Press Releases

August 11, 2022

Senators Warren and Luján Urge DOJ to Use its Full Suite of Tools, Including Suspension and Debarment Authority, Against Corporate Misconduct

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to use its authority to ban corporations that commit misconduct from government contracting. Agencies like the DOJ have a significant but underutilized authority, known as suspension and debarment, which allows them to bar an individual or company from contracting with the … Continue Reading

August 10, 2022

Senators Warren, Durbin, Whitehouse, and Sanders Ask OCC to Rescind and Replace Cryptocurrency Guidance

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) requesting that Acting Comptroller of the Currency, Michael Hsu, rescind the previously issued cryptocurrency guidance and replace it with more comprehensive guidance, in coordination with other prudential regulators. The lawmakers also asked for details regarding the extent to which … Continue Reading

August 10, 2022

Warren Opens Investigation into State-Imposed Abortion Restrictions and Their Impacts on Women’s Access to Health Care

Washington, D.C. – In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) opened an investigation into how state abortion bans enacted by rightwing legislators have affected women’s access to urgent and critical pregnancy care, reproductive care, and even non-reproductive health care. Senator Warren’s investigation comes on the heels of reports from across the country highlighting shocking stories from women … Continue Reading

August 10, 2022

Senator Warren and Rep. Castro Call On Department of Defense to Improve Military Treatment Facilities’ Misleading and Confusing Billing Practices and Protect Civilian Patients from Crushing Medical Debt

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin raising concerns that the Department of Defense (DOD) may be misleading or misinforming civilians about debt they incur when they receive emergency medical care at military health care facilities, and calling for improved billing practices to protect patients.A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, requested by Senator Warren … Continue Reading

August 09, 2022

Warren Highlights Priorities Secured in Inflation Reduction Act

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement highlighting policy priorities secured in the Senate’s Inflation Reduction Act:“The Senate Democratic Majority advanced the Inflation Reduction Act - showing Americans that government can work for the people, not just special corporate interests. From adopting a plan to cut carbon emissions by 40% over the next eight years to authorizing Medicare to negotiate drug prices to raising … Continue Reading

August 05, 2022

ICYMI: On Senate Floor, Warren Calls for Crackdown on Deceptive and Misleading Practices Used by Many Crisis Pregnancy Centers

On Senate floor, Senators Warren and Menendez (D-N.J.) engaged in debate with Senator Marshall (R-Kan.) on the deceptive and misleading advertising that many crisis pregnancy centers use dissuade patients from getting the reproductive care they need, including abortion care. Watch Floor Speech HERE Washington, D.C. – In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks on the Senate floor about the need to crack down on the deceptive and misleading practices … Continue Reading

August 05, 2022

Warren, Warner, Krishnamoorthi Blast Equifax, Demand Answers for “Deeply Troubling” Allegations of Incorrect Credit Score Reports that Harmed Consumers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) and U.S. Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) sent a letter to Equifax, blasting the company for its failure to correctly report consumer credit scores and its delays in informing lenders and consumers of these problems - resulting in consumers being denied or charged higher interest rates for auto loans, mortgages, and credit cards. The lawmakers are calling on Equifax to answer for the mistakes … Continue Reading

August 04, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Highlights How Climate Investments in Inflation Reduction Act Will Bring Down Public Health and Natural Disaster Costs

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned climate and sustainability experts about the importance of the Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act’s proposed $369 billion investment in fighting climate change and the effects of fossil fuel pollution. Senator Warren argued that the bill will create jobs, raise wages, and save lives. Senator Warren highlighted that parts of her BUILD GREEN Act … Continue Reading

August 04, 2022

Senators Warren, Hirono, and Baldwin Urge the Biden Administration to Take Concrete Actions Expand Access to Medication Abortion

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawai'i), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging concrete actions the Department can take to help meet President Biden’s goal of protecting and expanding access to medication abortion. This letter comes ahead of the deadline set by the President Executive Order Protecting Access to Reproductive Health Care Services. For more than two decades, … Continue Reading

August 03, 2022

Warren, DeLauro Call for Better Engagement with Congress, Public on Proposed Indo-Pacific and Americas Trade Deals, No TPP 2.0

