Press Releases

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

March 17, 2021

Warren, Clark, and MA Delegation Push Commonwealth for Answers on MBTA Cuts

Boston, MA - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (D- Mass.), and the Massachusetts Delegation, including Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.), James P. McGovern (D-Mass.),Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.), William Keating (D-Mass.), Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Lori Trahan (D-Mass.), and Jake Auchincloss (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation … Continue Reading

March 17, 2021

At Senate Finance Committee Hearing, Senator Warren Calls Out Genesis' Corporate Greed While Leaving Its Workers and Residents Without Adequate PPE and COVID-19 Safety Supplies

Washington, DC - In a Senate Finance Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) highlighted new details she revealed earlier today about Genesis Healthcare, a for-profit nursing home chain, for its failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic and excessive CEO pay. Genesis gave its then-CEO -- who left the company in near bankruptcy in January 2021 -- $8 million in salary and bonuses since the start of the pandemic while leaving its workers and residents … Continue Reading

March 17, 2021

Warren Releases New Details on Genesis Nursing Home Company's Massive CEO Payout

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today released Genesis Healthcare, Inc.'s (Genesis) response to her January letter and sent a letter to the company, revealing new information that the company CEO - who left the company in near bankruptcy in January 2021 - has been paid awarded $8 million in salary and bonuses since the start of the pandemic. The information from Genesis also revealed that the company - which "restructured" itself earlier this month, delisted … Continue Reading

March 16, 2021

At SASC Hearing, United States Northern Command Commits to Helping Improve Vaccine Distribution to Communities of Color Hit Hardest by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - During today's Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned General Glen D. VanHerck, Commander, U.S. Northern Command, about efforts to administer vaccinations to communities of color and Native communities through the Command's work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In response to Senator Warren, General Glen D. VanHerck made a commitment to help communities of color hit the hardest by … Continue Reading

March 12, 2021

Warren, Tillis Question DoD and HUD on Accessible Military Housing for Families With Disabilities and Release Information on Concerns With Private Military Housing Providers

In December 2020, Senators Warren and Tillis questioned the five largest private military housing providers about their reported failure to provide adequate housing to families with disabilities. "The responses from these companies reveal a series of concerns on accessible housing and accommodations for military families and the companies' interpretation of federal laws pertaining to disabled servicemembers."Letter to DoD | Letter to HUDWashington, D.C. - United States Senators … Continue Reading

March 12, 2021

Sen. Warren and Rep. Lee Reintroduce Legislation to Invest in COVID-19 Resources for Medically Underserved Communities

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) reintroduced the COVID Community Care Act—legislation that provides emergency funding for community organizations in medically underserved communities that suffer from health disparities to take action as part of the larger public health effort to contain COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted communities of color and Native communities. Black and Latinx … Continue Reading

March 11, 2021

Warren, Jackson Lee, and 127 Members of Congress Unveil Resolution Recognizing the Forthcoming Centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) unveiled a resolution to mark the forthcoming 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. The resolution is a reminder that the fight to end racist violence against Black people in the United States -- often state-sanctioned and at the hands of the police -- continues. The resolution honors the lives and legacies of the estimated 300 Black individuals who were killed during … Continue Reading

March 10, 2021

Warren Highlights Key Wins for Massachusetts Families in the $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) highlights key legislative victories for Massachusetts in the American Rescue Plan. The $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that will provide approximately $8.1 billion in direct aid for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, help deliver vaccines, safely reopen schools, and provide critical relief to Massachusetts families and small businesses. "Democrats passed a historic relief package that will make a … Continue Reading

March 10, 2021

Warren, Markey Release Statement on Town of Chatham and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agreement on Nantucket Sound Shellfish Fisheries

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following joint statement after the Chatham Select Board approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) yesterday between the Town of Chatham and the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). The agreement will continue the Town’s management of the shellfish fisheries in the submerged lands and waters in Nantucket Sound at the western boundary of the Refuge.“We are pleased that the … Continue Reading

