Press Releases

February 02, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Calls for Crackdown on Corporate Greed to Protect Medicare's Financial Sustainability and Expand Coverage

Video of Remarks | Tune in HereWashington, D.C. — Today, chairing a hearing of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks about strengthening Medicare and cracking down on pharmaceutical and insurance companies’ corporate greed to pay for expanded coverage. Investing in Medicare and passing provisions of the Build Back Better Act would help expand eligibility and coverage to include … Continue Reading

February 02, 2022

Warren, Merkley, Markey Introduce Political CRIMES Act

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) along Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the Political Corruption Review of Infractions for Misconduct by Executive Servants (CRIMES) Act. First introduced in the House by Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), the legislation will strengthen the Hatch Act and establish an independent counsel to probe violations in order to better stop the … Continue Reading

February 01, 2022

Warren Urges Department of Defense to Submit Complete Annual Report on Weapons Testing

| Text of Letter to DOT&EWashington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), sent a letter to Nickolas Guertin, Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) at the Department of Defense (DoD), and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin, III to raise concerns about DOT&E’s submission to Congress of a controlled unclassified version of its annual report on the performance of U.S. weapons. Senator … Continue Reading

January 31, 2022

Warren Leads Colleagues in Calling on Senate Majority Leader Schumer to Support Additional Assistance to Low-Income and Developing Countries

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Bob Casey (D-Penn.), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to call his attention to the House of Representatives’ adoption of $900 billion in COVID-19 assistance to low-income and developing … Continue Reading

January 31, 2022

Warren, Colleagues Urge Senate and House Leadership to Permanently Repeal Harmful Global Gag Rule

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and 44 senators in a letter to Senate and House leadership, calling for a permanent repeal of the Global Gag Rule to be included in the fiscal year (FY) 2022 State, Foreign Operations and Related Agencies government funding legislation. The Global Gag Rule prohibits foreign non-governmental organizations from using any funding (including from non-U.S. sources) to perform or actively promote … Continue Reading

January 31, 2022

In Response to Senator Warren, FDA Commissioner Nominee Dr. Robert Califf Makes Strongest Ethics Commitments of Any Senior Biden Administration Official

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has secured significant ethics commitments from FDA Commissioner nominee Dr. Robert M. Califf. In a letter to Senator Warren, Dr. Califf committed to recuse himself from matters involving his former employers and clients for four years, two years longer than what is required in the Biden-Harris administration’s Ethics Pledge. Dr. Califf indicated he did not intend to seek a waiver from his recusals. He also agreed not to seek … Continue Reading

January 28, 2022

Senators Warren and Murphy, Rep. Khanna Release Statement on Pentagon’s Directive to Prevent Civilian Harm

WASHINGTON—U.S Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, along with U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), released the following statement on the directive from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III for the United States military to strengthen its … Continue Reading

January 27, 2022

Warren, Colleagues Press Six Cryptomining Companies on Extraordinarily High Energy Use and Climate Impacts

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, along with Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Representatives Katie Porter (D-Calif.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), sent letters to six cryptomining companies raising concerns over their extraordinarily high energy usage. In the letters to … Continue Reading

January 27, 2022

Warren Statement on the Retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) issued the following statement on the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer: "Justice Breyer has been an extraordinary public servant and a wonderful Justice. He's written important opinions on some of the most pressing issues facing our country today, including protecting the right to an abortion and preserving the Affordable Care Act. I support President Biden’s commitment to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court. … Continue Reading

January 27, 2022

Warren, Merkley Lead Call for Increased IRS Funding As Americans Prepare for 2022 Tax Filing Season

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the United States Senate Committee on Finance, and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) led their colleagues in a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen expressing concern that persistent underfunding of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will have negative effects on American taxpayers. Warren, Merkley, and their colleagues are calling for a minimum 14% increase in annual IRS funding, and an $80 billion investment … Continue Reading

January 26, 2022

Warren, Schumer, Jayapal, Pressley, Omar, Porter Urge President Biden to Deliver on Promise to Cancel Student Debt

WASHINGTON, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y), and United States Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Katie Porter (D-Calif.) led more than 80 Senate and House colleagues calling on the Biden administration to release the Department of Education’s (ED) memo outlining the administration’s legal authority to cancel federal student loan debt and … Continue Reading

January 20, 2022

Warren and Colleagues Sound Alarm on High Denial Rates for At-Risk Afghans Applying for Humanitarian Parole into U.S.

