Press Releases

February 14, 2023

At Hearing, Warren Raises Concerns that Criminals, Terrorists, Rogue States Use Crypto to Launder Billions

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raised concerns that key parts of the crypto industry are not subject to the same anti-money laundering laws that cover banks, credit unions, stockbrokers, and even Western Union - allowing financial criminals like drug traffickers, rogue states like North Korea and Iran, and ransomware attackers use crypto to launder billions in illicit funds. Senator … Continue Reading


February 14, 2023

Senator Warren and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Push US Patent Office for Transparency on Barriers Faced by Underrepresented Inventors

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) pushed for transparency in a letter to the U.S. Patent and Trade office (USPTO) that highlights lawmakers' concerns about the disproportionate challenges faced by underrepresented inventors seeking patent protections for their ideas. The letter urges the USPTO to answer for its lack of data around the challenges and barriers faced by women, people of color, and small … Continue Reading


February 14, 2023

Senators Warren, Reed and Collins Urge HHS to Release Remaining Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Funds from FY 2023

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined a letter led by Senators Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), urging the agency to swiftly release the remaining $1.5 billion in Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding that Congress delivered in fiscal year (FY) 2023. LIHEAP is a federally funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills by providing … Continue Reading


February 14, 2023

Senator Warren Joins Senator Shaheen in Urging Biden Administration to Prioritize Addressing PFAS Contamination

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined 34 other Senators in signing a letter led by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) to President Biden, urging the Biden administration to include funding to address PFAS contamination in the upcoming budget request. Specifically, the letter asks for funding dedicated to closing gaps in data and research, supporting ongoing testing and cleanup efforts, and supporting regulations to better protect the public and environment … Continue Reading


February 14, 2023

Warren, Senators Urge Biden Administration to Take New Steps to Protect Reproductive Freedom

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) sent a letter to President Biden, urging his administration to take new steps to protect reproductive freedom amid divided control of Congress and increasing … Continue Reading


February 14, 2023

Senators Warren, Durbin and Lawmakers Call on the Seventh Circuit to Reject 3M’s Attempt to Use Bankruptcy to Evade Accountability to Military Veterans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) led a group of Senate and House Democratic colleagues in submitting an amicus brief in a bankruptcy case before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in support of 231,000 military veterans who are seeking restitution from 3M and its subsidiary, Aearo Technologies, for allegedly manufacturing defective earplugs. “3M’s attempt to force [a stay of litigation] through its free-form, atextual gloss on the … Continue Reading


February 13, 2023

Senator Warren Joins Bipartisan Group Of Senators to Urge HHS to Protect Children’s Health and End FDA E-Cigarette Regulation Delays

Washington, D.C.- U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) in sending a bipartisan letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra condemning the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) delays to regulate e-cigarettes, the agency’s failure to enforce the law and take action against companies marketing illegal vaping products, and the harm to children’s health from the agency’s inaction. “For nearly a decade, the agency … Continue Reading


February 13, 2023

Warren, Lawmakers Call on Commerce Dept. to Prevent CHIPS Funds from Being Used to Subsidize Corporate Stock Buybacks

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), and U.S. Representatives Sean Casten (D-Ill.), Bill Foster (D-Ill.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to Michael Schmidt, Director of the CHIPS Program Office at the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce), calling on Commerce to use its full authority to prevent funds from the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce … Continue Reading


February 09, 2023

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Urges Biden Administration to Take More Action to Protect Renters and Bring Down Housing Costs

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called on the Biden administration to take more action to protect renters and bring down housing costs, following its announced framework for enhanced renter protections. Senator Warren called out the real estate lobby’s claim that they successfully weakened the administration’s housing framework and urged the Biden administration to ensure agencies are … Continue Reading


February 09, 2023

Senator Warren, Rep. Pressley Seek Department of Education Action to Protect Students Defrauded by Bay State College

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) sent a letter urging Department of Education to protect students and alumni defrauded by Bay State College, a Massachusetts-based for-profit institution, following the college's pending loss of accreditation due to financial and organizational mismanagement. Last month, Senator Warren and Congresswoman Pressley, in order to protect Massachusetts students and taxpayers, … Continue Reading


February 09, 2023

Warren to Chair Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, Announces Top Policy Priorities

