Press Releases

July 12, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Questions FTA Administrator on MBTA Maintenance and Safety Issues and Reiterates Calls for Rail Electrification

Washington, D.C. - At today's Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee (BHUA) hearing, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Nuria Fernandez, Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), on serious safety concerns regarding the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), which has been plagued with shutdowns, maintenance and numerous safety issues, and multiple deaths last year alone. Senator Warren’s exchange follows an April letter the FTA … Continue Reading

July 11, 2022

Warren and Klobuchar Call on Facebook and Instagram to Address Censorship of Abortion-Related Posts

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) sent letters to Facebook and Instagram, calling on them to address their reported censorship of posts related to abortion services, following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade last month.“As a result of the Court’s decision [overturning Roe v. Wade], it is more important than ever that social media platforms not censor truthful posts about abortion, particularly as people across the … Continue Reading

July 11, 2022

Senator Warren, Rep. Williams to Introduce Bill to Expand Youth Access to Voting

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Nikema Williams (D-Ga.) will introduce the Youth Voting Rights Act, comprehensive legislation to enforce the Twenty-Sixth Amendment and expand youth access to voting. This legislation is co-sponsored in the Senate by Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii.). In the House of … Continue Reading

July 08, 2022

Senator Warren Supports SEC’s Proposed Rules on Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs), Urges Agency to Go Further in Stopping SPAC Scams

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler, supporting the agency’s proposed rules for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). The rules would enhance disclosures and investor protections in SPAC initial public offerings and de-SPAC transactions.SPACs are publicly traded shell companies that raise money for the sole purpose of buying a private company to take it public. These shell … Continue Reading

July 08, 2022

Warren, Menendez, Reed, Colleagues Demand Answers from Big Banks on Widespread Fraud on Zelle Instant Payment Application

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); Bob Menendez (D-N.J.); Jack Reed (D-R.I.); Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Chair of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee; Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.); Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.); and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent letters to seven of the nation’s largest banks, demanding answers about widespread fraud on Zelle, their online peer-to-peer money transfer program. Copies of this letter were sent to Bank of America, Truist, … Continue Reading

July 07, 2022

Warren Announces Two Key Data Brokers’ Commitment to Permanently Stop Selling Location Data of People Seeking Abortion Services

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced that SafeGraph and, two data brokers, have committed, in response to her request, to permanently stop selling the location data of people who visit abortion clinics. The data brokers’ commitment follows a May 2022 letter that Senator Warren led with thirteen of her Senate colleagues, blasting the companies for collecting and selling the cellphone-based location data of people who visit abortion … Continue Reading

July 07, 2022

Senators Warren, Markey and Massachusetts Delegation Announce Over $62 Million in Funding for Boston Logan Airport

Funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill will support various airport improvement projects and produce over 1,000 jobs for MassachusettsWashington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA.) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), Bill Keating (D-MA-09), Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), and Jake … Continue Reading

July 06, 2022

Senators Warren, Sanders, Markey, and Gillibrand Urge Administration to Deschedule Cannabis and Pardon Nonviolent Cannabis Offenders

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) led Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) to send a letter to President Biden, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, following up on previous requests that the administration use its authority to deschedule cannabis and pardon non-violent cannabis-related offenders. “We commend … Continue Reading

June 30, 2022

New Investigation from Senators Warren and Grassley Reveals that Dominant Hearing Aid Manufacturers Mounted “Astroturf” Campaigns to Undermine Safe, Effective, and Affordable Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) released the findings of their new bipartisan investigative report: Loud and Clear: Why Americans Want Effective and Affordable Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids - and How Powerful Special Interests are Trying to Undermine Them. The report details dominant hearing aid manufacturers’ efforts to undermine the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed rule for “Establishing Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids” … Continue Reading

June 29, 2022

Senators Warren, Whitehouse, Merkley, Blumenthal, Hirono, and Luján Urge HHS Secretary Becerra to Expand Voting Registration Access on

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawai’i), and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, requesting an update on the commitments the Department made in response to President Biden’s March 2021 executive order on expanding and promoting access to voting, including the Department’s commitment to expand voting … Continue Reading

