Press Releases

May 28, 2020

Senator Warren Questions Treasury Secretary Mnuchin on Airlines' Compliance With CARES Act Bailout Provisions

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, submitted Questions for the Record (QFRs) in which she asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about the Treasury Department's lack of enforcement action against airlines that cut the hours of their employees after receiving financial assistance under the under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).The senator's questions come after Secretary … Continue Reading


May 28, 2020

Warren, Reed, Colleagues Seek Information on DoD Efforts to Prevent COVID-19 Outbreaks at Guantanamo Bay Prison

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, and Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, along with Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, Edward J. Markey … Continue Reading


May 28, 2020

Warren, Colleagues Call for Inspector General Audit of OSHA's Inadequate Enforcement Amid Growing Worker Illnesses and Deaths During 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 Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-Pa.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), wrote to the Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Inspector General requesting an audit of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) handling of inspections and citations during … Continue Reading


May 27, 2020

Warren, DeLauro, Scott, Murray, Smith & Members Introduce $50 Billion Child Care Stabilization Fund Legislation

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), Chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) introduced new legislation, the Child Care is Essential … Continue Reading


May 27, 2020

In Case You Missed It: Senator Warren and Representative Haaland Washington Post Op-Ed: The Federal Government Fiddles as COVID-19 Ravages Native Americans

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus and the first Native woman to preside over the House floor during the 116th Congress, published an op-ed in the Washington Post about the federal government's failed response to COVID-19 in Indian Country. Read key sections of the op-ed below. Read the full op-ed in the Washington Post here.For generations, the federal government … Continue Reading


May 27, 2020

Warren, Haaland Request U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to Examine Federal Government's Response to Impact of COVID-19 in Indian Country

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus and the first Native woman to preside over the House floor during the 116th Congress, wrote to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) requesting an update to the findings and recommendations of its report, Broken Promises: Continuing Federal Funding Shortfall for Native Americans, in light of the ongoing impacts the … Continue Reading


May 27, 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.During a Senate Banking hearing exchange with Senator Warren, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin indicated he would refuse to use his authority to require companies receiving taxpayer bailout money to keep workers on payroll. … Continue Reading


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

Warren Joins Warner, Sanders, Jones and Blumenthal to Introduce Paycheck Security Act to Keep Millions of Workers on Payrolls During Pandemic

 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) to introduce the Paycheck Security Act to cover the wages and benefits of employees of affected businesses and non-profits until the economic and public health crisis is resolved.  Applauded by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) upon … Continue Reading


May 21, 2020

Senators Caution Israel Against Unilateral Annexation of West Bank Territory

Washington, DC — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), along with 14 Senate Democrats, to express grave concern regarding unilateral annexation of Palestinian territory potentially as early as July. In a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz, the senators warned that such a move would mark a dramatic reversal of decades of shared … 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 Raúl 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

Warren Statement on Walmart’s Response to Massachusetts Delegation Calling on Walmart to Protect Workers

Read the Delegation’s letter hereRead Walmart’s response here Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on Walmart’s response to the entire Massachusetts delegation seeking information about how CEO Doug McMillon is addressing the safety and protection of workers in Walmart stores in Massachusetts, and what changes the company is implementing to ensure there are no additional outbreaks in stores across the Commonwealth. In its … 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

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