Press Releases

December 08, 2023

Warren, Cortez Masto, Cassidy, Blackburn Call for Better Medicare Advantage Data Collection and Reporting

Washington, D.C. -  U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, raising concerns about shortfalls in CMS’s data collection and reporting practices for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. The senators are urging CMS to close data gaps  to strengthen oversight of MA plans and improve care for Medicare … Continue Reading

December 07, 2023

ICYMI: On Senate Floor, Warren Calls on Congress to Pass an Assault Weapons Ban to Protect Communities and Save Lives

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered a speech on the Senate floor calling on Congress to reinstate an assault weapons ban to address the crisis of gun violence that continues to kill innocent people, tear apart families, and upend communities.  The full text of her remarks are available below. Remarks as Delivered by Senator Elizabeth WarrenDecember 6, 2023 We are seeing one of the deadliest years of gun violence in recent history.  There have been more than … Continue Reading

December 07, 2023

ICYMI: Warren, Pressley Op-Ed: Massachusetts Can Improve Equity in Higher Ed by Passing CHERISH Act

Op-Ed on MassLive Boston, MA - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) published an op-ed on MassLive about the crisis America is facing with the cost of college and how this crisis is impacting communities across Massachusetts. They highlighted what they are doing at the federal level to fix the way that higher education is funded and made the case for the CHERISH Act, a bill introduced in the Massachusetts Legislature, as a creative blueprint for what … Continue Reading

December 07, 2023

Senator Warren, Representative Dean Push Credit Card Companies for Answers on Implementation of MCC Code for Gun and Ammunition Retailers

Washington, D.C.  - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.) led their colleagues in a letter to American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover, requesting they explain why their companies have paused the implementation of a new Merchant Category Code (MCC) for gun and ammunition retailers that could help flag suspicious firearm purchases and prevent gun violence, gun trafficking, and domestic terrorism. “We request that you resume this work … Continue Reading

December 07, 2023

Warren Statement on President Biden’s Announcement on Use of March-in Rights to Lower Drug Prices

Washington, D.C. — Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) issued the following statement after President Joe Biden’s announcement that the Biden-Harris administration is issuing guidance to federal agencies that would allow the government to seize patents of certain expensive drugs developed with taxpayer support in an effort to create more competition and lower prices:  “President Biden is taking a critical and much-needed step to lower costs and rein in the abuses of the … Continue Reading

December 07, 2023

ICYMI: Warren Leads Senate Hearing to Improve Military Recruitment

“The United States has the strongest and most capable military in the world because of the people who volunteer to serve in its ranks. To maintain that advantage, we must continue to attract the best and brightest America has to offer… make no mistake, there is strong bipartisan concern that the military services continue to struggle to meet their recruiting goals.” Washington, D.C. - Chairing a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Personnel, U.S. Senator Elizabeth … Continue Reading

December 06, 2023

Senator Warren Delivers Floor Speech on Israel, Gaza and Conditioning Aid

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks on the floor of the U.S. Senate regarding Israel’s war against Hamas, the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, rising hate at home, and the need to condition U.S. military assistance to protect civilians. Remarks from Senator Elizabeth WarrenRemarks as prepared for deliveryDecember 6, 2023 Nearly two months after Hamas launched brutal terrorist attacks on Israel, we continue to grieve for those killed. We also pray … Continue Reading

December 06, 2023

At Hearing, Big Bank CEOs agree with Warren on Need to Apply Anti-Money Laundering Rules To Crypto Companies to Protect National Security

Washington, D.C. —Today, at a hearing of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned executives from some of the nation's largest financial institutions - including JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon, Citigroup’s Jane Fraser, Bank of America’s Brian Moynihan, Wells Fargo’s Charlie Scharf, State Street’s Ronald O’Hanley, BNY Mellon’s Robin Vince, Goldman Sachs’ David Solomon and Morgan Stanley’s James Gorman - on the unequal application of … Continue Reading

December 06, 2023

Warren, Kaine, Sanders, Merkley, Heinrich Call for Oversight of Use of U.S.-Origin Weapons by Israel in War Against Hamas

Washington, D.C. - Following reports that Israel is using explosive weapons against civilian targets, causing widespread harm, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, sent a letter to President Joe Biden, calling for closer oversight of Israel’s … Continue Reading

December 06, 2023

ICYMI: At Hearing, Senator Warren Highlights Biden-Harris Administration’s Supply Chain Commitments, Calls for Public Manufacturing of Generic Drugs to Lower Costs for Consumers

