Press Releases

January 03, 2023

Senators Warren, Markey Raise Concern over Misleading and Harmful Promotion of “Medical Credit Cards” to Vulnerable Patients Facing High Costs

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) led their colleagues in sending letters to Synchrony Bank and Wells Fargo raising concerns about their medical credit cards and the potential financial harm they may inflict on patients. The lawmakers are requesting information to determine the prevalence of medical credit cards to cover the high costs of health care services, and the impact they are having on card holders.“(T)he current … Continue Reading


December 23, 2022

Warren, Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Announce $225 Million in Federal Funding to Support Critical Projects Across Commonwealth

Washington, D.C. - The Massachusetts Congressional delegation, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Chairman Richard E. Neal (MA-01), Chairman James P. McGovern (MA-02), Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), Congressman Jake Auchincloss (MA-04), Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (MA-05), Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-06), Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08), and Congressman Bill Keating (MA-09), announced today that … Continue Reading


December 23, 2022

Senator Warren’s Retirement Savings Lost and Found Act Included in Senate Funding Bill

Washington, DC - This year, the Senate funding bill includes United States Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) Retirement Savings Lost and Found Act as part of the SECURE 2.0 Act, creating a national, online “lost and found” run by the Department of Labor (DOL) for Americans to track their retirement accounts as they move between jobs. This bipartisan legislation, originally introduced with Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) in 2016, 2018 and 2021, helps Americans track their hard-earned … Continue Reading


December 22, 2022

Warren, Blumenauer, Lawmakers Urge Biden to Deschedule Marijuana

Washington, D.C. — Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Blumenauer (D-Ore.), led a bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers in a letter urging the Biden-Harris Administration to deschedule marijuana. The letter comes after President Biden directed the Departments of Health and Human Services and Justice to begin a formal review of the scheduling of marijuana. “To date, 37 states have enacted medical marijuana programs, including 21 states that … Continue Reading


December 22, 2022

GAO Report Requested by Senator Warren Reveals Hundreds of Deficiencies in Quality of Care at VA’s State Veterans Homes

Washington, D.C. - The Government Accountability Office (GAO) completed a report, requested by United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), finding increases in both the number and the severity of care deficiencies cited at State Veterans Homes (SVHs) across the nation, citing an increase “from 424 in 2019 to 766 in 2021.”SVHs are state-managed facilities that provide nursing home, home, or … Continue Reading


December 22, 2022

Warren Questions Zelle on Fraud Policy Changes

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, sent a letter to Early Warning Services (EWS), the parent company of big bank-owned peer-to-peer payment platform Zelle, questioning EWS about upcoming changes to its fraud policy on Zelle, including changes to its liability policies and refunds for customers who were scammed, and requesting a full briefing about these changes. “Your proposed policy changes … Continue Reading


December 21, 2022

Senator Warren, Representative Johnson Reintroduce the Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act, Comprehensive Legislation to Help End Gun Violence in America

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) reintroduced the Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act, legislation to help end gun violence in America. This comprehensive bill takes bold and robust measures including creating a federal gun licensing system, strengthening background checks, banning military-style assault weapons and other lethal accessories, holding the gun industry accountable for wrongdoing, … Continue Reading


December 20, 2022

Warren, Hirono, Blumenthal, Brown, Kaine Urge DoD to Protect Military Families’ Rights and End Use of “Nefarious” Non-Disclosure Agreements by Private Military Housing Contractors

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Ore.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), all members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio.) sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin expressing concern over reports that military families are being forced to sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) with privatized military housing companies in order to receive compensation for poor … Continue Reading


December 19, 2022

Warren, Jacobs Raise Concerns that DoD Continues to Undercount Civilian Casualties in Annual Report

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Representative Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.), a member of the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, raising concerns that the Department of Defense’s (DoD) September 2022 report to Congress on civilian casualties appears to undercount civilian casualties from U.S. military operations and that DoD is not … Continue Reading


December 19, 2022

Senator Warren Questions Tesla Board Chairman on Conflicts of Interest with Elon Musk’s Takeover of Twitter

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Tesla Board Chairman Robyn Denholm raising concerns that its Board of Directors has failed to meet its legal responsibility to protect Tesla and uphold its fiduciary duty to shareholders from actions by Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk in the aftermath of his purchase of Twitter.“Your legal responsibility is to serve as a prudent fiduciary for shareholders and to oversee the management of … Continue Reading


