Press Releases

February 16, 2023

Government Watchdog Report Reveals Conflicts of Interest and Flawed Oversight of Drug Research Approval Boards

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), released a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report revealing extensive privatization and consolidation of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), the panels that review drug studies and other research involving human subjects to ensure they are safe and ethical. The GAO report raised concerns about conflicts of interest and oversight gaps, both … Continue Reading


February 16, 2023

Senators Warren, Sanders, Wyden Demand Answers from Kroger on Widespread Wage Theft

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) pushed for accountability in a letter to Kroger Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen after Kroger’s shift to a new payroll system left thousands of workers across the country short on their paychecks. The Senators’ letter follows four class-action lawsuits alleging that Kroger, the country’s second-largest grocery chain, engaged in widespread wage theft. In the letter, the … Continue Reading


February 15, 2023

At Hearing, Warren Defends Investments in Military Personnel from Republican Attacks

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chair of the Subcommittee on Personnel, raised the importance of investing in the U.S. military’s greatest strength - its military personnel - when competing with China. Dr. Bonny Lin, who advised the Department of Defense on China in both the Obama and Trump administrations, said “it would definitely hurt us” in our competition with China if the United States defunded … Continue Reading


February 15, 2023

ICYMI: At Hearing, IRS Nominee Agrees with Senator Warren that Republican Plans Help Wealthy Tax Cheats

Washington, D.C. — At a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Daniel Werfel, President Biden’s nominee to be Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about Republicans’ decades-long plan to rig our tax system and make it easier for billionaires and giant corporations to cheat their taxes, including by slashing IRS funding so it lacks the resources to take on wealthy tax cheats. Senator Warren also asked Mr. Werfel about the … Continue Reading


February 15, 2023

ICYMI: Warren Delivers Speech on Fight to Protect Our Economy and Democracy From Corporate Monopolies

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered a speech on the fight to protect our economy and democracy from corporate monopolies. In her keynote speech at the ‘Renewing the Democratic Republic’ conference hosted by the Open Market’s Institute, Senator Warren talked about how far we have come in the fight against corporate monopolies, the big problems we have yet to solve and outlined an agenda for what’s next to increase competition. The Senator’s … Continue Reading


February 15, 2023

ICYMI: Senator Warren, EPA Announce Funding for Superfund Sites Clean Up For Danvers, Ashland and Atttleboro, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to start the clean up of superfund sites in Danvers, Ashland and Attleboro, Massachusetts.“Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we are now on track to expedite the clean up of superfund sites in Danvers, Ashland, and Attleboro, Massachusetts. I've been fighting for these critical investments to get hazardous chemicals out of … Continue Reading


February 14, 2023

At Hearing, Warren Raises Concerns that Criminals, Terrorists, Rogue States Use Crypto to Launder Billions

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raised concerns that key parts of the crypto industry are not subject to the same anti-money laundering laws that cover banks, credit unions, stockbrokers, and even Western Union - allowing financial criminals like drug traffickers, rogue states like North Korea and Iran, and ransomware attackers use crypto to launder billions in illicit funds. Senator … Continue Reading


February 14, 2023

Senator Warren and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Push US Patent Office for Transparency on Barriers Faced by Underrepresented Inventors

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) pushed for transparency in a letter to the U.S. Patent and Trade office (USPTO) that highlights lawmakers' concerns about the disproportionate challenges faced by underrepresented inventors seeking patent protections for their ideas. The letter urges the USPTO to answer for its lack of data around the challenges and barriers faced by women, people of color, and small … Continue Reading


February 14, 2023

Senators Warren, Reed and Collins Urge HHS to Release Remaining Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Funds from FY 2023

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined a letter led by Senators Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), urging the agency to swiftly release the remaining $1.5 billion in Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding that Congress delivered in fiscal year (FY) 2023. LIHEAP is a federally funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills by providing … Continue Reading


February 14, 2023

Senator Warren Joins Senator Shaheen in Urging Biden Administration to Prioritize Addressing PFAS Contamination

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined 34 other Senators in signing a letter led by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) to President Biden, urging the Biden administration to include funding to address PFAS contamination in the upcoming budget request. Specifically, the letter asks for funding dedicated to closing gaps in data and research, supporting ongoing testing and cleanup efforts, and supporting regulations to better protect the public and environment … Continue Reading


