Press Releases

August 23, 2023

Senators Warren, Blumenthal, Graham Meet With President Zelenskyy and Top Officials During Visit to Ukraine

Photos from the visit are available here Kyiv, Ukraine - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy … Continue Reading


August 22, 2023

Senators Warren, Markey Statement on Federal Regulators Reversing Course, Allowing Enforcement of Massachusetts’ Right to Repair Law

Boston, MA - Today, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, released a statement on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reversing course and allowing enforcement of Massachusetts’ pro-consumer Right to Repair law:“The federal government has heeded our call and clarified that Massachusetts’ Right to Repair law can now be enforced. Today’s … Continue Reading


August 14, 2023

Statement from Senators Warren, Markey and Congressman Keating on Healey Administration Plans for Replacement of Cape Cod Bridges

Washington, D.C - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey and Congressman Bill Keating (MA-09) today released the following joint statement on the Healey administration’s announcement of next steps for the replacement of the Bourne and Sagamore Bridges: “We commend the Healey administration, MassDOT and the Army Corps of Engineers for this detailed, strategic, and actionable plan to utilize this federal funding opportunity for the replacement of the Bourne and Sagamore … Continue Reading


August 10, 2023

Senator Warren and Representative Jayapal Urge Biden Administration to Rein in Corporate Influence Over Trade Negotiations by Rebalancing the Trade Advisory Committee System

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) sent a letter to Ambassador Katherine Tai, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Secretary of Commerce Gina Rainmondo urging them to rebalance the trade advisory committee system to include the interests of of all pertinent stakeholders, including labor, environmental, and other public interests –  not just big business. The letter comes as the Office of the U.S. … Continue Reading


August 09, 2023

Warren, New England Senators Ask Biden Administration to Support Flood-Stricken Communities, Farms, and Businesses in Upcoming Congressional Funding Request

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) sent a letter to President Joe Biden, thanking his administration for its support for New England communities that suffered catastrophic flooding in July 2023, and requesting that President Biden continue to address the ongoing needs of these communities in any upcoming disaster supplemental appropriations … Continue Reading


August 09, 2023

Senators Warren, Smith in CNN Op-Ed: Biden, Democrats Must Prioritize Child Care in Supplemental Spending Package

Op-Ed in CNN Washington, D.C. – With federal pandemic relief funding for child chare set to expire in September, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) published an op-ed in CNN urging the Biden Administration and Congress to authorize emergency child care funding in a supplemental spending package along with disaster relief and aid for Ukraine.   Read the full op-ed here and below: In the early weeks of the pandemic, as a surging virus shuttered … Continue Reading


August 08, 2023

Senator Warren, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Treasury, IRS to Investigate Potential Abuse of Tax-Exempt Status by Nonprofit Hospitals to Restrict Care and Overcharge Patients

Washington, D.C. – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) sent a letter to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requesting an evaluation of nonprofit hospitals’ compliance with their tax-exempt requirements and a full examination of existing oversight authorities, following reports that some nonprofit hospitals are taking advantage of … Continue Reading


August 08, 2023

Warren Raises New Questions About Goldman Sachs’ Profits and Conflicts of Interest from Silicon Valley Bank Failure

Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, sent a letter to David Solomon, the CEO of Goldman Sachs (Goldman), raising new questions about Goldman’s dual and conflicting roles in Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse, which made it a $60 million profit. In June 2023, Senator Warren sent a letter to Goldman, raising serious concerns about Goldman’s conflicts of interest. In its … Continue Reading


August 07, 2023

Senators Warren, Scott, Budd Call on DoD to Further Invest in its Critical Child Care Program

Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), and Ted Budd (R-N.C.), all members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, urging him to invest in further improving the Department of Defense’s (DoD) critical child care program to ensure all of the nations’ military families have access to the affordable, high-quality care they need. “Without care for these children, service … Continue Reading


August 04, 2023

Warren, Kaine, Van Hollen Call on Treasury to Crack Down on North Korea Crypto Threats

Washington, D.C. – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committees, Tim Kaine (D-Va.), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and Foreign Relations Committees, sent a letter to Brian Nelson, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the U.S. Department of the … Continue Reading


