Press Releases

July 12, 2023

Warren, Markey Statement on Judge Myong Joun’s Confirmation to U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Washington, D.C. – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Boston Municipal Court Judge Myong Joun to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts:  “We are delighted that the Senate voted to confirm Judge Myong Joun to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Today, Judge Joun is breaking barriers as the first Asian … Continue Reading


July 12, 2023

At Hearing, Warren Secures Commitment from Army Chief of Staff Nominee to Prioritize Suicide Prevention in Military

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 concerns about the increasing number of suicides among active-duty soldiers with General Randy A. George, nominee to be chief of staff of the Army.  In the first quarter of 2023, 49 active duty soldiers took their own lives, the highest first quarter number since DoD first started collecting this data a decade ago. Senator … Continue Reading


July 11, 2023

At Hearing, Warren Secures Ethics Commitment Joint Chiefs of Staff Nominee General Brown; Reiterates Concern over Senior Military Holds

Washington, D.C. – At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) secured ethics commitments from General Charles Q. Brown, Jr., President Biden’s nominee to be the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. When asked if he would agree not to become a defense industry lobbyist or receive compensation from a defense contractor for four years General Brown said he did not “intend to pursue opportunities in the defense sector or a … Continue Reading


July 11, 2023

Senator Warren, Representatives Deluzio, Pocan, Garamendi Urge DoD to Tighten Up the Merger Review Process and Publicly Disclose Merger Risks

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, along with Representatives Chris Deluzio (D-Pa.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and John Garamendi (D-Calif.) sent a letter to the Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, William A. LaPlante, urging the Department of Defense (DoD) to do a full review of the merger between L3Harris Technologies (L3Harris) and Aerojet … Continue Reading


July 10, 2023

Senator Warren Raises Concerns Over Conflict of Interest in DoD’s Office of Strategic Capital

Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to the Department of Defense (DoD) Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Heidi Shyu, following reporting that DoD’s new Office of Strategic Capital (OSC) is relying on consultants who will continue to work for private defense consultants and defense investment companies. Senator Warren is raising concerns that DoD lacks the necessary … Continue Reading


July 06, 2023

Warren, Van Hollen, Jacobs Call on DoD to Release Information on Possible Civilian Casualty from Recent Syria Airstrike

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations 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, expressing concerns that a recent May 2023 U.S. airstrike in Syria may have killed a civilian. Senators Warren and Van … Continue Reading


July 06, 2023

Senators Warren, Booker Call for Severance Pay and Benefits for Employees Following Bed Bath & Beyond Bankruptcy and Layoffs

Washington, D.C. – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sent a letter to Bed Bath & Beyond CEO Sue Gove following reports that the company attempted to avoid paying severance to its workers during the store closings leading up to its bankruptcy after spending more than $11 billion in stock buybacks since 2004. Following years of declining profits, Bed Bath & Beyond declared bankruptcy in April of this year. Despite the more than $11 billion … Continue Reading


June 30, 2023

Warren, Markey, Sanders Release Troubling Findings on Medical Credit Cards that Threaten Patients’ Finances

Washington, D.C. – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, Edward J Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chair of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, released the findings from their investigations into medical credit cards, which found that they can pose significant threats to patients’ finances. The … Continue Reading


June 30, 2023

Senator Warren Renews Call for CFPB to Rein in Unreasonable Credit Card Late Fees

Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Rohit Chopra highlighting findings from a recent investigation into the late fee practices of the ten largest credit card issuers and urging the CFPB to finalize its proposed rule that would save American families up to $9 billion a year. In February 2023, the CFPB proposed a new rule that would require credit card issuers to justify late fees in … Continue Reading


June 30, 2023

Warren Statement on the Supreme Court Blocking the President’s Plan to Cancel Student Debt

Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement after the Supreme Court blocked President Biden’s plan to cancel student debt: “The same Supreme Court that overturned Roe now refuses to follow the plain language of the law on student loan cancellation.  This fight is not over. The President has more tools to cancel student debt — and he must use them. More than 40 million hard working Americans are waiting for … Continue Reading


