Press Releases

July 15, 2020

Trump COVID-19 Watch

Washington, DC - Elizabeth Warren is continuing her oversight of the Trump Administration's COVID-19 response. The country is breaking records daily on the number of coronavirus cases and unemployment rates are the highest since the Great Depression. 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 led nearly 100 Members of Congress urging ICE and DHS to immediately withdraw new guidance … Continue Reading


July 14, 2020

Senators Warren, Van Hollen, Cortez Masto Urge Mnuchin and Powell to Provide Greater Financial Assistance to State and Local Governments

Washington, D.C. - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) sent a letter to Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Jerome Powell and Department of Treasury (Treasury) Secretary Steve Mnuchin urging that they provide greater financial assistance to state and local governments in the current economic … Continue Reading


July 14, 2020

Warren, Pressley Question Trump Administration's Failure to Follow the Law and Publicly Release Plans to Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care

Washington DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) asking for HHS's report on the Administration's efforts to address racial disparities in health care access and outcomes, as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The lawmakers requested answers on why the Trump Administration has failed to provide Congress and the public with this … Continue Reading


July 14, 2020

Massachusetts Lawmakers Urge Colleges and Universities to Support 2020 Census Count by Providing Directory Information for Off-Campus Students

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) led the entire Massachusetts congressional delegation, including Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and 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) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), in a letter urging college and university presidents to … Continue Reading


July 09, 2020

Senate and House Democrats Urge ICE and DHS to Immediately Withdraw New Guidance that Threatens International Students with Deportation

 Washington DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), along with Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Chair of the House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) led a letter with 87 … Continue Reading


July 09, 2020

As Part of An Ongoing Investigation into the Accreditation System for Prisons and Detention Facilities, Warren Demands Information on the American Correctional Association's Measures to Prevent and Manage the Spread of COVID-19

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to American Correctional Association (ACA) Director James A. Gondles Jr. regarding the ACA's procedures for inspecting and accrediting correctional facilities during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Senator Warren requested a detailed description of the steps the ACA is taking to ensure that the facilities it accredits are taking every possible step to prevent and manage the spread of … Continue Reading


July 08, 2020

Congressional Delegation Announces $520K in Grants To Massachusetts Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey along with  Representatives Jim McGovern, Bill Keating, Katherine Clark, Seth Moulton, Lori Trahan, and Ayanna Pressley announced $520,494 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants to support the reimbursement of personal protective equipment (PPE) at twenty Massachusetts fire departments.  Assistance to Firefighters Grants Supplemental (AFG-S) funding was established through the Coronavirus Aid, … Continue Reading


July 08, 2020

Warren, Markey, Keating Announce $19M Grant for Infrastructure Improvements at Nantucket Memorial Airport

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) along with Congressman Bill Keating (D-MA-09) announced the Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Massachusetts a total of $19,779,594 in federal funding for the Nantucket Memorial Airport.The Nantucket Memorial Airport will use this funding to replace a taxiway through the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP). This grant is also funded by the … Continue Reading


July 07, 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.After questioning from Senator Warren, Dr. Anthony Fauci told Congress last week the U.S. could see 100,000 COVID-19 cases a day and that the country is going in the "wrong direction." Senator Warren, in a nine-page … Continue Reading


July 07, 2020

In Case You Missed It: Senator Warren Univision Op-Ed: We Must Act Now to End the Devastating Impacts of COVID-19

Read the op-ed in English hereRead the op-ed in Spanish hereWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) published an op-ed in Univision about how the federal government must take bold action to address the COVID-19 crisis and center vulnerable communities in its response, including the Latino community. Read key sections of the op-ed below. Read the full op-ed in English here and read the full op-ed in Spanish here. Key excerpts in English: When the big banks and … Continue Reading


July 06, 2020

Senators Warren, Durbin, Hirono & Congressman Richmond Introduce Legislation to Investigate and Hold Police Officers and Departments Accountable for Discriminatory Practices

Bill Text | One-Pager Washington, DC - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawai'i), and Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-La.), introduced the Enhancing Oversight to End Discrimination in Policing Act to strengthen the federal and state governments' ability to investigate police departments with a pattern or practice of unconstitutional and discriminatory behavior. The legislation is co-sponsored by Tammy Duckworth … Continue Reading


July 06, 2020

Warren, Merkley, Booker Investigate How the Largest Food Processors and Farm Operators Are Protecting Workers from COVID-19 Outbreaks

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), sent letters to the largest food and beverage processors and farm operators requesting information on how they are protecting their workers and the food supply chain from potential outbreaks of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at their facilities. Food and beverage processing … Continue Reading


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

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