Press Releases

March 14, 2024

At Hearing, Warren Calls on Biden Administration to Strengthen and Quickly Finalize ‘March-In Rights’ Framework to Boost Competition and Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Washington, D.C. — Today, at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra on the Biden administration’s proposal to boost competition and lower prices on drugs that American taxpayers helped pay to develop.  Under existing law, the federal government may “march-in” on inventions - including prescription drugs - created using taxpayer dollars when those products are not available to … Continue Reading

March 14, 2024

Senator Warren, Rep. Garamendi Demand Answers from U.S. Air Force on Mismanagement of Sentinel and Minuteman III ICBM Programs

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Representative John Garamendi (D-Calif.) a member of the House Armed Services Committee, sent a letter seeking answers from Air Force officials about the mismanagement of the Sentinel program, a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) program consisting of new long-range missiles and replacement or enhancement of silos, launch command centers, and command and control facilities for … Continue Reading

March 13, 2024

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Slams Republican Hypocrisy in Pushing for Corporate Handouts While Fighting to Gut Child Tax Credit Expansion

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Anna Fendley, Director of Regulatory and State Policy for the United Steelworkers, about the effectiveness of enacting billions in retroactive tax cuts to giant corporations for investments made years ago.  Senator Warren highlighted that if Republicans get their way, just two giant tech companies - Microsoft and Meta - would receive $13 billion in retroactive tax breaks … Continue Reading

March 12, 2024

At Hearing, Warren Unveils New Bill Addressing Housing Crisis for Rural Tribal Communities

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee focused on addressing the housing crisis, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren unveiled new legislation to guarantee federal funds for rural tribal communities facing severe housing shortages and significant barriers to finding housing and making much-needed repairs - the Tribal Rural Housing Access Act. The legislation would direct the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to set aside 5% of certain Rural Housing … Continue Reading

March 12, 2024

Warren, Senators Applaud IRS for Cracking Down on Tax Dodging by Executives Using Corporate Jets for Personal Travel, Urge IRS and Treasury to Follow Up with Rulemaking

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) sent a letter to the Department of Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), applauding the recent announcement that the IRS is increasing audits of corporate jet usage and urging both the IRS and Treasury to build on that action by using their rulemaking authority to close a loophole that allows … Continue Reading

March 12, 2024

Warren Secures Ethics Commitments from Douglas Schmidt, Director of Operational Test and Evaluation for the Department of Defense

Washington, D.C.  - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced that she secured strong ethics commitments from Douglas Schmidt, who was confirmed this month to be the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) for the Department of Defense. Newly appointed Director Schmidt has committed to: Extend his recusal period from his former law firms and clients from two years to four years, as well as establishing a screening process and agreeing not to seek a … Continue Reading

March 12, 2024

Warren Announces New Legislation Guaranteeing Housing Funds for Rural Tribal Communities

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced new legislation to expand housing access for rural tribal communities: the Tribal Rural Housing Access Act. The legislation would direct the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to set aside 5% of certain Rural Housing Service (RHS) funds for Tribal Nations, tribally designated housing entities, tribal members, and tribal-owned entities, including Native community development financial institutions. A majority of … Continue Reading

March 12, 2024

Warren Celebrates Launch of New IRS Direct File Pilot

For years, Senator Warren has led the fight for an easy and free option for Americans to file taxes directly with the IRS. Boston, MA — Today, in response to the official launch of the IRS Direct File pilot program in 12 states, including Massachusetts, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement: “This is the start of American taxpayers having a truly free and easy option to file their taxes directly with the IRS, saving people time and money. For … Continue Reading

March 11, 2024

Warren, MA Delegation Announce $335 Million From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Allston’s I-90 Project

Boston, MA — Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Governor Maura Healey, Mayor Michelle Wu, and the Massachusetts congressional delegation has secured $335 million in federal funding for Allston’s I-90 project. This project will: Transform the Allston neighborhood of Boston by rebuilding a deficient section of Interstate 90 to open up new land for development, increase access to multimodal transit, and reconnect the neighborhood with open space along the Charles River … Continue Reading

March 11, 2024

One Year After SVB Collapse, Warren Calls on Banking Regulators to Deliver on Commitments to Strengthen Regulations for Big Banks

Washington, D.C. - One year after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee (BHUA), sent a letter to three key banking regulators: Michael Barr, Vice Chair for Supervision of the Federal Reserve (Fed), Martin Gruenberg, Chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and Michael Hsu, Acting Comptroller of the Currency at the Office of the Comptroller of the … Continue Reading

