Press Releases

April 20, 2020

Mass. Congressional Delegation Urge 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 urging him to direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to waive all of the … Continue Reading


April 18, 2020

Warren, Colleagues Urge Fed to Reconsider Arbitrary Population Requirements That Lock Most Cities and Counties Out of CARES Act Budget Help

United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee, yesterday sent a letter to Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Jerome Powell expressing concern with the arbitrary population thresholds used to determine … Continue Reading


April 17, 2020

TRANSCRIPT: Warren Remarks on Press Call About Her Bill to Require Release of COVID Demographic Data -- Including Race and Ethnicity

Boston, MA - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren joined Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL-02), Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) for a press call on their Equitable Data Collection and Disclosure on COVID-19 Act. Read more about the legislation here. Read an op-ed by Senator Warren, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Representative Karen Bass (D-CA-37), and … Continue Reading


April 17, 2020

Senators Warren, Markey, Shaheen, Feinstein, and Hassan Call on Trump Admin. to Reduce Barriers to Lifesaving Opioid Treatment Medication During Coronavirus Health Emergency

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) are calling on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to ensure patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) can continue to access life-saving medication assisted treatment, in particular, buprenorphine, during the coronavirus pandemic. In a … Continue Reading


April 17, 2020

Senators Warren, Markey, Blumenthal, Harris Reveal, After Bailout, Airlines Sitting on Customers’ Billions but Refuse to Give Cash Refunds During Coronavirus Pandemic

Boston, MA - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) today released their findings from an investigation into the consumer refund policies of the airline industry during the coronavirus pandemic. The senators received this information after leading a group of their colleagues in a recent letter to eleven major domestic airlines, demanding that each company issue full cash refunds to all customers who cancel … Continue Reading


April 16, 2020

Massachusetts Lawmakers Announce Over $1 Million in Federal Funding to Address Environmental and Economic Challenges on Cape Cod

Boston, MA -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Congressman William Keating (D-MA-09) announced today that the Economic Development Administration awarded the Cape Cod Commission with $1,050,000 in funding to support the Resiliency Initiative Project to address the environmental and economic challenges for the fifteen towns in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. The project will assess impacts from the coastal storms and flooding that … Continue Reading


April 16, 2020

Warren to Fed, Treasury: Your New $1.45 Trillion Dollar Bailout Loan Program for Businesses Fails to Protect Workers, Taxpayers and the Economy

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent two letters to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin expressing concern with the inadequate oversight provisions of a new $600 billion loan program to bail out thousands of mid-sized businesses and a new $850 billion program to bail out large corporations. Both programs use billions of dollars in aid provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. … Continue Reading


April 16, 2020

Warren Joins Blumenthal On Legislation To Reimburse Americans For Costly Travel Home Due To COVID-19

Boston, MA - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) to announce legislation to compensate Americans who incurred high international travel costs when returning home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Repatriation Reimbursement Act would require U.S. commercial airlines and the State Department to reimburse and waive those travel costs.On March 19, the State Department issued a Level 4 Health Advisory, instructing all Americans to … Continue Reading


April 16, 2020

Mass. Lawmakers Urge VA to Allow its Health Providers to Recommend Medical Marijuana to Veteran Patients During Coronavirus Pandemic

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), and Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), sent a letter urging the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to allow VA clinical staff to offer verbal recommendations to veterans and advise them on paperwork related to the use of medical marijuana through state-approved … Continue Reading


April 16, 2020

Warren, Brown Call On Banks To End The Seizure Of Stimulus Checks

Boston, MA -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, sent letters to banks and credit unions -- through their trade organizations: the American Bankers Association, Bank Policy Institute, Consumer Bankers Association, … Continue Reading


April 16, 2020

Warren, Blumenthal, Carper to Top White House Ethics Official: Ensure COVID-19 Decisions Serve the American Public, Not President Trump's & Jared Kushner's Financial Interests

Boston, MA -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Tom Carper (D-Del.) sent a letter to the White House Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO) raising ethics concerns about the fact that President Trump appears to be making decisions based on his and his advisors' financial interests and that his son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, has reportedly been managing a "shadow task force" of select government officials and private … Continue Reading


April 15, 2020

Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Warren, Durbin, and Colleagues Press President Trump to Automatically Extend Work Authorizations for DACA & TPS Recipients

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration, along with 36 senators in a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to automatically extend work authorizations for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients and other impacted immigrants. More than 200,000 DACA recipients are working … Continue Reading


April 15, 2020

Massachusetts Airports Awarded Over $171 Million in CARES Act Funding

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), announced that Massachusetts airports have been awarded over $171 million in federal grants under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, … Continue Reading


April 15, 2020

Warren, Baldwin, Murray, Colleagues Press President Trump For Answers On Mismanagement Of The Strategic National Stockpile

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today, along with 16 Senate colleagues, to call on President Trump to provide answers on his administration’s mismanagement of the Strategic National Stockpile, which has left states without the federal assistance and supplies they need to combat this virus and save lives. “The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the overall health and safety of families across the country, … Continue Reading


April 15, 2020

Senators Warren and Smith Unveil Their Plan for a $50 Billion Child Care Bailout

Read Medium Post HereWashington, D.C. -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) published a Medium post today about their plan for a $50 billion child care bailout -- the latest estimates that the child care sector will need to stay afloat -- to stabilize the child care system, keep providers in business, and ensure parents are able to go back to work when it is safe to return. The full text of the Medium post is available here and below. … Continue Reading


April 14, 2020

Senator Warren Introducing Bicameral Legislation to Require Federal Government to Collect and Report Coronavirus Demographic Data -- Including Race and Ethnicity

Bill Text | Bill One-PagerWashington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is introducing the bicameral Equitable Data Collection and Disclosure on COVID-19 Act. The legislation is co-sponsored by Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and 14 of their Senate colleagues. In the House, the legislation is being introduced by Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust … Continue Reading


April 14, 2020

Warren, Murray, Baldwin Urge FDA to Improve Access to Medication Abortion Drug Mifepristone Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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 Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and HELP Committee member Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), wrote to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the agency to ensure Americans can access essential, time sensitive health care -- including medication abortion care -- during the coronavirus disease 2019 … Continue Reading


April 13, 2020

Sen. Warren Joins Sen. Booker & Rep. Jayapal to Unveil Bold Legislation to Move Immigrants Out of Detention and Halt Immigration Enforcement During Coronavirus Emergency

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) today to unveil new legislation, called the Federal Immigrant Release for Safety and Security Together (FIRST) Act, that would move immigrants out of detention and halt immigration enforcement against individuals not deemed a significant public safety risk during this coronavirus public health emergency and future health emergencies. The bill comes … Continue Reading


April 13, 2020

Senators Warren and Markey Call on Trump Administration to Ensure Taxpayers Quickly Receive Stimulus Checks Regardless of Banking Status

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today urged the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to do everything it can to ensure American do not have to endure long wait times to receive their stimulus payments under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, regardless of banking status. According to news reports, taxpayers who do not provide direct deposit information to the IRS may not receive their payments until August or … Continue Reading


April 13, 2020

Warren & 33 Democratic Senators Press Trump Administration to Ensure Workers Receive Unemployment Benefits

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and 31 Democratic colleagues to press the Department of Labor to ensure workers Congress intended to be covered by the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program receive the benefits they are owed. "(P)arts of the guidance appear narrow or ambiguous, which could make states think they need to exclude … Continue Reading

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