Press Releases

May 22, 2024

Warren, Booker, Senators Call On Federal Agencies to Regulate Lethal Injection Drugs

| Letter Text to FDA and DEA Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) led several of their colleagues in urging federal agencies to take immediate action to regulate drugs used in lethal injections. Lethal injection is the most common method of execution, but departments of corrections are turning to increasingly questionable suppliers and unregulated drugs that are contributing to botched, painful executions.  In a letter addressed to the U.S. Attorney … Continue Reading

May 22, 2024

Warren, Strickland Reintroduce the Enhancing Oversight to End Discrimination in Policing Act to Strengthen Accountability and Combat Discriminatory Police Practices

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Marilyn Strickland (D-Wash.) announced the reintroduction of the Enhancing Oversight to End Discrimination in Policing Act of 2024, to strengthen the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) and state governments’ ability to hold police and other officials accountable for discriminatory practices.  The Senate co-sponsors of this bill include: Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ed … Continue Reading

May 22, 2024

At Hearing, Warren Calls Out Giant Corporations for Hiking Up Food Prices While Raking in Record Profits, Urges Action to Promote Competition and Bring Down Costs

| Hearing Livestream Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), chair of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy, delivered opening remarks on the lack of competition in the food industry and its impact on prices, products, and consumer choice. Senator Warren, in her opening statement, highlighted that corporate price gouging is to blame for high food prices for American families, noting that corporations kept prices elevated even after the supply chain … Continue Reading

May 22, 2024

Warren, Wyden, Blumenthal, Whitehouse, Porter Highlight New Findings on TurboTax’s Abuse of Taxpayer Data, Call on FTC, IRS, DOJ to Crack Down on Tax Prep Giants’ Ongoing Violations of Taxpayer Privacy

  Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Finance, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Representative Katie Porter (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Daniel Werfel, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan, Acting Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Heather M. … Continue Reading

May 21, 2024

At Hearing, Warren Presses DoD Officials to Hold SpaceX Accountable for Russia’s Illegal Use of Starlink Services

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), raised concerns about DoD contractor, SpaceX, which is owned by Elon Musk, undermining U.S. allies and national security goals. Senator Warren questioned Mr. John D. Hill, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space and Missile Defense, about SpaceX’s work to stop its Starlink technology from being illegally acquired by Russia. These illegal terminals may have … Continue Reading

May 21, 2024

Warren, Sanders, and Colleagues Commend Biden on Historic Student Debt Relief Effort and Offer Feedback to Strengthen Proposal

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), and 12 fellow Democratic senators in submitting a public comment letter to Secretary Miguel Cardona of the U.S. Department of Education on President Biden’s proposal to reduce or eliminate federal student loans for tens of millions of borrowers. Published in the Federal Register in April of 2024, the new proposal … Continue Reading

May 20, 2024

Warren Reintroduces Public Housing Restoration Bill

  Washington, DC - Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) reintroduced the Public Housing Emergency Response Act to address the estimated $70 billion backlog of maintenance and repairs in our nation’s public housing. This investment would allow tenants to live in safe conditions and ensure that, as we fight to end the housing crisis by expanding the supply of affordable housing, we are not losing existing units to disrepair. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Dick … Continue Reading

May 17, 2024

ICYMI: Warren Delivers Commencement Address at North Shore Community College

Lynn, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered a keynote address at North Shore Community College (NSCC) today at the 58th annual commencement ceremony.  Remarks from Senator Elizabeth WarrenAs prepared for deliveryMay 17, 2024 Senator Elizabeth Warren: Hello North Shore!  Congratulations! I’m here to celebrate you! President Heineman, thank you very much for inviting me to this year’s ceremony. Today is the 70th anniversary of the historic Brown vs. Board of … Continue Reading

May 17, 2024

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Secures Commitments from Fed, FDIC, OCC to Push Forward on Executive Compensation Limitations, Bank Merger Guidance, and Bank Capital Requirements

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sought commitments from regulators at the Federal Reserve (Fed), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller on Currency (OCC) on the FDIC workplace report and pending regulatory priorities.   Earlier this month, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton released an independent review of the FDIC’s workplace culture, which found … Continue Reading

May 17, 2024

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Calls Out Private Insurers in Medicare Advantage for Accelerating Rural Hospital Crisis, Praises Biden’s Minimum Staffing Rule for Increasing Quality of Care

Washington, D.C. — At a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Michael Topchik, M.A., executive director for the Chartis Center for Rural Health, on the impact of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) newly-finalized minimum staffing rule on quality of care and called out private insurers in Medicare Advantage (MA) for their greedy - and often unlawful - payment practices that threaten to shut down rural hospitals … Continue Reading

