Press Releases

April 27, 2020

Warren and Blumenthal to Medical Equipment Wholesalers: Explain Your Role in the Jared Kushner-Led "Project Air Bridge" that Failed to to Provide Critical Supplies for States' COVID-19 Responses

Senators' letter cites multiple reports of seizures of supplies by federal officials and political favoritism, cronyism, and price-gouging via third-party sellersLetters to Project Air Bridge Companies (PDFs)Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Ct.) today sent letters to the six major medical wholesalers or distribution companies involved in the Trump administration's opaque medical supply chain management project known … Continue Reading


April 27, 2020

Warren Joins Bennet, Menendez, Colleagues to Call on DeVos to Reverse Course and Allow DACA Students to Access Emergency Financial Aid Secured in CARES Act

Washington, DC - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), along with a group of 25 colleagues, in calling on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students to access emergency financial aid grant funding secured in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. “DACA recipients came to this country as children and make extraordinary … Continue Reading


April 24, 2020

Warren and Velázquez: SBA and Treasury Inspector Generals Must Investigate Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Small Business Loan Program

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chairwoman of the House Committee on Small Business, Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-NY-07) wrote to the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury Department Inspector Generals (IG) requesting a broad investigation into the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). "The PPP was intended to help the small businesses that form the backbone of our economy, and has now been provided over $650 … Continue Reading


April 24, 2020

Warren Joins Menendez in Urging White House Coronavirus Taskforce to Ensure Persons with Limited English Proficiency and Disabilities Have Accessible COVID-19 Information

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) in a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, calling on the White House Coronavirus Task Force to ensure persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) and persons with disabilities can access accurate information and updates on COVID-19. This includes information on benefits and programs included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Family First Response … Continue Reading


April 24, 2020

Sen. Warren and Homeland Security Committee Chairman Thompson Call for Watchdog Investigation into Border Wall Cronyism

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) sent a letter to the Acting Inspector General of the Department of Defense (DOD), urging an investigation into the recent decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to award a $569 million no-bid contract to BFBC, a company led by a Republican campaign donor, to build a section of … Continue Reading


April 24, 2020

Warren Joins Bipartisan Group of Colleagues in Call for Relief for Rural Broadcasters, Local Newspapers During Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren joined Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Steve Daines (R-Minn.), along with 73 senators, in calling for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Russell Vought to take steps to support local radio and television broadcasters and local newspapers--including those in Massachusetts--during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Their letter urges OMB to coordinate with federal agencies to increase advertisement … Continue Reading


April 24, 2020

Warren Joins Whitehouse and Doggett to Unveil Bill to Repeal GOP Tax Giveaway to Million-Dollar-Plus Earners in Coronavirus Relief Legislation

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) to unveil bicameral legislation that would repeal a massive tax giveaway for a small group of wealthy taxpayers that Republicans included in the coronavirus relief bill. The legislation would do away with provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimates … Continue Reading


April 24, 2020

Mass. Lawmakers Seek Federal Assistance for Cranberry Growers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representative William Keating (D-MA-09), along with 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), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), wrote to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging the agency to provide direct, financial assistance to the cranberry industry struggling to … Continue Reading


April 23, 2020

Senators Warren, Markey, and Booker and Rep. Pressley Demand Answers from Trump Administration about Non-Military Deferred Action During Coronavirus Emergency

Washington, DC - Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) today demanded that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provide answers about whether it is granting requests from immigrants with major medical illness, including children, and their families seeking to remain in the United States while receiving lifesaving treatment. In August 2019, the lawmakers were joined by dozens of their … Continue Reading


April 23, 2020

Warren Joins Tester in Call to Administration to Fully Utilize Defense Production Act & Protect Veterans from COVID-19

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Jon Tester (D-Mont.), along with 14 colleagues, to call on the Administration and its Coronavirus Task Force to make full use of the Defense Production Act (DPA) in order to better protect veterans, health care professionals, and all Americans during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.The depletion of medical supplies nationally and a broken federal … Continue Reading


