Press Releases

April 22, 2020

Warren Leads 9 Democratic Senators Calling for Broad Investigations of the Trump Administration's COVID-19 Response

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and nine of her Senate colleagues today called for investigations into the Trump Administration's coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response, including whether political expediency rather than the country's urgent public health needs has driven the Trump Administration's distribution of life-saving medical supplies and equipment and other key public health and economic decisions. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Edward J. … Continue Reading


April 21, 2020

Sens. Warren, Brown, Banking Committee Colleagues Urge Major Mortgage Servicers to Immediately Notify Eligible Homeowners of Protections Available Through CARES Act

Boston, MA -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee, led a letter to major mortgage servicers -- Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Mr. Cooper, Bank of America, PennyMac Loan Services, Quicken Loans, Freedom Mortgage, New Residential, Lakeview Loan Servicing, … Continue Reading


April 21, 2020

As Workplace Infections and Deaths Rise, Warren Joins Baldwin, Duckworth, Murray to Introduce Senate Bill to Protect Workers from COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined U.S Senate Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee Ranking Member Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) to introduce legislation to protect U.S. workers from COVID-19 in response to disturbing, widespread reports of unsafe workplaces leading to preventable illnesses and deaths. The COVID-19 Every … Continue Reading


April 21, 2020

Warren, Brown Proposal to Provide Immediate Relief for Consumers Amid COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, published a Medium post on their proposal to provide immediate relief to consumers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They call for the next coronavirus aid … Continue Reading


April 20, 2020

Sen. Warren and 100+ Colleagues Call on Congressional Leaders to Ensure Immigrant Families Can Access Critical Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai'i) and Representative Judy Chu (D-Calif.), along with 27 senators and 76 members of the House of Representatives, in writing to members of Congressional leadership to call for an inclusive coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) relief package that ensures that urgently-needed COVID-19 testing and medical care and relief benefits are accessible by all communities, regardless of limited … Continue Reading


April 20, 2020

Mass. Congressional Delegation Urge Trump Administration to Fully Fund COVID-19 Response in Commonwealth

Boston, MA - 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-03), sent a letter to President Trump urging him to direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to waive all of the … Continue Reading


April 18, 2020

Warren, Colleagues Urge Fed to Reconsider Arbitrary Population Requirements That Lock Most Cities and Counties Out of CARES Act Budget Help

United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee, yesterday sent a letter to Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Jerome Powell expressing concern with the arbitrary population thresholds used to determine … Continue Reading


April 17, 2020

TRANSCRIPT: Warren Remarks on Press Call About Her Bill to Require Release of COVID Demographic Data -- Including Race and Ethnicity

Boston, MA - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren joined Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL-02), Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) for a press call on their Equitable Data Collection and Disclosure on COVID-19 Act. Read more about the legislation here. Read an op-ed by Senator Warren, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Representative Karen Bass (D-CA-37), and … Continue Reading


April 17, 2020

Senators Warren, Markey, Shaheen, Feinstein, and Hassan Call on Trump Admin. to Reduce Barriers to Lifesaving Opioid Treatment Medication During Coronavirus Health Emergency

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) are calling on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to ensure patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) can continue to access life-saving medication assisted treatment, in particular, buprenorphine, during the coronavirus pandemic. In a … Continue Reading


April 17, 2020

Senators Warren, Markey, Blumenthal, Harris Reveal, After Bailout, Airlines Sitting on Customers’ Billions but Refuse to Give Cash Refunds During Coronavirus Pandemic

Boston, MA - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) today released their findings from an investigation into the consumer refund policies of the airline industry during the coronavirus pandemic. The senators received this information after leading a group of their colleagues in a recent letter to eleven major domestic airlines, demanding that each company issue full cash refunds to all customers who cancel … Continue Reading


April 16, 2020

Massachusetts Lawmakers Announce Over $1 Million in Federal Funding to Address Environmental and Economic Challenges on Cape Cod

Boston, MA -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Congressman William Keating (D-MA-09) announced today that the Economic Development Administration awarded the Cape Cod Commission with $1,050,000 in funding to support the Resiliency Initiative Project to address the environmental and economic challenges for the fifteen towns in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. The project will assess impacts from the coastal storms and flooding that … Continue Reading


April 16, 2020

Warren to Fed, Treasury: Your New $1.45 Trillion Dollar Bailout Loan Program for Businesses Fails to Protect Workers, Taxpayers and the Economy

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent two letters to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin expressing concern with the inadequate oversight provisions of a new $600 billion loan program to bail out thousands of mid-sized businesses and a new $850 billion program to bail out large corporations. Both programs use billions of dollars in aid provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. … Continue Reading


April 16, 2020

Warren Joins Blumenthal On Legislation To Reimburse Americans For Costly Travel Home Due To COVID-19

Boston, MA - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) to announce legislation to compensate Americans who incurred high international travel costs when returning home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Repatriation Reimbursement Act would require U.S. commercial airlines and the State Department to reimburse and waive those travel costs.On March 19, the State Department issued a Level 4 Health Advisory, instructing all Americans to … Continue Reading


April 16, 2020

Mass. Lawmakers Urge VA to Allow its Health Providers to Recommend Medical Marijuana to Veteran Patients During Coronavirus Pandemic

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), and Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), sent a letter urging the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to allow VA clinical staff to offer verbal recommendations to veterans and advise them on paperwork related to the use of medical marijuana through state-approved … Continue Reading


April 16, 2020

Warren, Brown Call On Banks To End The Seizure Of Stimulus Checks

Boston, MA -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, sent letters to banks and credit unions -- through their trade organizations: the American Bankers Association, Bank Policy Institute, Consumer Bankers Association, … Continue Reading


April 16, 2020

Warren, Blumenthal, Carper to Top White House Ethics Official: Ensure COVID-19 Decisions Serve the American Public, Not President Trump's & Jared Kushner's Financial Interests

Boston, MA -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Tom Carper (D-Del.) sent a letter to the White House Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO) raising ethics concerns about the fact that President Trump appears to be making decisions based on his and his advisors' financial interests and that his son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, has reportedly been managing a "shadow task force" of select government officials and private … Continue Reading


April 15, 2020

Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Warren, Durbin, and Colleagues Press President Trump to Automatically Extend Work Authorizations for DACA & TPS Recipients

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration, along with 36 senators in a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to automatically extend work authorizations for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients and other impacted immigrants. More than 200,000 DACA recipients are working … Continue Reading


April 15, 2020

Massachusetts Airports Awarded Over $171 Million in CARES Act Funding

Boston, MA - 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-03), announced that Massachusetts airports have been awarded over $171 million in federal grants under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, … Continue Reading


April 15, 2020

Warren, Baldwin, Murray, Colleagues Press President Trump For Answers On Mismanagement Of The Strategic National Stockpile

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today, along with 16 Senate colleagues, to call on President Trump to provide answers on his administration’s mismanagement of the Strategic National Stockpile, which has left states without the federal assistance and supplies they need to combat this virus and save lives. “The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the overall health and safety of families across the country, … Continue Reading


April 15, 2020

Senators Warren and Smith Unveil Their Plan for a $50 Billion Child Care Bailout

Read Medium Post HereWashington, D.C. -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) published a Medium post today about their plan for a $50 billion child care bailout -- the latest estimates that the child care sector will need to stay afloat -- to stabilize the child care system, keep providers in business, and ensure parents are able to go back to work when it is safe to return. The full text of the Medium post is available here and below. … Continue Reading

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