Press Releases

January 13, 2022

Warren Calls Out Private Equity-Backed Firms for Increasing Rents, Driving Up Housing Costs, and Raking in Profits Amid Housing Shortage

Warren Questions Whether Increased Private Equity Investment in the Housing Market is Contributing To Squeeze on American Families; Raises Concerns that Firms are Shutting Families Out of Homeownership and Subjecting Tenants to Rent Hikes, Excessive Fees, and Needless Evictions.Letter to American Homes 4 Rent | Letter to Invitation Homes Inc | Letter to Progress Residential Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and … Continue Reading

January 13, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Questions Federal Reserve Nominee about Market Concentration and Price Gouging Driving Inflation

Warren Applauds Biden Administration’s Fight Against Inflation, Calls on DOJ and FTC to Use Every Tool to Fight Concentrated Corporate Power and Promote CompetitionWarren: "While consumers are facing higher inflation, profit margins for corporations have surged to their highest levels in 70 years."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 … Continue Reading

January 11, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Presses Chair Powell on the Role of Corporate Concentration in Driving Inflation

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) pressed Fed Chair Jerome Powell on the role of corporate concentration in driving up prices for consumers during his renomination hearing to be Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Fed). Nearly two out of three of the biggest publicly traded companies in the U.S. report fatter profit margins than before the pandemic. Market concentration has allowed giant corporations to pass along higher … Continue Reading

January 10, 2022

After Troubling New Revelations in Federal Reserve Stock Trading Scandal, Warren Calls for Transparency Into Officials' Trading and Fed Ethics Policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called on Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell to immediately release information related to Fed officials' trades and changes to the Fed’s ethics policy after new and troubling revelations about Vice Chair Richard Clarida’s trades in March 2020 . Last week, the New York Times revealed that Vice Chair Clarida not only purchased shares in a stock investment fund the day before the Fed announced it was prepared to … Continue Reading

January 06, 2022

ICYMI: On Senate Floor, Warren Reflects on the January 6th Insurrection and the Need to Defend Our Democracy

“A year after an insurrection at our Nation’s Capitol, we must do more than speak up about the importance of democracy; now we must act. It’s time to end the filibuster, protect voting rights, and defend our democracy.”Watch the Floor Remarks HEREWASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks on the Senate floor about the January 6th insurrection and the need to defend our democracy. Watch Senator Warren’s full remarks HERE.Below are the … Continue Reading

January 05, 2022

Warren, Jayapal Call on Google to Cease Efforts to Strip Key Authorities from Top Biden Administration Justice Department Antitrust Regulator

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) sent a letter to Google Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sundar Pichai calling on Google to cease their efforts to strip Jonathan Kanter, the newly appointed Assistant Attorney General of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, of his authority to enforce antitrust matters involving the company.The lawmakers criticized Google’s attempt to bully Mr. Kanter into recusal, … Continue Reading

January 04, 2022

Sen. Warren and Reps. Gallego and Cole Reintroduce Bicameral Bill to Guarantee Tribal Health Authorities Access to the Strategic National Stockpile

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representatives Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.) today reintroduced the Tribal Medical Supplies Stockpile Access Act, legislation originally introduced in 2020 that would guarantee that the Indian Health Service (IHS), tribal health authorities, and urban Indian organizations have access to the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), a federal repository of drugs and medical supplies that can be tapped if … Continue Reading

January 03, 2022

Senators Warren and Markey Request Immediate Review of Detainee Conditions at Plymouth County Correctional Facility

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) are requesting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conduct an immediate review of the detainee conditions at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility (PCCF) in Plymouth, Massachusetts, which is managed by the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department and currently detains people on behalf of ICE. Attorneys for immigrant detainees, … Continue Reading

December 28, 2021

Warren Statement on the Passing of Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada

Washington, D.C. — Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on the passing of Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada:“Harry Reid was the kind of fighter I love: a fighter who knows how to win. Harry never wavered in his commitment to do what's right — especially for the people of Nevada. He led the Senate with courage and conviction, fighting every day for a more just America. I will never forget the night in 2008 when he first asked me to … Continue Reading

December 22, 2021

Warren Joins Bipartisan Letter to President Biden Calling on Administration to Help End Devastating Blockade of Yemen’s Sana’a International Airport

