Press Releases

July 15, 2021

Warren, Colleagues Urge Leadership to Provide at Least $30 Billion in Funding to Prevent and Prepare for Future Pandemics

WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) wrote to Congressional leadership urging them to provide at least $30 billion in the next funding package to prevent and prepare for future pandemics. In the letter, the lawmakers called on Congress to make long overdue investments to bolster the U.S. public … Continue Reading

July 15, 2021

Warren to Fed Chair Powell: The Federal Reserve Needs to Be Tough Enough to Protect our Economy from the Next Crisis

Washington, DC - At today's Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee (BHUA) hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raised concerns to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell regarding the steps he has taken to weaken financial regulation during the past four years of his tenure. Her questions focused on two areas of weakened regulation: living wills and the Volcker Rule. To prevent taxpayer bailouts, banks are required to have living wills to show every … Continue Reading

July 14, 2021

Warren, Markey, House Democrats Release New GAO Report Showing Gun Violence Costs U.S. Health Care System More Than $1 Billion Per Year

Click here to read the GAO reportWashington, DC — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) joined Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), and Representative Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) and Cori Bush (D-Mo.) to release a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on the public health impact of America’s gun violence epidemic and call for Congress to act to protect Americans from gun violence."Gun violence is an … Continue Reading

July 14, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Calls for Robust Investment in Domestic Jobs and Support for Workers to Bolster Competitiveness and Repair Economy

Warren: “If we give American workers the tools they need, they can compete with anyone, including global economic rivals like China.” Opening Remarks Here Washington, D.C. - Today, chairing a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility, and Economic Growth, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks on the importance of robust investments in American jobs and workers to ensure that the United States can compete in a global … Continue Reading

July 14, 2021

Following Bombshell ProPublica Report, Warren and Whitehouse Call for Finance Committee Investigation of Tax Avoidance Schemes by the Nation’s Wealthiest Individuals

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), members of the Senate Committee on Finance, sent a letter to Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calling for an investigation into last month’s deeply troubling ProPublica report describing how the nation’s wealthiest individuals are using a series of legal tax loopholes to avoid paying their fair share of income taxes. ProPublica obtained a trove of tax data for the nation’s … Continue Reading

July 14, 2021

Warren, Booker, Pressley, Colleagues to Education Department: What Steps Are You Taking to Protect Student Borrowers’ Wages and Benefits When Payments Resume?

  Washington, D.C. – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) Ron Wyden (D-Ore,), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii.) and Jeffrey A. Merkley (D-Ore.), and Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) led a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona requesting information about what actions the Department of Education (ED) plans to take to support student borrowers in default as the scheduled end of paused … Continue Reading

July 14, 2021

In Response to Warren and Markey, Student Loan Servicers Indicate They Are Not Prepared for Payments to Resume

| Servicer Responses Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to President Biden sharing the results of the lawmakers’ inquiry into federal loan servicers’ preparations for the resumption of student loan payments and reiterating the call for President Biden to extend the current pandemic-induced pause on payments and interest until at least March 31, 2022. “As the economy recovers from this unprecedented … Continue Reading

July 13, 2021

Warren Joins Booker in Reintroducing Bill to Reform Farm System With Support From Farm, Labor, Environment, Public Health, Faith Based and Animal Welfare Groups

WASHINGTON, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), along with Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), in reintroducing the Farm System Reform Act, a bill that would create a level playing field for independent family farmers and transform the broken system built by multi-national meatpacking companies. This legislation would strengthen the Packers & Stockyards Act to crack down on the monopolistic practices of meatpackers and corporate … Continue Reading

July 13, 2021

At Armed Services Hearing, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Nominee Commits to Making Army Corps Respect for Tribal Nations Among His “Highest Priorities”

Washington, DC - During today's Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Michael Connor, nominee to be Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, a position that oversees the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), which has major influence over many oil and natural gas pipelines in the U.S. Senator Warren’s questions to Connor focused on the Dakota Access Pipeline and on USACE’s relationship with tribal nations. In … Continue Reading

July 12, 2021

Warren Urges DOJ and FTC to Protect Consumers and Public Health After Investigation Reveals Amazon Misled Consumers Seeking FDA-Authorized COVID-19 Masks

