Press Releases

December 04, 2023

Senators Warren, Brown, Warnock Renew Push for DoD to Address Causes and Impacts of Service Members’ Medical Debt

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Personnel, Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Chair of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Development Committee, and Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), Chair of the Banking Committee’s Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, sent a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, urging the Department of Defense (DoD) to improve data collection and coordination between TRICARE … Continue Reading

December 04, 2023

Warren, Sanders, Blumenthal, Van Hollen Press Department of Education On Plans to Manage Student Debt Repayment

Washington, D.C. —  Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), sent a letter to Secretary Miguel Cardona of the Department of Education (the Department or ED), outlining concerns about its management of the return to student debt repayment. With the resumption of student loan payments underway since October 2023, the lawmakers are requesting information on the Department’s efforts to minimize student loan … Continue Reading

December 02, 2023

Warren Statement on Passing of Staff Sgt. Jacob Galliher

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) issued the following statement on the passing of Staff Sgt. Jacob Galliher: “I send my deepest condolences to the family of Pittsfield native Staff Sgt. Jacob Galliher who died in an Air Force Osprey crash near Japan. My heart breaks for his wife and two sons, and his family in Lanesborough, Massachusetts. Staff Sgt. Galliher was a brave, smart, and talented young man who served his nation with honor. I am pressing the military for … Continue Reading

November 30, 2023

At Hearing, Warren Applauds CFPB’s Proposal to Rein in Unreasonable Credit Card Card Late Fees

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) applauded the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) proposed rule to rein in credit card late fees, which are currently as high as $41, even for payments that are just a few hours late. The rule would cap late fees at $8 unless a bank can show it needs to charge more than that to collect late payments.  CFPB Director Rohit Chopra debunked bank lobbyists’ … Continue Reading

November 30, 2023

Warren, Whitehouse, Sanders Probe Accounting Giant KPMG’s Role Helping Microsoft Offshore Profits and Avoid Billions in Taxes

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), both members of the Senate Finance Committee, and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to accounting giant KPMG, questioning the firm’s role assisting Microsoft in its scheme to offshore profits and avoid billions of dollars in taxes. The letter comes after Microsoft disclosed last month that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was seeking $28.9 billion, plus penalties and interest, in unpaid taxes … Continue Reading

November 30, 2023

Warren, Markey, McGovern Press USPS to Quickly Restore Full Postal Service to Medway

  Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), along with U.S. Representative James P. McGovern (D-Mass.), sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, urging the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to quickly restore full postal operations in Medway and asked administrators to improve on seeking out community feedback following the sudden and unexpected suspension of services at Medway’s main post office in August. The lawmakers expressed … Continue Reading

November 30, 2023

Warren, Garamendi Renew Call for TransDigm to End Price Gouging, Provide Pricing and Cost Transparency to Defense Department

Washington, D.C. - After new reports that defense contractor TransDigm refused to provide cost and pricing information needed to prevent price gouging of taxpayers and the Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Representative John Garamendi (D-Calif.), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee Readiness Subcommittee, sent letters to the Department of Defense and TransDigm, pressing them to … Continue Reading

November 29, 2023

Warren Joins Padilla, Democratic Senators in Joint Statement on Proposed Threats to Asylum System in Supplemental Aid Package Negotiations

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in issuing the following joint statement in response to reports of harmful potential changes to the U.S. asylum system being considered in the ongoing bipartisan … Continue Reading

November 27, 2023

Senators Warren, Markey Reconvene Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations

Washington, D.C. - Following Judge Patti Saris’ announcement of her intention to retire from regular active service as a United States District Court Judge, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today announced they will reconvene an advisory committee to review and provide recommendations on candidates to be considered for this federal District Court vacancy. Applications will be accepted from a wide pool of candidates throughout the Commonwealth. … Continue Reading

November 27, 2023

Warren, Blumenthal Call on Private Equity-Backed U.S. Anesthesia Partners to Answer for its Anticompetitive Tactics and Impacts on Prices, Patients, and Providers

Washington, D.C. —  U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to Robert Coward, Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Anesthesia Partners (USAP), investigating USAP’s monopolistic business model and use of restrictive non-compete agreements that have reduced patients’ quality of care, increased prices, and suppressed workers’ wages. The letter follows a June 2023 Washington Post investigative report that detailed the excessive power wielded by USAP and … Continue Reading

November 22, 2023

Senator Warren Statement on the Cease-fire Agreement to Release Hostages and Provide Humanitarian Aid

