Press Releases

October 25, 2023

Warren Chairs Banking Subcommittee Field Hearing in Lowell, Highlights Impacts of Federal Infrastructure Funding for Massachusetts

Warren and Markey Joined By Massachusetts Governor Healey, Local Union and Education Leaders, and Officials from Federal Departments of Energy and Transportation  Video of Hearing Boston, MA - In case you missed it, on Friday, October 20, 2023, chairing a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy, held at UMass Lowell, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) highlighted how historic federal infrastructure funding she has fought for has … Continue Reading

October 25, 2023

Senators Warren, Durbin, Lawmakers Call on Corizon Health, Inc. to Answer for Abuse of Bankruptcy System, Evasion of Liability after Years of Corporate Wrongdoing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, along with Senators Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sent a letter to Corizon Health, Inc.-affiliated companies Tehum Care Services, Inc. and YesCare Corporation (together, “Corizon”), condemning Corizon’s use of the Texas Two-Step … Continue Reading

October 19, 2023

Warren, Murphy, Lawmakers Call for Humanitarian Aid to Address Emergency Needs in Gaza

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism, led 32 of their Senate colleagues in urging the Biden administration to lead the international community in contributing to the United Nations’ emergency appeal of $294 million to address the immediate humanitarian needs in the West Bank and Gaza. “As a result of … Continue Reading

October 19, 2023

At Hearing, Senator Warren Highlights Costs of a New Nuclear Arms Race, Need for Crypto Crackdown to Stop Nuclear Proliferation

Washington, D.C. — At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Madelyn Creedon, Chair of the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States, about the report’s failure to include cost estimates and recommendations for cuts to pay for new nuclear weapons programs. Senator Warren also spoke to the threat posed by cryptocurrency, noting that half of North Korea’s missile program is paid for through crypto … Continue Reading

October 18, 2023

At Hearing, Warren Slams Giant Medicare Advantage Insurers for Using Taxpayer Dollars to Trick Patients and Deny Care

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out giant Medicare Advantage (MA) insurers for using deceptive marketing tactics to lure seniors into the wrong plans and drown out competition from smaller insurers that may offer better coverage. Senator Warren called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to act within the fullest extent of its authority to crack down on MA insurers that game the system to … Continue Reading

October 18, 2023

Warren, Markey, and Shaheen Urge Secretary of State Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to do Everything Possible to Assist U.S. Citizens Fleeing Gaza Strip

  Boston, MA - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) wrote a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan urging them to do everything possible to provide assistance to U.S. citizens fleeing the Gaza Strip, including constituents from New England. In the letter, the Senators expressed concern about Americans who remain in Israel and Gaza, including a family from Medway, Massachusetts … Continue Reading

October 18, 2023

Senator Warren Questions Microsoft over “Deeply Disturbing” Reports Company Owes IRS $28.9 Billion Due to Egregious Tax Evasion Scheme

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, raising concern over reports that the company may owe nearly $29 billion in taxes. Last week, Microsoft’s SEC filings disclosed that “the IRS is seeking an additional tax payment of $28.9 billion plus penalties and interest” to make up for the company’s failure to fully pay its taxes from 2004 to 2013.  “These are deeply disturbing disclosures, identifying what appears to be an egregious … Continue Reading

October 18, 2023

Warren, Marshall, Casten, 100+ Lawmakers Ask Biden Administration to Address Crypto-Financed Terrorism after Reports of Hamas Raising Millions in Crypto to Fund Operations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) and U.S. Representative Sean Casten (D-Ill.) led 102 lawmakers in a bipartisan letter to National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Brian Nelson, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the Department of the Treasury (Treasury), raising grave concerns about reports that in the months leading up to their brutal October 7th terrorist attack on Israel, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad … Continue Reading

October 17, 2023

Heeding Lawmakers’ Call, IRS Announces Direct File Pilot Program

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Representatives Katie Porter (D-Calif.), Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), and Don Beyer (D-Va.) released the following statement on the announcement by the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of its 2024 pilot of Direct File, a program that will allow Americans to file tax returns digitally and free of charge. “The IRS’s … Continue Reading

October 17, 2023

New Congressional Report Elevates Urgent Calls of Community Leaders to Replace Cape Cod Bridges

