Press Releases

October 15, 2020

Warren Joins Schatz, Colleagues to Condemn Amazon’s Anti-Union Practices and Investment in Employee Surveillance Technology

Washington, DC — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai’i), along with Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), to send a joint letter to Amazon calling for the company to stop suppressing workers’ right to organize. This comes after reporting on an internal memo outlining the company’s plans to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on software designed in part to track employee activism, mandatory overtime, and so-called … Continue Reading

October 15, 2020

Warren Calls for SEC, CFTC Insider Trading Investigation of Pandemic Profiteering Resulting from Trump Administration's COVID-19 "Early Warning" to Republican Donors, Insiders, and Investors

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) formally requested that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) conduct an insider trading investigation after reports that in February, Trump administration officials privately gave dire warnings to conservative allies and Republican donors about the risks to the economy from the COVID-19 pandemic while President Donald Trump was publicly optimistic about the impact … Continue Reading

October 15, 2020

Following "Prime Days," Massachusetts Lawmakers Question Amazon About High Rate of Serious Injuries among Warehouse Workers

Washington, DC -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy (D-MA-04) expressed concern that, as evidence mounts of unsafe working conditions for Amazon warehouse workers, the company continues to respond by rolling out PR campaigns and misrepresenting workers' injury risk to Congress and the public rather than implementing meaningful changes that protect workers. The lawmakers questioned whether Amazon made any … Continue Reading

October 14, 2020

Warren, Haaland Introduce Legislation to Expand Tribal Broadband Application Deadline

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) introduced a bill to expand the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC's) 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Priority Window. This bill will allow Tribal Nations and Native Hawaiian organizations the time they need to apply for spectrum licenses for unassigned spectrum over their own lands--a critical step to expanding broadband access in their communities. The FCC created the 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal … Continue Reading

October 14, 2020

ICYMI: Senator Warren Boston Globe Op-Ed: The Affordable Care Act and coverage for Massachusetts residents is at risk

Read full op-ed hereWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) along with Amy Rosenthal, executive director of Health Care for All, and Kate Walsh, president and CEO of Boston Medical Center, published an op-ed in The Boston Globe discussing the threat to health care for over 375,000 Massachusetts residents and tens of millions of Americans if Republicans ram through a Supreme Court nomination 20 days before the election. Key sections below. Read the full op-ed … Continue Reading

October 14, 2020

Warren to Walt Disney Company: Explain Why You Have Prioritized Risky Stock Buybacks, Dividend Payments, and High Executive Pay Over Your Own Workers

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Executive Chairman of The Walt Disney Company to obtain information on the company's announced layoffs of 28,000 workers and the company's recent prioritization of stock buybacks, dividend payments, and high executive pay may have exacerbated its current financial problems. "In the years leading up to this crisis, your company prioritized the enrichment of executives and stockholders through hefty … Continue Reading

October 12, 2020

ICYMI: Senator Warren Rolling Stone Op-Ed: How to Honor RBG's Legacy - and the Dangers of Confirming Amy Coney Barrett

Read full op-ed hereWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) published an op-ed in Rolling Stone honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and discussing the threat to health care for tens of millions of Americans if Republicans ram through a Supreme Court nomination 22 days before the election. Key sections below. Read the full op-ed here. I remember when I was a young mother and I was at Rutgers, trying something as seemingly outlandish as going to law school. It … Continue Reading

October 09, 2020

Warren, Smith Question Top Retail Testing Providers Companies on Lack of Pediatric Testing at Their COVID-19 Testing Sites

Washington, D.C. - 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 five of the largest retail testing providers and the National Community Pharmacists Association requesting information on the availability of pediatric testing for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at their COVID-19 testing sites. Though accessible testing for adults and children is crucial to … Continue Reading

October 09, 2020

Warren, Murray, Peters Call for GAO to Investigate Trump Administration Interference in FDA and CDC Coronavirus Decisions That Have Undermined Public Trust

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the HELP Committee, and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee have sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) calling for an immediate investigation to understand the extent of undue political influence at the Centers For … Continue Reading

