Press Releases

August 04, 2021

Warren, Markey, Heinrich Introduce Resolution Memorializing Those Lost to and Suffering from COVID–19

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) introduced a resolution to memorialize those lost to the COVID-19 virus and recognize the suffering of COVID-19 survivors. The resolution would designate the first Monday in March as “COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day.”“Our hearts hurt from everything and everyone that this pandemic has stolen from us, and that’s why I’m introducing this … Continue Reading


August 04, 2021

Warren Statement on SFRC’s Vote to Repeal the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force

Washington, D.C. - Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) voted in favor of a bipartisan bill to repeal the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement: “Sending our nation’s young women and men to war is one of Congress’ most solemn responsibilities. But Congress has abdicated that responsibility and allowed the Executive Branch to steadily stretch its war powers over the last 20 … Continue Reading


August 03, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Blasts Federal Regulators for Lack of Bank Merger Oversight

Washington, DC - At today's Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee (BHUA) hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raised concerns to federal regulators regarding the insufficient process in place to review bank mergers, which has resulted in no formal bank merger denials in 15 years. Senator Warren’s questions come on the heels of President Biden’s recent competition executive orders which call for increased merger oversight. During the last Congress, Senator … Continue Reading


August 02, 2021

Warren, Gillibrand, Van Hollen Urge Head of Treasury’s New Climate Hub to Implement a Bold Agenda to Tackle Climate Crisis

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) sent a letter to John Morton - the first Climate Counselor at the new Climate Hub at the U.S. Department of the Treasury - urging swift and aggressive action to tackle the climate crisis, a major threat to the country’s health, security, and financial system.“We are seeking information on how you plan to fulfill this role in the months ahead, including how you … Continue Reading


August 02, 2021

Warren, Klobuchar, Doggett Urge HHS to Utilize Administrative Authorities to Lower Drug Prices

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) requested an update from Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra on the Department’s plans to use administrative tools, including Section 1498 compulsory licensing and Bayh-Dole march-in rights, to reduce the prices of drugs. In the past 10 years, spending on retail prescription drugs in the United States increased by … Continue Reading


July 31, 2021

ICYMI: On Senate Floor, Warren Urges Congress to Extend Emergency Eviction Moratorium Set to Expire at Midnight

One in Seven Renters, and Nearly One in Four Black Renters, Report Being Behind on Rent PaymentsWarren: “Needlessly evicting families would risk escalating our public health crisis.”Watch the Floor Remarks HEREWashington, D.C. — Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren, member of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, spoke on the Senate floor to urge Congress to extend the emergency eviction moratorium that is set to expire at midnight on July 31, 2021. The eviction … Continue Reading


July 29, 2021

Senators Warren and Fischer Reintroduce Bipartisan Resolution Designating September 2021 as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) are reintroducing a bipartisan resolution recognizing the seriousness of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and expressing support for the designation of September as PCOS Awareness Month. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Shelley Capito (W.Va.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), James Lankford (R-OK), … Continue Reading


July 28, 2021

Warren, Doggett Question Whether DoD Has Taken Required Steps to Reduce Costs of DoD-Funded Prescription Drugs and Medical Products

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III requesting information about the Department of Defense’s (DoD) efforts to implement congressional directives from the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 Report (FY2018 Report) requiring … Continue Reading


July 28, 2021

Warren, Nadler, Durbin, Blumenthal, Maloney Announce Legislation to Eliminate Non-Debtor Releases, Prevent Corporations and Private Entities From Escaping Accountability In Bankruptcy Proceedings

Washington, D.C. — Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and United States Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) announced legislation to prohibit the use of non-consensual, non-debtor releases that have helped entities and individuals, like members of the Sackler family, escape accountability for wrongdoing through bankruptcy proceedings. Since Purdue Pharma filed for … Continue Reading


July 27, 2021

ICYMI: Warren Calls for Student Loan Servicers To Be Held Accountable When They Cheat Borrowers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, chairing a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned experts on what should be done to protect student borrowers during upcoming transitions to new student loan servicers. During the hearing, Senator Warren spoke about the end of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency's (PHEAA) student loan servicing contract with the U.S. Department of … Continue Reading


