Press Releases

June 11, 2020

Warren, Schumer, Reed Call on President Trump to Support Bipartisan Proposal in Annual Defense Bill to Rename All Bases & Other Military Assets Named for the Confederacy and Anyone Who Served in the Confederacy

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and SASC Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-R.I.) sent a letter urging President Donald Trump to support the bipartisan SASC-adopted proposal to the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would remove all names, symbols, displays, monuments, and paraphernalia that honor or commemorate the Confederacy … Continue Reading

June 11, 2020

Warren applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Expand Protections for Military Families Impacted by COVID-19

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee (SVAC) Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and SVAC Chairman Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) in applauding the Senate’s passage of a bipartisan bill to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and provide additional legal protections for servicemembers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.The senators’ legislation expands SCRA protections to servicemembers who were previously issued orders to … Continue Reading

June 10, 2020

Warren, Smith, Rosen, Casey, Clark Urge SBA and Treasury to Ensure Child Care Small Businesses Have Access to PPP Benefits

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Robert Casey (D-Penn.), and Representative Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Department of Treasury urging the agencies to issue clear and timely guidance to child care providers and to the nation's banks administering the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to ensure that child care small businesses can access benefits … Continue Reading

June 10, 2020

Sens. Warren and Portman Unveil Companion Bill to Support Dependents of Fallen and Injured Servicemembers

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced legislation, the Leasing Relief for Dependents of Fallen Heroes and Injured Servicemembers Act, that would allow adult dependents of deceased or catastrophically injured servicemembers to terminate residential and car leases without financial penalty under certain conditions. The bipartisan bill is the modified companion to legislation introduced by Representatives Cheri Bustos … Continue Reading

June 10, 2020

Warren, Gallego Question DoD's Reliance on Prison Industry Trade Association for Accreditation of Military Detention Facilities

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, wrote to the Department of Defense (DoD) requesting information about DoD's reliance on the American Correctional Association (ACA), a prison industry trade association, for accreditation of military confinement and corrections facilities. The senators' letter follows an investigation opened by Senator Warren last year … Continue Reading

June 10, 2020

Dept. of Labor Inspector General to Conduct Audit of OSHA's Actions During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, along with Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-Pa.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), today applauded the Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Inspector General's decision to review the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) actions during the coronavirus disease … Continue Reading

June 10, 2020

Senator Warren and Rep. Khanna Introduce the Protection of Civilians in Military Operations Act

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member for the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and Congressman Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) introduced the Protection of Civilians in Military Operations Act, bicameral legislation that would enhance reporting on civilian casualties resulting from U.S. military operations, improve investigations into civilian casualties, and strengthen resources for the Department of Defense (DoD) policies and practices relating to … Continue Reading

June 10, 2020

Warren Calls on Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks to Withdraw Rule That Guts Nation's Anti-Redlining Law

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, wrote to Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks regarding the hastily finalized and widely opposed final rule issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to weaken the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The senator is calling on Acting Comptroller Brooks to withdraw the CRA final rule-which would gut the CRA and make it easier for banks to ignore and … Continue Reading

June 09, 2020

Warren, Schumer, Blumenthal Release New Findings and Documents from Investigation of Trump-Kushner "Project Air Bridge" Coronavirus Response

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) formally requested an investigation of "Project Air Bridge," the Trump administration's opaque medical supply chain management project, and released new documents and information from the six major medical wholesalers or distribution companies involved in the project. Senators Warren and Blumenthal opened an investigation into … Continue Reading

June 08, 2020

Senators Warren and Markey Release Statement on President Trump's Roll Back of Protections on Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

"President Trump has spent his entire time in office selling out our public lands and coasts to Big Oil. His announcement last Friday has nothing to with helping families who depend on fishing for their livelihoods, it's about Trump trying to score some political points by rolling back environmental protections without authority. Let's be clear: if President Trump had his way, he would happily surround the marine national monument with offshore oil rigs, which would be devastating for … Continue Reading

June 06, 2020

Senators Warren and Markey Release Statement on the Mashpee Wampanoag Reservation