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to use authorities granted under the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act to investigate how Amazon's search and sponsorship algorithms may be misleading customers who are seeking products authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with the letter to FTC and DOJ, she released a new … Continue Reading

July 09, 2021

Warren Statement On President Biden's Effort to Promote Competition, Bolster Antitrust Enforcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In response to President Joe Biden's executive order to promote competition and bolster antitrust enforcement throughout the administration, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement: "Decades of bad decisions in Washington have benefited multinational corporations and big business while consumers, workers, and family-owned businesses struggle to stay afloat. Following waves of mergers and acquisitions, dominant firms have abused their … Continue Reading

July 08, 2021

Warren Statement on the End of PHEAA Servicing Contract With Education Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made the following statement regarding the end of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency's (PHEAA) contract with the U.S. Department of Education to service student loans: "Millions of loan borrowers can breathe a sigh of relief today knowing that their loans will no longer be managed by PHEAA, an organization that has robbed untold numbers of public servants of debt relief and was recently caught lying to … Continue Reading

July 08, 2021

Warren Asks SEC Chair Gensler About Risks Posed by Cryptocurrency Exchanges

WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), chair of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Economic Policy, sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler requesting information about the agency's authority to regulate cryptocurrency exchanges and protect consumers from risks posed by the highly volatile cryptocurrency market. While trading on cryptocurrency exchanges has gained popularity, … Continue Reading

July 06, 2021

Warren Joins Menendez, Padilla, Colleagues to Urge for a Decrease in Funding for Immigration Enforcement and Detention Operations in FY22

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), as well as a group of colleagues, in sending a letter to leaders of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the Subcommittee on Homeland Security Committee on Appropriations requesting that they decrease funding levels for immigration enforcement and detention operations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. “As the … Continue Reading

July 06, 2021

Warren, Khanna Urge Defense Secretary to Review DoD's Significant Undercounting of Civilian Casualties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), a Member of the House Armed Services and Oversight and Reform Committees, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin, III, regarding the Department of Defense's (DoD) June 2021 "Annual Report on Civilian Casualties In Connection With United States Military Operations in 2020." In the letter, the lawmakers urge … Continue Reading

July 01, 2021

Warren, Casey Urge HHS, DOJ to Provide More Data on Conservatorships and Guardianships Authorized by States

WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and Attorney General Merrick Garland urging the federal government to improve oversight and provide more data on the nation's state-operated conservatorship and guardianship system. Troubling reporting on Britney Spears' conservatorship has highlighted longstanding gaps in the nation's guardianship … Continue Reading

June 30, 2021

Warren Urges CFTC to Investigate Google for Manipulation of Online Advertising Market

WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter urging the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to investigate Google's "Project Bernanke" and other practices for abuse and manipulation of the online advertising market. In the letter, Senator Warren calls for the CFTC to consider online advertising as a commodity and accordingly launch its own investigation into whether Google has engaged in anti-competitive abuses in this market. "Court documents … Continue Reading

June 30, 2021

Warren Calls For a Broad and Meticulous FTC Review of Amazon's Acquisition of MGM Studios

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan calling for a "broad" and "meticulous" review of Amazon's acquisition of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) consistent with Section 7 of the Clayton Act, legislation that prohibits any acquisition whose effect "may be substantially to lessen competition, or to tend to create a monopoly" in "any line of commerce or in any activity affecting commerce." Without … Continue Reading

June 30, 2021

Warren, Markey, McGovern, Trahan Call Out Tenet's Corporate Greed During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives James P. McGovern (MA-02) and Lori Trahan (MA-03), sent a letter to Tenet Health (Tenet) Chief Executive Officer Ronald A. Rittenmeyer questioning the company's use of taxpayer funds, including federal CARES Act grants and loans, to enrich its executives and shareholders rather than meet the needs of its health care workers and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, … Continue Reading

June 24, 2021

Warren, Cassidy Call for Hearing on New Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Aduhelm

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), both members of the Senate Committee on Finance, called for a hearing to examine questions and challenges arising from the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent approval of Biogen’s Aduhelm, the first new drug approved to treat Alzheimer’s disease in nearly two decades. “This is a historic, watershed moment in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, but approval of the new product has … Continue Reading

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