Press Releases

December 14, 2023

ICYMI: In Newsweek Op-ed, Senator Warren Praises President Biden’s Action to Lower Drug Costs, Urges Americans to Fight Back Against Big Pharma's Unreasonable Drug Prices

Op-Ed in Newsweek Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) published a new op-ed in Newsweek commending President Biden for his announcement that price can be considered in the government’s decision to march-in on a drug, effectively lowering drug costs, and calling on the American public to fight back against an industry that has been taking advantage of them for decades.  Read the full op-ed here and below: Newsweek: Elizabeth Warren: America—It's Time to Tell … Continue Reading

December 14, 2023

Warren Announces Legislative Priorities Included in 2024 National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, D.C. —  Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on Personnel, announced key priorities secured in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24). "After months of negotiations, oversight and legislation, I secured numerous improvements in the defense policy bill to better care for servicemembers, protect civilians during war, and crack down on price-gouging by defense … Continue Reading

December 14, 2023

Senator Warren, Representative Johnson, Over 90 Lawmakers Ask CFPB to Protect Consumers, Rein in Financial Industry’s Use of Forced Arbitration

  Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, and U.S. Representative Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) led 91 lawmakers in a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), asking it to protect consumers by conducting a rulemaking on forced arbitration for financial products and services. “Since the CFPB’s founding 12 years ago, the Bureau has worked tirelessly to protect American consumers, by holding repeat … Continue Reading

December 13, 2023

Warren, Klobuchar, Scanlon, Lawmakers Urge President Biden to Continue Supporting Efforts to Rein in Big Tech, Reject Lobbying

  Washington, D.C.  - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights, and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and U.S. Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Pa.), Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Lori Trahan (D-Mass.), and Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), sent a letter to President Biden, urging him to … Continue Reading

December 12, 2023

Warren, Hirono, Sanders, Booker and Lawmakers Urge FTC to Block Kroger-Albertsons Merger and Reject Flawed Structural Remedies

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) along with Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Reps. Summer Lee (D-Pa.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to express their opposition to the proposed merger of major grocery store chains Kroger and Albertsons. The lawmakers explain that despite the companies’ recent proposal to divest 413 stores to C&S Wholesale Grocers (C&S), … Continue Reading

December 12, 2023

Warren, Schumer, Markey Urge FAA to Require Epinephrine Auto-Injectors in Airlines’ In-Flight Emergency Medical Kits

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator, Michael Whitaker, raising concern about the omission of epinephrine auto-injectors from current standing FAA regulation for in-flight emergency kits, and asking the agency to amend the regulation to require that these kits include epinephrine auto-injectors.  Current FAA regulation requires … Continue Reading

December 11, 2023

Warren Expands Coalition of Banking Committee Support for Bill Cracking Down on Crypto’s Use in Money Laundering, Drug Trafficking, Sanctions Evasion

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced an expanded coalition of Senate support for the bipartisan Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act, which would mitigate the illicit finance risks that crypto poses by closing loopholes and bringing the digital asset ecosystem into greater compliance with the anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AMF/CFT) frameworks that govern much of the financial system. The senators announced that … Continue Reading

December 11, 2023

Warren, Pressley, Schumer, Sanders Urge Dept. of Education to Use Full Authority, Expand Student Debt Cancellation by Strengthening Proposed Rules for Relief

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Alex Padilla (D-CA), and Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, urging him to leverage his existing and full authority under the Higher Education Act to provide expanded student debt relief to working and middle-class borrowers.  The letter comes in … Continue Reading

December 08, 2023

Warren, Cortez Masto, Cassidy, Blackburn Call for Better Medicare Advantage Data Collection and Reporting

Washington, D.C. -  U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, raising concerns about shortfalls in CMS’s data collection and reporting practices for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. The senators are urging CMS to close data gaps  to strengthen oversight of MA plans and improve care for Medicare … Continue Reading

December 07, 2023

ICYMI: On Senate Floor, Warren Calls on Congress to Pass an Assault Weapons Ban to Protect Communities and Save Lives

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered a speech on the Senate floor calling on Congress to reinstate an assault weapons ban to address the crisis of gun violence that continues to kill innocent people, tear apart families, and upend communities.  The full text of her remarks are available below. Remarks as Delivered by Senator Elizabeth WarrenDecember 6, 2023 We are seeing one of the deadliest years of gun violence in recent history.  There have been more than … Continue Reading

December 07, 2023

ICYMI: Warren, Pressley Op-Ed: Massachusetts Can Improve Equity in Higher Ed by Passing CHERISH Act

