Press Releases

October 30, 2020

Warren, Carper, Baldwin, and Warner Form Corporate Governance Working Group to Fundamentally Reform the 21st Century American Economy

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) announced the formation of a working group to develop legislative proposals and conduct oversight focused on fundamentally reforming corporate governance. Over the last 30 years, corporate profits have surged while the portion shared with labor has declined, resulting in soaring inequality. The COVID-19 pandemic now ravaging the country has … Continue Reading


October 30, 2020

Warren, Carper, Baldwin, and Warner Form Corporate Governance Working Group to Fundamentally Reform the 21st Century American Economy

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) announced the formation of a working group to develop legislative proposals and conduct oversight focused on fundamentally reforming corporate governance. Over the last 30 years, corporate profits have surged while the portion shared with labor has declined, resulting in soaring inequality. The COVID-19 pandemic now ravaging the country has … Continue Reading


October 29, 2020

Warren Releases New Report: Lawlessness and Disorder: The Corrupt Trump Administration Has Made A Mockery of the Hatch Act

Boston, MA -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released a new report, "Lawlessness and Disorder: The Corrupt Trump Administration Has Made A Mockery of the Hatch Act," which reveals, in comprehensive fashion, the extent to which President Trump and his administration are corruptly pulling the levers of government for partisan political purposes.Senator Warren's 22-page report begins with a central truth about the Trump administration: "Donald Trump is the most … Continue Reading


October 29, 2020

Warren, Baldwin, Smith Request Information on HHS and CDC Efforts to Understand and Respond to Alarming Excess Mortality Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Text of LetterWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), all members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requesting information on what the agencies are doing to understand and respond to the alarming excess mortality rates associated with the COVID-19 … Continue Reading


October 28, 2020

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Asks Census Bureau to Clarify Its Use of College and University Directory Information in Final Census Count

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), urged the U.S. Census Bureau to promptly respond to Massachusetts Secretary of State William F. Galvin's request for … Continue Reading


October 28, 2020

Warren and Smith Call on Agencies To Provide "Complete, Transparent, and Timely National Reporting of COVID-19 Cases" in K-12 Schools

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, ) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, U.S Department of Education (ED) Secretary Betsy DeVos, and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield, urging them to issue detailed guidance for elementary and secondary schools, in coordination with … Continue Reading


October 28, 2020

Warren Shares USPS Board of Governors' Refusal to Disclose Their Personal Financial Ties Or Undo Louis DeJoy's Postal Service Sabotage

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) today released the United States Postal Service Board of Governors' response to her calls for the Board members to release their federal financial disclosure forms in order for the public to rule out potential conflicts of interest, and called for the Board of Governors to immediately reverse Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's changes to Postal Service operations that have resulted in significant mail service delays. Senator … Continue Reading


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

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