Press Releases

June 09, 2023

Senators Warren, King and Representative Doggett Seek Answers from HHS and Commerce on Interagency Working Group for Bayh-Dole

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Angus King (I-Maine), and Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) sent a letter to Department of Commerce (DOC) Secretary Gina Raimondo and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra asking for information on the membership, process, timeline, and scope of work of the recently announced Interagency Working Group for Bayh-Dole. In March of this year, on the same day that the National Institutes of … Continue Reading

June 08, 2023

Senator Warren, Representative Jayapal Reintroduce the Judicial Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) reintroduced the bicameral Judicial Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act, legislation to strengthen our nation’s judicial ethics laws, impose an enforceable code of conduct on the Supreme Court, and ban federal judges from owning individual stock. The American people should be confident that our judges are held to the highest ethical standards and remain free from conflicts of … Continue Reading

June 08, 2023

Warren, Van Hollen Request DOJ Investigation of Crypto Exchange Binance’s Potentially False Statements to Congress

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), both members of the Senate Banking Committee, sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate the crypto exchanges Binance and Binance.US for potentially making a series of false statements to Congress. The senators’ request to the DOJ comes as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint against Binance for … Continue Reading

June 07, 2023

Warren’s Bill Advances through Indian Affairs Committee

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced that her Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act was unanimously reported favorably out of the Indian Affairs Committee. Senator Warren delivered an opening statement at a business meeting of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs which considered her bill, highlighting the need for a truth and healing commission to reckon with the trauma and suffering caused by the federal … Continue Reading

June 07, 2023

Warren, Massachusetts Lawmakers Urge Labor Department to Help Address Baker Administration Mismanagement of Unemployment Insurance

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.), Bill Keating (D-Mass.), Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Lori Trahan (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Brent Parton, Acting Assistant Secretary of Employment and Training Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), urging DOL to work with Massachusetts to find a solution to the … Continue Reading

June 05, 2023

Senators Warren, Wyden, Markey, Hirono Seek Answers from Twitter on FTC Compliance Following High Level Resignations

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Ed Markey (D-Mass.), and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) sent a letter to Twitter CEO Elon Musk and CEO-Designate Linda Yaccarino, requesting information regarding concerns that the company may have violated its consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and put consumer privacy and data security at risk. The letter comes days after Twitter’s head of Trust and … Continue Reading

June 01, 2023

ICYMI: On Senate Floor, Warren Calls for Confirmation of 221 Key Military Nominees, Blasts Republicans for Jeopardizing Military Readiness and National Security with Political Posturing

“These are our military's best leaders. They have proven themselves to the highest degree. And as a reward for their service and their exemplary dedication, the Senator from Alabama holds them hostage with no concern for what it means to their careers, the servicemembers depending on them for leadership, or their families.” “The Senator from Alabama's actions are not just the usual back and forth in Washington. His holds pose a grave threat to our national security and our … Continue Reading

June 01, 2023

Warren, Vance, Bipartisan Group of Senators Renew Push for Legislation to Claw Back Big Failed Bank Executive Pay

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), J.D. Vance (R-Ohio), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Katie Britt (R-Ala.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), and John Fetterman (D-Pa.), all members of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, joined Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), to update their original legislation and introduce … Continue Reading

May 31, 2023

Senator Warren, Lawmakers Reintroduce Resolution Recognizing Anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with 22 of her Senate colleagues, reintroduced a resolution recognizing the anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and honoring the lives and legacies of the nearly 300 Black individuals who were killed and the nearly 9,000 Black individuals who were left homeless and penniless as a result.  The resolution also condemns the violent white mob, including white municipal officials and law enforcement officials who … Continue Reading

May 31, 2023

ICYMI: Senator Warren Delivers Speech Ahead of Republicans’ Attempt to Force Millions of Americans to Make Retroactive Student Debt and Interest Payments, Claw Back Debt Relief from Public Servants

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered a speech on the Senate Floor ahead of Republicans’ latest attempt to block President Biden’s student debt cancellation plan, overturn the student loan payment pause extension, and endanger the financial wellbeing of tens of millions of hard working Americans. The full text of her remarks is available below. Remarks as Prepared by Senator Elizabeth WarrenMay 31, 2023 Madame President, I rise today in … Continue Reading

