Press Releases

April 23, 2021

Warren, Smith, Padilla, Clark, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Invest $700 Billion in Universal Child Care in the American Families Plan

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), and Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), along with Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and 32 Members from the House of Representatives, are urging the Biden administration to include at least $700 billion over the next ten years for long-term, structural investments in … Continue Reading

April 23, 2021

Warren and Colleagues Reintroduce Historic Legislation to Confront America's Housing Crisis

Bicameral Legislation Would Produce Nearly 3 Million New Housing Units, Reduce Rents by 10% with No Deficit Impact; Bill Marks Important Step to Address the Racial Wealth Gap and Reduce Exclusionary Zoning Laws   Read Letter of Support from the U.S. Conference of Mayors Read Letter of Support from Massachusetts Mayors  Read Letter of Support from Civil Rights Groups Read Letter of Support from the National Rural Housing Coalition  Read Letter of Support from Credit Union … Continue Reading

April 23, 2021

Warren Statement: Independent Watchdog Reveals Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Is Failing Servicemembers and DoD Civil Servants

  Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services (SASC) Committee, made the following statement regarding findings from a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, which her NDAA amendment mandated, on the effectiveness of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program for individuals in military service and civilian careers at the Department of Defense (DoD): "The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program is supposed to … Continue Reading

April 22, 2021

Warren, Smith Reintroduce Bill to Boost U.S. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Capacity and End Over-Reliance on Foreign Countries for Critical Drugs

Bill Text | One-Pager Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) are reintroducing the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Defense and Enhancement Act -- comprehensive legislation that takes bold steps to reinvigorate the United States' manufacturing capacity and end the nation's reliance on foreign countries for critical drugs used by millions of Americans. "To defeat the current COVID-19 crisis and better equip the United States against future … Continue Reading

April 22, 2021

Warren, Rubio Reintroduce Bill to Assess Effects of America's Overreliance on Foreign Countries in Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Legislation would require a report within one year of passageBill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) are reintroducing the U.S. Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Review Act to direct the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Secretary of the Treasury, acting through the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), to conduct a study on the United States' overreliance on foreign countries and the impact … Continue Reading

April 22, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Makes the Case for Using Federal Purchasing to Bolster Our Clean Energy Economy, Create Jobs, and Help Meet the Goal of Cutting US Emissions in Half by 2030

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made the case for using the government's purse strings to help jumpstart the green economy and to meet our environmental priorities of reducing carbon emissions to help fight climate change -- and witnesses agreed. Warren's two plans, Green Procurement and BUILD GREEN, would do exactly that. In response to Senator Warren, former Secretary of … Continue Reading

April 21, 2021

Warren, Waters, Gillibrand Reintroduce Their Bill Requiring the Fed to Close Racial Employment and Wage Gaps

Bill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) introduced the Federal Reserve Racial and Economic Equity Act to require the Federal Reserve to use its existing authorities to close … Continue Reading

April 21, 2021

Senators Warren and Markey Extend Deadline for Additional Applications for the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Washington, D.C. - In the wake of Judge William G. Young announcing his intention to retire from regular active service as a United States District Court Judge, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) reconvened a bipartisan advisory committee last month to review and provide additional recommendations on federal District Court candidates from across Massachusetts. Candidates interested in applying for a U.S. District Court nomination who have not … Continue Reading

April 20, 2021

Warren, Warnock, Colleagues Urge Education Department to Automatically Rehabilitate All Federally-Held Student Loans in Default

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) led a group of Senate colleagues in a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona urging the U.S. Department of Education to take swift action to automatically remove all federally-held student loan borrowers from default.Nearly 40 million federal student loan borrowers have been able to take advantage of a halt to payments, interest, and collections first passed under the Coronavirus … Continue Reading

April 20, 2021

In Bipartisan Letter, Senators Warren and Grassley Urge X12 Committee Finalize Its Unique Device Identifiers Recommendation for Medicare Claims Forms

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter to the Accredited Standards Committee (X12), the committee that sets industry standards for commonly used medical forms, urging them to finalize their recommendation that Medicare claims forms include the device identifier portion of a medical device's unique device identifier (UDI), which are serial numbers that are used to identify specific types of medical devices, including … Continue Reading