May 17, 2024

ICYMI: On Steps of SCOTUS, Warren Celebrates CFPB Decision to Uphold Agency’s Constitutionality

Video of Remarks (Instagram) Washington, D.C. — Following the Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Community Financial Services Association of America, Limited, in which the Court rejected a conservative legal challenge to the constitutionality of the CFPB’s funding structure, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took to the steps of the Supreme Court to celebrate the ruling, saying, “(T)he law worked the way it should. The Supreme Court applied the law. And … Continue Reading

May 16, 2024

ICYMI: Senator Warren Delivers Floor Speech in Opposition to Overturning SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin 121

Washington, D.C. - On May 16, 2024, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks on the floor of the U.S. Senate in opposition to S.J.Res.59, the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution overturning the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC)  “Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 121” (SAB 121). SAB 121 directs SEC registrants that want to issue, trade, or custody crypto-assets to present those assets as liabilities on the firm’s balance sheet. Remarks from Senator Elizabeth WarrenAs … Continue Reading

May 16, 2024

Warren Statement on Supreme Court Upholding CFPB Is Constitutional

Washington, D.C. — Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: “The CFPB is here to stay. In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court followed the law and confirmed that the CFPB’s funding structure is constitutional. For the last decade, the consumer agency has fought the big banks and predatory lenders that try to cheat hardworking people. As of this week, the CFPB … Continue Reading

May 16, 2024

Warren, Carper, Beyer, Porter, Sherman Lead Over 130 Lawmakers Touting Direct File’s Successes, Urges Biden Administration to Expand Program, Make Permanent

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tom Carper (D-Del.),U.S Representatives Don Beyer (D-Va.), Katie Porter (D-Calif.), and Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) led over 130 lawmakers - including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Senate Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and House … Continue Reading

May 16, 2024

Warren, Omar Lead Colleagues in Urging Regulatory Agencies to Combat Discrimination in Financial System by Curbing ‘De-Risking’ Practices

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) led a letter to the heads of the financial regulatory agencies, urging them to clamp down on discrimination in banking by combating “de-risking,” — a practice that may disproportionately affect Muslim Americans and immigrant communities.  “De-risking” is when financial institutions, in an attempt to mitigate suspicious activity, end or restrict business relationships, for example by … Continue Reading

May 15, 2024

Warren, Senators Urge Closure of Inhumane Immigration Detention Centers

  Washington, D.C. - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), wrote to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), urging them to phase out the use of private detention centers, and close four facilities with well-documented inhumane … Continue Reading

May 15, 2024

Warren, Lawmakers Applaud USTR Decision to End Industry-Fueled Attacks on Arms Control Policies, Criticize Commerce’s Inadequate Steps to Address Assault Weapon Exports

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representatives Joaquin Castro (D-Texas.), Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) sent a letter to United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Katherine Tai writing in support of USTR’s decision to remove the designation of import license requirements for explosives, firearms, and ammunition as trade barriers in the annual National Trade Estimate (NTE) report, while also criticizing the Department of … Continue Reading

May 14, 2024

Warren, Jayapal Slam Treasury Inspector General’s “Irresponsible Whitewash” of Big Accounting Firms’ Revolving Door Influence over Tax Policy, Demand Retraction

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) wrote to the Department of Treasury’s (Treasury) Inspector General (IG), Richard Delmar, demanding a retraction of the IG’s recent report, and conduct a new and thorough review of the scope and significance of revolving door influence-peddling problem by big accounting firms at the Treasury Department.  In February 2022, the lawmakers requested the investigation following a report from the New … Continue Reading

May 13, 2024

Warren, McGovern, Lawmakers to President Biden: Use Executive Authority to Lower Food Prices

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) are leading a group of lawmakers in a letter to President Joe Biden encouraging the Biden administration to use its executive authority to take robust actions to lower food prices for families. In the letter, the lawmakers note how corporations have been raking in record profits while families are being hit with higher costs for groceries, and they outline several executive actions that the … Continue Reading

May 10, 2024

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Highlights CFPB Efforts to Cut Down on Credit Card Fees and Lower Prices for Consumers

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out how big credit card issuers are exploiting loopholes in the law to gouge consumers and rake in profits. Adam Rust, Director of Financial Services at the Consumer Federation of America pointed out that while interest rates at smaller financial institutions like credit unions are lower, consumers are often guided by misleading price comparison tools … Continue Reading

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