Press Releases

May 03, 2023

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Calls on FEMA to Fix Inequities in Disaster Management Programs

Washington, D.C.  – At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) highlighted the need for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fix inequities and injustices in disaster management programs.  Senator Warren called attention to the fact that due to historical discrimination, people of color are more likely to live in homes and communities that are less resilient to natural disasters such as floods. … Continue Reading


May 03, 2023

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Slams Medicare Advantage Plans for Error-Laden Provider Directories and Distorted Networks, Calls for Stronger Oversight

Washington, D.C. – At a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), highlighted the prevalence of ghost networks in Medicare Advantage plans and called for stronger oversight of the program. In response to questions from Senator Warren, Mary Giliberti, Chief Public Policy Officer at Mental Health America, pointed out the alarming number of inaccuracies in Medicare Advantage plan provider directories, the effects of these errors on network adequacy, … Continue Reading


May 03, 2023

Senator Warren, Representative Doggett Call for Elimination of Investor-State Dispute Settlement System, Action on Behalf of Honduran Government

| Response from State Department Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) led more than 30 of their colleagues in sending a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Secretary of State Tony Blinken, urging them to intervene on behalf of the government and people of Honduras in a case brought against it by U.S. company Honduras Próspera under the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system. “We request that you … Continue Reading


May 03, 2023

Senator Warren, Representatives Pressley and Lee Reintroduce the Anti-Racism in Public Health Act

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) reintroduced the Anti-Racism in Public Health Act of 2023, legislation that would declare racism a public health crisis, create a National Center for Anti-Racism, and establish a Law Enforcement Violence Prevention Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The bill would help expand research and investment into the public health impacts of … Continue Reading


May 02, 2023

At Hearing, Air Force Secretary Warns of “Negative Impacts” of Nominations Holds on Military Families, Retention

Washington, D.C. — At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, questioned General Charles Q. Brown, Jr., Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and Frank Kendall III, Secretary of the Air Force, on the risks to national security and readiness posed by Senate Republican holds on nearly 200 high level military officer nominees. General Brown and Secretary Kendall also spoke to the … Continue Reading


May 02, 2023

Warren, Boyle, Jayapal, Lawmakers to Fed Chair Powell: Pause Rate Hikes or Risk Recession, Destroying Jobs, Crushing Small Businesses

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren, Chair of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy, Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and U.S. Representatives Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.), Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Katie Porter (D-Calif.), and Greg Casar (D-Tex.) sent … Continue Reading


May 02, 2023

ICMYI: On International Workers’ Day, Senators Warren, Rosen, Representative Williams Reintroduced Sunlight in Workplace Harassment Act

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Representative Nikema Williams (D-Ga.) reintroduced the Sunlight in Workplace Harassment Act, legislation to require large, public corporations to publicly report all settlements and judgments related to incidents of discrimination, harassment, and sexual abuse each year. The bill would help enforce workplace protections against discrimination and harassment for people of marginalized backgrounds. … Continue Reading


May 02, 2023

New Investigative Report from Senator Warren Reveals Big Tech’s Insider Influence on Digital Trade Rules

Washington, D.C. – Ahead of the next round of negotiations on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released a new 22-page investigative report: Big Tech’s Big Con: Rigging Digital Trade Rules to Block Antitrust Regulation. The investigation, based on a review of previously undisclosed emails, reveals that Big Tech is using its revolving door hires to gain backdoor access to key United States Trade Representative (USTR) and Commerce … Continue Reading


May 01, 2023

ICYMI: Warren, Padilla, Castro Reintroduce Bill to Create a Pathway to Citizenship for Essential Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Alex Padilla (D-Calif) and U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) reintroduced the Citizenship for Essential Workers Act, a bill that would create an expedited pathway to citizenship for the over 5 million undocumented essential workers who kept Americans healthy, fed, and safe during the pandemic. The legislation would provide undocumented essential workers with a fast, accessible, and secure path to … Continue Reading


April 28, 2023

Senator Warren’s Statement on the Federal Reserve’s Report on Silicon Valley Bank Failure

Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on the Federal Reserve’s report detailing the events leading to the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank: “This report is an unflinching assessment of SVB’s implosion, demanding the Fed immediately adopt stricter bank oversight and Congress swiftly strengthen bank regulations to prevent another crisis. The investigation clearly identifies how the 2018 legislation that … Continue Reading


