Press Releases

September 26, 2022

Majority Leader Schumer & Senator Warren Joint Statement on CBO Estimate of Student Debt Cancellation

Washington, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following joint statement on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate of student debt cancellation:“Today’s CBO estimate makes clear that millions of middle class Americans have more breathing room thanks to President Biden’s historic decision to cancel student debt. In contrast to President Trump and Republicans who gave giant corporations $2 trillion … Continue Reading


September 26, 2022

Warren, Gillibrand Call For Billions In Comprehensive Federal Relief For Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona

Washington, D.C. - A week after Hurricane Fiona devastated Puerto Rico, leaving at least 16 people dead and hundreds of thousands more without power or running water, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to Congressional leadership, calling for billions of dollars in federal economic relief for the island. The letter was also signed by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Martin Heinrich … Continue Reading


September 23, 2022

ICYMI: At Hearing, DoD Officials Acknowledge to Senator Warren There is Lack of Adequate Oversight to Prevent Sexual Misconduct in Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

Warren Opened Investigation into DoD and Department of Education Oversight over JROTC Program Following Alarming Reports of Sexual Misconduct Warren: “If the military doesn't step up to prevent these kinds of abuses, then it is the military that is endangering our ability to build up our force of the future, and for it to have real credibility. The military screens these instructors, and ultimately, it is your reputation on the line. I know that my colleagues and I have a number of … Continue Reading


September 23, 2022

Senator Warren joins Senators Shaheen, Rounds to Send Bipartisan Letter Pushing for Increased Action from Pentagon to Address PFAS Exposure at Military Installations

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) in sending a bipartisan letter to Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Lloyd Austin and White House officials, urging increased funding for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) testing and remediation, and to improve PFAS-related planning to make use of the higher funding levels Congress is willing to appropriate to address the pervasive issue. The … Continue Reading


September 22, 2022

After Today’s Hearing, Warren and Menendez Call Out Big Bank CEOs For Failure to Provide Promised Data on Consumers Defrauded by Zelle

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D. - N.J.) wrote a letter to the CEOs of several of the nation’s largest banks, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and JPMorgan, calling out their failure to provide data on the prevalence of fraud and scams on Zelle, despite their commitments to immediately doing so during today’s Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee (BHUA) hearing. These banks all created, co-own, and help manage … Continue Reading


September 22, 2022

Senator Warren, Representative Bush Seek Answers from Tech CEOs on Worker Misclassification and Abortion Benefits

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Cori Bush (D-Mo.), and 23 members of Congress sent letters to the CEOs of Amazon, Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and Grubhub regarding reports that a new benefit - offered to their employees in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade - applies only to the companies’ employees and not to their misclassified independent contractor workforce.“We welcome private sector companies stepping up with … Continue Reading


September 22, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Blasts Bank CEOs on Failure to Protect Consumers From Zelle Fraud

Washington, D.C. - During today’s Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee (BHUA) hearing, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) blasted CEOs of the nation’s largest banks for their failure to protect consumers from fraudulent Zelle transactions. Wells Fargo, Bank of America, JPMorgan, Truist, U.S. Bank, and PNC all created, co-own, and help manage Zelle’s parent company - Early Warning Services - and yet all but one of them failed to provide the information Senator Warren … Continue Reading


September 22, 2022

Warren Opens Investigation to Examine How Republicans’ Radical National Abortion Ban Proposal Would Affect Women’s Access to Health Care

Washington, D.C. - Following Senate Republicans’ introduction of a radical proposal to ban abortion nationwide after 15 weeks and the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) opened an investigation into how this proposal would impact women’s access to critical pregnancy care, reproductive care, and other types of essential health care. Senator Warren sent letters to 5 leading health care organizations representing physicians, nurses, … Continue Reading


September 22, 2022

Senator Warren Urges President Biden to Fully Fund Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to President Biden asking to waive any local cost-share for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) aid to Puerto Rico. On September 18, 2022, Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Puerto Rico, cutting off power to the entire island and leaving many areas under water. That same day, President Biden approved an emergency declaration to authorize the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FEMA to work in coordination … Continue Reading


September 22, 2022

Senators Warren, Menendez, Brown, Hold Wells Fargo Accountable for Conducting Misleading Interviews with Women and Minority Candidates