As Chair, Warren to Focus on Supporting Military Families, Holding Pentagon Accountable When it Lets Defense Industry Profits Overtake Servicemembers’ Needs Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will chair the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel in the 118th Congress. The Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel is responsible for military and civilian personnel policies and has primary jurisdiction on end strengths for military personnel, … Continue Reading


February 08, 2023

Warren, Sherrill, Lawmakers Unveil New Child Care Bill

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.), and Rep. Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.) and over three dozen lawmakers unveiled new legislation that would expand access to affordable child care to every American family, offer high-quality early education to every child, and create good jobs for our early educators. Half of families nationwide would pay no more than $10 a day for child care, and all families would see their child care costs … Continue Reading


February 08, 2023

Sen. Warren Unveils New Child Care Legislation

Boston, MA -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led over three dozen lawmakers in unveiling new legislation that would expand access to affordable child care to every American family, offer high-quality early education to every child, and create good jobs for our early educators. The move follows Sen. Warren’s decision to bring Eugénie Ouedraogo, a childcare worker based in Taunton, Massachusetts, as her guest to President Biden’s State of the Union address.Joining the … Continue Reading


February 07, 2023

Warren, Lawmakers Urge Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy to Require Cryptominers Disclose Emissions and Energy Use

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and U.S. Representatives Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Katie Porter (D-Calif.) sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE), calling on the agencies to use their statutory authorities to require reporting by cryptominers of their emissions and energy use.“EPA … Continue Reading


February 06, 2023

Senators Warren, Sanders, Murray Push National Restaurant Association for Answers Following Bombshell Report of Misuse of Food Safety Training Funds

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.), pressed for answers in a letter to National Restaurant Association President and CEO Michelle Korsmo. The letter follows a New York Times report that revealed the NRA has used $25 million in fees required to be paid by workers for ServSafe food safety classes to “turn waiters and cooks into unwitting … Continue Reading


February 06, 2023

Senator Warren, Massachusetts Delegation Celebrate More Than $550 Million In Federal Funding To Strengthen Massachusetts Public Transit

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward Markey (D-Mass.), along with fellow Massachusetts congressional delegation colleagues Representatives Richard Neal (MA-01), Jim McGovern (MA-02), Lori Trahan (MA-03), Jake Auchincloss (MA-04), Democratic Whip Katherine Clark (MA-05), Seth Moulton (MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and Bill Keating (MA-09), today celebrated news that Massachusetts will receive more than $550 million in funding through Federal Transit … Continue Reading


February 06, 2023

Senator Warren Announces State of the Union Guest: Eugénie Ouedraogo

A Child Care Leader and Nursing Student, Eugénie and Her Family Live in Taunton, MA (Meet Eugénie)Boston, MA — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today announced that Eugénie Ouedraogo, a parent and member of the Policy Council at Triumph, Inc. Head Start in Taunton, will accompany her to the President’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at the Capitol.“I'm grateful to have Eugénie join me at the State of the Union this year,” said Senator Elizabeth … Continue Reading


February 03, 2023

Warren Statement on Woburn Teachers Strike

Boston, MA - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement about the Woburn teachers strike:“As a former public school teacher, I know how hard teachers work. The historic challenges that educators and students have faced over the past few years have only made these important roles even more difficult. Woburn teachers and communities across the Commonwealth need adequate resources to ensure every student receives a first-rate education.“The city needs to sit at the … Continue Reading


February 02, 2023

Senators Warren, Markey, Congressman Neal Applaud More Than $13 Million in Federal Funding For Community Projects Across Western Massachusetts

Boston, MA — U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.), and Representatives Richard Neal (MA-01) and Jim McGovern (MA-02) today touted their successful efforts to secure more than $13 million in federal funding in the end-of-year omnibus spending package, passed in December, for 16 community-based projects across Western Massachusetts. “I’m excited to see the impact of more than $13 million in federal funding for 16 projects across Western … Continue Reading


February 02, 2023

Senators Warren, Hirono, Sanders, and Wyden Question DoD over Reports of Students Forced into JROTC Enrollment

| Response from ED | Response from DoDWashington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter, along with Senators Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, to the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Education (ED) amid reports of students being forced to join the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program. The lawmakers are … Continue Reading

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