Press Releases

April 21, 2023

Senator Warren’s Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision on Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA:

Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision on Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA: “Despite attack after attack from right-wing judges, mifepristone remains safe and legal. But this fight is not over. Extremist Republican politicians continue to chip away at women’s rights to make their own health care decisions across the nation. As litigation continues, the Biden … Continue Reading

April 21, 2023

Senator Warren Joins Senator Markey and Representative Pressley in Reintroducing Legislation to End Qualified Immunity

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) in introducing the Ending Qualified Immunity Act. This legislation would put an end to a decades-old judicial doctrine that protects government officials, including police officers, against lawsuits holding them liable for violating an individual's constitutional rights.  The Civil Rights Act of 1871, also known as the Ku Klux Klan Act, … Continue Reading

April 21, 2023

Senator Warren Applauds Regulators for Rescinding Trump Administration Guidance, Urges Council to Protect Financial System After Banking Crisis

Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the below statement on the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) issuing new guidance for designating nonbank financial companies for Federal Reserve supervision and enhanced prudential standards: “Biden administration regulators have taken a powerfully important step to protect hardworking Americans by finally heeding my call to strengthen oversight of giant nonbank financial institutions. We saw … Continue Reading

April 20, 2023

ICYMI: At Hearing, IRS Commissioner Agrees with Warren that Free-File Program Has a “Massive” Deficit in Meeting Goals, Taxpayer Rights Have Been Violated, and Whole Tax Filing Process “Needs to Be Improved”

Washington, D.C. – At a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Daniel Werfel about the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) failed Free-File partnership with private tax preparation software companies and called on the agency to implement a direct E-File program that will be truly free and easy for millions of Americans.  In response to questions about tax prep companies sabotaging … Continue Reading

April 19, 2023

Senator Warren Seeks Answers From EPA on Housatonic River Site Cleanup

Boston, MA - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to David W. Cash, Regional Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1, requesting answers about the GE-Pittsfield/Housatonic River Site EPA Cleanup. In October 2016, the EPA issued a final permit decision regarding the “Rest of River” permit, setting the standards for cleaning up the Housatonic River surrounding the GE site. After this final permit decision was appealed by … Continue Reading

April 19, 2023

Senators Warren, Blumenthal and Representatives Jayapal, Kuster, Omar, Beyer and Dozens of Lawmakers Support FTC Proposed Rule to Limit Noncompete Agreements

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Annie Kuster (D-N.H.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Don Beyer (D-Va.) led over 60 of their colleagues in a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan, urging the agency to move forward with their proposed rule banning noncompete agreements to give approximately 30 million Americans the opportunity to change jobs and create new … Continue Reading

April 19, 2023

Warren, Raskin Call on USDA to Hold Meatpacking Giant JBS Accountable and Eliminate Company’s Government Contracts in Response to Its History of Criminal Misconduct

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, urging the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to initiate suspension and debarment proceedings against meatpacking company JBS USA (JBS), the U.S. subsidiary of J&F Investimentos S.A. (J&F), a Brazilian-owned investment company with a history of … Continue Reading

April 18, 2023

Warren, Markey Statement on Air Force Decision to Base F-35s at Barnes Base in Westfield, MA

Boston, MA - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement regarding the Air Force’s decision to base F-35s at Barnes Base in Westfield, Massachusetts:  “Basing F-35s at Barnes is the right thing to do and good for the people of Massachusetts. This decision enhances our national security, positions the planes at a base more resilient against climate change, and will strengthen our regional … Continue Reading

April 18, 2023

ICYMI: At Hearing, Senator Warren Secures Commitment from OFR Nominee to Use All Tools Available to Address Data Gaps, Secure Financial System

Washington, D.C. — At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (BHUA) Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) secured a commitment from Dr. Ron Borzekowski, nominee to lead the Office of Financial Research (OFR), to use all tools available to ensure the safety of our financial markets and address dangerous data gaps to better understand how risks could blow up our financial system. Dr. Borzekowski also committed to fulfilling OFR’s mission laid out by … Continue Reading

April 18, 2023

At Hearing, Warren Calls on Navy to Prioritize Union Shipyard Contracts, Protect Union Jobs in Defense Sector