February 14, 2023

Warren, Senators Urge Biden Administration to Take New Steps to Protect Reproductive Freedom

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) sent a letter to President Biden, urging his administration to take new steps to protect reproductive freedom amid divided control of Congress and increasing … Continue Reading


February 14, 2023

Senators Warren, Durbin and Lawmakers Call on the Seventh Circuit to Reject 3M’s Attempt to Use Bankruptcy to Evade Accountability to Military Veterans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) led a group of Senate and House Democratic colleagues in submitting an amicus brief in a bankruptcy case before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in support of 231,000 military veterans who are seeking restitution from 3M and its subsidiary, Aearo Technologies, for allegedly manufacturing defective earplugs. “3M’s attempt to force [a stay of litigation] through its free-form, atextual gloss on the … Continue Reading


February 13, 2023

Senator Warren Joins Bipartisan Group Of Senators to Urge HHS to Protect Children’s Health and End FDA E-Cigarette Regulation Delays

Washington, D.C.- U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) in sending a bipartisan letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra condemning the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) delays to regulate e-cigarettes, the agency’s failure to enforce the law and take action against companies marketing illegal vaping products, and the harm to children’s health from the agency’s inaction. “For nearly a decade, the agency … Continue Reading


February 13, 2023

Warren, Lawmakers Call on Commerce Dept. to Prevent CHIPS Funds from Being Used to Subsidize Corporate Stock Buybacks

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), and U.S. Representatives Sean Casten (D-Ill.), Bill Foster (D-Ill.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to Michael Schmidt, Director of the CHIPS Program Office at the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce), calling on Commerce to use its full authority to prevent funds from the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce … Continue Reading


February 09, 2023

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Urges Biden Administration to Take More Action to Protect Renters and Bring Down Housing Costs

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called on the Biden administration to take more action to protect renters and bring down housing costs, following its announced framework for enhanced renter protections. Senator Warren called out the real estate lobby’s claim that they successfully weakened the administration’s housing framework and urged the Biden administration to ensure agencies are … Continue Reading


February 09, 2023

Senator Warren, Rep. Pressley Seek Department of Education Action to Protect Students Defrauded by Bay State College

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) sent a letter urging Department of Education to protect students and alumni defrauded by Bay State College, a Massachusetts-based for-profit institution, following the college's pending loss of accreditation due to financial and organizational mismanagement. Last month, Senator Warren and Congresswoman Pressley, in order to protect Massachusetts students and taxpayers, … Continue Reading


February 09, 2023

Warren to Chair Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, Announces Top Policy Priorities

As Chair, Warren to Focus on Supporting Military Families, Holding Pentagon Accountable When it Lets Defense Industry Profits Overtake Servicemembers’ Needs Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will chair the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel in the 118th Congress. The Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel is responsible for military and civilian personnel policies and has primary jurisdiction on end strengths for military personnel, … Continue Reading


February 08, 2023

Warren, Sherrill, Lawmakers Unveil New Child Care Bill

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.), and Rep. Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.) and over three dozen lawmakers unveiled new legislation that would expand access to affordable child care to every American family, offer high-quality early education to every child, and create good jobs for our early educators. Half of families nationwide would pay no more than $10 a day for child care, and all families would see their child care costs … Continue Reading


February 08, 2023

Sen. Warren Unveils New Child Care Legislation

Boston, MA -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led over three dozen lawmakers in unveiling new legislation that would expand access to affordable child care to every American family, offer high-quality early education to every child, and create good jobs for our early educators. The move follows Sen. Warren’s decision to bring Eugénie Ouedraogo, a childcare worker based in Taunton, Massachusetts, as her guest to President Biden’s State of the Union address.Joining the … Continue Reading


February 07, 2023

Warren, Lawmakers Urge Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy to Require Cryptominers Disclose Emissions and Energy Use

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and U.S. Representatives Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Katie Porter (D-Calif.) sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE), calling on the agencies to use their statutory authorities to require reporting by cryptominers of their emissions and energy use.“EPA … Continue Reading

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