Press Releases

September 10, 2020

Senator Warren Joins Senators Tina Smith & Lisa Murkowski in Bipartisan Legislation to Help Tribal Nations Combat COVID-19, Other Public Health Crises

Washington, D.C. — Today United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to introduce bipartisan legislation to help tribal nations access public health data and address health disparities that hit American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities especially hard. The Tribal Health Data Improvement Act would strengthen data sharing between tribal nations, Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) and the Centers for Disease … Continue Reading


September 10, 2020

Senator Warren Releases Statement on CFTC Report Concluding that "Climate Change Poses a Major Risk to the Stability of the Financial System"

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, releases the following statement regarding a new report released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which concludes that, " U.S. financial regulators must recognize that climate change poses serious emerging risks to the U.S. financial system, and they should move urgently and decisively to measure, understand, and address these risks." The report includes … Continue Reading


September 09, 2020

TRANSCRIPT: Warren Remarks at Senate Democrats Press Conference on Republicans' COVID-19 Proposal

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Robert Casey (D-Pa.) called on Senate Republicans to do their job and pass a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package instead of their meager proposal that does not match the scope of the massive health and economic crisis we're facing. Senator Warren also talked about her exchange with NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins at the HELP hearing today about President Trump … Continue Reading


September 09, 2020

Following Warren Questioning on Trump Politicization of Vaccine Effort, NIH Director Says American Public Should "Take the Information They Need from Scientists...Not From Politicians"

Senator Warren: The coronavirus pandemic has claimed the lives of roughly 190,000 people. Our best hope to stop these deaths is a safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine.So, Dr. Adams, let me start with you. Estimates vary, but some epidemiologists believe that at least 70 percent of the population will need to be immune to COVID-19--ideally, through taking a vaccine--in order to provide herd immunity necessary to end this pandemic. Is that correct? Dr. Jerome Adams: Yes, ma'am. The estimates … Continue Reading


September 09, 2020

Warren, Capito Introduce Ally’s Act

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) introduced Ally’s Act, bipartisan legislation that would ensure private insurance companies provide coverage for osseointegrated hearing device (OIDs), including bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA) and cochlear implants. OIDs are a type of hearing aid that benefit a wider range of people with hearing loss and are often the only hearing device that can restore hearing for individuals born … Continue Reading


September 09, 2020

Trump COVID-19 Watch

Washington, DC - Elizabeth Warren is continuing her oversight of the Trump Administration's COVID-19 response. Close to 190,000 Americans have died, over 6 million cases have been confirmed, and unemployment rates remain at the highest levels in decades. President Donald Trump's failure to lead has allowed the virus to spread and put millions of Americans' lives and livelihoods at risk. Senators Warren and Smith wrote to President Donald Trump about the failure of his recent … Continue Reading


September 09, 2020

Senator Warren Joins Colleagues in Pushing to Make Payroll Tax Deferral Optional for Federal Employees and Service Members

WASHINGTON - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and 21 Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought urging them to make the payroll tax deferral outlined by President Trump last month optional for federal employees and service members. In their letter, the Senators also push for answers on how the Administration plans to implement this … Continue Reading


September 09, 2020

Warren, Casey Release New Findings from Investigation Of Delivery Delays for Mail-Order Prescription Drugs Under Trump’s Postal Service Chief Louis DeJoy

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Aging and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committees, and Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Ranking Member of the Senate Aging Committee and HELP Committee member released new findings from their investigation into USPS’s delayed delivery of mail-order medications following operational changes to the Postal Service by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. All four of the largest mail-order pharmacies and pharmacy … Continue Reading


September 04, 2020

Senator Warren Leads Bipartisan Request for Armed Services Committee Hearing with Army Leaders and Independent Panel Reviewing Fort Hood Command Climate and Culture

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), John Cornyn (R-Tex.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) sent a bipartisan request to SASC Chairman Jim Inhofe and Ranking Member Jack Reed asking that the Committee hold a public hearing to probe the findings and recommendations of the independent review panel on the command climate and culture at U.S. Army Base Fort Hood, Texas.The senators' request for a public hearing follows the … Continue Reading


