Press Releases

January 22, 2021

Warren, Pressley Applaud Biden’s Swift Action on their Calls for Equitable Data Collection and Response

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) issued the following statement on President Biden’s executive order to ensure an equitable pandemic response and recovery, which contains several provisions championed by the lawmakers from the onset of the pandemic. “History has shown us that in the face of any public health crisis, Black, Brown and Indigenous communities disproportionately suffer. This is why we … Continue Reading


January 22, 2021

Senate Majority Leader Schumer & Senator Warren Op-Ed: Forgiving Student Debt Will Help Senior Citizens, Too

Op-Ed in CNBCLearn How the President Can Cancel Up To $50k HereWashington, DC - Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) published an op-ed in CNBC on how cancelling up to $50,000 in federal student loan debt will help America’s older persons which include 6.3 million borrowers ages 50-64 and nearly a million borrowers over the age of 65 who may still be paying for a loved one’s education or for their own. Read the full op-ed here. Key … Continue Reading


January 19, 2021

In Response to Senator Warren's Questions, Secretary of Defense Nominee General Lloyd Austin Commits to Recusing Himself from Raytheon Decisions for Four Years

Washington, DC - During today's Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned General Lloyd Austin, III, the nominee to be Secretary of Defense, on his commitment to recuse himself from all matters concerning Raytheon for four years.In response to Senator Warren, General Austin committed to extend his recusal from Raytheon Technologies for four years and to not seek a position on the board of a defense contractor or become a … Continue Reading


January 15, 2021

Warren, Smith Applaud President-elect Biden's Call for Emergency Child Care Aid in COVID-19 Rescue Plan

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP), issued the following statement regarding the child care provisions included in President-elect Biden's American Rescue Plan:"Right now, child care providers are struggling to keep their doors open while a pandemic and economic crisis devastate a system that was already deeply broken. That is why we are glad that … Continue Reading


January 15, 2021

Sen. Warren and Rep. Porter Urge Full Use of Defense Production Act to Bolster the Nation's Vaccine Supply as COVID-19 Deaths Hit Daily Records

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Dr. Moncef Slaoui, Chief Advisor of Operation Warp Speed (OWS), and General Gustave Perna, Chief Operating Officer of OWS, urging OWS to immediately use its full authorities under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to speed up production and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, the Trump administration has failed to adequately use these full authorities, and … Continue Reading


January 14, 2021

New Blog Post: Senator Warren: Here's How the Biden Administration Can Leverage U.S. Purchasing Power to Take on Climate Change

Blog Post with Data for ProgressWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today contributed a blog post with Data for Progress (dataforprogress.org) on the urgent need to combat the climate crisis and how the incoming Biden administration may use existing procurement authority to enact strong emission standards and drive towards a more sustainable federal government. Read the full post here. Key sections below.Here's How the Biden Administration Can Leverage U.S. … Continue Reading


January 13, 2021

Warren, Lee, Colleagues Call on HHS to Provide COVID-19 Relief Funds to Underserved Communities

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP), Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio.), Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-Calif.), Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly (D-Ill.), and Congressman Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) wrote to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging the agency to effectively allocate funds for … Continue Reading


January 13, 2021

Warren Identifies Key Priorities for the Incoming Biden-Harris Administration's Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, sent a 15-page memorandum to incoming COVID-19 Coordinator Jeff Zients and the Biden-Harris transition team's COVID-19 Advisory Board Co-Chairs Dr. Vivek Murthy, Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, and Dr. David Kessler, describing the findings from Senator Warren's extensive oversight of the Trump Administration's public health failures and … Continue Reading


January 13, 2021

Senator Warren, Senator Markey, and Rep. Trahan Demand Cambodian Government Respect Human Rights and Rule of Law

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), lead Democrat on the East Asia Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) released a statement in response to the scheduled January 14, 2021 trial of prominent political opposition leaders in Cambodia. The Government of Cambodia, led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, announced last year their intention to try dozens of activists belonging to the Cambodia … Continue Reading


January 12, 2021

At SASC Hearing, Senator Warren Highlights the Importance of Civilian Control of the Military as Senate Prepares to Vote on General Lloyd Austin to be Secretary of Defense

Washington, DC - During today's Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) stated she will vote against rewriting federal law for General Lloyd Austin, the nominee to be Secretary of the Department of Defense (DOD), and urged the Senate to restore civilian voices to their proper place in the decision-making processes of the defense department. According to federal law, an individual must be retired from active duty military service … Continue Reading


