Press Releases

February 17, 2022

Warren, Blumenthal, Colleagues Call on DOJ to Investigate Sackler Family’s Role in Fueling Opioid Epidemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate whether members of the Sackler family personally engaged in criminal conduct in connection with Purdue Pharma’s admitted criminal wrongdoing in fueling the devastating opioid epidemic. The senators also urged … Continue Reading

February 17, 2022

Warren, Jones, Lead Colleagues in Slamming Proposed Sanderson-Wayne Poultry Merger And Call on DOJ To Take Action As Americans Face Soaring Poultry Prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) along with U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.), Katie Porter (D-Calif.), Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), David Cicilline (R.I.), Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), and Judy Chu (D-Calif.) slammed the proposed merger between Sanderson Farms, the third largest … Continue Reading

February 16, 2022

ICYMI: Warren Presses Pentagon Nominees for Tough Oversight at the Pentagon to Mitigate Civilian Casualties and Improve Military Housing Conditions

Washington, D.C. — During a Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) expressed concern to Robert Storch, nominee to be Inspector General for the Department of Defense (DoD IG), about key information the Pentagon is keeping from the public through “pseudo-classification” and called for enhanced transparency to mitigate civilian casualties. During her exchange with Christopher Lowman, nominee to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for … Continue Reading

February 15, 2022

Warren, Markey Applaud $1.1 Million Grant to Support Massachusetts Seafood Industry

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) applauded the announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) of an investment of approximately $50 million in grants to support seafood processors, processing facilities and processing vessels through the Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety Block Grant Program, Massachusetts will receive $1.1 million for the Massachusetts Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety Block … Continue Reading

February 15, 2022

ICYMI: On Senate Floor, Warren Calls Out Republicans Holding Up Historic Slate of Federal Reserve Nominees

Senator Warren: “The Republicans are also launching bad faith attacks about ethics without the facts to back them up. If we’re going to discuss ethics, then let’s be clear - Professor Raskin has voluntarily committed to the strongest ethics standards and post-employment limitations of any nominee to the Federal Reserve, ever. In fact, each of these nominees has voluntarily committed to stronger ethics standards, except one - Jerome Powell.”Watch the Floor Remarks HEREWashington, D.C. — … Continue Reading

February 11, 2022

English/Español: Warren, Bipartisan Group of Senators Applaud Passage of Resolution Recognizing Significant Contributions of Arecibo Telescope

 Washington, D.C. - La Senadora Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) y Senadores Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), y Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)aplaudieron la aprobación por consentimiento unánime de una resolución bipartidista para reconocer las importantes contribuciones científicas, educativas y económicas realizadas por el telescopio del Observatorio de Arecibo en Barrio Esperanza, Arecibo, … Continue Reading

February 11, 2022

Warren and Smith Ask Regulators To Deny Special Regulatory Favors for Credit Suisse

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), both members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, sent a letter to Ali Khawar, the Acting Assistant Secretary at the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) in the Department of Labor (DOL), raising concerns about EBSA’s proposal to grant a one-year “qualified professional asset manager” (QPAM) exemption to Credit Suisse Group AG (Credit Suisse) despite … Continue Reading

February 11, 2022

Massachusetts Delegation Announces First Round of Federal Transit Funding for Massachusetts and Regional Transit Authorities from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), Bill Keating (D-MA-09), Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), and Jake Auchincloss (D-MA-04), announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded Massachusetts state and regional transit … Continue Reading

February 11, 2022

Warren, Cardin Call for Immediate COVID-19 Booster Shots for Individuals in DHS/ICE Custody

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and ten other senators are calling on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to protect individuals in ICE custody from COVID-19 by making booster shots easily accessible. Following a January 26 whistleblower complaint by two consulting doctors for ICE expressing grave concern about the lack of booster shots and the 800% increase in COVID-19 cases … Continue Reading

February 10, 2022

Warren, DeLauro Reintroduce the Schedules That Work Act

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) today reintroduced the Schedules That Work Act in the Senate and the House. This legislation would help ensure that employees have more certainty about their work schedules and income, an issue that has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. It addresses unstable, unpredictable, and rigid scheduling practices like placing workers “on-call” with no guarantee of work hours, … Continue Reading

