Press Releases

May 03, 2024

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Calls Out Food Industry for Price Gouging, Urges Action to Combat Unfair Pricing Practices

Washington, D.C. — At a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs,  U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Mr. Bilal Baydoun, Director of Policy & Research for Groundwork Collaborative, and Dr. Alí R. Bustamante, Director of the Worker Power and Economic Security Program for the Roosevelt Institute, on the impact of unfair corporate pricing practices in the food sector on costs, product quality, and the well-being of American families. The … Continue Reading

May 02, 2024

At Hearing, Warren Calls for Applying Strong Anti-Money Laundering Protections to Cryptocurrency to Shut Down Financing for U.S. Adversaries and Terrorist Groups

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Senator Elizabeth Warren highlighted the national security threat posed by not properly regulating cryptocurrencies, including the inadvertent funding of rogue nations.  Senator Warren highlighted that without proper anti-money laundering regulations, bad actors are using crypto to evade U.S. sanctions, and that those actors are making hundreds of millions of dollars annually by acting as middlemen in the growing … Continue Reading

May 02, 2024

Warren, Hawley File Bipartisan Amendment to Protect Biden Admin’s Rule to Guarantee Automatic Refunds for Cancelled or Delayed Flights

Washington, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) filed a bipartisan amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2024 to ensure consumers’ right to an automatic refund if an airline cancels or significantly delays their flight. Senator Warren’s and Hawley’s bipartisan amendment would crack down on burdensome corporate processes put in place to maximize airlines’ profits and protect the Biden administration’s rule to … Continue Reading

May 02, 2024

ICYMI: Chairing Personnel Subcommittee, Warren Highlights DoD Drug Quality and Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Risks, Overreliance on Foreign Manufacturers and its Impact on Service Member Health

Senator Warren announced plans to introduce the Keep DoD’s Drug Supply Secure Act to direct DoD to manufacture drugs, devices, vaccines, and other medical products when there is a risk of shortage or quality concerns.  Video of Hearing  Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, chairing a hearing of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, Senator Warren questioned officials from the Department of Defense (DoD) and other experts on efforts to ensure service members are receiving safe, … Continue Reading

May 01, 2024

Warren, Carper, Kaine, Davis Urge the Release of Data From Defense Department’s Postsecondary Education Complaint System

Washington, D.C. - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, Tom Carper (D-Del.), a U.S. Navy veteran and the last Vietnam War veteran serving in the United States Senate, Tim Kaine (D-Va.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, and Representative Don Davis (D-N.C.), a member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, are calling on the Department of Defense (DoD) to release data on the … Continue Reading

May 01, 2024

At Hearing, Warren Blasts UnitedHealth CEO for Monopolistic Practices that Raise Prices, Stomp Out Competition, and Harm Patients

Washington, D.C. — At a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Andrew Witty, Chief Executive Officer for UnitedHealth Group, about  how the conglomerate leverages its market power to raise prices, increase payments it receives from Medicare Advantage through tactics like upcoding, and evade federal regulations that restrict insurance company profits. The hearing comes after, earlier this week, Senator Warren wrote to the Securities … Continue Reading

May 01, 2024

Warren, Healey Statements on Student Debt Relief for Over 3,500 Massachusetts Student Loan Borrowers Defrauded by Art Institutes

Boston, MA - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey released the following statements regarding the Biden Administration’s approval of student loan discharge for 317,000 borrowers who attended The Art Institutes, including over 3,500 borrowers in Massachusetts:  “For years, the Art Institutes and EDMC lied to students. In 2015, I called on the Department of Education and the Department of Justice to hold EDMC accountable for its shady … Continue Reading

April 30, 2024

Chairing Hearing, Warren Calls for Action to Address Drug Shortages, Guarantee Reliable, High Quality Care for Service Members and Their Families

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), chair of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, led a hearing on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) efforts to ensure service members are receiving safe, effective medicines. Senator Warren, in her opening statement, expressed concern that DoD’s overreliance on foreign drug manufacturers may pose risks to DoD’s pharmaceutical supply chains and affect quality of care for service members.  Senator Warren highlighted that … Continue Reading

April 30, 2024

Warren Reveals Insurer’s Use of Hidden Kickbacks, Slams 15 Largest Annuity Companies for Opposition to New Retirement Security Rule

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wrote to the country’s 15 largest annuity companies, criticizing their opposition to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Retirement Security Rule and revealing their use of secretive incentives and perks to agents in return for steering consumers toward their products. The recipients include: Allianz Life Insurance, Athene Annuity Life, Brighthouse Financial, Corebridge Financial, Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company, Fidelity … Continue Reading

April 30, 2024

After Massive Change Healthcare Cyber Attack, Warren, Cassidy, Blumenthal Urge Cybersecurity Agency to Crack Down on Crypto-Facilitated Ransomware Attacks  Millions of Patients, Healthcare Providers Affected by Payment Disruptions