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined a bipartisan and bicameral letter calling on President Biden to exert diplomatic pressure on the coalition led by Saudi Arabia to end their blockade of Sana’a International Airport. Flights in and out of Yemen's largest airport have been restricted since August 2016 due to a blockade of Yemen's airspace instituted by the Saudi-led coalition as a part of the ongoing civil war. The … Continue Reading

December 22, 2021

Warren, Schumer, Pressley Applaud Extension of Student Loan Payment Pause, Reiterate Calls for Biden to Cancel Student Debt

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), issued the following statement applauding the Biden Administration’s extension of the student loan payment pause and reiterating their calls for him to cancel $50,000 in federal student debt by executive action.“We’re pleased the Biden administration has heeded our call to extend the pause on student loan payments. As we stated in our December 8th … Continue Reading

December 22, 2021

Senator Warren, Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Applaud Historic Investments in Massachusetts Roadway Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation to applaud the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration’s announcement of $52.5 billion in funding for infrastructure improvement projects to America’s highways. This is part of DOT’s first tranche of funding following the enactment of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This investment is for … Continue Reading

December 21, 2021

As Temperatures and Sea Levels Continue to Rise, Warren and Escobar Call on DoD to Increase Resilience Against Climate Change

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and Representative Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), a member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III urging the Department of Defense (DoD) to take proactive steps to ensure the strength and readiness of DoD assets and installations in the face of the climate crisis. “We encourage you to take the proactive … Continue Reading

December 21, 2021

As Omicron Variant Dominates New Cases, Warren, Markey, Pressley, Lee Call on CDC, HHS to Resume Data Collection on COVID-19 Breakthrough Cases

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Representative Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra urging them to monitor, report, and address racial and other ethnic demographic disparities in breakthrough COVID-19 cases … Continue Reading

December 21, 2021

Warren Joins Colleagues in Bicameral Letter Urging HHS to Help Protect Families This Winter During Energy Crisis

 Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), and 105 other Members of Congress in a bicameral letter urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to address the ongoing energy crisis and its impact on families served by the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).The cost of home heating is estimated to increase by 30 percent this winter, which is a level that has … Continue Reading

December 20, 2021

Warren, Bush, Ocasio-Cortez Demand Answers from Amazon after Tornado Collapses Warehouse and Kills Six Employees

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representatives Cori Bush (D-Mo.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to Amazon’s Executive Chairman, Jeff Bezos, and its President and CEO, Andy Jassy, demanding answers about the circumstances that led to the death of six employees after an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois collapsed during a tornado on December 10, 2021. They called out Amazon’s anti-worker and anti-union policies and expressed grave … Continue Reading

December 20, 2021

Warren Calls Out Big Grocery Chains for Putting Company Profits Over Customers

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the CEOs of Kroger, Publix, and Albertsons calling on them to justify rewarding executives and shareholders while raising food costs for American families. Even as grocers blame inflation for high food costs, these companies have raked in record profits and rewarded executives with massive bonuses and stock buybacks. Warren is seeking information on steps these large grocers are taking to protect … Continue Reading

December 17, 2021

Senators Warren, Markey and Reps. McGovern, Trahan Statement on Tentative Agreement Between St. Vincent Nurses and Tenet Healthcare

Washington, DC -Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Representative Jim McGovern (MA-02), and Representative Lori Trahan (MA-03) released the following joint statement today after St. Vincent nurses and Tenet Healthcare, reached a tentative contract agreement after more than two years of negotiations. St. Vincent’s nurses have been striking for 285 days, making it the longest nurses’ strike in the nation in more than 15 years and the second longest in state … Continue Reading

December 17, 2021

Congressional Delegation Announces Over $48 Million in Airport Infrastructure Grants for Massachusetts

Boston, MA - 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), William 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 Massachusetts airports have been allocated over $48 million in federal grants under the Airport … Continue Reading

December 16, 2021

Warren Calls on Commerce to Use CHIPS Funding to Address Supply Chain Bottlenecks Causing Significant Price Increases for American Families

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo expressing concern about inadequate supply-chain resiliency and the lack of domestic investment in semiconductors, and the adverse impact these problems have on manufacturers, workers, and consumers. In the letter, Senator Warren encourages Secretary Raimondo to use funding in the CHIPS for America Act, which passed as part of the FY 2021 NDAA, to … Continue Reading

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