Press Releases

July 19, 2023

Warren Applauds Updated Merger Guidelines

Washington D.C. – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) updated their merger guidelines: “After more than 40 years of lax antitrust enforcement, Assistant Attorney General Kanter and Chair Khan are stepping up to promote competitive markets, which is foundational for a vibrant economy and a healthy democracy. These merger guidelines are rooted in the laws … Continue Reading


July 19, 2023

Senators Warren, Blumenthal, Brown, Markey, Menendez, Van Hollen Seek Answers from Federal Loan Servicers on Plans to Support Borrowers Ahead of Student Loan Payment Restart

Washington, D.C. – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) sent letters to the federal loan servicers – Higher Education Loan Authority of the State of Missouri (MOHELA), Nelnet, EdFinancial, and Maximus Federal Services Inc. – requesting information about their plans to support the more than 40 million federal student loan borrowers who … Continue Reading


July 18, 2023

ICYMI: At Finance Subcommittee Hearing, Senator Warren Pushes Back On Republican Efforts to Weaponize Work Requirements for Child Tax Credit, Medicaid, Critical Assistance Programs

Washington, D.C. — Last week, during a hearing of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned President and Executive Director for the Center for Law and Social Policy, Indivar Dutta-Gupta, on the cruelty and wastefulness of work requirements for the Child Tax Credit (CTC), as well as Medicaid and other critical government assistance.  During the hearing, Mr. Dutta-Gupta agreed with Senator Warren that work … Continue Reading


July 18, 2023

Warren Celebrates Automatic Student Debt Cancelation for Over 12,000 People in Massachusetts

As a result of Warren’s efforts to fix Income-Driven Repayment Plans, nearly $600 million dollars of student debt in Massachusetts will be canceled for people who have paid their loans for more than 20 years.  Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement following the U.S. Department of Education’s announcement that due to fixes of Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) plans implemented by the Biden-Harris Administration, 12,530 … Continue Reading


July 18, 2023

Senator Warren Joins Colleagues In Letter to DHS and State Department Urging the Redesignation of Venezuela and Nicaragua for Temporary Protected Status

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) alongside Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and 22 of their colleagues sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to redesignate Venezuela and Nicaragua for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). TPS offers temporary relief from removal and access to work … Continue Reading


July 18, 2023

Senator Warren Urges Department of Education to Protect Borrowers By Overhauling Student Loan Collections Program

Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) sent a letter to the Department of Education (ED) raising concern ahead of student loan payment pause expiration over plans to resume collecting on student loans and sharing recommendations to revamp the department’s student debt collection program. This letter comes after the Supreme Court’s decision to abandon the law and strike down the President’s August 2022 plan to cancel up to $20,000 in student … Continue Reading


July 17, 2023

Warren Calls on SEC to Investigate Tesla Board of Directors for Failures to Manage Elon Musk’s Conflicts of Interest in His Dual Role as CEO of Tesla and Twitter

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizbeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, House, and Urban Affairs Committee, sent a letter to the Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, calling on the SEC to open an investigation into Tesla and the Tesla Board of Directors’ (Board) failure to manage the actions of CEO Elon Musk in his dual role as CEO of Twitter and Tesla.  “Mr. Musk’s actions since purchasing Twitter and becoming … Continue Reading


July 14, 2023

Senators Warren, Duckworth, Van Hollen, Blumenthal Call on Government Task Force to Adopt COVID-19 Testing as a Preventive Screening Tool

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), calling on Chair Michael Barry to recommend COVID-19 testing as a preventive screening tool, guaranteeing that insured patients will have access to testing with no charge and no co-pay. After the suspension of the administration’s Public Health Emergency for … Continue Reading


July 13, 2023

Warren, Senators Urge Justice Department to Do More to Protect Americans’ Right to Travel for Reproductive Health Care

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and John Fetterman (D-Pa.) wrote to the Department of Justice (DOJ), urging the Department to protect the right to travel and constitutional right to interstate travel following state-level efforts to impede women’s right to travel to other … Continue Reading


July 13, 2023

New Report From Warren, Warnock, Blumenthal: Uninsured Patients Face Significant Problems Getting Affordable Insulin

Washington, D.C. – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) released a new investigative report,: Unaffordable Insulin: Uninsured Americans Still Face High Costs at the Pharmacy Counter for Eli Lilly’s Authorized Generic. The report surveyed more than 300 pharmacies around the country to review the cost and availability at the pharmacy counter of Eli Lilly’s authorized generic Insulin Lispro, which … Continue Reading


