Press Releases

March 16, 2022

At Hearing, Warren Questions AFRICOM and CENTCOM Commanders on Efforts to Prevent and Investigate Civilian Harm

Video of Hearing Washington, D.C. - During a hearing of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned the Commanders of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) and United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) on the steps they are taking to prevent civilian harm, following the release of Defense Secretary Austin’s directive to the Department of Defense (DOD) to develop an action plan to prevent and investigate civilian harm. A recent RAND … Continue Reading

March 10, 2022

As Gas Prices Rise, Warren, Whitehouse, Khanna, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Stop Big Oil Profiteering and Provide Consumers Relief

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and ten other Senate colleagues introduced the Big Oil Windfall Profits Tax to curb profiteering by big oil companies and provide Americans consumers relief at the pump. Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) will introduce the legislation in the House of Representatives. The legislation would levy a per-barrel-tax on big oil companies' pandemic … Continue Reading

March 10, 2022

Warren, Jones, Senate and House Colleagues to Biden Admin: Proposed Frontier and Spirit Airlines Merger Could Reduce Airline Industry Competition, Hurt Consumers and Workers

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.), along with Senators Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Representatives Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Katie Porter (D-Calif.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to Jonathan Kanter, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Secretary of … Continue Reading

March 08, 2022

Warren to Pentagon Official: U.S. Nuclear Policy Should Be Developed by Asking Tough Questions, Not Formulated in an Echo Chamber

Washington, D.C. — During a Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Admiral Charles A. Richard, Commander of the United States Strategic Command, about the process of the U.S. Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) which the Biden administration is expected to release later this month alongside its National Defense Strategy (NDS) and budget submission for fiscal year 2023. At the exchange, Senator Warren expressed concern about … Continue Reading

March 08, 2022

Warren, Porter Release FINRA Response On Troubling Allegations of Wells Fargo Misbehavior and FINRA’s Arbitration Process

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.) released a response to their February 2022 letter from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and sent a new letter asking FINRA for complete responses to questions that the agency failed to answer.“(W)e are disappointed that you failed to answer key questions about … Continue Reading

March 04, 2022

Warren to Secretary Raimondo: Congress and the Public Deserve Answers About Activities Defending Big Tech Companies

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo urging her to respond to the senator’s December 2021 letter seeking clarification about remarks the Secretary made in a statement to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce regarding regulation of big tech companies by the European Union (EU). In the letter, the Senator raised concerns that Secretary Raimondo’s comments appeared to undermine the Biden … Continue Reading

March 03, 2022

Senator Warren, Wyden, Representative Khanna, Lee Introduce Safe Sex Workers Study Act

Washington, D.C. — Today, on International Sex Worker Rights Day, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Representatives Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), reintroduced the SAFE SEX Workers Study Act to direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to conduct the first federal study on the impact that a 2018 anti-sex trafficking bill known as SESTA/FOSTA has had on sex workers. The landmark study will require … Continue Reading

March 03, 2022

At Hearing, Senator Warren Says “Crypto Takes the Sting Out of Sanctions” and Calls for “Cracking Down on Crypto” to Hold Russia Accountable for its Aggression

Yesterday, Warren, Warner, Brown, Reed Expressed Concerns to the Treasury Regarding the Potential Use of Cryptocurrency to Evade Sanctions, which have become even more urgent amid the sanctions imposed on Russia after its invasion of Ukraine.Warren also called out BHUA Committee Republicans for refusing to show up and vote on five nominees to the Fed: “Any Republican talking today about the risks facing our economy should be willing to show up and vote on the Fed nominees.”Video of … Continue Reading

March 03, 2022

Senators Warren, Sanders, Booker, Blumenthal, Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Bush Call Out Amazon's Attendance Policy Punishing Workers for Taking Legally-Protected Leave

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Cory Booker (D-N.J), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y) and Cori Bush (D-Mo.), sent a letter to the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), urging them to investigate Amazon’s “Attendance Points Policy”, which punishes workers for taking legally-protected leave. An analysis of Amazon’s attendance … Continue Reading

March 02, 2022

Senators Warren and Markey Reconvene Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations to Consider Upcoming Vacancy