June 30, 2023

Warren Questions Goldman Sachs’ Profiting from Silicon Valley Bank Failure

Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, sent a letter to Goldman Sachs (Goldman), seeking answers about the firm’s conflicting roles in the March 2023 collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) – profiting as both the buyer of SVB-held bonds and as the architect of failed efforts to raise capital for the bank. Senator Warren’s letter comes as federal regulators investigate … Continue Reading


June 28, 2023

Senator Warren Encourages Massachusetts Communities to Apply for Electric School Bus Federal Grants

  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Massachusetts Municipal Association, Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents and 33 Commonwealth municipalities, highlighting the benefits of electrifying the Commonwealth’s school bus fleets and encouraging the Associations and their members to take full advantage of the newly-announced EPA Clean School Bus (CSB) Grants Program Notice of Funding Opportunity … Continue Reading


June 28, 2023

Warren, Brown Open Investigation into 23 Companies’ Overtime Avoidance Practices and Possible Wage Theft

Washington, D.C. – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) launched an investigation into 23 companies that appear to have committed wage theft by denying low-wage workers overtime pay by abusing the label “manager.” The senators sent letters to 23 companies identified in a recent report as having the highest proportion of positions used to strategically avoid paying workers overtime –– Bojangles, 84Lumber, Arby’s, Sonic … Continue Reading


June 27, 2023

Senator Warren Urges Financial Regulators to Promote Greater Competition in Banking, Strengthen Bank Merger Review Guidelines

Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) sent a letter to Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter, Federal Deposit Investment Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Gruenberg, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu, Federal Reserve Vice Chair for Supervision Michael Barr, and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, urging regulators to promote greater competition in the banking sector by toughening their stances on bank mergers and strengthening bank merger review … Continue Reading


June 27, 2023

Warren, Senators Call on HHS Secretary Becerra to Deliver on Commitment to Expanding Voting Access

Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, requesting an update on the Department's actions to implement President Biden’s executive order on promoting voting access, including efforts to offer voter … Continue Reading


June 27, 2023

Senators Warren, Carper, Representatives Sherman, Porter and Beyer Lead 99-Member Coalition to Applaud IRS Announcement of New Free Tax Filing Tool

Washington, D.C. – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Tom Carper (D-Del.), alongside Representatives Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), Katie Porter (D-Calif.) and Don Beyer (D-Va.), led a coalition of 99 Democratic lawmakers in sending a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Daniel Werfel and Deputy Treasury Secretary Adewale Adeyemo, applauding the IRS’ announcement of a pilot  of a free tax filing tool next year. The lawmakers shared their support … Continue Reading


June 27, 2023

Senators Warren and Collins Lead 46 Senate Colleagues in Reintroducing Refund Equality Act

Washington, D.C. – On the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. v. Windsor decision, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) led 46 of their Senate colleagues in reintroducing the bipartisan Refund Equality Act to ensure that legally-married same-sex couples have the tax refunds they always should have been able to claim. The bill would allow these couples – who, until the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in U.S. v. Windsor, were barred from filing … Continue Reading


June 26, 2023

Warren Applauds $147 Million to Expand High-Speed Internet Access in Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement celebrating the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) allocation of more than $147 million in federal funds to expand access for broadband infrastructure across Massachusetts.  “Too many families still lack access to reliable high-speed internet, and without it, Americans are shut out of a 21st-century economy and have limited access to … Continue Reading


June 26, 2023

Warren Applauds $147 Million to Expand High-Speed Internet Access in Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement celebrating the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) allocation of more than $147 million in federal funds to expand access for broadband infrastructure across Massachusetts.  “Too many families still lack access to reliable high-speed internet, and without it, Americans are shut out of a 21st-century economy and have limited access to … Continue Reading


June 23, 2023

Senator Warren, Reps. Porter, Casar, Garcia, Jayapal, Schakowsky Criticize JetBlue’s Bogus Astoturf Lobbying for Spirit Acquisition, Urge DOT to Resist Corporate Pressure

“We urge DOT not to be pressured by misleading comments generated through JetBlue’s Astroturf campaign, and to continue its careful scrutiny of the JetBlue-Spirit deal. DOT should focus on genuine public input, not duplicative comments collected by a mendacious Astroturf campaign.” Letter to JetBlue - Letter to DOT  Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Representative Katie Porter (D-Calif) alongside Representatives Greg Casar … Continue Reading

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