July 12, 2023

In New Report, Senators Warren, Wyden, Lawmakers Reveal Massive, Likely Illegal Breach of Taxpayer Privacy by Tax Prep Companies with Meta – Call for Agencies to Investigate, Prosecute

Washington, D.C. –U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), along with Representative Katie Porter (D-Calif.), released a new report: Attacks on Tax Privacy: How the Tax Prep Industry Enabled Meta to Harvest Millions of Taxpayers’ Sensitive Data. The 54-page report, which comes after a seven-month long … Continue Reading


July 12, 2023

Warren, Markey Statement on Judge Myong Joun’s Confirmation to U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Washington, D.C. – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Boston Municipal Court Judge Myong Joun to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts:  “We are delighted that the Senate voted to confirm Judge Myong Joun to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Today, Judge Joun is breaking barriers as the first Asian … Continue Reading


July 12, 2023

At Hearing, Warren Secures Commitment from Army Chief of Staff Nominee to Prioritize Suicide Prevention in Military

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, raised concerns about the increasing number of suicides among active-duty soldiers with General Randy A. George, nominee to be chief of staff of the Army.  In the first quarter of 2023, 49 active duty soldiers took their own lives, the highest first quarter number since DoD first started collecting this data a decade ago. Senator … Continue Reading


July 11, 2023

At Hearing, Warren Secures Ethics Commitment Joint Chiefs of Staff Nominee General Brown; Reiterates Concern over Senior Military Holds

Washington, D.C. – At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) secured ethics commitments from General Charles Q. Brown, Jr., President Biden’s nominee to be the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. When asked if he would agree not to become a defense industry lobbyist or receive compensation from a defense contractor for four years General Brown said he did not “intend to pursue opportunities in the defense sector or a … Continue Reading


July 11, 2023

Senator Warren, Representatives Deluzio, Pocan, Garamendi Urge DoD to Tighten Up the Merger Review Process and Publicly Disclose Merger Risks

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, along with Representatives Chris Deluzio (D-Pa.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and John Garamendi (D-Calif.) sent a letter to the Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, William A. LaPlante, urging the Department of Defense (DoD) to do a full review of the merger between L3Harris Technologies (L3Harris) and Aerojet … Continue Reading


July 10, 2023

Senator Warren Raises Concerns Over Conflict of Interest in DoD’s Office of Strategic Capital

Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to the Department of Defense (DoD) Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Heidi Shyu, following reporting that DoD’s new Office of Strategic Capital (OSC) is relying on consultants who will continue to work for private defense consultants and defense investment companies. Senator Warren is raising concerns that DoD lacks the necessary … Continue Reading


July 06, 2023

Warren, Van Hollen, Jacobs Call on DoD to Release Information on Possible Civilian Casualty from Recent Syria Airstrike

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Representative Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.), a member of the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, expressing concerns that a recent May 2023 U.S. airstrike in Syria may have killed a civilian. Senators Warren and Van … Continue Reading


July 06, 2023

Senators Warren, Booker Call for Severance Pay and Benefits for Employees Following Bed Bath & Beyond Bankruptcy and Layoffs

Washington, D.C. – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sent a letter to Bed Bath & Beyond CEO Sue Gove following reports that the company attempted to avoid paying severance to its workers during the store closings leading up to its bankruptcy after spending more than $11 billion in stock buybacks since 2004. Following years of declining profits, Bed Bath & Beyond declared bankruptcy in April of this year. Despite the more than $11 billion … Continue Reading


June 30, 2023

Warren, Markey, Sanders Release Troubling Findings on Medical Credit Cards that Threaten Patients’ Finances

Washington, D.C. – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, Edward J Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chair of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, released the findings from their investigations into medical credit cards, which found that they can pose significant threats to patients’ finances. The … Continue Reading


June 30, 2023

Senator Warren Renews Call for CFPB to Rein in Unreasonable Credit Card Late Fees

Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Rohit Chopra highlighting findings from a recent investigation into the late fee practices of the ten largest credit card issuers and urging the CFPB to finalize its proposed rule that would save American families up to $9 billion a year. In February 2023, the CFPB proposed a new rule that would require credit card issuers to justify late fees in … Continue Reading

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