Press Releases

April 29, 2020

Senators Warren and Markey, and Reps. Moulton and Keating Demand Immediate Guidance for Fisheries Disaster Assistance Funding During Coronavirus Emergency

Washington, DC - Today, Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Representatives William Keating (MA-09) and Seth Moulton (MA-06) called for the Department of Commerce to immediately issue guidance for how the fishing and seafood industries can access the designated $300 million in relief funds included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. In their letter to the Commerce Department, the Massachusetts lawmakers report that it appears … Continue Reading


April 29, 2020

Warren, Hirono, Harris, Murphy to USDA: College Students Need Access to SNAP During Pandemic

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai'i), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to immediately reconsider its blanket denial of waiver requests and allow college students continued access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits if they have become unemployed due to the pandemic. In their letter, the senators noted that many college … Continue Reading


April 29, 2020

Backed by Large Group of Senate Colleagues, Warren and Smith Press to Include $50 Billion Child Care Bailout in Next Coronavirus Relief Package

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) led 29 of their Senate colleagues in calling on Senate leadership to include their plan for a $50 billion child care bailout in the next coronavirus relief package, saying it is indispensable part of the nation's response to the pandemic. Earlier this month, Senators Warren and Smith unveiled their plan to stabilize the child care system, keep providers in business, and ensure parents are … Continue Reading


April 29, 2020

Senators Warren, Casey, Gillibrand, Brown, Hassan, Duckworth, and Colleagues Urge House and Senate Leadership to Prioritize the Needs of People with Disabilities in the Next COVID-19 Package

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) and Senate Aging Committees, along with Senators Bob Casey (D-Pa.), a member of the HELP Committee and Ranking Member of the Aging Committee, Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), sent a letter urging House and Senate leadership to prioritize the needs of people with disabilities as … Continue Reading


April 29, 2020

Massachusetts Medicare Providers Awarded Additional $163 Million in CARES Act Relief

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), Joseph P. Kennedy (D-MA-04), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-06), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), today announced that Massachusetts health care providers will receive an additional $163,555,426 under the Coronavirus Aid, … Continue Reading


April 28, 2020

Warren, Murray, Peters, Colleagues Demand Answers From Trump Administration on Efforts to Protect Federal Workers During Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, along with Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Ranking Member of the Senate HELP Committee, and Senator Gary C. Peters (D-Mich.), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, led 19 of their Senate colleagues in writing to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) … Continue Reading


April 28, 2020

Warren, Markey, Trahan Call on CMS to Increase Oversight of Life Care Centers of America, Other Nursing Homes to Protect Workers and Residents

Washington, DC - Yesterday, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), wrote to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting that additional oversight measures be put into place to protect staff and residents of Life Care Centers of America (LCCA) and other nursing home facilities from COVID-19. The letter cites the failure of the company’s corporate leadership to alert local officials to the rapid … Continue Reading


April 28, 2020

Sens. Warren and King Seek Strong Funding for Pandemic Threat Detection Programs Under USAID

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Angus King (I-Maine) sent a letter to Senate appropriators urging them to include robust funding in the fiscal year 2021 appropriations bill for programs within the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to strengthen global health security, particularly with respect to emerging zoonotic epidemic threats."The global public health crisis caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic … Continue Reading


April 28, 2020

Warren and Colleagues Urge Administration to Allow Eligible Immigrants to Complete Naturalization Process

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) along with Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and a group of 11 colleagues in a letter to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which has suspended live interviews and U.S. Citizenship Oath of Allegiance Ceremonies during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, urging the Administration to implement technological solutions that will … Continue Reading


April 28, 2020

Warren, Khanna Lead Letter to Congressional Leadership to Include Essential Workers Bill of Rights in Next Relief Package

Read the letter here Read the Essential Worker Bill of Rights hereWashington, DC -- Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17), and over 50 additional members sent their proposal for an Essential Workers Bill of Rights to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA-12), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). The lawmakers urged Congressional leadership to … Continue Reading


