Press Releases

August 10, 2020

Warren, Underwood, Colleagues Announce Bicameral Legislation to Combat Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Crisis During COVID-19 Pandemic

Bill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP), Representative Lauren Underwood, Co-Chair of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, and Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), member of HELP, introduced the Maternal Health Pandemic Response Act to improve research and data collection, safeguard the … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Mass. Congressional Delegation Reiterates Request for Trump Administration to Fully Fund COVID-19 Response for Tribal Nations in Massachusetts

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives William Keating (D-MA-09), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) sent a letter to President Trump to reiterate their request to direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Mass. Congressional Delegation Reiterates Request for Trump Administration to Fully Fund COVID-19 Response in Commonwealth

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 President Trump to reiterate their request to direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to waive … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Mass. Congressional Delegation Reiterates Request for Trump Administration to Fully Fund COVID-19 Response for Tribal Nations in Massachusetts

 Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives William Keating (D-MA-09), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) sent a letter to President Trump to reiterate their request to direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Senators Warren and Perdue Lead Senate Colleagues in Reintroducing Bipartisan Resolution Designating September 2020 as "Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month"

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) reintroduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing the seriousness of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and expressing support for the designation of September as PCOS Awareness Month. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Susan Collins (D-Maine.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Chris Van Hollen … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Warren, Maloney, Carper, Peters & Colleagues Call for Inspector General to Investigate Postal Service Policy Changes and Delivery Delays Under New Trump-Appointed Postmaster General

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Senator Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform … Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

In Case You Missed It: Senator Warren and Carroll Fife Washington Post Op-Ed: The Nation is Facing a Housing Crisis. But Private Equity Firms Just See Dollar Signs

Read the full op-ed hereWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Carroll Fife, Moms 4 Housing organizer and Director of the Oakland office of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post about what lawmakers must do to confront the looming eviction crisis and prevent private equity from further destabilizing neighborhoods and profiting off the displacement of families. Read the full op-ed here. Key sections … Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

Warren, Smith, Colleagues Call on Senate Leadership to Secure Child Care Relief in the Next COVID-19 Stimulus Package

Text of LetterWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) led their Senate colleagues in urging Senate leadership to prioritize the inclusion of their plan for a $50 billion child care bailout in the next coronavirus (COVID-19) relief package. The Child Care is Essential Act would stabilize the child care system, help keep the economy running, keep providers in business, and ensure parents can go back to work when it is safe to return. … Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

Warren, Pressley, Murray, Booker, Garcia, Clarke, Kelly Introduce the COVID-19 in Corrections Data Transparency Act

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), along with Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Representatives Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas), Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), and Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) introduced the COVID-19 in Corrections Data Transparency Act, legislation that would require the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), the United States Marshals Service (USMS), and state governments to collect and … Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

Nomination Hearing: Warren Questions Defense Watchdog Nominee on Investigating Deployment of Military Forces Against Protestors

Senator Elizabeth Warren: Mr. Abend, the Defense Department Inspector General is one of the most important IG positions in all of government. And if confirmed, you will lead an office of nearly 1,500 investigators, auditors, other staff. They're going to be responsible for investigating waste, fraud, abuse across the department whose budget accounts for half of all federal discretionary spending.Now, this job requires someone with experience in leading large organizations and overseeing … Continue Reading


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

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