Op-Ed on MassLive Boston, MA - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) published an op-ed on MassLive about the crisis America is facing with the cost of college and how this crisis is impacting communities across Massachusetts. They highlighted what they are doing at the federal level to fix the way that higher education is funded and made the case for the CHERISH Act, a bill introduced in the Massachusetts Legislature, as a creative blueprint for what … Continue Reading

December 07, 2023

Senator Warren, Representative Dean Push Credit Card Companies for Answers on Implementation of MCC Code for Gun and Ammunition Retailers

Washington, D.C.  - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.) led their colleagues in a letter to American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover, requesting they explain why their companies have paused the implementation of a new Merchant Category Code (MCC) for gun and ammunition retailers that could help flag suspicious firearm purchases and prevent gun violence, gun trafficking, and domestic terrorism. “We request that you resume this work … Continue Reading

December 07, 2023

Warren Statement on President Biden’s Announcement on Use of March-in Rights to Lower Drug Prices

Washington, D.C. — Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) issued the following statement after President Joe Biden’s announcement that the Biden-Harris administration is issuing guidance to federal agencies that would allow the government to seize patents of certain expensive drugs developed with taxpayer support in an effort to create more competition and lower prices:  “President Biden is taking a critical and much-needed step to lower costs and rein in the abuses of the … Continue Reading

December 07, 2023

ICYMI: Warren Leads Senate Hearing to Improve Military Recruitment

“The United States has the strongest and most capable military in the world because of the people who volunteer to serve in its ranks. To maintain that advantage, we must continue to attract the best and brightest America has to offer… make no mistake, there is strong bipartisan concern that the military services continue to struggle to meet their recruiting goals.” Washington, D.C. - Chairing a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Personnel, U.S. Senator Elizabeth … Continue Reading

December 06, 2023

Senator Warren Delivers Floor Speech on Israel, Gaza and Conditioning Aid

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks on the floor of the U.S. Senate regarding Israel’s war against Hamas, the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, rising hate at home, and the need to condition U.S. military assistance to protect civilians. Remarks from Senator Elizabeth WarrenRemarks as prepared for deliveryDecember 6, 2023 Nearly two months after Hamas launched brutal terrorist attacks on Israel, we continue to grieve for those killed. We also pray … Continue Reading

December 06, 2023

At Hearing, Big Bank CEOs agree with Warren on Need to Apply Anti-Money Laundering Rules To Crypto Companies to Protect National Security

Washington, D.C. —Today, at a hearing of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned executives from some of the nation's largest financial institutions - including JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon, Citigroup’s Jane Fraser, Bank of America’s Brian Moynihan, Wells Fargo’s Charlie Scharf, State Street’s Ronald O’Hanley, BNY Mellon’s Robin Vince, Goldman Sachs’ David Solomon and Morgan Stanley’s James Gorman - on the unequal application of … Continue Reading

December 06, 2023

Warren, Kaine, Sanders, Merkley, Heinrich Call for Oversight of Use of U.S.-Origin Weapons by Israel in War Against Hamas

Washington, D.C. - Following reports that Israel is using explosive weapons against civilian targets, causing widespread harm, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, sent a letter to President Joe Biden, calling for closer oversight of Israel’s … Continue Reading

December 06, 2023

ICYMI: At Hearing, Senator Warren Highlights Biden-Harris Administration’s Supply Chain Commitments, Calls for Public Manufacturing of Generic Drugs to Lower Costs for Consumers

Washington, D.C. — At a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) highlighted the need for the public manufacturing of generic drugs to address critical drug shortages and ensure access and affordability of prescription drugs for consumers. Senator Warren pointed to the increasing market concentration among generic manufacturers and its effects on drug shortages across the market.  Senator Warren highlighted recent actions taken by the Biden … Continue Reading

December 06, 2023

Warren, Kaine, Hirono, Blumenthal, Murray, Duckworth Urge Pentagon to Implement Reforms and Address Substandard Housing Conditions for Military Families

Washington, D.C.  - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), all members of the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Personnel, Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Readiness, and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee sent a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin requesting information on the Department of Defense’s … Continue Reading

December 06, 2023

Warren, Johnson Reintroduce Comprehensive Legislation to Address Gun Violence in America

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representative Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) reintroduced the Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act, legislation to help end gun violence in America. This comprehensive bill implements bold and robust measures including creating a federal gun licensing system, strengthening background checks, banning military-style assault weapons and other lethal accessories, holding the gun industry accountable for wrongdoing, and investing … Continue Reading

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