Press Releases

May 20, 2021

New Report from Warren, Colleagues: Universal Child Care Is Essential to the Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.), a member of the Senate HELP Committee, House Appropriations Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Assistant Speaker of the House Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) and Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.) released a new report highlighting the … Continue Reading


May 20, 2021

Warren, Members of Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Statement on Biden Administration Decision to Terminate Immigration-Detention Agreements with Bristol County Sheriff’s Office

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), William Keating (D-MA-09), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) and Jake Auchincloss (D-MA-04) released a joint statement on the decision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to terminate its Intergovernmental Service Agreement (IGSA) and 287(g) … Continue Reading


May 19, 2021

At Finance Hearing, Warren Urges Senate to Pass Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Better Access to Hearing Health Care Services

Washington, DC - At today's Senate Finance Committee hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made the case for passing the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act, which she reintroduced today with Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.). The bipartisan bill would ensure seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare have access to a full range of hearing and balance health care services provided by licensed audiologists, who are trained and … Continue Reading


May 18, 2021

Warren Makes the Case for Investing in Green Infrastructure

Washington, DC - At today's Senate Finance Committee hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made the case for large-scale federal investments in infrastructure, as well as her Wealth Tax and other tax proposals as a way to pay for these investments. Right now, America is failing to adequately fund basic road maintenance and repairs, much less invest in transit modernization and electrification. This holds back our economy, contributes to the climate crisis, and harms … Continue Reading


May 14, 2021

Warren, Members of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Reiterate Request for Governor Baker Provide Relief Funds to Disproportionately Impacted Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) along with Representatives James P. McGovern (MA-02), Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08), William J. Keating (MA-09), Katherine Clark (MA-05), Seth Moulton (MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-07), and Jake Auchincloss (MA-04) sent a letter to Governor Charlie Baker reiterating their request for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to provide relief funds to disproportionately impacted communities that are in … Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

Warren Statement on House Financial Services Committee Passage of Climate Risk Disclosure Act

| Support Letter from 82 OrganizationsWashington, D.C. -- Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement following the House Financial Services Committee passage of her and Rep. Casten's (D-Ill.) bill, the Climate Risk Disclosure Act: "We cannot afford to ignore the threats of the climate crisis, and it's time to fight back against giant corporations that want to pollute our environment and ask taxpayers to clean up the mess," said … Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

Warren to Tai at Hearing: Our Trade Negotiations Must Put Patients Over Big Pharma Profits

Washington, DC - At today's Senate Finance Committee, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Katherine Tai to address specifics about last week's announcement of support for a COVID-19 TRIPS Waiver. USTR committed only to negotiating a waiver on some international intellectual property (IP) rules for COVID-19 vaccines, but testing, treatment, and PPE are also vital to combating COVID-19. When drug companies draft … Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

Warren, Markey Applaud Nomination of Angel Kelley to U.S. District Court in Massachusetts

Washington, D.C. - President Biden announced that he has nominated Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Angel Kelley to serve on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Judge Kelley was recommended to Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey as a top candidate for the federal judicial vacancy by the bipartisan Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations. "We were glad to recommend Judge Kelley to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Warren, Pressley, Colleagues Reintroduce the Andrew Kearse Act

Legislation Will Hold Police Officers Criminally Liable for Denying Medical Care to People in CustodyBill Text | One-PagerWashington, DC - Today, on the 4th anniversary of Andrew Kearse's death, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) reintroduce the Andrew Kearse Accountability for Denial of Medical Care Act to hold law enforcement officers criminally liable for failing to obtain medical assistance to people in custody … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

At Hearing, Warren Makes the Case for Upcoming IRS Tax Enforcement Bill

Washington, DC - At today's Senate Finance Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight hearing, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rossotti to highlight the importance of third-party information reporting -- further making the case for her upcoming bill that would boost tax enforcement for the wealthy and giant corporations.Currently, the IRS has the least visibility into incomes that are overwhelmingly … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Warren, Murphy, Padilla, Sanders, Hayes, Lawson, and Torres Introduce the Bicameral Student Food Security Act

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), and Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.), and Representatives Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.), Al Lawson (D-Fla.), and Norma Torres (D-Calif.) introduced the Student Food Security Act of 2021, bicameral legislation to address food insecurity on college campuses by enabling more low-income college students to access the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and pushing the federal … Continue Reading


May 07, 2021

Warren: Jobs Report Shows Need for Universal Childcare

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement following today's jobs report:"Today's jobs report is a stark reminder of what American families know all too well: child care is infrastructure. If we want moms and dads to go back to work as this pandemic subsides, we need to provide them with the child care they need."The numbers tell the story: There were 8,000 fewer women working in April compared to the previous month, and … Continue Reading


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

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