Press Releases

November 30, 2021

Senators Warren, Merkley, and Congressman Kahele Urge Armed Services Leaders to Retain Measure to Rescind Medals of Honor Awarded to the Perpetrators of the Wounded Knee Massacre

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Congressman Kaiali'i Kahele (D-Hawai'i), a member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), led a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of SASC and HASC, urging them to retain a provision that would revoke the Medals of Honor awarded to the perpetrators of the Wounded Knee Massacre in the final National Defense … Continue Reading

November 30, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Presses Federal Reserve Chair Powell on Vice Chair for Supervision’s Authority to Take Tough Regulatory Action

Warren: “[I]n the early 2000s, the Fed stood by and failed to use its authorities to regulate and supervise the biggest banks in this country, and the result was a financial crash that cost millions of families their jobs, millions their homes, and millions their savings. That’s why I believe that vigilant regulation is an essential part of the Fed’s job.”Video of Hearing ExchangeWashington, D.C. — Today, during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United … Continue Reading

November 23, 2021

Warren Turns Up the Heat On Big Energy Companies’ Greed As They Jack Up Natural Gas Prices, Exporting Record Amounts To Boost Profits While Americans Foot the Bill

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is turning up the heat on big energy companies who are gaming the system by raising natural gas prices for consumers to boost profits and line the pockets of executives and investors. Recent reporting from the Wall Street Journal revealed that energy companies are exporting more natural gas than ever while limiting domestic supply, ensuring that consumers feel the burn of high energy prices this winter. In her letters to the … Continue Reading

November 22, 2021

Warren Calls for DOJ Investigation into Top Poultry Companies’ Anticompetitive Practices as Americans Face Record-High Turkey Prices Ahead of Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Jonathan Kanter, Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division, calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate major poultry companies’ anticompetitive practices that have lined the pockets of executives and shareholders while raising prices for families at the grocery store ahead of Thanksgiving. The price of turkey has increased by 24% over the past year, far outpacing other … Continue Reading

November 22, 2021

As Student Loan Servicer Maximus Assumes Navient’s Portfolio, Warren Questions Company’s Troubled History and Seeks Assurances that Borrowers Will Receive Protections and Services During Transition

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) sent a letter to Maximus, the student loan servicing company that is assuming Navient’s federal contract with the Department of Education (ED), questioning the company’s troubling history and seeking assurances that borrowers will receive appropriate services and protections during the … Continue Reading

November 22, 2021

Warren Statement on Federal Reserve Nominations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on Jerome Powell, Lael Brainard, and the vacant Vice Chair of Supervision position:“It’s no secret I oppose Chair Jerome Powell’s renomination, and I will vote against him. I will support the President’s nomination of Lael Brainard as Vice Chair. Powell’s failures on regulation, climate, and ethics make the still-vacant position of Vice Chair of Supervision critically important. This position … Continue Reading

November 19, 2021

Warren, Sanders, Baldwin Question Private Equity Firms Apollo and Blackstone, on Warrior Met Coal Amid Ongoing Worker Strikes

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernard Sanders (I-Vt), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) sent a letter to two private equity firms, Apollo Global Management (Apollo) and Blackstone, which previously owned Warrior Met Coal (Warrior Met), a mining company in Alabama whose workers have been on strike for the past seven months. In the letter, the senators highlight Apollo and Blackstone’s extractive practices and describe the role these private equity firms … Continue Reading

November 19, 2021

Warren Calls for Senate Armed Services Committee Investigation into Coverup of the Baghuz Airstrike that Killed Approximately 70 Women and Children and Was Flagged As A Potential War Crime

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), sent a letter to Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Chairman of SASC, requesting that the Committee launch a formal inquiry to review the findings and implications of a recent New York Times report detailing how the U.S. military hid an airstrike in Baghuz, Syria that killed dozens of civilians and was flagged as a potential war crime by legal analysts.“The Senate … Continue Reading

November 18, 2021

Senator Warren Urges Department of Education to Remove Millions of Student Loan Borrowers from Default

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led eight of her Senate colleagues in sending a letter to the Department of Education urging Secretary Cardona to use his authority to automatically remove all student loan borrowers in default on federally-held loans from their default status. Senator Warren also called for the Department of Education to develop a policy to discharge debt for borrowers who have been in default for an extended period of time, noting that continuing to … Continue Reading

November 18, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Calls Out Coordinated Smear Campaign Against Comptroller of the Currency Nominee Saule T. Omarova

