Press Releases

February 09, 2022

Warren, Schatz, Colleagues Urge President Biden to Step Up Efforts to Demilitarize Police

Washington, D.C.  - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) wrote a letter to President Joe Biden, calling on him to step up efforts to demilitarize the police. The senators urged President Biden to take executive action and reform certain Department of Defense … Continue Reading

February 09, 2022

Senators Warren, Daines Introduce New Bipartisan Bill To Ban Members of Congress from Owning and Trading Stocks

Washington, D.C. — Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) introduced new, bipartisan legislation to ban Members of Congress and their spouses from owning and trading stocks. The legislation is the first bipartisan proposal in the Senate to prevent members of Congress from owning and trading stock. Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) are introducing the … Continue Reading

February 09, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Makes Case for Big, Bold Investments To Ensure Child Care Is Affordable and Accessible for Millions of Families

Video of Hearing ExchangeWashington, D.C. - At today’s Senate Finance Committee hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made the case for bold investments in child care as the economy and American families recover from the pandemic. Even before the pandemic, the child care industry was in crisis, but the economic fallout from COVID-19 made it impossible for many providers to keep their doors open. COVID has forced more than 10,000 child care providers to close their … Continue Reading

February 09, 2022

Warren, Grassley Lead Bipartisan Call On FDA to Finalize Rule on OTC Hearing Aids Without Delay

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) led their colleagues in a letter to Janet Woodcock, Acting Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, expressing support for key provisions in the FDA’s proposed rule for regulating over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. The FDA’s proposed rule is a direct result of the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act, which Grassley and Warren ushered through Congress with broad bipartisan … Continue Reading

February 08, 2022

Sen. Warren, Rep. Lee, Colleagues Urge Defense Department to Address Climate Crisis Risks in Upcoming National Defense Strategy

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), a member of the House Committee on Appropriations, urged Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Lloyd J. Austin, III to ensure that efforts to combat climate change are included in the DoD’s upcoming National Defense Strategy, and called for recommendations for the federal budget that reflect the urgency of the climate … Continue Reading

February 08, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Secures Commitment from Pentagon Nominee to Prioritize Reforms to Mitigate Civilian Casualties

Washington, D.C. — During a Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), questioned LTG Michael “Erik” Kurilla’s, nominee to be General and Commander of United States Central Command, about civilian casualties that have resulted from U.S. operations. In the past two decades, the U.S. military operations have killed tens of thousands of innocent people despite Congressional oversight, dozens of watchdog groups raising the alarm and … Continue Reading

February 08, 2022

Warren Calls On DOJ to Take Aggressive Action to Enforce Antitrust Laws As Giant Corporations Raise Consumer Prices to Highest Levels in Decades

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wrote a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco calling on the DOJ to take more aggressive action against corporations violating antitrust laws to hike prices for consumers. In the letter, Senator Warren called out major poultry firms, big pharmaceutical companies, and other industries notorious for their price-fixing schemes, that have received only ineffectual penalties for … Continue Reading

February 08, 2022

Warren, Van Hollen, Blumenthal Call On Department of Education to Deliver Additional Relief to Student Loan Borrowers Cheated by Navient

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona urging him to provide additional relief for student loan borrowers affected by Navient’s decades-long record of deceptive and abusive practices. While the historic $1.85 billion multi-state settlement against Navient provides critical and long overdue relief for borrowers cheated by the company, millions of … Continue Reading

February 07, 2022

Warren, Colleagues Call On Chase to Address Reports of Predatory Robo-Signing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with fellow members of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, Chair Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Senators Robert Menendez (D-N.J), Tina Smith (D-Minn), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), sent a letter asking JPMorgan Chase (Chase) to address concerns about the company’s credit card collection practices, including their practice of robo-signing to sue customers. The senators reminded Chase … Continue Reading

February 04, 2022

Warren Joins Shaheen, Collins in Bipartisan Call on President Biden to Fund PFAS Research & Remediation in FY2023 Budget

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and 30 other senators in a bipartisan letter urging President Biden to prioritize robust funding to combat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget request to Congress. In the letter, the senators ask for funding to support agencies and programs that will help close gaps in PFAS research, protect public health and the … Continue Reading

