Press Releases

February 02, 2023

Senators Warren, Hirono, Sanders, and Wyden Question DoD over Reports of Students Forced into JROTC Enrollment

| Response from ED | Response from DoDWashington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter, along with Senators Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, to the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Education (ED) amid reports of students being forced to join the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program. The lawmakers are … Continue Reading

February 01, 2023

Warren Leads Bipartisan Call to DoD: Stop Sending Congress “Bloated Wish Lists” of Wasteful, Unnecessary Spending

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Angus King (I-Maine), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and U.S. Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, calling on the Department of Defense (DoD) to rein in DoD’s use of wasteful “unfunded priorities” lists that help DoD increase spending beyond its core … Continue Reading

February 01, 2023

Warren, Markey, Keating Urge MassDOT, Army Corps, and OMB to Take All Necessary Steps to Secure Federal Grant for the Cape Cod Bridges

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Representative Bill Keating (MA-09) sent a letter to Jamey L. Tesler, Acting Secretary of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) regarding the need for MassDOT to act quickly to take the necessary steps to obtain funding for the Cape Cod Bridges and to closely coordinate with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to submit a more competitive federal grant application in … Continue Reading

January 31, 2023

Senators Warren, Marshall, Kennedy, Release New Information, Renew Push for Answers from Silvergate Bank over Role in FTX Collapse

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), and John Kennedy (R-La.) released new information on Silvergate Bank’s failures related to crypto firm FTX in a follow-up letter to Silvergate CEO Alan Lane. The Senators released Silvergate’s response to their December letter that requested information about whether the bank was aware that FTX customer funds were being improperly wired to Alameda’s Silvergate account, and if the bank is … Continue Reading

January 27, 2023

Warren: FTC Should Oppose Aerojet-L3Harris Merger

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan and FTC Commissioners Alvardo Bedoya and Rebecca Kelly Slaughter urging them to oppose the merger of L3Harris Technologies (L3Harris), the sixth-largest U.S.-based defense contractor, and Aerojet - the last remaining independent U.S. supplier of missile propulsion systems. On December 18th, 2022, L3Harris … Continue Reading

January 27, 2023

Senator Warren and Representatives Pressley, Clark, and Trahan Renew Request to Johnson & Johnson for Missing Data on Children’s Tylenol & Motrin Shortage

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Massachusetts Representatives Ayanna Pressley, Katherine Clark, and Lori Trahan, sent a follow up letter to Johnson & Johnson regarding the shortage of infant and children’s Tylenol and Motrin in Massachusetts and across the country. The lawmakers first wrote to Johnson & Johnson on January 12, 2023 requesting critical information to understand the company’s efforts to address and resolve the … Continue Reading

January 26, 2023

Warren and Nearly 80 Lawmakers Push Back Against Expansion of Title 42 and Proposed Asylum Transit Ban

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), U.S. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Greg Casar (D-Texas), and Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), and nearly 70 other lawmakers in a letter urging President Joe Biden to reverse his administration’s expansion of the inhumane Trump-era border policy known as Title 42 and to abandon the proposed asylum … Continue Reading

January 26, 2023

Warren Calls on FTC to Closely Scrutinize Two Big Pharma Merger Deals that Could Threaten Competition and Raise Costs for Americans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan and FTC Commissioners Alvardo Bedoya and Rebecca Kelly Slaughter urging the agency to closely scrutinize two pending big pharmaceutical mergers: Amgen and Horizon Therapeutics, and Indivior and Opiant. In the letter, the Senator expresses concern over the rampant consolidation in the pharmaceutical industry and its impact on drug affordability and access in the … Continue Reading

January 26, 2023

Warren, Wyden to Accounting Regulator PCAOB: You Must Act to Address Concerns Raised by Crypto Firms’ Sham Audits

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Finance and Banking Committees, and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), raising concerns about crypto accounting firms’ independence and methodology following reports of whitewashed audits of crypto firms with histories of malfeasance. The senators are calling on the PCAOB to ensure auditor accountability and … Continue Reading

January 25, 2023

ICYMI: In Speech, Warren Warns About Need for Robust Crypto Regulation by SEC, Federal Regulators, and Congress

Washington, D.C. - In a keynote speech at a virtual event with the American Economic Liberties Project, Confronting the Crypto Challenge: Learning From a Meltdown, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, spoke about the importance of strong rules and enforcement in the crypto market to prevent fraud, protect investors, and root out illicit financial activity. Senator Warren highlighted the important actions that the … Continue Reading

