Press Releases

February 02, 2021

Deputy Secretary of Defense Nominee Dr. Kathleen Hicks Agrees with Senator Warren That We Could Lower Our $740 Billion Defense Budget To Better Reflect Our Priorities Without Sacrificing Our Security

Washington, DC - During today's Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Deputy Secretary of Defense Nominee Dr. Kathleen Hicks on her views of the $740 billion Department of Defense budget and if the budget could be lowered without sacrificing security to better reflect our priorities.While 400,000 fellow Americans die, tens of millions go unemployed due to COVID-19, millions are lined up at food banks, and millions more are … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Warren Questions Robinhood About Abruptly Imposed Trading Restrictions Amid GameStop Fluctuations; Raises Concerns About Whether Robinhood Is Treating Customers "Honestly and Fairly"

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Robinhood regarding the company's decision to restrict stock trading and impose other limits on its customers during the last week's fluctuations in GameStop and other stocks. Robinhood abruptly changed the rules for these individual investors with no warning or recourse while hedge funds and other wealthy Wall Street institutions continued to trade."In addition to putting customers' finances at … Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

New Op-Ed: Warren, Padilla, Castro: Covid relief is vital for undocumented essential workers

Op-Ed on CNN.comWashington, DC - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), and Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) published an op-ed on CNN.com on why the next COVID-19 relief package should have protections for all essential workers, including a pathway to citizenship. Read the full op-ed here and below. Covid relief is vital for undocumented essential workers February 2, 2021 By Elizabeth Warren, Alex Padilla, Joaquin CastroEssential workers have kept our nation … Continue Reading


February 01, 2021

Warren Statement on Department of Education's Decision to Collect $22.3 Million from Student Loan Giant Navient After Years of Predatory Behavior

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement applauding the Department of Education's recent decision to collect the approximately $22.3 million that student loan servicer Navient (formerly Sallie Mae) owes to taxpayers after massively overcharging the federal government in a years-long scandal. The decision follows a January 29, 2020 letter Senator Warren sent calling on former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to recoup $22.3 million … Continue Reading


February 01, 2021

Warren, Pressley, and Lee Reintroduce Bold Legislation to Confront Structural Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) reintroduced the Anti-Racism in Public Health Act, a bicameral bill to declare structural racism a public health crisis and confront its public health impacts through two bold new programs within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)."It's clear that COVID-19 has exacerbated decades of disparities in health outcomes for Black and Brown … Continue Reading


January 29, 2021

NEW THIS AM: Warren Calls on the SEC to Address Stock Market Gamesmanship Amid Volatile GameStop Trades

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; today sent a letter to Acting Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Allison Herren Lee requesting that the agency provide Congress and the public information on how they will address the dramatic swings in market valuation of GameStop and other companies and respond to her questions about how the SEC will crack down on years of distortion … Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

Warren Questions Nursing Home Chain Genesis Healthcare on Millions of Dollars in Bonuses to Executives After the Death of Nearly 3,000 Residents and After the Company Accepted Millions of Dollars in Taxpayer-Funded Aid

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) sent a letter to Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (Genesis), one of the nation's largest nursing home chains, asking why their top executives, including their recently retired former CEO, have received millions of dollars in bonuses after more than 2,800 of their residents died of COVID-19 and despite the fact that the company has accepted $300 million in taxpayer-funded aid. The Senator's letter comes after reports that Genesis and its … Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

Warren, Pressley, Markey Urge HHS to Address Racial Disparities in National Vaccination Strategy

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) sent a letter to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging the Department to work with the relevant federal agencies to monitor and address racial, ethnic and other demographic disparities in our national COVID-19 vaccination deployment strategy, and ensure equitable vaccine access for Black, Latino, Indigenous, and immigrant … Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

HUD Secretary Nominee Congresswoman Fudge and Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Nominee Dr. Rouse Agree with Senator Warren That We Must Work to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke with the nominees for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, and Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, Dr. Cecilia Rouse, about how providing housing down payment assistance for families living in formerly redlined neighborhoods and cancelling up to $50,000 in student loan debt would help narrow the … Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

Senators Warren, Booker and Wyden Urge FDA to Address Concerns about Dangerous Pulse Oximeter Inaccuracies for Patients of Color

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), and Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) sent a letter to Janet Woodcock, Acting Commissioner of Food and Drugs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), urging the FDA to quickly conduct a review of the accuracy of pulse oximeters -- devices used to monitor blood oxygen levels -- across racially diverse patients and … Continue Reading