February 04, 2022

Warren, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Consider Limiting Liquefied Natural Gas Exports As Energy Prices Rise for Americans Households

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Angus King (I-Maine), and seven others in a letter to Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, urging her and the Biden administration to consider limiting liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to reduce prices for American families. As LNG exports hit record-high levels, American consumers are footing the bill and facing an energy crisis this winter.“We can’t let energy companies squeeze … Continue Reading

February 03, 2022

At Hearing, Federal Reserve Board of Governors Nominees Agree with Chair Powell that the Fed Should Address Climate Risks and Safeguard Financial Stability

Warren: “We’re in a climate crisis and we need regulators with backbone.”Warren’s line of questioning follow last month’s BHUA hearing in which Fed Chair Powell explained that the Fed plays an “important” role in addressing the climate crisisWarren also called on nominees to commit to strong ethics agreementsVideo of Hearing ExchangeWashington, D.C. - During a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (BHUA) Committee, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) … Continue Reading

February 02, 2022

ICYMI: Warren Calls for Expanding and Improving Medicare by Cracking Down on Corporate Profiteering

Anticompetitive Behavior, Price Gouging, and Patent Abuse from Corporations Costs Medicare and Consumers BillionsWashington, D.C. — In case you missed it, during a hearing of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned witnesses about how corporate profiteering in the pharmaceutical, insurance, and financial industries is contributing to excessive costs for Medicare. Senator Warren called out … Continue Reading

February 02, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Calls for Crackdown on Corporate Greed to Protect Medicare's Financial Sustainability and Expand Coverage

Video of Remarks | Tune in HereWashington, D.C. — Today, chairing a hearing of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks about strengthening Medicare and cracking down on pharmaceutical and insurance companies’ corporate greed to pay for expanded coverage. Investing in Medicare and passing provisions of the Build Back Better Act would help expand eligibility and coverage to include … Continue Reading

February 02, 2022

Warren, Merkley, Markey Introduce Political CRIMES Act

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) along Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the Political Corruption Review of Infractions for Misconduct by Executive Servants (CRIMES) Act. First introduced in the House by Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), the legislation will strengthen the Hatch Act and establish an independent counsel to probe violations in order to better stop the … Continue Reading

February 01, 2022

Warren Urges Department of Defense to Submit Complete Annual Report on Weapons Testing

| Text of Letter to DOT&EWashington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), sent a letter to Nickolas Guertin, Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) at the Department of Defense (DoD), and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin, III to raise concerns about DOT&E’s submission to Congress of a controlled unclassified version of its annual report on the performance of U.S. weapons. Senator … Continue Reading

January 31, 2022

Warren Leads Colleagues in Calling on Senate Majority Leader Schumer to Support Additional Assistance to Low-Income and Developing Countries

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Bob Casey (D-Penn.), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to call his attention to the House of Representatives’ adoption of $900 billion in COVID-19 assistance to low-income and developing … Continue Reading

January 31, 2022

Warren, Colleagues Urge Senate and House Leadership to Permanently Repeal Harmful Global Gag Rule

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and 44 senators in a letter to Senate and House leadership, calling for a permanent repeal of the Global Gag Rule to be included in the fiscal year (FY) 2022 State, Foreign Operations and Related Agencies government funding legislation. The Global Gag Rule prohibits foreign non-governmental organizations from using any funding (including from non-U.S. sources) to perform or actively promote … Continue Reading

January 31, 2022

In Response to Senator Warren, FDA Commissioner Nominee Dr. Robert Califf Makes Strongest Ethics Commitments of Any Senior Biden Administration Official

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has secured significant ethics commitments from FDA Commissioner nominee Dr. Robert M. Califf. In a letter to Senator Warren, Dr. Califf committed to recuse himself from matters involving his former employers and clients for four years, two years longer than what is required in the Biden-Harris administration’s Ethics Pledge. Dr. Califf indicated he did not intend to seek a waiver from his recusals. He also agreed not to seek … Continue Reading

January 28, 2022

Senators Warren and Murphy, Rep. Khanna Release Statement on Pentagon’s Directive to Prevent Civilian Harm

WASHINGTON—U.S Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, along with U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), released the following statement on the directive from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III for the United States military to strengthen its … Continue Reading

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