee on Finance, sent a letter to Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calling for an investigation into last month’s deeply troubling ProPublica report describing how the nation’s wealthiest individuals are using a series of legal tax loopholes to avoid paying their fair share of income taxes. ProPublica obtained a trove of tax data for the nation’s … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

Warren, Booker, Pressley, Colleagues to Education Department: What Steps Are You Taking to Protect Student Borrowers’ Wages and Benefits When Payments Resume?

 Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) Ron Wyden (D-Ore,), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii.) and Jeffrey A. Merkley (D-Ore.), and Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) led a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona requesting information about what actions the Department of Education (ED) plans to take to support student borrowers in default as the scheduled end of paused student … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

In Response to Warren and Markey, Student Loan Servicers Indicate They Are Not Prepared for Payments to Resume

| Servicer ResponsesWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to President Biden sharing the results of the lawmakers’ inquiry into federal loan servicers’ preparations for the resumption of student loan payments and reiterating the call for President Biden to extend the current pandemic-induced pause on payments and interest until at least March 31, 2022.“As the economy recovers from this unprecedented … Continue Reading


July 13, 2021

Warren Joins Booker in Reintroducing Bill to Reform Farm System With Support From Farm, Labor, Environment, Public Health, Faith Based and Animal Welfare Groups

WASHINGTON, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), along with Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), in reintroducing the Farm System Reform Act, a bill that would create a level playing field for independent family farmers and transform the broken system built by multi-national meatpacking companies. This legislation would strengthen the Packers & Stockyards Act to crack down on the monopolistic practices of meatpackers and corporate … Continue Reading


July 13, 2021

At Armed Services Hearing, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Nominee Commits to Making Army Corps Respect for Tribal Nations Among His “Highest Priorities”

Washington, DC - During today's Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Michael Connor, nominee to be Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, a position that oversees the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), which has major influence over many oil and natural gas pipelines in the U.S. Senator Warren’s questions to Connor focused on the Dakota Access Pipeline and on USACE’s relationship with tribal nations. In … Continue Reading


July 12, 2021

Warren Urges DOJ and FTC to Protect Consumers and Public Health After Investigation Reveals Amazon Misled Consumers Seeking FDA-Authorized COVID-19 Masks

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to use authorities granted under the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act to investigate how Amazon's search and sponsorship algorithms may be misleading customers who are seeking products authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with the letter to FTC and DOJ, she released a new … Continue Reading


July 09, 2021

Warren Statement On President Biden's Effort to Promote Competition, Bolster Antitrust Enforcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In response to President Joe Biden's executive order to promote competition and bolster antitrust enforcement throughout the administration, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement: "Decades of bad decisions in Washington have benefited multinational corporations and big business while consumers, workers, and family-owned businesses struggle to stay afloat. Following waves of mergers and acquisitions, dominant firms have abused their … Continue Reading


July 08, 2021

Warren Statement on the End of PHEAA Servicing Contract With Education Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made the following statement regarding the end of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency's (PHEAA) contract with the U.S. Department of Education to service student loans:"Millions of loan borrowers can breathe a sigh of relief today knowing that their loans will no longer be managed by PHEAA, an organization that has robbed untold numbers of public servants of debt relief and was recently caught lying to … Continue Reading


July 08, 2021

Warren Asks SEC Chair Gensler About Risks Posed by Cryptocurrency Exchanges

WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), chair of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Economic Policy, sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler requesting information about the agency's authority to regulate cryptocurrency exchanges and protect consumers from risks posed by the highly volatile cryptocurrency market. While trading on cryptocurrency exchanges has gained popularity, … Continue Reading


July 06, 2021

Warren Joins Menendez, Padilla, Colleagues to Urge for a Decrease in Funding for Immigration Enforcement and Detention Operations in FY22

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), as well as a group of colleagues, in sending a letter to leaders of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the Subcommittee on Homeland Security Committee on Appropriations requesting that they decrease funding levels for immigration enforcement and detention operations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. “As the … Continue Reading


July 06, 2021

Warren, Khanna Urge Defense Secretary to Review DoD's Significant Undercounting of Civilian Casualties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), a Member of the House Armed Services and Oversight and Reform Committees, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin, III, regarding the Department of Defense's (DoD) June 2021 "Annual Report on Civilian Casualties In Connection With United States Military Operations in 2020." In the letter, the lawmakers urge … Continue Reading

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