Press Releases

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


June 10, 2021

Warren, Colleagues Call On DHS and ICE to Issue Guidance Against Re-detaining Individuals Released During Pandemic

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Cory A. Booker (D-N.J.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) calling on the agencies to issue guidance for all ICE field offices and detention centers against re-detaining individuals … Continue Reading


June 10, 2021

Warren, Murphy, Porter, Pocan Raise Concerns Over Pfizer Executives' Threats to Raise COVID-19 Vaccine Prices Despite Massive Profits

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.) and Congressman Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) sent a letter to Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer, raising concerns over Pfizer executives' statements earlier this year indicating the company would significantly raise the price of its COVID-19 vaccine, BNT162b2, once the pandemic subsides. "As lawmakers, we have a responsibility to keep vaccines accessible … Continue Reading


June 09, 2021

ICYMI Transcripts: Warren Chairs Hearing Focused on Digital Currency

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. 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 opportunities and risks that digital currencies present. Full transcripts on the three rounds of questions and videos below.Transcripts: Building A Stronger Financial System: Opportunities of a Central Bank Digital Currency U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs … Continue Reading


June 09, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Delivers Remarks on Digital Currency

Washington, DC - Today, chairing a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Economic Policy, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks on the opportunities and risks that digital currencies present. Following Senator Warren's remarks the following will testify: Dr. Neha Narula, Director of the Digital Currency Initiative at MIT; Lev Menand, Academic Fellow And Lecturer In Law at Columbia Law School; J. … Continue Reading


June 08, 2021

Warren, Merkley, Krishnamoorthi, and Jayapal Introduce The NOVID Act To Provide International Aid and Protect The U.S. From Risk Of New Coronavirus Strains

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), along with Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), introduced the Nullifying Opportunities for Variants to Infect and Decimate (NOVID) Act to dramatically expand the nation’s international coronavirus prevention and vaccination efforts. The NOVID Act would protect the United States from additional domestic outbreaks by reducing the risk of more dangerous, … Continue Reading


June 08, 2021

Warren, Strickland & Colleagues Reintroduce Legislation to Investigate and Hold Police Officers and Departments Accountable for Discriminatory Practices

Bill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (D-Wash.-10) reintroduced the Enhancing Oversight to End Discrimination in Policing Act to strengthen the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ's) and state governments' ability to investigate police departments with a pattern or practice of unconstitutional and discriminatory behavior.The legislation is co-sponsored by Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Ron … Continue Reading


June 07, 2021

Independent Watchdog Finds Trump Administration's Unjustified CFPB Reshuffling Undermined Enforcement of Fair Lending Laws

GAO ReportWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, made the following statement regarding findings from a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) oversight and enforcement of fair lending laws under the Trump administration. The GAO report follows a request made by Senators Warren and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). The Home … Continue Reading


June 04, 2021

Statement from Senators Warren and Markey, Rep. Pressley on the Release of Federal Dollars to Massachusetts’ Hardest-Hit Communities

Boston, MA - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement on over $100 million that was released today to Chelsea, Everett, Methuen, and Randolph, communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The cities of Chelsea, Everett, Methuen, and Randolph have borne the disproportionate brunt of the public health and economic crisis over the past year, and today, they finally received the help they … Continue Reading


June 04, 2021

Warren Seeks Gilead CEO's Testimony on Competition and High Drug Costs at June 16th Finance Subcommittee Hearing

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today invited Gilead CEO Daniel O'Day to testify at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance's Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth entitled "Promoting Domestic Competition and International Competitiveness." The hearing is scheduled for 2:30pm on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. "Gilead Sciences, Inc. can offer an important perspective on drug pricing and competitiveness within the pharmaceutical … Continue Reading


June 02, 2021

Statement from Senators Warren and Markey, Rep. Pressley on American Rescue Plan Funds for Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Today, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement on the approximately $5.3 billion in federal funding provided under the American Rescue Plan for Massachusetts: “Chelsea, Everett, Methuen, and Randolph have borne a disproportionate burden of the coronavirus pandemic and deserve financial support now,” the lawmakers said in a joint statement. “The flexible federal relief funding in … Continue Reading


May 27, 2021

Warren Joins Cardin, Van Hollen, Velázquez, Colleagues in Calling on President Biden to Review Countries for Temporary Protected Status

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) today, along with their colleagues in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, to call on President Biden and the Department of Homeland and Security Secretary Mayorkas to use the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program broadly and boldly to safeguard vulnerable people. “We respectfully request that the U.S. … Continue Reading


May 27, 2021

Warren Delivers Remarks at Freedom From Facebook and Google: Break Up Big Tech

Watch Remarks Here Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks at Freedom From Facebook and Google's virtual event calling to break up Big Tech. The full text of her remarks is available below.Remarks by Senator Elizabeth Warren May 27, 2021Hello! Thank you for inviting me to join you today! I'm sorry we couldn't do this in person, but I'm grateful for this chance to pass along this message. I want to start with a big thank you to the … Continue Reading


May 27, 2021

Warren, Levin Introduce The National Institutes of Clean Energy Act of 2021

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Andy Levin (D-Mich.) introduced the National Institutes of Clean Energy Act of 2021, legislation that would invest $400 billion over the next ten years to establish and operate a new system of institutes at the Department of Energy dedicated to research and development (R&D) of advanced clean energy technologies. Modeled after the National Institutes of Health, these Clean Energy Institutes would invest … Continue Reading


May 27, 2021

Warren, Levin Introduce The Buy Green Act of 2021

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Andy Levin (D-Mich.) officially introduced the Buy Green Act of 2021. First announced in March 2021, the bill would establish $1.5 trillion in federal procurement commitments over the next ten years to purchase American-made clean, renewable, and emission-free energy products for federal, state, and local use. The bill also establishes a grant program for U.S. companies to invest in clean energy … Continue Reading


May 27, 2021

Warren, Wyden, Brown, Casey, Smith Introduce New Bill to Build Child Care Infrastructure and Availability

Bill comes on the heels of a report demonstrating the critical need to expand and invest in American child care system.Bill Text | One-pager | Section-by-Section Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) introduced a new bill allocating mandatory funding to build child care availability … Continue Reading


May 26, 2021

Senators Warren, Murkowski Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address the Lack of Funding for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention in Indian Country

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) reintroduced the American Indian and Alaska Native Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (AI/AN CAPTA). First introduced in 2019 with Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), the bipartisan bill would amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) to help provide tribal nations with resources to combat child abuse and neglect. Senate cosponsors include Senators Jacky Rosen … Continue Reading


May 26, 2021

Warren, Sanders Urge SEC to Immediately Remove and Replace Members of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler requesting the SEC use its authority to immediately remove and replace the members of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), which sets standards for audits of public company financial statements required under Sarbanes-Oxley."We ask that you make full use of these authorities to undo the Trump administration's damage … Continue Reading


May 26, 2021

Warren Slams CEOs of the Nation's Largest Banks: You Got Breaks from the Government but Refused to Offer Just a Little Help to Struggling Families During the Pandemic

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) slammed the CEOs of four of the nation's largest banks -- JPMorgan, Wells Fargo & Co, Citi, and Bank of America -- for taking a collective $4 billion in overdraft fees from people during the pandemic. Senator Warren also urged the CEOs to refund the billions they took from struggling consumers during the pandemic: not agreed to do so.As the … Continue Reading

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