WASHINGTON, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rosa DeLauro, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee (D-Conn.), sent a letter to the Biden administration requesting that the agencies involved engage in robust consultation with Congress and outside stakeholders on the recently announced Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) and Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity (APEP), and urging them learn from the failures of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). … Continue Reading

August 03, 2022

Warren, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure Oversight and Accountability on Safe Housing Conditions for Service Members and Military Families

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, United States Representatives Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.) and Stephanie Bice (R-Okla.), members of the House Armed Services Committee, and Representatives Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) and Katie Porter (D-Calif.) introduced the Military Housing Readiness Council Act, legislation that would ensure oversight and accountability on safe housing conditions for service … Continue Reading

August 02, 2022

At Hearing, Senator Warren Calls for Creation of Tenant Protection Bureau to Protect Families from Predatory Corporate Landlords

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out corporate landlords’ growing role in the rental market and emphasized the need for a Tenant Protection Bureau to hold corporate landlords accountable and protect renters from extreme rent hikes, illegal eviction, and other predatory practices.“Today, with families struggling with these rapidly rising rents, and with the economy at risk of … Continue Reading

August 02, 2022

Warren, Wyden Release New Data Showing Corporate Minimum Tax Will Make Big Pharma, Tech, Apparel Companies Pay Their Fair Share

Washington, D.C. - In response to Finance Committee Republicans’ release of misleading data suggesting the corporate minimum tax was primarily a tax on “American manufacturers,” U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, released additional data provided by the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) that rebuts this deceptive claim.About half of the 15 percent corporate minimum … Continue Reading

August 02, 2022

Senator Warren and Representative Kahele Urge FCC to Advance Broadband and Spectrum Access for Native Communities

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Kaiali'i Kahele (D-Hawai’i), along with Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai’i), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Representatives Ed Case (D-Hawai’i), and Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.), sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel urging the FCC to consider more … Continue Reading

July 29, 2022

Warren and Markey Statement on the Nominations of Myong Joun and Julia Kobick to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Washington, D.C. – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement after President Biden nominated Massachusetts state court judge Myong Joun and Deputy State Solicitor Julia Kobick to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts:  “Judge Joun and Deputy Solicitor Kobick are both exceptionally qualified nominees to serve on the Massachusetts federal district court. A veteran of the U.S. … Continue Reading

July 29, 2022

Warren and Markey Applaud Nomination of Julie Rikelman to United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement regarding President Biden’s nomination of Julie Rikelman to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit:“Julie Rikelman is a distinguished lawyer who has spent nearly half of her twenty-five year career as the lead litigator for one of America's premier women’s reproductive rights institutions. Rikelman has a keen intellect, extensive … Continue Reading

July 29, 2022

ICYMI: Warren, Hirono Lead 23 Senators to Urge VA to Immediately Begin Offering Abortion Services to Veterans and Eligible Dependents

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) led 23 of their colleagues in a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), calling on the VA to take immediate administrative action to offer abortions and all abortion-related services to veterans and eligible dependents. Almost 400,000 women veterans of reproductive age live in states that are certain or likely to ban abortions following the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. … Continue Reading

July 28, 2022

ICYMI: At Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing, Defense Nominee Agrees to Work with Senator Warren to Address Conflicts of Interest and Ethics at the Pentagon

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raised concerns to Dr. Radha Plumb, nominated to be Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, about continued weaknesses in revolving door laws and the ongoing need to address conflicts of interest between the Pentagon and private defense contractors. In response to Senator Warren’s questions, Dr. Plumb, committed to working with Senator Warren … Continue Reading

July 28, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Calls out Giant Wall Street Firms’ Profiteering from Crypto Scams

Washington, D.C. - Today, at a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out the role that large institutional investors, including venture capital, hedge funds, and private equity, play in funding, hyping, and sucking money from crypto projects that scam mom-and-pop investors. Senator Warren noted that large professional investors are playing a growing role in the crypto market. Venture capital firms invested … Continue Reading

July 26, 2022

Senator Warren and Representatives Porter and Cárdenas Reintroduce the Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Representatives Katie Porter (D-Calif.) and Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) reintroduced the bipartisan Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act, legislation that would strengthen oversight and enforcement of federal mental health and substance use disorder parity laws. This bill was previously introduced by Senator Warren in 2016, 2018, and again in 2019. For the first time, the Behavioral Health Coverage … Continue Reading

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