December 16, 2022

ICYMI: At Hearing, Senator Warren Highlights CFPB’s Work to Hold Big Banks and Corporations Accountable and Return Money to Working Families

Washington, D.C. — At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) asked Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Rohit Chopra about the CFPB’s achievements over the last year to hold big banks and giant corporations accountable and put money back in working families’ pockets. The Senator asked Director Chopra about the Bureau’s work to eliminate junk fees, take on deceptive student loan servicers and shoddy … Continue Reading


December 15, 2022

Warren, Underwood, Lawmakers Reintroduce Maternal Health Pandemic Response Act to Combat Maternal Mortality and Prepare for the Next Pandemic

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) led Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in reintroducing the Maternal Health Pandemic Response Act to improve research and data collection, safeguard the health of pregnant and postpartum individuals, and ensure that the COVID-19 pandemic does not exacerbate poor maternal health outcomes in the United States. The United States … Continue Reading


December 15, 2022

After 6 Workers Died in 2021 Amazon Edwardsville Warehouse Collapse, Warren, Bush, Ocasio-Cortez Question Amazon’s Decision to Rebuild Warehouse without Key Safety Improvements

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representatives Cori Bush (D-Mo.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, questioning the company’s plans to reportedly rebuild its tornado-struck warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois only to “pre-loss conditions” - conditions that contributed to the death of six workers in December 2021. The lawmakers are asking Amazon to provide answers about why the company is reportedly failing to … Continue Reading


December 15, 2022

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Warns About Crypto’s Use for Money Laundering by Rogue States, Terrorists, and Criminals

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out crypto’s use by terrorists, ransomware gangs, drug dealers, and rogue states to launder funds. Senator Warren's new bipartisan Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act would crack on crypto money laundering by closing loopholes in the existing anti-money laundering and countering of the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) framework, bringing … Continue Reading


December 15, 2022

Warren, Braun, Lee, King Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce Wasteful Pentagon Spending, Repeal Unfunded Priorities List

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), along with Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Mike Lee (R-Utah.) and Angus Stanley King Jr. (I-Maine.), also a member of SASC, and U.S. Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), introduced the Streamline Pentagon Spending Act, bipartisan and bicameral legislation to repeal statutory requirements to provide unfunded priorities lists, reduce … Continue Reading


December 14, 2022

Warren, Marshall Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Cryptocurrency Money Laundering, Financing of Terrorists and Rogue Nations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) are introducing today the Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2022, bipartisan legislation that would mitigate the risks that cryptocurrency and other digital assets pose to the United States’s national security by closing loopholes in the existing anti-money laundering and countering of the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) framework and bring the digital asset ecosystem into greater compliance … Continue Reading


December 14, 2022

Senators Warren, Wyden, Representatives Porter and Sherman Call Out Tax Prep Companies for Sharing of Private Taxpayer Financial Information with Meta, Google

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) a member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, along with Representatives Katie Porter (D-Calif.) and Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) sent letters to tax preparation companies H&R Block, TaxAct, and TaxSlayer, plus big tech firms Meta, and Google, amid reports that the tax preparation companies have been secretly transmitting individual taxpayers’ sensitive financial information to … Continue Reading


December 13, 2022

Senator Warren Questions DoD on Former Google CEO’s Conflicts of Interest on Defense Advisory Boards

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin raising a series of questions for the Department of Defense (DoD) regarding press reports that former Google chief executive officer Eric Schmidt used his positions on defense advisory boards to further his own financial interests. Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) the Secretary of Defense is responsible for ensuring that defense advisory board members adhere … Continue Reading


December 13, 2022

Senator Warren and Senator-elect Welch Raise Concerns over Reports of Pfizer’s Planned COVID-19 Vaccine Price Hike

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator-elect Peter Welch (D-Vt.) sent a letter to Pfizer CEO Albert Bourlas, criticizing Pfizer plans to dramatically increase prices for its COVID-19 vaccine in the new year, which would make it more difficult for millions of Americans to afford the vaccine. The Senators sought information from Pfizer about the justification for the price increase, and the impact of this price increase on Americans forced to pay … Continue Reading


December 12, 2022

Warren Announces Legislation Included in National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, D.C. — Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), announced key priorities secured in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23). “Unfortunately this year’s NDAA exceeds the President’s budget request by $45 billion when Pentagon spending is already too high. I worked hard to include important reforms in this defense bill, including stronger rules to prevent civilian … Continue Reading

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