Press Releases

October 01, 2020

ICYMI: Warren Publishes Op-Ed: Opioid epidemic did not pause for COVID-19

Op-Ed in the Dorchester Reporter Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today published an op-ed in the Dorchester Reporter pushing for Congress to pass the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act to end the opioid crisis and address its disproportionate impact on people of color. Read the full op-ed here. Key sections below.Long before the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in the United States, the country was already battling another … Continue Reading

October 01, 2020

Warren Releases Troubling New Details on Wells Fargo Putting Borrowers Into Forbearance Without Their Consent During COVID-19 Pandemic

Text of Letter | Wells Fargo DocumentsWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, obtained and released new details and documents on Wells Fargo's dangerous practice of entering borrowers into forbearance without their consent amidst one of the worst economic downturns in history. The lawmaker released the new information in a letter to Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Powell, noting that these practices again reveal a … Continue Reading

September 29, 2020

Warren, Haaland Introduce Bill to Seek Healing for Stolen Native Children and Their Communities

One Pager | Bill Text | Endorsement ListWashington, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) introduced a bill that seeks healing for stolen Native children and their communities. The Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policy in the United States Act would establish the first formal commission in United States history to investigate, document, and acknowledge past injustices of the federal government's cultural … Continue Reading

September 29, 2020

Senator Warren: I Will Not Be Meeting with Donald Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement: "I will not be meeting with Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee. I will not lend legitimacy to Mitch McConnell's efforts to steal another Supreme Court seat. The nominee has already made it clear that she will try to deliver a death blow to health care coverage for millions of Americans and to erase protection for people with pre-existing conditions. She's an extremist who was picked to … Continue Reading

September 29, 2020

Trump COVID-19 Watch

Washington, DC - Elizabeth Warren is continuing her oversight of the Trump Administration's COVID-19 response. More than 200,000 Americans have died, over 7 million cases have been confirmed, and unemployment rates remain at the highest levels in decades. President Donald Trump's failure to lead has allowed the virus to spread and put millions of Americans' lives and livelihoods at risk. Senator Warren and Representative Khanna, members of the Senate and House Armed Services … Continue Reading

September 29, 2020

ICYMI: Senator Warren Fast Company Op-ed: Business Roundtable declaration "was just an empty publicity stunt"

Read the op-ed here Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) published an op-ed today in Fast Company calling out how the Business Roundtable's big, splashy announcement last year to serve all stakeholders, including workers, consumers, and the communities in which they operate, was nothing but an empty publicity stunt. Earlier this month, Senator Warren sent a letter to the Business Roundtable criticizing them and their member CEOs for their failure to honor … Continue Reading

September 26, 2020

Senator Warren on the Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren said the following on Donald Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court:Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren The name of Trump's illegitimate Supreme Court nominee in many ways doesn’t matter. We know exactly what that person is being picked to do: complete a decades-long assault on our judiciary by billionaires and giant corporations to tilt the courts for the rich and powerful. Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren Trump made a bargain … Continue Reading

September 25, 2020

Warren, Khanna Call for Independent Watchdog Investigation of Pentagon Funneling Hundreds of Millions of Dollars of COVID-19 CARES Act Funds to Defense Contractors

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Member of Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Member of the House Armed Services and Oversight and Reform Committees, formally requested that the Department of Defense (DoD) Inspector General (IG) investigate reports that the Pentagon redirected hundreds of millions of dollars of funds meant for COVID-19 response via the Defense Production Act (DPA) to defense contractors for … Continue Reading

September 24, 2020

Warren, DeLauro, Pocan, Lee Press NLRB on Members' Conflicts of Interest, Seek Clarity and Transparency of the Board's Ethics Recusal Requirements

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), U.S House Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Congressman Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), sent a follow-up letter to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) raising new questions about the Board's ethics policies, and requesting that the Board provide clarity and transparency regarding revisions to agency … Continue Reading

September 24, 2020

At Banking Hearing, Warren to Fed Chair: Step Up and Use Your Tools to Address Racial Disparities

Senator Elizabeth Warren: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The pandemic and the recession it created have hit communities of color the hardest, and I've said before that I believe that we need a policy response that acknowledges that.But it is equally important to recognize that racial inequality was amplified by the pandemic. It was not created by it. And even during periods of strong economic growth, measures of economic wellbeing for Black and Brown Americans have lagged far behind those for … Continue Reading

