Press Releases

March 24, 2022

Warren Slams Giant Ocean Carrier Conglomerates for Driving Up Consumer Costs While Making Record Profits

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the nine shipping companies that comprise the three giant ocean carrier alliances that dominate marine shipping, expressing concern that the companies are exploiting antitrust exemptions and driving up prices during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the letter, Senator Warren calls out the opportunistic business practices by the companies which have exacerbated shipping cost increases and supply chain problems, … Continue Reading


March 24, 2022

Sens. Warren, Durbin, Brown, Reps. Jayapal and Takano Urge Department of Education to Discharge Debt for Defrauded Corinthian College Students

Washington D.C. — U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and U.S. Representatives Pramila Jaypal (D-Wash.) and Mark Takano (D-Calif.) wrote a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, urging the Department of Education (ED) to swiftly discharge the loans of borrowers defrauded by predatory for-profit colleges and universities, including those operated by Corinthian College. Seven years after defrauded … Continue Reading


March 23, 2022

ICYMI: On Senate Floor, Senator Warren Applauds Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Professional Diversity, Urges Colleagues to Support Her Confirmation to the Supreme Court

“If confirmed, she will be the first Black woman to sit on the Supreme Court, bringing long overdue representation to the bench. After serving as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Washington, D.C., Judge Jackson will also be the first former federal public defender to serve on our nation’s highest court."“It matters that someone nominated to sit on our nation’s highest court has represented people other than corporate clients. It matters that someone nominated has had … Continue Reading


March 23, 2022

Warren, Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Designate Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) joined with aa group of colleagues in a letter to President Biden, urging the administration to designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Cameroon, which would provide lifesaving protection to Cameroonians currently in the United States. Cameroon is experiencing multiple, worsening humanitarian crises - 4.4 million Cameroonians are in need of humanitarian assistance, 2.6 million Cameroonians … Continue Reading


March 23, 2022

Warren, Markey Call on President Biden to Deploy Clean Energy and Energy-Efficient Electric Technologies in Response to Putin’s Energy Market Disruption

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), along with Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) sent a letter to President Biden, urging him to employ his existing executive authorities to advance the development and widespread adoption of clean energy and energy-efficient electric technologies, such as heat pumps, in order to reduce dependence on Russia and other authoritarian petrostates, … Continue Reading


March 23, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Calls for Passing Historic Investments in Home and Community-Based Care

Video of HearingWashington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for historic investments in home and community-based care to expand access to services and ensure that home care workers can earn a living wage, enjoy real benefits, and can form and join a union. Despite providing essential support for adults, people with disabilities, and their loved ones, home care workers are three times more likely to live … Continue Reading


March 22, 2022

Senator Warren, Rep. Ro Khanna Introduce Bill to Prevent Large Corporations From Profiting Off Water and Water Rights

Washington, D.C. — Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and United States Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) led a bicameral group of colleagues in introducing the Future of Water Act to amend the Commodity Exchange Act to prohibit futures trading of water or water rights and protect our country’s water. Water is a basic human right that must be managed and protected as a public trust resource.As climate change has increased the severity and frequency of drought in … Continue Reading


March 17, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Warns Putin and Russian Elites Could Use Crypto to Hide Their Wealth and Evade Economic Sanctions

Washington, D.C. — During a U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) expressed concern that cryptocurrency could be used by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his cronies to undermine the international community's economic sanctions against Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. Senator Warren highlighted the various cryptocurrency tools that could make it easier for sanctioned individuals to hide their wealth and … Continue Reading


March 17, 2022

Warren, Wyden Demand Answers About Wells Fargo's Discriminatory Mortgage-Refinancing Practices Against Black Homeowners

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, and Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter to Charles Scharf, CEO and President of Wells Fargo, demanding answers from the bank after a Bloomberg report found that in 2020, Wells Fargo was the only major lender in the United States to accept less than half of mortgage-refinancing applications from … Continue Reading


March 17, 2022

Warren, Reed, Warner, Tester, Colleagues Introduce the Digital Asset Sanctions Compliance Enhancement Act of 2022