October 08, 2020

Senators Warren and Markey, and Reps. Pressley and Lynch Demand Answers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on West Roxbury Stop

Washington, DC - Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Representatives Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Stephen Lynch (MA-05), today wrote to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) demanding answers to questions surrounding the October 6, 2020, apparent stop-and-detention of Bena Apreala, a Black man, while jogging in West Roxbury. The letter seeks information from ICE about the incident and why ICE was operating in West Roxbury. On October 6, 2020, … Continue Reading

October 08, 2020

ICYMI: Elizabeth Warren The Cut Op-Ed: We Know Exactly How Amy Coney Barrett Feels About Abortion. Don't let Republicans Pretend otherwise

Read the full op-ed here Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) published an op-ed in The Cut on how Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee was picked to overturn Roe v. Wade and turn back the clock on reproductive rights. Senator Warren writes that voting is already under way across the country and with only 26 days before the election is completed, we cannot fill this Supreme Court seat until after the next president is installed.Read the full op-ed … Continue Reading

October 07, 2020

As Fed Allows Banks to Pay Out Billions in Dividends, Senator Warren Asks the Largest Financial Institutions How They Are Assessing and Mitigating Risks Resulting from the COVID-19 Induced Recession

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs' Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions sent letters to the largest banks -- those with over $250 billion in total consolidated assets -- requesting information on how these institutions are assessing and mitigating risks resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Senator Warren raised concerns about the Federal Reserve Board … Continue Reading

October 06, 2020

Warren Joins Tester, Colleagues in Urging VA Take a “Proactive Role” in Ensuring Quality Care at State Veterans Homes

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-Mont.), along with Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai’i), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai’i), in calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to step up its monitoring and support of these long-term care facilities, to better protect the health and lives of veterans—especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their letter follows … Continue Reading

October 06, 2020

Warren, Feinstein, Capito, Clark, Stivers Call Out DEA's "Foot-Dragging" on Critical Regulations to Combat the Opioid Crisis

Washington, DC - A bipartisan group of lawmakers including United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), and Congressman Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) are again calling on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to finalize "partial fill" regulations as … Continue Reading

October 05, 2020

Senate Democrats Release New Report Detailing How Supreme Court Nominee Could Escalate Corporate Takeover of Our Judiciary

 Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) released a new report detailing how President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court could solidify  the corporate capture of our courts. The report highlights how The Roberts Five - the five-justice Republican majority led by Chief Justice Roberts  - and President Donald … Continue Reading

October 05, 2020

Warren, Durbin to Federal Prisons Authorities: Take Urgent Action to Contain Further Spread of COVID-19 in Federal Prisons

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) are urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to act promptly to reduce the rapid spread of COVID-19 in federal facilities by adopting a public health-driven approach to managing the novel coronavirus, including releasing eligible individuals to home confinement and adopting appropriate and humane procedures to medically isolate or … Continue Reading

October 02, 2020

Senator Warren Statement on President Trump's Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on President Donald Trump's and First Lady Melania Trump's positive COVID-19 diagnosis: "The COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted pain on millions of families across the country. My thoughts are with the President, First Lady, White House staff, and anyone else who may have come into contact with the President, and I wish them all a quick and safe recovery."My thoughts are also with millions of other … Continue Reading

October 01, 2020

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

Response from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) hereSenators' initial request to GAO here Washington, DC - At the request of 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, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has agreed to conduct an independent audit of the culture, policies, and practices of the U.S. Department of … Continue Reading

October 01, 2020

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

One Pager | Bill TextWashington, D.C. -- Today, 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, introduced 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 surveillance testing for … Continue Reading

October 01, 2020

ICYMI: Warren Publishes Op-Ed: Opioid epidemic did not pause for COVID-19

Op-Ed in the Dorchester Reporter Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today published an op-ed in the Dorchester Reporter pushing for Congress to pass the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act to end the opioid crisis and address its disproportionate impact on people of color. Read the full op-ed here. Key sections below.Long before the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in the United States, the country was already battling another … Continue Reading

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