Press Releases

May 12, 2021

Warren Statement on House Financial Services Committee Passage of Climate Risk Disclosure Act

| Support Letter from 82 OrganizationsWashington, D.C. -- Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement following the House Financial Services Committee passage of her and Rep. Casten's (D-Ill.) bill, the Climate Risk Disclosure Act: "We cannot afford to ignore the threats of the climate crisis, and it's time to fight back against giant corporations that want to pollute our environment and ask taxpayers to clean up the mess," said … Continue Reading

May 12, 2021

Warren to Tai at Hearing: Our Trade Negotiations Must Put Patients Over Big Pharma Profits

Washington, DC - At today's Senate Finance Committee, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Katherine Tai to address specifics about last week's announcement of support for a COVID-19 TRIPS Waiver. USTR committed only to negotiating a waiver on some international intellectual property (IP) rules for COVID-19 vaccines, but testing, treatment, and PPE are also vital to combating COVID-19. When drug companies draft … Continue Reading

May 12, 2021

Warren, Markey Applaud Nomination of Angel Kelley to U.S. District Court in Massachusetts

Washington, D.C. - President Biden announced that he has nominated Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Angel Kelley to serve on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Judge Kelley was recommended to Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey as a top candidate for the federal judicial vacancy by the bipartisan Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations. "We were glad to recommend Judge Kelley to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of … Continue Reading

May 11, 2021

Warren, Pressley, Colleagues Reintroduce the Andrew Kearse Act

Legislation Will Hold Police Officers Criminally Liable for Denying Medical Care to People in CustodyBill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - Today, on the 4th anniversary of Andrew Kearse's death, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) reintroduce the Andrew Kearse Accountability for Denial of Medical Care Act to hold law enforcement officers criminally liable for failing to obtain medical assistance to people in custody … Continue Reading

May 11, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Makes the Case for Upcoming IRS Tax Enforcement Bill

Washington, DC - At today's Senate Finance Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rossotti to highlight the importance of third-party information reporting -- further making the case for her upcoming bill that would boost tax enforcement for the wealthy and giant corporations.Currently, the IRS has the least visibility into incomes that are overwhelmingly … Continue Reading

May 11, 2021

Warren, Murphy, Padilla, Sanders, Hayes, Lawson, and Torres Introduce the Bicameral Student Food Security Act

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), and Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.), and Representatives Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.), Al Lawson (D-Fla.), and Norma Torres (D-Calif.) introduced the Student Food Security Act of 2021, bicameral legislation to address food insecurity on college campuses by enabling more low-income college students to access the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and pushing the federal … Continue Reading

May 07, 2021

Warren: Jobs Report Shows Need for Universal Childcare

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement following today's jobs report:"Today's jobs report is a stark reminder of what American families know all too well: child care is infrastructure. If we want moms and dads to go back to work as this pandemic subsides, we need to provide them with the child care they need."The numbers tell the story: There were 8,000 fewer women working in April compared to the previous month, and … Continue Reading

May 06, 2021

Warren, Colleagues to Education Department: What Steps Are You Taking to Prepare Student Loan Borrowers for Turning Payments Back On?

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona requesting information about the steps the Department of Education (ED) and the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) are taking to help transition millions of federal student loan borrowers back into repayment ahead of the scheduled end for paused student loan payments and interest in September. This … Continue Reading

May 06, 2021

Warren, Murphy, Booker, Wyden, Markey Urge Senate Leadership to Include Long-term Investments for K-12 Schools in Next Funding Package

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Edward Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D- N.Y.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) urging them to include additional long-term funding for elementary and secondary schools in the next funding package to help accelerate students' academic progress, address students' social-emotional needs, and target the … Continue Reading

May 05, 2021

Warren, Markey, McGovern, Trahan Urge Tenet Healthcare and St. Vincent's to Continue Negotiations with Massachusetts Nurses Association

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey along with Representatives James P. McGovern and Lori Trahan sent a letter to Tenet Healthcare (Tenet) Board of Directors expressing concerns regarding the contract negotiations between St. Vincent Hospital (St. Vincent's), their parent company Tenet, and the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), which represents the approximately 800 professional nurses at the hospital. The lawmakers urge Tenet's Board of … Continue Reading

May 05, 2021

Warren Leads Letter Urging HHS to Take "Immediate" and "Aggressive" Action to Mitigate and Manage COVID-19 Outbreaks in Correctional Facilities

