Press Releases

May 13, 2022

As Wall Street Buys Up Single-Family Homes in Bulk and Worsens Housing Crisis, Warren and Reed Call on HUD to Preserve Affordable Homeownership for Families

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.), members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, sent a letter to Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Marcia Fudge, calling on HUD to preserve homeownership affordability for American families as Wall Street firms expand their activity in the housing market. The lawmakers are calling on HUD to stem the flow of single-family homes to institutional … Continue Reading

May 12, 2022

Warren, Baldwin, Schakowsky, Colleagues Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Crack Down on Corporate Price Gouging

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) introduced the Price Gouging Prevention Act of 2022, which would prohibit the practice of price gouging during all abnormal market disruptions - including the current pandemic - by authorizing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general to enforce a federal ban against unconscionably excessive price increases, regardless of a seller's … Continue Reading

May 11, 2022

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Calls out Trump Administration for Weakening Oversight of Giant Nonbank Financial Institutions

Washington, D.C. - In case you missed it, at a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committees, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out the Trump administration’s actions to weaken the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC)’s oversight powers by undermining its ability to designate nonbanks - including giant asset managers, mortgage companies, hedge funds, private equity firms, and investment companies - as systemically important financial institutions, … Continue Reading

May 11, 2022

Warren, Bush, Ocasio-Cortez Blast Amazon’s “Wholly Inadequate Safety Culture” Reflected in Lackluster Responses to Questions about Edwardsville Warehouse Collapse

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representatives Cori Bush (D-Mo.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) sent a letter Amazon’s Executive Chairman, Jeff Bezos, and its President and CEO, Andy Jassy, blasting the company for its lackluster responses and failure to answer their questions from a letter in December 2021 about the circumstances and policies that led to the collapse of an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois that killed six workers. Amazon’s … Continue Reading

May 10, 2022

ICYMI: On Senate Floor, Warren Calls on Senate to Pass Women’s Health Protection Act and Fight Back Against Republican Extremism

Warren: “Tomorrow, the Senate will vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act to enshrine the right to an abortion in federal law. After this vote, there will be no ambiguity. Every American will know exactly where their elected representatives in Congress stand. And every senator will have to explain whether they defend the right of every person to have control over their own bodies and their own futures. Or whether they will stand by as women’s constitutional rights are … Continue Reading

May 10, 2022

Warren, Porter Demand Answers from Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan on Banks’ Exploitation of Sanctions Loopholes to Profit from Trades in Russian Debt

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, and Representative Katie Porter (D-Calif.) sent letters to the CEOs of Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, calling out the banks for exploiting sanctions loopholes that allow them to continue to profit from business dealings with Russian debt in the secondary markets. Giant financial institutions are cashing in on Russia’s war in Ukraine, with the volume of … Continue Reading

May 10, 2022

Warren, Jayapal, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Reform Broken Judicial Ethics System

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) introduced the bicameral Judicial Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act to overhaul our nation’s judicial ethics laws and restore public faith in our court system. In the U.S. Senate, the legislation is cosponsored by Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.). In the U.S. … Continue Reading

May 10, 2022

Warren Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging Treasury to Swiftly Implement Corporate Transparency Act to Support Russian Sanctions

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) sent a bipartisan letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Acting Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Himamauli Das, calling on the Treasury Department (Treasury) to … Continue Reading

May 10, 2022

Warren Statement on Google’s Efforts to Block Antitrust Chief Jonathan Kanter From Conducting Antitrust Investigations

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), released the following statement about Google’s efforts to block Jonathan Kanter, Assistant Attorney General of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, from conducting antitrust investigations: "The President picked Jonathan Kanter as his top antitrust lawyer precisely because of his deep experience enforcing antitrust law, and it's absurd to suggest that experience somehow disqualifies him from doing his … Continue Reading

May 09, 2022

New Op-Ed: Elizabeth Warren: I Am Angry But Determined to Protect Roe

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) published an op-ed in Marie Claire on the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization draft opinion, the potential impact if the landmark Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey rulings are overturned, and the need for Congress to enshrine the right to an abortion in federal law. Read the full op-ed here and below. Marie Claire: Elizabeth Warren: I Am Angry But Determined to Protect RoeMay 9, 2022By Elizabeth Warren Roe v. Wade … Continue Reading

May 05, 2022

Warren, Thompson, Introduce Legislation to Address Federal Disaster Response Inequities

