Press Releases

August 10, 2021

Warren, Whitehouse, Sanders Call for Improved IRS Taxpayer Services and Fair Tax Enforcement on Wealthy Tax Cheats in the Budget Reconciliation Infrastructure Package

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles P. Rettig regarding the importance of providing the resources the IRS needs to go after wealthy tax cheats and provide faster and better service to the majority of Americans who are paying their fair share. The senators requested information regarding the benefits of investing in the IRS and the … Continue Reading

August 09, 2021

Warren, Booker Reintroduce Bill to Crack Down on Bank Overdraft Fees

Overdraft fees disproportionately fall on customers who are least able to afford themWASHINGTON, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) reintroduced legislation to crack down on exploitative overdraft fees that banks charge consumers when they make a purchase or pay a bill, but don’t have sufficient funds in their account.The Stop Overdraft Profiteering Act of 2021 would ban overdraft fees on debit card transactions and ATM withdrawals, and limit … Continue Reading

August 09, 2021

Senators Warren and King, Representative Beyer Announce Legislation To Prevent The Biggest And Most Profitable Corporations From Paying Nothing In Federal Taxes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Angus King (I-Maine), and United States Representative Don Beyer (D-Va.) announced bicameral legislation to ensure America’s largest corporations pay their fair share and prevent them from paying nothing in federal taxes. The Real Corporate Profits Tax Act of 2021 would create a fairer tax system and stronger economy by establishing a new tax on book income that would ensure the most profitable corporations … Continue Reading

August 06, 2021

Warren, Wyden, Brown Probe Private Equity Ownership of Kindred at Home

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) launched an investigation into private equity ownership of for-profit hospice companies and subsequent reductions in the quality of care. The investigation centers on Kindred at Home and the period where the company was purchased and owned by Humana and two private equity firms, TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.“We are concerned that when applied to hospice … Continue Reading

August 06, 2021

Warren, Markey, McGovern, Trahan Urge Tenet Healthcare to Pursue Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service’s Assistance to Resolve Nurses' Strike at St. Vincent’s

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey along with Representatives James P. McGovern and Lori Trahan sent a letter to Tenet Healthcare (Tenet) calling on them to pursue the assistance offered by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) to return to the table and resolve negotiations with the professional nurses at St. Vincent Hospital (St. Vincent’s). "It is essential - for your patients and for the communities you serve - that … Continue Reading

August 06, 2021

Warren, Schumer, Pressley Statement on Biden Administration Extending Student Loan Payment Pause

WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) today released the following statement on President Biden’s administration extending the pause on federally-held student loan payments:  “We’re pleased the Biden administration has heeded our call to extend the pause on federally-held student loan payments, providing an enormous relief to millions of borrowers facing a … Continue Reading

August 06, 2021

Warren, Blumenthal, Maloney, and DeSaulnier Urge DOJ to Immediately Appeal Purdue Pharma’s Bankruptcy Plan that Would Shield Sackler Family from Accountability for Opioid Crisis

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and United States Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.) sent a letter urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to file an immediate appeal of Purdue Pharma, L.P.’s bankruptcy plan of reorganization that would prevent the Sackler family from being held accountable for the opioid crisis. If the Bankruptcy Court confirms the plan at the confirmation … Continue Reading

August 05, 2021

At Hearing, HUD Nominee Commits to Consider Changes that Facilitate Sales of Distressed Homes to Homeowners, Not Private Equity Firms

Washington, D.C. - At today's Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing to consider the nominations of Julia Gordon, David Uejio, and Solomon Greene for positions at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) highlighted the need for stronger guardrails around Federal Housing Administration (FHA) programs regarding the sale of distressed and foreclosed homes. Senate Warren is urging the agency to prioritize … Continue Reading

August 05, 2021

Warren, Blumenthal Blast Juul’s Deceptive Practices, Call for Close FDA and FTC Scrutiny

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent letters to Janet Woodcock, Acting Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and  Lina Khan, Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), raising concerns over recent revelations that Juul Labs is mounting an all out campaign against any FDA action that would impact their profits, including purchasing an entire issue of the American Journal of Health Behavior to … Continue Reading

August 04, 2021

Warren, Blumenthal, Booker, Jayapal Call on Amazon and Facebook to Cease Coordinated Efforts to Discredit FTC Chair Khan

