Press Releases

December 17, 2021

Congressional Delegation Announces Over $48 Million in Airport Infrastructure Grants for Massachusetts

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) 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), Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), and Jake Auchincloss (D-MA-04), announced Massachusetts airports have been allocated over $48 million in federal grants under the Airport … Continue Reading

December 16, 2021

Warren Calls on Commerce to Use CHIPS Funding to Address Supply Chain Bottlenecks Causing Significant Price Increases for American Families

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo expressing concern about inadequate supply-chain resiliency and the lack of domestic investment in semiconductors, and the adverse impact these problems have on manufacturers, workers, and consumers. In the letter, Senator Warren encourages Secretary Raimondo to use funding in the CHIPS for America Act, which passed as part of the FY 2021 NDAA, to … Continue Reading

December 16, 2021

Warren, Baldwin, Maloney Lead More than 100 Democrats in Senate and House in Reintroducing Landmark CARE Act to Combat the Substance Use Epidemic

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, along with Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Representatives Ann Kuster (D-N.H.), and David Trone (D-Md.) today led over 100 democrats in the Senate and House in reintroducing the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, the most ambitious legislation ever introduced in Congress to confront the substance use … Continue Reading

December 16, 2021

Warren, Daines Bipartisan Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medals to Service Members Killed in Afghanistan Signed into Law

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) today applauded their bipartisan bill to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medals to the 13 American servicemembers who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks in Afghanistan being signed into law. “Today President Biden signed my bipartisan bill with Senator Daines into law - recognizing the contributions of 13 servicemembers, including U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario … Continue Reading

December 15, 2021

Warren Calls on SEC to Investigate Whether Giant Oil Firms are Misleading Investors and the Public on Executive Pay

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler asking the SEC to investigate whether giant corporations — including Marathon Petroleum, Chevron, and Occidental Petroleum — may be misleading investors and the public about their executive compensation by using loophole-ridden environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics tied to CEO pay while continuing to cause, and profit off of, … Continue Reading

December 15, 2021

In Op-Ed, Senator Warren Calls for Supreme Court Expansion to Protect Democracy and Restore Independent Judiciary

Warren Cosponsors Judiciary Act of 2021 to Expand the Court by Four SeatsWashington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) published an op-ed today in the Boston Globe calling for the Supreme Court to be expanded by four or more seats to protect America’s democracy and restore faith in an independent judiciary committed to the rule of law. Senator Warren described how the Supreme Court has been hijacked by Republican extremists to pack a 6-3 conservative supermajority … Continue Reading

December 15, 2021

Warren Calls on Secretary Raimondo to Clarify Comments on EU Regulation of Tech Giants That Appeared to Undermine Biden Admin’s Regulatory and Trade Policies

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo expressing concern about remarks the Secretary made in a video statement to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce about potential regulation of large tech companies by European Union (EU) authorities. In the letter, the Senator notes that the Secretary’s comments appear to undermine the Biden Administration’s trade and regulatory proposals for big tech and asks … Continue Reading

December 14, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Calls on Regulators to “Clamp Down” on Stablecoins and DeFi Platforms “Before It Is Too Late”

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.) raised concerns over the growing risks presented by stablecoins. Stablecoins, such as Tether and U.S. Dollar Coin, are a type of digital asset designed to maintain stable value by being pegged to the value of a fixed asset, like the U.S. dollar. However, stablecoins are often backed by risky assets and have … Continue Reading

December 10, 2021

Senators Warren, Rubio Urge Department of Defense to Address National Security, Health Risks from Overreliance on Pharmaceuticals Produced Abroad

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, sent a letter to Gregory Kausner, who is performing the duties of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment at the Department of Defense (DoD), urging him to address DoD’s overreliance on pharmaceuticals produced abroad. This overreliance creates vulnerable supply chains … Continue Reading

December 09, 2021

Warren Calls on DOJ and SEC to Open Criminal and Civil Investigations into Facebook's Potential Violations of U.S. Wire Fraud and Securities Laws

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to United States Attorney General Merrick Garland and Gary Gensler, Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) and SEC to open criminal and civil investigations into Facebook to determine if the company or its executives violated U.S. wire fraud and securities laws. Documentation in the public record, bolstered by whistleblower Frances Haugen’s recent … Continue Reading

