Press Releases

February 25, 2021

Warren Joins Congresswoman Porter in Reintroducing Bill to Reduce Violence Against Individuals with Mental Illness and Disabilities

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.), Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.), Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Penn.), Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) along with 57 Representatives reintroduced legislation to reduce violence against individuals with mental illness and disabilities. The Mental Health Justice Act would make it easier for state and local governments … Continue Reading

February 24, 2021

At Senate Finance Committee Hearing, HHS Secretary Nominee Xavier Becerra Commits to Improving Health Equity Data in COVID Vaccine Distribution and Across Our Health Systems

Washington, DC - In a Senate Finance Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Xavier Becerra, the nominee to be Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), on his commitment to address structural racism in our health systems and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Attorney General Becerra committed to improve data collection for COVID-19 vaccine distribution, and to help address health inequities in the treatment of chronic conditions, … Continue Reading

February 24, 2021

At Warren, Booker, Wyden, and Lee, Request, Federal Research Agency Will Review the Use of Race-Based Algorithms in Medical Practice

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), released the following statement regarding the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) approving their request to review the use of race-based clinical algorithms in standard medical practices:"The COVID-19 pandemic and its disproportionate impact on communities of color have laid bare that racism is a public health crisis. We … Continue Reading

February 24, 2021

Senators Warren, Booker, Gillibrand, and Colleagues Urge the Biden Administration to Establish an Office of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Wellbeing Within the Domestic Policy Council

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), along with Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris supporting the establishment of an Office of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Wellbeing (OSRHW) within the Domestic Policy Council at the White House that would … Continue Reading

February 23, 2021

Senator Warren Introduces Wally Adeyemo, Nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, to the Senate Finance Committee

Washington, DC - In a Senate Finance Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced Mr. Wally Adeyemo, the nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, who served as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) first chief of staff. During today's Finance Committee hearing, Senator Warren questioned Mr. Adeyemo's commitment to issuing new Special Drawing Rights to provide low income countries with the resources they need to fight the pandemic and … Continue Reading

February 23, 2021

At Banking Hearing, Fed Chair Powell Agrees with Senator Warren that Inequality Stunts Our Economic Growth

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on the effects of our country's extreme wealth inequality. In response to Senator Warren, Chairman Powell agreed that inequality weighs our economy down and stunts our economic growth. To address extreme wealth inequality, level the playing field, and help build an economy that works for everyone, Senator Warren has announced plans … Continue Reading

February 22, 2021

Senators Warren and Markey Release Statement on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's Homelands

Boston, MA - Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey released the following joint statement after the Biden Administration withdrew its appeal in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in the case Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe v. Bernhardt. "This is a major victory for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, and for justice. We have proudly stood with the Tribe throughout its fight to preserve the reservation, but their ancestral homelands should never have … Continue Reading

February 22, 2021

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Calls on FEMA to Support Massachusetts Request for Vaccination Center Pilot Partnership Program

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), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) and Jake Auchincloss (D-MA-04), sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in support of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' request for … Continue Reading

February 22, 2021

Senators Warren, Markey, and Representative Lynch Urge FERC Grant Rehearing Request for Weymouth Compressor Station

Washington, D.C. -  Last week, U.S. Senator Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Representative Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.) to the Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) urging the expeditious approval of the rehearing request for the in-service certificate issued for the Weymouth compressor station. The Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station (FRRACS) request for a rehearing was initially denied, but on January 19, the FERC ruled the … Continue Reading

February 19, 2021

Warren Joins Baldwin, Shaheen, and Colleagues in Calling for Increased Opioid and Substance Use Disorder Funding in President Biden's Budget Proposal

Washington, D.C - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), along with other Senate colleagues, in urging President Biden to request robust funding and increase the federal investment in our nation's response to the ongoing opioid and substance use disorder (SUD) epidemic. "Despite the strong federal investment in the past few years, the opioid and SUD epidemic continues to evolve and ravage communities across … Continue Reading

