Press Releases

March 31, 2022

Warren, Menendez, Booker, Hirono, Schatz, 19 Colleagues Call for Accountability and Answers on Undercounting of Minority Communities in 2020 Census

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), along with 19 Senate colleagues, called on Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Census Bureau Director Robert Santos to provide answers about the undercounting of minority communities in the 2020 Census and what the Census Bureau is doing to address the decades-long problem of undercounting minority communities across the … Continue Reading

March 31, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Blasts Wall Street for Buying Up Manufactured Home Communities, Trapping Tenants, and Worsening Housing Affordability Crisis for Seniors

Warren: “Congress needs to act to weaken the investors' grip on the housing market”Video of Hearing (Senator Warren at 01:33)Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out Wall Street’s role in worsening the housing affordability crisis for seniors by buying up manufactured home communities. Senator Warren called for Congress to loosen Wall Street’s grip on the housing market … Continue Reading

March 31, 2022

Warren, Sanders, Whitehouse, Booker Urge FTC Chair Lina Khan to Carefully Scrutinize Proposed Microsoft-Activision Merger and Its Impact on Workers

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sent a letter to Federal Trade Commissioner (FTC) Chair Lina Khan raising concerns about the proposed Microsoft-Activision merger and requesting that the agency closely examine its impact on workers. This letter follows Microsoft’s recent announcement of its proposed $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, a gaming company facing … Continue Reading

March 31, 2022

Warren to Biden Admin: Anticompetitive Behavior and Price Gouging in Automobile Sales and the Rental Car Industry Are Driving Up Costs For Consumers

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, wrote two separate letters to the White House Competition Council and Lina Khan, Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), regarding corporate profiteering in the automobile sales and rental industries. As Americans deal with record high prices throughout the economy, Senator Warren is calling out bad actors who are raising the prices of car rentals and sales to pad their … Continue Reading

March 31, 2022

Warren, Schumer, Pressley, Padilla, Warnock, Omar, Jayapal, Clyburn, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Extend the Payment Pause and Cancel Student Debt

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), along with Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), and Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) led a letter to President Joseph R. Biden urging the administration to act now to extend the pause on federally-held student loan payments until at … Continue Reading

March 31, 2022

Warren, Gallego, Heinrich, Cole Introduce Bicameral Bill to Increase Tribal Public Health Security and Preparedness

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Representative Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), and Representative Tom Cole (R-Okla.) introduced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tribal Public Health Security and Preparedness Act, legislation that would ensure tribal nations have equal access to funding through the CDC to prepare for public health emergencies. Currently, tribal nations are not eligible to apply for the … Continue Reading

March 30, 2022

Warren, Markey Investigation Finds That EdTech Student Surveillance Platforms Need Urgent Federal Action to Protect Students

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today released the findings of the October 2021 investigation they opened into four educational technology companies —, Bark Technologies, GoGuardian, and Securly Inc. — regarding their use of artificial intelligence (AI) and algorithmic systems to monitor students’ online activity. The senators sought to determine whether these products were surveilling students inappropriately, … Continue Reading

March 30, 2022

Warren, Whitehouse Call on Treasury, SEC to Close Loophole Exempting the $11 Trillion Private Investment Industry from Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Requirements

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking and Finance Committees, and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter calling on Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen and Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Gary Gensler to close the loophole that exempts the $11 trillion private investment industry from anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism … Continue Reading

March 29, 2022

After New Revelations of Ginni Thomas’s Efforts to Overturn the 2020 Election, Warren and Jayapal Lead 22 Colleagues in Bicameral Letter Demanding Explanation from Justice Clarence Thomas on Failure to Recuse from Key Supreme Court Decisions and Seeking Future Recusals

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) led 22 colleagues in a bicameral letter to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Chief Justice John Roberts demanding answers regarding Justice Thomas’s potential violation of federal ethics law, after last week’s explosive reporting on the efforts of his wife, Ms. Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Justice Thomas was the lone dissenting … Continue Reading

March 28, 2022

Warren, Baldwin, Carper, Warner Commend Budget Provision to Reform Executive Compensation

Washington, D.C - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Thomas Carper (D-Del.), and Mark Warner (D-Va.), members of the Senate Corporate Governance Working Group, released the following statement to commend President Biden’s budget proposal to restrict stock sales by corporate executives: “We are pleased that President Biden’s Budget calls for addressing the misaligned incentives that encourage excessive stock buybacks, often at the expense of investments in … Continue Reading