Washington, D.C. — Following Judge Timothy Hillman’s announcement of 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.) today announced they will reconvene an advisory committee to review and provide recommendations on federal District Court candidates to be considered for this federal judicial vacancy. Applications will be accepted from a wide pool of candidates … Continue Reading

March 02, 2022

Warren, Sanders, Padilla, Murphy, Lawson, Hayes, Torres, Colleagues Urge USDA to Issue Clearer Guidance that Informs Students of Their SNAP Benefits

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Representatives Al Lawson (D-Fla.), Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.), and Norma J. Torres (D-Calif.), along with Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Reverend Raphael Warnock … Continue Reading

March 02, 2022

Senators Warren, Warner, Brown, Reed Express Concerns to Treasury Regarding Potential Use of Cryptocurrency to Evade Sanctions

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.), Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed (D-R.I.) led a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen raising concerns regarding the potential use of cryptocurrency to evade sanctions, which have become even more urgent amid the sanctions imposed on Russia after their invasion … Continue Reading

March 02, 2022

Economic Experts to Warren: Raskin Confirmation is Urgent; Fed Vice Chair for Supervision is Key to Preserving Financial Stability

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and the Senate Finance Committee released letters from top economic experts on the importance of confirming Professor Sarah Bloom Raskin as Fed Vice Chair for Supervision and the increased risks the vacancy poses to the U.S. financial system.Professor Sarah Bloom Raskin, a former Federal Reserve Board Governor, Deputy Treasury Secretary, state financial … Continue Reading

March 02, 2022

Warren, Klobuchar, Porter, Schakowsky, Colleagues Call Out Drug Manufacturers For Squeezing American Families With Rapid and Widespread Price Hikes on Prescription Drugs

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Representatives Katie Porter (D-Calif.) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), along with Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), and Susan Wild (D-Pa.), sent a letter to the CEO of the Pharmaceutical Research … Continue Reading

March 01, 2022

Warren, Durbin, Menendez, Portman, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration To Designate Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Co-Chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Co-Chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, along with 35 Senators, called on President Biden to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Ukrainians currently in the United States. The Senators are calling on President Biden to take all steps … Continue Reading

March 01, 2022

Senator Warren Announces Leslie Forde, CEO of Mom’s Hierarchy of Needs and Fighter for Working Parents as State of the Union Guest

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren today announced that Leslie Forde, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mom’s Hierarchy of Needs, will be her virtual guest at the State of the Union address today, Tuesday, March 1st.Forde is a Massachusetts business leader and founder and CEO of Mom’s Hierarchy of Needs, an online community that provides resources and support for working mothers. A member of the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, she also consults … Continue Reading

February 24, 2022

Warren, Markey Call for Robust COVID-19 Small Business Relief in Budget Package

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) wrote to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConell (R-Ky.), calling on Senate leadership to include a “robust” small business relief package in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 spending package. Massachusetts is home to more than 715,000 small businesses that employ 1.5 million people. These small businesses are struggling to stay afloat and need additional relief … Continue Reading

February 24, 2022

Warren, Underwood, Allred, Colleagues to Education Department: What Steps Are You Taking to Help Borrowers When Student Loan Payments Resume?

| Responses from Student Loan ServicersWashington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Representatives Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) and Colin Allred (D-Tex.) led a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona requesting information about actions the Department of Education (ED) will take to help student loan borrowers and ensure they are adequately informed about the restart of federal student loan payments as the scheduled end of the payment pause approaches … Continue Reading

February 24, 2022

Warren Statement on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: “The American people stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and their pursuit of democracy and freedom. Vladimir Putin bears full responsibility for Russia’s unjustifiable war against Ukraine. This Russian invasion will cause immense human suffering, including the potential for mass casualties … Continue Reading

February 22, 2022

Warren, Jayapal Call on Treasury, Tax Inspectors General to Investigate Unethical Revolving Door Between Treasury and “Big Five” Accounting Firms

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, sent a letter to the Acting Inspector General of the Department of Treasury and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, calling on them to open an investigation into the unethical revolving door between the world’s largest accounting firms and the Treasury Department and Internal … Continue Reading

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