Press Releases

May 24, 2021

Warren, Colleagues Request Updates from Education Department on Actions taken to Protect Student Borrowers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona requesting updates on the Education Department's (ED) actions to protect students during the pandemic. The letter requests information on ED's plans for crucial upcoming decisions that will shape borrowers' experiences for years to come, including preparations for restarting student loan payments in … Continue Reading


May 24, 2021

Warren, Colleagues to Education Department: What Steps Are You Taking to Protect Students Vulnerable to For-Profit Colleges?

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona requesting updates on the Education Department's (ED) plans to conduct oversight of for-profit colleges and institutions of higher education that pose risks to students during the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.For far too long, for-profit institutions were allowed to take advantage of students … Continue Reading


May 21, 2021

Warren and Daines Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Upgrade America's Retirement Saving System

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) reintroduced the bipartisan Retirement Savings Lost and Found Act of 2021 to modernize the retirement system to protect Americans' savings by creating a national, online "lost and found" for Americans to track their retirement accounts as they move between jobs. "Millions of Americans lose thousands in savings each year because of lost retirement plans from previous employers and other … Continue Reading


May 21, 2021

NEW: Third SEC Commissioner Raises Concerns about Weak "10b5-1" Insider Trading Rules

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md) today released a letter from Securities and Exchange (SEC) Commissioner Allison Herren Lee responding to their February 10, 2021 letter urging the SEC to review and consider reforming policies for "10b5-1" stock trading plans amid reports that executives are abusing these plans to obtain huge windfalls at the expense of ordinary investors. Under SEC rules, company … Continue Reading


May 21, 2021

Warren Statement on President Biden Calling for Climate-Related Risk Disclosures

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, made the following statement regarding President Biden's executive order to direct agencies to analyze and mitigate climate risks: "The climate crisis threatens our communities and our economies and we cannot afford to ignore this threat. I've been calling for mandatory climate-related risk disclosures so that investors and the public have … Continue Reading


May 20, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Makes the Case for Expanding Supply of Affordable Housing

Washington, DC - At today's Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee (BHUA) hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made the case for her American Housing and Economic Mobility Act, which would create a new housing innovation grant program to reduce exclusionary local zoning laws. President Biden has called for the elimination of exclusionary zoning and harmful land-use policies as part of the American Jobs Plan.At the hearing, U.S. Department of Housing and … Continue Reading


May 20, 2021

Warren, Colleagues to Biden Admin: Use All Tools to End Saudi Coalition's Blockade of Yemen

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), and Richard … Continue Reading


May 20, 2021

New Report from Warren, Colleagues: Universal Child Care Is Essential to the Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.), a member of the Senate HELP Committee, House Appropriations Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Assistant Speaker of the House Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) and Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.) released a new report highlighting the … Continue Reading


May 20, 2021

Warren, Members of Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Statement on Biden Administration Decision to Terminate Immigration-Detention Agreements with Bristol County Sheriff’s Office

Washington, DC - 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), William Keating (D-MA-09), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) and Jake Auchincloss (D-MA-04) released a joint statement on the decision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to terminate its Intergovernmental Service Agreement (IGSA) and 287(g) … Continue Reading


May 19, 2021

At Finance Hearing, Warren Urges Senate to Pass Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Better Access to Hearing Health Care Services

Washington, DC - At today's Senate Finance Committee hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made the case for passing the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act, which she reintroduced today with Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.). The bipartisan bill would ensure seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare have access to a full range of hearing and balance health care services provided by licensed audiologists, who are trained and … Continue Reading


May 18, 2021

Warren Makes the Case for Investing in Green Infrastructure

Washington, DC - At today's Senate Finance Committee hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made the case for large-scale federal investments in infrastructure, as well as her Wealth Tax and other tax proposals as a way to pay for these investments. Right now, America is failing to adequately fund basic road maintenance and repairs, much less invest in transit modernization and electrification. This holds back our economy, contributes to the climate crisis, and harms … Continue Reading


May 14, 2021

Warren, Members of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Reiterate Request for Governor Baker Provide Relief Funds to Disproportionately Impacted Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) along with Representatives James P. McGovern (MA-02), Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08), William J. Keating (MA-09), Katherine Clark (MA-05), Seth Moulton (MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-07), and Jake Auchincloss (MA-04) sent a letter to Governor Charlie Baker reiterating their request for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to provide relief funds to disproportionately impacted communities that are in … Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

Warren Statement on House Financial Services Committee Passage of Climate Risk Disclosure Act

| Support Letter from 82 OrganizationsWashington, D.C. -- Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement following the House Financial Services Committee passage of her and Rep. Casten's (D-Ill.) bill, the Climate Risk Disclosure Act: "We cannot afford to ignore the threats of the climate crisis, and it's time to fight back against giant corporations that want to pollute our environment and ask taxpayers to clean up the mess," said … Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

Warren to Tai at Hearing: Our Trade Negotiations Must Put Patients Over Big Pharma Profits

Washington, DC - At today's Senate Finance Committee, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Katherine Tai to address specifics about last week's announcement of support for a COVID-19 TRIPS Waiver. USTR committed only to negotiating a waiver on some international intellectual property (IP) rules for COVID-19 vaccines, but testing, treatment, and PPE are also vital to combating COVID-19. When drug companies draft … Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

Warren, Markey Applaud Nomination of Angel Kelley to U.S. District Court in Massachusetts

Washington, D.C. - President Biden announced that he has nominated Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Angel Kelley to serve on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Judge Kelley was recommended to Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey as a top candidate for the federal judicial vacancy by the bipartisan Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations. "We were glad to recommend Judge Kelley to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Warren, Pressley, Colleagues Reintroduce the Andrew Kearse Act

Legislation Will Hold Police Officers Criminally Liable for Denying Medical Care to People in CustodyBill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - Today, on the 4th anniversary of Andrew Kearse's death, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) reintroduce the Andrew Kearse Accountability for Denial of Medical Care Act to hold law enforcement officers criminally liable for failing to obtain medical assistance to people in custody … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Makes the Case for Upcoming IRS Tax Enforcement Bill

Washington, DC - At today's Senate Finance Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rossotti to highlight the importance of third-party information reporting -- further making the case for her upcoming bill that would boost tax enforcement for the wealthy and giant corporations.Currently, the IRS has the least visibility into incomes that are overwhelmingly … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Warren, Murphy, Padilla, Sanders, Hayes, Lawson, and Torres Introduce the Bicameral Student Food Security Act

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), and Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.), and Representatives Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.), Al Lawson (D-Fla.), and Norma Torres (D-Calif.) introduced the Student Food Security Act of 2021, bicameral legislation to address food insecurity on college campuses by enabling more low-income college students to access the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and pushing the federal … Continue Reading


May 07, 2021

Warren: Jobs Report Shows Need for Universal Childcare

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement following today's jobs report:"Today's jobs report is a stark reminder of what American families know all too well: child care is infrastructure. If we want moms and dads to go back to work as this pandemic subsides, we need to provide them with the child care they need."The numbers tell the story: There were 8,000 fewer women working in April compared to the previous month, and … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Warren, Colleagues to Education Department: What Steps Are You Taking to Prepare Student Loan Borrowers for Turning Payments Back On?

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona requesting information about the steps the Department of Education (ED) and the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) are taking to help transition millions of federal student loan borrowers back into repayment ahead of the scheduled end for paused student loan payments and interest in September. This … Continue Reading

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