Press Releases

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

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

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