Press Releases

May 06, 2021

Warren, Colleagues to Education Department: What Steps Are You Taking to Prepare Student Loan Borrowers for Turning Payments Back On?

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona requesting information about the steps the Department of Education (ED) and the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) are taking to help transition millions of federal student loan borrowers back into repayment ahead of the scheduled end for paused student loan payments and interest in September. This … Continue Reading

May 06, 2021

Warren, Murphy, Booker, Wyden, Markey Urge Senate Leadership to Include Long-term Investments for K-12 Schools in Next Funding Package

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Edward Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D- N.Y.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) urging them to include additional long-term funding for elementary and secondary schools in the next funding package to help accelerate students' academic progress, address students' social-emotional needs, and target the … Continue Reading

May 05, 2021

Warren, Markey, McGovern, Trahan Urge Tenet Healthcare and St. Vincent's to Continue Negotiations with Massachusetts Nurses Association

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey along with Representatives James P. McGovern and Lori Trahan sent a letter to Tenet Healthcare (Tenet) Board of Directors expressing concerns regarding the contract negotiations between St. Vincent Hospital (St. Vincent's), their parent company Tenet, and the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), which represents the approximately 800 professional nurses at the hospital. The lawmakers urge Tenet's Board of … Continue Reading

May 05, 2021

Warren Leads Letter Urging HHS to Take "Immediate" and "Aggressive" Action to Mitigate and Manage COVID-19 Outbreaks in Correctional Facilities

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), wrote to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urging Secretary Xavier Becerra to use new funding authorized by Congress in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and his authority under the … Continue Reading

May 03, 2021

Statement on Richard Cordray's Appointment to Lead Federal Student Aid

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on the Biden administration's naming Richard Cordray to lead the office of Federal Student Aid at the Department of Education."Rich Cordray has spent years fighting on behalf of American families. Rich was a fearless and effective leader at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau where he held big banks accountable and forced financial institutions to return $12 billion directly to the people … Continue Reading

April 30, 2021

Warren to President Biden: Use All Available Tools to Help Alleviate India's Spiraling Public Health Crisis

Washington, DC - United States Senator Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to President Biden urging his administration to leverage all tools and resources available to the United States to provide relief to India, which is "in the midst of an urgent humanitarian crisis that requires a robust response from its partners and allies abroad," as the Senator wrote in her letter to the President.In her letter, Senator Warren calls on the Biden administration to take the following actions: … Continue Reading

April 29, 2021

At Dignity of Work Hearing, Warren Calls on Congress to Pass Her Schedules That Work Act to Improve Conditions for Low-Wage Workers

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made the case for passing the Schedules That Work Act, legislation she introduced with Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) that would help ensure that low-wage employees have more certainty about their work schedules and income.Unions and working people spent decades fighting for a fair work week, which led to the enactment of the Fair Labor … Continue Reading

April 28, 2021

Warren, Colleagues Call on Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson to Expand Access to COVID-19 Vaccines Across the Globe

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Jeffrey A. Merkley (D-Ore.), and Christopher S. Murphy (D-Conn.) sent letters to Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson requesting information on their plans to expand access to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines and vaccine manufacturing capacity across the globe. Their request comes as India faces a humanitarian and public health crisis, with over … Continue Reading

April 28, 2021

Warren Blasts Trump Administration Rule That Allows Lenders to Profit Off of Struggling Consumers and Urges Congress to Nullify the Rule in Coming Weeks

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Brian Brooks, Former Acting Comptroller of the Currency, who finalized the True Lender Rule under the previous administration that has helped lenders profit off of struggling consumers. In a "rent-a-bank" arrangement, a nonbank lender, like an online lender or a payday loan company that would usually be subject to usury laws, finds a bank … Continue Reading

April 27, 2021

ICYMI: At Hearing, Warren Questions Millionaire CEO Abigail Disney on Broken Tax System and Calls for Wealth and Real Corporate Profits Tax

Washington, D.C. - Today, during Senator Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) first hearing as chair of the Senate Finance Committee's Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth, Senator Warren held a debate about tax fairness. Highlights: Millionaire CEO Abigail Disney rejected earlier comments from billionaire Leon Cooperman, who declined to attend today’s hearing. Instead of “dumping on the American dream,” as Cooperman has said, Disney said a wealth tax like Senator Warren's … Continue Reading

