Press Releases

December 16, 2019

Senators Warren and Blumenthal Release Investigation Revealing Diabetes Patients' Lack of Access to Lower-Priced Insulin

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today released the findings of a months-long survey of nearly 400 pharmacies nationwide regarding the availability of pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly's authorized generic insulin, "Insulin Lispro." The investigative report, Inaccessible Insulin: The Broken Promise of Eli Lilly's Authorized Generic, … Continue Reading


December 16, 2019

Lawmakers Request that Inspector General Review FEMA's Faltering Efforts to Rebuild Vieques' Closed Health Care Facility

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.), Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), and House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General (IG) Joseph V. Cuffari requesting an audit … Continue Reading


December 16, 2019

Warren and García Press Regulators For Evidence Supporting Their Approval of the BB&T-Suntrust Merger

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Banking Committee, and Representative Jesús "Chuy" García (D-Ill.), member of the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, on Friday sent a letter to the Federal Reserve (Fed) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to raise new questions about their agencies' rubber-stamp approval of the $450 billion BB&T-Suntrust merger. The merger, finalized on December 6, 2019, … Continue Reading


December 13, 2019

Warren Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers to File Amicus Brief Supporting the Indian Child Welfare Act

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) Vice Chairman Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and SCIA Chairman John Hoeven (R-N.D.), along with a group of 25 senators and 52 representatives, in filing an amicus brief in federal court making the case for the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The bipartisan and bicameral brief was filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit as the court revisits … Continue Reading


December 13, 2019

In Bipartisan Letter, Senators Warren, Paul, and Wyden Ask Credit Reporting Agencies Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion for Transparency About Their Handling of FBI Requests for Consumer Financial Data

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) yesterday sent letters to the Chief Executive Officers of the three major credit reporting agencies—Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion—regarding the companies’ lack of transparency in their handling of consumer financial information requested through national security letters (NSLs) from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The letters follow the recent release … Continue Reading


December 12, 2019

Senators Request Update from Federal Agencies on Progress Towards Issuing Long-Delayed Licensing of Marijuana Manufacturing for Research Purposes

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Cory Booker (D-Conn.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), requesting an update on the progress of the federal government's … Continue Reading


December 12, 2019

Senator Warren Cautions Department of Labor Against Proposing a Weak Conflict-of-Interest Rule That Would Put Americans' Hard-Earned Retirement Savings in Jeopardy

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, yesterday wrote to Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Eugene Scalia in anticipation of DOL’s proposed replacement for the Fiduciary Rule, warning him against proposing weak conflict-of-interest standards that would allow financial advisers to put their own interests above the interests of working families saving for retirement. This month, DOL is expected … Continue Reading


December 11, 2019

Senator Warren & Congresswoman Clarke Reintroduce the National Biomedical Research Act to Increase Funding for Medical Research

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (D-N.Y.), Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today announced the reintroduction of the National Biomedical Research Act, a bill to provide the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with predictable, supplemental funding for biomedical research. Senators Edward J. … Continue Reading


December 10, 2019

Warren, Jayapal Raise Questions about Private Prison Company Executive’s Multiple Stays at Trump Hotel While Seeking Favors from ICE

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) sent a letter to George C. Zoley, Chief Executive Officer of The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO), one of the nation’s largest private prison operators that contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to operate a number of immigration detention facilities. Their letter requests additional information regarding recent reports that GEO Senior Vice President of … Continue Reading


December 10, 2019

Warren, Klobuchar, Wyden, and Pocan Investigate Vulnerabilities and Shortcomings of Election Technology Industry with Ties to Private Equity

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Representative Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), sent letters to three private equity firms -- McCarthy Group, Staple Street Capital Group, and H.I.G. Capital -- that reportedly own or have investments in … Continue Reading


December 09, 2019

Warren, Markey, Kennedy, Trahan Announce Economic Development Grants for Projects in Merrimack Valley, Taunton

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded over $68,000 in federal grants to the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC) and Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD). The grants were awarded through the EDA's Local Technical Assistance grant … Continue Reading


December 09, 2019

In Bipartisan Letter, Warren, Cotton, Kaine, & Romney Warn of National Security and Public Health Risks Posed by China's Influence Over Drug Supply Chain

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper raising concerns about the national security risks posed by U.S. reliance on foreign-manufactured pharmaceutical products. The senators' letter follows the publication of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission's 2019 Annual Report that highlights the nation's "growing reliance" … Continue Reading


December 09, 2019

Senators Warren and Markey Oppose Major League Baseball Proposal That Would Eliminate MLB Affiliations from the Lowell Spinners and Dozens of Other Minor League Clubs

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) on Friday wrote to Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Robert Manfred to voice opposition to the MLB proposal that would disaffiliate or eliminate 42 Minor League Baseball clubs, including the Lowell Spinners, based in Lowell, Massachusetts."This scheme would cause significant economic damage to the City of Lowell, eliminate an important piece of Lowell's cultural footprint, and disappoint … Continue Reading


December 06, 2019

Warren, Brown Seek Answers from CFPB on "Advisory Opinions" That Could Weaken Consumer Protection Laws

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathleen Kraninger seeking information regarding the Bureau's plans to develop a program to issue formal advisory opinions. In their … Continue Reading


December 06, 2019

Senators Warren, Grassley Urge FDA to Issue Rules for Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, wrote to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on December 5th requesting information about the agency's progress writing rules to allow the sale of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, as required by the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act.The Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act, a bipartisan … Continue Reading


December 05, 2019

Senators Warren & Whitehouse Call for Reforms to Eliminate Big Pharma Kick-Back Schemes Via Patient Assistance Programs

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), member of the Senate Finance Committee, wrote to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Inspector General Joanne Chiedi raising concerns about abuse of charitable Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) by pharmaceutical companies.PAPs are largely funded by pharmaceutical companies and set up … Continue Reading


December 04, 2019

Senator Warren and Representative García Announce Introduction of the Bank Merger Review Modernization Act to End Rubber Stamping of Bank Merger Applications

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, and Representative Jesús “Chuy” García (D-Ill.), member of the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, today announced the introduction of the Bank Merger Review Modernization Act. The legislation would restrict harmful consolidation in the banking industry and protect consumers and the financial system from “Too Big to Fail” … Continue Reading


December 03, 2019

Senator Warren & Representative Schakowsky Unveil Legislation to Strengthen Part-Time Workers' Rights as Holiday Shopping Season Begins

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) today announced they will introduce the Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights Act, legislation to strengthen protections for part-time workers and allow them to better balance their work schedules with personal and family needs. The legislation will address one of the primary issues that hourly workers face - work … Continue Reading


November 27, 2019

Warren Joins Tester’s Carcieri Fix Bill That Would Advance Tribal Sovereignty and Affirm Tribal Trust Land

 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.), member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA), in introducing S. 2808, companion legislation to Congressman Tom Cole’s (R-Okla.) bill that would provide a fix to the 2009 Supreme Court case Carcieri v. Salazar, so that tribal nations’ lands can be taken into trust and protected. A Carcieri fix would advance tribal sovereignty and benefit tribal economies.  Trust land is a … Continue Reading


November 27, 2019

Senators Warren and Merkley Announce Senate Companion to Remove the Stain Act

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) announced that they will introduce the Senate companion to the Remove the Stain Act. First introduced in the House by Representatives Denny Heck (D-Wash.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), and Paul Cook (R-Calif.), the bill would revoke the Medal of Honor from the soldiers who perpetrated the Wounded Knee massacre on December 29, 1890, when U.S. soldiers slaughtered hundreds of Lakota men, women, and … Continue Reading

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