Press Releases

July 29, 2022

ICYMI: Warren, Hirono Lead 23 Senators to Urge VA to Immediately Begin Offering Abortion Services to Veterans and Eligible Dependents

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) led 23 of their colleagues in a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), calling on the VA to take immediate administrative action to offer abortions and all abortion-related services to veterans and eligible dependents. Almost 400,000 women veterans of reproductive age live in states that are certain or likely to ban abortions following the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. … Continue Reading

July 28, 2022

ICYMI: At Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing, Defense Nominee Agrees to Work with Senator Warren to Address Conflicts of Interest and Ethics at the Pentagon

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raised concerns to Dr. Radha Plumb, nominated to be Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, about continued weaknesses in revolving door laws and the ongoing need to address conflicts of interest between the Pentagon and private defense contractors. In response to Senator Warren’s questions, Dr. Plumb, committed to working with Senator Warren … Continue Reading

July 28, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Calls out Giant Wall Street Firms’ Profiteering from Crypto Scams

Washington, D.C. - Today, at a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out the role that large institutional investors, including venture capital, hedge funds, and private equity, play in funding, hyping, and sucking money from crypto projects that scam mom-and-pop investors. Senator Warren noted that large professional investors are playing a growing role in the crypto market. Venture capital firms invested … Continue Reading

July 26, 2022

Senator Warren and Representatives Porter and Cárdenas Reintroduce the Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Representatives Katie Porter (D-Calif.) and Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) reintroduced the bipartisan Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act, legislation that would strengthen oversight and enforcement of federal mental health and substance use disorder parity laws. This bill was previously introduced by Senator Warren in 2016, 2018, and again in 2019. For the first time, the Behavioral Health Coverage … Continue Reading

July 26, 2022

Warren, Padilla Urge DOT to Hold Airlines Accountable for Delayed and Canceled Flights, Promote Competition to Prevent Price Hikes

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) sent a letter to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Pete Buttigieg, urging DOT to fully utilize its statutory authority to protect consumers, promote competition in the airline industry and hold airlines accountable for delayed and canceled flights. In the letter, the lawmakers raised concerns about Americans’ air travel experiences, which have grown steadily worse … Continue Reading

July 25, 2022

Senator Warren in Wall Street Journal Op-Ed: The Fed’s Aggressive Interest-Rate Hikes Risk Triggering a Recession, Calls on Congress To Do Its Part to Fight Inflation

Op-Ed in The Wall Street JournalWashington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal warning that the Federal Reserve’s decision to aggressively raise interest rates risks triggering a devastating recession.Read the full op-ed here and below:Wall Street Journal - Elizabeth Warren: Jerome Powell’s Fed Pursues a Painful and Ineffective Inflation CureJuly 25, 2022By Elizabeth WarrenEven as the pandemic continues to take its toll, the U.S. … Continue Reading

July 22, 2022

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Calls Out Private Equity for Contributing to Rising Housing Costs, Urges Fed to Avoid Worsening Housing Crisis By Hiking Interest Rates

Washington, D.C. - During a Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (BHUA) hearing, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) expressed concern about two key drivers of rising housing prices: an extreme housing supply shortage and the growing role of private equity firms and other institutional investors in the housing market. She also called out Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s interest rate hikes for potentially exacerbating the housing crisis by making … Continue Reading

July 21, 2022

Warren, Jayapal Question Raimondo on Big Tech Revolving Door at Department of Commerce and Its Impact on Global Digital Trade Rules

Washington, D.C.— United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo raising questions about the revolving door between the Department of Commerce and Big Tech companies, and its potential impact on global digital trade rules. In the letter, the lawmakers express concerns about how key Commerce officials who previously worked for Big Tech companies now work at the … Continue Reading

July 21, 2022

Warren, Markey Raise Concerns that Student Surveillance Platforms May Be Used to Criminalize or Punish Students Searching for Reproductive Health Information

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent letters to Bark Technologies,, GoGuardian, and Securly Inc., raising concerns that the software these companies use to monitor students’ online activity could be used to criminalize or punish students who are seeking information about abortion services and reproductive health care. In their letters, the senators ask whether the companies’ software flags students’ online searches for … Continue Reading

July 19, 2022

Senators Warren, Smith, Murray Introduce Legislation to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care Funding

