Press Releases

November 02, 2023

Warren, Murphy, Pressley, Lawmakers Reintroduce Bicameral Legislation to End Criminalization of Students, Invest in Counselors, Safer Environment for Kids

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), along with Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), reintroduced the Counseling Not Criminalization in Schools Act, legislation that would invest in safe learning environments for students and address over-policing in K-12 schools across the country. Research shows that the presence of mental and behavioral health personnel in schools, like counselors, social workers, and psychologists improves … Continue Reading


November 02, 2023

Warren, 7 Senators Ask Department of Homeland Security to Improve Migrants’ Access to Work Authorization Documents

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Alejandro Mayorkas and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Ur Jaddou, commending DHS for the steps it has taken to expand access to employment authorization documents … Continue Reading


November 02, 2023

Ahead of Confirmation Vote, Senator Warren Releases New Information on Medicare and Social Security Public Trustee Nominee’s Financial Conflicts of Interest

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Demetrios Kouzoukas, President Biden’s nominee to serve as Public Trustee on the Boards of Trustees for the Social Security and Medicare trust funds, raising additional concerns about Mr. Kouzoukas’s financial conflicts of interest following disturbing new revelations, and reiterating her request that he commit to leave his Board of Directors role at Clover Health or withdraw his nomination. “As a Public … Continue Reading


November 01, 2023

Senators Warren, Sanders, Welch, Merkley Raise Concern Amid Invasion and Potential Occupation of Gaza

Washington, D.C. — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) sent a letter to President Biden expressing serious concern about what the invasion and potential occupation of Gaza could mean, both in terms of the long-term security of Israel and the well-being of the Palestinian residents of the territory. “Israel suffered a barbaric attack and is well within its rights to defend itself in keeping with international … Continue Reading


October 31, 2023

Warren, Markey, Pressley Celebrate Nearly $4 Million to Make Safe Bike Paths Accessible in Somerville

Washington, D.C.  - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) celebrated the Department of Transportation awarding nearly $4 million - through the first round of the Fiscal Year 2023 Safe Streets and Roads for All grants - to make safe bike paths accessible by developing critical transportation infrastructure, including pavement markings, signs, and biker lanes, which will bolster roadway safety and connectivity … Continue Reading


October 31, 2023

Warren, Hirono, Markey, Merkley, Sanders, and Welch Urge Equal Funding for Domestic Priorities in Supplemental Appropriations Bill

Washington, D.C. — Today, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) sent a letter to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Minority Mitch Leader McConnell (R-Ky.) urging the inclusion of equal funding for key domestic priorities in any supplemental appropriations bill. The United States Senate is currently preparing an emergency supplemental appropriations bill to respond to … Continue Reading


October 31, 2023

In Senate Speech, Elizabeth Warren Honors Chief of Staff Jon Donenberg

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered a floor speech honoring Jon Donenberg, her Chief of Staff and longtime advisor. Donenberg will join the Biden White House as Deputy Director of the National Economic Council after over a decade of service on Capitol Hill.   The full text of her remarks are available below. Remarks as Prepared by Senator Elizabeth Warren: Honoring Jon DonenbergOctober 31, 2023 Mr./Madame President, I rise today to recognize an … Continue Reading


October 27, 2023

Warren, Senators Call for Humanitarian Pauses and Hostage Releases in Israel-Hamas War, Echoing United States Resolution at United Nations

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) released the following statement on the Israel-Hamas War: “Israel has a right to defend its citizens after Hamas’s terrorist attacks, which have driven the region into turmoil and cost thousands of lives. The war … Continue Reading


October 27, 2023

Warren, Murphy, Van Hollen, Schatz, Welch, Merkley Call for Fuel Deliveries to Hospitals and Water Treatment Centers in Gaza

Washington, D.C.  - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Peter Welch (D-Vt.), along with 19 of her Senate colleagues, released the following statement:  “We condemn Hamas’ horrific terrorist attacks against Israel, for which Israel must hold Hamas accountable. In the course of that endeavor, every effort must be made to protect innocent civilians. Right now, hospitals in Gaza are … Continue Reading


October 27, 2023

Senators Warren, Markey Statement on Nomination of Joshua S. Levy for U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement today after President Joseph R. Biden announced that he has nominated Acting U.S. Attorney Joshua S. Levy to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts: “We are pleased that President Biden has nominated Joshua Levy and are confident he will faithfully serve the people of Massachusetts as U.S. Attorney. We urge the Senate to swiftly confirm … Continue Reading