Warren: “This is a vicious smear campaign - coordinated by Republicans who are doing the bidding of giant banks that want to keep gobbling up smaller competitors, want to keep ripping off their customers, and want to keep getting away with it.”Video of Hearing ExchangeWashington, D.C. — Today, during a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out Republican criticisms of Dr. Saule T. Omarova, the nominee to be … Continue Reading

November 18, 2021

Warren Delivers Floor Speech in Opposition to the National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, took to the Senate floor to speak in opposition to the National Defense Authorization Act. Senator Warren calls on Congress to take a close look at the Pentagon’s budget and ensure it aligns with the threats we actually face—like COVID-19 and the climate crisis—which this bill fails to do. Senator Warren’s remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, I rise to … Continue Reading

November 18, 2021

ICYMI: Warren, Daines Bipartisan Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medals to Service Members Killed in Afghanistan Passes Senate, Heads to POTUS’ Desk

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) announced the U.S. Senate passed their bipartisan bill to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medals to the 13 American servicemembers who lost their lives in the August 26 terrorist attacks in Afghanistan. It will now head to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law.“These 13 servicemembers, including U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo of Lawrence, Massachusetts, were … Continue Reading

November 18, 2021

Warren Urges SEC to Investigate Potential Violations of Securities Laws During SPAC Merger with Trump Company

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler raising concerns about reports that Digital World Acquisition Corp. (DWAC) - the Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) that in October 2021 announced its plan to merge with former President Donald Trump’s Trump Media and Technology Group - may have violated securities laws by holding undisclosed discussions about the merger as early as … Continue Reading

November 18, 2021

New Report from Senator Warren: Tax Dodgers: How Billionaire Corporations Avoid Paying Taxes and How to Fix It

Washington, D.C. — Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released a new staff report, “Tax Dodgers: How Billionaire Corporations Avoid Paying Taxes and How to Fix It.” Currently, the U.S. tax code allows large corporations to pay little to no taxes because they are able to exploit a host of loopholes, deductions, and exemptions to drive down their tax liability. While these companies report billions in profits, they often pay no income tax to the IRS and leave hardworking families … Continue Reading

November 17, 2021

Senator Warren and Congressman Al Green Reintroduce Slavery Remembrance Day Resolution

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Al Green (D-Texas) introduced a joint resolution to designate August 20th as Slavery Remembrance Day. This legislation is cosponsored in the Senate by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), … Continue Reading

November 16, 2021

CAPE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION: Infrastructure bill establishes path forward for Cape Cod Canal Bridge Replacement Project

WASHINGTON, DC: On Monday afternoon, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey and Congressman Bill Keating were at the White House to join President Biden as he signed the bipartisan infrastructure bill into law.“With investments to repair our roads and bridges, improve public transit & rail, expand broadband, and secure clean water for our children, the bipartisan infrastructure bill is a big win for Massachusetts communities,” said Warren, Markey and Keating. “For … Continue Reading

November 10, 2021

Warren, Congressional Delegation Call on Office of Refugee Resettlement to Coordinate with Massachusetts to Assist Haitian Families

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), William Keating (D-MA-09), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) and Jake Auchincloss (D-MA-04) sent a letter to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) calling on them to coordinate with the government agencies of the … Continue Reading

November 10, 2021

Warren, Markey, and Merkley Urge Biden to Issue Blanket Cannabis Pardons

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) sent a letter urging President Joseph R. Biden to use his executive authority to pardon all individuals convicted of federal non-violent cannabis offenses.America’s cannabis policies have long punished Black and Brown communities, and these policies are increasingly out of step with the views of the American public: Nearly 7 in 10 Americans believe that … Continue Reading

November 09, 2021

Warren, Neguse, Capito, McKinley Introduce Bipartisan Microtia and Atresia Awareness Day Resolution

Resolution Text | List of SupportersWashington, D.C. — Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senator Shelly Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Congressman Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), and Congressman David McKinley (R-W.Va.) introduced a resolution calling for November 9th to be recognized as National Microtia and Atresia Awareness Day. Senator Warren is also championing Ally’s Act, legislation which would require insurance companies to cover specialized hearing devices used to treat microtia and aural … Continue Reading

November 04, 2021

Senators Warren, Markey Denounce NRC’s Approval of Proposed Decommissioning Rule

Washington D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following joint statement after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved a proposed rule to amend the agency’s regulations for nuclear power plants undergoing decommissioning:“We are deeply disappointed that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission failed to capitalize on this important opportunity to strengthen the decommissioning process and prioritize community safety over industry … Continue Reading

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