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner, and Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Jon Tester introduced the Digital Asset Sanctions Compliance Enhancement Act to ensure that Vladimir Putin and Russian elites don't use digital assets to undermine the international community’s economic sanctions against Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. … Continue Reading


March 16, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Calls out Big Pharma for Price-Gouging

“Big drug manufacturers have outsized market power and face little, if any, competition for their brand name drugs - so they are free to increase prices as much as they want.”Earlier today, Senator Warren and her colleagues slammed PhRMA’s evasive and misleading information about high drug prices and pressed them to answer for their members’ shady behavior Video of Hearing ExchangeWashington, D.C. - At today’s Senate Finance Committee hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren … Continue Reading


March 16, 2022

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Announces Over $104 Million in Federal Grants to Combat Homelessness

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), along with Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), James P. McGovern (D-Mass.), Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.), Bill Keating (D-Mass.), Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Lori Trahan (D-Mass.), and Jake Auchincloss (D-Mass.), today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $104,616,107 … Continue Reading


March 16, 2022

Warren, Jones Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Ban Anticompetitive Mergers, Restore Competition, and Bring Down Prices for Consumers

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and United States Representative Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) introduced bicameral legislation to help stomp out rampant industry consolidation that allows companies to raise consumer prices and mistreat workers. The Prohibiting Anticompetitive Mergers Act would ban the biggest, most anticompetitive mergers and give the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the teeth to reject deals in the first … Continue Reading


March 16, 2022

Warren, Durbin, Leahy, Padilla, Merkley Encourage Biden Administration's Efforts To Aid Families Separated Under Trump’s Cruel "Zero-Tolerance" Policy

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizbeth Warren (D-Mass.); Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee; Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee; Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration; Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.); and fifteen of their Senate colleagues sent a letter to President Biden in support of his administration’s continued efforts to provide a just … Continue Reading


March 16, 2022

Warren, Klobuchar, Porter, Schakowsky, Colleagues Call Out Drug Manufacturers For Providing Misleading Information on High Drug Prices

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Representatives Katie Porter (D-Calif.) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), along with Senators Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Susan Wild (D-Pa.), sent a letter to the CEO of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) after receiving an inadequate response to their March 1, 2022 letter. In their initial letter, the … Continue Reading


March 16, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Questions AFRICOM and CENTCOM Commanders on Efforts to Prevent and Investigate Civilian Harm

Video of Hearing Washington, D.C. - During a hearing of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned the Commanders of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) and United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) on the steps they are taking to prevent civilian harm, following the release of Defense Secretary Austin’s directive to the Department of Defense (DOD) to develop an action plan to prevent and investigate civilian harm. A recent RAND … Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

As Gas Prices Rise, Warren, Whitehouse, Khanna, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Stop Big Oil Profiteering and Provide Consumers Relief

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and ten other Senate colleagues introduced the Big Oil Windfall Profits Tax to curb profiteering by big oil companies and provide Americans consumers relief at the pump. Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) will introduce the legislation in the House of Representatives. The legislation would levy a per-barrel-tax on big oil companies' pandemic … Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

Warren, Jones, Senate and House Colleagues to Biden Admin: Proposed Frontier and Spirit Airlines Merger Could Reduce Airline Industry Competition, Hurt Consumers and Workers

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.), along with Senators Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Representatives Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Katie Porter (D-Calif.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to Jonathan Kanter, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Secretary of … Continue Reading


March 08, 2022

Warren to Pentagon Official: U.S. Nuclear Policy Should Be Developed by Asking Tough Questions, Not Formulated in an Echo Chamber

Washington, D.C. — During a Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Admiral Charles A. Richard, Commander of the United States Strategic Command, about the process of the U.S. Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) which the Biden administration is expected to release later this month alongside its National Defense Strategy (NDS) and budget submission for fiscal year 2023. At the exchange, Senator Warren expressed concern about … Continue Reading


March 08, 2022

Warren, Porter Release FINRA Response On Troubling Allegations of Wells Fargo Misbehavior and FINRA’s Arbitration Process

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.) released a response to their February 2022 letter from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and sent a new letter asking FINRA for complete responses to questions that the agency failed to answer.“(W)e are disappointed that you failed to answer key questions about … Continue Reading

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