Press Releases

February 22, 2024

Warren, Omar, Lawmakers Seek Information from Big Banks on Account Closure Practices that Discriminate Against Muslim Americans

Washington, D.C. - Following reports that major banks may be disproportionately restricting or shutting down the accounts of Muslim Americans, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, and Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), and U.S. Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the heads of JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Citibank seeking information on their practices and the steps … Continue Reading

February 20, 2024

Warren, Markey Announce $151 Million in Federal Investments in Massachusetts for Clean Drinking Water and Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) announced $151 million in federal funding for Massachusetts from the Environmental Protection Agency, which will help invest in drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure upgrades across Massachusetts.  The funding specifically provides $77,992,000 for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and $49,350,000 for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, which assist in low-cost … Continue Reading

February 20, 2024

New Report: Senator Warren Helped Secure Over $50 Billion in Federal Support for Massachusetts Families, Communities, Small Businesses, and Universities Since Taking Office

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released a new 24-page report: The Economic Impact of Federal Investments in Massachusetts. The report details over $50 billion in federal funding that Senator Warren has fought for and helped win for Massachusetts families since taking office in 2013 - funding and investments that have helped build and maintain roads and bridges, improve broadband access to all corners of the Commonwealth, invest in public transit and … Continue Reading

February 16, 2024

Warren, Jayapal Announce Three Drug Manufacturers Pulled Sham Patents after Warnings, Urge FDA to Continue Fight Against Big Pharma Companies’ Patent Abuse

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) released responses from eight pharmaceutical companies to letters they sent the companies in December 2023, revealing that, after receiving warnings from Federal Trade Commission (FTC), three of the companies immediately delisted inappropriate patents from the Orange Book, including a number of patents for epinephrine injectors and inhalers. Senator Warren and Representative Jayapal … Continue Reading

February 15, 2024

Warren, Markey and Massachusetts Delegation Seek Answers from Cerberus Over Private Equity Firm’s Role in Creating Steward Health Care’s Financial Challenges

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), along with all nine members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, sent a letter to Cerberus seeking answers from the private equity firm for its role in creating the current financial challenges at Steward hospitals, which threaten access to medical care for thousands of people in eastern Massachusetts. “We are particularly concerned about the extent to which Cerberus and its affiliates … Continue Reading

February 15, 2024

Warren, Baldwin, Casey, Schakowsky Reintroduce Legislation to Crack Down on Price Gouging by Giant Corporations

  Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) reintroduced the Price Gouging Prevention Act of 2024, which would protect consumers and prohibit corporate price gouging. The bill would authorize the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general to enforce a federal ban against grossly excessive price increases, regardless of a seller’s position in a supply … Continue Reading

February 14, 2024

Warren, Markey Urge Massachusetts Department of Correction to Carefully Review Corizon and Wellpath Bids and Maximize Accountability of Health Services Provider in State Prisons

Washington, D.C.  - As the Massachusetts Department of Correction (DoC) began the process of evaluating bidders to provide health services to its network of prisons, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Massachusetts DoC Commissioner Carol Mici, urging her to carefully review  the track records of Wellpath and YesCare (“Corizon”), which are possible bidders to become the next healthcare provider for Massachusetts prisons. The senators also … Continue Reading

February 14, 2024

Warren, Markey, Keating Question Private Equity Firm Bregal Partners on Blue Harvest Bankruptcy and Impact on New Bedford Fishing Industry

  New Bedford, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Rep. William R. Keating (D-Mass) sent a letter to Managing Partner of Bregal Partners Charles Yoon to seek information on the November 2023 sale of bankrupt Blue Harvest Fisheries and the failure to pay over $100 million in debts owed to more than 1,000 independent contractors, businesses, and other creditors. “Bregal’s actions with respect to Blue Harvest have left local small businesses … Continue Reading

February 14, 2024

Warren Secures Unprecedented Ethics Commitments from OECD Ambassador Nominee; former Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney Pledges Not to Work for Crypto Firms for Four Years After Government Service

Washington, D.C.  - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced that she secured unprecedented ethics commitments from former Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, President Biden's nominee for U.S. ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). If confirmed, Congressman Maloney has agreed to:  Immediately resign from all private sector advising work, Recuse himself from all matters involving the companies he has had a previous working … Continue Reading

February 13, 2024

Warren, Booker, Senators Call for Swift Action to Assist Family Members of American Citizens Trapped in Gaza