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) along with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), sent a letter to Amazon Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Andy Jassy and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg calling on them to cease their efforts to force Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan to recuse herself from federal antitrust matters involving their companies. The companies have attempted to bully Chair … Continue Reading

August 04, 2021

Warren, Markey, Heinrich Introduce Resolution Memorializing Those Lost to and Suffering from COVID–19

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) introduced a resolution to memorialize those lost to the COVID-19 virus and recognize the suffering of COVID-19 survivors. The resolution would designate the first Monday in March as “COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day.”“Our hearts hurt from everything and everyone that this pandemic has stolen from us, and that’s why I’m introducing this … Continue Reading

August 04, 2021

Warren Statement on SFRC’s Vote to Repeal the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force

Washington, D.C. - Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) voted in favor of a bipartisan bill to repeal the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement: “Sending our nation’s young women and men to war is one of Congress’ most solemn responsibilities. But Congress has abdicated that responsibility and allowed the Executive Branch to steadily stretch its war powers over the last 20 … Continue Reading

August 03, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Blasts Federal Regulators for Lack of Bank Merger Oversight

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 regulators regarding the insufficient process in place to review bank mergers, which has resulted in no formal bank merger denials in 15 years. Senator Warren’s questions come on the heels of President Biden’s recent competition executive orders which call for increased merger oversight. During the last Congress, Senator … Continue Reading

August 02, 2021

Warren, Gillibrand, Van Hollen Urge Head of Treasury’s New Climate Hub to Implement a Bold Agenda to Tackle Climate Crisis

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) sent a letter to John Morton - the first Climate Counselor at the new Climate Hub at the U.S. Department of the Treasury - urging swift and aggressive action to tackle the climate crisis, a major threat to the country’s health, security, and financial system.“We are seeking information on how you plan to fulfill this role in the months ahead, including how you … Continue Reading

August 02, 2021

Warren, Klobuchar, Doggett Urge HHS to Utilize Administrative Authorities to Lower Drug Prices

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) requested an update from Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra on the Department’s plans to use administrative tools, including Section 1498 compulsory licensing and Bayh-Dole march-in rights, to reduce the prices of drugs. In the past 10 years, spending on retail prescription drugs in the United States increased by … Continue Reading

July 31, 2021

ICYMI: On Senate Floor, Warren Urges Congress to Extend Emergency Eviction Moratorium Set to Expire at Midnight

One in Seven Renters, and Nearly One in Four Black Renters, Report Being Behind on Rent PaymentsWarren: “Needlessly evicting families would risk escalating our public health crisis.”Watch the Floor Remarks HEREWashington, D.C. — Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren, member of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, spoke on the Senate floor to urge Congress to extend the emergency eviction moratorium that is set to expire at midnight on July 31, 2021. The eviction … Continue Reading

July 29, 2021

Senators Warren and Fischer Reintroduce Bipartisan Resolution Designating September 2021 as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) are reintroducing a bipartisan resolution recognizing the seriousness of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and expressing support for the designation of September as PCOS Awareness Month. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Shelley Capito (W.Va.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), James Lankford (R-OK), … Continue Reading

July 28, 2021

Warren, Doggett Question Whether DoD Has Taken Required Steps to Reduce Costs of DoD-Funded Prescription Drugs and Medical Products

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III requesting information about the Department of Defense’s (DoD) efforts to implement congressional directives from the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 Report (FY2018 Report) requiring … Continue Reading

July 28, 2021

Warren, Nadler, Durbin, Blumenthal, Maloney Announce Legislation to Eliminate Non-Debtor Releases, Prevent Corporations and Private Entities From Escaping Accountability In Bankruptcy Proceedings

Washington, D.C. — Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and United States Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) announced legislation to prohibit the use of non-consensual, non-debtor releases that have helped entities and individuals, like members of the Sackler family, escape accountability for wrongdoing through bankruptcy proceedings. Since Purdue Pharma filed for … Continue Reading

July 27, 2021

ICYMI: Warren Calls for Student Loan Servicers To Be Held Accountable When They Cheat Borrowers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, chairing a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned experts on what should be done to protect student borrowers during upcoming transitions to new student loan servicers. During the hearing, Senator Warren spoke about the end of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency's (PHEAA) student loan servicing contract with the U.S. Department of … Continue Reading

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