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, led a group of their Democratic colleagues in introducing the Expanding Access to Family Planning Act. The bill would protect access to critical reproductive health care services—like birth control, cancer screenings, and more—by providing a consistent and strong source of funding for the Title X … Continue Reading

July 15, 2022

Warren Calls for Answers from Brookings Institution About Allegations of Its Former President’s Lobbying for Qatar

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Brookings Institution following reports that former Marine Corps General John R. Allen, the former President of the Brookings Institution, is under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for making false statements and withholding documents about his role in possible illegal lobbying for the government of Qatar. Senator Warren is asking Brookings for answers about its efforts to prevent … Continue Reading

July 15, 2022

Warren, Colleagues, Call on Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy to Require Cryptomining Companies to Disclose Energy Use and Emissions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Representatives Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE), highlighting findings from their investigation into the environmental impacts of cryptomining and requesting that the EPA and DOE work together to require cryptominers to report … Continue Reading

July 14, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Raises Concerns about Commerce Department's Approval of $15.7 Billion in Military-Style Assault Weapons Exports

Washington, D.C. - Today, at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Alan Estevez, Under Secretary for Industry and Security at the Department of Commerce about the agency’s lax approach to export controls of military-style assault weapons like the one used on the Fourth of July to kill seven people in Highland Park, Illinois. Senator Warren called on the Biden administration to fulfill a campaign … Continue Reading

July 14, 2022

Warren, Booker, Padilla Lead Senate Democrats Urging the Biden Administration to Declare a National and Public Health Emergency on Reproductive Rights

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and over a dozen Senate Democrats wrote to President Biden and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, urging them to immediately declare national and public health emergencies over Americans’ access to reproductive care.The letter was signed by 18 Senators in total, including Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), … Continue Reading

July 13, 2022

Warren and Markey Applaud Nomination of Judge Margaret Guzman to U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in Worcester

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement regarding President Biden’s nomination of Massachusetts District Court Judge Margaret Guzman to the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts: “Judge Margaret Guzman has fought for fairness and justice for the people of Massachusetts for decades, and would serve as an exceptionally qualified and committed judge on the United States District … Continue Reading

July 13, 2022

ICYMI: Warren and Jayapal Lead Lawmakers in Calling for Biden Administration to Support Cost-Free Aid to Developing World

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Vice Chair Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-Ill.) led 12 Senators and 31 Representatives in letters to President Biden and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, calling on the Biden administration to immediately support the issuance of at least $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), a cost-free reserve asset distributed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). A … Continue Reading

July 13, 2022

Senator Warren Leads 22 Colleagues in Introducing the Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2022

Washington D.C. -  U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led 22 colleagues in introducing the Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2022, with Representatives Katie Porter (D-Calif.) and Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) introducing the House companion. This legislation would simplify the tax filing process for millions of Americans, saving them hours and hundreds of dollars. Along with lowering costs and eliminating red tape for all taxpayers, simplified filing tools would ensure that more eligible … Continue Reading

July 13, 2022

ICYMI: At Senate Finance Committee Hearing, Treasury Nominee Agrees with Senator Warren on the Need to End Tax Incentives for Big Pharma Offshoring

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Jay Shambaugh, nominee for Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs, on the need for international tax reform to reward investments in America, instead of offshoring. The Senator pointed to the large biopharmaceutical company AbbVie, and its history of price gouging and exploiting tax breaks for offshoring, booking 99% of its income overseas and slashing its … Continue Reading

July 13, 2022

Senators Warren, Markey and Representative Seth Moulton Fight to Save the North Shore Birth Center

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Representative Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Tom Sands, President of Beverly Hospital, urging him to delay the planned closure of the North Shore Birth Center and to carefully consider alternative options. The lawmakers have asked for a response by August 11, 2022.Since its opening in 1980, the North Shore Birth Center has provided women in Eastern Massachusetts with a critical alternative to … Continue Reading

July 12, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Questions FTA Administrator on MBTA Maintenance and Safety Issues and Reiterates Calls for Rail Electrification

Washington, D.C. - At today's Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee (BHUA) hearing, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Nuria Fernandez, Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), on serious safety concerns regarding the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), which has been plagued with shutdowns, maintenance and numerous safety issues, and multiple deaths last year alone. Senator Warren’s exchange follows an April letter the FTA … Continue Reading

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