Report - Cape Cod Bridges Replacement: An Urgent Need Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Representative Bill Keating (D-Mass.) released a new report: Cape Cod Bridges Replacement: An Urgent Need. The report  - based on input from Cape Cod leaders on how the aging Bourne and Sagamore Bridges are impacting local communities, businesses, and residents - details how the current state of the Cape Cod bridges poses dire economic … Continue Reading

October 16, 2023

Senator Warren Reintroduces Youth Voting Rights Act to Empower Young People, Expand Access to Ballot Box

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) reintroduced the Youth Voting Rights Act of 2023, comprehensive legislation to enforce the Twenty-Sixth Amendment and expand youth access to voting, in the Senate. Representative Nikema Williams (D-Ga.) led the reintroduction of the bill in the House. The bill would ease many of the barriers young people face in voting, including high rates of provisional ballot rejections, lack of accessible polling places, and restrictive … Continue Reading

October 12, 2023

Warren, Reed, Murkowski, Lawmakers, Send Bipartisan Letter Urging Biden Administration to Help Reduce Energy Costs For Working Families

  Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), along with 25 other lawmakers, sent a letter to Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Shalanda Young and Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra, urging them to take additional steps to reduce energy costs for Americans through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The lawmakers are requesting the … Continue Reading

October 11, 2023

Warren, King, Senators Call on Treasury and IRS to to Align Crypto Industry Tax Reporting Rules with Other Financial Industries

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Angus King (I-Maine), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Brian Schatz (D-HawaiÊ»i), and Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Chair of the Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Daniel Werfel, urging their agencies to swiftly implement their recently proposed tax reporting … Continue Reading

October 11, 2023

Senator Warren Raises Concerns over CFTC’s Proposed Rule, Risks to Financial System

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), urging the Commission not to move forward with proposed rules that would weaken margin requirements and restrictions on using money market funds in uncleared swaps. The current proposal would roll back current protections that are in place to protect market participants. In 2010, the Senate passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, … Continue Reading

October 10, 2023

Warren, Welch Ask Treasury and World Bank for Answers on Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse in World Bank-Funded Schools

  Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and World Bank Group (World Bank) Alternate Executive Director for the United States, L. Felice Gorordo, expressing serious concerns about allegations of child sexual abuse in connection with a World Bank Group member, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), project in Kenya.  “It is our understanding that these serious allegations are currently … Continue Reading

October 06, 2023

Warren, Tillis Seek Answers from DoD Following Reports of Inadequate Housing within Military Program

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) sent a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin raising concerns that Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) families had to pay out of pocket to modify their homes to meet their families’ needs and asking for additional information about DoD’s oversight of the program.  Senators Warren and Tillis previously wrote to private military housing companies … Continue Reading

October 05, 2023

Senator Warren Condemns New Justice Department Policy that Rewards Corporate Lawbreaking, Urges DOJ Leadership to Reverse Course

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to immediately reverse its newly unveiled “safe harbor” policy that would provide a get-out-of-jail-free card for mergers involving corporate white-collar criminals - a betrayal of DOJ’s mission and a massive step backwards for the Biden administration’s fight against anticompetitive mergers. “I have - for the … Continue Reading

October 05, 2023

Senator Warren, Representatives García, Norcross, Beatty, Jayapal, Lead Colleagues to Urge Biden Administration to Support Aid for Crisis-Hit Countries

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (D-Ill.), Donald Norcross (D-N.J.), Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), and Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) led 54 of their Senate and House colleagues in a letter urging the Biden administration to support a new major allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as way to quickly support developing countries recovering from debt, food, climate, and other crises as … Continue Reading

October 04, 2023

Warren, Jayapal Call on DOJ, FTC to Scrutinize UnitedHealth-Amedisys Merger

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), urging them to carefully scrutinize UnitedHealth Group’s (UHG’s) pending acquisition of Amedisys. The lawmakers also urged the agencies to scrutinize similar deals, reject behavioral or structural remedies, and oppose any health care acquisition that would threaten competition, … Continue Reading

October 03, 2023

Warren, Whitehouse, Van Hollen, Sanders Urge Treasury to Use Rulemaking Authority to Close Loopholes, Make Tax System Fairer

Washington, D.C.  - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), both members of the Senate Finance Committee, and Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Daniel Werfel, urging them to proactively use the Treasury Department’s rulemaking authority to close tax loopholes that create inconsistency and unfairness in the tax system and threaten the … Continue Reading

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