Press Releases

December 22, 2020

Warren, Booker, Durbin, and Colleagues Request Investigation of Trump Administration's Unprecedented Spree of Federal Executions

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio.), sent a letter to Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), seeking an investigation of the frenzied and unprecedented "spree of federal executions during [President Trump's] lame-duck period." In July 2020, the … Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

Warren, Tillis Question Private Military Housing Providers on Reports They Have Denied Access And Failed to Provide Appropriate On-Base Housing to Military Families With Disabilities

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, sent letters to top executives at six major private military housing companies requesting information about the on-base housing units they developed and manage to determine whether military families are being denied access to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant … Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

Warren Introduces Legislation to Expand Access to Federally Funded COVID-19 Testing

"Even as vaccine distribution begins, testing will remain a critical tool in reducing rates of COVID-19 infections"The Expanding COVID-19 Testing Capacity Act of 2020 would require the federal government to manufacture and distribute COVID-19 diagnostic tests to expand Americans' access to free COVID-19 testing. Bill Text | Bill One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, … Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

Warren, Blumenthal, Durbin, Krishnamoorthi and DeGette Question Tobacco Companies Exploitative e-Cigarette Advertisements During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - After a recent study by public health experts at Stanford University revealed that numerous tobacco companies - including several subsidiaries of British American Tobacco (BAT) and Philip Morris International (PMI) - have "chosen to exploit a global pandemic for marketing purposes," United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) along with … Continue Reading


December 21, 2020

Senators Warren and Markey Convene Bipartisan Advisory Committee on Nomination of United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today announced they will convene a bipartisan advisory committee to review and provide recommendations on U.S. Attorney candidates for the District of Massachusetts. Candidates interested in applying for the U.S. Attorney position must submit their applications to the Advisory Committee by December 28, 2020. The Advisory Committee on United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts … Continue Reading


December 18, 2020

Warren and Jayapal Reintroduce the Anti-Corruption & Public Integrity Act

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) today reintroduced the Anti-Corruption & Public Integrity Act, bicameral legislation to fundamentally change the way Washington does business and restore the American public's faith in democracy, which has been at "historic lows" for over a decade. Today, only 20% of Americans trust the government "to do the right thing."Originally introduced in 2018 as the most ambitious … Continue Reading


December 18, 2020

Warren Statement on Republican Attempt to Restrict the Ability of the Federal Reserve to Help the Economy

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released the following statement on the Republican attempt to restrict the ability of the Federal Reserve to help the economy. "After weeks of refusing to acknowledge Biden's victory, some Republicans have now decided that sabotaging his presidency is more important than helping our economy recover by insisting that any COVID relief legislation also restrict the ability of the Federal Reserve and the new … Continue Reading


December 16, 2020

Senator Warren Criticizes FDIC Rule on Brokered Deposits

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, today released the following statement criticizing the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for issuing a final rule on brokered deposits that poses serious risk to the financial system:"Following a multi-year effort to weaken key safety and soundness rules put in place after the 2008 financial crisis, Trump-appointed regulators have now … Continue Reading


December 16, 2020

Senators Warren and Markey Convene Bipartisan Advisory Committee on Nomination of United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today announced they will convene a bipartisan advisory committee to review and provide recommendations on U.S. Attorney candidates for the District of Massachusetts. Candidates interested in applying for the U.S. Attorney position must submit their applications to the Advisory Committee by December 24, 2020.The Advisory Committee on United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts … Continue Reading


December 15, 2020

Warren, Markey, Keating Joint Statement on Attorney General Maura Healey's Investigation Into the May 1, 2020 Incident at Bristol County Jail

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representative William Keating (D-MA-09) released a joint statement on Attorney General Maura Healey's investigation into the violent events of May 1, 2020 at the C. Carlos Carreiro Immigration Detention Center, Unit B, Bristol County Sheriff's office. "The thorough investigation by the Office of Attorney General Healey compiled significant evidence that the Bristol County Sheriff's … Continue Reading


