Press Releases

April 15, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Highlights Need For the BUILD GREEN Act to Electrify Transportation

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made the case for the need to tackle climate change by investing in our nation's clean energy infrastructure, including the replacement of buses powered by diesel with electric buses. If these public transit options were instead powered by clean and renewable electricity, then they would produce and emit far fewer pollutants that are … Continue Reading


April 15, 2021

Warren at Hearing: Lowering Medicare Eligibility Age to 55 Could Cover Tens of Millions of Americans, We Can't Waste This Opportunity to Expand Coverage and Lower Costs

Washington, DC - In a Senate Finance Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made the case for lowering the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 55 while questioning Ms. Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, President Biden's nominee to serve as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Senator Warren believes in lowering the age to 55 would expand coverage for millions and has the potential to lower premiums for the Medicare program. In … Continue Reading


April 15, 2021

Warren, Casten, Colleagues Reintroduce Bill Requiring Public Companies to Disclose Climate-Related Risks

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Sean Casten (D-Ill.) today introduced the Climate Risk Disclosure Act of 2021 which would reduce the chances of environmental and financial catastrophe by requiring public companies to disclose more information about their exposure to climate-related risks. By increasing market transparency, this bill will empower investors to appropriately assess climate-related risks and accelerate the market … Continue Reading


April 15, 2021

Warren, Smith, Colleagues Introduce "No First Use" Bill for Nuclear Weapons

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, reintroduced the No First Use Act to establish in law that the United States policy is to not use nuclear weapons as a means of warfare first. This legislation is also co-sponsored by Senators Feinstein (D-Calif.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Edward J. Markey … Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Calls Out Giant Student Loan Servicer PHEAA for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Failures

Washington, D.C. - Today, during her first hearing as chair of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Economic Policy, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned James Steeley, CEO of loan servicer Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), about the company's failures to provide appropriate relief for borrowers eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program - which is supposed to forgive student debt for public … Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

Warren, Castro, Padilla, Lieu: Citizenship for Essential Workers is Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. — Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), and Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) led a bicameral letter to President Biden urging the inclusion of the Citizenship for Essential Workers Act in the President’s upcoming infrastructure package. This legislation provides a fair, secure, and accessible pathway to U.S. citizenship for over 5 million immigrant essential workers in health care, … Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

Warren Questions CEO of Navient on Its Long Record of Profiting Off Broken Student Loan System

Washington, D.C. - Today, during her first hearing as chair of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Economic Policy, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned John Remondi, CEO of one of the nation's largest student loan servicers, Navient, on the company's long history of abusive and misleading behavior towards borrowers and how the company has made millions of dollars by profiting off the broken student loan system. During the hearing, … Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

At Hearing, IRS Commissioner Rettig Agrees with Warren On The Need For Mandatory Funding At The IRS

Washington, DC - In a Senate Finance Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles P. Rettig on decreased IRS enforcement of high-income taxpayers and big corporations, and whether mandatory funding for the IRS would improve the agency’s ability to enforce the law.Republicans have targeted the IRS with budget cuts, which has depleted the IRS’ ability to enforce tax laws and forces the IRS to play catch-up with … Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Delivers Remarks on Student Debt Crisis

While chairing her first subcommittee hearing, Warren continued calls for President Biden to use his existing authority to cancel $50,000 in student debt.“This is the single most powerful executive action President Biden could take to close the racial wealth gap, jumpstart our economy, and expand opportunity for millions of Americans.” Washington, D.C. - Today, during her first hearing as chair of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Economic Policy, … Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

Warren Statement on Announcement to Withdraw American Troops From Afghanistan

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made the following statement regarding President Biden's plans to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021:"I strongly support President Biden's commitment to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan. September 11, 2021 will mark nearly 20 years of our presence there and while our withdrawal comes years late, President Biden recognizes the … Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

Warren and Smith Ask Regulators To Deny Special Regulatory Favors for Goldman Sachs After 1MDB Scandal

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) sent a letter to Deputy Assistant Secretary Timothy Hauser of the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) at the Department of Labor (DOL) opposing regulatory favors under consideration that would allow Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (Goldman Sachs) to evade the full consequences of its impending admission of criminal wrongdoing for its subsidiary's role in the Malaysian 1MDB global bribery … Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

