Press Releases

March 06, 2024

In Bipartisan Letter, Senators Warren, Scott Call Out Culture of Corruption in the Federal Reserve

Washington, D.C. - In a bipartisan letter to the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) Office of Inspector General (IG), U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) called out the Fed IG’s failure to hold officials accountable for violating Fed rules and fostering a culture in which severe conflicts of interests go consistently unchecked. The lawmakers point to the recent closing of the investigation into suspicious trades made in 2020 by Robert Kaplan, former President of the Dallas … Continue Reading

March 06, 2024

Warren Announces State of the Union Guest: Benadette Manning

NEW DATA: Thanks to improvements to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) made by the Biden administration, more than 17,000 public servants in Massachusetts like Benadette have received relief. Before 2021, only 200 borrowers in the Bay State had their student debt canceled through PSLF. Boston, MA — Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced that Benadette Manning will be her guest to the State of the Union. Benadette is a parent and former Boston Public … Continue Reading

March 05, 2024

Warren, Brown, Senators Urge HHS and CMS to Protect Seniors, Hold Insurance Companies Accountable for Abuses in Medicare Advantage

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) called on the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to curb abuses in Medicare Advantage (MA), which would save taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars, and … Continue Reading

March 04, 2024

Warren, Duckworth, 46 Democratic Colleagues Introduce Bill to Protect IVF Access Nationwide

Washington D.C - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and 46 Democratic senators introduced legislation to protect access to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technology (ART) nationwide. The Access to Family Building Act — which would establish a statutory right to access IVF for all Americans who need it to start or grow a family was blocked by Senate Republicans in the wake of Alabama’s State Supreme Court ruling that frozen … Continue Reading

March 04, 2024

Warren, Markey, Keating Statement on Securing $350 Million for Replacement of the Cape Cod Bridges in 2024 Appropriations Bill

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Congressman Bill Keating (D-Mass.) released the following statement on the inclusion of $350 million in federal funding for the Cape Cod Bridges in the Fiscal Year 2024 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, which the Senate and House Appropriations Committee released today: “We are pleased to have secured $350 million in the fiscal year 2024 appropriations bills for … Continue Reading

March 04, 2024

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Highlights Significant Cost Overruns and Mismanagement of the Sentinel Program

Washington, D.C. - Last week, at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned General Anthony J. Cotton, USAF, Commander of United States Strategic Command about significant cost overruns and mismanagement of the Sentinel program.  Senator Warren highlighted that the Sentinel program is not on track and on a two year delay, with the Air Force’s aggressive schedule leading them to rely on immature technology, the project being … Continue Reading

March 04, 2024

Warren Slams Inhaler Manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline for Price-Gouging Patients and Making Inhalers Inaccessible for Children

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) blasted GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for its price-gouging strategy that may cause millions of children to lose access to one of the few drugs that is appropriate to treat their asthma and allergies.  Senator Warren sent the letter in response to GSK discontinuing the brand-name version of Flovent HFA, the go-to inhaler for children, a tactic the company used to evade new rebates it would have owed because of years of outrageous price … Continue Reading

March 01, 2024

ICYMI: Warren Chairs Personnel Subcommittee, Highlights Impact of Blast Exposure on Health and Urges DoD to take Action to Protect Service Members

Video of Hearing (C-SPAN) Washington, D.C. - On Wednesday, chairing a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Personnel, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) highlighted the impact of blast overpressure on American service members and the need for the Department of Defense (DoD) to better protect service members. Blast overpressure, which is pressure that’s caused by a shock wave that exceeds normal atmospheric values, affects thousands of service members by causing … Continue Reading

February 29, 2024

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Calls for Investments in Child Care for Military and Civilian Families to Strengthen the American Workforce

Washington, D.C.  - At a hearing of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for significant investments in child care workers to provide affordable and accessible child care to military and civilian families and ensure the defense manufacturing workforce has the workers it needs to meet national security needs.  In questioning, Dr. Simon Johnson, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and former Chief Economist of the … Continue Reading

February 29, 2024

Warren, Markey, Merkley Call on the Bureau of Prisons to Protect Inmates, End Prison Accreditation Contract with the American Correctional Association

Washington, D.C. - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) sent a letter to Colette Peters, Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Attorney General Merrick Garland, expressing concerns with the Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) reliance on the American Correctional Association (ACA) for accreditation and re-accreditation services for BOP prisons, and urging the BOP to end its contract with the ACA when it expires next month.  The lawmakers warned … Continue Reading

