Press Releases

March 30, 2021

Wyden, Warren, Smith, Brown, & Casey Announce Plans to Introduce New Bill to Build Child Care Infrastructure and Availability

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, United States Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown, (D-Ohio), Bob Casey, (D-Pa.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) announced that they plan to introduce a new bill allocating mandatory funding to build child care availability over the long term and treat child care like the critical infrastructure that it is for families. The coronavirus pandemic has been devastating to the child care sector, with an estimated two in five providers at risk of … Continue Reading

March 30, 2021

Elizabeth Warren, Andy Levin Announce Bold, New Green Procurement Legislation

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Andy Levin (D-Mich.) today announced legislation to use the enormous breadth of U.S. federal procurement to help fight the climate crisis, spur innovation, and boost demand for American-made clean energy products at home and in the rapidly-growing markets for green products abroad."This is bold, smart legislation to convert our nation's biggest spender, the U.S. government, to American-made clean energy … Continue Reading

March 30, 2021

Warren: Extended CDC Eviction Moratorium is a "Vital Safety Net"

WASHINGTON, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and Senate Committee on Finance, today released the following statement after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Walensky announced an extension of the CDC eviction moratorium through June 30th, 2021:"I'm glad the CDC has extended the eviction moratorium, which protects millions of renters who might face eviction and increased … Continue Reading

March 29, 2021

ICYMI: Warren Kicks Off Week of MA Events to Promote American Rescue Plan

Boston, MA - On Saturday, Senator Elizabeth Warren kicked off a week of events to promote the critical benefits that Massachusetts will receive from the American Rescue Plan.    On Saturday, March 27, 2021, Senator Warren visited Berkshire Community College's (BCC) Vaccination Center, which has delivered more than 19,000 vaccines to residents of the Commonwealth at three sites across the Berkshires.     Following her visit to BCC, Senator Warren joined Congressman James P. McGovern … Continue Reading

March 26, 2021

Warren Joins Brown, Bennet, Booker, Wyden, Warnock in Push to Make Critical Tax Cuts for Workers and Families Permanent in Next Recovery Bill

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), along with 40 other Senate Democrats, to send a letter to President Biden in a push to build on the success of the American Rescue Plan by making critical tax credits for working families permanent. The American Rescue Plan provided an historic investment in the economic well-being of … Continue Reading

March 26, 2021

Warren Joins Klobuchar, Warnock, Cleaver, Colleagues to Urge Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council to Address Racial Disparities in Housing Appraisal Industry

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-Mo.), along with more than 30 of their colleagues, in a letter urging the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) to work with the housing appraisal industry to address disparities in home valuations for communities of color.Recent reports have shown significant disparities in the assessments of … Continue Reading

March 26, 2021

Senator Warren Joins Senator Markey and Reps. Lofgren and Neguse to Reintroduce the GRACE Act

Washington, DC - As the world faces the highest levels of displacement on record, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Representatives Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) and Joe Neguse (CO-02) to reintroduce the bicameral Guaranteed Refugee Admission Ceiling Enhancement (GRACE) Act. This legislation would strengthen the Refugee Act of 1980 by preventing the President from setting a Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions at a level below … Continue Reading

March 26, 2021

Warren, Merkley, and Kahele Reintroduce the Remove the Stain Act

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Congressman Kaiali'i Kahele (D-Hawaii) reintroduced the Remove the Stain Act. The bill would revoke the Medal of Honor from the soldiers who perpetrated the Wounded Knee massacre on December 29, 1890, when U.S. soldiers slaughtered hundreds of Lakota men, women, and children-most of them unarmed-on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Twenty soldiers in the regiment received the … Continue Reading

March 26, 2021

New Op-Ed: Elizabeth Warren, Mary Kay Henry: Caregivers are essential workers. It's time we recognize them as such

Op-Ed on CNN.comWashington, DC - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Mary Kay Henry, International President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), published an op-ed on on why we need big and bold improvements to the caregiving industry in America.Read the full op-ed here and below. CNN: Caregivers are essential workers. It's time we recognize them as such March 26, 2021 By Elizabeth Warren and Mary Kay HenryWe all want the same things in life: health, … Continue Reading

March 25, 2021

Warren, Pressley Lead Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Requesting Treasury Department Provide Relief Funds to Disproportionately Impacted Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) along with seven other senators and 26 other members of the House of Representatives, sent a letter requesting Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen use discretion in issuing guidance for American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding to support non-entitlement cities that have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawmakers also ask that the Treasury work with the Department of Housing … Continue Reading