Washington, D.C. – At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) expressed serious concerns that the Navy is not following through on President Biden’s commitment to unions and workers by consistently passing over union shipyards for contracts.  Senator Warren noted the serious consequences of the Navy’s passing over union shipyards in favor of non-union shipyards that are already overburdened with contracts. The loss of … Continue Reading

April 18, 2023

Senators Warren, Reed Call on Office of Financial Research to Use Authority to Safeguard our Financial System Following Bank Collapses

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) sent a followup letter to the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Financial Research (OFR), urging the office to fully utilize its statutory authorities to safeguard our financial system and to answer key questions regarding data gaps identified in OFR’s 2022 Annual Report, including with respect to crypto, climate risk, and hedge funds. In 2010, Congress established OFR as an independent office to … Continue Reading

April 17, 2023

Senator Warren Responds to McCarthy’s Speech to Wall Street on Debt Limit

Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement following Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) speech on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, in which he called for spending cuts that could throw hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work. “Speaker McCarthy went to Wall Street to spread Republicans’ message to billionaires and corporate executives: they want hardworking families to pay the cost of keeping the … Continue Reading

April 14, 2023

Senator Warren Urges IRS and Treasury to Address Racial Inequities in Tax Enforcement

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Internal Revenue Commissioner Daniel Werfel and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urging both to follow through on the commitments of the Biden Administration by examining and taking concrete steps to address racial inequities in tax benefits and enforcement. In January of this year, researchers from Stanford University and the U.S. Treasury Department published a new working paper that revealed that, despite … Continue Reading

April 13, 2023

Warren Leads Massachusetts Delegation in Urging Navy Secretary to Prioritize Contracts With Unionized Shipyards Amid Concerns of Underutilization

  Washington, D.C. – Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) along with Representatives Richard E. Neal (MA-01), James P. McGovern (MA-02), Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), Congressman Jake Auchincloss (MA-04), Democratic Whip 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) sent a letter to Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro … Continue Reading

April 10, 2023

Warren, 16 Senators Request Increased Funding for Office of Federal Student Aid

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led 16 senators in sending a letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies requesting the committee provide $2.7 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 to fund the Office of Federal Student Aid, consistent with the President’s budget. This funding is particularly important given FSA’s budget for FY 2023 was  … Continue Reading

April 10, 2023

Senator Warren, Representative Ocasio-Cortez Seek Answers from Silicon Valley Bank Depositors on “White Glove” Treatment and Decisions to Hold Large, Uninsured Deposits at Bank

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to 14 of the largest depositors at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), raising questions about reports of the failed bank’s “coddling” and “white glove” treatment of its largest venture capitalist (VC) depositors, their executives, and startup firms, and those firms’ decision to hold huge, uninsured accounts at the bank. “Silicon … Continue Reading

April 07, 2023

Senator Warren’s Statement on Texas District Court Judge Threatening Access to Medication Abortion Nationwide

Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on the decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to stay the FDA’s decades-old approval of mifepristone, in a move that threatens access to abortion for millions of women nationwide. “Because of today’s lawless ruling by an extremist Republican judge, women across the country could lose access to a safe and legal medication they’ve … Continue Reading

April 07, 2023

Warren Seeks Answers from DoD on How Republican Delay of Nominees Harms National Security and Military Readiness

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Personnel, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III asking about the national security and military readiness impacts of Senator Tommy Tuberville’s (R-Ala.) blanket holds preventing the Senate from advancing nearly 160 Department of Defense (DoD) military nominees.  “The American people deserve to know the impacts of these … Continue Reading

April 06, 2023

Senators Warren, Van Hollen, Sanders, Whitehouse Secure Ruling from IRS to Crack Down on Abuse of Trusts to Dodge Taxes, Urge Further Actions

Washington, D.C. – Following a letter from U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a ruling to crack down on a loophole that helps the ultra-wealthy dodge taxes.  Last month, the senators wrote to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, raising concerns that the wealthiest millionaires and billionaires use increasingly complex tax planning to exploit trusts and … Continue Reading

April 05, 2023

Warren, Pressley Blast SoFi for Bank’s Shameless Lawsuit to Repeal Student Loan Payment Pause

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) sent a letter to the CEO of SoFi Technologies and SoFi Lending Corp, calling on the company to answer for its lawsuits attempting to end the student loan payment pause and force borrowers back into repayment, which would put tens of millions of people in crisis.  “Your company’s attempt to use the courts to enact a backdoor repeal of this payment pause – at the … Continue Reading

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