Press Releases

June 30, 2021

Warren Calls For a Broad and Meticulous FTC Review of Amazon's Acquisition of MGM Studios

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan calling for a "broad" and "meticulous" review of Amazon's acquisition of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) consistent with Section 7 of the Clayton Act, legislation that prohibits any acquisition whose effect "may be substantially to lessen competition, or to tend to create a monopoly" in "any line of commerce or in any activity affecting commerce." Without … Continue Reading

June 30, 2021

Warren, Markey, McGovern, Trahan Call Out Tenet's Corporate Greed During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives James P. McGovern (MA-02) and Lori Trahan (MA-03), sent a letter to Tenet Health (Tenet) Chief Executive Officer Ronald A. Rittenmeyer questioning the company's use of taxpayer funds, including federal CARES Act grants and loans, to enrich its executives and shareholders rather than meet the needs of its health care workers and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, … Continue Reading

June 24, 2021

Warren, Cassidy Call for Hearing on New Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Aduhelm

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), both members of the Senate Committee on Finance, called for a hearing to examine questions and challenges arising from the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent approval of Biogen’s Aduhelm, the first new drug approved to treat Alzheimer’s disease in nearly two decades. “This is a historic, watershed moment in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, but approval of the new product has … Continue Reading

June 24, 2021

Warren and Kennedy Call On PHEAA CEO To Address Concerns About False & Misleading Statements Made During Subcommittee Hearing on Student Loans

Bipartisan Request from Economic Policy Subcommittee Leaders Seeks CEO James Steeley's Appearance at New Hearing to Address Inaccurate Testimony Education Department Letter on PHEAA | Senators' Letter to PHEAA CEO | April 13, 2021 Subcommittee Hearing TranscriptWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and John Kennedy (R-La.) are requesting that James Steeley, the CEO of major student loan servicer, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), … Continue Reading

June 24, 2021

Senator Warren and Congresswoman Clarke Reintroduce Bill to Invest $100 Billion in Medical Research, Disease Prevention, Treatments at NIH and FDA

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (D-N.Y.), Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, reintroduced the National Biomedical Research Act, a bill to provide the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with $100 billion in predictable, supplemental funding for biomedical research over the next 10 years. Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Tammy … Continue Reading

June 24, 2021

Warren, Brown Urge CFPB to Protect Homeowners Exiting COVID-19 Related Forbearance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) sent a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Acting Director Dave Uejio urging him to put in place better protections for the millions of homeowners who could unnecessarily lose their homes to foreclosure.“More than 2.1 million homeowners remain in mortgage forbearance and will exit forbearance in the coming months,” the senators wrote. “Servicers may be overwhelmed by the large … Continue Reading

June 23, 2021

ICYMI: Warren, Experts Agree Investment in Child Care Is Critical to Strong Economic Recovery

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), chair of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Economic Policy, held a hearing with experts on the role of child care in a post-pandemic recovery. During the hearing, Senator Warren continued her calls to treat child care as basic infrastructure and highlighted a letter she led yesterday with more than 100 Senate and House colleagues calling for at least $700 billion of … Continue Reading

June 23, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Highlights Need for Robust Investment in Child Care to Support Economic Recovery

Warren: "As we look ahead to our post-pandemic economy, child care is essential for helping parents get back to work."Event livestream hereWashington, D.C. - Today, chairing a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Economic Policy, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks on the importance of robust investments in quality, affordable child care as the country looks ahead to a post-pandemic recovery. The hearing … Continue Reading

June 23, 2021

Senator Warren Introduces Judge Angel Kelley at her Nomination Hearing to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts

Washington, DC - At today's Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Angel Kelley who has been nominated to serve on the United States District Court of Massachusetts. Judge Kelley was recommended to Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) as a top candidate for the federal judicial vacancy by the bipartisan Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial … Continue Reading

June 23, 2021

Warren, Schumer, Pressley, Courtney Lead Call On Biden to Extend Pause on Student Loan Payments

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Representative Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) led their colleagues in a bicameral letter to President Biden calling on him to extend the pause on federal student loan payments until at least March 31, 2022."President Biden should cancel student debt, but in the meantime he should extend the payment pause so that borrowers aren't hurt," … Continue Reading

