Press Releases

January 30, 2024

Warren, Schatz Urge Biden Administration to Pressure Netanyahu on Two-State Solution Comments

Washington, D.C.  - Today, following Prime Minister Netanyahu’s rejection of Palestinian sovereignty, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai’i) sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken pressing the Biden administration on its support for the Netanyahu government. Senators Warren and Schatz seek more clarification on the administration’s position on the direction of the Netanyahu government for bringing the hostages home and enhancing Israeli … Continue Reading

January 30, 2024

Warren, Fetterman, Schumer, Senators Urge Biden Administration to Swiftly Deschedule Marijuana

Washington, D.C.  - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and John Fetterman (D-Pa.), led nine of their Democratic colleagues, including U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), in sending a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and U.S. Drug Enforcement (DEA) Administrator Anne Milgram, urging them to remove marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The letter comes after an August 2023 recommendation from the U.S. Department of Health & … Continue Reading

January 29, 2024

Warren, DeLauro, 31 Lawmakers Express Concerns about Department of Commerce Review of Vietnam’s Nonmarket Economy Status

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, and U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, led 31 lawmakers in letters to Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, expressing significant concerns with the Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) review of Vietnam's status as a nonmarket economy (NME) under U.S. trade law and arguing there is significant evidence suggesting Vietnam does not … Continue Reading

January 29, 2024

Warren, McGovern Lead Bicameral Coalition Pressing Biden Administration for Bypassing Congress to Approve Arms Transfers to Israel

Washington, D.C.  - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) led a bicameral coalition of lawmakers in sending a letter to Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, requesting additional information on the administration’s decision to circumvent congressional review of arms transfers to Israel and whether these deals sufficiently considered civilian harm risks. The letter comes after the Biden administration exercised emergency authorities twice … Continue Reading

January 29, 2024

Senator Warren Statement on Steward Health Care

Boston, MA - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement regarding Steward Health Care: “I am deeply concerned by Steward Health Care’s grave financial situation and appalled by allegations of patient neglect at Steward facilities. I organized a briefing for the congressional delegation to press Steward for answers on the status of its Massachusetts hospitals. Steward’s explanations for its failings do not add up. It’s clear that Steward executives … Continue Reading

January 29, 2024

Warren, Senators to Federal Reserve: Cut Interest Rates to Help Address Affordable Housing Crisis

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) sent a letter to Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell, calling on the Fed to reverse its troubling interest rate hikes that have driven mortgage rates to 20-year highs and have put affordable housing out of reach for too many Americans.  “(H)igh interest rates have aggravated … Continue Reading

January 26, 2024

Warren, Jayapal Call for Action Against Private Medicare Advantage Insurers that Waste Taxpayer Dollars and Unlawfully Deny Care

Washington, D.C.  - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, and U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the agency to take administrative action to curb billions in overpayments to Medicare Advantage (MA) insurers. The lawmakers called on CMS to (1) address perverse incentives in MA’s payment system, including favorable selection and risk code gaming, (2) reform the … Continue Reading

January 25, 2024

At Hearing, Warren Calls for Robust Federal Role in Overseeing Assisted Living Facilities, Blasts Private Equity for Declining Quality of Care

Washington, D.C. —Today, at a hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Richard Mollot, Executive Director of the Long-term Care Community Coalition, on the current state of assisted living facilities in the United States and called for a larger, more robust federal role in overseeing these facilities to ensure seniors in need receive high quality care. Presently, assisted living facilities have virtually no federal oversight. In … Continue Reading

January 25, 2024

At Hearing, Senator Warren Highlights Impact of Climate Change on Flood Insurance System and Urges Biden Admin to Gather More Data

Washington, D.C. - Today, during a Senate Banking Committee hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for the Biden Administration to swiftly finalize its data call about the effects of climate change on the insurance market—and to collect all the data necessary to understand our gaps in insurance coverage and the right regulatory response. During the hearing, the Senator highlighted the rise in flooding events due to climate change, and Michael Hecht, President & … Continue Reading

January 25, 2024

Warren, Pressley, Schumer, Sanders Lead Lawmakers in Push to Cancel Student Debt for Borrowers Facing Financial Hardship

