Press Releases

March 11, 2020

Warren, DeLauro, Pocan, Lee Call on NLRB to Scrap New Policy Allowing Board Members to Flout Federal Ethics Law

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), today sent a letter to John Ring, Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), expressing alarm about and urging the NLRB to rescind its new ethics guidance that allows NLRB Members to unilaterally decline recusal and take part … Continue Reading


March 11, 2020

Mass. Congressional Delegation Urges White House to Support Commonwealth's Coronavirus Efforts

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with 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), sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, head of the White House Task Force on Coronavirus, urging him to take swift, specific action to support … Continue Reading


March 11, 2020

Senators Warren and Murray Urge NIH and FDA to Incorporate the Needs of Pregnant People and Other Underrepresented Populations as Companies Develop Vaccines and Therapeutics for COVID-19

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) sent a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the agencies to consider the needs of pregnant people and other underrepresented populations as they work with pharmaceutical companies to develop a pipeline for COVID-19 … Continue Reading


March 10, 2020

Warren, Markey Press Pence for Answers Following Trump's Rambling Coronavirus Press Conference at CDC

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) and Senate Aging Committees, and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, head of the White House Task Force on Coronavirus, expressing their concern about the troubling press conference held on Friday, March 6, 2020, by President Trump, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield, … Continue Reading


March 10, 2020

Warren and Colleagues Question Bureau of Prisons and Private Prison Contractors About Plans to Prepare for and Manage Coronavirus at Federal Prisons

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Cory A. Booker (D-N.J.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawai’i), Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawai’i), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and Mark Warner (D-Va.), sent letters to the U.S. Bureau of … Continue Reading


March 09, 2020

Warren, Brown, Markey, & Blumenthal Urge Vice President Pence & Coronavirus Task Force to Account for the Needs of Frontline Workers

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, along with Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), sent a letter to Vice President Michael R. Pence on March 6th, urging the White House Coronavirus Task Force to take into account the needs and concerns of frontline workers as it addresses the novel coronavirus public health emergency."Because their … Continue Reading


March 09, 2020

Senators Warren and Casey Issue Statement after FDA and FTC Sent Warning Letters to Companies Marketing Fraudulent Coronavirus "Cures" to a Nervous Public

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) and Senate Aging Committees, and Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.), a member of the HELP Committee and Ranking Member of the Aging Committee, applauding the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for sending warning letters to companies marketing fraudulent coronavirus "cures" to the public. The agencies' letters come … Continue Reading


March 06, 2020

Warren, Colleagues Reiterate Request for Update on VA Efforts to Protect Veterans from Foreign Disinformation Campaigns

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, along with Senators Mark Warner (D-Va.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Senate Armed Services Committee member, Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs members Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Richard … Continue Reading


March 05, 2020

Warren and Massachusetts Delegation Members Call For Money From Columbia Gas Fine to Stay in Merrimack Valley

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives Lori Trahan (MA-03), Seth Moulton (MA-06), Joseph Kennedy, III (MA-04), Stephen Lynch (MA-08), Katherine Clark (MA-05), Richard Neal (MA-01), and James McGovern (MA-02) today urged US Attorney General William Barr to use his authority to direct any criminal penalties originating from the recently announced plea agreement back to the affected communities in the … Continue Reading


March 05, 2020

Warren, Colleagues Call on DHS to Halt Immigration Enforcement at Hospitals and Medical Facilities as Nation Braces for Coronavirus Outbreak

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), wrote to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to urge the agencies to suspend all immigration enforcement actions in and around hospitals and other … Continue Reading


March 05, 2020

Massachusetts Awarded $500K in Initial Federal Funding to Combat Coronavirus Outbreak

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $500,000 in initial funding to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to support efforts to address a potential outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This initial funding comes in advance of a Senate vote on a $7.8 billion appropriations package that would provide additional emergency funding to … Continue Reading


March 04, 2020

Warren, Velázquez Sound Alarm Over Customs and Border Protection's Deficient Medical Directive for Screening and Delivery of Medical Care to Migrants

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to Mark Morgan, Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), calling on CBP to strengthen its new Medical Directive, which mandates the agency's requirements for medical screening and delivery of medical care to migrants in CBP custody."We, along with other Members of Congress, have repeatedly called on CBP to improve its already deficient … Continue Reading


March 04, 2020

Senators Warren, Markey Urge Department of Transportation to Suspend All Airline Ticket Cancellation and Change Fees During Coronavirus Outbreak

Washington, DC - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to the Department of Transportation (DOT), urging the agency to require all airlines to suspend their ticket change and cancellation fees in light of the spreading coronavirus. Although some domestic airlines have temporarily waived select fees because of the coronavirus, inconsistencies in companies’ policies could leave many individuals facing risk or paying excessive … Continue Reading


March 04, 2020

Warren, Carper Bill to Enhance Ethics Requirements for Presidential Candidates Becomes Law of the Land

Washington, DC -- Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) applauded the signing of the bipartisan Presidential Transition Enhancement Act, which includes major provisions of the Transition Team Ethics Improvement Act, into law. The Transition Team Ethics Improvement Act was introduced by Senators Warren and Carper and the late Representative Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), and will enhance the ethics requirements that govern presidential … Continue Reading


March 03, 2020

Senator Warren Questions Nation's Largest Retail Banks on Plans for Assisting Americans Affected by Coronavirus-related Disruptions

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, and Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Labor, Education, and Pensions (HELP), sent letters to the CEOs at five large U.S. retail banks -- JP Morgan, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citibank, and U.S. Bancorp -- to ask how they plan to provide financial assistance to customers who may face … Continue Reading


March 03, 2020

Senators Warren, Merkley, and Harris Raise Concerns That DHS-Operated "Tent Courts" Violate Asylum Seekers' Due Process Rights

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) raising concerns about the lack of access to appropriate legal services and lack of transparency at DHS-operated "tent courts" at the U.S.-Mexico border. The lawmakers questioned whether these conditions violate asylum seekers' due process rights and hinder … Continue Reading


March 03, 2020

Warren, Blumenthal, Cassidy Press Giant Health Systems Provider Ascension on Patient Data-Sharing with Google

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.) sent a letter to Ascension, the second largest health systems provider in the United States, regarding the company's information-sharing partnership with Google-also known as Project Nightingale-that provides Google with the health records of tens of millions of Americans. The senators' inquiry follows a November 2019 letter to Google in which they asked … Continue Reading


March 03, 2020

Senators Warren and Casey Request Information on FDA and FTC Efforts to Protect the American Public from Coronavirus Scams

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) and Senate Aging Committees, and Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.), a member of the HELP Committee and Ranking Member of the Aging Committee, sent letters to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requesting information on their efforts to protect the American public from coronavirus scams. Online scammers have … Continue Reading


March 02, 2020

Senator Warren, Colleagues Urge Defense Secretary Not to Strip Labor Rights from Civilian DoD Employees

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, along with Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), sent a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper urging him not to use the authority purportedly granted by President Trump's January 29 memo to exempt civilian employees at the … Continue Reading


March 02, 2020

Senate Democrats Ask Secretary DeVos About Plans to Protect Students, Teachers, School Staff During Possible Spread of Coronavirus

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined HELP Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and eight other Democratic senators in requesting Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos provide details about the Department’s coronavirus preparedness and response efforts and how the Department plans to protect students, teachers, and other school staff in the event of an outbreak. Last week, Dr. … Continue Reading

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