Press Releases

November 11, 2020

Senator Warren and 36 Democratic Senators Urge Armed Services Leaders to Retain Bipartisan, Bicameral Measure to Rename Military Bases and Other Assets Honoring the Confederacy

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), yesterday led 36 of her Senate colleagues on a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees urging that they reconcile and retain the bicameral, bipartisan measure to require military installations and assets that honor the Confederacy and Confederate officers be renamed within the next three years. Senate and House Armed … Continue Reading


November 10, 2020

Warren, Baldwin, Whitehouse, Hassan Lead Colleagues to Call on Trump's Justice Department to Stop Plans to Make Purdue Pharma a Public Benefit Corporation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the proposed settlement agreement announced between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Purdue Pharma (Purdue), U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) are today leading their colleagues to call on Attorney General William Barr to stop his Department's plan to have Purdue's business, including its production of Oxycontin, transformed and preserved as a public trust or public benefit … Continue Reading


November 10, 2020

Warren and Smith Question FDA On Resuming Safety Inspections for Foreign Pharmaceuticals Entering the United States

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inquiring about the agency's quality and safety inspections for pharmaceuticals and drug products entering the United States, and requesting information on how FDA plans to take the necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of its … Continue Reading


November 10, 2020

At Banking Hearing, Warren to Federal Reserve Vice Chairman: Do Your Job to Protect the American People -- Not Big Bank Investors

Washington, DC -  In a Senate Banking Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) criticized Republicans' failure to pass a relief bill as unemployment benefits ran out, evictions resumed, state budgets catered, and Black and Brown workers paid the high price. Senator Warren reinforced that if Republicans fail to act, it will result in a negative impact on the financial system, noting that firms' capital forecasts tend to be strongly dependent on the … Continue Reading


October 30, 2020

Warren and Porter Urge Investigation into Abuse of Contracting Law to Create Ethics Loophole for Vaccine Czar Dr. Moncef Slaoui

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.) have requested an investigation of the Trump administration's abuse of the federal contracting process to subvert ethics laws for Dr. Moncef Slaoui, the individual at the helm of Operation Warp Speed (OWS), the administration's COVID-19 vaccine research and development efforts. The administration has hired Dr. Moncef Slaoui, as OWS's chief scientist, via a contract with Advanced … Continue Reading


October 30, 2020

Warren, Blumenthal, Jayapal, and Porter Press Vaccine Czar Dr. Moncef Slaoui on His Still Unresolved Conflicts of Interest

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.) today pressed Dr. Moncef Slaoui, the top advisor to the Trump Administration's COVID-19 vaccine research and development efforts at Operation Warp Speed (OWS), regarding his still unresolved financial conflicts of interest and the unusual consulting arrangement that allows him to avoid disclosing or … Continue Reading


October 30, 2020

Senator Warren and Congresswoman Haaland Condemn Republican Appointees’ Censorship of Important New Report on the Pandemic’s Impact on Native Nations

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) today released a joint statement condemning Republican appointees’ actions to block the publication of new information about the pandemic’s ongoing impacts on Native Nations, which were to be released publicly as an update to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ (USCCR) landmark report, Broken Promises: Continuing Federal Funding Shortfall for Native Americans.Joint Statement from … Continue Reading


October 30, 2020

Warren Calls on Former Energy Secretary Rick Perry to Resign from Board of Energy Transfer, a Fossil Fuel Company Whose Board He Rejoined Weeks After Leaving Office

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) sent a letter to former Energy Secretary Rick Perry questioning Perry's decision to rejoin Energy Transfer's board of directors just weeks after leaving the Energy Department and once again calling on Mr. Perry to reconsider his decision and immediately resign from the Board. This letter raises concerns about new reports of corruption, conflicts of interest, and the cozy relationship between the former Energy Secretary and … Continue Reading


October 30, 2020

Warren and Booker Release Labor Department Response to Their Inquiries As Labor Denies Protections to Meatpacking Workers

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), released the following statement regarding the Department of Labor's inadequate, half-page response to their inquiry about why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) failed to take quick and sufficient actions to enforce workplace safety laws and protect workers in meatpacking plants: "Thousands of meatpacking workers have contracted COVID-19, but OSHA waited months to issue … Continue Reading


October 30, 2020

Warren, Carper, Baldwin, and Warner Form Corporate Governance Working Group to Fundamentally Reform the 21st Century American Economy

