Press Releases

September 02, 2021

NEW: IRS Commissioner Letter Affirms Call for Substantially More Mandatory IRS Funding - and Bank Data - to Enforce Tax Code

| Warren Letter to RettigWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today released a letter from Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles P. Rettig in response to their August 10, 2021 inquiries about revenue lost from tax avoidance by the wealthy and steps Congress must take to help the IRS enforce the tax code and deliver improved taxpayer services to all Americans. In the response to the Senators’ … Continue Reading

September 01, 2021

Warren Statement on Biden Administration Plans to Increase Affordable Housing Supply

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, released the following statement regarding President Biden’s announcement of multiple steps to increase the supply of affordable housing which include provisions of her and Representatives Emanuel Cleaver's (D-Mo.) bill, the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act: “I’m very glad to see the Biden administration take action I called for in … Continue Reading

September 01, 2021

Warren, Markey Call on Army Corps of Engineers to Include Project Labor Agreement Option for MIT Lincoln Lab Modernization

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) seeking information about whether the USACE request for proposals (RFP) for the construction of the new Compound Semiconductor Laboratory and Microsystem Integration Facility (CSL-MIF) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory includes the option for a Project Labor Agreement (PLA). The lawmakers … Continue Reading

September 01, 2021

Warren, Blumenthal, Jayapal, Jones Urge DOJ to Investigate Alleged Bid-Rigging Scheme Between Google and Facebook

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) urging an investigation into an alleged 2018 bid-rigging scheme, called Jedi Blue, between Google and Facebook executives. The lawmakers’ letter follows disturbing reports of a deal in which Google sought to kill a new industry innovation called “header bidding,” which … Continue Reading

August 13, 2021

Warren, Davids, and Colleagues Urge IHS to Implement Protections for Those Experiencing Indian Boarding School Era Trauma

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) led a letter to the Indian Health Service (IHS) requesting that the agency ensure that culturally appropriate supports are in place for survivors and communities affected by the Indian Boarding School Policies. In the letter, they commend Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland’s recent announcement of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, while urging IHS to … Continue Reading

August 13, 2021

NEW Op-ED: How to Fix Our Rigged Tax System

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) published an op-ed in The Washington Post on how to raise trillions in revenue to pay for the reconciliation package and then some, by making the wealthy and well-connected and giant corporations pay their fair share.Read the full op-ed here and see excerpts below.The Washington Post: How to Fix Our Rigged Tax System August 12, 2021 By Elizabeth Warren Now that the Senate has passed a budget resolution, we’re one step … Continue Reading

August 12, 2021

NEW: FTC Chair Khan Shares Warren's Concerns About Giant Defense Industry Mergers

Response from Chair Khan | Warren Letter to FTC Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released a response from Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan to the Senator’s July 16th letter raising questions about national security and competitiveness concerns with regard to giant defense industry mergers.Senator Warren asked the FTC chair to re-evaluate the effectiveness of the antitrust agency’s use of behavioral remedies to protect competition and … Continue Reading

August 12, 2021

Warren and Duckworth Seek Answers from DoD on Report of “Extreme Food Insecurity” Among National Guard and Reserve Service Members

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), sent a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin, III following reports describing “extreme food insecurity” among National Guard and Reserve service members. The senators are requesting information regarding the scope of hunger among these service members, the extent to which widespread hunger among troops and their families … Continue Reading

August 11, 2021

Warren Releases Response from SEC Chair Gensler Affirming Need to Regulate Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Protect Investors and Our Financial System

Response from Chair Gensler | Warren Letter to SECWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), chair of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Economic Policy, today released a response from Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler to her July 7th letter on the need to regulate cryptocurrency exchanges and protect consumers from risks posed by the highly volatile cryptocurrency market. Gensler’s letter … Continue Reading

August 11, 2021

Warren, Bennet, Khanna, Phillips to Introduce the CBO FAIR Scoring Act

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and Representatives Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) announced that they will introduce the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Fiscal Analysis by Income and Race (FAIR) Scoring Act, legislation that seeks to provide policymakers with standardized, non-partisan data about the real-world effects of their policies. This bill would allow legislators to formally consider the … Continue Reading

August 10, 2021

Warren, Whitehouse, Sanders Call for Improved IRS Taxpayer Services and Fair Tax Enforcement on Wealthy Tax Cheats in the Budget Reconciliation Infrastructure Package

