Press Releases

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

February 01, 2023

Warren Leads Bipartisan Call to DoD: Stop Sending Congress “Bloated Wish Lists” of Wasteful, Unnecessary Spending

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Angus King (I-Maine), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and U.S. Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, calling on the Department of Defense (DoD) to rein in DoD’s use of wasteful “unfunded priorities” lists that help DoD increase spending beyond its core … Continue Reading

February 01, 2023

Warren, Markey, Keating Urge MassDOT, Army Corps, and OMB to Take All Necessary Steps to Secure Federal Grant for the Cape Cod Bridges

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Representative Bill Keating (MA-09) sent a letter to Jamey L. Tesler, Acting Secretary of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) regarding the need for MassDOT to act quickly to take the necessary steps to obtain funding for the Cape Cod Bridges and to closely coordinate with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to submit a more competitive federal grant application in … Continue Reading

January 31, 2023

Senators Warren, Marshall, Kennedy, Release New Information, Renew Push for Answers from Silvergate Bank over Role in FTX Collapse

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), and John Kennedy (R-La.) released new information on Silvergate Bank’s failures related to crypto firm FTX in a follow-up letter to Silvergate CEO Alan Lane. The Senators released Silvergate’s response to their December letter that requested information about whether the bank was aware that FTX customer funds were being improperly wired to Alameda’s Silvergate account, and if the bank is … Continue Reading

January 27, 2023

Warren: FTC Should Oppose Aerojet-L3Harris Merger

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan and FTC Commissioners Alvardo Bedoya and Rebecca Kelly Slaughter urging them to oppose the merger of L3Harris Technologies (L3Harris), the sixth-largest U.S.-based defense contractor, and Aerojet - the last remaining independent U.S. supplier of missile propulsion systems. On December 18th, 2022, L3Harris … Continue Reading

January 27, 2023

Senator Warren and Representatives Pressley, Clark, and Trahan Renew Request to Johnson & Johnson for Missing Data on Children’s Tylenol & Motrin Shortage

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Massachusetts Representatives Ayanna Pressley, Katherine Clark, and Lori Trahan, sent a follow up letter to Johnson & Johnson regarding the shortage of infant and children’s Tylenol and Motrin in Massachusetts and across the country. The lawmakers first wrote to Johnson & Johnson on January 12, 2023 requesting critical information to understand the company’s efforts to address and resolve the … Continue Reading

January 26, 2023

Warren and Nearly 80 Lawmakers Push Back Against Expansion of Title 42 and Proposed Asylum Transit Ban

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), U.S. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Greg Casar (D-Texas), and Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), and nearly 70 other lawmakers in a letter urging President Joe Biden to reverse his administration’s expansion of the inhumane Trump-era border policy known as Title 42 and to abandon the proposed asylum … Continue Reading

January 26, 2023

Warren Calls on FTC to Closely Scrutinize Two Big Pharma Merger Deals that Could Threaten Competition and Raise Costs for Americans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan and FTC Commissioners Alvardo Bedoya and Rebecca Kelly Slaughter urging the agency to closely scrutinize two pending big pharmaceutical mergers: Amgen and Horizon Therapeutics, and Indivior and Opiant. In the letter, the Senator expresses concern over the rampant consolidation in the pharmaceutical industry and its impact on drug affordability and access in the … Continue Reading

January 26, 2023

Warren, Wyden to Accounting Regulator PCAOB: You Must Act to Address Concerns Raised by Crypto Firms’ Sham Audits

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Finance and Banking Committees, and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), raising concerns about crypto accounting firms’ independence and methodology following reports of whitewashed audits of crypto firms with histories of malfeasance. The senators are calling on the PCAOB to ensure auditor accountability and … Continue Reading

January 25, 2023

ICYMI: In Speech, Warren Warns About Need for Robust Crypto Regulation by SEC, Federal Regulators, and Congress

Washington, D.C. - In a keynote speech at a virtual event with the American Economic Liberties Project, Confronting the Crypto Challenge: Learning From a Meltdown, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, spoke about the importance of strong rules and enforcement in the crypto market to prevent fraud, protect investors, and root out illicit financial activity. Senator Warren highlighted the important actions that the … Continue Reading

January 25, 2023

Senators Warren, Welch Raise Concerns over Moderna’s Planned COVID-19 Vaccine Price Hike

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) sent a letter with a series of questions to Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel, amid reports that Moderna plans to dramatically increase the price of its COVID-19 vaccine this year. The lawmakers are requesting information about the price hikes and whether they would place the vaccine out of reach for many uninsured or under-insured Americans. “Moderna’s reported plans to charge as much as $130 per dose … Continue Reading

January 25, 2023

Senator Warren and Representative Bowman’s Statement on Biden Administration's Action to Protect Tenants, Make Renting More Affordable

Washington, D.C. - On Wednesday, the Biden administration announced new tenant protections following a letter from Sen. Warren and Rep. Bowman urging action on soaring rent prices. United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Jamaal Bowman (D-NY16) released the following joint statement in response:“The Biden administration's action is an important first step towards protecting tenants’ rights, and we look forward to working with agencies to ensure they’re meeting and … Continue Reading

January 24, 2023

Senator Warren Asks Answers After DoD-Affiliated Civilians and Contractors in Japan Lose Access to Health Care at U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Department of Defense (DoD), raising concerns about the decision to stop providing care to civilians at U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka. Senator Warren is raising questions about what services are being provided to help support the transition of care and when space to provide care to civilians might open up again.In September 2022, the U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka announced it would cease to provide … Continue Reading

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