Press Releases

November 10, 2021

Warren, Congressional Delegation Call on Office of Refugee Resettlement to Coordinate with Massachusetts to Assist Haitian Families

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), William Keating (D-MA-09), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) and Jake Auchincloss (D-MA-04) sent a letter to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) calling on them to coordinate with the government agencies of the … Continue Reading


November 10, 2021

Warren, Markey, and Merkley Urge Biden to Issue Blanket Cannabis Pardons

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) sent a letter urging President Joseph R. Biden to use his executive authority to pardon all individuals convicted of federal non-violent cannabis offenses.America’s cannabis policies have long punished Black and Brown communities, and these policies are increasingly out of step with the views of the American public: Nearly 7 in 10 Americans believe that … Continue Reading


November 09, 2021

Warren, Neguse, Capito, McKinley Introduce Bipartisan Microtia and Atresia Awareness Day Resolution

Resolution Text | List of SupportersWashington, D.C. — Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senator Shelly Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Congressman Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), and Congressman David McKinley (R-W.Va.) introduced a resolution calling for November 9th to be recognized as National Microtia and Atresia Awareness Day. Senator Warren is also championing Ally’s Act, legislation which would require insurance companies to cover specialized hearing devices used to treat microtia and aural … Continue Reading


November 04, 2021

Senators Warren, Markey Denounce NRC’s Approval of Proposed Decommissioning Rule

Washington D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following joint statement after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved a proposed rule to amend the agency’s regulations for nuclear power plants undergoing decommissioning:“We are deeply disappointed that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission failed to capitalize on this important opportunity to strengthen the decommissioning process and prioritize community safety over industry … Continue Reading


November 04, 2021

Warren, Bennet Introduce Bill to Close “Zombie Accounts” of Former Candidates

Washington D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) introduced the Zeroing Out Money for Buying Influence after Elections (ZOMBIE) Act. The bill would require politicians to close their campaign accounts if they are no longer running for federal office and before they register as a lobbyist or foreign agent. When politicians retire or lose an election, they often have significant campaign funds left over; these “zombie accounts” … Continue Reading


November 04, 2021

With Less Than 100 Days Until Student Loan Payments Resume, Warren and Colleagues Call for Exiting Servicers’ Plans to Correct Errors and Smoothly Transition The Accounts of Nearly 16 Million Borrowers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) alongside Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Robert Menendez (D- NJ.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) sent letters to the heads of Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), Granite State Management & Resources (Granite State), and the Navient Corporation (Navient) calling on them to correct past errors with borrowers’ accounts … Continue Reading


November 03, 2021

Warren, Merkley, Kahele Lead Bicameral Letter Urging Biden to Rescind Medals of Honor Awarded to Soldiers who Perpetrated Wounded Knee Massacre

Washington, D.C. - As the United States honors National Native American Heritage Month and examines its commitment to Native American communities, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Congressman Kaiali'i Kahele (D-Hawai'i), along with 14 lawmakers, sent a bicameral letter urging President Joseph R. Biden to use his executive authority to immediately rescind the Medals of Honor awarded to the soldiers who perpetrated the Wounded Knee massacre … Continue Reading


November 03, 2021

Warren Joins Ossoff to Introduce the Clean Energy for All Homes Act

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) to introduce the Clean Energy for All Homes Act, legislation that would make it more affordable for families to install energy efficient home technology and save money on their energy bills. The bill would help middle-class and lower-income families afford solar roof and other renewable energy technology installations by lessening the cost burden of installing these systems.“Helping … Continue Reading


November 03, 2021

Warren, Pocan Seek Answers from PE Firm BC Partners Following Reports of Inadequate Working Conditions and Rise in Pet Deaths At PetSmart

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) sent a letter to BC Partners, the private equity firm that owns PetSmart, regarding reports that cost-cutting measures and mismanagement of the company have endangered the safety of both PetSmart’s workers and pets entrusted in PetSmart’s care. “We have long been concerned that some private equity funds implement severe cost-cutting measures after acquiring companies, aiming to boost … Continue Reading


October 28, 2021

At Hearing, New CFPB Head Agrees with Warren: Rein in Big Tech to Protect Marketplaces, Small Businesses, and America's Families

Video of Hearing ExchangeWashington, D.C. - Today, during a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for regulators to use every tool at their disposal to protect consumers, small businesses, and marketplaces from the rapid growth of Big Tech companies in our payments system.Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ordered large technology companies that operate payment platforms to … Continue Reading


