Press Releases

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

March 09, 2021

Warren, Castro, Booker, Colleagues Reintroduce Bicameral Legislation to Require COVID-19 Data Collection in Immigration Detention Facilities

The COVID-19 in Immigration Detention Data Transparency Act would fill information gaps by providing critical data about COVID-19 in immigration detention facilities.Bill Text | Bill One-PagerWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) and Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship and Border Safety, reintroduced the bicameral COVID-19 in Immigration Detention Data … Continue Reading

March 09, 2021

At Banking Hearing, Senator Warren Urges SEC To Provide Transparency About Citadel and Robinhood's Market Tactics and Protect Individual Investors and Working Families

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) emphasized the importance of transparency in the wake of the market volatility surrounding GameStop's share prices and the need for the SEC to investigate potential conflicts of interest that may harm retail investors. In response to Senator Warren's questioning, Professor Gina-Gail Fletcher, Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law, agreed … Continue Reading

March 09, 2021

Warren Shares Responses to Oversight Letters on GameStop and Robinhood Controversy

 Washington, DC - Ahead of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released responses to her oversight letters raising questions about market volatility and its consequences for individual investors in the wake of the GameStop and Robinhood controversy. Senator Warren also released the following statement: "I've received responses from the Security Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority … Continue Reading

March 08, 2021

Warren, Hassan, Chu, DeGette, and Lee Call for Restoring Full Family Planning Funding by Rescinding Former Administration’s Title X Policies

Washington, D.C. - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senator Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Representative Judy Chu (D-Calif.), Representative Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), and Representative Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) led more than 150 of their colleagues in urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to rescind the former administration’s Title X Family Planning Program (Title X) policies that severely curtailed access to vital family planning and sexual health services.As directed by … Continue Reading

March 06, 2021

Warren, Menendez Bill to Make Student Loan Relief Tax-Free Passes as Part of COVID Relief Package, Clearing a Hurdle for Broad Loan Forgiveness

Millions of borrowers will no longer face surprise tax bill if part or all of their loan is forgivenWASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) applauded passage of their Student Loan Tax Relief Act as part of the American Rescue Plan. The provision makes any student loan forgiveness tax-free, ensuring borrowers whose debt is fully or partially forgiven are not saddled with thousands of dollars in surprise taxes. The average student borrower who … Continue Reading

March 06, 2021

Warren, Smith Successfully Secure $40B For Child Care & Early Learning in Senate COVID-19 Relief Package

With $40B in Latest Package and Earlier Relief, Senators Make Good on Push to Secure $50B to Shore Up Nation's Child Care System; Help Providers & FamiliesWASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) successfully secured more than $40 billion for child care and early learning resources in the Senate-passed COVID-19 relief package.With the funding from the package passed today, $10 billion from the December-passed relief bill, and the … Continue Reading

March 05, 2021

Senator Warren Statement on the Resignation of Federal Student Aid Chief Operating Officer Major General Mark Brown

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on the resignation of Federal Student Aid (FSA) Chief Operating Officer Major General Mark Brown: "Whether it was incompetence, malice, or a mix of both, the Department of Education's student loan bank under Betsy DeVos was a disaster and oversaw the illegal garnishment of the wages of thousands of struggling borrowers during the pandemic. The resignation of FSA Chief Operating Officer … Continue Reading

March 04, 2021

Senator Warren Reintroduces Senate Companion Bill to Ensure Our Nation's Public Housing is Healthy and Safe

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced today that she will reintroduce the Senate companion to the Public Housing Emergency Response Act. First introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.), the bill would create a one-time, $70 billion appropriation into the Public Housing Capital Fund to address the estimated $70 billion backlog of maintenance and repairs in public housing. This would allow tenants to live … Continue Reading

March 04, 2021

At Banking Hearing, Experts Confirm to Senator Warren that Cancelling Up to $50,000 in Student Debt Would Help Narrow the Racial Wealth Gap and Stimulate the Economy