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and 14 of her Senate colleagues wrote to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas to express concern over reports of high denial rates for Afghans applying for humanitarian parole into the United States. In the wake of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan and the use of an untenably high standard of proof to determine eligibility, including requiring written documentation of threats, the … Continue Reading

January 20, 2022

Senators Warren and Murphy, Rep. Khanna Call on President Biden to Overhaul U.S. Counterterrorism Policy

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), along with Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), and nine other senators and 36 members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to President Biden expressing … Continue Reading

January 20, 2022

Senator Warren, Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Applauds U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Funding For Massachusetts Projects

Washington, D.C. – Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward Markey (D-Mass), and members of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded $14 billion in investments across the country to strengthen port and waterway supply chains and bolster climate resilience. These funds will be delivered through a combination of resources from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and a recent disaster relief supplemental appropriation. … Continue Reading

January 19, 2022

ICYMI: On Senate Floor, Warren Calls on the Senate to End the Filibuster and Protect Voting Rights

Watch the Floor Speech HEREWashington, D.C. — Yesterday, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered floor remarks about the urgent need to pass voting rights legislation to protect our democracy from Republicans who are launching coordinated attacks at the state level to restrict voting access and silence the voices of millions of Americans.Watch Senator Warren’s full remarks HERE.Below are the Senator’s remarks as prepared for delivery: Madam President, I rise today to … Continue Reading

January 18, 2022

Warren, Reed Urge OFR Director Falaschetti to Step Up and Use Tools Granted By Congress to Help Protect Consumers and the Economy

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.), both members of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, sent a letter to Dino Falaschetti - the Trump-appointed Director of the Office of Financial Research (OFR) in the U.S. Department of the Treasury - urging the OFR to use its critical tools to collect data to safeguard the financial system from stability risks. With the passage of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and … Continue Reading

January 14, 2022

Warren, Brown, Smith Press Largest Managers of Online Degree Programs to Answer for Concerning Business Practices

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) wrote to the eight largest Online Program Management (OPM) companies — 2U, Academic Partnerships, Pearson, Wiley, Bisk, Kaplan, Grand Canyon, and Zovio — that administer online degree programs for many colleges and universities, raising concerns about their business practices that incentivize aggressive recruitment tactics and may have contributed to rising student debt … Continue Reading

January 14, 2022

ICYMI: At Aging Hearing, Warren Calls on Congress to Make Urgent Reforms to SSI Program

Outdated program leaves nearly half of low-income recipients, including seniors and people with disabilities, in povertyWarren’s SSI Restoration Act would raise the SSI benefit rate, and revise outdated rules that effectively serve as barriers to saving, barriers to financial independence, and barriers to getting marriedVideo of Hearing ExchangeWashington, D.C. — In case you missed it, yesterday United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) highlighted the need for … Continue Reading

January 14, 2022

Warren, Schakowsky Lead Colleagues Urging the Biden Administration to Use Defense Production Act, Public Manufacturing to Expand Global Vaccine Access

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) sent a letter to Dr. David Kessler, the Chief Scientific Officer for the COVID-19 Response, and Mr. Jeffrey Zients, the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, raising concerns about the need to accelerate global vaccine manufacturing and expand access to COVID-19 vaccines around the world. In the letter, the lawmakers urge the Biden Administration to substantially … Continue Reading

January 14, 2022

Warren Statement on Federal Reserve Board Nominations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on the nominations of Sarah Bloom Raskin for Vice Chair for Supervision, Lisa Cook, and Philip Jefferson:“With five pending nominations, President Biden has the opportunity to reshape the Federal Reserve Board and ensure our economy works for everyone, not just a few billionaires and giant corporations.“Sarah Bloom Raskin is a tough and thoughtful financial regulator with decades of experience at both … Continue Reading

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