Press Releases

December 03, 2020

Warren, Markey, Kennedy Release Amazon Response to Their Inquiries About High Rate of Serious Injuries Among Warehouse Workers

 Washington, D.C. - On October 14th, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy (D-MA-04) sent Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos a letter expressing concern that, as evidence mounts of unsafe working conditions for Amazon warehouse workers, the company did not make meaningful changes to protect workers, but instead responded by rolling out PR campaigns and appearing to misrepresent workers' injury risk to Congress and the public. An … Continue Reading


December 01, 2020

Warren Joins Warner, Wyden & Colleagues in Requesting Extension of Pandemic Unemployment Programs

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, along with 29 of their colleagues in urging Senate leaders to include in the next COVID-19 relief package an extension of two critical financial lifelines for Americans affected by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis. Currently, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program - which provides … Continue Reading


December 01, 2020

In Senate Banking Hearing, Chairman Powell Agrees with Senator Warren that Student Loan Debt Drags Down Our Economy

Read the Cancel Student Debt Resolution HereWashington, DC - In a Senate Banking Committee hearing today, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell confirmed to United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) that the high level of student debt is a drag on our economy. Chairman Powell agreed that people "weighed down by debt" at a time when unemployment is very high will negatively impact economic activity as people are forced to send money back to the federal government to cover student … Continue Reading


December 01, 2020

Warren, Maloney, Porter Release Findings from First Comprehensive Survey of COVID-19 Outbreaks in Residential Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment Programs

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) and Senate Aging Committees, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), the Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.), a member of Oversight and Reform Committee, released the findings from their investigation into the effects of the novel coronavirus in residential behavioral health and … Continue Reading


November 24, 2020

Warren Joins Massachusetts Congressional Delegation in Calling for Halt to Needless and Cruel Deportations

Washington, D.C. - As the number of coronavirus cases in the United States surges past 12 million, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Representatives Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-04), Katherine Clark (MA-05), Lori Trahan (MA-03), Seth Moulton (MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), William Keating (MA-09), Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08), James P. McGovern (MA-02), and Richard E. Neal (MA-01) today to call on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to listen to … Continue Reading


November 24, 2020

Warren Joins Brown, Colleagues to Press FHFA to Ensure Access For Low-income Borrowers and Borrowers of Color

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, along with Senators Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), and Mark Warner (D-Va.), today in sending a letter to Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mark Calabria, urging the Enterprises to renew their focus on facilitating safe, affordable refinance loans to … Continue Reading


November 24, 2020

Warren to Introduce Senate Version of COVID Community Care Act to Provide $8 Billion in Emergency Funding for Medically Underserved Communities

The COVID Community Care Act would empower trusted organizations in medically underserved communities to address mistrust, communicate timely information, and provide services to combat COVID-19.Bill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP), will be introducing a Senate version of Congresswoman Barbara Lee's (D-Calif.) bill to provide emergency funding for community … Continue Reading


November 24, 2020

Warren, Slotkin, Daines and Kelly, Request Answers on Promotion Delays of National Guard Service Members

A 2017 survey conducted by the National Guard Association of the United States found that nearly half of respondents reported delays in promotions - the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated these delays. A modified version of Warren's and Daines' bill in the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act seeks to address these delays.Text of LetterWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), Representatives … Continue Reading


November 23, 2020

Senators Warren and Baldwin Seek GAO Investigation of Mandatory Work Requirements at Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities Receiving Federal Funding

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, sent a letter requesting that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigate mandatory vocational requirements at drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities that receive federal funding. Their request follows a recent investigation by … Continue Reading


November 20, 2020

Warren Joins Tester, Colleagues to Slam VA Privatization of Compensation and Pension Exams for Disabled Veterans

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-Mont.) of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee today, along with nine colleagues, in expressing grave concerns over the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) recent decision to increase the privatization of Compensation and Pension (C&P) exams, negatively impacting services and benefits provided to disabled veterans. “We were alarmed to learn that VA’s vision for the future of the C&P … Continue Reading


November 20, 2020

Warren, Markey Lead Colleagues in Questioning DOJ's about its Settlement with Purdue Pharma and the Sackler Family

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) led their colleagues in sending a letter requesting information from the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding its settlement agreement with Purdue Pharma (Purdue) and the Sackler Family, including a proposal for Purdue's reorganization into a "public benefit company" (PBC). The letter was also signed by Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Ron Wyden … Continue Reading


November 19, 2020

Warren Joins Peters & Colleagues to Call On GSA Administrator to End Unprecedented Delay & Provide Critical Transition Resources to President-Elect Biden

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, in calling on General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy to end her unprecedented delay, immediately ascertain Vice President Joe Biden as President-elect and Senator Kamala Harris as Vice President-elect, and make available the transition resources that are provided by law. This delay creates … Continue Reading


November 19, 2020

Warren Joins Merkley, Blumenthal, Jayapal, Ocasio-Cortez to Demand Trump Administration Halt Deportations Of Victims Of Medical Malpractice By ICE Doctor

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), along with Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), to demand that the Trump administration halt plans to deport women who came forward to report unnecessary and non-consensual medical procedures while detained at Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Ocilla, Georgia.Warren, Merkley, Blumenthal, Jayapal, and … Continue Reading


November 19, 2020

Warren, Booker, Gillibrand Announce Comprehensive Bill to Address the History of Discrimination in Federal Agricultural Policy

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) announced landmark legislation aimed at addressing and correcting historic discrimination within the U.S. Department of Agriculture in federal farm assistance and lending that has caused Black farmers to lose millions of acres of farmland and robbed Black farmers and their families of hundreds of billions of dollars of inter-generational wealth.In 1920 there were … Continue Reading


November 19, 2020

At Warren, Maloney, and Kelly Request, Independent Watchdog Agrees to Evaluate Federal Health Care Costs Associated With Firearm Injuries

Response from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) hereLawmakers Initial Request to GAO hereWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.), Oversight and Reform Committee member, released the following statement regarding the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) … Continue Reading


November 19, 2020

Warren, Markey Ask NIH for Updates on Reopening Opioid Treatment Research Programs

Text of LetterWashington, DC - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP), and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) requesting information on opioid treatment research programs that have reportedly been paused as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the letter, the Senators ask a series of questions regarding the status of these programs and how NIH … Continue Reading


November 19, 2020

Warren, Pressley, Haaland Lead Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Requesting Information on Medical Copays in Prisons and Their Impact on the Spread of COVID-19

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), along with Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.), and André Carson … Continue Reading


November 19, 2020

Lawmakers Request Information on HHS Price Negotiations for COVID-19 Antiviral Drug Remdesivir, Urge the Trump Administration to Ensure Access and Affordability

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.), all members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP); and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar requesting an update on HHS pricing negotiations with Gilead Sciences for treatments of its COVID-19 antiviral drug remdesivir, … Continue Reading


November 19, 2020

Warren, Porter Request All Federal Contracts for COVID-19 Therapeutics and Vaccines

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.) sent a letter to the Department of Secretary Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Defense (DOD), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director, the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requesting information and documents for all contracts issued … Continue Reading


November 18, 2020

Warren Urges CDC to More Accurately Communicate COVID-19 Mortality Risks To the Public and Appropriately Adjust for Age, Race, and Ethnicity

Text of LetterWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield, requesting that the CDC clarify its public communication about COVID-19 and risks relating to race and ethnicity by including age adjustments in their publications of COVID-19 mortality data. "To date, the CDC has not consistently articulated risks and has not provided full and complete information on the degree to which age and race or ethnicity interact to … Continue Reading

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