Press Releases

November 18, 2021

Senator Warren Urges Department of Education to Remove Millions of Student Loan Borrowers from Default

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led eight of her Senate colleagues in sending a letter to the Department of Education urging Secretary Cardona to use his authority to automatically remove all student loan borrowers in default on federally-held loans from their default status. Senator Warren also called for the Department of Education to develop a policy to discharge debt for borrowers who have been in default for an extended period of time, noting that continuing to … Continue Reading


November 18, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Calls Out Coordinated Smear Campaign Against Comptroller of the Currency Nominee Saule T. Omarova

Warren: “This is a vicious smear campaign - coordinated by Republicans who are doing the bidding of giant banks that want to keep gobbling up smaller competitors, want to keep ripping off their customers, and want to keep getting away with it.”Video of Hearing ExchangeWashington, D.C. — Today, during a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out Republican criticisms of Dr. Saule T. Omarova, the nominee to be … Continue Reading


November 18, 2021

Warren Delivers Floor Speech in Opposition to the National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, took to the Senate floor to speak in opposition to the National Defense Authorization Act. Senator Warren calls on Congress to take a close look at the Pentagon’s budget and ensure it aligns with the threats we actually face—like COVID-19 and the climate crisis—which this bill fails to do. Senator Warren’s remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, I rise to … Continue Reading


November 18, 2021

ICYMI: Warren, Daines Bipartisan Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medals to Service Members Killed in Afghanistan Passes Senate, Heads to POTUS’ Desk

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) announced the U.S. Senate passed their bipartisan bill to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medals to the 13 American servicemembers who lost their lives in the August 26 terrorist attacks in Afghanistan. It will now head to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law.“These 13 servicemembers, including U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo of Lawrence, Massachusetts, were … Continue Reading


November 18, 2021

Warren Urges SEC to Investigate Potential Violations of Securities Laws During SPAC Merger with Trump Company

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler raising concerns about reports that Digital World Acquisition Corp. (DWAC) - the Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) that in October 2021 announced its plan to merge with former President Donald Trump’s Trump Media and Technology Group - may have violated securities laws by holding undisclosed discussions about the merger as early as … Continue Reading


November 18, 2021

New Report from Senator Warren: Tax Dodgers: How Billionaire Corporations Avoid Paying Taxes and How to Fix It

Washington, D.C. — Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released a new staff report, “Tax Dodgers: How Billionaire Corporations Avoid Paying Taxes and How to Fix It.” Currently, the U.S. tax code allows large corporations to pay little to no taxes because they are able to exploit a host of loopholes, deductions, and exemptions to drive down their tax liability. While these companies report billions in profits, they often pay no income tax to the IRS and leave hardworking families … Continue Reading


November 17, 2021

Senator Warren and Congressman Al Green Reintroduce Slavery Remembrance Day Resolution

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Al Green (D-Texas) introduced a joint resolution to designate August 20th as Slavery Remembrance Day. This legislation is cosponsored in the Senate by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), … Continue Reading


November 16, 2021

CAPE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION: Infrastructure bill establishes path forward for Cape Cod Canal Bridge Replacement Project

WASHINGTON, DC: On Monday afternoon, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey and Congressman Bill Keating were at the White House to join President Biden as he signed the bipartisan infrastructure bill into law.“With investments to repair our roads and bridges, improve public transit & rail, expand broadband, and secure clean water for our children, the bipartisan infrastructure bill is a big win for Massachusetts communities,” said Warren, Markey and Keating. “For … Continue Reading


November 10, 2021

Warren, Congressional Delegation Call on Office of Refugee Resettlement to Coordinate with Massachusetts to Assist Haitian Families

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), William Keating (D-MA-09), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) and Jake Auchincloss (D-MA-04) sent a letter to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) calling on them to coordinate with the government agencies of the … Continue Reading


November 10, 2021

Warren, Markey, and Merkley Urge Biden to Issue Blanket Cannabis Pardons

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) sent a letter urging President Joseph R. Biden to use his executive authority to pardon all individuals convicted of federal non-violent cannabis offenses.America’s cannabis policies have long punished Black and Brown communities, and these policies are increasingly out of step with the views of the American public: Nearly 7 in 10 Americans believe that … Continue Reading


November 09, 2021

Warren, Neguse, Capito, McKinley Introduce Bipartisan Microtia and Atresia Awareness Day Resolution

