Press Releases

April 10, 2023

Warren, 16 Senators Request Increased Funding for Office of Federal Student Aid

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led 16 senators in sending a letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies requesting the committee provide $2.7 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 to fund the Office of Federal Student Aid, consistent with the President’s budget. This funding is particularly important given FSA’s budget for FY 2023 was  … Continue Reading

April 10, 2023

Senator Warren, Representative Ocasio-Cortez Seek Answers from Silicon Valley Bank Depositors on “White Glove” Treatment and Decisions to Hold Large, Uninsured Deposits at Bank

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to 14 of the largest depositors at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), raising questions about reports of the failed bank’s “coddling” and “white glove” treatment of its largest venture capitalist (VC) depositors, their executives, and startup firms, and those firms’ decision to hold huge, uninsured accounts at the bank. “Silicon … Continue Reading

April 07, 2023

Senator Warren’s Statement on Texas District Court Judge Threatening Access to Medication Abortion Nationwide

Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on the decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to stay the FDA’s decades-old approval of mifepristone, in a move that threatens access to abortion for millions of women nationwide. “Because of today’s lawless ruling by an extremist Republican judge, women across the country could lose access to a safe and legal medication they’ve … Continue Reading

April 07, 2023

Warren Seeks Answers from DoD on How Republican Delay of Nominees Harms National Security and Military Readiness

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Personnel, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III asking about the national security and military readiness impacts of Senator Tommy Tuberville’s (R-Ala.) blanket holds preventing the Senate from advancing nearly 160 Department of Defense (DoD) military nominees.  “The American people deserve to know the impacts of these … Continue Reading

April 06, 2023

Senators Warren, Van Hollen, Sanders, Whitehouse Secure Ruling from IRS to Crack Down on Abuse of Trusts to Dodge Taxes, Urge Further Actions

Washington, D.C. – Following a letter from U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a ruling to crack down on a loophole that helps the ultra-wealthy dodge taxes.  Last month, the senators wrote to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, raising concerns that the wealthiest millionaires and billionaires use increasingly complex tax planning to exploit trusts and … Continue Reading

April 05, 2023

Warren, Pressley Blast SoFi for Bank’s Shameless Lawsuit to Repeal Student Loan Payment Pause

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) sent a letter to the CEO of SoFi Technologies and SoFi Lending Corp, calling on the company to answer for its lawsuits attempting to end the student loan payment pause and force borrowers back into repayment, which would put tens of millions of people in crisis.  “Your company’s attempt to use the courts to enact a backdoor repeal of this payment pause – at the … Continue Reading

April 04, 2023

ICYMI: Senator Warren in The American Prospect: How Policymakers Fight a Losing Battle With Models

Op-Ed in The American Prospect Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) published a new op-ed in the American Prospect, addressing how economic modeling has caused the United States to fail in developing a workable child care and early-childhood education system. She makes the case for bold investments in child care from Congress to create an America in which everyone has opportunities and maximize our people’s long-term prosperity.  Read the full op-ed … Continue Reading

March 31, 2023

Senators Warren, Scott Press Department of Defense to Provide Information, Promote Accountability and Interbranch Cooperation

Washington, D.C. – In their first letter together as Chair and Ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) wrote to Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel, Gilbert R. Cisneros Jr., following up on requests for information by members of the committee. The letter follows recent testimony before the subcommittee where senators raised their concern over lack of responsiveness from the … Continue Reading

March 31, 2023

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Calls on DoD to Require Annual Reporting of Service Member Overdoses

Washington, D.C. – At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chair of the Subcommittee on Personnel, called on the Department of Defense (DoD) to require annual reporting and data tracking of service member overdoses, and stressed the importance of providing harm reduction services for service members, including naloxone.  In September 2022, Senators Warren, Ed Markey (D-Mass), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Lisa Murkowski (R-Ala.), and … Continue Reading

March 31, 2023

Senators Warren, Tillis Lead Bipartisan Group of Senators to Advance Federal Reserve Accountability

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) led a group of Senators to introduce the Financial Regulators Transparency Act – bipartisan legislation that would subject regional Federal Reserve Banks to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and ensure their responsiveness to congressional and public information requests. It would additionally align the Fed with other large agencies by making its Inspector General a presidential appointee and … Continue Reading

March 30, 2023

ICYMI: Warren, Cassidy, Rubio Reintroduce Protecting Military Service Members' Data Act