January 25, 2023

Senators Warren, Welch Raise Concerns over Moderna’s Planned COVID-19 Vaccine Price Hike

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) sent a letter with a series of questions to Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel, amid reports that Moderna plans to dramatically increase the price of its COVID-19 vaccine this year. The lawmakers are requesting information about the price hikes and whether they would place the vaccine out of reach for many uninsured or under-insured Americans. “Moderna’s reported plans to charge as much as $130 per dose … Continue Reading

January 25, 2023

Senator Warren and Representative Bowman’s Statement on Biden Administration's Action to Protect Tenants, Make Renting More Affordable

Washington, D.C. - On Wednesday, the Biden administration announced new tenant protections following a letter from Sen. Warren and Rep. Bowman urging action on soaring rent prices. United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Jamaal Bowman (D-NY16) released the following joint statement in response:“The Biden administration's action is an important first step towards protecting tenants’ rights, and we look forward to working with agencies to ensure they’re meeting and … Continue Reading

January 24, 2023

Senator Warren Asks Answers After DoD-Affiliated Civilians and Contractors in Japan Lose Access to Health Care at U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Department of Defense (DoD), raising concerns about the decision to stop providing care to civilians at U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka. Senator Warren is raising questions about what services are being provided to help support the transition of care and when space to provide care to civilians might open up again.In September 2022, the U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka announced it would cease to provide … Continue Reading

January 23, 2023

ICYMI: Boston Globe Op-Ed from Senator Warren: The Republican con on the debt ceiling

“The House Republican plan for the debt ceiling is about protecting the wealthy and the well-connected from paying their fair share in taxes — nothing more and nothing less… Any debt crisis today should be laid squarely at the feet of the Republicans who worked tirelessly to help the wealthiest Americans avoid paying taxes.”“Every lawmaker should flat out refuse to cut a single dollar of support for hardworking families and small businesses while billionaire corporations and the … Continue Reading

January 22, 2023

Senator Warren’s Statement on the 50th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade:“Fifty years after the Roe decision, women have been cheated. Our freedom to make our own decisions about our health and our futures has been ripped away by Republican extremists who have decided that they can crowd into the examining room and decide our fates. Today, I am furious, but I am more committed to this fight than ever. "I don’t want to … Continue Reading

January 18, 2023

Warren Asks Key Organizations to Provide Information on How Republican-led Efforts to Block Student Debt Relief Are Impacting Middle-Class Americans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to leading higher education, consumer advocacy, and economic justice groups seeking information about how Republican-led objections and extremist judges’ actions to block President Biden’s student debt cancellation plan have affected the 43 million borrowers who are due relief. The Senator is specifically asking the organizations about how the courts’ delay of student loan relief has impacted the organizations' … Continue Reading

January 13, 2023

In New Eight-Page Letter, Senators Warren, Markey Continue to Push DPU Chair Nelson for Answers and Accountability on MBTA Mismanagement

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) sent an eight page letter with sixteen questions to Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Chair Matthew Nelson following up on the DPU’s repeated failures as the State Safety Oversight Agency of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and requesting information on the DPU’s timeline for corrective actions.At the hearing, and in response to Questions for the Record sent … Continue Reading

January 12, 2023

Warren, Markey, Booker Raise Alarm over Vigilante Groups Patrolling Southern U.S. Border

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, and Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Administrator Troy Miller expressing serious concerns over the rise of paramilitary vigilante groups patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border and unlawfully intimidating, harassing, and detaining immigrants, sometimes in … Continue Reading

January 12, 2023

Senator Warren Joins Senators Markey and Blumenthal in Calling for Answers from Southwest Airlines for Holiday Meltdown, and Billions Spent on Dividends and Stock Buybacks

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and other lawmakers in sending a letter to Southwest Airlines CEO Robert E. Jordan seeking answers for its mass flight cancellations in the final week of December, which impacted millions of passengers and workers. Between December 27 and December 29, Southwest canceled more than 7,500 flights in the wake of winter storm Elliott, nearly seven times as many … Continue Reading

January 12, 2023

Warren to FCC: Promote Competition in Media Industry by Blocking Hedge Fund Standard General’s Acquisition of Broadcaster Tegna

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Jessica Rosenworcel urging the agency to block hedge fund Standard General’s proposed acquisition of broadcaster Tegna Inc. (Tegna). In the letter, the Senator expresses concerns about the proposed transaction and calls on the agency to use its authority under the Communications Act to block the deal to promote competition and address increasing consolidation in the … Continue Reading

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