March 25, 2022

ICYMI: At Hearing, Senator Warren Calls on Housing Regulators to Combat Algorithmic Bias That Contribute to the Racial Wealth Gap

Video of Hearing ExchangeWashington, D.C. - In case you missed it, yesterday during a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (BHUA) Committee, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) highlighted the role that automated valuation models (AVMs) - computer programs that use data to estimate home values - play in perpetuating racial disparities in the home appraisal process. While these systems could be a tool to reduce bias in appraisals, they often rely on data … Continue Reading

March 24, 2022

Warren Slams Giant Ocean Carrier Conglomerates for Driving Up Consumer Costs While Making Record Profits

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the nine shipping companies that comprise the three giant ocean carrier alliances that dominate marine shipping, expressing concern that the companies are exploiting antitrust exemptions and driving up prices during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the letter, Senator Warren calls out the opportunistic business practices by the companies which have exacerbated shipping cost increases and supply chain problems, … Continue Reading

March 24, 2022

Sens. Warren, Durbin, Brown, Reps. Jayapal and Takano Urge Department of Education to Discharge Debt for Defrauded Corinthian College Students

Washington D.C. — U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and U.S. Representatives Pramila Jaypal (D-Wash.) and Mark Takano (D-Calif.) wrote a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, urging the Department of Education (ED) to swiftly discharge the loans of borrowers defrauded by predatory for-profit colleges and universities, including those operated by Corinthian College. Seven years after defrauded … Continue Reading

March 23, 2022

ICYMI: On Senate Floor, Senator Warren Applauds Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Professional Diversity, Urges Colleagues to Support Her Confirmation to the Supreme Court

“If confirmed, she will be the first Black woman to sit on the Supreme Court, bringing long overdue representation to the bench. After serving as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Washington, D.C., Judge Jackson will also be the first former federal public defender to serve on our nation’s highest court."“It matters that someone nominated to sit on our nation’s highest court has represented people other than corporate clients. It matters that someone nominated has had … Continue Reading

March 23, 2022

Warren, Baldwin, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Designate Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) joined with aa group of colleagues in a letter to President Biden, urging the administration to designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Cameroon, which would provide lifesaving protection to Cameroonians currently in the United States. Cameroon is experiencing multiple, worsening humanitarian crises - 4.4 million Cameroonians are in need of humanitarian assistance, 2.6 million Cameroonians … Continue Reading

March 23, 2022

Warren, Markey Call on President Biden to Deploy Clean Energy and Energy-Efficient Electric Technologies in Response to Putin’s Energy Market Disruption

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), along with Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) sent a letter to President Biden, urging him to employ his existing executive authorities to advance the development and widespread adoption of clean energy and energy-efficient electric technologies, such as heat pumps, in order to reduce dependence on Russia and other authoritarian petrostates, … Continue Reading

March 23, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Calls for Passing Historic Investments in Home and Community-Based Care

Video of HearingWashington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for historic investments in home and community-based care to expand access to services and ensure that home care workers can earn a living wage, enjoy real benefits, and can form and join a union. Despite providing essential support for adults, people with disabilities, and their loved ones, home care workers are three times more likely to live … Continue Reading

March 22, 2022

Senator Warren, Rep. Ro Khanna Introduce Bill to Prevent Large Corporations From Profiting Off Water and Water Rights

Washington, D.C. — Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and United States Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) led a bicameral group of colleagues in introducing the Future of Water Act to amend the Commodity Exchange Act to prohibit futures trading of water or water rights and protect our country’s water. Water is a basic human right that must be managed and protected as a public trust resource.As climate change has increased the severity and frequency of drought in … Continue Reading

March 17, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Warns Putin and Russian Elites Could Use Crypto to Hide Their Wealth and Evade Economic Sanctions

Washington, D.C. — During a U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) expressed concern that cryptocurrency could be used by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his cronies to undermine the international community's economic sanctions against Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. Senator Warren highlighted the various cryptocurrency tools that could make it easier for sanctioned individuals to hide their wealth and … Continue Reading

March 17, 2022

Warren, Wyden Demand Answers About Wells Fargo's Discriminatory Mortgage-Refinancing Practices Against Black Homeowners

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, and Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter to Charles Scharf, CEO and President of Wells Fargo, demanding answers from the bank after a Bloomberg report found that in 2020, Wells Fargo was the only major lender in the United States to accept less than half of mortgage-refinancing applications from … Continue Reading

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