Press Releases

August 06, 2020

Warren, Maloney, Porter Ask Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment Facilities What Actions They Are Taking to Protect Residents from COVID-19 Outbreaks

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y), Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.) sent letters to the nation’s largest behavioral health and addiction treatment providers asking a series of questions about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreaks at their facilities and the actions … Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

Trump COVID-19 Watch

Washington, DC - Senator 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 since the Great Depression. 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 called on the SEC to investigate potential insider trading that occurred before … Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

Warren Joins Menendez, Colleagues in Urging Trump Admin to Address Reports of Retaliation among Workers of Color Who Report COVID-19 Workplace Concerns

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), the highest-ranking Latino in Congress, and a group of 19 colleagues in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding reports that workers of color face disproportionate acts of retaliation when reporting workplace concerns related to COVID-19. A recent report by the National Employment Law Project (NELP) … Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

Warren, Waters, Gillibrand Introduce Legislation Requiring the Fed to Close Racial Employment and Wage Gaps

Bill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - Today, 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, Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced legislation to require the Federal Reserve to use its existing authorities to close racial employment and wage … Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

Massachusetts Lawmakers Urge USDA to Extend School Nutrition Waivers Through the End of the 2020-21 School Year

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) sent a letter urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to extend Massachusetts' school nutrition waivers for the … Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

Massachusetts Lawmakers Urge USDA to Extend School Nutrition Waivers Through the End of the 2020-21 School Year

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) sent a letter urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to extend Massachusetts’ school nutrition waivers for the … Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

Federal Bureau of Prisons Tells Lawmakers It Has Implemented Widespread COVID-19 Testing for Incarcerated Individuals at Federal Medical Center Devens

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), along with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-04), are pleased that the Federal Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) decided  to implement widespread COVID-19 testing of all incarcerated individuals at Federal Medical Center Devens (FMC Devens). "The BOP's decision to implement widespread testing for incarcerated individuals is a good step toward mitigating and preventing future outbreaks at FMC … Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

Warren, Maloney, Wyden, DeSaulnier Probe Data Broker's Collection of Data on Black Lives Matter Demonstrators

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.) sent a letter to data broker Mobilewalla regarding a recent report by the company that indicated they were surreptitiously collecting information on Black Lives Matter protesters via their mobile devices. The lawmakers requested information regarding the surveillance of … Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

Warren Calls on SEC to Investigate Potential Insider Trading Before Announcement of Trump Administration's $765 Million COVID-19 Deal with Kodak

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, sent a letter urging U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton to investigate potential insider trading that occurred prior to the Trump administration's public announcement of a Defense Production Act deal with Eastman Kodak Co. (Kodak) to produce generic drug ingredients in response to the novel coronavirus disease 2019 … Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Requests Additional Funding for Massachusetts Hospitals in Next Relief Package

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) led the Massachusetts delegation, including 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), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), in urging Congressional Leadership to provide additional funding for Massachusetts hospitals in the next … Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Requests Additional Funding for Massachusetts Hospitals in Next Relief Package

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) led the Massachusetts delegation, including 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), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), in urging Congressional Leadership to provide additional funding for Massachusetts hospitals in the next … Continue Reading


August 03, 2020

Senators Warren, Hirono, Murray, and Colleagues to McConnell: Immigrants Are Essential and Deserve Support in Coronavirus Relief Legislation

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai'i), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and 24 of their colleagues in sending a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging him to support tax-paying immigrant families who have Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITIN) by ensuring they have access to economic relief payments provided in the CARES Act and any future … Continue Reading


July 31, 2020

Congressional Delegation Announces $2.95M in Grants To Massachusetts Fire Departments

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) announced $2,952,665 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants to support training and equipment needs at … Continue Reading


July 31, 2020

Warren Joins Van Hollen, Bipartisan Group of Senators to Push Provisions to Require Maximum Telework for Federal Workers in Next Relief Package

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and a bipartisan group of senators in a letter urging Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to include maximum telework requirements for federal employees and contractors in the next coronavirus relief package. “As the Senate considers the next coronavirus relief package, we urge you to include requirements to ensure maximum telework for federal employees and … Continue Reading


July 31, 2020

Senators Warren, Casey, Colleagues Urge Inclusion of Home and Community-Based Services Funding for Seniors and People with Disabilities in Future COVID-19 Legislation

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) urging him to include key provisions related to Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) in any future COVID-19 relief package. With seniors and people with disabilities accounting for a disproportionate percentage of all COVID-19 deaths, the senators emphasized the need for expanded access to HCBS as a necessary tool in keeping safe those … Continue Reading


July 31, 2020

Warren, Brown Criticize Fed Vice Chair Quarles' "Outrageous and Irresponsible" Lobbying for Regulatory Favors for Big Banks in COVID-19 Relief Package

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs' Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, sent a letter to Federal Reserve's Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles questioning why he is lobbying Congress to insert regulatory favors for big banks into the … Continue Reading


July 31, 2020

Senators Warren, Brown, and Harris Call On CFPB To Protect Borrowers from Discrimination

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), today sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger, urging the agency to take immediate actions to address potential violations of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) by lenders who use educational data to make credit decisions."We renew our call for you to reverse your and Mr. … Continue Reading


July 30, 2020

Warren, Schatz to Wells Fargo: New Reports Show Mistreatment of Customers During Pandemic-Induced Financial Crisis, Highlighting Broken Culture at the Bank

Text of LetterWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, and Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i.), sent a letter to Charles W. Schaft, Chief Executive Officer and President of Wells Fargo, following reports about the bank placing borrowers who are not delinquent on their loans in mortgage forbearance programs without their consent and putting consumers at risk of greater financial hardship in the midst of one of the worst economic … Continue Reading


July 30, 2020

Warren Investigates Report that "No Fault" Attendance Policies at Large Corporations Punish Workers for Taking Legally-Protected Leave

Letter to Walmart | Letter to FedEx | Letter to 3M | Letter to Kroger | Letter to ConagraWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, sent a letter to five companies -- Walmart, Conagra, FedEx, 3M, and Kroger -- requesting information about their attendance policies, and whether the companies are appropriately providing information to … Continue Reading


July 29, 2020

Warren to CFPB Director Kraninger: You Should Resign For Helping Mortgage Servicers and Credit Reporting Companies Cheat Consumers During the Pandemic

Senator Warren: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. So, in 2008 when the bottom fell out of the economy and people were cheated on their mortgages and credit cards and auto loans and other financial products, there was no cop on the beat to protect them and that's why ten years ago last week President Obama created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to protect consumers from abusive financial products. And so now, here we are in the middle of another financial crisis, this time caused by a … Continue Reading

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