Press Releases

February 18, 2021

Senator Warren to FINRA in Wake of Robinhood Controversy: How Will You Level the Playing Field for Individual Investors?

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the self-regulatory organization that licenses and regulates broker-dealers, asking how FINRA will respond to Robinhood's role in recent market volatility, its decision to cut off customers' trading, and the broader concerns about market fairness that … Continue Reading

February 17, 2021

Warren Joins Clark and Members of Massachusetts Delegation in Urging Governor Baker to Develop Centralized Vaccine Pre-Registration System

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark along with Senator Edward Markey and Representatives James P. McGovern, Lori Trahan, Jake Auchincloss, Seth Moulton, Ayanna Pressley, Stephen F. Lynch, and William Keating, sent a letter to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker expressing concern regarding the absence of a centralized vaccine pre-registration system and urged the Governor to act with the requisite urgency to develop and implement a … Continue Reading

February 17, 2021

Warren and Schumer Statement on Why President Biden Can And Should Take Executive Action to Cancel Up to $50,000 in Student Loan Debt

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today released the following statement on student debt cancellation:"Presidents Obama and Trump used their executive authority to cancel student loan debt. The Biden administration has said it is reviewing options for cancelling up to $50,000 in student debt by executive action, and we are confident they will agree with the standards Obama and Trump used as well as leading legal … Continue Reading

February 17, 2021

NEW: Warren Shares New Details on Robinhood's Controversial Actions During GameStop-fueled Market Volatility

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, today released Robinhood's response to her February 2, 2021 letter requesting answers on the company's decision to abruptly halt customers' trading and other controversial actions during the market volatility related to trading of GameStop shares.Senator Warren also released the following statement: "Robinhood's response … Continue Reading

February 12, 2021

Warren Joins Durbin, Duckworth, and Colleagues In Introducing Legislation To Implement and Expand Online SNAP Purchasing Nationwide

"The Expanding SNAP Options Act would provide funding for the creation of a universal online and app-based portal to make access to nutritious foods from the full variety of SNAP retailers possible and easy to navigate for consumers."WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and eight of their senate colleagues in introducing a bill to address hunger needs during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond by requiring the … Continue Reading

February 12, 2021

Senators Warren, Brown, and Van Hollen Urge SEC to Strengthen and Enforce Insider Trading Rule

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) urging the agency to review and consider reforming policies regarding 10b5-1 plans, which are designed to prevent insider trading. Their letter raises new evidence indicating that executives are abusing these plans to obtain … Continue Reading

February 10, 2021

Warren and Smith Urge Congress to Shore Up Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Through COVID-19 Relief Reconciliation

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) sent a letter to House and Senate leadership urging them to include provisions from the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Defense and Enhancement Act in the upcoming COVID-19 relief package in order to boost the nation’s capacity to domestically manufacture active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and drugs critical to public health and national security, and address the United States’ overreliance on … Continue Reading

February 10, 2021

Warren, Maloney, and Porter Urge Senate and House Leadership to Improve Data Reporting Requirements for Assisted Living, Behavioral Health and Other Congregate Care Facilities in Future COVID-19 Packages

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Senate and House leadership urging them to improve data reporting requirements for assisted living facilities, residential behavioral health facilities, and other congregate care settings in future coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) relief efforts. Specifically, … Continue Reading

February 10, 2021

Warren, Underwood, Booker, Gillibrand, Smith Urge Senate and House Leadership to Include Provisions From the Maternal Health Pandemic Response Act in the Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Package

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.), along with Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), sent a letter urging Senate and House leadership to include provisions in the upcoming coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) relief package that dedicate greater resources to safeguarding the health of pregnant and postpartum individuals and combating the maternal mortality and … Continue Reading

February 10, 2021

Warren, Murray, Booker, Pressley, Garcia, Colleagues Will Reintroduce COVID-19 in Corrections Data Transparency Act

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), along with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas) will reintroduce of the COVID-19 in Corrections Data Transparency Act, bicameral legislation that would require the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), the United States Marshals Service (USMS), and state governments to collect and publicly report detailed data … Continue Reading

February 10, 2021

Warren, Barragán, Booker Reintroduce Legislation to Require Vaccine Distribution, Weekly COVID-19 Testing, Data Collection, and Robust COVID-19 Prevention Standards in Federal Prisons