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on the cease-fire agreement to release hostages and provide humanitarian aid: “President Biden’s efforts in the Middle East have resulted in a significant diplomatic breakthrough, delivering the release of dozens of hostages kidnapped by Hamas and much-needed relief for Palestinians trapped by this conflict. I strongly support this temporary cease-fire, and I urge all parties to extend this agreement … Continue Reading

November 22, 2023

Warren, Braun Urge Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General to Determine if Vertically-Integrated Health Care Companies Are Hiking Prescription Drug Costs, Evading Federal Regulations

Washington, D.C. —  Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) sent a letter to Christi Grimm, Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, urging her to determine if large insurance companies are using their vertically integrated pharmacies to evade federal requirements that limit the percentage of premium dollars spent on profits and administration, known as the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR), resulting in sky-high prescription drug costs  and … Continue Reading

November 20, 2023

Warren Joins Baldwin, Kaine, Van Hollen, Colleagues in Calling for Immediate Steps to Deliver Humanitarian Aid to Gaza and Protect Civilians

  Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined their colleagues in urging President Biden to work with Israel and international partners to implement a plan that will protect innocent civilian life in Gaza, deliver sustained humanitarian aid, and work toward the long term goals of ending Hamas’s threat, bringing hostages home, and achieving sustainable peace in the region through a two-state … Continue Reading

November 17, 2023

Warren, Banking Committee Democrats Call for Independent Investigation of FDIC Culture

  Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined her Democratic colleagues in the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs sent a letter to Acting Inspector General Tyler Smith of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), expressing outrage over allegations of a toxic workplace culture and calling for an independent investigation to make sure the agency addresses these issues and to restore public trust. The letter follows reports that the … Continue Reading

November 17, 2023

Senator Warren, Representative Green, Lawmakers Urge President Biden to Present Presidential Medal of Freedom Posthumously to America’s Enslaved

Washington, D.C.  - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Al Green (D-Texas) sent a letter to President Joe Biden, urging that he recognize the profound and enduring contributions of our nation’s enslaved with a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom. In the letter, the lawmakers emphasized the vital role the enslaved played in shaping the economic and social foundation of America.  “We will never be able to undo our nation’s painful history of slavery, but there are … Continue Reading

November 16, 2023

At Hearing, Senator Warren Highlights Dangers of Crypto Scams for Seniors, Need for Legislation

Washington, D.C. — At a hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) highlighted the prevalence and dangers of cryptocurrency scams - which stole a record $1 billion from seniors last year - among Americans over the age of 60. Steve Weisman, Editor for and Senior Lecturer at Bentley University, explained that seniors are particularly vulnerable to crypto scams, discussed why crypto is a favored vehicle for scammers, and said Senator … Continue Reading

November 16, 2023

Warren Joins Gillibrand, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Strengthen Protections for Immigrant Children in Government Custody

Washington, D.C. —  Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and five of her Senate colleagues in introducing the Protection of Kids in Detention (PROKID) Act, legislation that would improve and enforce transparency, protection, and accountability for all immigrant children in government custody. Additionally, the PROKID Act would create a permanent Office of the Ombudsperson within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) responsible … Continue Reading

November 16, 2023

Warren, Cortez Masto, Cassidy, Blackburn Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Transparency Over Medicare Advantage Health Care Plans

Washington, D.C. —  U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve transparency of Medicare Advantage (MA) plans and ensure these plans are best serving the health care needs of America’s seniors. The Encounter Data Enhancement Act would require Medicare Advantage plans to report important information about how much they are actually paying for patient services and how … Continue Reading

November 16, 2023

Warren Joins Congresswoman Porter in Reintroducing Bill to Reduce Violence Against Individuals with Mental Illness and Disabilities

Washington, D.C. — Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.), Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.), and Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Penn.), along with 23 Representatives reintroduced legislation to reduce violence against individuals with mental illness and disabilities. The Mental Health Justice Act would make it easier for state and local governments to send trained mental health professionals instead of … Continue Reading

November 16, 2023

New Report from Senators Warren, Sanders, Blumenthal: CMS Proposal to Increase Nursing Home Staffing Would Result in Improved Quality of Care

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) released a new report: Residents at Risk: Quality of Care Problems in Understaffed Nursing Homes and the Need for a New Federal Nursing Home Staffing Standard. The report reveals that, across a broad range of health outcomes, nursing homes with higher staffing levels that meet the requirements in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed rule provide higher … Continue Reading

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