Press Releases

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

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

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