Press Releases

February 24, 2022

Warren Statement on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: “The American people stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and their pursuit of democracy and freedom. Vladimir Putin bears full responsibility for Russia’s unjustifiable war against Ukraine. This Russian invasion will cause immense human suffering, including the potential for mass casualties … Continue Reading


February 22, 2022

Warren, Jayapal Call on Treasury, Tax Inspectors General to Investigate Unethical Revolving Door Between Treasury and “Big Five” Accounting Firms

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, sent a letter to the Acting Inspector General of the Department of Treasury and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, calling on them to open an investigation into the unethical revolving door between the world’s largest accounting firms and the Treasury Department and Internal … Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Warren, Booker, Bush, 99 Congressional Colleagues Urge President Biden to Reverse Inhumane Immigration Policies that Disproportionately Impact Black Migrants

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Representative Cori Bush (D-Mo.), and 99 of their Congressional colleagues urged President Biden to reverse inhumane immigration policies which often disproportionately harm Black migrants, such as Title 42, originally introduced by the Trump administration. The letter comes in the aftermath of disturbing images from September 2021, where Border Patrol agents were seen on horseback aggressively … Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Warren, King, Doggett Urge HHS to Exercise March-in Rights for Life-Saving Cancer Drug Xtandi to Dramatically Lower its Price for Millions of Americans

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Angus King (I-Maine), and Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) sent a letter to Xavier Becerra, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), urging him to move forward with the march-in petition submitted for the prostate cancer drug Xtandi. The lawmakers are urging Secretary Becerra to hold a public hearing on the Xtandi petition to allow petitioners and patent-holders to present arguments and … Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Warren, Colleagues Call on Leadership to Include Trade Provisions in China Competitiveness Bill that Level the Playing Field for American Workers

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi urging them to prioritize the pro-worker, pro-environment trade provisions in the China competitiveness bill, known as USICA in the Senate and the America COMPETES Act in the House. As the Senate and House begin to … Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

ICYMI: Warren Makes the Case for Increased Funding for the IRS and Calls on the Administration to Commit to Creating Simplified Filing Tools

Video of Hearing ExchangeWashington, D.C. - In case you missed it, at yesterday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made the case for increased funding for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) through the Build Back Better Act and called on the administration to create the simplified filing tools proposed in her Tax Filing Simplification Act. Corporate lobbyists and anti-tax extremists have slashed the IRS budget by 20% over the past … Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

In Testimony, Warren Calls out Private Equity’s Predatory Practices, Stands with Striking Warrior Met Workers

Warren’s Stop Wall Street Looting Act Would Protect Workers and Fix the Broken Private Equity ModelVideo of Testimony Washington, D.C. - Testifying before the Senate Committee on the Budget, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out private equity firms’ predatory practices of buying up distressed companies; stripping workers of benefits, fair pay, and safe working conditions; and reaping billions in profits. Senator Warren reiterated her support for the 1,100 striking coal … Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Calls Out Corporations for Abusing Their Market Power to Raise Consumer Prices and Boost Profits

Warren: “(T)he CEOs of some of the biggest companies have been bragging to their investors that inflation has created a terrific opportunity for them to (raise prices and) boost profits.” Video of Hearing ExchangeWashington, D.C. - During a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out corporations for hiding behind inflation to raise consumer prices and boost profits.In questions to members of the … Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

Warren, Blumenthal, Colleagues Call on DOJ to Investigate Sackler Family’s Role in Fueling Opioid Epidemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate whether members of the Sackler family personally engaged in criminal conduct in connection with Purdue Pharma’s admitted criminal wrongdoing in fueling the devastating opioid epidemic. The senators also urged … Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

Warren, Jones, Lead Colleagues in Slamming Proposed Sanderson-Wayne Poultry Merger And Call on DOJ To Take Action As Americans Face Soaring Poultry Prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) along with U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.), Katie Porter (D-Calif.), Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), David Cicilline (R.I.), Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), and Judy Chu (D-Calif.) slammed the proposed merger between Sanderson Farms, the third largest … Continue Reading