April 28, 2020

Warren, Ocasio-Cortez to Introduce Pandemic Anti-Monopoly Act

Read one-pager hereWashington, DC - Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY- 14) announced plans to introduce the Pandemic Anti-Monopoly Act to impose a moratorium on risky mergers and acquisitions -- and stop large corporations from exploiting the pandemic to engage in harmful mergers and strengthen the federal government's ability to respond effectively to future crises. Legislative text to come. "As we fight to save livelihoods and … Continue Reading


April 27, 2020

Warren, Hirono, Harris, Colleagues Blast Defense Secretary Esper Over DoD's Failure to Adequately Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), along with Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), sent a letter to Defense … Continue Reading


April 27, 2020

Senator Warren Joins Colleagues to Urge the Trump Administration to Deliver Critical COVID-19 Relief to Minority and Underserved Businesses

Washington, DC -- Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), along with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Banking Committee, and fellow Committee members Senators Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Doug Jones (D-Ala.), in pushing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to make sure that minority … Continue Reading


April 27, 2020

Senators Warren and Schatz Urge Credit Reporting Agencies to Protect Consumers During the Economic Crisis Triggered by COVID-19

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i) sent a letter to three major credit reporting agencies (CRAs) -- Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax -- about the actions they are taking to ensure that Americans affected by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic won't have permanent negative damage to their credit scores that will prevent them from recovering from the crisis financially. Their letter urges CRAs to ensure consumers' … Continue Reading


April 27, 2020

Warren and Blumenthal to Medical Equipment Wholesalers: Explain Your Role in the Jared Kushner-Led "Project Air Bridge" that Failed to to Provide Critical Supplies for States' COVID-19 Responses

Senators' letter cites multiple reports of seizures of supplies by federal officials and political favoritism, cronyism, and price-gouging via third-party sellersLetters to Project Air Bridge Companies (PDFs)Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Ct.) today sent letters to the six major medical wholesalers or distribution companies involved in the Trump administration's opaque medical supply chain management project known … Continue Reading


April 27, 2020

Warren Joins Bennet, Menendez, Colleagues to Call on DeVos to Reverse Course and Allow DACA Students to Access Emergency Financial Aid Secured in CARES Act

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), along with a group of 25 colleagues, in calling on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students to access emergency financial aid grant funding secured in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. “DACA recipients came to this country as children and make extraordinary … Continue Reading


April 24, 2020

Warren and Velázquez: SBA and Treasury Inspector Generals Must Investigate Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Small Business Loan Program

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chairwoman of the House Committee on Small Business, Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-NY-07) wrote to the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury Department Inspector Generals (IG) requesting a broad investigation into the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). "The PPP was intended to help the small businesses that form the backbone of our economy, and has now been provided over $650 … Continue Reading


April 24, 2020

Warren Joins Menendez in Urging White House Coronavirus Taskforce to Ensure Persons with Limited English Proficiency and Disabilities Have Accessible COVID-19 Information

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) in a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, calling on the White House Coronavirus Task Force to ensure persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) and persons with disabilities can access accurate information and updates on COVID-19. This includes information on benefits and programs included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Family First Response … Continue Reading


April 24, 2020

Sen. Warren and Homeland Security Committee Chairman Thompson Call for Watchdog Investigation into Border Wall Cronyism

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) sent a letter to the Acting Inspector General of the Department of Defense (DOD), urging an investigation into the recent decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to award a $569 million no-bid contract to BFBC, a company led by a Republican campaign donor, to build a section of … Continue Reading


April 24, 2020

Warren Joins Bipartisan Group of Colleagues in Call for Relief for Rural Broadcasters, Local Newspapers During Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren joined Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Steve Daines (R-Minn.), along with 73 senators, in calling for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Russell Vought to take steps to support local radio and television broadcasters and local newspapers--including those in Massachusetts--during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Their letter urges OMB to coordinate with federal agencies to increase advertisement … Continue Reading

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