Press Releases

October 26, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Calls on the Biden Administration to Use Every Available Tool to Fight COVID-19 Worldwide

Over 6 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally, but less than 1% have been administered in low-income countries -- deepening inequities and prolonging the pandemicSenator Warren: “The pandemic will not end anywhere until it ends everywhere. And now is the time for using all our tools.”Video of Hearing ExchangeWashington, D.C. - Today, during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) highlighted several existing … Continue Reading


October 26, 2021

Warren, Brown Statement on USTR’s Call for USITC Investigation of Unequal Impacts of Trade on Workers

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) released the following statement in response to the Office of the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) request that the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) launch an investigation of the unequal impacts of trade and trade policy on American workers, especially underrepresented and underserved communities. USTR requested that USITC prepare a public report that reviews … Continue Reading


October 21, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Details Private Equity’s Predatory Management of Manufactured Housing Communities and Calls for Reform

Video of Hearing ExchangeWashington, D.C. - Today, during a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) highlighted the impact of the private equity industry on manufactured housing communities and made the push for her Stop Wall Street Looting Act, which would fundamentally reform the private equity industry and help protect residents in manufactured homes from Wall Street’s clutches. Today’s witness, Sofia Lopez, Deputy … Continue Reading


October 21, 2021

Warren Calls For Immediate Release of Ethics Warnings Given to Fed Officials As Fed Acted to Address COVID-19 Economic Fallout

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called on Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell to immediately release warnings provided by the Fed ethics office in early 2020, as the Fed took dramatic steps to protect the economy at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. New reporting from the New York Times today revealed that Fed officials received an email from the Fed ethics office in March 2020 about the ethics risks of trading stocks, bonds, and other … Continue Reading


October 21, 2021

Warren, Markey, McGovern, Trahan Tell Tenet CEO: “Come to Worcester and End This Crisis”

Text of LetterWashington, D.C. -- Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), along with Representatives James P. McGovern (D-Mass.) and Lori Trahan (D-Mass.), led the entire Massachusetts congressional delegation in sending a letter to Tenet Healthcare (Tenet) urging Dr. Saum Sutaria, Tenet’s CEO, to come to Worcester to settle the work stoppage between St. Vincent Hospital (St. Vincent’s), their parent company Tenet, and the … Continue Reading


October 21, 2021

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Calls on Congress to Close Medicaid and Medicare Coverage Gaps in Reconciliation Bill To Meet Americans’ Health Care Needs

Video of Hearing ExchangeWashington, D.C. — In case you missed it, at yesterday's United States Senate Committee on Finance hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for robust health care investments in the reconciliation bill, including proposals to close the Medicaid coverage gap and expand Medicare to include dental, vision, and hearing benefits. Millions of Americans in the 12 states without Medicaid expansion - 60% of whom are people of color - have been … Continue Reading


October 20, 2021

ICYMI: Warren Calls for Reforms to Clean Up the Private Equity Industry and Put Workers and Communities First

Washington, D.C. - Today, during a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned witnesses on predatory private equity practices and ways to protect companies, communities, and investors as the industry’s growth continues to explode. During the hearing, Senator Warren spoke about private equity’s business model, which allows private equity firms to loot company assets and … Continue Reading


October 20, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Pushes for Reforming the Broken Private Equity Industry and Putting an End to Their Destructive Practices

Video of RemarksWashington, D.C. - Today, chairing a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks on the need to protect companies and communities from destructive private equity practices as the industry’s growth continues to explode. Earlier today, Senator Warren reintroduced the Stop Wall Street Looting Act, legislation that would fundamentally reform the private equity … Continue Reading


October 20, 2021

Warren, Baldwin, Brown, Pocan, Jayapal, Colleagues Reintroduce Bold Legislation to Fundamentally Reform the Private Equity Industry

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Chair of the Senate Banking Committee, along with Representatives Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.) and Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), today reintroduced the Stop Wall Street Looting Act, a comprehensive bill to fundamentally reform the private equity industry and level the playing field by forcing private investment firms to take responsibility for the outcomes of companies they take … Continue Reading


October 20, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Pushes for Full, Public Transparency in the Investigation into Disturbing Treatment of Haitian Migrants at the Border

