Press Releases

September 01, 2022

Senator Warren Urges the Department of Justice to Release New Student Loan Bankruptcy Guidance

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) urging DOJ to issue and implement updated student debt bankruptcy guidance without delay following the Biden-Harris administration’s historic decision to cancel up to $20,000 in student debt for up to 43 million borrowers and overhaul the student loan system.In March of this year, Senator Warren joined a similar letter led by Senators Durbin (D-Ill), Murray (D-Wash.), and … Continue Reading

August 31, 2022

Senators Warren and Markey Demand Stronger Leadership and Increased Investments in MBTA in response to FTA Findings

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement in response to the Federal Transit Administration report on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA): “The Federal Transit Administration’s report underscores what we already know: the MBTA’s current crises are the unprecedented consequences of systemic negligence, underinvestment, and mismanagement of Greater Boston’s public transit system. It is … Continue Reading

August 25, 2022

Senators Warren, Markey and Massachusetts Delegation Announce Over $2 Million in Funding for Massachusetts Fire Departments

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA.) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Bill Keating (D-MA-09), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), and Jake Auchincloss (D-MA-04) today announced that Massachusetts towns will receive over $2 million in FY2021 funding from FEMA as a part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants.“Firefighters in the Commonwealth and across the country put their lives on the line every day in order … Continue Reading

August 24, 2022

Joint Statement from Senator Warren and Leader Schumer on President Biden’s Student Loan Debt Cancellation Announcement

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) released the following joint statement today after President Biden announced his plan to cancel student loan debt. The announcement comes after nearly two years of Senators Warren and Schumer and others calling for broad student loan debt cancellation.“With the flick of a pen, President Biden has taken a giant step forward in addressing the student debt crisis by cancelling … Continue Reading

August 24, 2022

Senator Warren Statement on President Biden Cancelling Student Debt

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement after President Biden cancelled student loan debt:“Today is a day of joy and relief because President Biden has canceled a big chunk of student debt for as many as 43 million Americans. The President has taken a powerful step to help rebuild the middle class. Americans making less than $125,000 a year will receive up to $20,000 in student loan forgiveness, transforming the lives of … Continue Reading

August 22, 2022

Warren Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Members of Congress to File Amicus Brief Defending the Indian Child Welfare Act in Haaland v. Brackeen

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Chairman Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Vice Chair Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and U.S. Representatives Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.), co-chairs of the Congressional Native American Caucus, along with a bipartisan, bicameral group of 82 additional members of Congress, in filing an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court defending the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act … Continue Reading

August 16, 2022

Warren, Grassley Praise FDA’s Finalized Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Rule

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) issued the following joint statement after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a key rule allowing hearing aids to be sold over-the-counter, an effort they have worked on since 2017:"Five years after our bipartisan Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act became law, consumers with mild to moderate hearing loss will finally have access to affordable over-the-counter hearing aids,” said … Continue Reading

August 16, 2022

Senators Warren, Markey, Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Celebrate $189 Million in Federal Funding to Support Transition to Zero and Low-Emissions

Boston, MA — U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation in celebrating the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) announcement that it will award $189 million in federal transportation grants to finance capital projects, including transitioningMassachusetts transit authorities’ fleets to greener, more energy efficient buses. “Congratulations to the five recipients for receiving these federal transportation … Continue Reading

August 12, 2022

Senators Warren, Van Hollen, Baldwin, and Sanders Urge SEC to Adopt Strong 10b5-1 Rule to Prevent Corporate Executives’ Insider Trading

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler in support of the January 2022 proposed rule regarding 10b5-1 plans that would increase transparency and curb corporate executives’ abuse of “safe harbor” to trade their company’s stock. The SEC created the 10b5-1 “safe harbor” in 2000 to allow corporate executives, who often … Continue Reading

August 12, 2022

Senator Warren and Representative Porter Applaud FTC’s New Proposed Rule Cracking Down on Car Dealers’ Deceptive Tactics

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Katie Porter (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan in support of the FTC’s proposal to protect consumers from deceptive tactics by auto dealers and throughout the car-buying experience. This follows up on Senator Warren’s earlier letter to the FTC raising concerns about unchecked deceptive advertising practices and consumer fraud by automobile dealerships. Deceptive … Continue Reading

August 12, 2022

Senators Warren, Booker, Markey, Wyden, and Duckworth Renew Request for FDA to Address Concerns about Dangerous Pulse Oximeter Inaccuracies