June 28, 2022

Senators Warren and King and Representatives Doggett, Castro, Porter, and Jacobs Lead 100 Lawmakers Urging HHS to Exercise Authority to Lower Drug Prices Immediately

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, along with Senator Angus King (I-Maine), Representatives Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.), and Katie Porter (D-Calif.), led a group of 100 members from across the ideological spectrum to urge Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to swiftly act and use his existing authorities to lower … Continue Reading

June 25, 2022

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Tina Smith In New York Times Op-Ed: The Fight Has Just Begun

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Tina Smith In New York Times Op-Ed: The Fight Has Just Begun“We must restore our democracy so that a radical minority can no longer drown out the will of the people. This will be a long, hard fight, and the path to victory is not yet certain. But it’s a righteous fight that we must win — no matter how long it takes. The two of us lived in an America without Roe, and we are not going back. Not now. Not ever.”Op-Ed in The New York TimesWashington, D.C. - U.S. … Continue Reading

June 24, 2022

Senator Warren Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization:"Six radical Supreme Court Justices have overturned nearly 50 years of precedent, stripping away the constitutional right to an abortion. After decades of scheming, Republican politicians have finally forced their unpopular agenda on the rest of America. They have decided that the government - not … Continue Reading

June 24, 2022

Warren, Grassley, Pascrell, Doggett, Fitzpatrick Lead Bipartisan Call on National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics to Support Inclusion of Device Identifier Information on Medicare Claims Forms

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) sent a letter to the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), calling on the committee to support the inclusion of device identifier (DI) information on Medicare claims forms in its recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the next version of standard … Continue Reading

June 23, 2022

Warren, Maloney, Bonamici, Menendez Introduce Legislation to Stop Anti-Abortion Disinformation by Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congresswomen Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), and Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today introduced the Stop Anti-Abortion Disinformation Act to crack down on false advertising that crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) employ to dissuade patients from getting the reproductive care they need, including abortion care. This bill directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to issue rules to prohibit … Continue Reading

June 23, 2022

Warren, Booker, Wyden Call on Mental Health Apps to Provide Answers on Data Privacy and Sharing Practices that May Put Patients’ Data at Risk of Exploitation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) sent letters to BetterHelp and Talkspace, two leading mental health apps, expressing deep concerns about the companies’ use of patients’ personal health data and requesting more information about their data sharing and privacy practices. Their letter follows reports that mental health apps are collecting, mining, and disseminating private client information to third parties, … Continue Reading

June 23, 2022

ICYMI: At Senate Indian Affairs Hearing, Senator Warren Calls for Passage of Her Legislation to Address the Disgraceful Legacy of Indian Boarding School Policies

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks calling for passage of her bill, the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act (S. 2907), which seeks healing for stolen Native children and their communities.Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, who testified at the hearing, announced the administration’s strong support for the legislation.Senator Warren’s legislation would … Continue Reading

June 22, 2022

At Hearing, Senator Warren Calls out Chair Powell for Fed’s Interest Rate Increases that Won’t Address Key Drivers of Inflation and Risk Driving Economy into Recession

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) blasted Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell for the Fed’s announced interest rate increases, which are unable to address the primary current drivers of inflation and risk pushing the economy into a recession. In response to Senator Warren’s questions, Chair Powell confirmed that the Fed’s interest rate increases will not bring down gas and food prices, two … Continue Reading

June 22, 2022

Union Leaders to President Biden: Cancelling Student Debt is Critical to Help Millions of Working People

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) joined the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and union leaders for a roundtable discussion on the importance of student debt cancellation for American workers. During the roundtable, the lawmakers and union leaders discussed how cancelling student loan debt will help millions of … Continue Reading

June 22, 2022

As Americans Face Infant Formula Crisis, Warren, Booker, Porter, Sanders Raise Concerns with DOJ About Bid by Private Equity Firm to Take Over Enfamil Manufacturer

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and U.S. Representative Katie Porter (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Jonathan Kanter, Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, expressing skepticism regarding a bid from a private equity firm to acquire the Enfamil infant formula manufacturing arm of Reckitt Benckiser Group and how such a transaction, amid the nation’s ongoing infant formula … Continue Reading

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