Press Releases

May 21, 2020

Senators Warren, Markey and Colleagues Urge Trump Administration to Prepare for Simultaneous Peaks of 2020 Flu Season, COVID-19 Outbreak

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) led a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, regarding the Trump Administration's efforts to prepare for a resurgence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) during this year's seasonal influenza, which Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield warned could create unprecedented strain on our health care system. The … Continue Reading


May 21, 2020

At Aging Hearing, Warren Calls for Consistent Federal Reporting Requirements for Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

CHAIRWOMAN COLLINS: Senator Warren, I don't know whether you heard my opening remarks, but I do want you to know that I know I speak for every member of this committee in expressing our condolences to you. You've been touched very personally by this virus, so welcome. SENATOR WARREN: Thank you so much, I appreciate it, Madam Chair. You reached out to me personally right after my brother died, and he died in a congregate setting facility, in a rehab, so thank you, I appreciate it. And I … Continue Reading


May 21, 2020

Warren, Reed, Colleagues Blast JetBlue, Delta for Accepting Federal CARES Act Bailout Funds and Then Cutting Employees' Hours, Paychecks

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.), along with Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), sent letters to JetBlue and Delta expressing concern about the companies' decision to cut … Continue Reading


May 21, 2020

Massachusetts Public Housing Authorities Awarded Nearly $5 Million in Funding to Provide Rental Assistance for People with Disabilities

Washington, D.C. - 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-04), announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded Massachusetts public housing … Continue Reading


May 20, 2020

Warren Joins Haaland in Filing Bicameral, Bipartisan Legal Brief to Protect Tribe's Land From Executive Infringement

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) in filing a bicameral, bipartisan amicus brief opposing the U.S. Department of the Interior's unprecedented action to remove the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's reservation land from trust status. The brief, signed by 25 members of Congress, was filed in the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia.Fourteen days after the United States declared a national emergency over … Continue Reading


May 20, 2020

Senator Warren Joins Bicameral Amicus Brief Urging Court to Halt Dakota Access Pipeline Operation Until Tribal, Environmental Impacts Assessed

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined House Natural Resources Committee Chairman RaĂșl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) in the filing of an amicus brief with 35 House and Senate colleagues in the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, urging the court to halt operation of the nearly 1,200-mile Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The lawmakers argued that the pipeline must not be allowed to continue operations before the government analyzes the potentially disastrous … Continue Reading


May 20, 2020

Senators Introduce Legislation to Expand & Improve Public Service Loan Forgiveness Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), along with a group of eight senators, to introduce the Strengthening Loan Forgiveness for Public Servants During the COVID-19 Crisis Act, legislation that would provide student debt relief to public health workers, police officers, and others who dedicate their careers to public service. Many of these public servants have been playing a central role in helping communities across the … Continue Reading


May 19, 2020

Secretary Mnuchin Refuses to Use His Authority to Require Companies Receiving Taxpayer Bailout Money Keep Workers on Payroll

SENATOR WARREN: Thank you, Mr. Chairman.Today's hearing takes place in the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. Unemployment is now at Great Depression levels. Nearly 40% of people making less than $40,000 dollars lost their jobs in March alone. Businesses are shuttered, and they may never reopen.Congress passed the CARES Act and put nearly half a trillion dollars' worth of taxpayer money in corporate bailout money in your hands. This is not the PPP or the Small Business Fund but half … Continue Reading


May 19, 2020

Trump COVID-19 Watch

Washington, DC - Elizabeth Warren is continuing her oversight of the Trump Administration's COVID-19 response. Government delivers best when its actions are fair, transparent and accountable. But President Donald Trump's approach to this crisis doesn't reflect those values.Senator Warren introduced new legislation to stop COVID-19 corruption with Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Coons and Representatives Pramila Jayapal and John Sarbanes. The CORE Act will empower and protect … Continue Reading


May 19, 2020

Warren Urges Fed to Hold CEOs Personally Accountable for Companies' Compliance with CARES Act Bailout Terms

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, sent letters to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston regarding the certification process for the recipients of bailout funds distributed through lending facilities developed by the Federal Reserve (Fed) using taxpayer dollars from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. In her letters, Senator Warren called on the Fed to … Continue Reading


May 15, 2020

Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand, Booker, Markey, Merkley, Harris Introduce Emergency Health Care Guarantee Act

Bill Text | Bill Summary | Section-by-SectionWashington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in introducing the Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act to eliminate all out-of pocket health costs for every person in America during the COVID-19 crisis. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) cosponsored the legislation. New polling … Continue Reading


May 15, 2020

Sen. Warren and Rep. Rice Lead Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers in Urging House & Senate Leadership to Include Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act Provisions in Upcoming COVID-19 Packages

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Tom Rice (R-S.C.) led a letter, along with Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.), Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Congressman Darren Soto (D-Fla.), Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), and Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), to House and Senate leadership urging them to include provisions of the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act (H.R. 4056 / S. 2446) in upcoming … Continue Reading


May 15, 2020

Massachusetts Lawmakers Urge Federal Bureau of Prisons to Implement Widespread COVID-19 Testing at Federal Medical Center Devens

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), along with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-04), wrote to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) urging them to immediately implement widespread COVID-19 testing of all incarcerated individuals and staff at Federal Medical Center Devens (FMC Devens) and release to home confinement vulnerable individuals who do not pose specific and substantial safety threats. The letter comes after the … Continue Reading


May 15, 2020

Warren Urges CFTC Climate Subcommittee to Recommend Strong Market Risk Regulations to Address Threats from Climate Change

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, yesterday submitted a public comment letter to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on issues being addressed by the Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee of the Market Risk Advisory Committee. Senator Warren urged the Subcommittee to include in its recommendations strong requirements for market regulations to incorporate physical and transition risks associated … Continue Reading


May 15, 2020

Government Accountability Office Agrees to Audit of VA Oversight of Care Quality at State Veterans Homes

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Bob Casey (D-Penn.) today applauded the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) decision to conduct a review of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) oversight of quality of care at State Veterans Homes (SVHs). The senators had requested the audit earlier this month following a spike in veteran … Continue Reading


May 14, 2020

Federal CARES Act Grants Awarded to Massachusetts State and Regional Transit Agencies

Washington, D.C. - 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-04), announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded Massachusetts state and regional transit authorities a … Continue Reading


May 14, 2020

Warren, Levin, Merkley, Smith Introduce Legislation for a National Contact Tracing Program

Read New Op-Ed by Warren and Levin Here Bill Text | Bill SummaryWashington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Andy Levin (D-Mich.) introduced legislation for a federal contact tracing program to halt the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The lawmakers are calling for their legislation to be included in the next response package that passes Congress. The legislation is co-sponsored by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore) and Tina … Continue Reading


May 14, 2020

Massachusetts Health Centers Awarded Nearly $16 Million in Federal Funding for COVID-19 Testing

Washington, D.C. - 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-04), announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Massachusetts community health centers a total … Continue Reading


May 14, 2020

Warren, Colleagues Call for Senate HELP Committee Hearing with HHS Whistleblower Rick Bright

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, along with HELP Committee members Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Robert P. Casey (D-Penn.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), sent a letter to HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) requesting that the Committee hold a hearing with whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright, former Director of … Continue Reading


May 13, 2020

Mass. Congressional Delegation Announces Over $59 Million AmeriCorps Funding for Commonwealth

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with U.S. Representatives Richard Neal (D-MA-01), 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), today announced that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will receive a total of $59,806,212 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and … Continue Reading

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