Press Releases

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


March 21, 2020

Senator Warren Calls on Amazon, Walmart, and McDonalds to Ensure Workers Have Immediate Access to Emergency Paid Leave during COVID-19 Outbreak

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent letters to Amazon, Walmart, and McDonalds, seeking information about the steps each are taking to ensure that all employees of the companies and their franchisees, subsidiaries, contractors, and subcontractors have access to paid sick leave and adequate health and safety protections during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The senator called on each company to adopt the paid sick leave policy laid … Continue Reading


March 21, 2020

Schumer, Warren, And Wyden Unveil Plan To Increase Benefits By $200 Per Month For All Social Security Beneficiaries

Washington, D.C.- Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) today unveiled a plan to increase by $200 the monthly benefit for all Social Security, Veterans, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries through the end of 2021, which would improve the lives of millions of Americans and help our economy stabilize and recover from the national emergency caused by the spread of the … Continue Reading


March 21, 2020

Warren Once Again Urges Trump Administration to Issue Executive Order to Federal Agencies: Federal Employees Should Utilize All Telework Capabilities Where Possible

Boston, MA -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) today released the following statement once again calling on the Trump Administration to heed public health experts' advice on social distancing and issue clear directions to Federal Government agencies to utilize all telework capabilities for their employees to the maximum extent possible."Federal employees in Massachusetts and across the country are reaching out to my office expressing fear and frustration as they are forced … Continue Reading


March 21, 2020

Senator Warren, Congressman Doggett, & Congressional Progressive Caucus Leaders Pocan & Jayapal, Continue Call for Conditions on Corporate Bailouts in Next Stimulus Bill

Senator Warren was the first to propose a specific set of strings be attached to bailouts and has released draft legislative text; Chairmen Doggett and DeFazio led letter calling for similar conditions for major corporations signed by 100 House Members; Progressive Caucus Chairs Pocan and Jayapal sent letter to Speaker Pelosi urging worker-centered conditions on bailoutWashington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs … Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Senator Warren Announces New Staff in Washington and Massachusetts Offices

Washington, DC --- Senator Elizabeth Warren today announced new staff in her Washington and Massachusetts offices. Jon Donenberg will rejoin the office as Chief of Staff. Jon was Senior Advisor and Policy Director for Warren’s presidential campaign. He served as Warren’s Legislative Director in her Senate office from 2013 to 2018. Before joining Warren’s office, Jon served as Chief Counsel to Sen. Richard Blumenthal and as a health law advisor to Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) on the House … Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Warren, Mass. Lawmakers Urge Congress to Include Funding for Community Development Block Grant in COVID-19 Stimulus

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), along with 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), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), sent a letter to Congressional leadership urging them to include robust funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community … Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Lawmakers Again Urge Internet Governing Body to Block Private Equity Firm Ethos Capital from Taking Over the .ORG Internet Domain Name Registry

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Representative Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.) sent a follow-up letter to the leadership of global Internet governance body the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), urging them to block the Internet Society's (ISOC) proposed sale of the Public Interest Registry (PIR) and its contract to operate the .ORG internet domain … Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Warren, Sanders, Pressley, Davis Lead 165 Members of Congress in Calling for Billions in Community Health Center Funding to Tackle Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, DC — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.) led 165 lawmakers in calling on House and Senate leadership to dramatically increase long-term funding for community health centers (CHCs) in the third coronavirus legislative package being drafted by Congress to address the immediate economic and public-health emergency needs caused by the pandemic.“Given the severity of the COVID-19 … Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Warren Raises Concerns that Leveraged Lending Market Could Escalate Risks to Financial System as Coronavirus Outbreak Continues to Rattle Markets

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, who also serves as Chair of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), requesting information about the leveraged lending market and the risks these loans pose to the financial system as global financial and economic conditions deteriorate amid the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). FSOC is tasked with … Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Senators Warren and Markey Urge FCC to Take Emergency Action to Ensure Students, Workers, and Patients Have Equal Access to the Internet during COVID-19 Outbreak

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging the agency to take emergency action to address broadband internet accessibility for students, workers, and patients, and ensure equal access to the internet during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. “[T]he government and private sector must do as much as possible on a comprehensive basis to assist … Continue Reading


March 19, 2020

Mass. Lawmakers Seek Update from HHS on Commonwealth's Request for Personal Protective Equipment from Strategic National Stockpile

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) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), wrote to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting an update on the status of the Massachusetts … Continue Reading


March 19, 2020

Schumer, Murray, Brown, And Warren Unveil Bold, New Plan To Cancel Student Loan Payments For Duration Of Coronavirus Emergency And Provide Minimum $10K Payoff For All Federal Student Loan Borrowers

New Proposal Would Authorize Congress To Make Monthly Payments On Behalf Of Borrowers For Duration Of National Emergency And Be Followed By 3-Month Grace Period At Program Termination Schumer, Murray, Brown, And Warren: Borrowers Need Immediate Relief From Financial Strain Of Student Loan Debt Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Federal Gov’t Must Cancel Payments, Provide Minimum $10K Payoff Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Committee on Health, Education, … Continue Reading


March 18, 2020

Massachusetts Set to Receive $1.08 Billion in Medicaid Funding Under Federal Coronavirus Stimulus Package

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) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), today announced that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will receive an estimated $1.08 billion in new Medicaid funding under … Continue Reading

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