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and 14 colleagues calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas to expand assistance for relatives of U.S. citizens stranded in Gaza. The senators expressed concerns about the current limited eligibility criteria for State Department assistance and advocated for the inclusion of additional family members beyond current practices. They also urged … Continue Reading

February 13, 2024

Warren Statement on Supplemental Vote

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement regarding her vote for the supplemental bill: “For the last six months, Republican lawmakers have held hostage aid for Ukraine while our ally fights for its freedom and democracy against Putin’s invasion. Congress’ support for Ukraine is more urgent than ever after Donald Trump’s latest threats to abandon the NATO alliance. This bill also delivers funding for the security of mosques and … Continue Reading

February 13, 2024

Warren, Markey Call on Labor Department to More Closely Track Nonprofit Workers’ Employment Data

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shalanda Young, urging the Department of Labor (DOL) to incorporate nonprofit workforce data into the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW). The senators are urging DOL to include $4 million in its Fiscal Year 2025 budget request to track this data in … Continue Reading

February 12, 2024

Warren, Padilla, Senators Push Funding Increase for FEMA’s Shelter and Services Program

Washington, D.C.  - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) along with U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Laphonza Butler (D-Calif.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) submitted an amendment to the Emergency National Security Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2024 that would provide $5 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Shelter and Services … Continue Reading

February 09, 2024

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Calls Out Medicare Advantage Insurers for Using AI to Deny Care and Boost Profits

Washington, D.C. — At a hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Dr. Michelle Mellow, professor of Health Policy and of Law at Stanford University, and Dr. Ziad Obermeyer, Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor at the University of California Berkeley, on the use of AI algorithms by private Medicare Advantage (MA) insurers to make coverage decisions. Senator Warren expressed deep concerns about findings from recent investigations … Continue Reading

February 08, 2024

At Hearing, Warren and Yellen Confirm Importance of Strong Bank Capital Standards

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out giant banks’ lobbying against stronger capital requirements in order to protect their profits and executive compensation. Senator Warren made clear that the new Fed’s proposed Basel III rule to strengthen capital requirements for banks with more than $100 billion in assets would help protect the financial system from taxpayer-funded bailouts and would … Continue Reading

February 08, 2024

Warren, Markey Urge Senate Colleagues to Keep Cape Cod Bridge Replacement Funds in 2024 Appropriations Bill

Washington, D.C.  - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development Interim Chair Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Ranking Member John Kennedy (R-La.), urging the Senators to ensure the final Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill includes $350 million in funding to help replace the Cape Cod bridges. The appropriations bill passed by the Senate Energy and … Continue Reading

February 07, 2024

Warren, Doggett, King, 75 Lawmakers Urge Biden Administration to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Washington, D.C.— U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Angus King (I-Maine) and U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) led 75 lawmakers to urge the Biden administration to strengthen and finalize its guidance to protect taxpayers and lower prescription drug prices. The lawmakers submitted a public comment supporting the “Interagency Guidance Framework for Considering the Exercise of March-In Rights” and calling for changes to ensure increased transparency, oversight, and … Continue Reading

February 07, 2024

Warren, Casten Urge BAE Systems to Refrain from Stock Buybacks After Receiving CHIPS Act Funds

  Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Sean Casten (D-Ill) sent a letter to the President and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc. (“BAE Systems,” “BAE”) regarding the preliminary agreement between BAE Systems and the Department of Commerce to award $35 million in CHIPS and Science Act federal grant funds to the company. This is the first CHIPS grant awarded by Commerce. In the letter, the lawmakers express concern over BAE Systems’ history of engaging in massive stock buyback … Continue Reading

February 05, 2024

Warren, Markey Urge Schumer, McConnell, Senate Appropriation Leaders to Provide Robust Disaster Relief Funding for Massachusetts Farmers

Washington, D.C.  -  U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Appropriations Chair Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Appropriations Vice Chair Susan Collins (R-Maine), urging them to include robust funding for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the final FY24 appropriations package to compensate Massachusetts farmers for losses caused by natural … Continue Reading

February 02, 2024

ICYMI: At Hearing, Commander of Indo-Pacific Command Agrees with Senator Warren on Dangers of North Korea’s Use of Cryptocurrency to U.S. National Security

  Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, highlighted the dangers of cryptocurrency to U.S. national security during her exchange with Admiral Samuel Paparo, Nominee to be the Commander of Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM).  During their exchange, Admiral Paparo agreed with Senator Warren that North Korea’s reliance on cryptocurrency to evade sanctions and fund its illegal nuclear and missile programs … Continue Reading

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