Press Releases

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 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 in states that … 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 HEREWashington, 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

August 04, 2022

Senators Warren, Hirono, and Baldwin Urge the Biden Administration to Take Concrete Actions Expand Access to Medication Abortion

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawai'i), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging concrete actions the Department can take to help meet President Biden’s goal of protecting and expanding access to medication abortion. This letter comes ahead of the deadline set by the President Executive Order Protecting Access to Reproductive Health Care Services. For more than two decades, … Continue Reading

August 03, 2022

Warren, DeLauro Call for Better Engagement with Congress, Public on Proposed Indo-Pacific and Americas Trade Deals, No TPP 2.0

WASHINGTON, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rosa DeLauro, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee (D-Conn.), sent a letter to the Biden administration requesting that the agencies involved engage in robust consultation with Congress and outside stakeholders on the recently announced Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) and Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity (APEP), and urging them learn from the failures of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). … Continue Reading

August 03, 2022

Warren, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure Oversight and Accountability on Safe Housing Conditions for Service Members and Military Families

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, United States Representatives Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.) and Stephanie Bice (R-Okla.), members of the House Armed Services Committee, and Representatives Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) and Katie Porter (D-Calif.) introduced the Military Housing Readiness Council Act, legislation that would ensure oversight and accountability on safe housing conditions for service … Continue Reading

August 02, 2022

At Hearing, Senator Warren Calls for Creation of Tenant Protection Bureau to Protect Families from Predatory Corporate Landlords

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out corporate landlords’ growing role in the rental market and emphasized the need for a Tenant Protection Bureau to hold corporate landlords accountable and protect renters from extreme rent hikes, illegal eviction, and other predatory practices.“Today, with families struggling with these rapidly rising rents, and with the economy at risk of … Continue Reading

August 02, 2022

Warren, Wyden Release New Data Showing Corporate Minimum Tax Will Make Big Pharma, Tech, Apparel Companies Pay Their Fair Share

Washington, D.C. - In response to Finance Committee Republicans’ release of misleading data suggesting the corporate minimum tax was primarily a tax on “American manufacturers,” U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, released additional data provided by the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) that rebuts this deceptive claim.About half of the 15 percent corporate minimum … Continue Reading

August 02, 2022

Senator Warren and Representative Kahele Urge FCC to Advance Broadband and Spectrum Access for Native Communities

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Kaiali'i Kahele (D-Hawai’i), along with Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai’i), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Representatives Ed Case (D-Hawai’i), and Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.), sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel urging the FCC to consider more … Continue Reading

July 29, 2022

Warren and Markey Statement on the Nominations of Myoung Joun and Julia Kobick to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement after President Biden nominated Massachusetts state court judge Myoung Joun and Deputy State Solicitor Julia Kobick to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts: “Judge Joun and Deputy Solicitor Kobick are both exceptionally qualified nominees to serve on the Massachusetts federal district court. A veteran of the U.S. Army and … Continue Reading

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