Press Releases

October 12, 2022

Warren Calls Out Abbott’s Coverup of Potentially Contaminated Infant Formula

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Abbott Laboratories, calling out the company for avoiding disclosure and accountability for infant formula potentially contaminated with Cronobacter. Investigations have revealed that Abbott used “scorched earth” legal tactics and non-disclosure agreements to get impacted families to stay silent and avoid accountability. Senator Warren is asking Abbott for information on all litigation and secret settlements … Continue Reading


October 12, 2022

Warren, Green, Lawmakers Open Investigation into Texas Energy Grid Operator’s Subsidies to Cryptominers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Representatives Al Green (D-Texas), Katie Porter (D-Calif.), Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) sent a letter to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the operator of Texas’ electrical grid, seeking information about ERCOT’s subsidies for cryptominers, and about how cryptomining is … Continue Reading


October 12, 2022

Senators Warren, Hirono, Representative Frankel, Lawmakers Support VA’s New Abortion Rule

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), and Representative Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), along with Democratic Women’s Caucus leadership, Pro-Choice Caucus leadership, led 62 Congressional Democrats in submitting a comment letter in support of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) interim final rule (IFR) allowing VA to provide abortion counseling and, in some cases, abortions, to pregnant veterans and VA beneficiaries, while urging the Department … Continue Reading


October 07, 2022

Following Senator Warren’s NDAA Amendment, DOD Independent Watchdog Initiates Audit on Pentagon’s Use of Controlled Unclassified Information

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), released a statement regarding the Department of Defense (DoD) Inspector General’s announcement that they will begin an audit to determine whether DoD improperly withheld information from the public. The review would specifically look at how DoD applies “controlled unclassified information” (CUI):“The federal government has a responsibility to be transparent to … Continue Reading


October 07, 2022

Senator Warren Seeks Answers from DoD and NDIA on Contractor Inflation Adjustments and Lobbying Practices

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent two letters this week; one to Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Bill LaPlante urging the Department of Defense (DoD) to insist on receiving certified cost data to justify any adjustments for inflation to current contracts and another to David Norquist, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), expressing concerns that their lobbying efforts to … Continue Reading


October 06, 2022

Massachusetts Delegation Announces $145 Million from U.S. Treasury to Deploy High-Speed Internet Across Commonwealth

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Representatives Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), Richard Neal (D-Mass.), Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), Bill Keating (D-Mass.), and Lori Trahan (D-Mass.), members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, today joined leaders from the White House and the Department of the Treasury in announcing that Massachusetts will receive $145 million in federal funding from the Capital … Continue Reading


October 06, 2022

Senator Warren and Representative Jayapal Press Secretary Raimondo for Answers on Big Tech Revolving Door at Commerce Department

Washington D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo underscoring the dangers of Big Tech’s digital trade agenda. This follows up on a letter the lawmakers sent to Secretary Raimondo in July requesting additional information about the revolving door between Commerce and Big Tech and its potential impact on global digital trade rules.For years the U.S. has negotiated trade deals in … Continue Reading


October 06, 2022

Warren Announces Senate Hearing in Boston Next Week on T Safety and Leadership Failures

Boston, MA - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), chair of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Policy, announced that she will lead a hearing of the Subcommittee in Boston on Friday, October 14, 2022, entitled: “Economic Impacts of Inadequate Transit Maintenance and Oversight: Examining Management Failures at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.” U.S. Senator Edward … Continue Reading


October 05, 2022

Warren, Lawmakers to Commerce Dept: Prevent Stock Buybacks by Corporations That Receive CHIPS Act Funds

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Representatives Sean Casten (D-Ill.), Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and Bill Foster (D-Ill.) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo urging the Commerce Department to strengthen and enforce critical protections against the abuse of funds provided under the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) Act for … Continue Reading


October 05, 2022

Warren, Lawmakers to Commerce Dept: Prevent Stock Buybacks by Corporations That Receive CHIPS Act Funds

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Representatives Sean Casten (D-Ill.), Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and Bill Foster (D-Ill.) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo urging the Commerce Department to strengthen and enforce critical protections against the abuse of funds provided under the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) Act for … Continue Reading