February 16, 2022

ICYMI: Warren Presses Pentagon Nominees for Tough Oversight at the Pentagon to Mitigate Civilian Casualties and Improve Military Housing Conditions

Washington, D.C. — During a Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) expressed concern to Robert Storch, nominee to be Inspector General for the Department of Defense (DoD IG), about key information the Pentagon is keeping from the public through “pseudo-classification” and called for enhanced transparency to mitigate civilian casualties. During her exchange with Christopher Lowman, nominee to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for … Continue Reading


February 15, 2022

Warren, Markey Applaud $1.1 Million Grant to Support Massachusetts Seafood Industry

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) applauded the announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) of an investment of approximately $50 million in grants to support seafood processors, processing facilities and processing vessels through the Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety Block Grant Program, Massachusetts will receive $1.1 million for the Massachusetts Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety Block … Continue Reading


February 15, 2022

ICYMI: On Senate Floor, Warren Calls Out Republicans Holding Up Historic Slate of Federal Reserve Nominees

Senator Warren: “The Republicans are also launching bad faith attacks about ethics without the facts to back them up. If we’re going to discuss ethics, then let’s be clear - Professor Raskin has voluntarily committed to the strongest ethics standards and post-employment limitations of any nominee to the Federal Reserve, ever. In fact, each of these nominees has voluntarily committed to stronger ethics standards, except one - Jerome Powell.”Watch the Floor Remarks HEREWashington, D.C. — … Continue Reading


February 11, 2022

English/Español: Warren, Bipartisan Group of Senators Applaud Passage of Resolution Recognizing Significant Contributions of Arecibo Telescope

 Washington, D.C. - La Senadora Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) y Senadores Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), y Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)aplaudieron la aprobación por consentimiento unánime de una resolución bipartidista para reconocer las importantes contribuciones científicas, educativas y económicas realizadas por el telescopio del Observatorio de Arecibo en Barrio Esperanza, Arecibo, … Continue Reading


February 11, 2022

Warren and Smith Ask Regulators To Deny Special Regulatory Favors for Credit Suisse

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), both members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, sent a letter to Ali Khawar, the Acting Assistant Secretary at the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) in the Department of Labor (DOL), raising concerns about EBSA’s proposal to grant a one-year “qualified professional asset manager” (QPAM) exemption to Credit Suisse Group AG (Credit Suisse) despite … Continue Reading


February 11, 2022

Massachusetts Delegation Announces First Round of Federal Transit Funding for Massachusetts and Regional Transit Authorities from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), Bill Keating (D-MA-09), Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), and Jake Auchincloss (D-MA-04), announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded Massachusetts state and regional transit … Continue Reading


February 11, 2022

Warren, Cardin Call for Immediate COVID-19 Booster Shots for Individuals in DHS/ICE Custody

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and ten other senators are calling on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to protect individuals in ICE custody from COVID-19 by making booster shots easily accessible. Following a January 26 whistleblower complaint by two consulting doctors for ICE expressing grave concern about the lack of booster shots and the 800% increase in COVID-19 cases … Continue Reading


February 10, 2022

Warren, DeLauro Reintroduce the Schedules That Work Act

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) today reintroduced the Schedules That Work Act in the Senate and the House. This legislation would help ensure that employees have more certainty about their work schedules and income, an issue that has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. It addresses unstable, unpredictable, and rigid scheduling practices like placing workers “on-call” with no guarantee of work hours, … Continue Reading


February 10, 2022

Warren, Schakowsky, DeLauro, Lee, Pressley, and Porter Reintroduce the Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights Act

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Chairwoman of House Appropriations Committee, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.) today announced the introduction of the … Continue Reading


February 10, 2022

Warren, Porter Seek Answers on Troubling New Allegations of Wells Fargo's Atrocious Behavior and FINRA's Ability to Effectively Police the Financial System

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.) sent a letter to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) questioning new reports of misbehavior by Wells Fargo that raise concerns about the the self-regulatory organization’s ability to fairly and effectively police the financial system. The letter comes after … Continue Reading

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