February 18, 2021

Warren Joins Menendez, Sánchez and Colleagues in Introducing Bicameral U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 to Overhaul American Immigration System

Bill Text WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D- Calif.) today in introducing the bicameral U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, President Biden's bold, inclusive, and humane framework for the future of the United States immigration system. "Even before the cruelty of the last four years, our country desperately needed to take big, bold steps for an immigration system that reflects our values. By … Continue Reading

February 18, 2021

At Banking Hearing, President of the Amalgamated Transit Union Agrees: It's Time to Protect Essential Workers and Raise the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned John Costa, the International President of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) -- the largest labor union representing transit and allied workers in the U.S. and Canada. In response to her questions, Mr. Costa agreed that we need to protect essential workers, improve their opportunities, and raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Senator Warren once again called for an … Continue Reading

February 18, 2021

Warren Joins Peters and Colleagues in Pressing Postmaster General to Restore On-Time Delivery and Stop Harmful Changes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and 32 of their colleagues in pressing Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on persistent mail delays and what action he is taking to restore on-time mail delivery. "Our constituents have experienced missed paychecks and court notices, delayed critical prescriptions, an inability to reach small business customers and suppliers, lost rent … Continue Reading

February 18, 2021

Senator Warren Questions Citadel's Relationship With Robinhood Amid GameStop Controversy

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter to Kenneth Griffin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Citadel, raising questions about the relationship between Citadel and Robinhood, how Citadel profits from their arrangements, and whether these kinds of relationships create an uneven playing field that harms individual investors.Citadel Securities, … Continue Reading

February 18, 2021

Senator Warren to FINRA in Wake of Robinhood Controversy: How Will You Level the Playing Field for Individual Investors?

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the self-regulatory organization that licenses and regulates broker-dealers, asking how FINRA will respond to Robinhood's role in recent market volatility, its decision to cut off customers' trading, and the broader concerns about market fairness that … Continue Reading

February 17, 2021

Warren Joins Clark and Members of Massachusetts Delegation in Urging Governor Baker to Develop Centralized Vaccine Pre-Registration System

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark along with Senator Edward Markey and Representatives James P. McGovern, Lori Trahan, Jake Auchincloss, Seth Moulton, Ayanna Pressley, Stephen F. Lynch, and William Keating, sent a letter to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker expressing concern regarding the absence of a centralized vaccine pre-registration system and urged the Governor to act with the requisite urgency to develop and implement a … Continue Reading

February 17, 2021

Warren and Schumer Statement on Why President Biden Can And Should Take Executive Action to Cancel Up to $50,000 in Student Loan Debt

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today released the following statement on student debt cancellation:"Presidents Obama and Trump used their executive authority to cancel student loan debt. The Biden administration has said it is reviewing options for cancelling up to $50,000 in student debt by executive action, and we are confident they will agree with the standards Obama and Trump used as well as leading legal … Continue Reading

February 17, 2021

NEW: Warren Shares New Details on Robinhood's Controversial Actions During GameStop-fueled Market Volatility

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, today released Robinhood's response to her February 2, 2021 letter requesting answers on the company's decision to abruptly halt customers' trading and other controversial actions during the market volatility related to trading of GameStop shares.Senator Warren also released the following statement: "Robinhood's response … Continue Reading

February 12, 2021

Warren Joins Durbin, Duckworth, and Colleagues In Introducing Legislation To Implement and Expand Online SNAP Purchasing Nationwide

"The Expanding SNAP Options Act would provide funding for the creation of a universal online and app-based portal to make access to nutritious foods from the full variety of SNAP retailers possible and easy to navigate for consumers."WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and eight of their senate colleagues in introducing a bill to address hunger needs during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond by requiring the … Continue Reading

February 12, 2021

Senators Warren, Brown, and Van Hollen Urge SEC to Strengthen and Enforce Insider Trading Rule

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) urging the agency to review and consider reforming policies regarding 10b5-1 plans, which are designed to prevent insider trading. Their letter raises new evidence indicating that executives are abusing these plans to obtain … Continue Reading

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