Press Releases

October 27, 2020

Warren, Wyden, Brown, Markey, Schatz Push for Investigation of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol's Warrantless Use of Phone Location Data in the U.S.

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) requested an inspector general investigation into U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) warrantless tracking of phones in the United States.As revealed by public contracts, CBP has paid Venntel, a government contractor, nearly half a million dollars for access to a commercial database containing location data mined … Continue Reading


October 27, 2020

Warren, Hassan, Murphy, Colleagues to Betsy DeVos: For-Profit College Executives and Shareholders Who Cheat Students Should Be Held Personally Accountable

Text of LetterWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), all members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, led a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, calling on the U.S. Department of Education to hold corporate executives and shareholders of for-profit colleges personally and financially responsible for cheating students and to collect damages from them using its existing … Continue Reading


October 27, 2020

Warren and Hirono Call for Armed Services Hearing on Military Role in COVID-19 Vaccine Development Project "Operation Warp Speed"

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), wrote to SASC Chairman Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) and SASC Ranking Member Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I), urging SASC to hold a hearing on the Department of Defense's (DOD) role in Operation Warp Speed (OWS), the Trump Administration's public-private partnership now tasked with producing and delivering 300 million doses of … Continue Reading


October 26, 2020

Warren Delivers Floor Speech Opposing Barrett Nomination to the Supreme Court

Watch here Washington, DC - Tonight, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks on the floor speaking out against the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the United States Supreme Court and the Republicans attempt to ram through a Supreme Court nomination 8 days before the election. The full text of her remarks is available below. Remarks by Senator Elizabeth WarrenOctober 25, 2020 A little over one month ago, I came to the floor to honor the … Continue Reading


October 26, 2020

ICYMI: Senators Warren and Udall Op-Ed: Supreme Court power grab threatens Native health care during the pandemic

Read full op-ed hereWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) published an op-ed on CNN.com warning that repeal of the Affordable Care Act would rip away health care from millions in Native communities, as Republicans ram through a Supreme Court nomination just eight days before the election. Key sections below. Read the full op-ed here.CNN.com: Supreme Court power grab threatens Native health care during the pandemic Opinion by Tom Udall … Continue Reading


October 26, 2020

Warren Delivers Floor Speech Opposing Barrett Nomination to the Supreme Court

Watch here Washington, DC - Tonight, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks on the floor speaking out against the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the United States Supreme Court and the Republicans attempt to ram through a Supreme Court nomination 8 days before the election. The full text of her remarks is available below.Remarks by Senator Elizabeth WarrenOctober 25, 2020 A little over one month ago, I came to the floor to honor the … Continue Reading


October 23, 2020

Warren Joins Brown, Colleagues to Oppose Administration’s Attempt To Further Misclassify Workers

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), along with a group of Senate colleagues in a letter urging U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Eugene Scalia to rescind a proposed rule regarding classification of workers as employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule proposes a misguided test to determine if a worker is an employee under the FLSA, failing to address rampant misclassification of workers as independent … Continue Reading


October 23, 2020

Warren, Baldwin, Blumenthal, Hirono, Feinstein, Casey, Merkley Share Constituent Stories About the Life-Saving Impact of the ACA, Urge McConnell to Delay President Trump's Illegitimate Supreme Court Nominee Until After Inauguration Day

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Bob Casey, Jr. (D-Pa.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) strongly urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to end the rushed, illegitimate confirmation process of President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. President Trump just this week doubled down on his plans to scrap the Affordable Care … Continue Reading


October 23, 2020

ICYMI: Senator Warren WBUR: Overturning The Affordable Care Act Would Be Catastrophic - Especially For People With Disabilities

Read full op-ed hereWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) along with Matthew Cortland, a disabled, chronically ill lawyer, policy analyst, and writer based in Massachusetts published an op-ed with WBUR discussing the threat to ending the Affordable Care Act and ripping health care away from 21 million people, including millions of people with disabilities if Republicans ram through a Supreme Court nomination just days before the election. Key sections below. … Continue Reading


October 22, 2020

Warren, Khanna, and 139 Democratic Lawmakers to Senate and House Leadership: We Must Take Bold and Comprehensive Action to Prevent the Next Pandemic

