Press Releases

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

December 16, 2021

Warren, Baldwin, Maloney Lead More than 100 Democrats in Senate and House in Reintroducing Landmark CARE Act to Combat the Substance Use Epidemic

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, along with Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Representatives Ann Kuster (D-N.H.), and David Trone (D-Md.) today led over 100 democrats in the Senate and House in reintroducing the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, the most ambitious legislation ever introduced in Congress to confront the substance use … Continue Reading

December 16, 2021

Warren, Daines Bipartisan Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medals to Service Members Killed in Afghanistan Signed into Law

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) today applauded their bipartisan bill to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medals to the 13 American servicemembers who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks in Afghanistan being signed into law. “Today President Biden signed my bipartisan bill with Senator Daines into law - recognizing the contributions of 13 servicemembers, including U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario … Continue Reading

December 15, 2021

Warren Calls on SEC to Investigate Whether Giant Oil Firms are Misleading Investors and the Public on Executive Pay

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler asking the SEC to investigate whether giant corporations — including Marathon Petroleum, Chevron, and Occidental Petroleum — may be misleading investors and the public about their executive compensation by using loophole-ridden environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics tied to CEO pay while continuing to cause, and profit off of, … Continue Reading

December 15, 2021

In Op-Ed, Senator Warren Calls for Supreme Court Expansion to Protect Democracy and Restore Independent Judiciary

Warren Cosponsors Judiciary Act of 2021 to Expand the Court by Four SeatsWashington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) published an op-ed today in the Boston Globe calling for the Supreme Court to be expanded by four or more seats to protect America’s democracy and restore faith in an independent judiciary committed to the rule of law. Senator Warren described how the Supreme Court has been hijacked by Republican extremists to pack a 6-3 conservative supermajority … Continue Reading

December 15, 2021

Warren Calls on Secretary Raimondo to Clarify Comments on EU Regulation of Tech Giants That Appeared to Undermine Biden Admin’s Regulatory and Trade Policies

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 remarks the Secretary made in a video statement to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce about potential regulation of large tech companies by European Union (EU) authorities. In the letter, the Senator notes that the Secretary’s comments appear to undermine the Biden Administration’s trade and regulatory proposals for big tech and asks … Continue Reading

December 14, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Calls on Regulators to “Clamp Down” on Stablecoins and DeFi Platforms “Before It Is Too Late”

Video of Hearing ExchangeWashington, D.C. — Today, during a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raised concerns over the growing risks presented by stablecoins. Stablecoins, such as Tether and U.S. Dollar Coin, are a type of digital asset designed to maintain stable value by being pegged to the value of a fixed asset, like the U.S. dollar. However, stablecoins are often backed by risky assets and have … Continue Reading

December 10, 2021

Senators Warren, Rubio Urge Department of Defense to Address National Security, Health Risks from Overreliance on Pharmaceuticals Produced Abroad

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, sent a letter to Gregory Kausner, who is performing the duties of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment at the Department of Defense (DoD), urging him to address DoD’s overreliance on pharmaceuticals produced abroad. This overreliance creates vulnerable supply chains … Continue Reading

December 09, 2021

Warren Calls on DOJ and SEC to Open Criminal and Civil Investigations into Facebook's Potential Violations of U.S. Wire Fraud and Securities Laws

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to United States Attorney General Merrick Garland and Gary Gensler, Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) and SEC to open criminal and civil investigations into Facebook to determine if the company or its executives violated U.S. wire fraud and securities laws. Documentation in the public record, bolstered by whistleblower Frances Haugen’s recent … Continue Reading

December 08, 2021

Warren, Schumer, Pressley Release New Analysis Showing that Resuming Student Loan Payments Will Strip $85 Billion from the Economy in 2022

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) sent a bicameral letter to President Joseph R. Biden releasing new data about the adverse economic impact of restarting student loan payments and calling on him to act without delay to cancel up to $50,000 of student debt.  According to the new analysis from from the Roosevelt Institute, which was provided to the members of Congress at … Continue Reading

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