Press Releases

April 10, 2020

Senators Warren, Duckworth, Hirono Call for Federal Agencies to Address Coronavirus-Related Racist and Xenophobic Attacks Against Asian Americans

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai'i) led a letter urging the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) to issue guidance to federal agencies on preventing and addressing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. There has been no coordinated effort across federal agencies to address this issue. Joining the letter are Senators Maria Cantwell … Continue Reading


April 10, 2020

Warren, Markey, Pressley Call on CMS to Release Demographic Data of Medicare Beneficiaries Treated for COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) calling on the agency to immediately release racial and ethnic data of Medicare beneficiaries who are tested or hospitalized for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)."As preliminary evidence suggests that the coronavirus pandemic is causing disproportionate … Continue Reading


April 09, 2020

Massachusetts Delegations Calls for $70 Billion for Community Health Centers

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and the entire Massachusetts Congressional Delegation in urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Mitch McConnell to pass a minimum of nearly $70 billion in additional funding for community health centers (CHCs) over the next five years. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, CHCs in Massachusetts have begun to furlough staff members in order to continue operations and provide … Continue Reading


April 09, 2020

Warren, Markey Demand Answers from Zoom on How Company Will Protect Students' Safety and Privacy

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Zoom Communications Inc. requesting information on how the videoconferencing platform is protecting the safety and privacy of students who use its service. The senators' letter raises concerns about the platform's security and privacy practices and comes as schools across the country rapidly shift to remote education due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) … Continue Reading


April 08, 2020

New York Times Op-Ed: What Congress Must Do Now to Confront the Coronavirus Crisis

Read the Op-Ed (NYTimes.com)United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) published an op-ed today in The New York Times on what Congress must do now to confront the coronavirus crisis.What Congress Must Do Now to Confront the CoronavirusThe next relief package should include more aid for workers and small businesses, closer oversight of government spending and assurances of free and fair elections.By Elizabeth WarrenApril 8, 2020Congress has passed three coronavirus packages aimed at … Continue Reading


April 08, 2020

Warren Tweets on Small Business Loans: “Eliminate the Cap on Total Relief”

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) posted the following regarding the issues facing the Paycheck Protection Program and small businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic: Small businesses across America are facing collapse. But the program Congress created to help them stay afloat & keep workers on payroll has too little money and too much confusion. We need a new law to fix the program and eliminate the cap on total relief - immediately.— Elizabeth Warren … Continue Reading


April 08, 2020

Warren, Durbin, Colleagues Push Education Department to Target CARES Act Funding to Public and Nonprofit Colleges, Not For-profit Colleges

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), along with Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), sent a letter to the Department of Education (ED), requesting clarification on whether it will allow for-profit colleges to be eligible for funding in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES … Continue Reading


April 08, 2020

Massachusetts Community Health Centers Set to Receive Over $34 Million in Federal CARES Act Funding

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 III (D-MA-04), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded community health centers (CHC) in Massachusetts over $34 … Continue Reading


April 07, 2020

Warren Joins Murray to Release New GAO Report Underscoring Need to Address Maternal Mortality Crisis

Read the GAO Report  Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and released a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on maternal mortality describing how maternal deaths are tracked, trends and disparities in mortality data, and how federal funding is being used to reduce pregnancy-related deaths. Senators Warren and Murray … Continue Reading


April 07, 2020

Warren, Wyden, and Colleagues Urge CDC to Make Public COVID-19 Testing Data to Ensure Effective Response to the Pandemic

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), with 15 colleagues, to request the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) start to publicly report all available information about who is able to access COVID-19 tests. Last month, Senator Warren and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) led their colleagues in urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to collect and publicly release racial and ethnic demographic data on testing and … Continue Reading


April 07, 2020

Senate Democrats Urge Trump Administration to Ensure Workers Receive Unemployment Insurance Benefits as Quickly as Possible

 Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and 34 Democratic colleagues to press the Trump administration to take additional action to ensure Americans out of work receive unemployment insurance as quickly as possible. The senators outline a number of actions the administration should take to help states disburse supercharged unemployment insurance: … Continue Reading


April 07, 2020

Senate Dems to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: Make Sure Americans Experiencing Homelessness Get Coronavirus Relief Payments

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and 26 of their colleagues in pushing to ensure the Trump Administration takes the steps necessary to make certain that people experiencing homelessness receive coronavirus relief payments. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Tuesday, the senators urged him to consider the steep barriers people experiencing homelessness will confront when trying to access the direct stimulus … Continue Reading


April 07, 2020

Senate Dems to HHS: Reopen the ACA Marketplace, Allow More Americans to Get Health Insurance During Covid-19 Pandemic

 Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) joined U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), along with 25 Senate Democrats, on Tuesday in urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reopen the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplace to allow more un- and under-insured Americans to get health insurance as they face potential health issues related to COVID-19. In a letter to the Secretary Alex Azar, the senators … Continue Reading


April 07, 2020

Warren, Brown, Van Hollen, Blumenthal Question Deutsche Bank Over Trump Org's Request to Delay Loan Repayments Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, along with Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), wrote to Deutsche Bank about the Trump Organization's reported request for financial assistance amid the current crisis. They raised concerns about the bank's financial leverage over the President and his family and about the … Continue Reading


April 07, 2020

Warren, Brown, Colleagues Urge Student Loan Companies to Immediately Provide Relief to Private Student Loan Borrowers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee, along with Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Cory A. Booker (D-N.J.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai'i), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), … Continue Reading


April 07, 2020

Senator Warren Publishes Medium Post on Protecting Our Elections During Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) published a Medium post today about how Congress must ensure our elections can proceed safely and securely during the coronavirus pandemic. She laid out four simple steps the government can take to protect the health and safety of America's voters, ensure states are equipped with the resources they need, and strengthen our electoral institutions for the long haul. The full text of the Medium post is available here … Continue Reading


April 06, 2020

Warren, Markey, Lynch Announce Over $2 Million in Federal Funding for Quincy Seawall

Quincy, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representative Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the City of Quincy just over $2 million to fortify the seawall at Adam's Shore and Hough's Neck, which was damaged during the March 2018 Nor'easters."This long-overdue FEMA funding is terrific news and will make a big difference for Quincy as it works to rebuild its seawall, … Continue Reading


April 06, 2020

Warren, Markey Seek Urgent Fix to New Coronavirus Small Business Relief Program

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) today wrote to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to act quickly to ensure small businesses in Massachusetts and across the country get the help they need. Senators Warren and Markey expressed concern that SBA and Treasury have been unable to quickly set up the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) established by the … Continue Reading


April 06, 2020

Vox: Elizabeth Warren has a plan for this, too

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) appeared on the Ezra Klein podcast to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and her plan for responding to it. Podcast (Megaphone)Vox: Elizabeth Warren has a plan for this, too By Ezra Klein April 6, 2020"When you have a plan and people can see it, they can start making their plans," Warren says.In January, Sen. Elizabeth Warren was the first presidential candidate to release a plan for combating coronavirus. In March, she released a second … Continue Reading


April 06, 2020

Mass. Delegation Urges FEMA to Immediately Release Enough Ventilators from the Strategic National Stockpile to Massachusetts as Hospitals Prepare for Surge

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), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), William Keating (D-MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), today wrote to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urging the agency to immediately grant requests submitted by the … Continue Reading

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