January 27, 2021

Senator Warren Releases Statement on GameStop Trades

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren today released the following statement on the recent GameStop trades."With stocks soaring while millions are out of work and struggling to pay bills, it's not news that the stock market doesn't reflect our actual economy. For years, the same hedge funds, private equity firms, and wealthy investors dismayed by the GameStop trades have treated the stock market like their own personal casino while everyone else pays the price. It's long … Continue Reading


January 22, 2021

Warren, Pressley Applaud Biden’s Swift Action on their Calls for Equitable Data Collection and Response

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) issued the following statement on President Biden’s executive order to ensure an equitable pandemic response and recovery, which contains several provisions championed by the lawmakers from the onset of the pandemic. “History has shown us that in the face of any public health crisis, Black, Brown and Indigenous communities disproportionately suffer. This is why we … Continue Reading


January 22, 2021

Senate Majority Leader Schumer & Senator Warren Op-Ed: Forgiving Student Debt Will Help Senior Citizens, Too

Op-Ed in CNBCLearn How the President Can Cancel Up To $50k HereWashington, DC - Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) published an op-ed in CNBC on how cancelling up to $50,000 in federal student loan debt will help America’s older persons which include 6.3 million borrowers ages 50-64 and nearly a million borrowers over the age of 65 who may still be paying for a loved one’s education or for their own. Read the full op-ed here. Key … Continue Reading


January 19, 2021

In Response to Senator Warren's Questions, Secretary of Defense Nominee General Lloyd Austin Commits to Recusing Himself from Raytheon Decisions for Four Years

Washington, DC - During today's Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned General Lloyd Austin, III, the nominee to be Secretary of Defense, on his commitment to recuse himself from all matters concerning Raytheon for four years.In response to Senator Warren, General Austin committed to extend his recusal from Raytheon Technologies for four years and to not seek a position on the board of a defense contractor or become a … Continue Reading


January 15, 2021

Warren, Smith Applaud President-elect Biden's Call for Emergency Child Care Aid in COVID-19 Rescue Plan

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP), issued the following statement regarding the child care provisions included in President-elect Biden's American Rescue Plan:"Right now, child care providers are struggling to keep their doors open while a pandemic and economic crisis devastate a system that was already deeply broken. That is why we are glad that … Continue Reading


January 15, 2021

Sen. Warren and Rep. Porter Urge Full Use of Defense Production Act to Bolster the Nation's Vaccine Supply as COVID-19 Deaths Hit Daily Records

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Dr. Moncef Slaoui, Chief Advisor of Operation Warp Speed (OWS), and General Gustave Perna, Chief Operating Officer of OWS, urging OWS to immediately use its full authorities under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to speed up production and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, the Trump administration has failed to adequately use these full authorities, and … Continue Reading


January 14, 2021

New Blog Post: Senator Warren: Here's How the Biden Administration Can Leverage U.S. Purchasing Power to Take on Climate Change

Blog Post with Data for ProgressWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today contributed a blog post with Data for Progress (dataforprogress.org) on the urgent need to combat the climate crisis and how the incoming Biden administration may use existing procurement authority to enact strong emission standards and drive towards a more sustainable federal government. Read the full post here. Key sections below.Here's How the Biden Administration Can Leverage U.S. … Continue Reading


January 13, 2021

Warren, Lee, Colleagues Call on HHS to Provide COVID-19 Relief Funds to Underserved Communities

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP), Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio.), Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-Calif.), Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly (D-Ill.), and Congressman Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) wrote to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging the agency to effectively allocate funds for … Continue Reading


January 13, 2021

Warren Identifies Key Priorities for the Incoming Biden-Harris Administration's Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, sent a 15-page memorandum to incoming COVID-19 Coordinator Jeff Zients and the Biden-Harris transition team's COVID-19 Advisory Board Co-Chairs Dr. Vivek Murthy, Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, and Dr. David Kessler, describing the findings from Senator Warren's extensive oversight of the Trump Administration's public health failures and … Continue Reading


January 13, 2021

Senator Warren, Senator Markey, and Rep. Trahan Demand Cambodian Government Respect Human Rights and Rule of Law

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), lead Democrat on the East Asia Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) released a statement in response to the scheduled January 14, 2021 trial of prominent political opposition leaders in Cambodia. The Government of Cambodia, led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, announced last year their intention to try dozens of activists belonging to the Cambodia … Continue Reading

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