Press Releases

October 06, 2022

Massachusetts Delegation Announces $145 Million from U.S. Treasury to Deploy High-Speed Internet Across Commonwealth

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Representatives Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), Richard Neal (D-Mass.), Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), Bill Keating (D-Mass.), and Lori Trahan (D-Mass.), members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, today joined leaders from the White House and the Department of the Treasury in announcing that Massachusetts will receive $145 million in federal funding from the Capital … Continue Reading


October 06, 2022

Senator Warren and Representative Jayapal Press Secretary Raimondo for Answers on Big Tech Revolving Door at Commerce Department

Washington D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo underscoring the dangers of Big Tech’s digital trade agenda. This follows up on a letter the lawmakers sent to Secretary Raimondo in July requesting additional information about the revolving door between Commerce and Big Tech and its potential impact on global digital trade rules.For years the U.S. has negotiated trade deals in … Continue Reading


October 06, 2022

Warren Announces Senate Hearing in Boston Next Week on T Safety and Leadership Failures

Boston, MA - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), chair of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Policy, announced that she will lead a hearing of the Subcommittee in Boston on Friday, October 14, 2022, entitled: “Economic Impacts of Inadequate Transit Maintenance and Oversight: Examining Management Failures at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.” U.S. Senator Edward … Continue Reading


October 05, 2022

Warren, Lawmakers to Commerce Dept: Prevent Stock Buybacks by Corporations That Receive CHIPS Act Funds

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Representatives Sean Casten (D-Ill.), Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and Bill Foster (D-Ill.) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo urging the Commerce Department to strengthen and enforce critical protections against the abuse of funds provided under the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) Act for … Continue Reading


October 05, 2022

Warren, Sanders, Markey, Blumenthal Blast Starbucks for Brazen, Illegal Union-Busting Campaign

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and chair of the board of directors, Mellody Hobson, blasting the company for its union-busting campaign, including its ongoing and illegal weaponization of benefits against unionizing workers. The senators are calling on Starbucks to stop its union-busting and recognize and bargain in good faith … Continue Reading


October 03, 2022

Warren Seeks Answers from Brookings about Funding Agreements from Foreign Governments Undermining the Think Tank’s Independence

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Brookings Institution, seeking answers about how Brooking ensures its funding agreements from foreign governments do not undermine the independence of its research and expressing concerns that the organization is not able to ensure its leaders are avoiding illegal or inappropriate lobbying. This letter follows up on Brookings’ responses to Senator Warren’s July 2022 letter, where she expressed concerns that … Continue Reading


October 03, 2022

New Report by Senator Warren: Zelle Facilitating Fraud, Based on Internal Data from Big Banks

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee (BHUA), released a new report revealing rampant fraud and theft on Zelle. This new report contains the findings of Senator Warren’s investigation of Zelle fraud data provided by banks. It finds that fraud is growing on the platform and that the banks are not refunding the vast majority of defrauded consumers, breaking their promises to their … Continue Reading


September 30, 2022

Warren joins Padilla to Introduce Legislation to Broaden Legal Pathway to Citizenship

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) to introduce legislation to expand a pathway to permanency for millions of long-term U.S. residents. The Renewing Immigration Provisions of the Immigration Act of 1929 would update the existing registry statute so that an immigrant may qualify for lawful permanent resident status if they have lived in the United States continuously for at least seven years before filing an application for … Continue Reading


September 30, 2022

Warren and Colleagues Reintroduce Legislation to Help Survivors of Natural Disasters

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, along with Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Dick Durbin (D-Il.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), and Raphael … Continue Reading


September 29, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Rings the Alarm about Need for Strong Corporate Stock Buyback Guardrails in CHIPS and Science Act Implementation

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raised concerns about the need to protect $52 billion in CHIPS and Science Act funds from being used by semiconductor companies to line the pockets of corporate executives instead of investing in strengthening supply chains, creating good union jobs, and bringing down prices for consumers. Senator Warren called on Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and the … Continue Reading