April 27, 2021

Warren Calls on SEC to Investigate Potential Insider Trading by CEO of Emergent BioSolutions, Company That Ruined 15 Million Doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Gary Gensler, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) urging the agency to investigate Mr. Robert G. Kramer, president and CEO of Emergent BioSolutions (Emergent) - a biopharmaceutical company and contract manufacturer for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. A new report based on SEC filings suggests that Mr. Kramer dumped $10 million of Emergent stock prior to disclosure of … Continue Reading

April 27, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Delivers Remarks on Tax System Fairness

While chairing her first Senate Finance subcommittee hearing, Warren made the case for her proposals a Wealth Tax, Real Corporate Profits Tax, and a mandatory funding stream for the IRS to ensure the wealthy and big corporations pay their fair share."These three big ideas alone would raise more than $6 trillion, enough to pay for every single penny of President Biden's American Jobs Plan, then pay for every single penny of his American Families Plan, and still have more than $2T left … Continue Reading

April 27, 2021

Warren, Durbin and Colleagues Urge President Biden To Issue Updated Presidential Determination With An Increased Refugee Admissions Target

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and 32 other Senate colleagues in a letter to President Joe Biden asking him to issue an updated presidential determination with an increased refugee admissions target for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 as soon as possible. The senators also urged President Biden to set a target of at least 125,000 refugee admissions in FY 2022 and to set the refugee admissions target at … Continue Reading

April 27, 2021

Warren, Jones and Colleagues Reintroduce Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act and Call for President Biden to Invest $700 Billion in Child Care

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-NY-17) today reintroduced the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act, a comprehensive and bicameral bill that will ensure that every family has access to high-quality, affordable child care and early learning opportunities by establishing a network of federally-supported, locally administered child care options. Joining the legislation as cosponsors are Senators Edward J. … Continue Reading

April 26, 2021

Warren, Baldwin, Duckworth And Colleagues Urge Biden Admin to Issue Delayed OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard for Workers

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) led a group of colleagues in urging the Biden administration to issue the delayed Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to finally provide workers with enforceable health and safety protections specific to COVID-19. OSHA has the statutory authority to issue an ETS to take immediate effect if workers are exposed to … Continue Reading

April 26, 2021

Warren Reintroduces Legislation to Extend Tribal Broadband Application Deadline

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) reintroduced the Extending Tribal Broadband Priority Act of 2021, legislation to expand the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC's) 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Priority Window. Originally introduced last year with then-Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), 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 … Continue Reading

April 23, 2021

Elizabeth Warren Statement on Recognizing the Armenian Genocide

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement following reports that the Biden Administration plans to formally recognize the Armenian Genocide."I commend President Biden's decision to formally recognize the Armenian Genocide. Calling this atrocity what it was -- genocide -- is long overdue because we must recognize the horrors of the past if we hope to avoid repeating them in the future. This is an important human rights … Continue Reading

April 23, 2021

Warren, Smith, Padilla, Clark, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Invest $700 Billion in Universal Child Care in the American Families Plan

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), and Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), along with Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), and 32 Members from the House of Representatives, are urging the Biden administration to include at least $700 billion over the next ten years for long-term, structural investments in … Continue Reading

April 23, 2021

Warren and Colleagues Reintroduce Historic Legislation to Confront America's Housing Crisis

Bicameral Legislation Would Produce Nearly 3 Million New Housing Units, Reduce Rents by 10% with No Deficit Impact; Bill Marks Important Step to Address the Racial Wealth Gap and Reduce Exclusionary Zoning Laws   Read Letter of Support from the U.S. Conference of Mayors Read Letter of Support from Massachusetts Mayors  Read Letter of Support from Civil Rights Groups Read Letter of Support from the National Rural Housing Coalition  Read Letter of Support from Credit Union … Continue Reading

April 23, 2021

Warren Statement: Independent Watchdog Reveals Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Is Failing Servicemembers and DoD Civil Servants

  Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services (SASC) Committee, made the following statement regarding findings from a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, which her NDAA amendment mandated, on the effectiveness of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program for individuals in military service and civilian careers at the Department of Defense (DoD): "The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program is supposed to … Continue Reading

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