Press Releases

May 15, 2020

Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand, Booker, Markey, Merkley, Harris Introduce Emergency Health Care Guarantee Act

Bill Text | Bill Summary | Section-by-SectionWashington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in introducing the Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act to eliminate all out-of pocket health costs for every person in America during the COVID-19 crisis. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) cosponsored the legislation. New polling … Continue Reading


May 15, 2020

Sen. Warren and Rep. Rice Lead Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers in Urging House & Senate Leadership to Include Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act Provisions in Upcoming COVID-19 Packages

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Tom Rice (R-S.C.) led a letter, along with Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.), Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Congressman Darren Soto (D-Fla.), Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), and Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), to House and Senate leadership urging them to include provisions of the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act (H.R. 4056 / S. 2446) in upcoming … Continue Reading


May 15, 2020

Massachusetts Lawmakers Urge Federal Bureau of Prisons to Implement Widespread COVID-19 Testing at Federal Medical Center Devens

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), along with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-04), wrote to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) urging them to immediately implement widespread COVID-19 testing of all incarcerated individuals and staff at Federal Medical Center Devens (FMC Devens) and release to home confinement vulnerable individuals who do not pose specific and substantial safety threats. The letter comes after the … Continue Reading


May 15, 2020

Warren Urges CFTC Climate Subcommittee to Recommend Strong Market Risk Regulations to Address Threats from Climate Change

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, yesterday submitted a public comment letter to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on issues being addressed by the Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee of the Market Risk Advisory Committee. Senator Warren urged the Subcommittee to include in its recommendations strong requirements for market regulations to incorporate physical and transition risks associated … Continue Reading


May 15, 2020

Government Accountability Office Agrees to Audit of VA Oversight of Care Quality at State Veterans Homes

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Bob Casey (D-Penn.) today applauded the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) decision to conduct a review of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) oversight of quality of care at State Veterans Homes (SVHs). The senators had requested the audit earlier this month following a spike in veteran … Continue Reading


May 14, 2020

Federal CARES Act Grants Awarded to Massachusetts State and Regional Transit Agencies

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 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded Massachusetts state and regional transit authorities a … Continue Reading


May 14, 2020

Warren, Levin, Merkley, Smith Introduce Legislation for a National Contact Tracing Program

Read New Op-Ed by Warren and Levin Here Bill Text | Bill SummaryWashington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Andy Levin (D-Mich.) introduced legislation for a federal contact tracing program to halt the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The lawmakers are calling for their legislation to be included in the next response package that passes Congress. The legislation is co-sponsored by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore) and Tina … Continue Reading


May 14, 2020

Massachusetts Health Centers Awarded Nearly $16 Million in Federal Funding for COVID-19 Testing

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 Health and Human Services has awarded Massachusetts community health centers a total … Continue Reading


May 14, 2020

Warren, Colleagues Call for Senate HELP Committee Hearing with HHS Whistleblower Rick Bright

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 members Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Robert P. Casey (D-Penn.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), sent a letter to HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) requesting that the Committee hold a hearing with whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright, former Director of … Continue Reading


May 13, 2020

Mass. Congressional Delegation Announces Over $59 Million AmeriCorps Funding for Commonwealth

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with U.S. Representatives Richard Neal (D-MA-01), 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), today announced that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will receive a total of $59,806,212 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and … Continue Reading


May 13, 2020

Warren, DeLauro Introduce Legislation to Protect Workers' Rights Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Bill Text | Bill SummaryWashington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Chair of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, are proposing legislation to make sure workers get fair access to legal remedy despite the coronavirus pandemic. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Ranking Member of Senate HELP … Continue Reading


May 13, 2020

Warren, Klobuchar, and Cicilline to Federal Reserve and Treasury: Ensure a Competitive Economy, Protect Small Businesses From Predatory Corporate Behavior During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline (D-R.I.) urged the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury Department) to use their authority under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to restrict large corporations that receive bailout funds from engaging in potentially harmful … Continue Reading


May 12, 2020

Dr. Fauci Confirms to Senator Warren: America Does Not Have COVID-19 Completely Under Control

SENATOR WARREN: Thank you Mr. Chairman and thank you to our witnesses for being here today. I hope everybody is staying safe and healthy. In the past 16 weeks, over 1.3 million Americans have been infected with coronavirus. We now know that about 80,000 people have died and 33 million people are out of work.Dr. Fauci, you have advised six presidents, you have battled deadly viruses for your entire career. So I'd just like to hear your honest opinion. Do we have the coronavirus … Continue Reading


May 12, 2020

Warren, Blumenthal, Coons, Jayapal, and Sarbanes Unveil Coronavirus Oversight and Recovery Ethics (CORE) Act

Bill Summary | Discussion Draft Bill TextWashington, DC - Today United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and the Chair of the House Democracy Reform Task Force Representative John Sarbanes (D-MD) introduced a discussion draft of their legislation to ensure stronger oversight, accountability, and transparency in the federal government's … Continue Reading


May 12, 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 on the latest unemployment numbers: "Trump & his GOP allies still don't have a plan to get us out of this economic disaster. This is a policy failure - and this is a moral failure." Read more … Continue Reading


May 10, 2020

Warren Joins Brown, Waters, Heck on Legislation to Help Renters During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, and Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA) in announcing the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020.The legislation would establish an Emergency Rental Assistance program to provide $100 billion … Continue Reading


May 08, 2020

Warren, Neguse, Pressley and Tlaib Call on Congressional Leadership to Include Robust Funding to Aid the Homeless in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Washington D.C.- Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Representatives Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) in sending a letter urging House and Senate leadership to include $11.5 billion in funding for Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) in the next relief package to aid the nation's homeless population who are experiencing heightened vulnerability during the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter was signed by 73 Members of … Continue Reading


May 08, 2020

Senators Warren and Markey, Rep. Pressley Call for Transparency in Remdesivir, Coronavirus Drug Distribution and to Ensure Drug Reaches Communities Most in Need

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) sent a letter today calling on Vice President Mike Pence and the Secretary of Health and Human Services to immediately explain how the federal government is distributing remdesivir, a drug recently approved to treat COVID-19. Reports from recent days indicate the federal government has started distributing the drug remdesivir, which received an emergency … Continue Reading


May 08, 2020

Warren, Markey, Moulton, and Keating React to $28 Million in Fisheries Disaster Aid for Massachusetts

Washington, DC - Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced plans to distribute $300 million of fisheries disaster funds appropriated in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. NOAA announced that each fishing state, territory, and tribe would receive a maximum allocation of $50 million and a minimum allocation of $1 million. Massachusetts received $28 million, the third-highest award. In 2018, $647.2 million of seafood was landed in … Continue Reading


May 08, 2020

Massachusetts Lawmakers Urge House and Senate Leadership to Provide Financial Support to Massachusetts' Steamship Authority

Washington, DC -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Congressman William Keating (D-MA-09) sent a letter urging the House and Senate leadership to provide financial support to ferry services, like the Steamship Authority (SSA), that have experienced unparalleled economic challenges due to the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic as extensive measures have been taken to prioritize public health, which have led to a significant drop … Continue Reading

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