Press Releases

February 04, 2021

Warren, Schumer, Pressley, Colleagues: President Biden Can and Should Use Executive Action to Cancel up to $50,000 in Federal Student Loan Debt Immediately

At 11 am today. Senator Warren, Leader Schumer and Representatives Pressley, Alma Adams (D-NC), Ilhan Omar (D-MI), and Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y) will hold a press conference reintroducing their resolution. The event will stream live here. Canceling student debt is the single most effective executive action available to provide massive consumer-driven stimulusLink to Resolution | Economic Benefits One-Pager | Legal Q&A | Letter on Existing Legal AuthoritiesWashington, D.C. - United … Continue Reading


February 04, 2021

TRANSCRIPT: Warren Remarks at Press Conference Reintroducing Resolution for the President to Use Executive Action Cancel Up to $50,000 in Federal Student Loan Debt

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Alma Adams (D-N.C.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) reintroduced their resolution calling on the President to take executive action to cancel up to $50,000 in debt for federal student loan borrowers. Transcript:Elizabeth Warren: Canceling student loan debt is the single most effective executive action … Continue Reading


February 03, 2021

Warren, Levin Reintroduce Legislation to Create Coronavirus Containment Corps

 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Andy Levin (D-Mich.) along with Senators Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), reintroduced legislation to create a federal contact tracing workforce to stop the spread of COVID-19 and put unemployed Americans back to work in their communities. Since the Great Recession, roughly 50,000 public health jobs have been lost, and public health departments are severely underfunded. Contact … Continue Reading


February 03, 2021

Education Secretary Nominee Dr. Miguel Cardona Commits to Using All Available Tools to Get Borrowers Immediate Student Debt Relief

Washington, DC -- During today's Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Dr. Miguel Cardona, the nominee for United States Secretary of Education, on his commitment to do everything in his power to use the tools Congress has given the Department of Education to give 43 million borrowers immediate financial relief from nearly $1.6 trillion in student loan debt.In response to Senator Warren, Dr. Cardona … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Warren Joins 119 Democrats in Bicameral Call for Repeal of GOP Tax Giveaway in Next COVID Relief Package

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), and Representative Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), along with a group of 114 Democratic members of Congress, to urge House and Senate leadership to repeal a massive tax giveaway for a small number of extremely wealthy taxpayers that Republicans slipped into must-pass pandemic-relief … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Warren Joins Durbin, Duckworth, Foster to Introduce Legislation To Provide Relief For Unemployed Americans

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Congressman Bill Foster (D-Ill.), along with Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-Iowa), to introduce legislation to provide tax relief for Americans who lost their jobs and utilized unemployment benefits last year - allowing millions of workers to focus their benefits on covering essentials during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Warren Applauds Release of Long-Awaited Puerto Rico Relief Funds

Warren Applauds Release of Long-Awaited Puerto Rico Relief FundsWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, made the following statement regarding President Biden's plans to release Puerto Rico relief funds to assist the island with recovery efforts and protection against future natural disasters. "After natural disasters devastated Puerto Rico, the Trump administration exacerbated the harm … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Warren to Join Senate Finance Committee; Will Introduce Wealth Tax

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will join the United States Senate Committee on Finance in the 117th Congress. She also announced plans to introduce legislation implementing a wealth tax on fortunes over $50 million. The Finance Committee's jurisdiction covers taxation and revenue policy, including oversight of the Internal Revenue Service. The senator's legislation reflects her 2020 campaign proposal to impose a two cent tax on every dollar of individual … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Senator Warren and Rep. Schakowsky Reintroduce the Pandemic Emergency Manufacturing Act of 2021

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Chair of the Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, introduced the Pandemic Emergency Manufacturing Act of 2021 to publicly manufacture personal protective equipment, prescription drugs, and other medical supplies necessary to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation authorizes the federal government to manufacture medical products, including by … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Deputy Secretary of Defense Nominee Dr. Kathleen Hicks Agrees with Senator Warren That We Could Lower Our $740 Billion Defense Budget To Better Reflect Our Priorities Without Sacrificing Our Security

Washington, DC - During today's Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Deputy Secretary of Defense Nominee Dr. Kathleen Hicks on her views of the $740 billion Department of Defense budget and if the budget could be lowered without sacrificing security to better reflect our priorities.While 400,000 fellow Americans die, tens of millions go unemployed due to COVID-19, millions are lined up at food banks, and millions more are … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Warren Questions Robinhood About Abruptly Imposed Trading Restrictions Amid GameStop Fluctuations; Raises Concerns About Whether Robinhood Is Treating Customers "Honestly and Fairly"