Video of Hearing ExchangeWashington, DC - At today’s Senate Finance Committee hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Chief Chris Magnus, the nominee to be Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), on the need for transparency in the investigation into the treatment of Haitian migrants at the Texas border.When asked if he will make it a top priority to ensure that all CBP personnel treat migrants … Continue Reading


October 19, 2021

ICYMI: Warren Slams Bank Lobbyists, Republicans for Defending Wealthy Tax Cheats While Hard Working Americans Pay Their Fair Share

Washington, D.C. — In case you missed it, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) member of the Senate Finance and Banking Committees, held a press call alongside Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, to push back on bank lobbyists’ and Republicans’ disinformation campaign about the IRS information reporting proposal. The revised proposal — which requires additional reporting for accounts with deposits and withdrawals of more than $10,000 — would … Continue Reading


October 19, 2021

Warren & Grassley: FDA Just Cleared Major Regulatory Hurdle for OTC Hearing Aids

Washington, DC -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) released the following statement on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) issuing of its proposed over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids regulations to effectively implement the Senators’ 2017 law.“We’ve just cleared a major regulatory hurdle for over-the-counter hearing aids,” said the Senators in a joint statement. “Soon, millions of people with mild to moderate hearing loss will finally … Continue Reading


October 19, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Calls Out Bank Lobbyists for Defending Wealthy Tax Cheats

Warren on the IRS reporting proposal: “This proposal would help un-rig our tax system just a little bit, making sure that the wealthy have to pay the taxes they owe, just like everyone else does.”Proposal Would Deliver Essential Revenue to Invest in Child Care, Clean Energy, Affordable Housing, and MoreVideo of Hearing ExchangeWashington, D.C. — At today's Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee (BHUA) hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out … Continue Reading


October 18, 2021

With Temperatures Forecast to Fall and Energy Costs Projected to Rise, Warren Joins Call for a Swift Release of LIHEAP Heating Help

Washington, D.C. - With colder weather around the corner and energy costs projected to precipitously increase this winter, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and 35 of their colleagues to urge the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to release funds for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) as swiftly and at the highest level possible. The senators say the federal LIHEAP funding is a … Continue Reading


October 14, 2021

Warren, Jayapal, In Letter to Chief Justice Roberts, Raise Concerns After Recent Report Reveals Dozens of Judicial Ethics Violations

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) sent a letter to Chief Justice John Roberts regarding a recent Wall Street Journal report that over 131 federal judges have violated federal law and ethics guidelines by overseeing cases involving companies in which they or their family members owned individual stock. In the letter, the lawmakers ask the Chief Justice, who serves as the presiding officer of the Judicial … Continue Reading


October 14, 2021

Warren, Grassley Call on FDA to Issue Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Regulations

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue new regulations for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids without delay, in accordance with President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy and their bill, the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act, which was signed into law over four years ago. “We appreciate the President’s commitment to promoting … Continue Reading


October 13, 2021

Warren, Khanna Urge DoD to Do Everything They Can to Prevent Civilian Harm

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and Congressman Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III in regards to the August 29, 2021 unmanned airstrike that killed ten civilians in Afghanistan, including an aid worker and seven children. In the letter, the lawmakers urge Secretary Austin to use this latest tragedy … Continue Reading


October 13, 2021

Warren & Blackburn Announce Bipartisan Resolution to Honor World War II Navy Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES)

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) today announced a bipartisan resolution to honor and commend the women who served the United States in the Navy’s Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) during World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the WAVES on July 30, 1942, when he signed the Navy Women’s Reserve Act into law. While women had served in the U.S. Navy’s enlisted ranks in a variety of … Continue Reading


October 13, 2021

Warren, Merkley, and Jayapal Lead Colleagues in Urging the Biden Administration to Review Moderna-HHS Contract and Expand Global COVID-19 Vaccine Access

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and United States Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) sent a letter to Dr. David Kessler, the Chief Scientific Officer for the COVID-19 Response, and Dr. Gary Disbrow, the Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), raising concerns about the need to accelerate global vaccine manufacturing and expand access to COVID-19 vaccines around the world. BARDA is … Continue Reading


October 08, 2021

Warren Joins Menendez, Senate Democrats in Criticizing Mistreatment of Haitian Migrants at Border

Text of LetterWashington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and 14 of their colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony Blinken to express their disappointment over the United States’ inhumane treatment of Haitian migrants at the southern border and their summary deportations. In addition to calling for the immediate … Continue Reading

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