Press Releases

September 13, 2022

At Hearing, Senator Warren Scrutinizes Student Loan Servicers Following Reports of ‘Outrageous’ Tactics

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) asked Ms. Rachel Gittleman, Financial Services Outreach Manager, Consumer Federation of America, about Navient’s long track record of using misleading tactics to work in their own financial interests rather than in the interest of student borrowers.“While families breathe a sigh of relief, corporations that made billions off a broken student loan … Continue Reading

September 12, 2022

ICYMI: Alongside President Joe Biden, Senator Warren Celebrates Federal Funding Awarded to Boston Logan Airport

Boston, MA -- Today, during an event with President Joe Biden, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks celebrating the $62 million dollar Airport Terminal Program awarded to Boston Logan Airport for their Terminal E modernization improvements and terminal roadways. The funding is a result of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.Full remarks below as prepared for delivery. September 12, 2022 U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren: I’m here today with President Biden and our federal, … Continue Reading

September 12, 2022

Senator Warren and Representative Pressley Seek To Ensure that Student Loan Servicers are Providing Borrowers With Accurate and Timely Information about Student Loan Cancellation

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the nine federal student loan servicers to inquire about the steps they are taking to ensure that borrowers are receiving accurate and timely information about President Biden’s cancellation of up to $20,000 of student loan debt, and other upcoming changes to the student loan system. They also sent a separate letter to Navient Corporation (Navient) in response to … Continue Reading

September 09, 2022

Warren, Menendez, Brown, Feinstein, Sanders, and Booker Press Meta for Details on its Efforts to Combat Cryptocurrency Scams

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), members of the Senate Banking Committee, Sherrod Brown, Chair of the Senate Banking Committee, and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sent a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, requesting information about the company’s efforts to combat cryptocurrency scams and hold bad actors accountable for cryptocurrency fraud on its platforms. “Data from the Federal Trade … Continue Reading

September 09, 2022

Warren Joins Merkley, Smith in Sounding Alarm on Unlawful Charges for PrEP Patients

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) in a letter to AHIP, the trade association representing health insurance companies, expressing concern about unlawfully charging individuals for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication and related care. The Senators' letter … Continue Reading

September 08, 2022

New Op-Ed: Elizabeth Warren: We’re making huge federal investments in science research — and must do more

“For decades, Massachusetts has been a national leader in transforming federal dollars into cutting-edge research.”“Early in my academic career, I received an NSF grant for my bankruptcy research. I learned first-hand the importance of such funding for developing a new area of inquiry and accelerating research. Now, when I read about the plans of other researchers, I am awed by their vision and the hope for the future that their work represents. That’s why, ever since I’ve been in the … Continue Reading

September 08, 2022

ICYMI: Warren, Hirono, Murray, Duckworth Applaud Landmark Abortion Access Measure for Veterans Amid Republican Attacks

Following SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, roughly half of women veterans in the U.S. live in states that have or are likely to ban abortionIn July, Warren and Hirono led colleagues to call on VA to begin offering abortion servicesVideo of Press Conference (Twitter)Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) condemned Republican attacks on the Biden administration’s … Continue Reading

September 08, 2022

Senator Warren and Representative Sherman Reintroduce the Nationwide Right to Unionize Act, Call for Passage of the PRO Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Representative Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) reintroduced the Nationwide Right to Unionize Act, legislation that would support the right to unionize by prohibiting states from banning union security agreements through “right-to-work” laws. Twenty-seven states have enacted “right-to-work” laws that prevent unions from collecting dues from non-union members who are covered under a union-negotiated contract. These … Continue Reading

September 07, 2022

Warren, Sanders, Lee Lead Bipartisan Call for DoD and State Department to Investigate Possible U.S. Complicity in Civilian Harm In Yemen

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) sent letters to the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of State (State), calling on the Departments to thoroughly investigate how U.S. military support to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen may have led to civilian harm and analyze to the effectiveness of civilian harm reduction efforts by the Saudi … Continue Reading

September 02, 2022

Heeding Call From Warren, Hirono, Colleagues, VA to Begin Providing Abortion Care

Senators led push for VA to offer abortion services after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. WadeWashington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) applauded the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) announcement that it will begin offering abortion services in certain circumstances. In July, Senators Warren and Hirono led 23 of their colleagues to call on VA to immediately begin offering abortion services after the far-right Supreme Court’s … Continue Reading