September 03, 2020

Warren, Brown, Van Hollen, Menendez, and Reed Probe CFPB’s Failure to Alert Borrowers to Mortgage Relief Options During Pandemic

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, along with Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Banking Committee, Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), and Jack Reed (D- R.I.), also members of the Banking Committee, sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger regarding the agency’s failure to use its authority to ensure that borrowers are aware of the … Continue Reading


September 03, 2020

Warren, Pressley, Lee Introduce Legislation to Confront the Public Health Impacts of Structural Racism

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) today announced their bicameral bill to confront the public health impacts of structural racism through two bold new programs within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) are all cosponsors of the Senate bill.The COVID-19 … Continue Reading


September 02, 2020

Warren, Smith to President Trump: Your Executive Order Won't End U.S. Overreliance on Foreign Nations for Critical Pharmaceutical Products

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) wrote to President Donald Trump raising questions about the failure of his recent Executive Order to address the nation's overreliance on foreign nations for key drug products, and asking that he support their legislation, which would address this serious problem.The Executive Order directs several federal agencies to prioritize the procurement of essential medicines and critical inputs from … Continue Reading


September 01, 2020

Trump COVID-19 Watch

Washington, DC - Elizabeth Warren is continuing her oversight of the Trump Administration's COVID-19 response. Over 183,000 Americans have died, over 6 million cases have been confirmed, and unemployment rates remain at the highest levels in decades. 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, leading HELP Committee Democrats, raised fresh concerns about the Trump Administration's … Continue Reading


September 01, 2020

Warren, Schatz Request Independent Watchdog Review of Systemic Racism Against Employees and Veterans in the Department of Veterans Affairs

 Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, requested that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conduct a review of the culture, policies, and practices of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to determine the extent to which systemic racism impacts the VA, including whether VA employees and veterans … Continue Reading


September 01, 2020

Senator Warren and Representative Ro Khanna Question the Association of American Medical Colleges Regarding Efforts to Keep Students Safe as They Take Medical College Admission Tests

 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), sent a letter to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) inquiring about their efforts to keep prospective medical students safe as they take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The letter raises concerns about recent reports of unsafe testing conditions and students contracting … Continue Reading


August 29, 2020

Massachusetts Delegation Calls for an Independent DoD Watchdog Investigation into the Death of Sergeant Elder Fernandes

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), 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), Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on National Security, Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), and members of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) William Keating … Continue Reading


August 28, 2020

Warren, Colleagues Call for Immediate HELP Committee Hearing with CDC & FDA Heads to Investigate Trump Administration's Politicization of COVID-19 Response

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, along with HELP Committee members Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Robert Casey (D-Pa.), and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) sent a letter to HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty … Continue Reading


August 27, 2020

Warren, Blunt Rochester, Underwood, & Colleagues Highlight Dangerous New EPA Methane Rule

WASHINGTON - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representatives Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.), led a letter of 28 Members of Congress to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler expressing their deep concern with a new rule which would weaken the EPA’s ability to limit dangerous methane pollution from the oil and gas sector. The letter also highlighted the link between dangerous methane emissions and the … Continue Reading


August 27, 2020

Senators Warren and Smith Request Information on Capacity of COVID-19 Testing Labs to Process Diagnostic Tests

Letter to Quest | Letter to BioReference | Letter to ARUP Labs | Letter to LabCorp | Letter to Mayo ClinicWashington, 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 letters to several of the largest coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing laboratories -- Quest Diagnostics, Mayo Clinic, Labcorps, BioReference, and ARUP Laboratories -- regarding each company's … Continue Reading


August 27, 2020

Senator Warren Questions How the FDA Communicates Emergency Use Authorization Changes to Health Care Practitioners and the Public

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to inquire about the process for communicating changes in Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) to medical providers in the field. Under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the FDA Commissioner may issue EUAs, which allow the use of unapproved medical products or unapproved use of approved medical products in an emergency. Since February 4, 2020, the FDA has … Continue Reading

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