Press Releases

September 16, 2020

Senators Warren and Cassidy Urge HHS and Department of Education to Issue Guidance Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Students

Washington, DC -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) M.D., members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsey Devos, urging them to issue guidance to both K-12 schools and colleges and universities detailing how they should provide supports, services, and accommodations to … Continue Reading

September 16, 2020

Warren, Portman, Blackburn, Boozman, Tester, Reed Introduce Bill to Modernize Delivery of Notice of Lease Terminations for Servicemembers

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC); Senator Robert Portman (R-Ohio); Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of SASC and the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee (SVAC); Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.), a member of SVAC; SVAC Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-Mont.); and SASC Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-R.I.) introduced the Modernizing Notice of Lease Terminations for Servicemembers Act, bipartisan … Continue Reading

September 15, 2020

ICYMI: Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Tweets on the 9th Circuit Court Decision to End Temporary Protected Status

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) posted the following tweets in response to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 300,000 immigrants: Link: Here     Link: … Continue Reading

September 15, 2020

Warren, Hassan, Colleagues to FDA: Maintain Public Trust in COVID-19 Vaccine Decisions by Making Reviews Transparent

Text of LetterWashington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), members of the Senate Health, Education, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, led 13 senators in sending a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling on the agency to commit to full transparency in the COVID-19 vaccine review process amidst mounting political pressure from the President to approve a vaccine before Election Day. The lawmakers expressed concern that the Trump … Continue Reading

September 14, 2020

Massachusetts Awarded Over $64 Million in HUD Grants for COVID-19 Relief

Washington, D.C. - 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) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded over $64 million in federal grants to … Continue Reading

September 14, 2020

At Warren's Request, Independent Watchdog Agrees to Review Trump Administration's Decision to Award Kodak a $765 Million Contract as Part of COVID-19 Response

Washington, DC - In response to Senator Warren's request from August 20th, the Inspector General (IG) for the International Development Finance Corp (DFC) has agreed to open a review of the Trump Administration's decision to award Kodak a $765 million taxpayer-funded loan to produce generic pharmaceuticals, including the unproven and ineffective drug Hydroxychloroquine. The loan was awarded to Kodak, through an opaque process and after an extensive and unprecedented lobbying effort, … Continue Reading

September 11, 2020

Warren, Hassan, Reed Urge President Trump to Reverse Relocation of POW/MIA Flag at the White House

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Ranking Member of SASC Jack Reed urged President Donald Trump to reverse the relocation of the POW/MIA Flag from atop the White House to an area not visible to the public. This decision by the White House appears inconsistent with the law the lawmakers passed last year to require the POW/MIA Flag be displayed whenever the American Flag is … Continue Reading

September 10, 2020

Warren Statement on OSHA Failing to Hold Smithfield Foods Accountable for Putting Thousands of Lives at Risk

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement after reports that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Smithfield Foods for putting workers at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic: "Smithfield exploited the COVID crisis & put thousands of lives at risk. OSHA shrugged as workers died, then issued the lowest possible fine for endangering thousands of workers, sending a message that companies won't face real … Continue Reading

September 10, 2020

Senator Warren Joins Senators Tina Smith & Lisa Murkowski in Bipartisan Legislation to Help Tribal Nations Combat COVID-19, Other Public Health Crises

Washington, D.C. — Today United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to introduce bipartisan legislation to help tribal nations access public health data and address health disparities that hit American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities especially hard. The Tribal Health Data Improvement Act would strengthen data sharing between tribal nations, Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) and the Centers for Disease … Continue Reading

September 10, 2020

Senator Warren Releases Statement on CFTC Report Concluding that "Climate Change Poses a Major Risk to the Stability of the Financial System"

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, releases the following statement regarding a new report released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which concludes that, " U.S. financial regulators must recognize that climate change poses serious emerging risks to the U.S. financial system, and they should move urgently and decisively to measure, understand, and address these risks." The report includes … Continue Reading

September 09, 2020

TRANSCRIPT: Warren Remarks at Senate Democrats Press Conference on Republicans' COVID-19 Proposal