January 06, 2021

Warren Delivers Floor Speech Urging Colleagues to Certify Election Results – Not Undermine Democracy and the Will of Voters

Watch Her Remarks HereWashington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks on the Senate floor urging her colleagues to reject Republican efforts to overturn the election and overthrow our democracy for Donald Trump, and instead certify President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. The full text of her remarks is available below.Remarks by Senator Elizabeth WarrenJanuary 6, 2021Senator Elizabeth Warren: Mr. President, more than 350,000 … Continue Reading


January 05, 2021

Elizabeth Warren Op-Ed: End the silence about what Covid-19 is doing to America's prisons

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) coauthored an op-ed with COVID Prison Project founders Dr. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein and Dr. Kathryn Nowotny on CNN.com on the urgent need to address COVID-19 in prisons and jails and why we need Senator Warren's COVID-19 in Corrections Data Transparency Act to address the problem.Key sections below. Read the full op-ed here.CNN: End the silence about what Covid-19 is doing to America's prisons Opinion by … Continue Reading


January 04, 2021

Senators Warren and Markey Convene Bipartisan Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations to the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today announced they will convene a bipartisan advisory committee to review and provide recommendations on federal District Court candidates across Massachusetts. Candidates interested in applying for a U.S. District Court nomination must submit their applications to the Advisory Committee by Wednesday, January 27, 2021.The Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations will … Continue Reading


January 01, 2021

Senators Warren and Markey Announce Committee Members for the Bipartisan Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations to the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today announced members of the bipartisan advisory committee that will review and provide recommendations on federal District Court candidates across Massachusetts. The Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations will solicit, interview, and comment on applications for federal District Court vacancies. "We welcome Janeth Moreno, Sudha Setty, and Dehlia Umunna, the Committee's … Continue Reading


December 23, 2020

Sen. Warren and Rep. Welch Lead Letter on Trump Administration Failure to Address Millions of Orphan Oil and Gas Wells That Continue to Emit Methane and Toxic Chemicals

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) led a letter to Secretary of the Interior (DOI) David Bernhardt about the Bureau of Land Management's failure to hold the oil and gas industry accountable for plugging millions of abandoned oil and gas wells on public lands, which continue to leak dangerous chemicals like methane and endanger both the environment and public health. The letter is also signed by Senators Dianne … Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

Warren Announces Funding Bill Will Restore Pell Grant Eligibility to Victims of Predatory For-Profit Colleges

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today announced the Pell Grant Restoration Act, legislation that Senator Warren introduced, will be included in broader government funding legislation that the Senate will consider this week. This critical legislation would amend Higher Education Act to restore students’ Pell Grant eligibility for any period of time during which they would have qualified for loan forgiveness due to school closure, fraud, or misconduct. This provision allows … Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

Senators Warren and Booker to OSHA: Your Persistent Failure to Protect Workers at Meatpacking Facilities From Escalating, Deadly COVID-19 Outbreaks is Disgraceful

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sent a letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) asking why the agency is still failing to take any action to protect meatpacking workers during a raging global health pandemic in which meatpacking plants are serving as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) hotspots that are harming their employees and surrounding communities, the majority of which are immigrant communities … Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

Warren, Booker, Durbin, and Colleagues Request Investigation of Trump Administration's Unprecedented Spree of Federal Executions

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio.), sent a letter to Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), seeking an investigation of the frenzied and unprecedented "spree of federal executions during [President Trump's] lame-duck period." In July 2020, the … Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

Warren, Tillis Question Private Military Housing Providers on Reports They Have Denied Access And Failed to Provide Appropriate On-Base Housing to Military Families With Disabilities

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, sent letters to top executives at six major private military housing companies requesting information about the on-base housing units they developed and manage to determine whether military families are being denied access to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant … Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

Warren Introduces Legislation to Expand Access to Federally Funded COVID-19 Testing

"Even as vaccine distribution begins, testing will remain a critical tool in reducing rates of COVID-19 infections"The Expanding COVID-19 Testing Capacity Act of 2020 would require the federal government to manufacture and distribute COVID-19 diagnostic tests to expand Americans' access to free COVID-19 testing. Bill Text | Bill One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, … Continue Reading

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