Press Releases

March 03, 2021

Warren, Booker, Markey, Urge EPA and NIH to Provide Robust Funding for Environmental Health Disparities Research

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Jane Nishida and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins expressing concerns with a reduction of funding and available awards for the Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities (EHD) Research program grants during the Trump administration. In the letter, the … Continue Reading

March 02, 2021

Warren To Chair Subcommittees on Banking and Finance

Washington, DC - United States Senator Warren (D-Mass.) has been named chairwoman of two U.S. Senate subcommittees, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy and the Senate Finance Committee Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth. She released the following statement:"I've always used all of my tools in the Senate to fight for change while holding those in power accountable --- and I'm so glad to have two more critical tools. … Continue Reading

March 02, 2021

At Banking Hearing, CFPB Director Nominee Rohit Chopra Agrees to Use CFPB to Protect Consumers from Financial Discrimination and Housing Instability

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Nominee Rohit Chopra, currently Commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission, about CFPB's role enforcing fair lending laws and protecting consumers in a housing crisis.In response to Senator Warren, Commissioner Chopra agreed to use tools available at the CFPB to ensure financial institutions comply … Continue Reading

March 02, 2021

At Banking Hearing, SEC Nominee Gensler Commits to Efforts Recommended by Warren to Protect Investors and Make Markets More Honest and Transparent

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Nominee, Gary Gensler who serves as a Professor of Practice at MIT Sloan School of Management, about market manipulation and whether he'll use the tools available to the SEC to improve market function and capital formation.In response to Senator Warren, Mr. Gensler committed to "looking at all of the authorities" to … Continue Reading

March 02, 2021

Warren and Booker to CFPB: How Are You Preventing Tenant Screening Technologies From Hurting Tenants of Color

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), along with Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), sent a letter requesting information from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) about its oversight authority and regulatory history with regard to tenant screening technology companies, which approximately 90% of landlords use for reviewing income and … Continue Reading

March 02, 2021

Warren and Brown to Regulators: It Would be a Grave Error to Extend Capital Exemptions for the Nation's Large Banks and Holding Companies

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Banking Committee, and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, sent letters on Friday, February 26, 2021, to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, Vice Chair Randal Quarles, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Jelena McWilliams, and Acting Comptroller Blake Paulson calling on the regulators to end the temporary reduction in banks' capital requirements and … Continue Reading

March 01, 2021

Senator Warren Statement for the Trial Record on Her Vote to Convict President Trump and Disqualify Him From Holding Future Elected Office

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) submitted the following statement for the trial record on her vote to convict President Donald J. Trump and disqualify him from holding future elected office:The President swears an oath to faithfully execute the Office of the Presidency and to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” At the very core of that oath is a commitment to democracy—to government of the people, for the people, and by the … Continue Reading

March 01, 2021

Warren, Jayapal, Boyle Introduce Ultra-Millionaire Tax on Fortunes Over $50 Million

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-07), a member of the House Budget Committee, and Representative Brendan Boyle (D-PA-02), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee today unveiled the Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act.The Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act would level the playing field and narrow the racial wealth gap by asking the wealthiest 100,000 households in America, or the top … Continue Reading

February 27, 2021

Warren, Castro, Padilla, and Lieu Announce Pathway to Citizenship for Essential Workers

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), along with Representatives Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) and Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) , announced the Citizenship For Essential Workers Act at a Here Is Home virtual roundtable with essential workers. This legislation would create an expedited pathway to citizenship for the over 5 million undocumented essential workers who kept Americans healthy, fed, and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The … Continue Reading

February 26, 2021

Warren, Booker, Colleagues Question ICE and DHS on Disturbing New Allegations of Abuse and Forced Deportations of Migrants and Asylum-Seekers

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) wrote to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tae Johnson regarding recent disturbing allegations by asylum-seekers that ICE agents at multiple facilities forced them to … Continue Reading

February 26, 2021

Warren, Pressley, Lee, Kelly, Bass, Colleagues Re-Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Require Federal Government to Collect and Report Coronavirus Demographic Data -- Including Race and Ethnicity