Washington, D.C. — At a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) highlighted the need for the public manufacturing of generic drugs to address critical drug shortages and ensure access and affordability of prescription drugs for consumers. Senator Warren pointed to the increasing market concentration among generic manufacturers and its effects on drug shortages across the market.  Senator Warren highlighted recent actions taken by the Biden … Continue Reading

December 06, 2023

Warren, Kaine, Hirono, Blumenthal, Murray, Duckworth Urge Pentagon to Implement Reforms and Address Substandard Housing Conditions for Military Families

Washington, D.C.  - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), all members of the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Personnel, Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Readiness, and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee sent a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin requesting information on the Department of Defense’s … Continue Reading

December 06, 2023

Warren, Johnson Reintroduce Comprehensive Legislation to Address Gun Violence in America

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representative Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) reintroduced the Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act, legislation to help end gun violence in America. This comprehensive bill implements bold and robust measures including creating a federal gun licensing system, strengthening background checks, banning military-style assault weapons and other lethal accessories, holding the gun industry accountable for wrongdoing, and investing … Continue Reading

December 05, 2023

Warren Statement on Tuberville Dropping Holds for Hundreds of Military Nominees

Washington, D.C. — Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) issued the following statement on Senator Tommy Tuberville’s (R-Ala.) announcement that he is lifting his monthslong blockade of hundreds of military nominations of three-star rank and below, amounting to over 400 promotions: "For nine months, Tommy Tuberville risked our national security and treated military families like political footballs. Thankfully, American service members who defend our freedoms will continue … Continue Reading

December 05, 2023

Warren Statement on Supreme Court Oral Arguments in Consequential Tax Case

Washington, D.C. — Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) issued the following statement following the conclusion of oral arguments before the Supreme Court in Moore v. United States: "After securing nearly $3 trillion in tax cuts from Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans, billionaire-backed dark money groups are coming back for another bite of the apple, threatening to upend large, bipartisan swaths of the tax code to avoid paying their fair share. "Let’s be clear: … Continue Reading

December 05, 2023

Senator Warren, Representative Schakowsky Reintroduce Bicameral Affordable Drug Manufacturing Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) reintroduced the Affordable Drug Manufacturing Act, bicameral legislation to address the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs and increase competition in the generic pharmaceutical market by establishing an Office of Drug Manufacturing within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) tasked with manufacturing select generic drugs and offering them to consumers at a fair price that … Continue Reading

December 04, 2023

Warren Statement on Supreme Court Oral Arguments in Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Case

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) issued the following statement following oral arguments before the Supreme Court in Harrington v. Purdue Pharma L.P.: “This case is simple: the Sackler family made billions by capitalizing on people’s pain through Purdue Pharma and OxyContin. Now, they’re trying to use a bankruptcy loophole to escape accountability, and block victims from pursuing justice. “For years, the rich and powerful have made record profits at the … Continue Reading

December 04, 2023

Senators Warren, Brown, Warnock Renew Push for DoD to Address Causes and Impacts of Service Members’ Medical Debt

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Personnel, Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Chair of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Development Committee, and Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), Chair of the Banking Committee’s Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, sent a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, urging the Department of Defense (DoD) to improve data collection and coordination between TRICARE … Continue Reading

December 04, 2023

Warren, Sanders, Blumenthal, Van Hollen Press Department of Education On Plans to Manage Student Debt Repayment

Washington, D.C. —  Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), sent a letter to Secretary Miguel Cardona of the Department of Education (the Department or ED), outlining concerns about its management of the return to student debt repayment. With the resumption of student loan payments underway since October 2023, the lawmakers are requesting information on the Department’s efforts to minimize student loan … Continue Reading

December 02, 2023

Warren Statement on Passing of Staff Sgt. Jacob Galliher

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) issued the following statement on the passing of Staff Sgt. Jacob Galliher: “I send my deepest condolences to the family of Pittsfield native Staff Sgt. Jacob Galliher who died in an Air Force Osprey crash near Japan. My heart breaks for his wife and two sons, and his family in Lanesborough, Massachusetts. Staff Sgt. Galliher was a brave, smart, and talented young man who served his nation with honor. I am pressing the military for … Continue Reading

November 30, 2023

At Hearing, Warren Applauds CFPB’s Proposal to Rein in Unreasonable Credit Card Card Late Fees

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) applauded the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) proposed rule to rein in credit card late fees, which are currently as high as $41, even for payments that are just a few hours late. The rule would cap late fees at $8 unless a bank can show it needs to charge more than that to collect late payments.  CFPB Director Rohit Chopra debunked bank lobbyists’ … Continue Reading

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