December 15, 2020

Warren to Outgoing SEC Chair: Delay Rushed, Lame Duck Resource Extraction Rule Until Corruption and Transparency Concerns Can Be Addressed

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to outgoing Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Jay Clayton urging the SEC to delay the rushed, lame duck vote on its final Resource Extraction Rule, expected Wednesday, December 16th, until the rule can be strengthened. "The current SEC proposal would severely undermine the anti-corruption measures included in Dodd-Frank, and the Commission should conduct a full and complete analysis of the … Continue Reading


December 14, 2020

Warren Investigation Finds Pervasive Conflicts of Interest and Rubber Stamp Approvals by the Nation's Largest Accreditor of Private Prisons and Immigration Detention Centers

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released the findings of the May 2019 investigation she opened into the American Correctional Association (ACA) -- the nation's largest accreditor of prisons and immigration detention Facilities -- and its relationship with the three largest private prison companies that receive ACA accreditation: CoreCivic, GEO Group (GEO), and Management & Training Corporation (MTC). Her investigation confirms that the deeply … Continue Reading


December 14, 2020

Warren, DeLauro, Pocan and Lee, Blast NLRB Members Admitting They Would Defy Recusal Guidance from Ethics Officials

William J. Emanuel Response | Marvin E. Kaplan Response | Lauren McFerran Response John F. Ring Response on Behalf of Board | John F. Ring Individual ResponseWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) Chairwoman of the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), and Barbara Lee … Continue Reading


December 14, 2020

Warren, Democrats Press Trump Administration On Decision Not to Pre-Order More Doses of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, Need for Transparent Plan Going Forward

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Patty Murray (D-Wash.), ranking member of the HELP Committee, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, and 15 of their Democratic Senate colleagues, in a letter to Dr. Moncef Slaoui, Chief Advisor of Operation Warp Speed, and General Gustave Perna, Chief Operating Officer of Operation Warp Speed, asking … Continue Reading


December 11, 2020

Warren Urges Senate Leaders to Adopt Bill to Address Health Inequity in the COVID-19 Relief Package

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-K.Y) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) urging them to ensure the next COVID-19 relief package includes her bill - first introduced by Representative Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) - the COVID Community Care Act, which provides grants to faith-based and community organizations, as well as funding to the Indian Health Service, to conduct testing, contact … Continue Reading


December 10, 2020

At Warren, Pressley Request, Independent Watchdog Agrees to Investigate Racial Inequity in Pandemic Response

Response from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) hereLawmakers Initial Request hereWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, released the following statement regarding GAO approving their request to investigate how COVID-19 relief funds have been distributed … Continue Reading


December 09, 2020

Senators Warren and Markey Welcome Independent Report on Fort Hood, Urge Immediate Action to Protect Soldiers

Washington D.C. - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Ed Markey (D-Mass) released the following statement upon the release of the report of the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee, which was tasked with investigating the command culture and climate at Fort Hood Army Base, near Killeen, Texas. The report's executive summary reveals pervasive deficiencies in the sexual harassment and assault reporting structure, a lack of clearly … Continue Reading


December 09, 2020

Warren, Castro, Booker, Colleagues Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Require COVID-19 Data Collection in Immigration Detention Facilities

Bill Text | Bill One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-Texas.), Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration, introduced the bicameral COVID-19 in Immigration Detention Data Transparency Act, which would require … Continue Reading


December 09, 2020

At Warren and Baldwin Request, Independent Watchdog Agrees to Investigate Mandatory Work Requirements at Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities Receiving Federal Funding

Response from Government Accountability Office (GAO) HereSenators' Initial Request to GAO HereWashington, DC - At the request of United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has agreed to conduct an independent audit of mandatory vocational requirements at drug … Continue Reading


December 09, 2020

As Nation Grapples With COVID-19 Surge, Warren, Smith Release Their Findings on National Testing Capacity and Pediatric Testing Availability

Text of LetterWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, sent a letter to Alex Azar, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) summarizing the findings from their investigation into the nation's testing capacity and the availability of pediatric testing and making recommendations for how the federal government can improve national testing … Continue Reading

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