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Robinhood regarding the company's decision to restrict stock trading and impose other limits on its customers during the last week's fluctuations in GameStop and other stocks. Robinhood abruptly changed the rules for these individual investors with no warning or recourse while hedge funds and other wealthy Wall Street institutions continued to trade."In addition to putting customers' finances at … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

New Op-Ed: Warren, Padilla, Castro: Covid relief is vital for undocumented essential workers

Op-Ed on CNN.comWashington, DC - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), and Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) published an op-ed on CNN.com on why the next COVID-19 relief package should have protections for all essential workers, including a pathway to citizenship. Read the full op-ed here and below. Covid relief is vital for undocumented essential workers February 2, 2021 By Elizabeth Warren, Alex Padilla, Joaquin CastroEssential workers have kept our nation … Continue Reading


February 01, 2021

Warren Statement on Department of Education's Decision to Collect $22.3 Million from Student Loan Giant Navient After Years of Predatory Behavior

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement applauding the Department of Education's recent decision to collect the approximately $22.3 million that student loan servicer Navient (formerly Sallie Mae) owes to taxpayers after massively overcharging the federal government in a years-long scandal. The decision follows a January 29, 2020 letter Senator Warren sent calling on former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to recoup $22.3 million … Continue Reading


February 01, 2021

Warren, Pressley, and Lee Reintroduce Bold Legislation to Confront Structural Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) reintroduced the Anti-Racism in Public Health Act, a bicameral bill to declare structural racism a public health crisis and confront its public health impacts through two bold new programs within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)."It's clear that COVID-19 has exacerbated decades of disparities in health outcomes for Black and Brown … Continue Reading


January 29, 2021

NEW THIS AM: Warren Calls on the SEC to Address Stock Market Gamesmanship Amid Volatile GameStop Trades

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; today sent a letter to Acting Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Allison Herren Lee requesting that the agency provide Congress and the public information on how they will address the dramatic swings in market valuation of GameStop and other companies and respond to her questions about how the SEC will crack down on years of distortion … Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

Warren Questions Nursing Home Chain Genesis Healthcare on Millions of Dollars in Bonuses to Executives After the Death of Nearly 3,000 Residents and After the Company Accepted Millions of Dollars in Taxpayer-Funded Aid

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) sent a letter to Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (Genesis), one of the nation's largest nursing home chains, asking why their top executives, including their recently retired former CEO, have received millions of dollars in bonuses after more than 2,800 of their residents died of COVID-19 and despite the fact that the company has accepted $300 million in taxpayer-funded aid. The Senator's letter comes after reports that Genesis and its … Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

Warren, Pressley, Markey Urge HHS to Address Racial Disparities in National Vaccination Strategy

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) sent a letter to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging the Department to work with the relevant federal agencies to monitor and address racial, ethnic and other demographic disparities in our national COVID-19 vaccination deployment strategy, and ensure equitable vaccine access for Black, Latino, Indigenous, and immigrant … Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

HUD Secretary Nominee Congresswoman Fudge and Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Nominee Dr. Rouse Agree with Senator Warren That We Must Work to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke with the nominees for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, and Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, Dr. Cecilia Rouse, about how providing housing down payment assistance for families living in formerly redlined neighborhoods and cancelling up to $50,000 in student loan debt would help narrow the … Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

Senators Warren, Booker and Wyden Urge FDA to Address Concerns about Dangerous Pulse Oximeter Inaccuracies for Patients of Color

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), and Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) sent a letter to Janet Woodcock, Acting Commissioner of Food and Drugs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), urging the FDA to quickly conduct a review of the accuracy of pulse oximeters -- devices used to monitor blood oxygen levels -- across racially diverse patients and … Continue Reading


January 27, 2021

Senator Warren Releases Statement on GameStop Trades

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren today released the following statement on the recent GameStop trades."With stocks soaring while millions are out of work and struggling to pay bills, it's not news that the stock market doesn't reflect our actual economy. For years, the same hedge funds, private equity firms, and wealthy investors dismayed by the GameStop trades have treated the stock market like their own personal casino while everyone else pays the price. It's long … Continue Reading

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