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren, Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) today sent a letter to Wells Fargo CEO and President Charles Scharf and Senior Vice President Bei Ling to express their deep concerns about the bank’s reported practice of conducting “fake interviews” with women and minority candidates for vacancies that had already been filled. This effort comes ahead of today’s much anticipated Banking Committee hearing with the leaders of some of the … Continue Reading


September 21, 2022

Warren, Gillibrand Lead Colleagues to Open Investigation into Failure to Protect Students in Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps from Sexual Misconduct

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), all members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, opened an investigation into the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program, following disturbing reports of widespread patterns of sexual misconduct by instructors in the program. The senators sent letters to the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Education (ED), … Continue Reading


September 21, 2022

ICYMI: Senator Warren Introduces Judge Margaret Guzman and Julie Rikelman Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Video of Hearing ExchangeWashington D.C. - At today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced Massachusetts Judge Margaret Guzman, nominee to serve on the United States District Court in Massachusetts and Julie Rikelman, nominee to the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Senators Warren and Markey (D-Mass.) recommended both Judge Guzman and Ms. Rikelman to President Biden for appointment to the federal bench. Transcript: Senate Judiciary … Continue Reading


September 20, 2022

Warren, Whitehouse Announce Senate Vote on DISCLOSE Act to Help Restore Americans’ Faith in Democracy

Legislation to root out special interest control of politics and courts will get vote by full Senate this weekWashington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) announced that the Senate is set to vote later this week on the DISCLOSE Act (S. 4822) to combat the flood of anonymous special interest spending in American politics. The bill would require organizations spending money in federal elections and judicial nominations to disclose their … Continue Reading


September 20, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Calls Out Risks Of Crypto Mixers as a Tool for Russian Oligarchs and Illicit Actors to Evade Sanctions

“One thing I've learned over the past couple of years is where the crypto boosters cry the loudest, you're probably onto something. If crypto has nothing to hide on money laundering for oligarchs or drug lords or tax evaders, then they shouldn't mind a little transparency.”Video of HearingWashington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out crypto mixers as a tool for Russian oligarchs and other … Continue Reading


September 20, 2022

ICYMI: At Hearing, Expert Agrees with Senator Warren on the Importance of Transparency Regarding Nuclear Weapons Policy

Video of Hearing ExchangeWashington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) asked Madelyn Creedon, the former principal deputy administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administrator (NNSA), about the importance of transparency in advancing United States national security. Senator Warren made reference to the Biden administration’s decision to restore transparency and declassify the number of nuclear weapons the … Continue Reading


September 20, 2022

Senator Warren, Massachusetts Leaders in Congress Ask FEMA and DHS for Assistance on Recently Arrived Asylum Seekers

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and members of the Massachusetts delegation sent a letter asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to use their administrative authorities to ensure that the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) is awarding funds as quickly as possible, and with as little bureaucratic delay as possible, to Massachusetts entities that are providing humanitarian aid to migrants flown to … Continue Reading


September 20, 2022

Warren, Senators Demand Answers from Heartbeat International about the Collection – and Potential Disclosure – of Women’s Reproductive Health Information

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and six Senators sent a letter to Heartbeat International, an anti-abortion organization that supports thousands of crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) across the country, calling on the organization to answer a series of questions about its collection and use of women’s personal data, including sensitive health care information.“Heartbeat International - which is explicitly opposed to abortion rights - appears to be in a position to … Continue Reading


September 19, 2022

ICYMI: Senator Warren Speaks to the New England Council on Work in Washington

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke to the New England Council and answered questions about her work in Washington. Senator Warren discussed topics including infrastructure benefits for Massachusetts under the Inflation Reduction Act, the CHIPS and Science Act, the climate crisis, health care, civic engagement, and the events in Martha’s Vineyard. As Prepared for Delivery: Senator Warren’s Remarks to the New England Council September 19, 2022U.S. Senator … Continue Reading


September 16, 2022

Senator Warren Joins Padilla, Durbin to Request Additional Humanitarian Assistance Funding for Communities and Organizations Aiding Migrant Families

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) in sending a letter to Senate Appropriations Committee leadership urging them to provide additional humanitarian assistance funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) in the upcoming Continuing Resolution.As some state governors continue to engage in political stunts with … Continue Reading


September 16, 2022

Warren Calls on Treasury to Use Every Tool to Rein In Crypto Market

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen calling on the Treasury Department (Treasury) and the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) to build a strong regulatory framework for the crypto market. Senator Warren attached nine letters from two years of oversight investigations into the crypto market, providing evidence to Secretary Yellen of … Continue Reading

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