Resolution Text | List of SupportersWashington, D.C. — Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senator Shelly Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Congressman Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), and Congressman David McKinley (R-W.Va.) introduced a resolution calling for November 9th to be recognized as National Microtia and Atresia Awareness Day. Senator Warren is also championing Ally’s Act, legislation which would require insurance companies to cover specialized hearing devices used to treat microtia and aural … Continue Reading


November 04, 2021

Senators Warren, Markey Denounce NRC’s Approval of Proposed Decommissioning Rule

Washington D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following joint statement after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved a proposed rule to amend the agency’s regulations for nuclear power plants undergoing decommissioning:“We are deeply disappointed that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission failed to capitalize on this important opportunity to strengthen the decommissioning process and prioritize community safety over industry … Continue Reading


November 04, 2021

Warren, Bennet Introduce Bill to Close “Zombie Accounts” of Former Candidates

Washington D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) introduced the Zeroing Out Money for Buying Influence after Elections (ZOMBIE) Act. The bill would require politicians to close their campaign accounts if they are no longer running for federal office and before they register as a lobbyist or foreign agent. When politicians retire or lose an election, they often have significant campaign funds left over; these “zombie accounts” … Continue Reading


November 04, 2021

With Less Than 100 Days Until Student Loan Payments Resume, Warren and Colleagues Call for Exiting Servicers’ Plans to Correct Errors and Smoothly Transition The Accounts of Nearly 16 Million Borrowers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) alongside Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Robert Menendez (D- NJ.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) sent letters to the heads of Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), Granite State Management & Resources (Granite State), and the Navient Corporation (Navient) calling on them to correct past errors with borrowers’ accounts … Continue Reading


November 03, 2021

Warren, Merkley, Kahele Lead Bicameral Letter Urging Biden to Rescind Medals of Honor Awarded to Soldiers who Perpetrated Wounded Knee Massacre

Washington, D.C. - As the United States honors National Native American Heritage Month and examines its commitment to Native American communities, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Congressman Kaiali'i Kahele (D-Hawai'i), along with 14 lawmakers, sent a bicameral letter urging President Joseph R. Biden to use his executive authority to immediately rescind the Medals of Honor awarded to the soldiers who perpetrated the Wounded Knee massacre … Continue Reading


November 03, 2021

Warren Joins Ossoff to Introduce the Clean Energy for All Homes Act

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) to introduce the Clean Energy for All Homes Act, legislation that would make it more affordable for families to install energy efficient home technology and save money on their energy bills. The bill would help middle-class and lower-income families afford solar roof and other renewable energy technology installations by lessening the cost burden of installing these systems.“Helping … Continue Reading


November 03, 2021

Warren, Pocan Seek Answers from PE Firm BC Partners Following Reports of Inadequate Working Conditions and Rise in Pet Deaths At PetSmart

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) sent a letter to BC Partners, the private equity firm that owns PetSmart, regarding reports that cost-cutting measures and mismanagement of the company have endangered the safety of both PetSmart’s workers and pets entrusted in PetSmart’s care. “We have long been concerned that some private equity funds implement severe cost-cutting measures after acquiring companies, aiming to boost … Continue Reading


October 28, 2021

At Hearing, New CFPB Head Agrees with Warren: Rein in Big Tech to Protect Marketplaces, Small Businesses, and America's Families

Video of Hearing ExchangeWashington, D.C. - Today, during a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for regulators to use every tool at their disposal to protect consumers, small businesses, and marketplaces from the rapid growth of Big Tech companies in our payments system.Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ordered large technology companies that operate payment platforms to … Continue Reading


October 28, 2021

NEW Report: Fight for Forgiveness: Massachusetts’ Public Servants Struggle to Navigate Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) today released a new staff report, “Fight for Forgiveness: Massachusetts’ Public Servants Struggle to Navigate Public Service Loan Forgiveness.” This new report contains the results of a summer 2021 survey of 1,122 Massachusetts public servants, examining the effects of the ongoing failures of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness … Continue Reading


October 26, 2021

Senators Warren, King, and Wyden Announce Updated Proposal To Prevent The Biggest And Most Profitable Corporations From Paying Nothing In Federal Taxes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senator Angus King (I-Maine), and Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) announced an updated proposal that prevents America’s largest corporations from paying nothing in federal taxes. The Corporate Profits Minimum Tax is a new corporate minimum tax that would strengthen our economy and create a fairer tax system. The lawmakers will include the proposal as a pay-for in the Build Back Better plan. The … Continue Reading

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