Press Releases

July 03, 2020

Senators Introduce Bill to Ensure Americans Keep Broadband Access During the Pandemic

 Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawai’i), and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) in introducing a bill to ensure that millions of Americans can access essential broadband connections in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Emergency Broadband Connections Act - sponsored by 26 Senate Democrats -  would provide a $50/month benefit to workers who have been laid off or furloughed … Continue Reading

July 02, 2020

Warren Joins Colleagues in Requesting Funds for the Developmental Disabilities Network

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, along with Senators Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Tim Kaine (D-VA), sent a letter to Senate leadership requesting $30 million in financial support for the Developmental Disabilities Network in the next COVID-19 relief package. In the letter, the Senators highlight the critical need to support the … Continue Reading

July 02, 2020

After Closed "Briefing" on Alleged Russian Bounties Targeting U.S. Troops, Warren and Hirono Seek Answers from Trump National Security Adviser, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State, & Director of National Intelligence

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawai'i), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), wrote to President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, and the Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe seeking information on their knowledge of, and actions related to, reports that Russia's military intelligence unit (GRU) covertly offered and … Continue Reading

July 02, 2020

Warren, Smith Introduce Legislation to Boost U.S. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Capacity and End Over-Reliance on Foreign Countries for Critical Drugs

Bill Text | One-Pager | Section by Section Washington, DC - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, are introducing The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Defense and Enhancement Act -- comprehensive legislation that takes bold steps to reinvigorate the United States' manufacturing capacity and end the nation's reliance on foreign countries for critical drugs used by millions of … Continue Reading

July 02, 2020

Warren, Maloney, Markey Release Findings from First Comprehensive Survey of COVID-19 in Assisted Living Facilities & Introduce Assisted Living Facility Coronavirus Reporting Act

Investigation Findings | Bill Text | Bill One-Pager | Section by Section | Bill Endorsements Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) and Senate Aging Committees, Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform released the findings from their investigation into coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) … Continue Reading

July 01, 2020

Warren and Daines Re-Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Upgrade America's Retirement Saving System

Washington, DC -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) today re-introduced the bipartisan Retirement Savings Lost and Found Act to modernize the retirement system to protect Americans’ savings by creating a national, online “lost and found” for Americans to track their retirement accounts as they move between jobs. Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.) and Jim Banks (R-IN) have introduced the bill in the House of Representatives. "Millions … Continue Reading

July 01, 2020

Warren Demands Vice President Pence Take Stronger Nationwide Action to Address New COVID-19 Surges, Contain Virus, and Protect Economy After Dr. Fauci Told Warren U.S. Could See 100,000 COVID-19 Cases a Day

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, Chair of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, condemning the Trump Administration's failures to lead a national strategy to contain the COVID-19 outbreak and for allowing states to reopen too soon and without proper guidance. Her letter also strongly condemns the Vice President's June 16th op-ed in which he wrote that concerns over a second wave of coronavirus … Continue Reading

July 01, 2020

Warren Leads Colleagues Demanding Answers From HHS About the Department's Handling of the Personal Health Information of Millions of Americans

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), along with Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), Andy Levin (D-Mich.), and Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.), led their colleagues in a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), following reports that HHS plans to add Americans' personal health information (PHI) to its COVID-19 data platform, HHS Protect. In the letter, the lawmakers requested additional details on … Continue Reading

July 01, 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.Senator Warren questioned why the Republican-led Senate HELP Committee is preparing for the "next pandemic" when America is still unprepared for the current COVID-19 crisis - with cases rising every day. Senators … Continue Reading

June 30, 2020

Dr. Fauci to Senator Warren: U.S. Could See 100,000 COVID-19 Cases a Day

Transcript: HELP Hearing on COVID-19: Update on Progress Toward Safely Getting Back to Work and Back to School June 30, 2020 at 10:00amSenator Warren: Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. Dr. Fauci you came before the HELP committee seven weeks ago to discuss the country's response to the COVID-19 and at the time, you told me that the U.S. did not "by any means have total control over this outbreak," but you also told me that we were "going in the right direction." Now on the day you … Continue Reading