October 28, 2021

NEW Report: Fight for Forgiveness: Massachusetts’ Public Servants Struggle to Navigate Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) today released a new staff report, “Fight for Forgiveness: Massachusetts’ Public Servants Struggle to Navigate Public Service Loan Forgiveness.” This new report contains the results of a summer 2021 survey of 1,122 Massachusetts public servants, examining the effects of the ongoing failures of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness … Continue Reading


October 26, 2021

Senators Warren, King, and Wyden Announce Updated Proposal To Prevent The Biggest And Most Profitable Corporations From Paying Nothing In Federal Taxes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senator Angus King (I-Maine), and Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) announced an updated proposal that prevents America’s largest corporations from paying nothing in federal taxes. The Corporate Profits Minimum Tax is a new corporate minimum tax that would strengthen our economy and create a fairer tax system. The lawmakers will include the proposal as a pay-for in the Build Back Better plan. The … Continue Reading


October 26, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Calls on the Biden Administration to Use Every Available Tool to Fight COVID-19 Worldwide

Over 6 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally, but less than 1% have been administered in low-income countries -- deepening inequities and prolonging the pandemicSenator Warren: “The pandemic will not end anywhere until it ends everywhere. And now is the time for using all our tools.”Video of Hearing ExchangeWashington, D.C. - Today, during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) highlighted several existing … Continue Reading


October 26, 2021

Warren, Brown Statement on USTR’s Call for USITC Investigation of Unequal Impacts of Trade on Workers

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) released the following statement in response to the Office of the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) request that the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) launch an investigation of the unequal impacts of trade and trade policy on American workers, especially underrepresented and underserved communities. USTR requested that USITC prepare a public report that reviews … Continue Reading


October 21, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Details Private Equity’s Predatory Management of Manufactured Housing Communities and Calls for Reform

Video of Hearing ExchangeWashington, D.C. - Today, during a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) highlighted the impact of the private equity industry on manufactured housing communities and made the push for her Stop Wall Street Looting Act, which would fundamentally reform the private equity industry and help protect residents in manufactured homes from Wall Street’s clutches. Today’s witness, Sofia Lopez, Deputy … Continue Reading


October 21, 2021

Warren Calls For Immediate Release of Ethics Warnings Given to Fed Officials As Fed Acted to Address COVID-19 Economic Fallout

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called on Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell to immediately release warnings provided by the Fed ethics office in early 2020, as the Fed took dramatic steps to protect the economy at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. New reporting from the New York Times today revealed that Fed officials received an email from the Fed ethics office in March 2020 about the ethics risks of trading stocks, bonds, and other … Continue Reading


October 21, 2021

Warren, Markey, McGovern, Trahan Tell Tenet CEO: “Come to Worcester and End This Crisis”

Text of LetterWashington, D.C. -- Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), along with Representatives James P. McGovern (D-Mass.) and Lori Trahan (D-Mass.), led the entire Massachusetts congressional delegation in sending a letter to Tenet Healthcare (Tenet) urging Dr. Saum Sutaria, Tenet’s CEO, to come to Worcester to settle the work stoppage between St. Vincent Hospital (St. Vincent’s), their parent company Tenet, and the … Continue Reading


October 21, 2021

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Calls on Congress to Close Medicaid and Medicare Coverage Gaps in Reconciliation Bill To Meet Americans’ Health Care Needs

Video of Hearing ExchangeWashington, D.C. — In case you missed it, at yesterday's United States Senate Committee on Finance hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for robust health care investments in the reconciliation bill, including proposals to close the Medicaid coverage gap and expand Medicare to include dental, vision, and hearing benefits. Millions of Americans in the 12 states without Medicaid expansion - 60% of whom are people of color - have been … Continue Reading


October 20, 2021

ICYMI: Warren Calls for Reforms to Clean Up the Private Equity Industry and Put Workers and Communities First

Washington, D.C. - Today, during a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned witnesses on predatory private equity practices and ways to protect companies, communities, and investors as the industry’s growth continues to explode. During the hearing, Senator Warren spoke about private equity’s business model, which allows private equity firms to loot company assets and … Continue Reading


October 20, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Pushes for Reforming the Broken Private Equity Industry and Putting an End to Their Destructive Practices

Video of RemarksWashington, 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 need to protect companies and communities from destructive private equity practices as the industry’s growth continues to explode. Earlier today, Senator Warren reintroduced the Stop Wall Street Looting Act, legislation that would fundamentally reform the private equity … Continue Reading

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