Washington, D.C.: U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congresswoman Nannette Diaz Barragán (D-Calif.), and Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), a member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, reintroduced a bill to address the shortcomings of the federal prison system's response to COVID-19. The Federal Correctional Facilities COVID-19 Response Act would require federal correctional facilities to conduct free, weekly COVID-19 testing for incarcerated persons and employees. The bill … Continue Reading

February 05, 2021

Warren Joins Brown, Booker, and Colleagues in Urging Amazon to Recognize Workers Seeking Union Representation Ahead of Key NLRB Vote

 Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), along with a group of their colleagues, in urging Amazon to do right by its workers and support their efforts to freely exercise their right to organize a union. In a letter sent to current Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and his successor, Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy, the senators expressed support for Amazon workers seeking to organize a union with the … Continue Reading

February 05, 2021

Warren, Levin to Leadership: Coronavirus Containment Corps Act Implements President's Plan for Growing Public Health Workforce, Reopening Economy

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Andy Levin (D-Mich.), member of the House Education & Labor Committee, sent a letter to Senate and House leadership to underscore the critical need to expand our public health workforce as they begin crafting legislation to execute President Biden's American Rescue Plan. The lawmakers wrote that their Coronavirus Containment Corps Act, reintroduced this week, is the best way to accomplish this urgent … Continue Reading

February 04, 2021

Warren, Speier, Raskin, Introduce Legislation to Protect Whistleblowers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Bill Text | One-Pager | Section by Section Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Representatives Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), introduced a bill to establish strong whistleblower protections for the employees of entities that receive federal COVID-19 relief funds. The multi-trillion-dollar COVID-19 relief effort is unprecedented in our nation's history, and Congress must ensure that robust accountability measures are put in … Continue Reading

February 04, 2021

Senator Warren Introduces Boston Mayor Marty Walsh at His Nomination Hearing for Labor Secretary

Washington, DC - At today's Senate Health, Education, Pensions, and Labor Committee hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced Marty Walsh, Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, at his nomination hearing to be Secretary of the Department of Labor.As Mayor, Walsh fought for a $15 minimum wage and paid sick and family leave, and he prioritized racial and gender equity, creating an Office of Women's Advancement and an Office of Diversity to address disparities in pay, … Continue Reading

February 04, 2021

Warren, Schumer, Pressley, Colleagues: President Biden Can and Should Use Executive Action to Cancel up to $50,000 in Federal Student Loan Debt Immediately

At 11 am today. Senator Warren, Leader Schumer and Representatives Pressley, Alma Adams (D-NC), Ilhan Omar (D-MI), and Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y) will hold a press conference reintroducing their resolution. The event will stream live here. Canceling student debt is the single most effective executive action available to provide massive consumer-driven stimulusLink to Resolution | Economic Benefits One-Pager | Legal Q&A | Letter on Existing Legal AuthoritiesWashington, D.C. - United … Continue Reading

February 04, 2021

TRANSCRIPT: Warren Remarks at Press Conference Reintroducing Resolution for the President to Use Executive Action Cancel Up to $50,000 in Federal Student Loan Debt

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Alma Adams (D-N.C.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) reintroduced their resolution calling on the President to take executive action to cancel up to $50,000 in debt for federal student loan borrowers. Transcript:Elizabeth Warren: Canceling student loan debt is the single most effective executive action … Continue Reading

February 03, 2021

Warren, Levin Reintroduce Legislation to Create Coronavirus Containment Corps

 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Andy Levin (D-Mich.) along with Senators Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), reintroduced legislation to create a federal contact tracing workforce to stop the spread of COVID-19 and put unemployed Americans back to work in their communities. Since the Great Recession, roughly 50,000 public health jobs have been lost, and public health departments are severely underfunded. Contact … Continue Reading

February 03, 2021

Education Secretary Nominee Dr. Miguel Cardona Commits to Using All Available Tools to Get Borrowers Immediate Student Debt Relief

Washington, DC -- During today's Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Dr. Miguel Cardona, the nominee for United States Secretary of Education, on his commitment to do everything in his power to use the tools Congress has given the Department of Education to give 43 million borrowers immediate financial relief from nearly $1.6 trillion in student loan debt.In response to Senator Warren, Dr. Cardona … Continue Reading

February 02, 2021

Warren Joins 119 Democrats in Bicameral Call for Repeal of GOP Tax Giveaway in Next COVID Relief Package

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), and Representative Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), along with a group of 114 Democratic members of Congress, to urge House and Senate leadership to repeal a massive tax giveaway for a small number of extremely wealthy taxpayers that Republicans slipped into must-pass pandemic-relief … Continue Reading

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