August 04, 2023

Senator Warren Urges FDIC to Crack Down on Big Banks’ Misreporting of Uninsured Deposits; Blasts Agency’s “Feeble” Initial Response

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Martin J. Gruenberg, Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), urging him to act aggressively to ensure the nation’s biggest banks are accurately reporting their uninsured deposits and contributing their full and fair obligations to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF).. The letter comes in response to a FDIC public notice that some large … Continue Reading


August 02, 2023

Senators Warren, Hirono, Lawmakers Call on McConnell to Help End Reckless Hold on Military Promotions

Washington, D.C. – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chair of the Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Personnel, joined her fellow Armed Services Committee members, Senators Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Angus King (D-Maine), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) to send a letter to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), urging him to put an end to Senator Tommy … Continue Reading


August 02, 2023

Warren, Casey, Blumenthal, Sanders Call on Treasury, IRS to Rein in Crypto Tax Evaders, Close $50 Billion Crypto Tax Gap

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), urging them to quickly propose and implement strong rules that close loopholes exploited by crypto tax evaders. In November 2021, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which directed Treasury and IRS to implement new rules … Continue Reading


August 02, 2023

Senator Warren, Representative Waters, Lawmakers Reintroduce Federal Reserve Racial and Economic Equity Act

Washington, D.C. – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Chair of the Economic Policy Subcommittee of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, and Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, reintroduced the Federal Reserve Racial and Economic Equity Act to require the Federal Reserve to use its existing authorities to close racial employment and wage gaps and report on how the gaps change over … Continue Reading


August 02, 2023

Warren Encourages Massachusetts Communities to Apply for EPA Solar Funding Program for Low-Income Families

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Massachusetts Municipal Association, 60 Commonwealth municipalities, and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah urging these groups to apply for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Solar for All program - which provides grants to expand access to residential solar energy for low-income families. The Solar for All Notice of Funding Opportunity is currently soliciting … Continue Reading


August 01, 2023

Senator Warren, Massachusetts Delegation Urge Biden Administration to Streamline Work Authorizations for New Arrivals Paroled into the United States

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), along with Representatives Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), Lori Trahan (D-Mass.), Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), James McGovern (D-Mass.), Richard Neal (D-Mass.), Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.), Jake Auchincloss (D-Mass.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Bill Keating (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ur M. Jaddou, … Continue Reading


August 01, 2023

Warren, Markey, McGovern, Neal Applaud USDA Disaster Declarations for Flood-Stricken Counties, Farmers in Western Massachusetts

Washington, D.C. – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey and United States Representatives Jim McGovern and Richard Neal applauded the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) declaration of county disaster designations for seven counties in Western Massachusetts, following storms and floods that devastated communities and farmers in the region. USDA’s declaration follows the lawmakers’ July 21, 2023 letter requesting USDA issue this disaster … Continue Reading


August 01, 2023

ICYMI: At Subcommittee Hearing on Economic Policy, Experts Agree with Senator Warren on the Risks of Consolidation in the Banking System, Need for Stronger Merger Guidelines

Video of Hearing Washington, D.C. — Today, chairing a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Economic Policy, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned financial policy experts and analysts on the effects of consolidation in the banking system on the economy, small businesses, and consumers. During the hearing, experts agreed with Senator Warren that large mergers harm communities and increase the risk of financial crisis and expressed … Continue Reading


July 31, 2023

In Response to Senators Warren, Duckworth, Van Hollen and Blumenthal, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Agrees to Convene Meeting on COVID-19 Testing Recommendation

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today released a letter from United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Chair Michael Barry, in which the Task Force agreed to convene to discuss recommending COVID-19 testing as a preventive screening tool. In his letter responding to the lawmakers’ June 2023 request, Chair Barry committed to “convening the full Task … Continue Reading


July 28, 2023

Senator Warren, Representative Cohen Reintroduce Equal Employment for All Act

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) reintroduced the Equal Employment for All Act to protect job seekers from unfair discrimination from employers based on credit ratings. The legislation would safeguard job applicants from being forced to disclose their credit history as part of an employer's application process.  The bill bars employers from requiring or suggesting that applicants disclose their credit history … Continue Reading

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