Press Releases

May 07, 2020

Warren, Schakowsky Call on Trump Administration to Ramp Up Efforts Publicly Manufacture COVID-19 Medical Products

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Chair of the Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, called on the Trump Administration to coordinate its domestic manufacturing efforts to produce COVID-19 medical products and requested information on the federal government's capacity to develop and manufacture … Continue Reading


May 07, 2020

Senator Warren to Secretary Mnuchin: No Bailouts for the Oil and Gas Industry

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressing serious concerns regarding reports that Treasury is considering new programs to bail out oil and gas companies using loans backed by taxpayer funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Response, and Economic Stability (CARES) Act."These companies have contributed to the deterioration of the environment through their emissions, … Continue Reading


May 07, 2020

Warren, Sanders, Booker, Brown & Colleagues Call for More Information from Jeff Bezos on Amazon's Firing of Whistleblowers

Washington, DC - United States Senator Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and their colleagues called on Amazon to provide more information on its discipline and termination policies after reports of at least four workers being fired after publicly raising concerns about safety conditions at Amazon warehouses amid COVID-19. "Given the clear public history of these four workers' advocacy on behalf of health and safety … Continue Reading


May 06, 2020

Warren, Markey, Keating, Kennedy, Colleagues Seek Federal Investigation of Violent Incident at Bristol County Jail

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives William Keating (D-MA-09) and Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), led their colleagues in writing to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL), requesting an investigation of a violent incident involving persons in immigration detention last week at the Bristol County House of … Continue Reading


May 06, 2020

Senators Warren and Van Hollen Urge HHS to Fully Utilize Public Health Service Commissioned Corps to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) sent a letter to the Surgeon General and the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding efforts to fully utilize the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers to combat the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and urging the Department to … Continue Reading


May 06, 2020

Warren, Klobuchar Lead Colleagues in Letter to Federal Trade Commission Calling for Protections Against Scams Targeting Small Businesses

Washington, DC -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) led a group of their colleagues in expressing concern to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons about the recent increase in scams targeting small businesses and calling for action to better protect small businesses. The launch of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program has prompted a major increase in the volume of reported scams targeting small … Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

Warren Grills Trump Nominee for Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery in Banking Committee Hearing

SENATOR WARREN: We are in the middle of a public health pandemic crisis that has already killed more than 60,000 people and half a step behind this health crisis is an economic crisis that threatens the security of tens of millions of people across this country. The CARES Act created a $500 billion slush fund for giant corporations and if confirmed as the Special Inspector General, it will be Mr. Miller's job to conduct the oversight of this money and to make sure that it is spent to … Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

Massachusetts Awarded Nearly $4 Million in Emergency Food and Shelter Assistance Under CARES Act

Washington, DC - 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), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), announced that Massachusetts was awarded a total of $3,994,913 under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s Emergency … Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

Lawmakers Press Pompeo & Mnuchin to Confirm that U.S. Policy Does Not Preclude Shipments of Medical Equipment to Cuba to Combat COVID-19

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to ensure that U.S. policy does not preclude companies and humanitarian organizations from providing essential medical equipment, food, and information to the people of Cuba to combat COVID-19.In a letter signed by Warren, Leahy, McGovern and 24 members of the Senate and the … Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

Warren Joins Daines and Senate Colleagues in Reintroducing Resolution Designating May 5th as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.), along with Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and James Risch (R-Idaho), in reintroducing a Senate resolution marking May 5, 2020 as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native … Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

Warren, Tester, Markey, Casey Seek Government Accountability Office Audit of VA Oversight of Care Quality at State Veterans Homes

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Bob Casey (D-Penn.) wrote to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a review of the oversight by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of quality of care at State Veterans Homes (SVHs). The senators' request comes amid a recent spike in veteran deaths and other reported care … Continue Reading


May 05, 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. Monday April 27th: In her ongoing oversight of "Project Airbridge," Senator Warren and Senator Blumenthal called on medical equipment wholesalers to explain their role in the Jared-Kushner led … Continue Reading


May 04, 2020

Warren, Durbin, Takano, Brown, Jayapal Unveil Plan to Grant Full Student Loan Discharges to Defrauded Student Borrowers in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), U.S. Representative Mark Takano (D-Calif.), Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) today announced a plan that will grant full student loan discharges to three specific emergency categories of defrauded student borrowers. The plan would require eligible loans to be discharged within 30 days of enactment and provides timelines for the … Continue Reading


May 04, 2020

Senator Warren Questions Trump Official Nominated as Top Watchdog for $500 Billion Coronavirus Bailout Fund

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, today sent an 11-page letter to Brian Miller, Special Assistant to President Donald Trump and Senior Associate Counsel in the Office of White House Counsel, regarding his nomination to be Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery (SIGPR), one of the key oversight functions created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security … Continue Reading


May 04, 2020

Warren Applauds Navy Decision to Resume Public Announcements of Promotions of Top Commanders

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, applauded the U.S. Navy's decision to resume their practice of issuing press releases announcing the nominations and assignments of Navy flag officers. The decision follows a letter sent by Senator Warren in which she asked Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Michael Gilday why the Navy was ignoring a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)-written … Continue Reading


May 04, 2020

Warren, Markey, Keating, and Kennedy Call for an Independent Investigation of the May 1st Events at the Bristol County House of Correction

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Representatives William Keating (D-MA-09) and Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), today sent a letter to Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson after reports of a violent incident at the Bristol County House of Correction's C. Carlos Carreiro Immigration Detention Center, Unit B, on Friday, May 1, 2020. Sheriff Hodgson, who oversees the facility, alleges the detained persons "attacked" personnel … Continue Reading


May 04, 2020

Warren Questions Defense Department About Profiteering Risks from Changes to Pricing and Contracting Policy Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, wrote to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) requesting clarification on a recent change to its defense contracting policy in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic."As the Department adjusts its business practices to address the COVID-19 pandemic, I seek to ensure that this policy change will result in responsible use of taxpayer funds and that … Continue Reading


May 02, 2020

Warren Joins Durbin and Menendez to Press Trump Administration on Deportation of COVID-19 Positive Migrants

Washington, DC - Following reports that the Trump Administration has deported dozens of Guatemalan, Mexican, and Haitian nationals who tested positive for COVID-19, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in calling on the Administration to mandate COVID-19 testing for all migrants before they are deported or transferred from the United … Continue Reading


May 01, 2020

Senators to Mnuchin: Disburse $8 Billion in Critical COVID-19 Relief to Tribal Governments Immediately

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) urged Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to immediately disburse $8 billion in critical relief funds to eligible tribal governments. The senators say that this emergency assistance, which is part of the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) established in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act, is critical to helping tribal governments—just like their state, local, and territorial … Continue Reading


May 01, 2020

Warren Joins Brown, Bennet, Durbin, Wyden in Call for Tax Credit Expansion to Help Working Families During Coronavirus Economic Downturn

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), along with 38 senators, in a letter to Senate Leaders calling for a temporary expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) in the next coronavirus relief package. As the economic effects of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are expected to last into next year, this would … Continue Reading

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