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), wrote to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging Secretary Xavier Becerra to use new funding authorized by Congress in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and his authority under the … Continue Reading

May 03, 2021

Statement on Richard Cordray's Appointment to Lead Federal Student Aid

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on the Biden administration's naming Richard Cordray to lead the office of Federal Student Aid at the Department of Education."Rich Cordray has spent years fighting on behalf of American families. Rich was a fearless and effective leader at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau where he held big banks accountable and forced financial institutions to return $12 billion directly to the people … Continue Reading

April 30, 2021

Warren to President Biden: Use All Available Tools to Help Alleviate India's Spiraling Public Health Crisis

Washington, DC - United States Senator Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to President Biden urging his administration to leverage all tools and resources available to the United States to provide relief to India, which is "in the midst of an urgent humanitarian crisis that requires a robust response from its partners and allies abroad," as the Senator wrote in her letter to the President.In her letter, Senator Warren calls on the Biden administration to take the following actions: … Continue Reading

April 29, 2021

At Dignity of Work Hearing, Warren Calls on Congress to Pass Her Schedules That Work Act to Improve Conditions for Low-Wage Workers

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made the case for passing the Schedules That Work Act, legislation she introduced with Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) that would help ensure that low-wage employees have more certainty about their work schedules and income.Unions and working people spent decades fighting for a fair work week, which led to the enactment of the Fair Labor … Continue Reading

April 28, 2021

Warren, Colleagues Call on Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson to Expand Access to COVID-19 Vaccines Across the Globe

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Jeffrey A. Merkley (D-Ore.), and Christopher S. Murphy (D-Conn.) sent letters to Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson requesting information on their plans to expand access to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines and vaccine manufacturing capacity across the globe. Their request comes as India faces a humanitarian and public health crisis, with over … Continue Reading

April 28, 2021

Warren Blasts Trump Administration Rule That Allows Lenders to Profit Off of Struggling Consumers and Urges Congress to Nullify the Rule in Coming Weeks

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Brian Brooks, Former Acting Comptroller of the Currency, who finalized the True Lender Rule under the previous administration that has helped lenders profit off of struggling consumers. In a "rent-a-bank" arrangement, a nonbank lender, like an online lender or a payday loan company that would usually be subject to usury laws, finds a bank … Continue Reading

April 27, 2021

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Questions Millionaire CEO Abigail Disney on Broken Tax System and Calls for Wealth and Real Corporate Profits Tax

Washington, D.C. - Today, during Senator Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) first hearing as chair of the Senate Finance Committee's Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth, Senator Warren held a debate about tax fairness. Highlights: Millionaire CEO Abigail Disney rejected earlier comments from billionaire Leon Cooperman, who declined to attend today’s hearing. Instead of “dumping on the American dream,” as Cooperman has said, Disney said a wealth tax like Senator Warren's … Continue Reading

April 27, 2021

Warren Calls on SEC to Investigate Potential Insider Trading by CEO of Emergent BioSolutions, Company That Ruined 15 Million Doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Gary Gensler, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) urging the agency to investigate Mr. Robert G. Kramer, president and CEO of Emergent BioSolutions (Emergent) - a biopharmaceutical company and contract manufacturer for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. A new report based on SEC filings suggests that Mr. Kramer dumped $10 million of Emergent stock prior to disclosure of … Continue Reading

April 27, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Delivers Remarks on Tax System Fairness

While chairing her first Senate Finance subcommittee hearing, Warren made the case for her proposals a Wealth Tax, Real Corporate Profits Tax, and a mandatory funding stream for the IRS to ensure the wealthy and big corporations pay their fair share."These three big ideas alone would raise more than $6 trillion, enough to pay for every single penny of President Biden's American Jobs Plan, then pay for every single penny of his American Families Plan, and still have more than $2T left … Continue Reading

April 27, 2021

Warren, Durbin and Colleagues Urge President Biden To Issue Updated Presidential Determination With An Increased Refugee Admissions Target

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and 32 other Senate colleagues in a letter to President Joe Biden asking him to issue an updated presidential determination with an increased refugee admissions target for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 as soon as possible. The senators also urged President Biden to set a target of at least 125,000 refugee admissions in FY 2022 and to set the refugee admissions target at … Continue Reading

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