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles P. Rettig regarding the importance of providing the resources the IRS needs to go after wealthy tax cheats and provide faster and better service to the majority of Americans who are paying their fair share. The senators requested information regarding the benefits of investing in the IRS and the … Continue Reading

August 09, 2021

Warren, Booker Reintroduce Bill to Crack Down on Bank Overdraft Fees

Overdraft fees disproportionately fall on customers who are least able to afford themWASHINGTON, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) reintroduced legislation to crack down on exploitative overdraft fees that banks charge consumers when they make a purchase or pay a bill, but don’t have sufficient funds in their account.The Stop Overdraft Profiteering Act of 2021 would ban overdraft fees on debit card transactions and ATM withdrawals, and limit … Continue Reading

August 09, 2021

Senators Warren and King, Representative Beyer Announce Legislation To Prevent The Biggest And Most Profitable Corporations From Paying Nothing In Federal Taxes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Angus King (I-Maine), and United States Representative Don Beyer (D-Va.) announced bicameral legislation to ensure America’s largest corporations pay their fair share and prevent them from paying nothing in federal taxes. The Real Corporate Profits Tax Act of 2021 would create a fairer tax system and stronger economy by establishing a new tax on book income that would ensure the most profitable corporations … Continue Reading

August 06, 2021

Warren, Wyden, Brown Probe Private Equity Ownership of Kindred at Home

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) launched an investigation into private equity ownership of for-profit hospice companies and subsequent reductions in the quality of care. The investigation centers on Kindred at Home and the period where the company was purchased and owned by Humana and two private equity firms, TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.“We are concerned that when applied to hospice … Continue Reading

August 06, 2021

Warren, Markey, McGovern, Trahan Urge Tenet Healthcare to Pursue Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service’s Assistance to Resolve Nurses' Strike at St. Vincent’s

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey along with Representatives James P. McGovern and Lori Trahan sent a letter to Tenet Healthcare (Tenet) calling on them to pursue the assistance offered by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) to return to the table and resolve negotiations with the professional nurses at St. Vincent Hospital (St. Vincent’s). "It is essential - for your patients and for the communities you serve - that … Continue Reading

August 06, 2021

Warren, Schumer, Pressley Statement on Biden Administration Extending Student Loan Payment Pause

WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) today released the following statement on President Biden’s administration extending the pause on federally-held student loan payments:  “We’re pleased the Biden administration has heeded our call to extend the pause on federally-held student loan payments, providing an enormous relief to millions of borrowers facing a … Continue Reading

August 06, 2021

Warren, Blumenthal, Maloney, and DeSaulnier Urge DOJ to Immediately Appeal Purdue Pharma’s Bankruptcy Plan that Would Shield Sackler Family from Accountability for Opioid Crisis

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and United States Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.) sent a letter urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to file an immediate appeal of Purdue Pharma, L.P.’s bankruptcy plan of reorganization that would prevent the Sackler family from being held accountable for the opioid crisis. If the Bankruptcy Court confirms the plan at the confirmation … Continue Reading

August 05, 2021

At Hearing, HUD Nominee Commits to Consider Changes that Facilitate Sales of Distressed Homes to Homeowners, Not Private Equity Firms

Washington, D.C. - At today's Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing to consider the nominations of Julia Gordon, David Uejio, and Solomon Greene for positions at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) highlighted the need for stronger guardrails around Federal Housing Administration (FHA) programs regarding the sale of distressed and foreclosed homes. Senate Warren is urging the agency to prioritize … Continue Reading

August 05, 2021

Warren, Blumenthal Blast Juul’s Deceptive Practices, Call for Close FDA and FTC Scrutiny

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent letters to Janet Woodcock, Acting Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and  Lina Khan, Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), raising concerns over recent revelations that Juul Labs is mounting an all out campaign against any FDA action that would impact their profits, including purchasing an entire issue of the American Journal of Health Behavior to … Continue Reading

August 04, 2021

Warren, Blumenthal, Booker, Jayapal Call on Amazon and Facebook to Cease Coordinated Efforts to Discredit FTC Chair Khan

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) along with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), sent a letter to Amazon Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Andy Jassy and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg calling on them to cease their efforts to force Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan to recuse herself from federal antitrust matters involving their companies. The companies have attempted to bully Chair … Continue Reading

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