Press Releases

April 08, 2020

New York Times Op-Ed: What Congress Must Do Now to Confront the Coronavirus Crisis

Read the Op-Ed (NYTimes.com)United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) published an op-ed today in The New York Times on what Congress must do now to confront the coronavirus crisis.What Congress Must Do Now to Confront the CoronavirusThe next relief package should include more aid for workers and small businesses, closer oversight of government spending and assurances of free and fair elections.By Elizabeth WarrenApril 8, 2020Congress has passed three coronavirus packages aimed at … Continue Reading


April 08, 2020

Warren Tweets on Small Business Loans: “Eliminate the Cap on Total Relief”

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) posted the following regarding the issues facing the Paycheck Protection Program and small businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic: Small businesses across America are facing collapse. But the program Congress created to help them stay afloat & keep workers on payroll has too little money and too much confusion. We need a new law to fix the program and eliminate the cap on total relief - immediately.— Elizabeth Warren … Continue Reading


April 08, 2020

Warren, Durbin, Colleagues Push Education Department to Target CARES Act Funding to Public and Nonprofit Colleges, Not For-profit Colleges

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), along with Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), sent a letter to the Department of Education (ED), requesting clarification on whether it will allow for-profit colleges to be eligible for funding in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES … Continue Reading


April 08, 2020

Massachusetts Community Health Centers Set to Receive Over $36.5 Million in Federal CARES Act Funding

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), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded community health centers (CHC) in Massachusetts over $36.5 … Continue Reading


April 07, 2020

Warren, Brown, Van Hollen, Blumenthal Question Deutsche Bank Over Trump Org's Request to Delay Loan Repayments Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, along with Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), wrote to Deutsche Bank about the Trump Organization's reported request for financial assistance amid the current crisis. They raised concerns about the bank's financial leverage over the President and his family and about the … Continue Reading


April 07, 2020

Warren, Brown, Colleagues Urge Student Loan Companies to Immediately Provide Relief to Private Student Loan Borrowers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee, along with Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Cory A. Booker (D-N.J.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai'i), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), … Continue Reading


April 07, 2020

Senator Warren Publishes Medium Post on Protecting Our Elections During Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) published a Medium post today about how Congress must ensure our elections can proceed safely and securely during the coronavirus pandemic. She laid out four simple steps the government can take to protect the health and safety of America's voters, ensure states are equipped with the resources they need, and strengthen our electoral institutions for the long haul. The full text of the Medium post is available here … Continue Reading


April 06, 2020

Warren, Markey, Lynch Announce Over $2 Million in Federal Funding for Quincy Seawall

Quincy, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representative Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the City of Quincy just over $2 million to fortify the seawall at Adam's Shore and Hough's Neck, which was damaged during the March 2018 Nor'easters."This long-overdue FEMA funding is terrific news and will make a big difference for Quincy as it works to rebuild its seawall, … Continue Reading


April 06, 2020

Warren, Markey Seek Urgent Fix to New Coronavirus Small Business Relief Program

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) today wrote to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to act quickly to ensure small businesses in Massachusetts and across the country get the help they need. Senators Warren and Markey expressed concern that SBA and Treasury have been unable to quickly set up the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) established by the … Continue Reading


April 06, 2020

Vox: Elizabeth Warren has a plan for this, too

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) appeared on the Ezra Klein podcast to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and her plan for responding to it. Podcast (Megaphone)Vox: Elizabeth Warren has a plan for this, too By Ezra Klein April 6, 2020"When you have a plan and people can see it, they can start making their plans," Warren says.In January, Sen. Elizabeth Warren was the first presidential candidate to release a plan for combating coronavirus. In March, she released a second … Continue Reading


April 06, 2020

Mass. Delegation Urges FEMA to Immediately Release Enough Ventilators from the Strategic National Stockpile to Massachusetts as Hospitals Prepare for Surge

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), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), William Keating (D-MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), today wrote to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urging the agency to immediately grant requests submitted by the … Continue Reading


April 06, 2020

Warren and Markey Demand Answers from Trump Administration on Rollback of Environmental Safeguards During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Friday regarding the Trump administration's ongoing efforts to roll back environmental safeguards during the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. … Continue Reading


April 03, 2020

Massachusetts Awarded Over $92 Million in HUD Grants for COVID-19 Relief

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded over $92 million in federal grants to support cities and towns across Massachusetts as they combat the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.The funding, which was awarded through HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities … Continue Reading


April 03, 2020

Warren, Markey, Neal, Pressley Address Disturbing Reports of Veteran Deaths at Massachusetts Soldiers' Homes

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), today wrote to Ryan Lilly, Director of the Veterans Affairs (VA) New England Healthcare System, expressing their concern about the disturbing reports of the deaths of veteran residents at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home (HSH) and the Chelsea Soldiers' Home (CSH). The lawmakers urged Mr. Lilly to obtain more resources … Continue Reading


April 03, 2020

Warren, Grijalva, Velázquez, Castro Ask Trump Administration to Address Puerto Rico's Unique Vulnerability to COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Representatives Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), House Natural Resources Committee Chair; Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.), House Small Business Committee Chair; and Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair; wrote to Vice President Mike Pence, head of the White House Task Force on Coronavirus, regarding the economic and public health vulnerabilities of Puerto Rico amid the novel coronavirus disease … Continue Reading


April 02, 2020

Warren Urges FDA to Address Shortages of Drugs Prematurely Touted by President Trump as COVID-19 Treatments

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the agency to address reports of shortages of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, antimalarial drugs typically used to treat lupus, malaria, and rheumatoid arthritis that President Trump has repeatedly promoted as treatments for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), despite neither drug being tested in appropriate clinical studies."President Trump's … Continue Reading


April 01, 2020

Senator Warren Unveils Legislation to Protect Individuals Experiencing Homelessness During Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today introduced the Senate companion to the Public Health Emergency Shelter Act, legislation that would provide critical funding to states and local governments responding to the needs of families and individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 crisis. The legislation was first introduced in the House of Representatives by Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.)."Americans need … Continue Reading


April 01, 2020

Warren Calls on DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats, and Instacart to Protect Workers' Health, Increase Pay to Compensate for Coronavirus Risks

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent letters to the CEOs of DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats, and Instacart, urging them to reclassify their delivery workers as employees, rather than independent contractors, and provide appropriate pay, benefits, and protections during the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. By continuing to misclassify these workers as independent contractors, the food delivery companies exclude their workers from critical labor … Continue Reading


March 31, 2020

Warren Calls on Mnuchin and Powell to Protect Workers & Root Out Corruption When Doling Out New CARES Act $500 Billion Bailout Fund

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell in which she laid out a detailed list of conditions that should come with any bailout funds to corporate America. In her letter, Senator Warren urged Secretary Mnuchin and Chairman Powell to use their broad authority under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to ensure that bailout funds (1) are used to … Continue Reading


March 31, 2020

Warren Demands Answers from FEMA on Plans to Ensure Massachusetts Receives Essential Medical Equipment

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) wrote to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requesting information on how the federal government plans to ensure the Commonwealth receives essential medical equipment as it works to combat the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The senator's letter comes amid reports that the federal government is outbidding and seizing the state's orders for personal protective equipment (PPE) and other essential … Continue Reading

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