Washington, D.C. - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) wrote to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) urging an assessment of the cybersecurity landscape leading up to, and after, the Change Healthcare cyberattack.   Earlier this year, Russian-linked cybercriminal group ALPHV Black Cat conducted a ransomware attack on Change Healthcare, the payment platform for UnitedHealth Group’s Optum. This attack, in which the … Continue Reading

April 30, 2024

Warren, Markey, Auchincloss, and 13 House Members Urge SEC to Open Investigation into UnitedHealth Executives’ Insider Trading Concerns

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), along with U.S. Representative Jake Auchincloss (D-Mass.), sent a letter to Securities & Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler, urging him to open an insider trading investigation into stock trading by executives at UnitedHealth Group (UnitedHealth). The letter follows reporting from Bloomberg News which revealed that four top executives at UnitedHealth had sold a combined $101.5 million in company … Continue Reading

April 30, 2024

Warren, MA Delegation Urge Secretary of the Air Force to Locate New Information Dominance Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base

  Boston, MA — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, along with all the members of the Massachusetts delegation, sent a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall and to the Chief of Staff to the Air Force General David Wayne Allvin writing in support of the newly announced Information Dominance Systems Center within Air Force Material Command being located at Hanscom Air Force Base (AFB) in Massachusetts. “We urge you to … Continue Reading

April 29, 2024

After Senator Warren's Hearing, Department of Education Transfers Accounts Away From Student Loan Servicer MOHELA

Washington, D.C. - Today, in response to the Department of Education’s announcement that they will transfer student loan borrower accounts away from MOHELA, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement: “Less than three weeks after I led a Senate hearing on MOHELA's failures, the Education Department is taking critical action to protect student loan borrowers. After more than tripling in size in the past few years, MOHELA has repeatedly shown that it is incapable … Continue Reading

April 29, 2024

Warren and Marshall Send Bipartisan Letter to Biden Admin for Info to Stop Russian Use of Crypto in Evading Sanctions, Fueling Weapons Program

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, Secretary of Treasury, Janet Yellen, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Brian Nelson, National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, and FinCEN Director, Andrea Gacki, to relay their concerns about Russia’s use of crypto to evade sanctions and build their war machine, and to push the administration for information on … Continue Reading

April 26, 2024

Warren, Bipartisan Coalition of Lawmakers Demand Explanation from Frontwave Credit Union for Exploitative Overdraft Fees Targeting Marine Recruits

Washington, D.C. - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), JD Vance (R-Ohio), Laphonza Butler (D-Calif.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.),  Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Representative Sara Jacobs (D-CA) wrote to Frontwave Credit Union, demanding an explanation for its exploitative overdraft fees targeting Marine recruits. This letter follows an investigation from KPBS earlier this year exposing Frontwave’s predatory … Continue Reading

April 25, 2024

Warren and Cassidy Send Bipartisan Letter to DOJ and DHS to Stop Crypto in the Illegal Trade of Child Sexual Abuse Material

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, regarding the use of cryptocurrency in the illegal trade of child sexual abuse material (CSAM). As crypto becomes the payment of choice for buying and selling CSAM, the senators are pushing the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security for the information needed to begin … Continue Reading

April 25, 2024

Warren, Fetterman, Schumer, Blumenauer, Lee, 16 Lawmakers to DEA: Move Swiftly to Reschedule Marijuana

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and John Fetterman (D-Pa.) and U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) led 17 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Anne Milgram, expressing their growing frustration that the DEA has not acted to remove marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. They are asking the DEA to swiftly take action and begin to … Continue Reading

April 24, 2024

Warren Calls Out Ineffectiveness of VA’s Privatized Disability Rating Exams, Pushes for Review of Private Contractors’ Service Quality

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wrote to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) calling out the failures of contracted veterans’ compensation and pension (C&P) examinations, following disturbing reports of inadequate and unprofessional treatment of Massachusetts veterans at  facilities in the state. Senator Warren asked the VA a series of detailed questions about the VA’s use of private contractors, asking for “a review …of the waiting times for C&P exams, the … Continue Reading

April 23, 2024

Warren Statement on National Security Supplemental Package

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on the passage of the national security supplemental package: “This funding delivers long overdue support for Ukraine as it defends its democracy against Russia's invasion. I visited Kyiv, witnessing firsthand the courage of the Ukrainian people who will lose this war if we fail to provide assistance. This package also includes life-saving humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza and for … Continue Reading

April 19, 2024

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Presses Army Leadership on Military Housing Crisis, Need for Quality, Safe Accommodations

“No landlord should be able to make military families sign NDAs in exchange for providing basic housing. Period.” Video of Exchange (01:32:11-01:38:07) Washington, D.C. — Today, at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Army Secretary Christine Wormuth on the need to increase military housing availability and the damaging impact of non-disclosure agreements between private landlords, service members, and their families on … Continue Reading

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