March 10, 2021

Warren, Wyden, Blumenthal, Markey, Murphy Introduce Legislation to Address Long-Term Student Needs Related to COVID-19

Bill Text | Bill One-Pager  | Section by SectionWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) today introduced the Educational Equity Challenge Grant Act to create a $100 billion application-based grant program over the next ten years to help accelerate academic progress and address students' social, emotional, mental, behavioral, and physical health needs … Continue Reading

March 09, 2021

Warren, Castro, Booker, Colleagues Reintroduce Bicameral Legislation to Require COVID-19 Data Collection in Immigration Detention Facilities

The COVID-19 in Immigration Detention Data Transparency Act would fill information gaps by providing critical data about COVID-19 in immigration detention facilities.Bill Text | Bill One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) and Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship and Border Safety, reintroduced the bicameral COVID-19 in Immigration Detention Data … Continue Reading

March 09, 2021

At Banking Hearing, Senator Warren Urges SEC To Provide Transparency About Citadel and Robinhood's Market Tactics and Protect Individual Investors and Working Families

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) emphasized the importance of transparency in the wake of the market volatility surrounding GameStop's share prices and the need for the SEC to investigate potential conflicts of interest that may harm retail investors. In response to Senator Warren's questioning, Professor Gina-Gail Fletcher, Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law, agreed … Continue Reading

March 09, 2021

Warren Shares Responses to Oversight Letters on GameStop and Robinhood Controversy

 Washington, DC - Ahead of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released responses to her oversight letters raising questions about market volatility and its consequences for individual investors in the wake of the GameStop and Robinhood controversy. Senator Warren also released the following statement: "I've received responses from the Security Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority … Continue Reading

March 08, 2021

Warren, Hassan, Chu, DeGette, and Lee Call for Restoring Full Family Planning Funding by Rescinding Former Administration’s Title X Policies

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senator Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Representative Judy Chu (D-Calif.), Representative Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), and Representative Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) led more than 150 of their colleagues in urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to rescind the former administration’s Title X Family Planning Program (Title X) policies that severely curtailed access to vital family planning and sexual health services.As directed by … Continue Reading

March 06, 2021

Warren, Menendez Bill to Make Student Loan Relief Tax-Free Passes as Part of COVID Relief Package, Clearing a Hurdle for Broad Loan Forgiveness

Millions of borrowers will no longer face surprise tax bill if part or all of their loan is forgivenWASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) applauded passage of their Student Loan Tax Relief Act as part of the American Rescue Plan. The provision makes any student loan forgiveness tax-free, ensuring borrowers whose debt is fully or partially forgiven are not saddled with thousands of dollars in surprise taxes. The average student borrower who … Continue Reading

March 06, 2021

Warren, Smith Successfully Secure $40B For Child Care & Early Learning in Senate COVID-19 Relief Package

With $40B in Latest Package and Earlier Relief, Senators Make Good on Push to Secure $50B to Shore Up Nation's Child Care System; Help Providers & FamiliesWASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) successfully secured more than $40 billion for child care and early learning resources in the Senate-passed COVID-19 relief package.With the funding from the package passed today, $10 billion from the December-passed relief bill, and the … Continue Reading

March 05, 2021

Senator Warren Statement on the Resignation of Federal Student Aid Chief Operating Officer Major General Mark Brown

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on the resignation of Federal Student Aid (FSA) Chief Operating Officer Major General Mark Brown: "Whether it was incompetence, malice, or a mix of both, the Department of Education's student loan bank under Betsy DeVos was a disaster and oversaw the illegal garnishment of the wages of thousands of struggling borrowers during the pandemic. The resignation of FSA Chief Operating Officer … Continue Reading

March 04, 2021

Senator Warren Reintroduces Senate Companion Bill to Ensure Our Nation's Public Housing is Healthy and Safe

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced today that she will reintroduce the Senate companion to the Public Housing Emergency Response Act. First introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.), the bill would create a one-time, $70 billion appropriation into the Public Housing Capital Fund to address the estimated $70 billion backlog of maintenance and repairs in public housing. This would allow tenants to live … Continue Reading

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