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and expert witnesses on debt and racial equity countered arguments that student loan cancellation would primarily benefit wealthy elites and reinforced the case that student loan cancellation is the single most effective executive action available to get our economy going and narrow the racial wealth gap. Countering claims that loan cancellation would primarily benefit wealthier … Continue Reading

March 04, 2021

Warren, Markey, McGovern Release Statement on the Contract Negotiations between St. Vincent Hospital and the Massachusetts Nurses Association

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey along with Congressman James P. McGovern released the following joint statement on the contract negotiations between St. Vincent Hospital (St. Vincent's), their parent company Tenet Healthcare, and the Massachusetts Nurses Association, which represents the professional nurses at the hospital."Nurses work hard to take care of all of us when it matters the most, and St. Vincent's should do the same for them by … Continue Reading

March 03, 2021

Warren, Booker, Markey, Urge EPA and NIH to Provide Robust Funding for Environmental Health Disparities Research

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Jane Nishida and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins expressing concerns with a reduction of funding and available awards for the Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities (EHD) Research program grants during the Trump administration. In the letter, the … Continue Reading

March 02, 2021

Warren To Chair Subcommittees on Banking and Finance

Washington, DC - United States Senator Warren (D-Mass.) has been named chairwoman of two U.S. Senate subcommittees, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy and the Senate Finance Committee Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth. She released the following statement:"I've always used all of my tools in the Senate to fight for change while holding those in power accountable --- and I'm so glad to have two more critical tools. … Continue Reading

March 02, 2021

At Banking Hearing, CFPB Director Nominee Rohit Chopra Agrees to Use CFPB to Protect Consumers from Financial Discrimination and Housing Instability

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Nominee Rohit Chopra, currently Commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission, about CFPB's role enforcing fair lending laws and protecting consumers in a housing crisis.In response to Senator Warren, Commissioner Chopra agreed to use tools available at the CFPB to ensure financial institutions comply … Continue Reading

March 02, 2021

At Banking Hearing, SEC Nominee Gensler Commits to Efforts Recommended by Warren to Protect Investors and Make Markets More Honest and Transparent

Washington, DC - In a Senate Banking Committee hearing today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Nominee, Gary Gensler who serves as a Professor of Practice at MIT Sloan School of Management, about market manipulation and whether he'll use the tools available to the SEC to improve market function and capital formation.In response to Senator Warren, Mr. Gensler committed to "looking at all of the authorities" to … Continue Reading

March 02, 2021

Warren and Booker to CFPB: How Are You Preventing Tenant Screening Technologies From Hurting Tenants of Color

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), along with Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), sent a letter requesting information from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) about its oversight authority and regulatory history with regard to tenant screening technology companies, which approximately 90% of landlords use for reviewing income and … Continue Reading

March 02, 2021

Warren and Brown to Regulators: It Would be a Grave Error to Extend Capital Exemptions for the Nation's Large Banks and Holding Companies

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Banking Committee, and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, sent letters on Friday, February 26, 2021, to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, Vice Chair Randal Quarles, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Jelena McWilliams, and Acting Comptroller Blake Paulson calling on the regulators to end the temporary reduction in banks' capital requirements and … Continue Reading

March 01, 2021

Senator Warren Statement for the Trial Record on Her Vote to Convict President Trump and Disqualify Him From Holding Future Elected Office

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) submitted the following statement for the trial record on her vote to convict President Donald J. Trump and disqualify him from holding future elected office:The President swears an oath to faithfully execute the Office of the Presidency and to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” At the very core of that oath is a commitment to democracy—to government of the people, for the people, and by the … Continue Reading

March 01, 2021

Warren, Jayapal, Boyle Introduce Ultra-Millionaire Tax on Fortunes Over $50 Million

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-07), a member of the House Budget Committee, and Representative Brendan Boyle (D-PA-02), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee today unveiled the Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act.The Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act would level the playing field and narrow the racial wealth gap by asking the wealthiest 100,000 households in America, or the top … Continue Reading

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