April 23, 2020

Senators Markey and Warren Call on Trump Admin. to Meet Massachusetts’ Needs and Ensure Equity, Transparency in Hospital and Health Care Provider Relief Funds

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today called on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to meet Massachusetts’ needs in subsequent disbursements from the Provider Relief Fund, which includes $100 billion in funding to support health care providers during the coronavirus pandemic. HHS has distributed an initial $30 billion from the Fund - which was created by Congress in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic … Continue Reading


April 23, 2020

Warren Joins Rosen, Wyden in Calling on Congressional Leaders to Ensure State-Legal Cannabis Small Businesses Can Access Emergency SBA Loan and Grant Programs

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), along with 7 of their Senate colleagues, in a letter to Congressional leadership calling for forthcoming COVID-19 relief legislative packages to allow state-legal cannabis small businesses and indirect cannabis small businesses to access emergency loan and grant programs administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).In the letter, the senators … Continue Reading


April 23, 2020

Warren and Levin Lay Out Plan for a National COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Andy Levin (D-Mich.) today released a white paper outlining their proposal for a federal contact tracing program to halt the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The lawmakers are calling for their plan for nationwide contact tracing to be included in the next COVID-19 response package from Congress. "In order to keep our communities healthy and get our economy up and running, we must stand … Continue Reading


April 23, 2020

Mass. Lawmakers Urge Trump Administration to Fully Fund COVID-19 Response for Tribal Nations in Massachusetts

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives William Keating (D-MA-09), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) sent a letter to President Trump requesting that he direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to waive the … Continue Reading


April 22, 2020

Warren Joins Jones to Urge Senate Leadership to Include Paycheck Security Proposal in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) to urge Senate leadership to include the Paycheck Security Program in the next package of coronavirus relief legislation“During this tumultuous time, working people should not have to also worry about applying for unemployment, finding new health care, or losing their connection to their … Continue Reading


April 22, 2020

Warren Leads 9 Democratic Senators Calling for Broad Investigations of the Trump Administration's COVID-19 Response

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and nine of her Senate colleagues today called for investigations into the Trump Administration's coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response, including whether political expediency rather than the country's urgent public health needs has driven the Trump Administration's distribution of life-saving medical supplies and equipment and other key public health and economic decisions. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Edward J. … Continue Reading


April 21, 2020

Sens. Warren, Brown, Banking Committee Colleagues Urge Major Mortgage Servicers to Immediately Notify Eligible Homeowners of Protections Available Through CARES Act

Boston, MA -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee, led a letter to major mortgage servicers -- Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Mr. Cooper, Bank of America, PennyMac Loan Services, Quicken Loans, Freedom Mortgage, New Residential, Lakeview Loan Servicing, … Continue Reading


April 21, 2020

As Workplace Infections and Deaths Rise, Warren Joins Baldwin, Duckworth, Murray to Introduce Senate Bill to Protect Workers from COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined U.S Senate Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee Ranking Member Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) to introduce legislation to protect U.S. workers from COVID-19 in response to disturbing, widespread reports of unsafe workplaces leading to preventable illnesses and deaths. The COVID-19 Every … Continue Reading


April 21, 2020

Warren, Brown Proposal to Provide Immediate Relief for Consumers Amid COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, published a Medium post on their proposal to provide immediate relief to consumers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They call for the next coronavirus aid … Continue Reading


April 20, 2020

Sen. Warren and 100+ Colleagues Call on Congressional Leaders to Ensure Immigrant Families Can Access Critical Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai'i) and Representative Judy Chu (D-Calif.), along with 27 senators and 76 members of the House of Representatives, in writing to members of Congressional leadership to call for an inclusive coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) relief package that ensures that urgently-needed COVID-19 testing and medical care and relief benefits are accessible by all communities, regardless of limited … Continue Reading

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