Boston, MA - Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey released the following joint statement after the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in the case Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe v. Bernhardt that the Department of Interior's 2018 Record of Decision regarding the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was "arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, and contrary to law," ordering the Department to reconsider and reevaluate its decision, and preserving … Continue Reading

June 05, 2020

Warren to Introduce Legislation to Investigate and Hold Police Officers and Departments Accountable for Discriminatory Practices

Bill Text | One-Pager Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) will introduce the Enhancing Oversight to End Discrimination in Policing Act to strengthen the federal and state government's ability to investigate police departments with a pattern or practice of unconstitutional and discriminatory practices. The legislation will hold police departments accountable when officers use excessive force and give federal and state governments tools to reform police … Continue Reading

June 05, 2020

Warren, Pressley Introduce the Andrew Kearse Act

BillText | One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) will introduce the Andrew Kearse Accountability for Denial of Medical Care Act to hold law enforcement officers criminally liable for failing to obtain medical assistance to people in custody experiencing medical distress. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) are original co-sponsors.On May 11, 2017, Andrew Kearse, a 36-year-old … Continue Reading

June 05, 2020

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Agrees to Warren, Haaland Request to Update Broken Promises Report and Examine Pandemic Impacts on Indian Country

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) voted to fulfill U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representative Deb Haaland’s (D-N.M.) request to update the recommendations of its report, Broken Promises: Continuing Federal Funding Shortfall for Native Americans, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The vote came after Warren and Haaland asked the USCCR to examine in particular how the problems identified in the Broken Promises report have been … Continue Reading

June 05, 2020

Warren, Brown, Menendez Urge Senate Leadership to Include Additional Protections to Help Homeowners Survive the COVID-19 Crisis

Letter to Senate LeadershipWashington, DC -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) wrote to Senate leadership about the information they received as part of their inquiry into mortgage servicers' practices during the current crisis. As a result, they are urging leaders to include additional protections for homeowners in any upcoming coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) relief legislation.On April 20, 2020, Senators Warren, … Continue Reading

June 05, 2020

Warren, Harris, Scanlon, Vargas Demand Answers on ICE & CBP Involvement in Policing Ongoing Protests

Washington, DC — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) and Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Pa.) and Juan Vargas (D-Calif.), along with 95 of their colleagues, in a letter to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) demanding answers on the agencies’ involvement with the ongoing protests against police brutality in light of reports of law enforcement using force at protests and demonstrations. The … Continue Reading

June 04, 2020

Senator Warren Joins Senator Markey and Colleagues to Announce Legislation to Prohibit Restart of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Testing

Bill Text Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren joined Senator Edward J. Markey to announce the Preserving Leadership Against Nuclear Explosives Testing (PLANET) Act, which would prevent the Trump administration from restarting explosive nuclear weapons testing by restricting funds for fiscal year 2021 and all previous years from being used for such a purpose. The Washington Post recently reported that senior Trump administration officials advocated for a demonstration … Continue Reading

June 04, 2020

At HELP Hearing, Senator Warren Questions University Presidents on How to Safely Reopen Campuses & Address Risks to Low Wage & Hourly Workers

SENATOR WARREN: Thank you Mr. Chairman. I want to start if I can by quickly thanking Ranking Member Murray for her comments acknowledging what's happening in our country. We can't ignore the racist violence that has killed George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor and so many, many others. We must commit ourselves to change and using this committee as well as others to advance anti-racist policies in health, in education, and for workers, including today's hearing about … Continue Reading

June 04, 2020

At Banking Hearing, Warren Pushes Back on GOP Proposal to Shield Businesses from COVID-19 Liability

SENATOR WARREN: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I want to start by thanking Senator Brown, Ranking Member Brown, for his comments today about what's happening around us. We can't come together and just ignore everything that's going on and the racist violence that has killed George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many others. This has got to be a moment where we commit ourselves to change and to real accountability. And I hope that is where we will all be putting our energies.I … Continue Reading

June 03, 2020

Warren, Colleagues Urge Defense Department to Refrain from Using U.S. Military to Suppress Nationwide Protests

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren joined Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) with 15 of their colleagues to send a letter to U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley voicing grave concerns over President Donald Trump’s recent threat to invoke the Insurrection Act in response to nationwide protests calling … Continue Reading

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