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) announced the formation of a working group to develop legislative proposals and conduct oversight focused on fundamentally reforming corporate governance. Over the last 30 years, corporate profits have surged while the portion shared with labor has declined, resulting in soaring inequality. The COVID-19 pandemic now ravaging the country has … Continue Reading


October 30, 2020

Warren, Carper, Baldwin, and Warner Form Corporate Governance Working Group to Fundamentally Reform the 21st Century American Economy

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) announced the formation of a working group to develop legislative proposals and conduct oversight focused on fundamentally reforming corporate governance. Over the last 30 years, corporate profits have surged while the portion shared with labor has declined, resulting in soaring inequality. The COVID-19 pandemic now ravaging the country has … Continue Reading


October 29, 2020

Warren Releases New Report: Lawlessness and Disorder: The Corrupt Trump Administration Has Made A Mockery of the Hatch Act

Boston, MA -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released a new report, "Lawlessness and Disorder: The Corrupt Trump Administration Has Made A Mockery of the Hatch Act," which reveals, in comprehensive fashion, the extent to which President Trump and his administration are corruptly pulling the levers of government for partisan political purposes.Senator Warren's 22-page report begins with a central truth about the Trump administration: "Donald Trump is the most … Continue Reading


October 29, 2020

Warren, Baldwin, Smith Request Information on HHS and CDC Efforts to Understand and Respond to Alarming Excess Mortality Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Text of LetterWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), all members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requesting information on what the agencies are doing to understand and respond to the alarming excess mortality rates associated with the COVID-19 … Continue Reading


October 28, 2020

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Asks Census Bureau to Clarify Its Use of College and University Directory Information in Final Census Count

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), urged the U.S. Census Bureau to promptly respond to Massachusetts Secretary of State William F. Galvin's request for … Continue Reading


October 28, 2020

Warren and Smith Call on Agencies To Provide "Complete, Transparent, and Timely National Reporting of COVID-19 Cases" in K-12 Schools

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, ) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, U.S Department of Education (ED) Secretary Betsy DeVos, and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield, urging them to issue detailed guidance for elementary and secondary schools, in coordination with … Continue Reading


October 28, 2020

Warren Shares USPS Board of Governors' Refusal to Disclose Their Personal Financial Ties Or Undo Louis DeJoy's Postal Service Sabotage

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) today released the United States Postal Service Board of Governors' response to her calls for the Board members to release their federal financial disclosure forms in order for the public to rule out potential conflicts of interest, and called for the Board of Governors to immediately reverse Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's changes to Postal Service operations that have resulted in significant mail service delays. Senator … Continue Reading


October 27, 2020

Warren, Wyden, Brown, Markey, Schatz Push for Investigation of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol's Warrantless Use of Phone Location Data in the U.S.

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) requested an inspector general investigation into U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) warrantless tracking of phones in the United States.As revealed by public contracts, CBP has paid Venntel, a government contractor, nearly half a million dollars for access to a commercial database containing location data mined … Continue Reading


October 27, 2020

Warren, Hassan, Murphy, Colleagues to Betsy DeVos: For-Profit College Executives and Shareholders Who Cheat Students Should Be Held Personally Accountable

Text of LetterWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), all members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, led a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, calling on the U.S. Department of Education to hold corporate executives and shareholders of for-profit colleges personally and financially responsible for cheating students and to collect damages from them using its existing … Continue Reading


October 27, 2020

Warren and Hirono Call for Armed Services Hearing on Military Role in COVID-19 Vaccine Development Project "Operation Warp Speed"

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), wrote to SASC Chairman Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) and SASC Ranking Member Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I), urging SASC to hold a hearing on the Department of Defense's (DOD) role in Operation Warp Speed (OWS), the Trump Administration's public-private partnership now tasked with producing and delivering 300 million doses of … Continue Reading


October 26, 2020

Warren Delivers Floor Speech Opposing Barrett Nomination to the Supreme Court

Watch here Washington, DC - Tonight, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered remarks on the floor speaking out against the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the United States Supreme Court and the Republicans attempt to ram through a Supreme Court nomination 8 days before the election. The full text of her remarks is available below. Remarks by Senator Elizabeth WarrenOctober 25, 2020 A little over one month ago, I came to the floor to honor the … Continue Reading

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