April 27, 2023

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Blasts Credit Reporting Agency CEOs, Highlights Need for Accurate Data in Credit Reporting

Washington, D.C. – At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned the CEOs of Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian on the unreliability of medical debt data and its consequences for Americans’ creditworthiness. Senator Warren also pressed  the agencies on their willingness to exclude medical debt data from future consumers’ reports, citing research showing that medical collections are less predictive of … Continue Reading


April 27, 2023

Warren, Markey, Keating Joint Statement on EPA’s Determination of Proposed Machine Gun Range’s Impact on Cape Cod’s Environment

Boston, MA - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Representative Bill Keating (MA-09) released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new report, which found that the proposed Machine Gun Range at Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC) could create significant hazards to public health: “We appreciate the EPA’s work to analyze and determine the environmental impact of a proposed machine gun range … Continue Reading


April 27, 2023

Warren, Jayapal Call on Patent Office to Take Critical Steps to Lower Drug Prices and Fight Big Pharma’s Patent Abuse

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) sent a letter to Kathi Vidal, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), calling on USPTO to take immediate action and use its existing administrative authorities to help lower drug prices and hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for anti-competitive business practices. The lawmakers outline six specific actions that the USPTO should … Continue Reading


April 26, 2023

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Blasts Revolving Door Between DoD and Giant Defense Contractors, Calls for Sweeping Ethics Legislation

Warren’s New Report Uncovers Widespread Abuse of Revolving Door; Underscores Need for Immediate Reform   Washington, D.C. – Chairing a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Pentagon officials and ethics experts about problems with the revolving door, retired military officers working for foreign governments, and issues with executive branch officials owning stocks in companies impacted by their … Continue Reading


April 26, 2023

Chairing Subcommittee on Personnel, Senator Warren Highlights Need for Ethics Legislation Across Federal Government

Washington, D.C. — Today, chairing a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Pentagon officials and ethics experts about problems with the revolving door, retired military officers working for foreign governments, and executive branch officials owning stocks in companies impacted by their official actions. Senator Warren also highlighted concerning new findings from her investigations and addressed the urgent need for … Continue Reading


April 26, 2023

At Hearing, Warren Secures Energy Secretary's Commitment to Implement Mandatory Reporting of Cryptomining Energy Use

Washington, D.C. – At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm about the Department of Energy’s (DOE) plans to require energy consumption information from cryptominers. In response to Senator Warren’s questions, Secretary Granholm confirmed that DOE has the authority to mandate that cryptominers disclose information about their energy consumption and that the Department intends … Continue Reading


April 26, 2023

Warren, Markey Statement on Privatization of Public Sector Jobs at UMass Amherst

Boston, MA - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement regarding talks to privatize public sector jobs at UMass Amherst:  "We stand with union workers at UMass Amherst fighting against the privatization of public sector jobs, which would put employees’ retirement benefits and job security at risk. We urge UMass to come together with its workers on a solution that protects good, union jobs in our public … Continue Reading


April 26, 2023

New Report from Senator Warren Uncovers Defense Industry’s Abuse of Revolving Door Hiring Practices

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, released a new investigative report: “Pentagon Alchemy: How Defense Officials Pass Through the Revolving Door and Peddle Brass for Gold.” The investigation reveals that nearly 700 instances of former high-ranking DoD and other government officials now work at the top 20 defense contractors, and highlights the need to close the revolving door for … Continue Reading


April 25, 2023

Warren, Carper, and 29 Senators Urge IRS to Simplify Tax Filing Process and Expand Access to Free Filing Options

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.), members of the Senate Finance Committee, led 29 other senators in a letter to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel, urging the agency to simplify the tax process and broaden access to free e-filing options. The Inflation Reduction Act supplied the agency with the funding necessary to enhance and modernize the U.S. tax system, and the IRS is expected to finalize a report on direct e-filing in May. The senators … Continue Reading


April 25, 2023

ICYMI: Warren Ramps Up Pressure for Senate to Confirm Military Nominations, Calls out Reckless and Dangerous Republican Holds

Washington, D.C. — In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, delivered remarks and asked for 35 unanimous consent requests on the Senate floor calling for the confirmation of 184 top-level military nominations that Republicans, led by Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), have been blocking.  Senator Warren made a series of Unanimous Consent requests to confirm key military nominations held up by … Continue Reading

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