Press Releases

February 27, 2021

Warren, Castro, Padilla, and Lieu Announce Pathway to Citizenship for Essential Workers

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), along with Representatives Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) and Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) , announced the Citizenship For Essential Workers Act at a Here Is Home virtual roundtable with essential workers. This legislation would create an expedited pathway to citizenship for the over 5 million undocumented essential workers who kept Americans healthy, fed, and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The … Continue Reading

February 26, 2021

Warren, Booker, Colleagues Question ICE and DHS on Disturbing New Allegations of Abuse and Forced Deportations of Migrants and Asylum-Seekers

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) wrote to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tae Johnson regarding recent disturbing allegations by asylum-seekers that ICE agents at multiple facilities forced them to … Continue Reading

February 26, 2021

Warren, Pressley, Lee, Kelly, Bass, Colleagues Re-Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Require Federal Government to Collect and Report Coronavirus Demographic Data -- Including Race and Ethnicity

Bill Text | Bill One-Pager Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Robin Kelly (D-Ill.), and Karen Bass (D-Calif.)reintroduced the bicameral Equitable Data Collection and Disclosure on COVID-19 Act. The bill would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to collect and report racial and other demographic data on COVID-19 testing, treatment, vaccination, and fatality rates and use all available … Continue Reading

February 25, 2021

At Finance Hearing, Senator Warren Urges U.S. Trade Representative Nominee Katherine Tai to Commit to Ensuring Trade Advisory Committees Have More Representatives from Labor, Consumer, Environmental Groups Than Corporations

Washington, DC - During today's Finance Committee hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) asked Katherine Tai, the nominee to be U.S. Trade Representative, to commit to ensuring that each of our existing trade advisory committees will have more representatives from labor, consumer, and environmental groups than from corporations. Senator Warren also asked for a commitment to make trade negotiations open and transparent to the public by releasing the draft bracketed text … Continue Reading

February 25, 2021

At SASC Hearing, Chief Operating Officer for the COVID-19 Response Commits to More Vaccine Transparency to Protect the American People -- Not Pharma Executives

Washington, DC — During today's Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned General Gustave F. Perna, Chief Operating Officer for the Federal COVID-19 Response for Vaccine and Therapeutics, on his commitment to ensure the current federal vaccine effort will not be riddled with ethical conflicts and mismanagement, as the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed was. Senator Warren specifically asked for his commitment to … Continue Reading

February 25, 2021

Warren Joins Congresswoman Porter in Reintroducing Bill to Reduce Violence Against Individuals with Mental Illness and Disabilities

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.), Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.), Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Penn.), Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) along with 57 Representatives reintroduced legislation to reduce violence against individuals with mental illness and disabilities. The Mental Health Justice Act would make it easier for state and local governments … Continue Reading

February 24, 2021

At Senate Finance Committee Hearing, HHS Secretary Nominee Xavier Becerra Commits to Improving Health Equity Data in COVID Vaccine Distribution and Across Our Health Systems

Washington, DC - In a Senate Finance Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Xavier Becerra, the nominee to be Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), on his commitment to address structural racism in our health systems and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Attorney General Becerra committed to improve data collection for COVID-19 vaccine distribution, and to help address health inequities in the treatment of chronic conditions, … Continue Reading

February 24, 2021

At Warren, Booker, Wyden, and Lee, Request, Federal Research Agency Will Review the Use of Race-Based Algorithms in Medical Practice

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), released the following statement regarding the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) approving their request to review the use of race-based clinical algorithms in standard medical practices:"The COVID-19 pandemic and its disproportionate impact on communities of color have laid bare that racism is a public health crisis. We … Continue Reading

February 24, 2021

Senators Warren, Booker, Gillibrand, and Colleagues Urge the Biden Administration to Establish an Office of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Wellbeing Within the Domestic Policy Council

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), along with Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris supporting the establishment of an Office of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Wellbeing (OSRHW) within the Domestic Policy Council at the White House that would … Continue Reading

February 23, 2021

Senator Warren Introduces Wally Adeyemo, Nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, to the Senate Finance Committee