Washington, D.C. —  Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chair Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.), Senator Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), and Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), along with Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), Representative Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), and Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), led their colleagues in calling on the Secretary of … Continue Reading

January 24, 2024

Warren, Bennet, Graham, Welch, Urge Leader Schumer to Support New Agency to Regulate Digital Platforms

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) wrote to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to call for a new independent federal agency to oversee and regulate large technology firms. The senators’ call follows Senate AI Insight Forums organized by Leader Schumer and others, which underscored the need for a comprehensive approach to artificial intelligence (AI) and the Big Tech companies … Continue Reading

January 24, 2024

ICYMI: Warren Touts Historic Federal Investments for Massachusetts, Urges Action on Child Care and Housing

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks at the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s (MMA) Annual Business Meeting, where she highlighted nearly $8 billion in federal funding for Massachusetts projects secured in the past three years under the Biden administration, including for expanded broadband access, improved public transit, and Cape Cod bridge replacement, among others. Senator Warren also urged action on the need to establish universal child care and … Continue Reading

January 24, 2024

Warren, Durbin, Castro, Torres to Commerce Department: Prevent Gun Violence Abroad by Strengthening Firearm Export Controls

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Representatives Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, and Norma Torres (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, calling on the Department of Commerce (Commerce) to incorporate a set of recommendations from the lawmakers to strengthen export controls and … Continue Reading

January 23, 2024

At Hearing, Warren Secures Commitment from Pentagon Testing Office Nominee for Transparency, Integrity, and Independence

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, secured commitments from Dr. Douglas Schmidt, nominee for Director, Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E) at the Department of Defense, to ensure transparency, integrity, and independence to protect service members’ safety. DOT&E was created to provide Congress and the public with the truth about whether the planes, tanks, and … Continue Reading

January 23, 2024

Warren, MA Delegation Urge Dept. of Transportation to Approve Allston Transit Grant

Washington, D.C. —  Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led the Massachusetts delegation in sending a letter of support to the U.S. Department of Transportation for a grant that would transform the Allston neighborhood of Boston. The grant application was submitted by the City of Boston and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) for the Department of Transportation’s Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods (RCN) grant program. If awarded, it would rebuild a … Continue Reading

January 23, 2024

Warren, MA Delegation Request Briefing from Steward Health Care System on Financial Position, Threats of Hospital Closures

Washington, D.C. —  Today, following a Boston Globe report indicating that Steward Health Care System (Steward) is in dire financial condition, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), and Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), William Keating (D-Mass.), Richard Neal (D-Mass.), Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.), Lori Trahan (D-Mass.), James McGovern (D-Mass.), Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) and Jake Auchincloss (D-Mass.) pressed Steward to brief them on … Continue Reading

January 22, 2024

ICYMI: On 51st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Warren Delivers Floor Speech on Fight to Restore Abortion Rights

Video of Floor Speech Washington, D.C. - On the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke on the floor of the United States Senate about the fight ahead to restore abortion rights and protect reproductive freedom.  The full text of her remarks are available below. Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Senator Elizabeth WarrenJanuary 22, 2024 Today should have been the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Instead, too many people can’t get the medical … Continue Reading

January 19, 2024

Warren, Ernst, Tillis Press Pentagon to Protect Service Members from Blast Overpressure

Washington, D.C.  - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, asking him to provide updates on steps the Department of Defense (DoD) is taking to better understand and address the effects of blast exposure on service member … Continue Reading

January 18, 2024

At Hearing, Warren Warns of National Security Threats Posed by the Collection, Storage, and Selling of Americans’ Data by Big Tech

Washington, D.C. —Today, at a hearing of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Emily Kilcrease, Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, on the national security risks posed by digital trade rules that allow tech companies to collect, sell, and store Americans’ data wherever is cheapest, including China. At the hearing, Senator Warren pressed Ms. … Continue Reading

January 11, 2024

At Hearing, Warren, DEA Official Confirm Crypto’s Role in Fueling Illegal Fentanyl Trade

Washington, D.C.  - At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for action to address crypto’s role in facilitating the illicit fentanyl trade. Holes in anti-money laundering laws have given drug cartels and traffickers a backdoor to move their drug money around, helping to worsen the opioid crisis.  In questioning, Fraternal Order of Police President Patrick Yoes explained that fentanyl criminals will continue using … Continue Reading

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