March 08, 2024

ICYMI: In WSJ Op-ed, Warren Calls on Regulators to Block Capital One’s Merger with Discover

“Allowing a giant bank to run its own network to process billions of credit-card transactions would create a new Wall Street monster with greater power over American families and small businesses.” “Bank regulators should say no.” Op-Ed in Wall Street Journal Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal calling on federal regulators to block Capital One’s merger with Discover. The Senator points out that if federal … Continue Reading

March 08, 2024

Warren, Markey to Steward Health CEO: Years of Mismanagement, Scheming, and Profiteering Now Pose Urgent Threat to Hospitals in Massachusetts

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Steward Health Care CEO and Chairman Dr. Ralph de la Torre, blasting him for years of financial mismanagement, private equity schemes, and executive profiteering that have led to Steward Health’s financial crisis, which threatens to upend access to health care in Eastern Massachusetts communities and yank jobs from the health care workers employed at the company’s facilities. … Continue Reading

March 08, 2024

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Presses CENTCOM and AFRICOM Commanders on Steps to Reduce Civilian Harm Caused by U.S.-Origin Weapons and U.S. Military Assistance

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned General Michael E. Kurilla, Commander of the United States Central Command, and General Michael E. Langley, Commander of the United States Africa Command, about measures needed to prevent and respond to civilian harm caused by weapons and assistance provided by the United States to its military partners.  Senator Warren highlighted the Department of Defense’s … Continue Reading

March 07, 2024

At Hearing, Warren Presses Powell on Basel III Capital Rule, Urges Him to Stand by Previous Commitments to Strengthen Regulations for Nation’s Biggest Banks

Washington, D.C. — Today, at a hearing of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out Chair of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell for backpedaling on his commitment to strengthen capital rules for big banks in the wake of the First Republic, Silicon Valley, (SVB) and Signature Bank collapses of last year — the second, third, and fourth largest in American history.  At the hearing, Senator Warren called attention to Chair Powell’s … Continue Reading

March 06, 2024

Warren, Klobuchar, Colleagues Raise Alarm on Funding Restrictions For Department of Justice’s Antitrust Funding

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) along with 26 colleagues sent a letter to leadership of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging them to strike parts of the Commerce, Science, and Justice (CJS) appropriation bill that block the Antitrust Division’s ability to use the fees collected during its merger review process. The harmful provisions conflict with Congress’s clear intent to increase antitrust funding through the  … Continue Reading

March 06, 2024

Warren Statement on Final SEC Climate Risk Disclosure Rule

Washington D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, released the following statement after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finalized its climate risk disclosure rule:  “Climate change is transforming our world and our economy, so it’s plain common sense that investors should have access to standardized information about companies’ climate risks and emissions. The SEC’s final climate risk … Continue Reading

March 06, 2024

In Bipartisan Letter, Senators Warren, Scott Call Out Culture of Corruption in the Federal Reserve

Washington, D.C. - In a bipartisan letter to the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) Office of Inspector General (IG), U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) called out the Fed IG’s failure to hold officials accountable for violating Fed rules and fostering a culture in which severe conflicts of interests go consistently unchecked. The lawmakers point to the recent closing of the investigation into suspicious trades made in 2020 by Robert Kaplan, former President of the Dallas … Continue Reading

March 06, 2024

Warren Announces State of the Union Guest: Benadette Manning

NEW DATA: Thanks to improvements to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) made by the Biden administration, more than 17,000 public servants in Massachusetts like Benadette have received relief. Before 2021, only 200 borrowers in the Bay State had their student debt canceled through PSLF. Boston, MA — Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced that Benadette Manning will be her guest to the State of the Union. Benadette is a parent and former Boston Public … Continue Reading

March 05, 2024

Warren, Brown, Senators Urge HHS and CMS to Protect Seniors, Hold Insurance Companies Accountable for Abuses in Medicare Advantage

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) called on the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to curb abuses in Medicare Advantage (MA), which would save taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars, and … Continue Reading

March 04, 2024

Warren, Duckworth, 46 Democratic Colleagues Introduce Bill to Protect IVF Access Nationwide

Washington D.C - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and 46 Democratic senators introduced legislation to protect access to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technology (ART) nationwide. The Access to Family Building Act — which would establish a statutory right to access IVF for all Americans who need it to start or grow a family was blocked by Senate Republicans in the wake of Alabama’s State Supreme Court ruling that frozen … Continue Reading

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