Press Releases

July 27, 2023

Warren, Graham Unveil Bipartisan Bill to Rein in Big Tech

Washington, DC – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) unveiled comprehensive legislation that would rein in Big Tech by establishing a new commission to regulate online platforms. The commission would have concurrent jurisdiction with FTC and DOJ, and would be responsible for overseeing and enforcing the new statutory provisions in the bill and implementing rules to promote competition, protect privacy, protect consumers, and strengthen our … Continue Reading

July 27, 2023

ICYMI: Chairing Personnel Subcommittee Hearing, Warren Calls out DoD Losing Billions to Contractor and Health Care Price Gouging

Warren Calls on Pentagon to Step Up, Says Any Supplemental Budget Proposal Must Include Major Reforms to Prevent Price Gouging and Waste “DoD has failed to safeguard taxpayer money and opened the door to price gouging by government contractors. It is DoD’s job to stop these ripoffs.” Washington, D.C. – In case you missed it, chairing a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out the Department of … Continue Reading

July 26, 2023

Warren Questions DoD on Failures to Prevent Overpayments and Price Gouging in TRICARE Health Program

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel subcommittee, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Director of the Defense Health Agency (DHA), Lieutenant General Telita Crosland, regarding a series of DoD Inspector General (IG) reports  finding that the Department of Defense (DoD) is failing to prevent price gouging and overpayments to contractors in the TRICARE health program. “TRICARE is the … Continue Reading

July 26, 2023

Senator Warren Warns Fed Against Further Rate Hikes Amidst Rising Unemployment for Black Workers

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) sent a letter to Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell, raising concern over the disproportionate impact of the Fed’s monetary policy on Black workers. This letter comes after significant increases in Black unemployment since April, jumping 1.3 percentage points to 6% in June. Black workers account for nearly 90% of the nearly 300,000 people who have become unemployed between April and June.. “The … Continue Reading

July 26, 2023

Senator Warren, Representative Deluzio Seek Answers on Republican Plan for Tax Breaks Benefiting Defense Contractors

Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Representative Chris Deluzio (D-Pa.) sent a letter to the CEOs of several of the largest defense contractors – Raytheon, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman – seeking answers on how their companies stand to benefit from Republican efforts to extend and expand giveaways to the wealthy and giant corporations in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). In particular, these large defense … Continue Reading

July 26, 2023

Warren Opens Investigation into Secretive Google Efforts to Secure Exclusive Access to Millions of Servicemember and Veteran Tissue Samples

Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, opened an investigation into a disturbing report on Google’s confidential effort to secure exclusive access to millions of tissue samples held at the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Pathology Center (JPC). Senator Warren sent letters to Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, asking Google and DoD for answers … Continue Reading

July 26, 2023

At Hearing, Senator Warren Blasts Big Banks’ Predatory Overdraft Fees, Applauds Continued CFPB Oversight

Video of Exchange Washington, D.C. — At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (BHUA) Committee Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) blasted the big banks’ use of predatory overdraft fees and called on the CFPB to continue its oversight of these giant banks.  Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry agreed with Senator Warren that big banks like Bank of America cannot be trusted to … Continue Reading

July 25, 2023

Following Hearing, Senators Warren, Scott Call Out Conflicts of Interest at Federal Reserve, Reiterate Need For an Independent Inspector General

Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Chair of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy, and Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) sent a letter to Mark Bialek, Inspector General (IG) of the Federal Reserve (Fed), highlighting his inherent conflicts of interest and the need to make the position a Presidential-appointed, Senate-confirmed role. Two months ago, while chairing a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban … Continue Reading

July 21, 2023

At Hearing, Warren Pushes Back on United Network of Organ Sharing's Misinformation, Calls for Congress to Pass Legislation to Improve the System and Protect Patients

“The reforms that we proposed are a commonsense step that everyone should be able to agree on. Right now, Congress has an opportunity to root out corruption in this system.   Video of Hearing   Washington, D.C. — Today, during a hearing of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out United Network of Organ Sharing’s (UNOS) misinformation, the only organization to ever hold the Organ Procurement and … Continue Reading

July 21, 2023

ICYMI: At Hearing, Senator Warren Calls for Reform of Deposit Insurance to Ensure Stability of Banking System

Washington, D.C. — At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for reform of the deposit insurance system to hold big banks accountable and ensure the stability of our banking system.  Specifically, Senator Warren called for reform to raise the FDIC insurance cap to protect business depositors at small banks, make Too Big to Fail banks and the banks with the highest levels of uninsured deposits cover more … Continue Reading

July 21, 2023

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Warns about Crypto’s Use by North Korea to Fund Nuclear Weapons Program and Evade to Sanctions