September 29, 2022

Warren, Velázquez, Sanders, and Menendez Call for Emergency Funding for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-V.t.), and Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) led a bicameral letter to Congressional leadership requesting emergency funding for Puerto Rico, with a focus on Puerto Rico’s Medicaid program, to ensure that those impacted by the hurricane will have access to the health coverage they need.Nearly five years after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Hurricane Fiona … Continue Reading


September 29, 2022

Senator Warren and Representative Espaillat Seek Answers from HUD and FEMA on Disaster Housing Relief

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge requesting an update on their plans to implement the Disaster Assistance and Supportive Housing (DASH) program.In January 2022, HUD spokesperson announced that HUD and FEMA would be partnering to create a … Continue Reading


September 29, 2022

Warren, King, Bennet, Beyer Call For Strong Implementation of Corporate Minimum Tax

Washington D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Angus King (I-Maine.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and Representative Donald S. Beyer (D-Va.), sent a letter to U.S Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urging her and her staff to pursue strong implementation of the 15 percent corporate minimum tax (CMT) on billion-dollar corporations in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. “After nearly three decades of corporate tax cuts, this historic legislation will … Continue Reading


September 29, 2022

Warren, Jones, Lawmakers Call on FTC to Oppose Amazon’s Proposed $1.65 Billion Acquisition of iRobot

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representatives Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.), Katie Porter (D-Calif.), Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and Jesús “Chuy” García (D-Ill.) sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) calling on the agency to oppose Amazon’s proposed $1.65 billion acquisition of iRobot, raising concerns about Amazon’s anticompetitive practices that put consumers and their privacy at risk. “I have serious concerns about the … Continue Reading


September 28, 2022

Senator Warren and Representative Nadler Reintroduce the Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) reintroduced the Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act, bicameral legislation that would simplify and modernize the consumer bankruptcy system and make it easier for individuals and families forced into bankruptcy to get back on their feet. Originally introduced in 2020, this legislation would replace the two separate consumer bankruptcy chapters known as … Continue Reading


September 28, 2022

Warren, Murphy, Castro, Torres Demand Answers from Commerce Department about Troubling Increase in Approvals of Assault Weapon Exports

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) and Norma Torres (D-Calif..) sent a letter to Gina Raimondo, Secretary of Commerce, calling out the Commerce Department for its increased approvals of export licenses for assault weapons and high-capacity magazine exports, and for putting the gun industry profits before national security and human lives. The lawmakers are calling on the Commerce … Continue Reading


September 26, 2022

Majority Leader Schumer & Senator Warren Joint Statement on CBO Estimate of Student Debt Cancellation

Washington, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following joint statement on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate of student debt cancellation:“Today’s CBO estimate makes clear that millions of middle class Americans have more breathing room thanks to President Biden’s historic decision to cancel student debt. In contrast to President Trump and Republicans who gave giant corporations $2 trillion … Continue Reading


September 26, 2022

Warren, Gillibrand Call For Billions In Comprehensive Federal Relief For Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona

Washington, D.C. - A week after Hurricane Fiona devastated Puerto Rico, leaving at least 16 people dead and hundreds of thousands more without power or running water, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to Congressional leadership, calling for billions of dollars in federal economic relief for the island. The letter was also signed by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Martin Heinrich … Continue Reading


September 23, 2022

ICYMI: At Hearing, DoD Officials Acknowledge to Senator Warren There is Lack of Adequate Oversight to Prevent Sexual Misconduct in Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

Warren Opened Investigation into DoD and Department of Education Oversight over JROTC Program Following Alarming Reports of Sexual Misconduct Warren: “If the military doesn't step up to prevent these kinds of abuses, then it is the military that is endangering our ability to build up our force of the future, and for it to have real credibility. The military screens these instructors, and ultimately, it is your reputation on the line. I know that my colleagues and I have a number of … Continue Reading


September 23, 2022

Senator Warren joins Senators Shaheen, Rounds to Send Bipartisan Letter Pushing for Increased Action from Pentagon to Address PFAS Exposure at Military Installations

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) in sending a bipartisan letter to Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Lloyd Austin and White House officials, urging increased funding for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) testing and remediation, and to improve PFAS-related planning to make use of the higher funding levels Congress is willing to appropriate to address the pervasive issue. The … Continue Reading

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