Bill Text | Bill One-Pager Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Robin Kelly (D-Ill.), and Karen Bass (D-Calif.)reintroduced the bicameral Equitable Data Collection and Disclosure on COVID-19 Act. The bill would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to collect and report racial and other demographic data on COVID-19 testing, treatment, vaccination, and fatality rates and use all available … Continue Reading

February 25, 2021

At Finance Hearing, Senator Warren Urges U.S. Trade Representative Nominee Katherine Tai to Commit to Ensuring Trade Advisory Committees Have More Representatives from Labor, Consumer, Environmental Groups Than Corporations

Washington, DC - During today's Finance Committee hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) asked Katherine Tai, the nominee to be U.S. Trade Representative, to commit to ensuring that each of our existing trade advisory committees will have more representatives from labor, consumer, and environmental groups than from corporations. Senator Warren also asked for a commitment to make trade negotiations open and transparent to the public by releasing the draft bracketed text … Continue Reading

February 25, 2021

At SASC Hearing, Chief Operating Officer for the COVID-19 Response Commits to More Vaccine Transparency to Protect the American People -- Not Pharma Executives

Washington, DC — During today's Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned General Gustave F. Perna, Chief Operating Officer for the Federal COVID-19 Response for Vaccine and Therapeutics, on his commitment to ensure the current federal vaccine effort will not be riddled with ethical conflicts and mismanagement, as the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed was. Senator Warren specifically asked for his commitment to … Continue Reading

February 25, 2021

Warren Joins Congresswoman Porter in Reintroducing Bill to Reduce Violence Against Individuals with Mental Illness and Disabilities

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.), Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.), Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Penn.), Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) along with 57 Representatives reintroduced legislation to reduce violence against individuals with mental illness and disabilities. The Mental Health Justice Act would make it easier for state and local governments … Continue Reading

February 24, 2021

At Senate Finance Committee Hearing, HHS Secretary Nominee Xavier Becerra Commits to Improving Health Equity Data in COVID Vaccine Distribution and Across Our Health Systems

Washington, DC - In a Senate Finance Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Xavier Becerra, the nominee to be Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), on his commitment to address structural racism in our health systems and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Attorney General Becerra committed to improve data collection for COVID-19 vaccine distribution, and to help address health inequities in the treatment of chronic conditions, … Continue Reading

February 24, 2021

At Warren, Booker, Wyden, and Lee, Request, Federal Research Agency Will Review the Use of Race-Based Algorithms in Medical Practice

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), released the following statement regarding the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) approving their request to review the use of race-based clinical algorithms in standard medical practices:"The COVID-19 pandemic and its disproportionate impact on communities of color have laid bare that racism is a public health crisis. We … Continue Reading

February 24, 2021

Senators Warren, Booker, Gillibrand, and Colleagues Urge the Biden Administration to Establish an Office of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Wellbeing Within the Domestic Policy Council

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), along with Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris supporting the establishment of an Office of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Wellbeing (OSRHW) within the Domestic Policy Council at the White House that would … Continue Reading

February 23, 2021

Senator Warren Introduces Wally Adeyemo, Nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, to the Senate Finance Committee

Washington, DC - In a Senate Finance Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced Mr. Wally Adeyemo, the nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, who served as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) first chief of staff. During today's Finance Committee hearing, Senator Warren questioned Mr. Adeyemo's commitment to issuing new Special Drawing Rights to provide low income countries with the resources they need to fight the pandemic and … Continue Reading

February 23, 2021

At Banking Hearing, Fed Chair Powell Agrees with Senator Warren that Inequality Stunts Our Economic Growth

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on the effects of our country's extreme wealth inequality. In response to Senator Warren, Chairman Powell agreed that inequality weighs our economy down and stunts our economic growth. To address extreme wealth inequality, level the playing field, and help build an economy that works for everyone, Senator Warren has announced plans … Continue Reading

February 22, 2021

Senators Warren and Markey Release Statement on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's Homelands

Boston, MA - Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey released the following joint statement after the Biden Administration withdrew its appeal in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in the case Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe v. Bernhardt. "This is a major victory for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, and for justice. We have proudly stood with the Tribe throughout its fight to preserve the reservation, but their ancestral homelands should never have … Continue Reading

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