May 31, 2023

At Hearing, Warren Calls for Closing Crypto Loopholes Fueling Fentanyl Trade

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 role in fueling the fentanyl crisis and announced she will reintroduce her bipartisan Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act, a bill that would close loopholes in anti-money laundering rules, cutting off drug suppliers and cartels from using crypto to facilitate their illegal business.  Senator Warren noted that according to … Continue Reading

May 30, 2023

In Light of New Threats to Medication Abortion, Warren, Hirono, Duckworth, Smith Expand Investigation into Effects of State Abortion Bans

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) expanded their investigation into the effects of state abortion bans on women, as the country nears the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The senators sent letters to five leading health care organizations representing physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and hospitals – the American Medical Association, … Continue Reading

May 26, 2023

Warren, Markey, Whitehouse Blast Chamber of Commerce “Cheerleading” Republicans’ Radical Debt Ceiling Hostage Demands While Lobbying for Tax Breaks for Giant Corporations

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Ed Markey (D-Mass.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, sent a letter to the CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber), seeking answers about the organization’s continued alignment with Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives to extend tax cuts for wealthy and giant corporations, which have already contributed trillions to the … Continue Reading

May 26, 2023

ICYMI: Senator Warren Delivers Commencement Address at University of Massachusetts Boston

Boston, MA - In case you missed it, yesterday, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered the commencement address at the University of Massachusetts Boston to celebrate the graduating class of 2023. Her remarks are below as prepared for delivery. Photos of the address below.  Senator Elizabeth Warren: Hello UMass Boston! It is an honor to be with you today. Let me begin by thanking Chancellor Marcelo Suárez-Orozco and the Board of Trustees for inviting me to join … Continue Reading

May 25, 2023

Warren, Garamendi Call Out Boeing and TransDigm for Refusing to Provide Cost or Pricing Data to Defense Department, Potentially Price Gouging Taxpayers

Lawmakers Call on DoD to Take Action to Prevent Price Gouging and Require Transparency  Letter to DoD | Letter to Boeing | Letter to TransDigm  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Representative John Garamendi (D-Calif.), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee Readiness Subcommittee, sent letters to Boeing and TransDigm, calling out the defense contractors for their refusal to … Continue Reading

May 24, 2023

Warren, Markey, Keating, Moulton Urge Defense Secretary to Support Funding for Replacement of Cape Cod Canal Bridges

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Representatives Bill Keating (D-MA-9) and Seth Moulton (D-MA-5) sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, urging him to exercise his authority to support installation resilience in order to provide funding for the replacement of the Cape Cod Canal Bridges, which provide the only land-based access to and from Joint Base Cape Cod. “Given Joint Base Cape Cod’s contributions … Continue Reading

May 24, 2023

Warren Leads 26 Senators to Reintroduce Bill Seeking Healing for Stolen Native Children and their Communities

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led 26 senators to reintroduce the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States Act, legislation that seeks healing for stolen Native children and their communities. Originally introduced in 2020 with then-Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and reintroduced in 2021 with the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Native American Caucus, Congresswoman Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) and Congressman Tom Cole … Continue Reading

May 19, 2023

Ahead of Graduation, Warren, Pressley Urge Failed Bay State College to Do Everything Possible to Help Students

  Boston, MA - Ahead of the graduation ceremony for Bay State College’s final graduating class, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Kevin Derrivan, Interim President of Bay State College, and Dr. Jin Huang, CEO of Ambow Education, expressing concern over the imminent closure of the college and laying out several steps the school must  take to protect students. “Students of Bay State College trusted the … Continue Reading

May 19, 2023

Senator Warren Calls on FDIC to “Quickly, Forcefully, and Publicly” Reject Backdoor Bailout Attempt by Big Banks

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chair Martin Gruenberg, urging him to  asking him to oppose a reported attempt by Big Banks to repay nearly $16 billion that they owe to replenish the Federal Deposit Insurance Fund with Treasury bonds that are worth much less. The implosions of Silicon Valley, Signature, and First Republic Banks have cost the Federal Deposit Insurance Fund a combined $29 … Continue Reading

May 19, 2023

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Calls for Greater Ownership Transparency of Nursing Homes and Accountability for Corporate Owners’ Patient Safety Failures

Washington, D.C. – At a hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out corporate owners of nursing homes, including private equity firms and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), for their failures to protect patient safety and use of complex legal arrangements to avoid regulatory scrutiny. Senator Warren urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to finalize its proposed rule on nursing home ownership transparency, … Continue Reading

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