April 20, 2021

Warren at Hearing: Targeting Audits at Wealthiest Americans & Big Corporations Also Reduces Implicit Bias in Our Tax System

Washington, DC - In a Senate Finance Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) highlighted the importance of addressing racial inequities in the U.S. tax code, how implicit bias impacts the disparate auditing of low-income taxpayers, and the importance of ensuring that the IRS has the resources it needs to go after the biggest tax cheats. Senator Warren made a case for her forthcoming bill to provide a mandatory funding stream for the IRS. A recent report … Continue Reading

April 19, 2021

Warren Delivers Remarks at J Street's Virtual National Conference

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks at J Street's virtual national conference about the steps the U.S. should take to improve the lives of both Israelis and Palestinians and to make a negotiated two-state solution more likely.The full text of her remarks is available below.Remarks by Senator Elizabeth Warren April 19, 2021Thanks so much for that exceptionally warm and kind introduction, Jeremy. I appreciate it.Hello J Street! Thank you for … Continue Reading

April 16, 2021

Warren, Colleagues Urge Biden to Approve Vaccine Patent Waiver to Boost Production and End Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) along with Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), sent a letter to President Biden urging him to publicly support a temporary patent waiver for Covid-19 vaccines that would allow countries to manufacture treatments … Continue Reading

April 16, 2021

Senator Warren, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Service of Military Retirees

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, led a bipartisan group of 7 senators today and introduced a resolution designating April 18, 2021 as Military Retiree Appreciation Day to commemorate the life-long service of military retirees. The resolution encourages Americans to honor the past and continued service of the approximately 2.1 million retired servicemembers across the United States.The week of April 18-24, … Continue Reading

April 16, 2021

Warren, Collins, King, Daines, Bustos Lead in Re-introducing Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Honor WWII Cadet Nurses

Bill Text Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Angus King (I-Maine), and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) today re-introduced the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act, a bill to honor women who served in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during WWII with honorary veteran status. The bill would recognize former Cadet Nurses' service to our country and provide them with honorary veterans status, honorable discharges, a service medal, a … Continue Reading

April 15, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Highlights Need For the BUILD GREEN Act to Electrify Transportation

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made the case for the need to tackle climate change by investing in our nation's clean energy infrastructure, including the replacement of buses powered by diesel with electric buses. If these public transit options were instead powered by clean and renewable electricity, then they would produce and emit far fewer pollutants that are … Continue Reading

April 15, 2021

Warren at Hearing: Lowering Medicare Eligibility Age to 55 Could Cover Tens of Millions of Americans, We Can't Waste This Opportunity to Expand Coverage and Lower Costs

Washington, DC - In a Senate Finance Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made the case for lowering the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 55 while questioning Ms. Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, President Biden's nominee to serve as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Senator Warren believes in lowering the age to 55 would expand coverage for millions and has the potential to lower premiums for the Medicare program. In … Continue Reading

April 15, 2021

Warren, Casten, Colleagues Reintroduce Bill Requiring Public Companies to Disclose Climate-Related Risks

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Sean Casten (D-Ill.) today introduced the Climate Risk Disclosure Act of 2021 which would reduce the chances of environmental and financial catastrophe by requiring public companies to disclose more information about their exposure to climate-related risks. By increasing market transparency, this bill will empower investors to appropriately assess climate-related risks and accelerate the market … Continue Reading

April 15, 2021

Warren, Smith, Colleagues Introduce "No First Use" Bill for Nuclear Weapons

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, reintroduced the No First Use Act to establish in law that the United States policy is to not use nuclear weapons as a means of warfare first. This legislation is also co-sponsored by Senators Feinstein (D-Calif.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Edward J. Markey … Continue Reading

April 13, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Calls Out Giant Student Loan Servicer PHEAA for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Failures

Washington, D.C. - Today, during her first hearing as chair of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Economic Policy, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned James Steeley, CEO of loan servicer Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), about the company's failures to provide appropriate relief for borrowers eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program - which is supposed to forgive student debt for public … Continue Reading

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