Press Releases

August 21, 2020

ICYMI: Warren Tweets on Trump Megadonor-Turned Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Testifying Before Congress

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tweeted the following regarding Trump megadonor-turned Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifying before Congress. DeJoy will testify before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee today and before the House Oversight Committee on Monday. Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren Trump megadonor & Postmaster General Louis DeJoy will testify in the Senate this morning about the policy changes he's made to sabotage … Continue Reading


August 20, 2020

Warren, Casey Open Investigation into Delays in Mail-Order Prescriptions Resulting from Postal Service Sabotage by Trump Administration

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Aging and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP), and Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Ranking Member of the Senate Aging Committee and HELP Committee member, requested information from five of the largest mail-order pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) about any delays or other problems with mail-order deliveries of medications as a result of operational changes at the United States Postal … Continue Reading


August 20, 2020

Warren Requests CARES Act Oversight Committee Investigate Trump Administration's Decision to Award Kodak a $765 Million Contract as Part of COVID-19 Response

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) formally requested that the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) conduct an investigation into the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation's (DFC) decision to award a $765 million taxpayer-funded loan to Kodak to produce generic pharmaceuticals, including the unproven and ineffective drug Hydroxychloroquine. Kodak had no pharmaceutical manufacturing experience -- and the loan was awarded through an … Continue Reading


August 19, 2020

Warren, Smith, and Murphy Call on Health Agencies To Require "Complete, Transparent, and Timely National Reporting of COVID-19 Cases" on College Campuses

Washington, DC - United States Senators and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee members Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), wrote to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requesting that the agencies issue detailed guidance for colleges and universities for reporting COVID-19 cases. Their letter also asks how the federal health agencies plan to study … Continue Reading


August 19, 2020

Warren, Tlaib Question College Housing Developer on Prioritizing Profits over Students' Health & Safety Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) wrote to the Corvias Group questioning why the private company pressed for fewer restrictions on reopening of on-campus college housing and residential facilities, and reportedly put profits above public health during the COVID-19 pandemic for the colleges and universities at which it owns and manages student housing. Corvias has student housing agreements with the University … Continue Reading


August 19, 2020

GAO Accepts Warren, Brown, and Sanders’ Request to Investigate For-Profit Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee, and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, applauded the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for agreeing to their June 16, 2020 request to investigate the operations of commercial Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), the private, for-profit … Continue Reading


August 18, 2020

Sens. Warren and Markey, Rep. Trahan Call on Expected New Brooks Brothers Owner to Maintain Haverhill Manufacturing Jobs

Boston, MA - Today, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) sent a letter to the expected new owner of Brooks Brothers asking that the company keep open the Southwick facility in Haverhill, Massachusetts. The recent bankruptcy of Brooks Brothers terminated the jobs of more than 400 jobs at the facility, and many of these workers are members of UNITE HERE 187. The expected owners, Authentic Brands Group, has previously purchased two … Continue Reading


August 18, 2020

Trump COVID-19 Watch

Washington, DC - Elizabeth Warren is continuing her oversight of the Trump Administration's COVID-19 response. We're seeing COVID-19 death tolls of more than 1,000 Americans per day, and unemployment rates are at the highest levels in decades. President Donald Trump's failure to lead has allowed the virus to spread and put millions of Americans' lives and livelihoods at risk. Senator Warren criticized the CDC for declining to use its authority to stem the surge of COVID-19 as it spreads … Continue Reading


August 18, 2020

In Case You Missed It: Senator Warren and Shannon Liss-Riordan CNBC Op-Ed: Gig Economy Companies Deny Workers Their Rights

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and labor lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan wrote an op-ed on CNBC.com about ending worker misclassification and putting power in the hands of workers during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.Read the full op-ed here. Key sections below: The coronavirus pandemic has delivered a one-two punch to American workers - a public health emergency paired with a brutal economic crisis. Our country has lost millions of jobs and has … Continue Reading


August 17, 2020

Warren, Reed, Leahy, Durbin, Markey, Brown, Sanders, Coons, Merkley, Wyden, Carper Statement on the Defense Department's Response to Their Inquiry About COVID-19 Preparedness at Guantanamo Bay Prison