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) sent a letter to Dr. Robert Califf, Commissioner of Food and Drugs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), asking FDA to initiate a post market study of pulse oximeters and seeking information about the agency’s clearance process for pulse oximeters to ensure they are effective across racially diverse patients and consumers. This … Continue Reading

August 11, 2022

Senator Warren Blasts Federal Reserve’s Culture of Corruption, Criticizes Inspector General’s “Credulous” Review of Fed’s Stock Trading Scandal

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell raising concerns about the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) Culture of Corruption, and the Fed Inspector General’s inadequate investigation of the trading activities by senior officials on the Fed Board of Governors. She renewed her requests for information about the Fed’s trading scandal, including disclosure of all trades made by Fed governors and presidents between January 1, 2020 … Continue Reading

August 11, 2022

Senators Warren and Luján Urge DOJ to Use its Full Suite of Tools, Including Suspension and Debarment Authority, Against Corporate Misconduct

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to use its authority to ban corporations that commit misconduct from government contracting. Agencies like the DOJ have a significant but underutilized authority, known as suspension and debarment, which allows them to bar an individual or company from contracting with the … Continue Reading

August 10, 2022

Senators Warren, Durbin, Whitehouse, and Sanders Ask OCC to Rescind and Replace Cryptocurrency Guidance

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) requesting that Acting Comptroller of the Currency, Michael Hsu, rescind the previously issued cryptocurrency guidance and replace it with more comprehensive guidance, in coordination with other prudential regulators. The lawmakers also asked for details regarding the extent to which … Continue Reading

August 10, 2022

Warren Opens Investigation into State-Imposed Abortion Restrictions and Their Impacts on Women’s Access to Health Care

Washington, D.C. – In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) opened an investigation into how state abortion bans enacted by rightwing legislators have affected women’s access to urgent and critical pregnancy care, reproductive care, and even non-reproductive health care. Senator Warren’s investigation comes on the heels of reports from across the country highlighting shocking stories from women … Continue Reading

August 10, 2022

Senator Warren and Rep. Castro Call On Department of Defense to Improve Military Treatment Facilities’ Misleading and Confusing Billing Practices and Protect Civilian Patients from Crushing Medical Debt

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin raising concerns that the Department of Defense (DOD) may be misleading or misinforming civilians about debt they incur when they receive emergency medical care at military health care facilities, and calling for improved billing practices to protect patients.A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, requested by Senator Warren … Continue Reading

August 09, 2022

Warren Highlights Priorities Secured in Inflation Reduction Act

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement highlighting policy priorities secured in the Senate’s Inflation Reduction Act:“The Senate Democratic Majority advanced the Inflation Reduction Act - showing Americans that government can work for the people, not just special corporate interests. From adopting a plan to cut carbon emissions by 40% over the next eight years to authorizing Medicare to negotiate drug prices to raising … Continue Reading

August 05, 2022

ICYMI: On Senate Floor, Warren Calls for Crackdown on Deceptive and Misleading Practices Used by Many Crisis Pregnancy Centers

On Senate floor, Senators Warren and Menendez (D-N.J.) engaged in debate with Senator Marshall (R-Kan.) on the deceptive and misleading advertising that many crisis pregnancy centers use dissuade patients from getting the reproductive care they need, including abortion care. Watch Floor Speech HERE Washington, D.C. – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks on the Senate floor about the need to crack down on the deceptive and misleading practices … Continue Reading

August 05, 2022

Warren, Warner, Krishnamoorthi Blast Equifax, Demand Answers for “Deeply Troubling” Allegations of Incorrect Credit Score Reports that Harmed Consumers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) and U.S. Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) sent a letter to Equifax, blasting the company for its failure to correctly report consumer credit scores and its delays in informing lenders and consumers of these problems - resulting in consumers being denied or charged higher interest rates for auto loans, mortgages, and credit cards. The lawmakers are calling on Equifax to answer for the mistakes … Continue Reading

August 04, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Highlights How Climate Investments in Inflation Reduction Act Will Bring Down Public Health and Natural Disaster Costs

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned climate and sustainability experts about the importance of the Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act’s proposed $369 billion investment in fighting climate change and the effects of fossil fuel pollution. Senator Warren argued that the bill will create jobs, raise wages, and save lives. Senator Warren highlighted that parts of her BUILD GREEN Act … Continue Reading

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