Press Releases

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


November 30, 2023

Warren, Whitehouse, Sanders Probe Accounting Giant KPMG’s Role Helping Microsoft Offshore Profits and Avoid Billions in Taxes

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), both members of the Senate Finance Committee, and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to accounting giant KPMG, questioning the firm’s role assisting Microsoft in its scheme to offshore profits and avoid billions of dollars in taxes. The letter comes after Microsoft disclosed last month that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was seeking $28.9 billion, plus penalties and interest, in unpaid taxes … Continue Reading


November 30, 2023

Warren, Markey, McGovern Press USPS to Quickly Restore Full Postal Service to Medway

  Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), along with U.S. Representative James P. McGovern (D-Mass.), sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, urging the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to quickly restore full postal operations in Medway and asked administrators to improve on seeking out community feedback following the sudden and unexpected suspension of services at Medway’s main post office in August. The lawmakers expressed … Continue Reading


November 30, 2023

Warren, Garamendi Renew Call for TransDigm to End Price Gouging, Provide Pricing and Cost Transparency to Defense Department

Washington, D.C. - After new reports that defense contractor TransDigm refused to provide cost and pricing information needed to prevent price gouging of taxpayers and the Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Representative John Garamendi (D-Calif.), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee Readiness Subcommittee, sent letters to the Department of Defense and TransDigm, pressing them to … Continue Reading


November 29, 2023

Warren Joins Markey, Kennedy, Merkley to Introduce Legislation to End Involuntary Facial Recognition Screenings, Protect Americans’ Privacy

  Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), John Kennedy (R-La.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) joined their colleagues in introducing the bipartisan Traveler Privacy Protection Act. This new legislation would protect the privacy of American travelers by banning the use of facial recognition technology and the collection of facial biometric data by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in U.S. airports. The legislation comes in the … Continue Reading


November 29, 2023

Warren Joins Padilla, Democratic Senators in Joint Statement on Proposed Threats to Asylum System in Supplemental Aid Package Negotiations

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in issuing the following joint statement in response to reports of harmful potential changes to the U.S. asylum system being considered in the ongoing bipartisan … Continue Reading


November 27, 2023

Senators Warren, Markey Reconvene Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations

Washington, D.C. - Following Judge Patti Saris’ announcement of her intention to retire from regular active service as a United States District Court Judge, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today announced they will reconvene an advisory committee to review and provide recommendations on candidates to be considered for this federal District Court vacancy. Applications will be accepted from a wide pool of candidates throughout the Commonwealth. … Continue Reading


November 27, 2023

Warren, Blumenthal Call on Private Equity-Backed U.S. Anesthesia Partners to Answer for its Anticompetitive Tactics and Impacts on Prices, Patients, and Providers

Washington, D.C. —  U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to Robert Coward, Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Anesthesia Partners (USAP), investigating USAP’s monopolistic business model and use of restrictive non-compete agreements that have reduced patients’ quality of care, increased prices, and suppressed workers’ wages. The letter follows a June 2023 Washington Post investigative report that detailed the excessive power wielded by USAP and … Continue Reading

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