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Robert Casey (D-Pa.) called on Senate Republicans to do their job and pass a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package instead of their meager proposal that does not match the scope of the massive health and economic crisis we're facing. Senator Warren also talked about her exchange with NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins at the HELP hearing today about President Trump … Continue Reading

September 09, 2020

Following Warren Questioning on Trump Politicization of Vaccine Effort, NIH Director Says American Public Should "Take the Information They Need from Scientists...Not From Politicians"

Senator Warren: The coronavirus pandemic has claimed the lives of roughly 190,000 people. Our best hope to stop these deaths is a safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine.So, Dr. Adams, let me start with you. Estimates vary, but some epidemiologists believe that at least 70 percent of the population will need to be immune to COVID-19--ideally, through taking a vaccine--in order to provide herd immunity necessary to end this pandemic. Is that correct? Dr. Jerome Adams: Yes, ma'am. The estimates … Continue Reading

September 09, 2020

Warren, Capito Introduce Ally’s Act

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) introduced Ally’s Act, bipartisan legislation that would ensure private insurance companies provide coverage for osseointegrated hearing device (OIDs), including bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA) and cochlear implants. OIDs are a type of hearing aid that benefit a wider range of people with hearing loss and are often the only hearing device that can restore hearing for individuals born … Continue Reading

September 09, 2020

Trump COVID-19 Watch

Washington, DC - Elizabeth Warren is continuing her oversight of the Trump Administration's COVID-19 response. Close to 190,000 Americans have died, over 6 million cases have been confirmed, and unemployment rates remain at the highest levels in decades. President Donald Trump's failure to lead has allowed the virus to spread and put millions of Americans' lives and livelihoods at risk. Senators Warren and Smith wrote to President Donald Trump about the failure of his recent … Continue Reading

September 09, 2020

Senator Warren Joins Colleagues in Pushing to Make Payroll Tax Deferral Optional for Federal Employees and Service Members

WASHINGTON - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and 21 Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought urging them to make the payroll tax deferral outlined by President Trump last month optional for federal employees and service members. In their letter, the Senators also push for answers on how the Administration plans to implement this … Continue Reading

September 09, 2020

Warren, Casey Release New Findings from Investigation Of Delivery Delays for Mail-Order Prescription Drugs Under Trump’s Postal Service Chief Louis DeJoy

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Aging and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committees, and Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Ranking Member of the Senate Aging Committee and HELP Committee member released new findings from their investigation into USPS’s delayed delivery of mail-order medications following operational changes to the Postal Service by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. All four of the largest mail-order pharmacies and pharmacy … Continue Reading

September 04, 2020

Senator Warren Leads Bipartisan Request for Armed Services Committee Hearing with Army Leaders and Independent Panel Reviewing Fort Hood Command Climate and Culture

Boston, MA - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), John Cornyn (R-Tex.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) sent a bipartisan request to SASC Chairman Jim Inhofe and Ranking Member Jack Reed asking that the Committee hold a public hearing to probe the findings and recommendations of the independent review panel on the command climate and culture at U.S. Army Base Fort Hood, Texas.The senators' request for a public hearing follows the … Continue Reading

September 03, 2020

Warren, Brown, Van Hollen, Menendez, and Reed Probe CFPB’s Failure to Alert Borrowers to Mortgage Relief Options During Pandemic

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, along with Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Banking Committee, Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), and Jack Reed (D- R.I.), also members of the Banking Committee, sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger regarding the agency’s failure to use its authority to ensure that borrowers are aware of the … Continue Reading

September 03, 2020

Warren, Pressley, Lee Introduce Legislation to Confront the Public Health Impacts of Structural Racism

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) today announced their bicameral bill to confront the public health impacts of structural racism through two bold new programs within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) are all cosponsors of the Senate bill.The COVID-19 … Continue Reading

September 02, 2020

Warren, Smith to President Trump: Your Executive Order Won't End U.S. Overreliance on Foreign Nations for Critical Pharmaceutical Products

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) wrote to President Donald Trump raising questions about the failure of his recent Executive Order to address the nation's overreliance on foreign nations for key drug products, and asking that he support their legislation, which would address this serious problem.The Executive Order directs several federal agencies to prioritize the procurement of essential medicines and critical inputs from … Continue Reading

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