Washington, DC - In a Senate Finance Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced Mr. Wally Adeyemo, the nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, who served as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) first chief of staff. During today's Finance Committee hearing, Senator Warren questioned Mr. Adeyemo's commitment to issuing new Special Drawing Rights to provide low income countries with the resources they need to fight the pandemic and … Continue Reading

February 23, 2021

At Banking Hearing, Fed Chair Powell Agrees with Senator Warren that Inequality Stunts Our Economic Growth

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on the effects of our country's extreme wealth inequality. In response to Senator Warren, Chairman Powell agreed that inequality weighs our economy down and stunts our economic growth. To address extreme wealth inequality, level the playing field, and help build an economy that works for everyone, Senator Warren has announced plans … Continue Reading

February 22, 2021

Senators Warren and Markey Release Statement on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's Homelands

Boston, MA - Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey released the following joint statement after the Biden Administration withdrew its appeal in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in the case Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe v. Bernhardt. "This is a major victory for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, and for justice. We have proudly stood with the Tribe throughout its fight to preserve the reservation, but their ancestral homelands should never have … Continue Reading

February 22, 2021

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Calls on FEMA to Support Massachusetts Request for Vaccination Center Pilot Partnership Program

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), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) and Jake Auchincloss (D-MA-04), sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in support of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' request for … Continue Reading

February 22, 2021

Senators Warren, Markey, and Representative Lynch Urge FERC Grant Rehearing Request for Weymouth Compressor Station

Washington, D.C. -  Last week, U.S. Senator Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Representative Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.) to the Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) urging the expeditious approval of the rehearing request for the in-service certificate issued for the Weymouth compressor station. The Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station (FRRACS) request for a rehearing was initially denied, but on January 19, the FERC ruled the … Continue Reading

February 19, 2021

Warren Joins Baldwin, Shaheen, and Colleagues in Calling for Increased Opioid and Substance Use Disorder Funding in President Biden's Budget Proposal

Washington, D.C - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), along with other Senate colleagues, in urging President Biden to request robust funding and increase the federal investment in our nation's response to the ongoing opioid and substance use disorder (SUD) epidemic. "Despite the strong federal investment in the past few years, the opioid and SUD epidemic continues to evolve and ravage communities across … Continue Reading

February 18, 2021

Warren Joins Menendez, Sánchez and Colleagues in Introducing Bicameral U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 to Overhaul American Immigration System

Bill Text WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D- Calif.) today in introducing the bicameral U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, President Biden's bold, inclusive, and humane framework for the future of the United States immigration system. "Even before the cruelty of the last four years, our country desperately needed to take big, bold steps for an immigration system that reflects our values. By … Continue Reading

February 18, 2021

At Banking Hearing, President of the Amalgamated Transit Union Agrees: It's Time to Protect Essential Workers and Raise the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned John Costa, the International President of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) -- the largest labor union representing transit and allied workers in the U.S. and Canada. In response to her questions, Mr. Costa agreed that we need to protect essential workers, improve their opportunities, and raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Senator Warren once again called for an … Continue Reading

February 18, 2021

Warren Joins Peters and Colleagues in Pressing Postmaster General to Restore On-Time Delivery and Stop Harmful Changes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and 32 of their colleagues in pressing Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on persistent mail delays and what action he is taking to restore on-time mail delivery. "Our constituents have experienced missed paychecks and court notices, delayed critical prescriptions, an inability to reach small business customers and suppliers, lost rent … Continue Reading

February 18, 2021

Senator Warren Questions Citadel's Relationship With Robinhood Amid GameStop Controversy

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter to Kenneth Griffin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Citadel, raising questions about the relationship between Citadel and Robinhood, how Citadel profits from their arrangements, and whether these kinds of relationships create an uneven playing field that harms individual investors.Citadel Securities, … Continue Reading

February 18, 2021

Senator Warren to FINRA in Wake of Robinhood Controversy: How Will You Level the Playing Field for Individual Investors?

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the self-regulatory organization that licenses and regulates broker-dealers, asking how FINRA will respond to Robinhood's role in recent market volatility, its decision to cut off customers' trading, and the broader concerns about market fairness that … Continue Reading

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