September 02, 2022

Senator Warren and Representative Dean Urge Bank CEOs to Adopt New Code for Gun and Ammunition Retailers

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.) sent letters to the CEOs of MasterCard, American Express, and Visa urging them to support the creation of a new merchant category code for gun and ammunition retailers and to request information about their reported opposition to Amalgamated Bank’s application for such a code. “Mass shooters have repeatedly financed deadly massacres using credit cards, and Bank CEOs need to step up to save … Continue Reading

September 01, 2022

Senator Warren Urges the Department of Justice to Release New Student Loan Bankruptcy Guidance

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) urging DOJ to issue and implement updated student debt bankruptcy guidance without delay following the Biden-Harris administration’s historic decision to cancel up to $20,000 in student debt for up to 43 million borrowers and overhaul the student loan system.In March of this year, Senator Warren joined a similar letter led by Senators Durbin (D-Ill), Murray (D-Wash.), and … Continue Reading

August 31, 2022

Senators Warren and Markey Demand Stronger Leadership and Increased Investments in MBTA in response to FTA Findings

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement in response to the Federal Transit Administration report on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA): “The Federal Transit Administration’s report underscores what we already know: the MBTA’s current crises are the unprecedented consequences of systemic negligence, underinvestment, and mismanagement of Greater Boston’s public transit system. It is … Continue Reading

August 25, 2022

Senators Warren, Markey and Massachusetts Delegation Announce Over $2 Million in Funding for Massachusetts Fire Departments

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA.) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Bill Keating (D-MA-09), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), and Jake Auchincloss (D-MA-04) today announced that Massachusetts towns will receive over $2 million in FY2021 funding from FEMA as a part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants.“Firefighters in the Commonwealth and across the country put their lives on the line every day in order … Continue Reading

August 24, 2022

Joint Statement from Senator Warren and Leader Schumer on President Biden’s Student Loan Debt Cancellation Announcement

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) released the following joint statement today after President Biden announced his plan to cancel student loan debt. The announcement comes after nearly two years of Senators Warren and Schumer and others calling for broad student loan debt cancellation.“With the flick of a pen, President Biden has taken a giant step forward in addressing the student debt crisis by cancelling … Continue Reading

August 24, 2022

Senator Warren Statement on President Biden Cancelling Student Debt

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement after President Biden cancelled student loan debt:“Today is a day of joy and relief because President Biden has canceled a big chunk of student debt for as many as 43 million Americans. The President has taken a powerful step to help rebuild the middle class. Americans making less than $125,000 a year will receive up to $20,000 in student loan forgiveness, transforming the lives of … Continue Reading

August 22, 2022

Warren Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Members of Congress to File Amicus Brief Defending the Indian Child Welfare Act in Haaland v. Brackeen

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Chairman Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Vice Chair Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and U.S. Representatives Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.), co-chairs of the Congressional Native American Caucus, along with a bipartisan, bicameral group of 82 additional members of Congress, in filing an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court defending the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act … Continue Reading

August 16, 2022

Warren, Grassley Praise FDA’s Finalized Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Rule

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) issued the following joint statement after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a key rule allowing hearing aids to be sold over-the-counter, an effort they have worked on since 2017:"Five years after our bipartisan Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act became law, consumers with mild to moderate hearing loss will finally have access to affordable over-the-counter hearing aids,” said … Continue Reading

August 16, 2022

Senators Warren, Markey, Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Celebrate $189 Million in Federal Funding to Support Transition to Zero and Low-Emissions

Boston, MA — U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation in celebrating the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) announcement that it will award $189 million in federal transportation grants to finance capital projects, including transitioningMassachusetts transit authorities’ fleets to greener, more energy efficient buses. “Congratulations to the five recipients for receiving these federal transportation … Continue Reading

August 12, 2022

Senators Warren, Van Hollen, Baldwin, and Sanders Urge SEC to Adopt Strong 10b5-1 Rule to Prevent Corporate Executives’ Insider Trading

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler in support of the January 2022 proposed rule regarding 10b5-1 plans that would increase transparency and curb corporate executives’ abuse of “safe harbor” to trade their company’s stock. The SEC created the 10b5-1 “safe harbor” in 2000 to allow corporate executives, who often … Continue Reading

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