Press Releases

May 14, 2020

Federal CARES Act Grants Awarded to Massachusetts State and Regional Transit Agencies

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) 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), William Keating (D-MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-04), announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded Massachusetts state and regional transit authorities a … Continue Reading


May 14, 2020

Warren, Levin, Merkley, Smith Introduce Legislation for a National Contact Tracing Program

Read New Op-Ed by Warren and Levin Here Bill Text | Bill SummaryWashington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Andy Levin (D-Mich.) introduced legislation for a federal contact tracing program to halt the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The lawmakers are calling for their legislation to be included in the next response package that passes Congress. The legislation is co-sponsored by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore) and Tina … Continue Reading


May 14, 2020

Massachusetts Health Centers Awarded Nearly $16 Million in Federal Funding for COVID-19 Testing

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) 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), William Keating (D-MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-04), announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Massachusetts community health centers a total … Continue Reading


May 14, 2020

Warren, Colleagues Call for Senate HELP Committee Hearing with HHS Whistleblower Rick Bright

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, along with HELP Committee members Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Robert P. Casey (D-Penn.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), sent a letter to HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) requesting that the Committee hold a hearing with whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright, former Director of … Continue Reading


May 13, 2020

Mass. Congressional Delegation Announces Over $59 Million AmeriCorps Funding for Commonwealth

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with U.S. Representatives Richard Neal (D-MA-01), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), William Keating (D-MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), today announced that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will receive a total of $59,806,212 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and … Continue Reading


May 13, 2020

Warren, DeLauro Introduce Legislation to Protect Workers' Rights Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Bill Text | Bill SummaryWashington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Chair of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, are proposing legislation to make sure workers get fair access to legal remedy despite the coronavirus pandemic. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Ranking Member of Senate HELP … Continue Reading


May 13, 2020

Warren, Klobuchar, and Cicilline to Federal Reserve and Treasury: Ensure a Competitive Economy, Protect Small Businesses From Predatory Corporate Behavior During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline (D-R.I.) urged the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury Department) to use their authority under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to restrict large corporations that receive bailout funds from engaging in potentially harmful … Continue Reading


May 12, 2020

Dr. Fauci Confirms to Senator Warren: America Does Not Have COVID-19 Completely Under Control

SENATOR WARREN: Thank you Mr. Chairman and thank you to our witnesses for being here today. I hope everybody is staying safe and healthy. In the past 16 weeks, over 1.3 million Americans have been infected with coronavirus. We now know that about 80,000 people have died and 33 million people are out of work.Dr. Fauci, you have advised six presidents, you have battled deadly viruses for your entire career. So I'd just like to hear your honest opinion. Do we have the coronavirus … Continue Reading


May 12, 2020

Warren, Blumenthal, Coons, Jayapal, and Sarbanes Unveil Coronavirus Oversight and Recovery Ethics (CORE) Act

Bill Summary | Discussion Draft Bill TextWashington, DC - Today United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and the Chair of the House Democracy Reform Task Force Representative John Sarbanes (D-MD) introduced a discussion draft of their legislation to ensure stronger oversight, accountability, and transparency in the federal government's … Continue Reading


May 12, 2020

Trump COVID-19 Watch

Washington, DC - Elizabeth Warren is continuing her oversight of the Trump Administration's COVID-19 response. Government delivers best when its actions are fair, transparent and accountable. But President Donald Trump's approach to this crisis doesn't reflect those values.Senator Warren on the latest unemployment numbers: "Trump & his GOP allies still don't have a plan to get us out of this economic disaster. This is a policy failure - and this is a moral failure." Read more … Continue Reading


May 10, 2020

Warren Joins Brown, Waters, Heck on Legislation to Help Renters During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, and Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA) in announcing the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020.The legislation would establish an Emergency Rental Assistance program to provide $100 billion … Continue Reading


May 08, 2020

Warren, Neguse, Pressley and Tlaib Call on Congressional Leadership to Include Robust Funding to Aid the Homeless in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Washington D.C.- Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Representatives Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) in sending a letter urging House and Senate leadership to include $11.5 billion in funding for Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) in the next relief package to aid the nation's homeless population who are experiencing heightened vulnerability during the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter was signed by 73 Members of … Continue Reading


May 08, 2020

Senators Warren and Markey, Rep. Pressley Call for Transparency in Remdesivir, Coronavirus Drug Distribution and to Ensure Drug Reaches Communities Most in Need

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) sent a letter today calling on Vice President Mike Pence and the Secretary of Health and Human Services to immediately explain how the federal government is distributing remdesivir, a drug recently approved to treat COVID-19. Reports from recent days indicate the federal government has started distributing the drug remdesivir, which received an emergency … Continue Reading


May 08, 2020

Warren, Markey, Moulton, and Keating React to $28 Million in Fisheries Disaster Aid for Massachusetts

Washington, DC - Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced plans to distribute $300 million of fisheries disaster funds appropriated in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. NOAA announced that each fishing state, territory, and tribe would receive a maximum allocation of $50 million and a minimum allocation of $1 million. Massachusetts received $28 million, the third-highest award. In 2018, $647.2 million of seafood was landed in … Continue Reading


May 08, 2020

Massachusetts Lawmakers Urge House and Senate Leadership to Provide Financial Support to Massachusetts' Steamship Authority

Washington, DC -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Congressman William Keating (D-MA-09) sent a letter urging the House and Senate leadership to provide financial support to ferry services, like the Steamship Authority (SSA), that have experienced unparalleled economic challenges due to the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic as extensive measures have been taken to prioritize public health, which have led to a significant drop … Continue Reading


May 08, 2020

Warren, Massachusetts Delegation Call on Walmart to Protect Workers in Massachusetts Stores

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) led the entire Massachusetts delegation in seeking information about how Walmart CEO Doug McMillon is addressing the safety and protection of workers in Walmart stores in Massachusetts, and what changes the company is implementing to ensure there are no additional outbreaks in stores across the Commonwealth.An employee at the Walmart store in Worcester tested positive for COVID-19 on April 8. In the next three weeks, 22 more … Continue Reading


May 08, 2020

Senators Warren and Murray Urge FDA to Monitor Potential COVID-19 Medical Products to Ensure the Health and Safety of Americans

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP), and HELP Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has acted to increase the availability of possible coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) treatments, diagnostic tests, and other medical products through emergency use authorizations (EUAs), asking about how the agency is … Continue Reading


May 08, 2020

Warren, Pressley, Sanders, & Over 135 Colleagues Seek Additional Funding for Community Health Centers in Upcoming COVID-19 Stimulus Packages

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), along with Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and over 135 of their colleagues, wrote to congressional leadership urging them to provide at least $77.3 billion for community health centers (CHCs) in upcoming coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) stimulus packages."As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate communities across America, most specifically people of color and low-income … Continue Reading


May 07, 2020

Warren Joins Bipartisan Push to Support Fisherman and Seafood Processors

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, joined Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.), along with a bipartisan group of lawmakers, in pushing to make sure urgently needed federal assistance is delivered to America's fishermen and seafood processors, who have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.In their letter to Senate Majority Leader … Continue Reading


May 07, 2020

Warren Highlights Need to Force President Trump to Use the Defense Production Act and Publicly Manufacture Medical Supplies at HELP Hearing on COVID-19 Testing

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned NIH Director Francis Collins and Acting BARDA Director Gary Disbrow about the federal government's preparedness to provide the critical, basic medical supplies like PPE, cotton swabs, reagents, and more to conduct widespread testing and eventually distribute a vaccine when it's ready. Senator Warren highlighted how the federal government is not prepared to rapidly produce these supplies. She called on … Continue Reading

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