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) reintroduced the Protecting Military Service Members’ Data Act of 2023, a bipartisan bill that would protect the data of U.S. service members by preventing data brokers from selling lists of military personnel to adversarial nations including China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea. “Right now, Big Tech … Continue Reading

March 30, 2023

ICYMI: At Hearing, Senator Warren Calls for Cracking Down on Overpayments in Medicare Advantage; Using Savings to Expand Medicare Dental Coverage

Washington, D.C. — At a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee, Subcommittee on Health Care, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Chief Economist and Vice President of the American Dental Association’s Health Policy Institute Dr. Marko Vujicic and Meharry Medical College Dean and Professor Dr. Cherae M. Farmer-Dixon on the disparities in dental coverage for seniors in traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage (MA). Senator Warren highlighted how low-quality dental … Continue Reading

March 30, 2023

Senators Warren, Blumenthal, Duckworth, After Banks Collapse, Urge Banking Regulators to Strengthen Bank Capital Requirements, Secure Safety and Soundness of Banking System

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) sent a letter to Michael Barr, Vice Chair for Supervision of the Federal Reserve, Martin Gruenberg, Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Michael Hsu, Comptroller of the Currency, urging the banking regulators to establish strong bank capital requirements to protect consumers and preserve the safety and soundness of the banking … Continue Reading

March 29, 2023

Warren, Menendez, Padilla, Senators Submit Public Comment Against Biden Administration's Proposed Asylum Transit Ban Rule

Washington, D.C.  – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and 9 other senators submitted a public comment against the Biden Administration’s proposed rule to restrict asylum at the southern border. The senators called on the Biden Administration to withdraw the rule in its entirety. “The proposed rule is a revised version of asylum bans put in place during the prior administration—bans that were struck down by the … Continue Reading

March 29, 2023

Warren Urges Senate Leadership to Pass Fire Grants and Safety Act, Ensure Massachusetts Fire Departments Receive Critical Federal Support

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) urged Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to take swift action to pass the Fire Grants and Safety Act which supports two federal grant programs, the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant programs. The grants are expected to expire next year.  “Massachusetts fire departments have a strong … Continue Reading

March 29, 2023

Warren, Hawley, Cortez Masto, Braun Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Claw Back Compensation From Failed Bank Executives

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), both members of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced the Failed Bank Executives Clawback Act – bipartisan legislation that would require that, in the event of a bank failure, federal regulators claw back all or part of the compensation received by bank executive in the five-year period preceding the … Continue Reading

March 28, 2023

At Hearing, Warren Secures Key Federal Regulators’ Commitments to Strengthen Banking Rules

Washington, D.C. – At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren secured key federal regulators’ commitments to strengthen banking rules following the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank (Signature). Senator Warren announced that she will soon introduce bipartisan legislation to hold bank executives at SVB and Signature accountable for exploding their banks.  In response to Senator Warren’s … Continue Reading

March 28, 2023

At Hearing, Senator Warren Secures Support from Defense Secretary to Repeal “Wish List” Requirement

Washington, D.C. — At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) secured support from Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III to remove the statutory requirement to submit unfunded priorities lists in addition to annual budget requests. Senator Warren also submitted a letter into the record from Under Secretary Michael McCord in which he confirmed the ineffectiveness of unfunded priorities lists on top of annual budget requests and endorsed … Continue Reading

March 28, 2023

Warren Sounds Alarm on Insurers Extracting Billions from Medicare, Driving Up Premiums

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sounded the alarm on a new analysis by policy experts showing that all Medicare beneficiaries – including those enrolled in Traditional Medicare (TM) – are paying higher premiums due to overpayments in the Medicare Advantage (MA) program. Senator Warren is highlighting these findings in a new letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and calling on the agency to finalize its proposed rule to … Continue Reading

March 28, 2023

Department of Defense Recognizes Ineffectiveness of “Wish List” Spending, Endorses Senator Warren’s Proposal to Repeal Requirement

Washington, D.C. – In response to requests from U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren, Mike Braun, Angus King, and Mike Lee the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Comptroller Mike McCord, confirmed the  ineffectiveness of combatant commands and military services submitting unfunded priorities lists on top of their annual budget requests and endorsed a proposal to repeal the statutory requirement. “The budget process requires making tough choices and setting clear priorities, and … Continue Reading

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