Press Releases

March 29, 2020

Senators Markey and Warren Release Statement on the Mashpee Wampanoag Reservation

Boston, MA - Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey released the following joint statement after the Department of the Interior announced the disestablishment of the Mashpee Wampanoag reservation in Massachusetts. “The Mashpee Wampanoag have a right to their ancestral homeland no matter what craven political games the Trump administration tries to play. Disestablishment of the Mashpee Wampanoag reservation would re-open a shameful and painful chapter of American … Continue Reading


March 27, 2020

Mass. Lawmakers Urge Trump to Approve Resources & Benefits for Activated National Guard Personnel

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), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) wrote to President Trump urging him to quickly approve the request made by Governor Charlie Baker to the Department of Defense (DoD) for … Continue Reading


March 27, 2020

Senators Warren and Markey Share Information & Resources for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) today announced new resources that will soon be available to Massachusetts small businesses suffering the economic consequences of the coronavirus health emergency. The outbreak of COVID-19 has dealt a severe financial blow to the more than 669,000 small businesses across the Commonwealth. As non-essential businesses throughout the state are forced to cease in person operations, many of these … Continue Reading


March 27, 2020

Massachusetts Delegation Urges Trump Administration to Approve Commonwealth's Request for Federal Disaster Declaration to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) led the Massachusetts congressional delegation, including Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and 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), in a letter urging the White House to approve the Commonwealth's … Continue Reading


March 27, 2020

Mass. Lawmakers Urge USDA to Fully Reimburse School Districts and After-School Programs Providing Free Meals to Kids During COVID-19 Pandemic

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), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), wrote to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging the USDA to immediately grant additional flexibility to the … Continue Reading


March 27, 2020

Warren and Van Hollen Lead Senators in Urging the State Department to Provide Humanitarian Assistance to the Palestinian People to Fight Coronavirus

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) led a letter to Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo urging him to take every reasonable step to lawfully provide medicine, medical equipment, and other necessary humanitarian assistance to the West Bank and Gaza Strip (Palestinian Territories) to fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic. The senators noted that President Trump has offered assistance to other countries … Continue Reading


March 26, 2020

TRANSCRIPT: Senator Warren Joins Mayor Walsh and Boston Small Business Leaders to Share Details of the Relief Coming in the Latest Legislative Package

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh this morning on a conference call with Boston small business owners to share details of the coming relief for small businesses in the latest legislative package. Senator Warren held a similar call with small businesses across the Commonwealth this afternoon.A transcript of Senator Warren's opening and closing remarks is below.TRANSCRIPT: [Opening Remarks]So thank you so much. Thank you very … Continue Reading


March 26, 2020

Warren, Markey, in Letter to President Trump, Sound Alarm Over Lack of Federal Support for Massachusetts Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to President Trump regarding the dire conditions facing hospitals, health care providers, and first responders in Massachusetts and across the country as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency and the Trump Administration's botched response. The senators' letter follows a Medium post published today by Senator Warren in which she laid out plans for … Continue Reading


March 26, 2020

Senator Warren Publishes Medium Post Calling on Congress to Increase COVID-19 Testing Capacity

Read Medium Post HereWashington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) published a Medium post today in which she laid out several steps Congress should take to increase the supplies of diagnostic testing for COVID-19 and the resources needed to administer them nationwide.The full text of the Medium post is below.Medium Post: Congress Must Move to Rapidly Increase Our Coronavirus Testing Capacity By Senator Elizabeth Warren March 26, 2020Congress is close to finishing … Continue Reading


March 24, 2020

Massachusetts Delegation Asks Census Bureau to Allow Colleges and Universities to Report on All Students Using Administrative Data

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) led the Massachusetts congressional delegation, including Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and 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), in a letter to the U.S. Census Bureau asking them, in the wake of … Continue Reading


