Press Releases

December 16, 2020

Senator Warren Criticizes FDIC Rule on Brokered Deposits

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, today released the following statement criticizing the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for issuing a final rule on brokered deposits that poses serious risk to the financial system:"Following a multi-year effort to weaken key safety and soundness rules put in place after the 2008 financial crisis, Trump-appointed regulators have now … Continue Reading


December 16, 2020

Senators Warren and Markey Convene Bipartisan Advisory Committee on Nomination of United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today announced they will convene a bipartisan advisory committee to review and provide recommendations on U.S. Attorney candidates for the District of Massachusetts. Candidates interested in applying for the U.S. Attorney position must submit their applications to the Advisory Committee by December 24, 2020.The Advisory Committee on United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts … Continue Reading


December 15, 2020

Warren, Markey, Keating Joint Statement on Attorney General Maura Healey's Investigation Into the May 1, 2020 Incident at Bristol County Jail

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representative William Keating (D-MA-09) released a joint statement on Attorney General Maura Healey's investigation into the violent events of May 1, 2020 at the C. Carlos Carreiro Immigration Detention Center, Unit B, Bristol County Sheriff's office. "The thorough investigation by the Office of Attorney General Healey compiled significant evidence that the Bristol County Sheriff's … Continue Reading


December 15, 2020

Warren to Outgoing SEC Chair: Delay Rushed, Lame Duck Resource Extraction Rule Until Corruption and Transparency Concerns Can Be Addressed

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to outgoing Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Jay Clayton urging the SEC to delay the rushed, lame duck vote on its final Resource Extraction Rule, expected Wednesday, December 16th, until the rule can be strengthened. "The current SEC proposal would severely undermine the anti-corruption measures included in Dodd-Frank, and the Commission should conduct a full and complete analysis of the … Continue Reading


December 14, 2020

Warren Investigation Finds Pervasive Conflicts of Interest and Rubber Stamp Approvals by the Nation's Largest Accreditor of Private Prisons and Immigration Detention Centers

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released the findings of the May 2019 investigation she opened into the American Correctional Association (ACA) -- the nation's largest accreditor of prisons and immigration detention Facilities -- and its relationship with the three largest private prison companies that receive ACA accreditation: CoreCivic, GEO Group (GEO), and Management & Training Corporation (MTC). Her investigation confirms that the deeply … Continue Reading


December 14, 2020

Warren, DeLauro, Pocan and Lee, Blast NLRB Members Admitting They Would Defy Recusal Guidance from Ethics Officials

William J. Emanuel Response | Marvin E. Kaplan Response | Lauren McFerran Response John F. Ring Response on Behalf of Board | John F. Ring Individual ResponseWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) Chairwoman of the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), and Barbara Lee … Continue Reading


December 14, 2020

Warren, Democrats Press Trump Administration On Decision Not to Pre-Order More Doses of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, Need for Transparent Plan Going Forward

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Patty Murray (D-Wash.), ranking member of the HELP Committee, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, and 15 of their Democratic Senate colleagues, in a letter to Dr. Moncef Slaoui, Chief Advisor of Operation Warp Speed, and General Gustave Perna, Chief Operating Officer of Operation Warp Speed, asking … Continue Reading


December 11, 2020

Warren Urges Senate Leaders to Adopt Bill to Address Health Inequity in the COVID-19 Relief Package

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-K.Y) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) urging them to ensure the next COVID-19 relief package includes her bill - first introduced by Representative Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) - the COVID Community Care Act, which provides grants to faith-based and community organizations, as well as funding to the Indian Health Service, to conduct testing, contact … Continue Reading


December 10, 2020

At Warren, Pressley Request, Independent Watchdog Agrees to Investigate Racial Inequity in Pandemic Response

Response from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) hereLawmakers Initial Request hereWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, released the following statement regarding GAO approving their request to investigate how COVID-19 relief funds have been distributed … Continue Reading


December 09, 2020

Senators Warren and Markey Welcome Independent Report on Fort Hood, Urge Immediate Action to Protect Soldiers