Washington, D.C. – At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) warned about the national security risks of rogue states using crypto to evade sanctions and fund their weapons programs, spying, and cyberattacks – calling out North Korea for stealing over $3 billion in crypto over the past 5 years, and using proceeds to fund its illegal nuclear weapons program.  In response to Senator Warren’s questions, Lieutenant General … Continue Reading

July 21, 2023

Warren Requests Information on Impacts of Current and Future State of Bourne and Sagamore Bridges from Cape Cod Stakeholders

Boston, MA – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent letters to 36 Cape Cod community stakeholders, including state elected officials, local elected officials, Tribal leaders, and community organizations, seeking their input on how the aging Bourne and Sagamore Bridges are impacting communities, businesses, and residents on and around Cape Cod. Senator Warren is seeking this information as part of her effort to ensure the federal government lives up to its commitments to replace the … Continue Reading

July 21, 2023

Warren, Markey, McGovern, Neal Urge Agriculture Secretary to Designate Flood-Stricken Counties as Disaster Areas after Western Massachusetts Farms Sustain Heavy Losses

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and Richard Neal (D-Mass.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack and Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux regarding the recent storms and floods in Massachusetts and urging the agency to act quickly to provide emergency assistance to support local recovery efforts in Massachusetts … Continue Reading

July 21, 2023

Senators Warren, Markey Secure $350M for Cape Cod Canal Bridges in FY24 Appropriations Bill

Washington, D.C. – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) released the below statement on the inclusion of $350 million in federal funding for the Cape Cod Canal Bridges in the Senate’s Fiscal Year 2024 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill, a major victory in their fight to secure federal funding for the project to replace the aging Bourne and Sagamore Bridges on Cape Cod. The funding provision matches a request from President Biden in … Continue Reading

July 20, 2023

At Hearing, Senator Warren Highlights Successful Projects in Massachusetts to Expand Housing Stock, Reiterates Need for Federal Investment to Address Nationwide Housing Shortage

Washington, D.C. — At a hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made the case for increased federal investments in programs to address housing shortages and affordability. Senator Warren highlighted projects across Massachusetts that have expanded housing supply by transforming commercial buildings and other non-residential properties for residential use. Dr. Jenny Schuetz, an expert in urban economics and housing policy, also confirmed … Continue Reading

July 19, 2023

Senators Warren, Paul, Grassley Renew Push for the Medicare Audiology Access Improvement Act

Washington, D.C. – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) led their colleagues in introducing the bipartisan Medicare Audiology Access Improvement Act, legislation to ensure that seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare are able to access a full range of hearing and balance health care services provided by licensed audiologists, who are trained and licensed in all 50 states and U.S. territories, including the District of … Continue Reading

July 19, 2023

Warren Applauds Updated Merger Guidelines

Washington D.C. – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) updated their merger guidelines: “After more than 40 years of lax antitrust enforcement, Assistant Attorney General Kanter and Chair Khan are stepping up to promote competitive markets, which is foundational for a vibrant economy and a healthy democracy. These merger guidelines are rooted in the laws … Continue Reading

July 19, 2023

Senators Warren, Blumenthal, Brown, Markey, Menendez, Van Hollen Seek Answers from Federal Loan Servicers on Plans to Support Borrowers Ahead of Student Loan Payment Restart

Washington, D.C. – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) sent letters to the federal loan servicers – Higher Education Loan Authority of the State of Missouri (MOHELA), Nelnet, EdFinancial, and Maximus Federal Services Inc. – requesting information about their plans to support the more than 40 million federal student loan borrowers who … Continue Reading

July 18, 2023

ICYMI: At Finance Subcommittee Hearing, Senator Warren Pushes Back On Republican Efforts to Weaponize Work Requirements for Child Tax Credit, Medicaid, Critical Assistance Programs

Washington, D.C. — Last week, during a hearing of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned President and Executive Director for the Center for Law and Social Policy, Indivar Dutta-Gupta, on the cruelty and wastefulness of work requirements for the Child Tax Credit (CTC), as well as Medicaid and other critical government assistance.  During the hearing, Mr. Dutta-Gupta agreed with Senator Warren that work … Continue Reading

July 18, 2023

Warren Celebrates Automatic Student Debt Cancelation for Over 12,000 People in Massachusetts

As a result of Warren’s efforts to fix Income-Driven Repayment Plans, nearly $600 million dollars of student debt in Massachusetts will be canceled for people who have paid their loans for more than 20 years.  Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement following the U.S. Department of Education’s announcement that due to fixes of Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) plans implemented by the Biden-Harris Administration, 12,530 … Continue Reading

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