Press Releases

August 14, 2020

ICYMI: Independent Watchdog Agrees to Lawmakers' Request for Investigation of Postal Service Sabotage and Reported Conflicts of Interest of Trump's Postmaster General Louis DeJoy

ICYMI: Independent Watchdog Agrees to Lawmakers' Request for Investigation of Postal Service Sabotage and Reported Conflicts of Interest of Trump's Postmaster General Louis DeJoyCNN: Exclusive: Postal service inspector general reviewing DeJoy's policy changes and potential ethics conflictsWashington, DC - The United States Postal Service (USPS) Inspector General has agreed to investigate all recent staffing and policy changes put in place under former Trump megadonor and current … Continue Reading


August 14, 2020

Warren, Carper, Whitehouse, Schatz Statement on Facebook's Response to their Inquiry on Deliberate Spread of Climate Disinformation on the Company's Social Media Platforms

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); Tom Carper (D-Del.), Ranking Member of the Environment & Public Works Committee and member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee; Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), member of the Environment and Public Works and Judiciary Committees; and Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), Chair of the Democratic Special Committee on the Climate Crisis and member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; released … Continue Reading


August 14, 2020

Warren, Brown and Cortez Masto Urge Treasury Department Inspector General to Investigate Reports that OCC Officials Shelved Investigations of Banks Engaging in Discriminatory Lending Practices and Redlining

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection; Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Banking Committee; and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), a member of the Banking Committee, urged the U.S. Treasury Department Inspector General to investigate allegations that Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) … Continue Reading


August 14, 2020

As COVID-19 Spreads Out of Control, CDC Declines to Use Authority to Stem the Surge

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, released a statement following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) weak and inadequate response on using its broad legal authority to implement and enforce public health measures under the Public Health Service Act, which gives the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the CDC Director significant authority to … Continue Reading


August 13, 2020

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Asks Census Bureau to Confirm Commitment to Utilizing College and University Directory Info in Final Census Count

Boston, MA - 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), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), William Keating (D-MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), sent a letter to the U.S. Census Bureau requesting they commit to utilizing college and university directory information that … Continue Reading


August 13, 2020

Warren Urges SEC to Require Climate Risk Disclosures to Address Financial and Economic Threats Posed by Climate Change

 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding recent reports of climate-related financial risks, and concerns raised by investors, about the lack of mandatory climate disclosures. Senator Warren urged the SEC to require public companies to disclose standard information about their climate-related risks, and take other actions required by her Climate Risk … Continue Reading


August 12, 2020

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Requests FEMA's Plans to Centralize and Stabilize the Supply and Distribution Chains for PPE

Boston, MA - 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), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), William Keating (D-MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reiterate ongoing concerns regarding access to personal … Continue Reading


August 11, 2020

Warren, Markey Request Update on CDC’s Efforts to Support State and Local Public Health Efforts to Control the Spread of EEE Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

  Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) wrote to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requesting an update on the agency’s efforts to prevent and control the spread of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The senators’ letter comes after Massachusetts officials confirmed the first in-state human case of the season last week.  EEE, a rare virus that causes swelling in the brain, is one of the most deadly mosquito-borne … Continue Reading


August 10, 2020

Warren, Underwood, Colleagues Announce Bicameral Legislation to Combat Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Crisis During COVID-19 Pandemic

Bill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP), Representative Lauren Underwood, Co-Chair of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, and Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), member of HELP, introduced the Maternal Health Pandemic Response Act to improve research and data collection, safeguard the … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Mass. Congressional Delegation Reiterates Request for Trump Administration to Fully Fund COVID-19 Response for Tribal Nations in Massachusetts

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives William Keating (D-MA-09), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) sent a letter to President Trump to reiterate their request to direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Mass. Congressional Delegation Reiterates Request for Trump Administration to Fully Fund COVID-19 Response in Commonwealth

Boston, MA - 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), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), William Keating (D-MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), sent a letter to President Trump to reiterate their request to direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to waive … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Mass. Congressional Delegation Reiterates Request for Trump Administration to Fully Fund COVID-19 Response for Tribal Nations in Massachusetts

 Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives William Keating (D-MA-09), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) sent a letter to President Trump to reiterate their request to direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Senators Warren and Perdue Lead Senate Colleagues in Reintroducing Bipartisan Resolution Designating September 2020 as "Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month"

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) reintroduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing the seriousness of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and expressing support for the designation of September as PCOS Awareness Month. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Susan Collins (D-Maine.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Chris Van Hollen … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Warren, Maloney, Carper, Peters & Colleagues Call for Inspector General to Investigate Postal Service Policy Changes and Delivery Delays Under New Trump-Appointed Postmaster General

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Senator Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform … Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

In Case You Missed It: Senator Warren and Carroll Fife Washington Post Op-Ed: The Nation is Facing a Housing Crisis. But Private Equity Firms Just See Dollar Signs

Read the full op-ed hereWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Carroll Fife, Moms 4 Housing organizer and Director of the Oakland office of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post about what lawmakers must do to confront the looming eviction crisis and prevent private equity from further destabilizing neighborhoods and profiting off the displacement of families. Read the full op-ed here. Key sections … Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

Warren, Smith, Colleagues Call on Senate Leadership to Secure Child Care Relief in the Next COVID-19 Stimulus Package

Text of LetterWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) led their Senate colleagues in urging Senate leadership to prioritize the inclusion of their plan for a $50 billion child care bailout in the next coronavirus (COVID-19) relief package. The Child Care is Essential Act would stabilize the child care system, help keep the economy running, keep providers in business, and ensure parents can go back to work when it is safe to return. … Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

Warren, Pressley, Murray, Booker, Garcia, Clarke, Kelly Introduce the COVID-19 in Corrections Data Transparency Act

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), along with Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Representatives Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas), Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), and Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) introduced the COVID-19 in Corrections Data Transparency Act, legislation that would require the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), the United States Marshals Service (USMS), and state governments to collect and … Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

Nomination Hearing: Warren Questions Defense Watchdog Nominee on Investigating Deployment of Military Forces Against Protestors

Senator Elizabeth Warren: Mr. Abend, the Defense Department Inspector General is one of the most important IG positions in all of government. And if confirmed, you will lead an office of nearly 1,500 investigators, auditors, other staff. They're going to be responsible for investigating waste, fraud, abuse across the department whose budget accounts for half of all federal discretionary spending.Now, this job requires someone with experience in leading large organizations and overseeing … Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

Warren, Maloney, Porter Ask Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment Facilities What Actions They Are Taking to Protect Residents from COVID-19 Outbreaks

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y), Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.) sent letters to the nation’s largest behavioral health and addiction treatment providers asking a series of questions about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreaks at their facilities and the actions … Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

Trump COVID-19 Watch

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren is continuing her oversight of the Trump Administration's COVID-19 response. We're seeing COVID-19 death tolls of more than 1,000 Americans per day, and unemployment rates are at the highest levels since the Great Depression. President Donald Trump's failure to lead has allowed the virus to spread and put millions of Americans' lives and livelihoods at risk. Senator Warren called on the SEC to investigate potential insider trading that occurred before … Continue Reading

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