Washington D.C. - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Ed Markey (D-Mass) released the following statement upon the release of the report of the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee, which was tasked with investigating the command culture and climate at Fort Hood Army Base, near Killeen, Texas. The report's executive summary reveals pervasive deficiencies in the sexual harassment and assault reporting structure, a lack of clearly … Continue Reading


December 09, 2020

Warren, Castro, Booker, Colleagues Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Require COVID-19 Data Collection in Immigration Detention Facilities

Bill Text | Bill One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-Texas.), Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration, introduced the bicameral COVID-19 in Immigration Detention Data Transparency Act, which would require … Continue Reading


December 09, 2020

At Warren and Baldwin Request, Independent Watchdog Agrees to Investigate Mandatory Work Requirements at Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities Receiving Federal Funding

Response from Government Accountability Office (GAO) HereSenators' Initial Request to GAO HereWashington, DC - At the request of United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has agreed to conduct an independent audit of mandatory vocational requirements at drug … Continue Reading


December 09, 2020

As Nation Grapples With COVID-19 Surge, Warren, Smith Release Their Findings on National Testing Capacity and Pediatric Testing Availability

Text of LetterWashington, 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 Alex Azar, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) summarizing the findings from their investigation into the nation's testing capacity and the availability of pediatric testing and making recommendations for how the federal government can improve national testing … Continue Reading


December 09, 2020

Warren and Nadler Introduce the Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2020

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) introduced the Consumer Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2020, bicameral legislation to simplify and modernize the consumer bankruptcy system to make it easier for individuals and families forced into bankruptcy to get back on their feet. This legislation is co-sponsored by Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and House Antitrust Subcommittee … Continue Reading


December 04, 2020

New Op-Ed: Why We, Elizabeth Warren And Chuck Schumer, Believe The Biden-Harris Administration Should Cancel Up To $50K In Student Debt On Day One

Op-Ed in BlavityWashington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today published an op-ed in Blavity on why the Biden-Harris administration should cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt on day one of their administration and how cancelling student loan debt will help start to close the racial wealth gap. Read the full op-ed here. Key sections below.Why We, Elizabeth Warren And Chuck Schumer, Believe The Biden-Harris Administration … Continue Reading


December 04, 2020

Warren, Pressley Ask Independent Watchdog to Investigate Racial Inequity in Pandemic Response

Text of LetterWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, sent a letter to Gene L. Dodaro, U.S. Comptroller General, requesting a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on how COVID-19 relief funds have been distributed to disproportionately affected communities. The request … Continue Reading


December 03, 2020

Warren, Markey, Kennedy Release Amazon Response to Their Inquiries About High Rate of Serious Injuries Among Warehouse Workers

 Washington, D.C. - On October 14th, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy (D-MA-04) sent Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos a letter expressing concern that, as evidence mounts of unsafe working conditions for Amazon warehouse workers, the company did not make meaningful changes to protect workers, but instead responded by rolling out PR campaigns and appearing to misrepresent workers' injury risk to Congress and the public. An … Continue Reading


December 01, 2020

Warren Joins Warner, Wyden & Colleagues in Requesting Extension of Pandemic Unemployment Programs

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, along with 29 of their colleagues in urging Senate leaders to include in the next COVID-19 relief package an extension of two critical financial lifelines for Americans affected by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis. Currently, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program - which provides … Continue Reading


December 01, 2020

In Senate Banking Hearing, Chairman Powell Agrees with Senator Warren that Student Loan Debt Drags Down Our Economy

Read the Cancel Student Debt Resolution HereWashington, DC - In a Senate Banking Committee hearing today, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell confirmed to United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) that the high level of student debt is a drag on our economy. Chairman Powell agreed that people "weighed down by debt" at a time when unemployment is very high will negatively impact economic activity as people are forced to send money back to the federal government to cover student … Continue Reading


December 01, 2020

Warren, Maloney, Porter Release Findings from First Comprehensive Survey of COVID-19 Outbreaks in Residential Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment Programs

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) and Senate Aging Committees, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), the Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.), a member of Oversight and Reform Committee, released the findings from their investigation into the effects of the novel coronavirus in residential behavioral health and … Continue Reading

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