Press Releases

May 12, 2020

Warren, Blumenthal, Coons, Jayapal, and Sarbanes Unveil Coronavirus Oversight and Recovery Ethics (CORE) Act

Bill Summary | Discussion Draft Bill TextWashington, DC - Today United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and the Chair of the House Democracy Reform Task Force Representative John Sarbanes (D-MD) introduced a discussion draft of their legislation to ensure stronger oversight, accountability, and transparency in the federal government's … Continue Reading


May 12, 2020

Trump COVID-19 Watch

Washington, DC - Elizabeth Warren is continuing her oversight of the Trump Administration's COVID-19 response. Government delivers best when its actions are fair, transparent and accountable. But President Donald Trump's approach to this crisis doesn't reflect those values.Senator Warren on the latest unemployment numbers: "Trump & his GOP allies still don't have a plan to get us out of this economic disaster. This is a policy failure - and this is a moral failure." Read more … Continue Reading


May 10, 2020

Warren Joins Brown, Waters, Heck on Legislation to Help Renters During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, and Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA) in announcing the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020.The legislation would establish an Emergency Rental Assistance program to provide $100 billion … Continue Reading


May 08, 2020

Warren, Neguse, Pressley and Tlaib Call on Congressional Leadership to Include Robust Funding to Aid the Homeless in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Washington D.C.- Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Representatives Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) in sending a letter urging House and Senate leadership to include $11.5 billion in funding for Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) in the next relief package to aid the nation's homeless population who are experiencing heightened vulnerability during the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter was signed by 73 Members of … Continue Reading


May 08, 2020

Senators Warren and Markey, Rep. Pressley Call for Transparency in Remdesivir, Coronavirus Drug Distribution and to Ensure Drug Reaches Communities Most in Need

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) sent a letter today calling on Vice President Mike Pence and the Secretary of Health and Human Services to immediately explain how the federal government is distributing remdesivir, a drug recently approved to treat COVID-19. Reports from recent days indicate the federal government has started distributing the drug remdesivir, which received an emergency … Continue Reading


May 08, 2020

Warren, Markey, Moulton, and Keating React to $28 Million in Fisheries Disaster Aid for Massachusetts

Washington, DC - Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced plans to distribute $300 million of fisheries disaster funds appropriated in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. NOAA announced that each fishing state, territory, and tribe would receive a maximum allocation of $50 million and a minimum allocation of $1 million. Massachusetts received $28 million, the third-highest award. In 2018, $647.2 million of seafood was landed in … Continue Reading


May 08, 2020

Massachusetts Lawmakers Urge House and Senate Leadership to Provide Financial Support to Massachusetts' Steamship Authority

Washington, DC -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Congressman William Keating (D-MA-09) sent a letter urging the House and Senate leadership to provide financial support to ferry services, like the Steamship Authority (SSA), that have experienced unparalleled economic challenges due to the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic as extensive measures have been taken to prioritize public health, which have led to a significant drop … Continue Reading


May 08, 2020

Warren, Massachusetts Delegation Call on Walmart to Protect Workers in Massachusetts Stores

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) led the entire Massachusetts delegation in seeking information about how Walmart CEO Doug McMillon is addressing the safety and protection of workers in Walmart stores in Massachusetts, and what changes the company is implementing to ensure there are no additional outbreaks in stores across the Commonwealth.An employee at the Walmart store in Worcester tested positive for COVID-19 on April 8. In the next three weeks, 22 more … Continue Reading


May 08, 2020

Senators Warren and Murray Urge FDA to Monitor Potential COVID-19 Medical Products to Ensure the Health and Safety of Americans

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP), and HELP Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has acted to increase the availability of possible coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) treatments, diagnostic tests, and other medical products through emergency use authorizations (EUAs), asking about how the agency is … Continue Reading


May 08, 2020

Warren, Pressley, Sanders, & Over 135 Colleagues Seek Additional Funding for Community Health Centers in Upcoming COVID-19 Stimulus Packages