October 05, 2022

Warren, Sanders, Markey, Blumenthal Blast Starbucks for Brazen, Illegal Union-Busting Campaign

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and chair of the board of directors, Mellody Hobson, blasting the company for its union-busting campaign, including its ongoing and illegal weaponization of benefits against unionizing workers. The senators are calling on Starbucks to stop its union-busting and recognize and bargain in good faith … Continue Reading


October 03, 2022

Warren Seeks Answers from Brookings about Funding Agreements from Foreign Governments Undermining the Think Tank’s Independence

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Brookings Institution, seeking answers about how Brooking ensures its funding agreements from foreign governments do not undermine the independence of its research and expressing concerns that the organization is not able to ensure its leaders are avoiding illegal or inappropriate lobbying. This letter follows up on Brookings’ responses to Senator Warren’s July 2022 letter, where she expressed concerns that … Continue Reading


October 03, 2022

New Report by Senator Warren: Zelle Facilitating Fraud, Based on Internal Data from Big Banks

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee (BHUA), released a new report revealing rampant fraud and theft on Zelle. This new report contains the findings of Senator Warren’s investigation of Zelle fraud data provided by banks. It finds that fraud is growing on the platform and that the banks are not refunding the vast majority of defrauded consumers, breaking their promises to their … Continue Reading


September 30, 2022

Warren joins Padilla to Introduce Legislation to Broaden Legal Pathway to Citizenship

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) to introduce legislation to expand a pathway to permanency for millions of long-term U.S. residents. The Renewing Immigration Provisions of the Immigration Act of 1929 would update the existing registry statute so that an immigrant may qualify for lawful permanent resident status if they have lived in the United States continuously for at least seven years before filing an application for … Continue Reading


September 30, 2022

Warren and Colleagues Reintroduce Legislation to Help Survivors of Natural Disasters

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, along with Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Dick Durbin (D-Il.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), and Raphael … Continue Reading


September 29, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Rings the Alarm about Need for Strong Corporate Stock Buyback Guardrails in CHIPS and Science Act Implementation

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raised concerns about the need to protect $52 billion in CHIPS and Science Act funds from being used by semiconductor companies to line the pockets of corporate executives instead of investing in strengthening supply chains, creating good union jobs, and bringing down prices for consumers. Senator Warren called on Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and the … Continue Reading


September 29, 2022

Warren, Velázquez, Sanders, and Menendez Call for Emergency Funding for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-V.t.), and Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) led a bicameral letter to Congressional leadership requesting emergency funding for Puerto Rico, with a focus on Puerto Rico’s Medicaid program, to ensure that those impacted by the hurricane will have access to the health coverage they need.Nearly five years after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Hurricane Fiona … Continue Reading


September 29, 2022

Senator Warren and Representative Espaillat Seek Answers from HUD and FEMA on Disaster Housing Relief

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge requesting an update on their plans to implement the Disaster Assistance and Supportive Housing (DASH) program.In January 2022, HUD spokesperson announced that HUD and FEMA would be partnering to create a … Continue Reading


September 29, 2022

Warren, King, Bennet, Beyer Call For Strong Implementation of Corporate Minimum Tax

Washington D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Angus King (I-Maine.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and Representative Donald S. Beyer (D-Va.), sent a letter to U.S Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urging her and her staff to pursue strong implementation of the 15 percent corporate minimum tax (CMT) on billion-dollar corporations in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. “After nearly three decades of corporate tax cuts, this historic legislation will … Continue Reading


September 29, 2022

Warren, Jones, Lawmakers Call on FTC to Oppose Amazon’s Proposed $1.65 Billion Acquisition of iRobot

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representatives Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.), Katie Porter (D-Calif.), Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and Jesús “Chuy” García (D-Ill.) sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) calling on the agency to oppose Amazon’s proposed $1.65 billion acquisition of iRobot, raising concerns about Amazon’s anticompetitive practices that put consumers and their privacy at risk. “I have serious concerns about the … Continue Reading

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