Warren, Keating, Markey Express Concerns About Proposed Multi-Purpose Machine Gun Range at Joint Base Cape Cod

Washington, D.C. - After hearing from constituents and local elected officials, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey along with Congressman William J. Keating sent a letter to the Army National Guard expressing concerns about a proposed Multi-Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG) Range at Camp Edwards and requesting that the Guard consider conducting a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the range. The Army National Guard has proposed an eight-lane machine gun range at … Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

Ahead of Hearing, Warren Releases New Education Dept. Data Showing Widespread Benefits of Student Debt Cancellation

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) shared new and previously unreleased data from the U.S. Department of Education on the extent to which millions of student loan borrowers would benefit from up to $50,000 in student debt cancellation. Senator Warren requested the federal data in an April 2, 2021 letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona."New Education Department data show that canceling $50,000 of student loans would erase the debt entirely for 84% of … Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

Warren and Smith Ask Regulators To Deny Special Regulatory Favors for Goldman Sachs After 1MDB Scandal

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) sent a letter to Deputy Assistant Secretary Timothy Hauser of the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) at the Department of Labor (DOL) opposing regulatory favors under consideration that would allow Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (Goldman Sachs) to evade the full consequences of its impending admission of criminal wrongdoing for its subsidiary's role in the Malaysian 1MDB global bribery scandal. … Continue Reading


April 01, 2021

Warren, Merkley, Barragán, Ruiz, and Grijalva Urge President Biden to Shutdown Dakota Access Pipeline

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Representatives Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-Calif.), Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.), and Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) led 28 of their colleagues in asking President Joe Biden to order a shutdown of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) during its court-ordered environmental review. The Senators and Congressmembers initially sent a letter to President Biden expressing their concerns on February 5th and are … Continue Reading


April 01, 2021

ICYMI: At Presser, Warren, Healey, and Pressley Continue to Call on President Biden to Cancel Up to $50,000 in Student Debt Through Executive Authority

Say Student Debt Cancellation is a Matter of Racial, Economic, and Generational JusticeWatch Video Here (FB)Boston, MA - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Attorney General Maura Healey held a press conference calling for President Biden to tackle the student loan debt crisis by using existing authority under the Higher Education Act to cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt for Federal student loan borrowers. Their press … Continue Reading


April 01, 2021

Warren to Chair Her First Economic Policy Subcommittee Hearing; Will Focus on Student Debt Burden

Invites CEOs of Giant Student Loan Servicers Navient, PHEAAMA Attorney General Maura Healey & U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) Will Join HearingLetter to Navient CEO | Letter to PHEAA CEOLetter to Rep. Pressley | Letter to Attorney General Healey Washington, D.C. - On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will host her first hearing as chair of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Economic Policy. The … Continue Reading


April 01, 2021

Warren Investigation Finds Amazon.com Provides Consumers With Misleading and Potentially Dangerous Search Results for FDA Authorized COVID-19 Masks

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Amazon.com CEO Andy Jassy, releasing the results of a new staff investigation revealing that Amazon search and sponsorship algorithms may be misleading consumers who are seeking FDA-approved COVID-19 masks during the pandemic. In her letter, she calls on the company to immediately modify its search policies and procedures to prevent consumers from receiving misleading information about the masks that they … Continue Reading


March 30, 2021

Wyden, Warren, Smith, Brown, & Casey Announce Plans to Introduce New Bill to Build Child Care Infrastructure and Availability

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, United States Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown, (D-Ohio), Bob Casey, (D-Pa.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) announced that they plan to introduce a new bill allocating mandatory funding to build child care availability over the long term and treat child care like the critical infrastructure that it is for families. The coronavirus pandemic has been devastating to the child care sector, with an estimated two in five providers at risk of … Continue Reading


March 30, 2021

Elizabeth Warren, Andy Levin Announce Bold, New Green Procurement Legislation

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Andy Levin (D-Mich.) today announced legislation to use the enormous breadth of U.S. federal procurement to help fight the climate crisis, spur innovation, and boost demand for American-made clean energy products at home and in the rapidly-growing markets for green products abroad."This is bold, smart legislation to convert our nation's biggest spender, the U.S. government, to American-made clean energy … Continue Reading

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