Press Releases

March 03, 2023

Warren, Lawmakers Urge Justice Department to Review YieldStar, Warn of De-Facto Price Setting and Collusion After Senate Investigation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to Jonathan Kanter, Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice (DOJ) calling for the DOJ to investigate YieldStar following new findings from their investigation of RealPage’s YieldStar product. The lawmakers warned that Yieldstar, which landlords use to set prices on millions of rental properties, could … Continue Reading

March 02, 2023

Warren, Van Hollen, Marshall Lead Bipartisan Call for Crypto Exchange Binance to Provide Transparency about Potentially Illegal Business Practices

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) sent a bipartisan letter to the world’s largest crypto exchange, Binance, and its U.S. affiliate, Binance.US, asking for answers about the company’s finances, risk management, and regulatory compliance as it faces investigations into potential crimes - including sanctions evasion, money laundering, and unlicensed money transmission. The letter comes amid the fallout from the … Continue Reading

March 01, 2023

New Investigation from Senator Warren Uncovers Insurance Companies’ Widespread Abusive Marketing Practices in the Medigap Market, Harming Seniors

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released a new 17-page investigative report: Sales Before Seniors: How Medigap Insurers’ Sales Rewards Hurt Seniors on Medicare. The report uncovered the pervasive, secret rewards of lavish vacations, cash bonuses, and other incentives that giant insurance companies participating in the Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) market offer health insurance agents and brokers - … Continue Reading

March 01, 2023

Warren Statement on Judge Margaret Guzman's Confirmation to U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Massachusetts District Court Judge Margaret Guzman to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts: “I am delighted that the Senate has voted to confirm Judge Margaret Guzman to serve on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. This is an historic day. Judge Guzman has an exceptional understanding of … Continue Reading

March 01, 2023

Warren, Jayapal Push Federal Watchdogs to Review Ethics Rules Amid Reports of Widespread Financial Conflicts of Interest

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) sent letters to eight federal Inspectors General (IGs) across the executive branch, urging them to review their agencies’ ethics policies and conflict of interest rules. The lawmakers’ letters follow reports of widespread financial conflicts of interest across multiple federal agencies. The lawmakers also requested the IGs provide recommendations on actions Congress can take to … Continue Reading

March 01, 2023

Senator Warren Announces Additional $37 Million to Help Massachusetts Families, $55,000 to Help Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Save on Home Energy Bills

Senator Warren, lawmakers successfully fought for $1 billion in additional funding for LIHEAPIn FY 2023, Massachusetts has received $196 million in federal LIHEAP funds; maximum benefit covers $2,200 in winter home heating costsWashington, D.C. - In an effort to help more Massachusetts residents reduce their home energy costs, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced that Massachusetts is getting an additional $37 million and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will receive an … Continue Reading

February 28, 2023

ICYMI: At Hearing, Senator Warren Highlights Need for Stronger Crypto Regulation to Fight Ransomware Attacks and Protect National Security

Washington, D.C. — At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Daleep Singh, former Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics, National Security Council, and former Deputy Director, National Economic Council, about the crypto-fueled rise of ransomware attacks and rogue state-affiliated ransomware gangs. Senator Warren highlighted the need for her and Senator Roger Marshall’s bipartisan … Continue Reading

February 28, 2023

Warren, Whitehouse Blast Chamber of Commerce for Opposing FTC’s Proposed Ban on Noncompete Agreements

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) sent a letter to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) calling out the organization for its opposition to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) proposed rule that would ban employers’ use of noncompete agreements. The senators are calling on the Chamber to explain why it is undermining its stated values by opposing this business-, worker-, and consumer-friendly policy. “This rule would drastically … Continue Reading

February 27, 2023

New Report from Senator Warren: Millions of Americans at Risk of Financial Distress if Supreme Court Blocks Student Debt Cancellation

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released a new report today: Hanging in the Balance: Millions at Risk if the Court Denies Student Debt Cancellation. In January, Senator Warren opened an investigation seeking information about how the efforts by Republican officials and special interests to block the President’s plan to cancel up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt would affect Americans. The new 21-page report is based on information from leading … Continue Reading

February 27, 2023

Senator Warren’s Statement on the Supreme Court Agreeing to Hear CFPB Case

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will review the Fifth Circuit panel decision in Community Financial Services Association of America Ltd. v. CFPB: “Despite years of desperate attacks from Republicans and corporate lobbyists, the constitutionality of the CFPB and its funding structure have been upheld time and time again. If the Supreme Court follows more than a century of law … Continue Reading

February 23, 2023

Senators Warren, Sanders, Representatives Jayapal and Porter Urge USPTO to Scrutinize Merck’s Abuse of Patent Applications for Cancer Drug Keytruda

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Katie Porter (D-Calif.) sent a letter to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), urging the agency to give close scrutiny to any of Merck’s requests for new patents for Keytruda, a biological treatment used to treat cancer, citing new reports about Merck’s ongoing abuse of the patent system to protect its monopoly on the drug. … Continue Reading

February 21, 2023

Warren, Wyden Call Out McKinsey on its Role Directing Nonprofit Hospitals’ Exploitation of Vulnerable Patients

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter to consulting giant McKinsey & Company questioning the company about its role in helping nonprofit hospitals like Providence Health take financial advantage of low-income patients. The senators’ letter comes as reporting revealed that McKinsey was paid $45 million to help Providence create a … Continue Reading

February 17, 2023

Senators Warren, Markey Urge Timely Approvals and Lower Electricity Costs from Mass DPU

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU)’s new Acting Chair Cecile M. Fraser, urging the department to conduct a timely review and approve pending municipal aggregation plans that over 30 communities are waiting for - in some cases, for more than two years.“These systemic delays in the approval process are extremely concerning and don’t align with the DPU’s stated … Continue Reading

February 16, 2023

Warren Calls on Top Five Egg Producers to Explain Recent Egg Price Hikes

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Katie Porter (D.-Calif.) sent letters to top egg-producing companies calling on them to provide answers about the elevated price of eggs and the extent to which egg producers may be using fears about avian flu and supply shocks as a cover to pad their own profits. In the letters, the lawmakers note that in the midst of record-high egg prices, Cal-Maine, the largest egg producer in the US, announced a 65% … Continue Reading

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

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