September 24, 2020

Warren, Wyden, Booker, and Lee Question the Use of Race-Based Algorithms in Standard 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.), sent a letter to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) requesting a review of the use of race-based clinical algorithms in standard medical practices. "The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and its disproportionate consequences for communities of color have starkly revealed that racism itself is a public … Continue Reading

September 23, 2020

At HELP Hearing, Warren Draws Attention to Vaccine Czar Conflicts of Interest; FDA Director Agrees Financial Conflicts of Interest Could "Affect Public Perception" of the Vaccine Development Process

Chairman Lamar Alexander: Senator Warren.Senator Elizabeth Warren: Thank you, Mr. Chairman.Vaccines are our best chance to end this pandemic. But Americans are not going to take a vaccine if they don't trust the federal officials who are promoting it. If federal officials stand to gain financially from certain COVID vaccines, and not from others, then Americans might reasonably worry that the vaccine was pushed for personal profit and not because it was best for our health.So, I have a … Continue Reading

September 22, 2020

Warren Delivers Floor Speech Honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Calling on All Americans to Help Fight Republican Attempt to Steal Another Supreme Court Seat

Watch hereWashington, DC - Tonight, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke on the Senate floor to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who fought for justice and equality for all throughout her life. Health care for millions of Americans, the right to join a union, voting rights, LGBTQ rights, Dreamers, a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body, our democracy, and so much more are at stake. Justice Ginsburg’s replacement will determine who the highest … Continue Reading

September 22, 2020

Senators Warren, Booker, and Rep. Deutch, Demand Information on the Safety of Prisoner Transportation by the U.S. Marshals Service and Contractor 'Prisoner Transportation Services' Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Congressman Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), sent letters to the United States Marshals Service (USMS) and private prisoner transport firm, Prisoner Transportation Services (PTS), requesting information about the steps USMS and PTS are taking to manage coronavirus spread among individuals in their custody, staff, and the general public, and urging them to immediately implement COVID-19 diagnostic testing of … Continue Reading

September 22, 2020

Warren, Booker Press OSHA on Feckless Enforcement of Meatpacking Facilities with COVID-19 Outbreaks

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sent a letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding the agency's delayed and feckless response to the dozens of reports of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreaks affecting thousands of workers in hundreds of meatpacking facilities across the country.In the Spring of 2020, OSHA identified violations of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act at major … Continue Reading

September 22, 2020

TRANSCRIPT: Senator Warren Discusses Senate Republicans' Attempt to Steal Another Supreme Court Seat

Watch hereWashington, DC - Tonight United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) talked about honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's wish and ensuring there is no confirmation before the inauguration of the next president. Full Transcript: Rachel Maddow: Senator Elizabeth Warren speaking at Saturday night's candlelight vigil for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the steps of the Supreme Court. Joining us now is Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, former Democratic candidate for … Continue Reading

September 21, 2020

Warren Statement on BuzzFeed News Investigation of Global Financial Corruption

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on BuzzFeed News' investigation revealing the deeply embedded corruption in our global financial system:"Big banks and companies abuse legal loopholes and weak enforcement by regulators to profit from illegal and shady transactions for criminals and terrorists. We must root out this corruption by strengthening transparency of financial networks and clamp down on the dark money that flows … Continue Reading

September 18, 2020

Warren Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren said the following on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren Ruthie was my friend and I will miss her terribly. The t-shirts simply labeled "RBG" made her notorious. But it was her wit, her tenaciousness, and her skill as a jurist that made her an icon.Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren As a young mom heading off to Rutgers law school, I saw so few examples of female lawyers or law … Continue Reading

September 18, 2020

Senators to DHS IG: Investigate Alleged Forced Hysterectomies at ICE Facility

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), along with 36 other senators, calling on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to expeditiously investigate a whistleblower complaint alleging forced hysterectomies and medical negligence at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Ocilla, Ga. … Continue Reading

September 18, 2020

ICYMI: Warren and Raskin Publish Op-Ed in Support of Ranked-Choice Voting

Op-Ed in the Boston GlobeWashington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) today published a joint op-ed in the Boston Globe in support of ranked-choice voting, which is also on the ballot in Massachusetts this November.Ranked-choice voting is a better way to voteBy Elizabeth Warren and Jamie RaskinBoston Globe Link...To defend our democracy, we need to fortify it. One way is by strengthening the principle of majority rule while … Continue Reading

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