Washington, D.C. - Today, in the midst of Hurricane Preparedness Week, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, introduced the Federal Emergency Management Advancement of Equity Act (or FEMA Equity Act) to address systemic inequities in the Federal government’s response to disasters and how it distributes assistance. Although low-income communities and communities of color are more likely to be impacted by … Continue Reading

May 05, 2022

At Hearing, Warren, Experts Debunk Myths About Student Loan Borrowers, Call for President Biden to Cancel Student Debt

The Facts: Majority of Student Loan Debt is Held By Families With Zero Wealth, 99.7% of Borrowers Didn’t Attend Ivy League Schools and 40% Didn’t Finish College, Student Debt Cancellation Won’t Fuel Inflation Warren: “We need to stop listening to out-of-touch pundits and politicians whose biggest worry is that we might help working people too much.”Video: Round One of Questions | Video: Round Two of QuestionsWashington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, … Continue Reading

May 05, 2022

Warren Questions Fidelity on Plans to Allow Bitcoin Investments for 401(k) Plans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, and Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.), sent a letter to Abigail Johnson, CEO of Fidelity, regarding Fidelity’s decision to allow Bitcoin investments for 401(k) plans. In the letter, the Senators ask the company to explain why they have failed to heed the Department of Labor's (DOL) warning about 401(k) crypto investments and raise concerns about potential conflicts … Continue Reading

May 04, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Calls Out JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo For Continuing to Collect Billions in Overdraft Fees

Warren Calls for Passage of Stop Overdraft Profiteering ActWarren: “Chase, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo are making tens of billions of dollars in profits, and yet they are still squeezing families on overdraft fees.”Video of HearingWashington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out three of the nation’s largest banks - … Continue Reading

May 04, 2022

Warren, Booker, Maloney Blast JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo for Continuing to Profit From Overdraft Fees that Target Low-Income Americans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Representative Caroline Maloney (D-N.Y) sent letters to JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo, calling on them to end their use of overdraft fees, which disproportionately harm low-income Americans. Collectively, the three banks accounted for 44% of overdraft and non-sufficient fund fees collected by big banks in … Continue Reading

May 03, 2022

Warren Releases Academic Experts' New Analysis Showing Widespread Benefits of Student Debt Cancellation

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) shared a new analysis on the benefits of various levels of student debt cancellation on student loan borrowers. The analysis was prepared by Dr. Charlie Eaton, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California Merced, along with co-authors from UC Merced and Princeton University. The analysis shows that student debt cancellation would deliver substantial relief and opportunity to millions of borrowers and … Continue Reading

April 29, 2022

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Presses Pentagon on Wasteful Service Contracting Spending, Does Not Get Answers

Department of Defense Unable to Answer Warren’s Questions About Total Number of Contractors and Five-Year Expected CostsWarren: “We have a defense industry where these contractors have a long history of lining their pockets at taxpayer expense. And if we’re not collecting the data and making smart decisions, then we’re going to just continue to see runaway spending without more effectiveness in making our military work.”Video of HearingWashington, D.C. - In case you missed it, at a hearing of … Continue Reading

April 28, 2022

ICYMI: Following Senator Warren’s Floor Speech, Republican Attempts to Undermine Title X Fail

Washington, D.C. - In case you missed it, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered a Senate floor speech yesterday to fight back against Republican attempts to reinstate the Trump-era Title X gag rule. Shortly after her speech, the vote failed to pass in the Senate. The full text of her remarks is available below.Remarks by Senator Elizabeth Warren April 27, 2022Senator Elizabeth Warren: Mr. President:For more than 50 years, the Title X Family Planning program has … Continue Reading

April 28, 2022

Sen. Warren, Reps. Khanna, Crow, Jacobs, Malinowski Lead Colleagues to Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Overhaul Prevention and Transparency of Civilian Harm from U.S. Military Operations

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and United States Representatives Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Jason Crow (D-Colo.), Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.), and Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.) announced two pieces of bicameral legislation that would overhaul the prevention, mitigation, reporting, and transparency of civilian harm caused by U.S. military operations. The lawmakers will introduce the Department of Defense … Continue Reading

April 27, 2022

ICYMI: Warren, Child Care Provider, Small Business Owner, and Economist Call for Investments in High-Quality, Affordable Universal Child Care to Expand Workforce and Fight Inflation

Warren: “The American economy depends on working parents. And working parents depend on child care. But our child care system is in crisis, and that’s keeping parents out of the workforce, which in turn limits our productive capacity and contributes to inflation.”“It’s critical that we invest in high-quality, affordable child care for every American family. It's going to lower the cost for those families and help make our economy more productive.”Washington, D.C. - In case you missed it, … Continue Reading

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