February 29, 2024

On Senate Floor, Warren Denounces Netanyahu, Calls to Resume the Cease-Fire and Advance a Two-State Solution

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered a speech on the Senate floor calling out Prime Minister Netanyahu’s failed leadership in Israel’s war against Hamas. In her remarks, Senator Warren denounced Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his opposition to a two-state solution and for his prosecution of the war in Gaza, which has killed more than 30,000 Palestinians and led to a horrific scale of violence and human suffering. Senator Warren called for … Continue Reading

February 29, 2024

Warren to FTC: Choice Hotels’ Hostile Takeover Attempt of Wyndham Would Raise Prices for Customers, Reduce Competition

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Lina Khan, Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), expressing serious concerns about Choice Hotels’ (Choice) attempted hostile takeover of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (Wyndham), which would reduce competition and create the largest branded hotel chain in the country, driving up prices for consumers and harming entrepreneur franchisees. Senator Warren urged the FTC to closely scrutinize Choice’s hostile … Continue Reading

February 28, 2024

Senator Warren Delivers Floor Speech on Senate Republicans’ Opposition to IVF

Senator Warren Delivers Floor Speech on Senate Republicans’ Opposition to IVF “For all their talk about supporting IVF, when it came down to it, Republicans blocked IVF protections.” Video of Floor Speech Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks on the floor of the U.S. Senate regarding Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (D-Miss.) and Republicans’ opposition to Senator Tammy Duckworth’s (D-Ill.) bill to ensure families have access to the services they need … Continue Reading

February 28, 2024

Warren Leads Senate Hearing to Urge Department of Defense to Better Protect Service Members from Weapon Blasts

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), chair of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, led a hearing on the impacts of blast overpressure on American service members and the need for the Department of Defense (DoD) to better protect service members from blast overpressure.  Senator Warren, in her opening statement, reinforced four critical solutions needed to address the growing risks and harm presented by blast overpressure, including 1) developing … Continue Reading

February 28, 2024

Warren, Senators Introduce Bill to Crack Down on Shrinkflation

Washington, D.C.  - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) in introducing the Shrinkflation Prevention Act to crack down on corporations that deceive consumers by selling smaller sizes of their products without lowering prices. The bill follows recent reports on the effects of corporate greed on product size and rising inflation, and comes as companies continue to rake in super-sized profits by either raising prices excessively or shrinking the products … Continue Reading

February 28, 2024

Warren, Schumer, Sanders Statement Calling For Investigation Into Student Loan Mismanagement By MOHELA

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) released the following statement calling for an investigation into student loan  mismanagement by MOHELA, one of the nation’s largest servicers of student loans: “We stand with the Student Borrower Protection Center and the American Federation of Teachers in expressing outrage at … Continue Reading

February 27, 2024

ICYMI: In Keynote Speech, Warren Urges Stronger Antitrust Enforcement to Break Up Big Tech Companies

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered the keynote address at RemedyFest, where she called out Big Tech for their anti-competitive tactics that have led to market consolidation and record profits. Senator Warren warned that Big Tech is avoiding accountability by claiming artificial intelligence tools are too complex to regulate, copying the playbook of Wall Street executives who resisted regulation after the 2008 financial crash. She called for robust … Continue Reading

February 26, 2024

Warren, Garamendi Urge DoD to Review Excessive Consolidation’s Risks to Defense Industrial Base

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Representative John Garamendi (D-Calif.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, expressing concerns with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) insufficient review process for consolidation in the defense industrial base and the resulting impact on supply chains, innovation, and national security. The lawmakers are … Continue Reading

February 26, 2024

Warren, 12 Lawmakers Call on Regulators to Block Capital One-Discover Merger

  Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, and U.S. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Katie Porter (D-Calif.), James McGovern (D-Mass.), Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Greg Casar (D-Texas), Summer Lee (D-Pa.), Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Jesus G. “Chuy” Garcia (D-Ill.), and Al Green (D-Texas) urged the Office of the … Continue Reading

February 23, 2024

Warren, Markey Urge Senate Appropriations Leaders to Increase Funding to FEMA’s Shelter and Services Program to Support New Arrivals

Washington, D.C.  - Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Chair Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Vice Chair Susan Collins (R-Maine), urging them to increase funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Shelter and Services Program (SSP) to $5 billion in the upcoming Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill for fiscal year 2024. Funding would support entities that … Continue Reading

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