February 10, 2022

Warren, Schakowsky, DeLauro, Lee, Pressley, and Porter Reintroduce the Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights Act

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Chairwoman of House Appropriations Committee, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.) today announced the introduction of the … Continue Reading

February 10, 2022

Warren, Porter Seek Answers on Troubling New Allegations of Wells Fargo's Atrocious Behavior and FINRA's Ability to Effectively Police the Financial System

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.) sent a letter to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) questioning new reports of misbehavior by Wells Fargo that raise concerns about the the self-regulatory organization’s ability to fairly and effectively police the financial system. The letter comes after … Continue Reading

February 10, 2022

At Hearing, Senator Warren Calls Out Private Equity and Other Wall Street Investors for Locking Families Out of Housing Opportunities and Exacerbating Inflation by Jacking Up Prices

Video of Hearing ExchangeAmerican Homes 4 Rent Response | Progress Residential Response | Invitation Homes ResponseWashington, D.C. - During a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (BHUA) Committee, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out private equity firms and other big investors for exacerbating inflation and locking families out of affordable housing opportunities. Senator Warren highlighted the need to release the housing market from Wall … Continue Reading

February 10, 2022

Warren Urges SEC to Act Quickly to Issue Strong Climate Risk Disclosure Rule

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wrote a letter to Gary Gensler, Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), about the delayed release of the SEC’s proposed climate change disclosure rule, which would require public companies to disclose details about the climate-related risks they face. Senator Warren has long advocated for the public disclosure of climate-related information, such as the amount of energy companies buy and how they … Continue Reading

February 10, 2022

In Response to Senator Warren, Federal Reserve Nominees Make Historic Ethics Commitments

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has secured significant ethics commitments from Professor Sarah Bloom Raskin, nominee to serve as Vice Chair for Supervision on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and Drs. Lisa Cook and Philip Jefferson, nominees to serve as members of the Board of Governors. The nominees agreed to a four year recusal period from matters which they oversee on the Board of Governors, not to seek a waiver from these recusals, and not … Continue Reading

February 09, 2022

Warren, Schatz, Colleagues Urge President Biden to Step Up Efforts to Demilitarize Police

Washington, D.C.  - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) wrote a letter to President Joe Biden, calling on him to step up efforts to demilitarize the police. The senators urged President Biden to take executive action and reform certain Department of Defense … Continue Reading

February 09, 2022

Senators Warren, Daines Introduce New Bipartisan Bill To Ban Members of Congress from Owning and Trading Stocks

Washington, D.C. — Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) introduced new, bipartisan legislation to ban Members of Congress and their spouses from owning and trading stocks. The legislation is the first bipartisan proposal in the Senate to prevent members of Congress from owning and trading stock. Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) are introducing the … Continue Reading

February 09, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Makes Case for Big, Bold Investments To Ensure Child Care Is Affordable and Accessible for Millions of Families

Video of Hearing ExchangeWashington, D.C. - At today’s Senate Finance Committee hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made the case for bold investments in child care as the economy and American families recover from the pandemic. Even before the pandemic, the child care industry was in crisis, but the economic fallout from COVID-19 made it impossible for many providers to keep their doors open. COVID has forced more than 10,000 child care providers to close their … Continue Reading

February 09, 2022

Warren, Grassley Lead Bipartisan Call On FDA to Finalize Rule on OTC Hearing Aids Without Delay

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) led their colleagues in a letter to Janet Woodcock, Acting Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, expressing support for key provisions in the FDA’s proposed rule for regulating over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. The FDA’s proposed rule is a direct result of the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act, which Grassley and Warren ushered through Congress with broad bipartisan … Continue Reading

February 08, 2022

Sen. Warren, Rep. Lee, Colleagues Urge Defense Department to Address Climate Crisis Risks in Upcoming National Defense Strategy

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), a member of the House Committee on Appropriations, urged Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Lloyd J. Austin, III to ensure that efforts to combat climate change are included in the DoD’s upcoming National Defense Strategy, and called for recommendations for the federal budget that reflect the urgency of the climate … Continue Reading

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