July 27, 2021

As End of CDC Eviction Moratorium Nears, Warren Calls on Large Corporate Landlords to Avoid Needless Evictions

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to eleven major corporate landlords, calling on them to commit to helping tenants obtain emergency rental assistance before initiating any eviction proceedings after the impending July 31, 2021 expiration of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) eviction moratorium.“I am concerned that the expiration of the CDC’s moratorium will lead to a wave of needless evictions, upending the lives of … Continue Reading


July 27, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Pushes for Borrower Protections After Major Student Loan Servicing Shakeup, Calls on President Biden to Extend Loan Payment Pause

| Hearing Livestream HERE Washington, D.C. - Today, chairing a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks on the importance of ensuring accountability for student loan servicers following the major student loan servicer shakeup, and extending the pause in student loan payments, collections, and interest that is is scheduled to end on September 30, 2021. This hearing is a … Continue Reading


July 27, 2021

As End of CDC Eviction Moratorium Nears, Warren Calls on Large Corporate Landlords to Avoid Needless Evictions

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to eleven major corporate landlords, calling on them to commit to helping tenants obtain emergency rental assistance before initiating any eviction proceedings after the impending July 31, 2021 expiration of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) eviction moratorium.“I am concerned that the expiration of the CDC’s moratorium will lead to a wave of needless evictions, upending the lives of … Continue Reading


July 27, 2021

Warren Urges FSOC To Use Authority to Address Cryptocurrency Market, Protect Consumers, and Mitigate Financial Stability Risks

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), chair of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (BHUA) Subcommittee on Economic Policy, sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urging the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) to use its existing authority to address risks posed by the highly volatile cryptocurrency market and lead the financial regulatory agencies in developing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to regulating … Continue Reading


July 26, 2021

Warren, Markey Statement on Nomination of Rachael Rollins as U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts

Washington, D.C. - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement today after President Joseph R. Biden announced that he has nominated Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. Senators Warren and Markey recommended District Attorney Rollins as their candidate for the U.S. Attorney role. "District Attorney Rollins is a great choice for U.S. Attorney, and we were … Continue Reading


July 23, 2021

Warren Statement on Armed Services Committee's Bipartisan Adoption of Her DoD Ethics Amendment

Washington, DC - After the Senate Armed Services Committee’s mark-up of the FY 2022 defense budget concluded, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on the Committee’s bipartisan adoption of her amendment to raise the recusal standard for Department of Defense employees. Under her amendment, Pentagon officials will be prohibited from participating in matters that affect the financial interests of their former employer, former clients, or former … Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge HHS and CMS to Include Unique Device Identifiers in Medicare Claims Forms

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), and Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure requesting that they commit to including medical devices’ unique device identifier (UDI) in Medicare claims forms. … Continue Reading


July 20, 2021

Warren Statement on Jonathan Kanter’s Nomination to Lead the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on President Biden’s nomination of Jonathan Kanter to lead the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division:“The Biden administration’s nomination of Jonathan Kanter to lead the DOJ’s Antitrust Division is tremendous news for workers and consumers. Jonathan has been a leader in the fight to check consolidated corporate power and strengthen competition in our markets. At this … Continue Reading


July 20, 2021

Warren Announces Key Priorities for FY 2022 NDAA

Military Housing Oversight and Service Member Protection Act | Department of Defense Climate Resiliency and Readiness Act | Department of Defense Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act | Make Taxpayer-Funded Department of Defense Medical Interventions Affordable ActWashington, D.C. — As the Senate begins negotiations on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced key priorities … Continue Reading


July 20, 2021

As FTC Reviews Lockheed Martin's Proposed Acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne, Warren Questions Agency About Preventing Monopolistic Behavior in Defense Industry

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Lina Khan requesting information about the effectiveness of the antitrust agency’s use of behavioral remedies to protect competition and prevent monopolistic behavior in the defense industry. This letter comes as the FTC has extended its investigation of Lockheed Martin's proposed acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne, the last remaining independent domestic … Continue Reading

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