June 22, 2021

Warren, Clark, Wyden, Bonamici, Bowman, and More than 100 Colleagues Urge Leadership to Include $700B for Child Care in Infrastructure Package

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Assistant Speaker of the House Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), United States Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, along with Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.), and more than 100 of their colleagues, sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Speaker of … Continue Reading

June 21, 2021

Warren, Smith, Markey Call On Student Loan Servicers To Support Borrowers Before Repayments Resume

Letter to Edfinancial | Letter to Granite State | Letter to Navient | Letter to Nelnet Letter to OSLA | Letter to PHEAA | Letter to MOHELAWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent letters to the CEOs of all federal student loan servicers requesting information about the steps the companies are taking to transition millions of federal student loan borrowers back into repayments once the pause on … Continue Reading

June 17, 2021

Warren, Colleagues Question PhRMA's Lobbying Efforts to Block Policies That Would Lower Drug Costs for Millions of Americans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) sent a letter to Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Chief Executive Officer Stephen Ubl requesting information on PhRMA's lobbying efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent the implementation of key policies that would lower drug costs for millions of Americans-including the negotiation of prescription drug prices in … Continue Reading

June 16, 2021

Warren to Yellen: Our Tax Code Lets Billionaires Like Bezos Opt Out

Washington, DC - During today's Senate Finance Committee hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on the need for significant reforms in the U.S. tax code system. The exchange follows the recent ProPublica report which revealed that the richest Americans often paid little or no federal income taxes. Senator Warren also continued her calls for a wealth tax on people with fortunes greater than $50 million, which would provide at … Continue Reading

June 16, 2021

Warren Joins Hirono, Murray, Pocan, Scott in Introducing a Bill to Double Pell Grant, Make College More Affordable

 WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Representatives Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.), to reintroduce the Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act, legislation that would double the Pell Grant award, index the award to inflation, and make other changes to expand the award for working students and families. The bill also makes the Pell Grant funding fully … Continue Reading

June 15, 2021

Warren Statement on Committee Advancing Bill to Curb Child Abuse and Neglect in Indian Country

Bill includes provisions included in Senator Warren's American Indian and Alaska Native Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement regarding the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee's advancement of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) Reauthorization Act of 2021, which includes provisions from Senator Warren's bipartisan, bicameral American Indian and … Continue Reading

June 15, 2021

Warren Statement on Biden administration Naming Lina Khan Chair of the FTC

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on the Biden administration designating Lina Khan as chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC):"The Biden administration's designation of Lina Khan as Chair of the Federal Trade Commission is tremendous news. Lina brings deep knowledge and expertise to this role and will be a fearless champion for consumers. Giant tech companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon deserve the … Continue Reading

June 11, 2021

Warren Leads 40 Senators in Reintroducing Refund Equality Act to Provide Equal Tax Treatment for Married Same-Sex Couples

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today reintroduced the Refund Equality Act. This legislation would ensure that legally-married same-sex couples -- who until the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 U.S. v. Windsor decision were barred from filing federal taxes jointly -- are permitted to file amended tax returns back to the date of their marriage.Before the Supreme Court's decision in Windsor, a same-sex couple, legally married under state law, could not file … Continue Reading

June 10, 2021

Warren, Padilla, Torres Introduce Legislation to Improve Equity in Higher Education By Helping Students Access Basic Needs

 Washington, DC - Today, United States Senators  Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), along with U.S. Representative Norma Torres (D-Calif.), introduced the Basic Assistance for Students in College (BASIC) Act, bicameral legislation to ensure college students are able to meet their basic needs while pursuing their education. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) are cosponsors of the bill. The bicameral legislation provides $1 billion for grants … Continue Reading

June 10, 2021

Warren and HHS Secretary Agree that Congress Must Make "Generational Change" on Health Care and Put Biden's Medicare Priorities into Action

Washington, DC - At today's Senate Finance Committee, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra about the Biden administration's Medicare priorities, including authorizing drug price negotiation, expanding Medicare benefits, and lowering the eligibility age. In response to her questions, Secretary Becerra agreed that HHS looks forward to working with Congress on expanding coverage to include … Continue Reading

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