October 26, 2023

Warren, Markey, Trahan Announce $500,000 for Stormwater Management Upgrades Along Nashua River in Fitchburg

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), along with Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-Mass), announced $500,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem Solving Program (EJCPS) to improve stormwater management along the Nashua River in Fitchburg by utilizing green infrastructure solutions. The project will be led by the Nashua River Watershed Association. “This … Continue Reading


October 26, 2023

After FTC Warns About Misuse of Confidential Data, Senators Warren, Wyden, Lawmakers Demand Answers from Tax Prep Companies on Abuses of Taxpayer Privacy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Representative Katie Porter (D-Calif.) sent letters to five tax preparation companies—H&R Block, TaxAct, TaxSlayer, Ramsey Solutions, and Intuit—that recently received notices of penalty offenses from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding the misuse of … Continue Reading


October 26, 2023

At Hearing, Senator Warren Highlights Need for National Paid Leave Program

Washington, D.C. — At a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Jocelyn Frye, President of the National Partnership for Women & Families, on the overwhelming economic benefits of paid leave programs for workers, businesses, and families, including the success of the state-level program in Massachusetts. Senator Warren also called for a national paid leave program to help increase labor force participation and ease the burden of women … Continue Reading


October 25, 2023

In Response to Lawmakers’ Request Air Force Provides Updates on Progress of MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s West Lab Project

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), along with Representatives Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), Lori Trahan (D-Mass.), and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), today released a letter from the Air Force, sharing construction completion timelines, cost estimates, and confirming the Department of the Air Force’s commitment to continue working in partnership “to meet these critical requirements in a timely, efficient, and cost effective manner.” “Massachusetts has … Continue Reading


October 25, 2023

Warren Chairs Banking Subcommittee Field Hearing in Lowell, Highlights Impacts of Federal Infrastructure Funding for Massachusetts

Warren and Markey Joined By Massachusetts Governor Healey, Local Union and Education Leaders, and Officials from Federal Departments of Energy and Transportation  Video of Hearing Boston, MA - In case you missed it, on Friday, October 20, 2023, chairing a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy, held at UMass Lowell, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) highlighted how historic federal infrastructure funding she has fought for has … Continue Reading


October 25, 2023

Senators Warren, Durbin, Lawmakers Call on Corizon Health, Inc. to Answer for Abuse of Bankruptcy System, Evasion of Liability after Years of Corporate Wrongdoing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, along with Senators Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sent a letter to Corizon Health, Inc.-affiliated companies Tehum Care Services, Inc. and YesCare Corporation (together, “Corizon”), condemning Corizon’s use of the Texas Two-Step … Continue Reading


October 19, 2023

Warren, Murphy, Lawmakers Call for Humanitarian Aid to Address Emergency Needs in Gaza

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism, led 32 of their Senate colleagues in urging the Biden administration to lead the international community in contributing to the United Nations’ emergency appeal of $294 million to address the immediate humanitarian needs in the West Bank and Gaza. “As a result of … Continue Reading


October 19, 2023

At Hearing, Senator Warren Highlights Costs of a New Nuclear Arms Race, Need for Crypto Crackdown to Stop Nuclear Proliferation

Washington, D.C. — At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Madelyn Creedon, Chair of the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States, about the report’s failure to include cost estimates and recommendations for cuts to pay for new nuclear weapons programs. Senator Warren also spoke to the threat posed by cryptocurrency, noting that half of North Korea’s missile program is paid for through crypto … Continue Reading


October 18, 2023

At Hearing, Warren Slams Giant Medicare Advantage Insurers for Using Taxpayer Dollars to Trick Patients and Deny Care

Washington, D.C. - At a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out giant Medicare Advantage (MA) insurers for using deceptive marketing tactics to lure seniors into the wrong plans and drown out competition from smaller insurers that may offer better coverage. Senator Warren called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to act within the fullest extent of its authority to crack down on MA insurers that game the system to … Continue Reading


October 18, 2023

Warren, Markey, and Shaheen Urge Secretary of State Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to do Everything Possible to Assist U.S. Citizens Fleeing Gaza Strip

  Boston, MA - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) wrote a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan urging them to do everything possible to provide assistance to U.S. citizens fleeing the Gaza Strip, including constituents from New England. In the letter, the Senators expressed concern about Americans who remain in Israel and Gaza, including a family from Medway, Massachusetts … Continue Reading

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