March 24, 2020

Warren, Colleagues Demand Answers to Questions About Federal Bureau of Prisons and Private Prison Company's Readiness for Coronavirus Pandemic

Detainees and Staff at GEO Facility Were Quarantined After Employee Tested Positive for COVD-19; Other Outbreaks Have Already Occurred in U.S. FacilitiesLetter to BOP | Letter to GEO GroupWashington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Cory A. Booker (D-N.J.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), Sherrod … Continue Reading


March 23, 2020

Amid Widening Pandemic, Warren Leads Call for Chamber of Commerce to Cease Lobbying Efforts that are Endangering Public Health and the Economic Needs of Millions of Americans

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) sent a letter to the Chamber of Commerce demanding answers as to why the organization is lobbying against President Trump's use of the Defense Production Act -- an extraordinarily powerful tool that would allow him to quickly harness and use America's technological and manufacturing … Continue Reading


March 23, 2020

Mass. Lawmakers Urge Congress to Prioritize Emergency Funding for Students and Colleges in COVID-19 Stimulus

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren, along with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Representatives 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), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), wrote to Congressional leadership urging them to prioritize substantial emergency financial support for students and institutions of higher education in the upcoming … Continue Reading


March 23, 2020

Senator Warren Discusses Coronavirus Bailout Negotiations on MSNBC

Watch the Video HereWashington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) discussed the coronavirus bailout and stimulus negotiations this morning with MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle.A full video of the interview is available here, and a transcript is available below.TRANSCRIPT:Stephanie Ruhle: I want to bring in Massachusetts Democratic senator and former presidential candidate, Senator Elizabeth Warren. Senator, thank you for joining me this morning. Before we get into the … Continue Reading


March 23, 2020

Senators Warren, Markey, Murkowski, Sullivan Call on Senate Leadership to Support Fishermen & Their Families in Coronavirus Response

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), along with Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), in leading a letter to Senate leadership calling for urgent support for fishermen and seafood processors as the fishing industry endures severe economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.Given the vast amount of domestic seafood that is enjoyed in restaurants and exported to international markets, the … Continue Reading


March 22, 2020

TRANSCRIPT: Warren Takes Questions on Coronavirus Bailout and Stimulus Negotiations

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took questions this afternoon regarding the coronavirus bailout and stimulus negotiations taking place in Congress today.A full transcript of her exchange with members of the media is below.Transcript: ELIZABETH WARREN: People are very unhappy about what the Republicans have put forward. They have not given us details, but the overall view is that they want to create a slush fund for giant corporations. No help for … Continue Reading


March 22, 2020

Warren Tweets on Bailout and Stimulus Negotiations

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) issued the following tweets regarding the coronavirus bailout and stimulus negotiations taking place in Congress today: Millions may now lose their jobs. And Trump wants our response to be a half-trillion dollar slush fund to boost favored companies and corporate executives - while they continue to pull down huge paychecks and fire their workers. Here’s what I know and how we stop it:— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) March … Continue Reading


March 22, 2020

Warren Calls for Nationwide Closure of Immigration Courts Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr and Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Director James McHenry urging them to close immigration courts in light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The senator's letter echoes calls by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the National Association of Immigration Judges, and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Professionals Union … Continue Reading


March 21, 2020

Senators Warren, Smith, Casey, Hirono, Kaine & Booker Urge Senate Leaders to Support Child Care in Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and a number of their Senate colleagues—including Sens. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.)—in urging Senate leadership to support child care as part of the third coronavirus stimulus package.“Child care providers are struggling to stay afloat and may be forced out of business permanently. If providers are closed, they do not have … Continue Reading


March 21, 2020

Warren, Brown, and Durbin Lead Senate Colleagues in Urging Congressional Negotiators to Cancel Student Loan Payments and Debt in COVID-19 Response Package

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) sent a letter to Congressional negotiators, urging them to cancel student loan payments and debt in the COVID-19 response package. Joining the letter are Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tammy … Continue Reading

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