Text of LetterWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), led 139 Senate and House lawmakers in sending a letter to House and Senate leadership urging them to prioritize the development of comprehensive policy plans to prevent and mitigate the impact of future pandemics. In the letter, the lawmakers outline the steps necessary to prevent future … Continue Reading


October 21, 2020

Warren, Senate Democrats to Attorney General William Barr: Stop Efforts to Gut the Affordable Care Act in Court

Text of LetterWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, along with 19 senate colleagues, sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr, urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to rescind its support of the Supreme Court lawsuit that seeks to invalidate the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the letter, the senators highlight how health insurance protections for millions of Americans are … Continue Reading


October 21, 2020

Mass. Lawmakers Announce $16 Million Economic Development Grant for the New Bedford Port Authority

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representative William Keating (D-MA-09), announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a federal grant of $16,000,000 to the City of New Bedford, Massachusetts. The funding, which will support infrastructure improvements to protect the Port of New Bedford from future floods and severe weather events, is expected to create 40 jobs, save 378 existing … Continue Reading


October 21, 2020

Warren Calls on Environmental Protection Agency to Implement and Strengthen Environmental Justice Mapping and Screening Efforts

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler to use and improve equity screening and mapping tools to identify and invest in vulnerable communities, specifically requesting the agency to submit a plan within the next two months to improve the EJSCREEN tool and expand its use in federal environmental decision making. EJSCREEN provides the EPA and the public with a nationally consistent … Continue Reading


October 20, 2020

Sixteen Senate Democrats to HHS and Treasury: Produce an Analysis of Health Coverage Losses in the U.S. if the ACA is Overturned

Washington, DC -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chris Murphy (D-C.T.), joined by Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-H.I.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-C.T.), Cory A. Booker (D-N.J.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Benjamin L. Cardin (D-M.D.), Sherrod Brown (D-O.H.), Mark R. Warner (D-V.A.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Ranking Member of the … Continue Reading


October 19, 2020

Warren Urges More Rigorous Bank Merger Reviews as the Justice Department Looks to Update Its Guidelines

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter Friday, October 16th to Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim, head of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division, to raise concerns that in updating its 1995 Bank Merger Competitive Review guidelines for the first time in 25 years, DOJ "seeks to weaken the already insufficient process currently in place to review bank mergers, making it even easier for these mergers to occur." "Weakening these rules … Continue Reading


October 19, 2020

At Warren, Peters, and Murray Request, Independent Watchdog Agrees to Investigate Trump Administration Political Interference at FDA and CDC

Response from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) hereSenators' initial request to GAO hereWashington, DC - At the request of United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the HELP Committee, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the … Continue Reading


October 16, 2020

Senator Warren Joins Colleagues in Calling on Library of Congress to Recognize Armenian Genocide Despite Trump Administration's Denial

WASHINGTON - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senators Shelton Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Cory Booker (D-N.J), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) in calling for the Library of Congress' record on the Armenian Genocide to reflect both scholarly and … Continue Reading


October 15, 2020

Warren Joins Schatz, Colleagues to Condemn Amazon’s Anti-Union Practices and Investment in Employee Surveillance Technology

Washington, DC — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai’i), along with Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), to send a joint letter to Amazon calling for the company to stop suppressing workers’ right to organize. This comes after reporting on an internal memo outlining the company’s plans to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on software designed in part to track employee activism, mandatory overtime, and so-called … Continue Reading


October 15, 2020

Warren Calls for SEC, CFTC Insider Trading Investigation of Pandemic Profiteering Resulting from Trump Administration's COVID-19 "Early Warning" to Republican Donors, Insiders, and Investors

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) formally requested that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) conduct an insider trading investigation after reports that in February, Trump administration officials privately gave dire warnings to conservative allies and Republican donors about the risks to the economy from the COVID-19 pandemic while President Donald Trump was publicly optimistic about the impact … Continue Reading


October 15, 2020

Following "Prime Days," Massachusetts Lawmakers Question Amazon About High Rate of Serious Injuries among Warehouse Workers

Washington, DC -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy (D-MA-04) expressed concern that, as evidence mounts of unsafe working conditions for Amazon warehouse workers, the company continues to respond by rolling out PR campaigns and misrepresenting workers' injury risk to Congress and the public rather than implementing meaningful changes that protect workers. The lawmakers questioned whether Amazon made any … Continue Reading

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