December 08, 2021

Warren, Schumer, Pressley Release New Analysis Showing that Resuming Student Loan Payments Will Strip $85 Billion from the Economy in 2022

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) sent a bicameral letter to President Joseph R. Biden releasing new data about the adverse economic impact of restarting student loan payments and calling on him to act without delay to cancel up to $50,000 of student debt. According to the new analysis from from the Roosevelt Institute, which was provided to the members of Congress at their … Continue Reading

December 08, 2021

Warren, Markey Statement on Confirmation of Rachael Rollins as U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts

Washington, D.C. - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement today after the Senate voted to confirm Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. Senators Warren and Markey recommended District Attorney Rollins as their candidate for the U.S. Attorney role.“We were glad to recommend District Attorney Rachael Rollins to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of … Continue Reading

December 07, 2021

Warren Slams Hertz $2B Stock Buyback Plan, Calls for Rental Car Giant to Explain Why It’s Rewarding Executives and Private Equity Firm as Rental Car Costs Soar

WASHINGTON, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is slamming Hertz’s $2 billion dollar buyback plan which would line the pockets of company executives and the private equity firm Apollo Global Management, while stiffing consumers with soaring rental car costs. Hertz, which was loaded with debt before the pandemic, was unable to withstand the economic fallout of COVID-19 and filed for bankruptcy in May 2020. Yet, as thousands of employees were laid off, the company … Continue Reading

December 07, 2021

Senator Warren Announces Alex Sarabia as Communications Director

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced that Alex Sarabia joined her office as Communications Director. Sarabia joins Warren’s office after serving as Communications Director and Senior Advisor for Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20). He previously worked on Secretary Julián Castro and Senator Warren’s presidential campaigns, for San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, and at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Obama administration.“I’m … Continue Reading

December 07, 2021

Warren Renews Call for Release of Information on Federal Reserve Stock Trading Scandal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called on Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell to immediately release information related to Fed officials’ trading scandals and warnings from the Fed ethics office against personal trading that they received as the Fed took dramatic steps to protect the economy at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. In September 2021, reports indicated that high-ranking Fed officials had engaged in trades of individual stocks and … Continue Reading

December 07, 2021

ICYMI: Warren Calls for More Robust Antitrust Enforcement to Protect Economy, Consumers, Workers, and Data

Anticompetitive Behavior by Technology Companies Drives Supply Chain Crisis, Increases Prices for Consumers, Exploits Workers, and Weakens Privacy ProtectionsWashington, D.C. — In case you missed it, during a hearing of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned witnesses about how consolidation in the technology industry has driven the supply chain crisis, while also giving corporations the … Continue Reading

December 07, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Pushes for Stronger Antitrust Laws to Protect Economy, Consumers, Workers, and Data Privacy

Video of RemarksWashington, D.C. — Today, chairing a hearing of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks on the effects of increased consolidation and anticompetitive behavior in the technology sector, which give large corporations the ability to hike up prices for American consumers and hold down wages, benefits, and working conditions for workers - key factors driving inflation in … Continue Reading

December 06, 2021

Senator Warren, Castro, Cicilline, and Jayapal Urge Justice Department to Investigate Proposed Merger of Discovery and WarnerMedia for Violations of Antitrust Laws

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), Congressman David Cicilline (D-R.I.), Chair of the Antitrust Subcommittee, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and 29 other members of Congress sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter urging the Department of Justice to investigate the proposed $43 billion merger of Discovery … Continue Reading

December 03, 2021

Warren and Colleagues Press Federal Loan Servicers on Plans to Support Borrowers

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) sent a letter to four federal loan servicers — Nelnet, Oklahoma Student Loan Authority (OSLA), Higher Education Loan Authority of the State of Missouri (MOHELA), and EdFinancial — requesting updated information on the steps the companies are taking to transition millions of federal student loan borrowers back into … Continue Reading

December 02, 2021

As Cryptomining Operations Grow in the U.S., Senator Warren Raises Concerns over Exponentially Growing Energy Use, Climate Impact, and Costs to Consumers

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is raising concerns over cryptomining’s extraordinarily high energy usage, its impact on climate, and rising electricity costs for consumers as operations grow in the United States. Bitcoin mining operations tripled their annual power consumption since 2019, consuming as much energy as Washington State and rivaling the total energy usage of countries like Denmark, Chile, and Argentina. In a letter to Greenidge Generation … Continue Reading

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