June 30, 2020

Warren, Rubio Introduce Legislation to Study the Effects of America's Overreliance on Foreign Countries and Foreign Direct Investment in its Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Bill Text | One-Pager Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) are introducing legislation to direct the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Secretary of the Treasury - acting through the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) - to conduct a study on the United States' overreliance on foreign countries and the impact of foreign direct investment on the U.S. pharmaceutical industry. In March, Senators Warren … Continue Reading

June 30, 2020

Warren Delivers Floor Speech on Her Amendment to Rename All Bases and Other Military Assets Honoring the Confederacy

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke on the Senate floor about her bipartisan amendment in the annual defense bill to rename all bases and other military assets honoring the Confederacy. On June 9th, Senator Warren announced she will be introducing an amendment to the annual defense bill to rename all bases and other military assets named after the Confederacy. The Republican-led Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) passed a bipartisan … Continue Reading

June 29, 2020

Warren on Supreme Court Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Ruling

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tweeted the following about the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB): Let’s not lose sight of the bigger picture: after years of industry attacks and GOP opposition, a conservative Supreme Court recognized what we all knew: the @CFPB itself and the law that created it is constitutional. The CFPB is here to stay.— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) June 29, 2020Now, the Supreme Court should not … Continue Reading

June 29, 2020

Senator Warren, Reps. Chuy García and Lee Introduce Legislation to Extend Nation-wide Moratorium on Evictions

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, Congressman Jesús G. "Chuy" García (D-Ill.), a member of the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) introduced the Protecting Renters from Evictions and Fees Act of 2020."Renters who have lost their job or had their income reduced … Continue Reading

June 26, 2020

Warren, Markey, Pressley Request Independent Investigation Into the Outbreak of COVID-19 at Chelsea Soldiers' Home

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), today wrote to Governor Charlie Baker requesting an independent investigation into the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic at Chelsea Soldiers' Home (CSH). This letter comes after disturbing reports of the deaths of veteran residents at Holyoke Soldiers' Home (HSH) and Chelsea Soldiers' Home. To date, 31 veteran residents of CSH … Continue Reading

June 25, 2020

Warren Questions Fed Chair on Impact of its Policy Decisions on Racial Inequality

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent questions for the record (QFRs) to Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell following up on their Senate Banking Committee hearing exchange about racial disparities in the COVID-19 economic recovery. During the hearing, Senator Warren noted that in the latest jobs numbers the white unemployment rate went down but the Black unemployment rate went up -- and stressed that this means the economy is not healthy. Chair … Continue Reading

June 25, 2020

Warren to Private Equity Industry Lobbyists: Don't Exploit the COVID-19 Pandemic to Line the Pockets of the Wealthy at the Expense of Struggling Workers and Communities

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, sent a letter to the head of the American Investment Council (AIC), which represents the private equity industry, regarding reports that private equity firms are maneuvering to acquire and siphon profits off of distressed companies and the federal assistance programs designed to provide economic … Continue Reading

June 25, 2020

Senators Warren and Brown Call for Capital One & Major Debt Collectors to Immediately Suspend Lawsuits and Wage Garnishment Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee sent letters to Capital One Financial Corp. and to Encore Capital Group, PRA Group, Alorica Inc., three of the nation’s largest debt collectors, following reports of the industry’s predatory and aggressive debt collection practices in the midst of the economic collapse caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 … Continue Reading

June 24, 2020

Senator Warren Releases Statement on the Independent Investigation Regarding the COVID-19 Outbreak at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke

Boston, MA - Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren releases the following statement on the independent investigation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke. “The investigation into the COVID-19 outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home reveals that veterans died and became infected due to shocking failures in basic infection control by the Home and a Department of Veterans' Services that neglected its responsibility to oversee the Home. Everyone responsible for … Continue Reading

June 24, 2020

Warren Joins Colleagues in Calling for Answers Over Fees, Difficulties With Stimulus Payments Issued as Debit Cards

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) in calling for answers from the Treasury department about ongoing difficulties facing Americans who received their CARES Act stimulus payments as debit cards. The Treasury Department did not alert Americans who would receive their payment through a debit card, and many Americans missed or threw out the debit cards because they looked … Continue Reading

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