Press Releases

June 04, 2020

At Banking Hearing, Warren Pushes Back on GOP Proposal to Shield Businesses from COVID-19 Liability

SENATOR WARREN: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I want to start by thanking Senator Brown, Ranking Member Brown, for his comments today about what's happening around us. We can't come together and just ignore everything that's going on and the racist violence that has killed George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many others. This has got to be a moment where we commit ourselves to change and to real accountability. And I hope that is where we will all be putting our energies.I … Continue Reading


June 03, 2020

Warren, Colleagues Urge Defense Department to Refrain from Using U.S. Military to Suppress Nationwide Protests

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren joined Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) with 15 of their colleagues to send a letter to U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley voicing grave concerns over President Donald Trump’s recent threat to invoke the Insurrection Act in response to nationwide protests calling … Continue Reading


June 03, 2020

Warren, Schatz Release GAO Report Detailing the "Mar-a-Lago Crowd" of Trump Cronies' Undue Influence Over Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) today released the results of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigation revealing the undue influence of unqualified, unaccountable private citizens-with no official government role or responsibilities-over Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) decisions. The investigation was initially requested by the senators in August 2018 followingreports that a trio of President Trump's … Continue Reading


June 02, 2020

Warren Calls on DOJ IG to Investigate Role of Attorney General Barr in "Sickening and Appalling" Attack on Peaceful Protestors at the White House

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) formally requested that the Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) investigate the role of Attorney General William Barr and DOJ law enforcement personnel in the "sickening and appalling" attack on peaceful protesters at the White House. "The role of Attorney General Barr in ordering this attack and then participating in an ugly political propaganda event with the President, and the potential roles of DOJ law … Continue Reading


June 02, 2020

Warren Calls for an Independent Watchdog Investigation of Role of Military in "Sickening and Appalling" Attack on Peaceful Protestors at the White House

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) formally requested the Department of Defense (DoD) Inspector General to conduct an immediate investigation of the role of DoD civilian and military officials in the attack on peaceful protesters at the White House and the response to the nationwide protests that began in May 2020. Peaceful Americans protesting the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer were shot at with rubber bullets and tear-gassed so … Continue Reading


June 01, 2020

Warren, Booker Call for Universal COVID-19 Testing of All Incarcerated Individuals and Staff at Federal Prisons

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) urging the BOP to immediately conduct universal COVID-19 diagnostic testing of all incarcerated individuals and correctional staff-including those at privately-managed facilities-and to publicly release comprehensive data on the number of incarcerated individuals and staff who have been tested for COVID-19 and the results of these tests in its … Continue Reading


May 29, 2020

Warren, Democratic Senators Request Information About the Distribution of Coronavirus Relief Funds to Tribal Governments

Washington, DC — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, in a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, requesting that the agency clarify the disbursement formula used to allocate payments to Tribal governments from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The senators echoed the concerns of many tribal nations … Continue Reading


May 29, 2020

Warren Joins 22 Colleagues in Urging Senate Leadership to Increase Funding for Nonprofit Museums and Library Services in the Next COVID-19 Package

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined 22 of her Senate colleagues to urge Senate leadership to provide emergency assistance to nonprofit museums in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The senators asked to direct $2 billion to nonprofit museums through the Institute of Museums and Library Services in the upcoming COVID-19 package. The letter comes in the aftermath of a massive loss in revenue for museums due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a study … Continue Reading


May 29, 2020

Warren, Merkley, Colleagues Demand Education Department Hold Student Loan Servicer Great Lakes Accountable for CARES Act Blunder That Likely Lowered Credit Scores for Millions of Borrowers

Washington, DC -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) sent a letter to Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Betsy DeVos raising serious concerns about reports that one of ED's federal student loan servicers, Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc. (which is owned by Nelnet, Inc., another federal student loan servicer), … Continue Reading


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

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