March 25, 2021

Warren Joins Merkley, Daines in Senate Introduction of Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure that Legal Cannabis Businesses Aren’t Shut Out of Critical Financial Services

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) today to introduce the bipartisan Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, which would ensure that legal cannabis businesses have access to critical banking services.Most state legal medicinal or recreational cannabis businesses are denied access to the banking system because banks fear they may be prosecuted under federal law given the ongoing federal … Continue Reading

March 25, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Makes Push for Big, Profitable Companies to Pay Their Fair Share in Taxes

Washington, DC - In a Senate Finance Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made the case for the need to tax America's largest and most profitable companies by highlighting corporations' ability to game the tax system to drive down their tax liability. She also announced her plans to introduce legislation to make a tax on book profits for the largest, most profitable companies in America.Between 2018 and 2020, the corporate tax rate was 21 percent, but … Continue Reading

March 25, 2021

Warren Statement on Baker Decision to Follow the Law and Allocate Federal Funding to Communities Hard Hit by COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement after Governor Baker heeded the calls from the delegation to follow the intent of the federal law and allocate some of the $4.5 billion federal funding he was given from the American Rescue Plan to communities hard hit by COVID-19:"I am glad that Governor Baker is now listening to the calls from the delegation, as well as Secretary Yellen's reaffirmation yesterday, that he both can and should … Continue Reading

March 24, 2021

Warren to Yellen at Hearing: How Will You Evaluate and Manage Risks Posed by BlackRock and Other Financial Giants?

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for companies such as BlackRock, the world's largest asset management firm, to be designated as a Systemically Important Financial Institution (SIFI). Senator Warren highlighted risks associated with the nonbank sector and how Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen can work to address these risks in her capacity as chair of the Financial Stability … Continue Reading

March 24, 2021

At Banking and Housing Hearing, Secretary Yellen Confirms Governors Have Authority to Allocate American Rescue Plan Funds to Communities Hard Hit By COVID-19, Treasury Will Issue Further Guidance"

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) asked Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen for clarification regarding statutory language in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) that provides states with flexibility to use federal aid to help address "negative economic impacts" in smaller communities hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic that did not qualify for larger pots of direct funding in the ARP.Last week, … Continue Reading

March 23, 2021

Warren Applauds Secretary Austin's Decision to Suspend Dozens of Pentagon Advisory Boards and Calls for Stronger Ethics Standards

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin praising his decision to suspend dozens of Defense Department advisory boards and relieve hundreds of appointees to these boards pending a "zero-based review." In the letter, Senator Warren also called for improvements as the Department of Defense (DoD) considers candidates for repopulating the boards that survive DoD's review. … Continue Reading

March 19, 2021

Senators Warren and Markey Reconvene Bipartisan Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations to Accept Additional Applications for the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Washington, DC - In the wake of Judge William G. Young announcing his intention to retire from regular active service as a United States District Court Judge, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today announced they will reconvene a bipartisan advisory committee to review and provide additional recommendations on federal District Court candidates from across Massachusetts. Candidates interested in applying for a U.S. District Court nomination who … Continue Reading

March 18, 2021

Senator Warren at Banking and Housing Hearing: Federal Reserve Must Fulfill Mandate to Ensure Safety of Too-Big-To-Fail Banks By Addressing the Risks Climate Change Poses to the Economy

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) highlighted the risks climate change poses to the economy and why the Federal Reserve and other regulators have a clear role in addressing these risks. Because the Fed's mandate includes the safety of the too-big-to-fail banks, it is within the Fed's responsibility to deal with climate risk. By ignoring climate risk, the Fed and the other banking … Continue Reading

March 18, 2021

Warren, Booker, Durbin, Colleagues Call on DOJ Inspector General to Conduct Comprehensive Review of Bureau of Prison COVID-19 Deaths

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) urging them to conduct a comprehensive review of all COVID-19-related deaths of incarcerated individuals in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and BOP staff since the beginning of the pandemic. In the letter, the lawmakers requested information about whether or not incarcerated … Continue Reading

March 18, 2021

Warren, Andy Levin, Markey, and Ocasio-Cortez Unveil the BUILD GREEN Infrastructure and Jobs Act to Jumpstart the Transition to Electric Transportation and Modernize Infrastructure

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Andrew Levin (D-Mich.), along with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), today unveiled the BUILD GREEN Infrastructure and Jobs Act. Modeled after the Department of Transportation's successful BUILD grant program, BUILD GREEN would invest $500 billion over ten years in state, local, and tribal projects to jumpstart the transition to all electric public … Continue Reading

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