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), along with Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and over 135 of their colleagues, wrote to congressional leadership urging them to provide at least $77.3 billion for community health centers (CHCs) in upcoming coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) stimulus packages."As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate communities across America, most specifically people of color and low-income … Continue Reading


May 07, 2020

Warren Joins Bipartisan Push to Support Fisherman and Seafood Processors

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, joined Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.), along with a bipartisan group of lawmakers, in pushing to make sure urgently needed federal assistance is delivered to America's fishermen and seafood processors, who have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.In their letter to Senate Majority Leader … Continue Reading


May 07, 2020

Warren Highlights Need to Force President Trump to Use the Defense Production Act and Publicly Manufacture Medical Supplies at HELP Hearing on COVID-19 Testing

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned NIH Director Francis Collins and Acting BARDA Director Gary Disbrow about the federal government's preparedness to provide the critical, basic medical supplies like PPE, cotton swabs, reagents, and more to conduct widespread testing and eventually distribute a vaccine when it's ready. Senator Warren highlighted how the federal government is not prepared to rapidly produce these supplies. She called on … Continue Reading


May 07, 2020

Warren, Schakowsky Call on Trump Administration to Ramp Up Efforts Publicly Manufacture COVID-19 Medical Products

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Chair of the Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, called on the Trump Administration to coordinate its domestic manufacturing efforts to produce COVID-19 medical products and requested information on the federal government's capacity to develop and manufacture … Continue Reading


May 07, 2020

Senator Warren to Secretary Mnuchin: No Bailouts for the Oil and Gas Industry

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressing serious concerns regarding reports that Treasury is considering new programs to bail out oil and gas companies using loans backed by taxpayer funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Response, and Economic Stability (CARES) Act."These companies have contributed to the deterioration of the environment through their emissions, … Continue Reading


May 07, 2020

Warren, Sanders, Booker, Brown & Colleagues Call for More Information from Jeff Bezos on Amazon's Firing of Whistleblowers

Washington, DC - United States Senator Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and their colleagues called on Amazon to provide more information on its discipline and termination policies after reports of at least four workers being fired after publicly raising concerns about safety conditions at Amazon warehouses amid COVID-19. "Given the clear public history of these four workers' advocacy on behalf of health and safety … Continue Reading


May 06, 2020

Warren, Markey, Keating, Kennedy, Colleagues Seek Federal Investigation of Violent Incident at Bristol County Jail

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives William Keating (D-MA-09) and Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), led their colleagues in writing to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL), requesting an investigation of a violent incident involving persons in immigration detention last week at the Bristol County House of … Continue Reading


May 06, 2020

Senators Warren and Van Hollen Urge HHS to Fully Utilize Public Health Service Commissioned Corps to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) sent a letter to the Surgeon General and the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding efforts to fully utilize the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers to combat the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and urging the Department to … Continue Reading


May 06, 2020

Warren, Klobuchar Lead Colleagues in Letter to Federal Trade Commission Calling for Protections Against Scams Targeting Small Businesses

Washington, DC -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) led a group of their colleagues in expressing concern to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons about the recent increase in scams targeting small businesses and calling for action to better protect small businesses. The launch of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program has prompted a major increase in the volume of reported scams targeting small … Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

Warren Grills Trump Nominee for Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery in Banking Committee Hearing

SENATOR WARREN: We are in the middle of a public health pandemic crisis that has already killed more than 60,000 people and half a step behind this health crisis is an economic crisis that threatens the security of tens of millions of people across this country. The CARES Act created a $500 billion slush fund for giant corporations and if confirmed as the Special Inspector General, it will be Mr. Miller's job to conduct the oversight of this money and to make sure that it is spent to … Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

Massachusetts Awarded Nearly $4 Million in Emergency Food and Shelter Assistance Under CARES Act

Washington, DC - 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), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), announced that Massachusetts was awarded a total of $3,994,913 under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s Emergency … Continue Reading

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