Press Releases

July 21, 2020

At Aging Hearing, Warren Highlights the Critical Importance of Collecting Race and Ethnicity Data to Address Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Seniors of Color

Chairwoman Collins: Senator Warren. Senator Warren: Thank you very much, Madam Chair, and thank you very much for putting together this hearing. Seniors are bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. People over 65 account for just 18 percent of coronavirus infections, but they make up 80 percent of the deaths. Nursing homes-where 1.3 million seniors live-have emerged as hotspots of infection. And systemic racism has put seniors of color at even greater risk of catching, and dying from, … Continue Reading


July 21, 2020

In Case You Missed It: Senator Warren NYT Op-Ed: To Fight the Pandemic, Here's My Must-Do List

Read the full op-ed hereWashington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) published an op-ed in the New York Times about what the Senate must do to contain the coronavirus and provide the funding so that our economy, our schools and our families can begin to recover. She emphasized that those who frame the debate as one of health versus economics are missing the point. It is not possible to fix the economy without first containing the virus.Read the full op-ed here. Key … Continue Reading


July 21, 2020

Trump COVID-19 Watch

Washington, DC - Elizabeth Warren is continuing her oversight of the Trump Administration's COVID-19 response. We're regularly setting new daily highs in confirmed coronavirus cases and unemployment rates are at the highest levels 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 her Senate colleagues in a letter criticizing the Trump Administration's bad … Continue Reading


July 17, 2020

Warren Calls on New Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery to Investigate “COVID Lobbying Palooza”

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery (SIGPR) Brian Miller calling for an investigation into reports that dozens of companies received CARES Act funds after hiring Trump-connected lobbyists to help seek funds or regulatory favors. In the letter, Senator Warren requests that the SIGPR’s upcoming quarterly report to Congress include an analysis of the role lobbyists and former Trump … Continue Reading


July 17, 2020

Warren, Murray, Casey, and Wyden Urge CDC and CMS to Collect All Necessary Demographic Data from Nursing Homes on COVID-19 Outbreaks

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, and Pensions (HELP) Committee and the Special Committee on Aging, Bob Casey (D-Penn.), Ranking Member of the Special Committee on Aging, Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Ranking Member of the HELP Committee, and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid … Continue Reading


July 16, 2020

Senators Warren, Merkley, 13 Senate Democrats Push Back on the Trump Administration’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda in USCIS Funding Debate

Washington, DC — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and 13 Senate Democrats on a letter to Senate leadership, calling for funding for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with appropriate guardrails on how that funding is used.USCIS is projecting a major budget shortfall and is expected to need $1.2 billion in funds from Congress, but the Trump Administration has so far delayed formally requesting these funds. USCIS has said that … Continue Reading


July 16, 2020

Massachusetts Lawmakers Urge Stop & Shop to Reconsider Terminating Hazard Pay for Frontline Workers as COVID-19 Rates Continue to Rise

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) led the 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 Stop & Shop to reinstate hazard pay for … Continue Reading


July 16, 2020

Warren, Carper, Whitehouse, Schatz Call on Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook to Stop the Deliberate Spread of Climate Disinformation on the Company's Social Media Platforms

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); Tom Carper (D-Del.), Ranking Member of the Environment & Public Works Committee and member of the Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee; Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), member of the Environment & Public Works and Judiciary Committees; and Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), Chair of the Democratic Special Committee on the Climate Crisis and member of the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, … Continue Reading


July 16, 2020

Lawmakers Criticize Trump Administration Deal That Allowed Manufacturer of COVID-19 Antiviral Drug Remdesivir to Charge U.S. Purchasers the Highest Prices in the World

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP); Tina Smith (D-Minn.), a HELP Committee member; Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), a HELP Committee member; Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.), a HELP Committee member; Chris Van Hollen (Md.); and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), sent a letter to Department of Secretary Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar seeking an explanation for why the "amazing … Continue Reading


July 15, 2020

Senators Warren, Murray, and Smith Urge the Department of Labor to Withdraw Proposal Discouraging Financial Advisors From Supporting Racial Justice

Washington, DC — United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), and 10 Senate Democrats to send a letter to Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Eugene Scalia in response to the DOL’s proposed rule that would discourage financial advisors from considering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria. The senators emphasized how ESG investing can be important in considering practices that can impact a company’s performance … Continue Reading


July 15, 2020

After Inquiry from Warren, Department of Defense Says Big Defense Contractors Cannot Divert Increased Progress Payments During COVID-19 to Share Buybacks, Dividends, or Executive Salaries

Washington, DC - In response to questions from United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, about risks from changes to Department of Defense (DoD) pricing and contracting policy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord said big defense contractors cannot divert the increased progress payments towards share buybacks, dividends, or executive salaries. In her response to … Continue Reading


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

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