Warren Unveils New Bill Binding Supreme Court Judges to Ethics Code

As public trust in the Supreme Court rapidly erodes, Democrats in Congress are working to tighten ethics laws around federal courts and increase transparency in order to combat corruption and increase accountability in the U.S. court system. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) introduced a bill on…

“We Are Not Going Back!” A Furious Elizabeth Warren Tells Crowd Outside SCOTUS

In a rousing and fiery speech to pro-abortion protesters in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, longtime reproductive rights advocate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) denounced the “extremist” Supreme Court for its potential decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and vowed to fight against it. “I am angry,” she said,…

Poll Finds Most Voters Think Companies Are Exploiting Pandemic to Raise Prices

As large corporations post record profits, nearly two-thirds of voters agree that corporations are taking advantage of the pandemic in order to raise prices, new polling has found. The poll of over 1,500 likely voters, conducted by Data for Progress in collaboration with Groundwork Collaborative this month, found that 63…

Warren Expresses Concern Over Transition to Restarting Student Loan Payments

Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona this week, asking him to detail the agency’s plan to reduce hardship and confusion as student loan payments are soon scheduled to restart. The lawmakers, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusett), expressed concern that borrowers may not be informed about…

Warren Demands Private Equity-Backed Firms Answer for Role in Rising Rent Prices

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is demanding answers from housing corporations with backing from private equity, who she says are involved in inflating housing prices for both renters and buyers. Warren sent letters to CEOs of Progress Residential, American Homes 4 Rent and Invitation Homes to condemn rent hikes and rising…

Fed Chair Jerome Powell Says Corporations “Are Raising Prices Because They Can”

In a hearing before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said that corporations may be raising prices arbitrarily to pad their profits while the public suffers under high inflation rates. Powell said that higher prices for commodities like groceries could be chalked up to corporate…

Elizabeth Warren Demands Information on Fed Official’s Questionable Stock Trades

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) recently sent a letter to Jerome Powell demanding more information on stock trades by Federal Reserve Vice Chair Richard Clarida after a New York Times report revealed that Clarida failed to disclose the extent of his trades just before the stock market crashed in 2020. Last…

Sanders Urges Biden to Cancel All Student Loans After Biden Announces Freeze

After the Biden administration announced on Wednesday that it is extending the federal student loan payment pause, progressive lawmakers are encouraging the president to take further action by cancelling student debt. Debt advocates and lawmakers have been pressuring Joe Biden to follow through with his campaign promise to cancel up…

Ocasio-Cortez and Warren Pressure Amazon to Explain Its Role in Tornado Deaths

Progressive lawmakers are seeking answers on Amazon’s role in deaths caused by a warehouse collapse earlier this month after reports emerged showing that the company didn’t allow employees to leave even when a tornado was about to strike. In an effort led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Representatives Alexandria…

Report: Borrowers Will Lose $85 Billion Yearly If Student Loan Payments Resume

If student loan payments are allowed to resume without mass debt cancellation, borrowers will lose out on billions of dollars monthly, according to a new report done on behalf of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts). The Roosevelt Institute analysis finds that while the…

Warren Slams Hertz for Raising Prices 147 Percent While Pursuing $2B in Buybacks

On Tuesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) sent a letter to Hertz, criticizing the car rental company for proposing a $2 billion stock buyback plan that would line the pockets of executives and the private equity firm Apollo Global Management, directly after the company exited bankruptcy. The letter comes at a…

Oil and Gas Industry Profits Climbed as Americans Faced High Gas Prices in 2021

The fossil fuel industry experienced a boom in profits during the first nine months of 2021, raking in tens of billions of dollars as Americans faced a jump in gas prices. A new report by Accountable.US shows that 24 top oil and gas companies made $174 billion in profits between…

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