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), … Continue Reading


August 17, 2020

Warren, Schumer, Peters, Sanders & Colleagues Call on Postal Board of Governors to Immediately Reverse Changes Made by Trump Megadonor Turned Postmaster General Louis DeJoy That Have Degraded and Delayed Postal Service Operations

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Senator Gary Peters (D-Mich.), and Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), sent a letter to the United States Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors calling on them to immediately use … Continue Reading


August 17, 2020

TRANSCRIPT: Senator Warren Talks About Protecting the USPS on TODAY Show

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was on NBC's TODAY Show to discuss efforts by President Donald Trump and his medagdonor turned Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to undermine the United States Postal Service.A transcript of Senator Warren's remarks is below.TRANSCRIPT:CM: Let's start with what Kristen just left off there. That new poll that's out that shows Vice President Biden with a lead albeit shrinking depending on which poll you're looking at. But … Continue Reading


August 14, 2020

ICYMI: Independent Watchdog Agrees to Lawmakers' Request for Investigation of Postal Service Sabotage and Reported Conflicts of Interest of Trump's Postmaster General Louis DeJoy

ICYMI: Independent Watchdog Agrees to Lawmakers' Request for Investigation of Postal Service Sabotage and Reported Conflicts of Interest of Trump's Postmaster General Louis DeJoyCNN: Exclusive: Postal service inspector general reviewing DeJoy's policy changes and potential ethics conflictsWashington, DC - The United States Postal Service (USPS) Inspector General has agreed to investigate all recent staffing and policy changes put in place under former Trump megadonor and current … Continue Reading


August 14, 2020

Warren, Carper, Whitehouse, Schatz Statement on Facebook's Response to their Inquiry on Deliberate Spread of Climate Disinformation on the Company's Social Media Platforms

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); Tom Carper (D-Del.), Ranking Member of the Environment & Public Works Committee and member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee; Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), member of the Environment and Public Works and Judiciary Committees; and Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), Chair of the Democratic Special Committee on the Climate Crisis and member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; released … Continue Reading


August 14, 2020

Warren, Brown and Cortez Masto Urge Treasury Department Inspector General to Investigate Reports that OCC Officials Shelved Investigations of Banks Engaging in Discriminatory Lending Practices and Redlining

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection; Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Banking Committee; and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), a member of the Banking Committee, urged the U.S. Treasury Department Inspector General to investigate allegations that Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) … Continue Reading


August 14, 2020

As COVID-19 Spreads Out of Control, CDC Declines to Use Authority to Stem the Surge

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, released a statement following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) weak and inadequate response on using its broad legal authority to implement and enforce public health measures under the Public Health Service Act, which gives the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the CDC Director significant authority to … Continue Reading


August 13, 2020

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Asks Census Bureau to Confirm Commitment to Utilizing College and University Directory Info in Final Census Count

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), 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), sent a letter to the U.S. Census Bureau requesting they commit to utilizing college and university directory information that … Continue Reading


August 13, 2020

Warren Urges SEC to Require Climate Risk Disclosures to Address Financial and Economic Threats Posed by Climate Change

 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding recent reports of climate-related financial risks, and concerns raised by investors, about the lack of mandatory climate disclosures. Senator Warren urged the SEC to require public companies to disclose standard information about their climate-related risks, and take other actions required by her Climate Risk … Continue Reading


August 12, 2020

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Requests FEMA's Plans to Centralize and Stabilize the Supply and Distribution Chains for PPE

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), 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), sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reiterate ongoing concerns regarding access to personal … Continue Reading


August 11, 2020

Warren, Markey Request Update on CDC’s Efforts to Support State and Local Public Health Efforts to Control the Spread of EEE Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

  Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) wrote to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requesting an update on the agency’s efforts to prevent and control the spread of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The senators’ letter comes after Massachusetts officials confirmed the first in-state human case of the season last week.  EEE, a rare virus that causes swelling in the brain, is one of the most deadly mosquito-borne … Continue Reading

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