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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

September 16, 2022

ICYMI: At Hearing, Senator Warren Asks STRATCOM Commander on the Importance of Civilian Control in Nuclear Weapons Policy

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned General Anthony Cotton, nominee for STRATCOM commander, on the importance of civilian control in nuclear weapons policy and whether it is appropriate for the military to publicly lobby against the president, the commander in chief. Senator Warren also asked the general about how he would handle so-called “unfunded priorities” that become wish lists to boost the … Continue Reading

September 16, 2022

Warren Urges DOT to Use Full Authority to Scrutinize Potential JetBlue and Spirit Airlines Merger

Washington, D.C.— United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, urging the Department of Transportation (DOT) to use its full statutory authority to address consolidation in the airline industry and expressing serious concerns about the proposed merger between JetBlue and Spirit Airlines. In the letter, Senator Warren points out that DOT has significant and historically underutilized authorities to protect competition in air … Continue Reading

September 15, 2022

Warren Statement on Ongoing Developments on Martha’s Vineyard

Boston, MA — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement with an update on her work today regarding the developments on Martha’s Vineyard:“Exploiting vulnerable people for political stunts is repulsive and cruel. Massachusetts is fully capable of handling asylum seekers, and today I discussed potential options for federal resources with Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. I am in regular communication with State Senator Julian Cyr, … Continue Reading

September 15, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Calls on SEC to Stand Up to Fossil Fuel Lobbying and Finalize Strong Climate Disclosure Rule

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out giant fossil fuel companies and their trade association, the American Petroleum Institute, for lobbying to weaken the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed climate risk disclosure rule, which would require companies to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions. Fossil fuel industry groups are lobbying to drop Scope 3 disclosures … Continue Reading

September 14, 2022

ICYMI: On Senate Floor, Warren Stops Republican Attempt to Block Student Loan Cancellation for Working People

Washington, D.C. - In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) objected to the Republican Party’s shameful attempt to keep working Americans buried under mountains of student debt. Senator Warren celebrates President Biden’s decision to cancel up to $20,000 of federal student debt for as many as 43 million Americans with incomes under $125,000 as a historic step to deliver life-changing relief to working families and help rebuild the middle class.Watch Senator Warren’s … Continue Reading

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