Press Releases

March 27, 2020

Warren and Van Hollen Lead Senators in Urging the State Department to Provide Humanitarian Assistance to the Palestinian People to Fight Coronavirus

Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) led a letter to Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo urging him to take every reasonable step to lawfully provide medicine, medical equipment, and other necessary humanitarian assistance to the West Bank and Gaza Strip (Palestinian Territories) to fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic. The senators noted that President Trump has offered assistance to other countries … Continue Reading

March 26, 2020

TRANSCRIPT: Senator Warren Joins Mayor Walsh and Boston Small Business Leaders to Share Details of the Relief Coming in the Latest Legislative Package

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh this morning on a conference call with Boston small business owners to share details of the coming relief for small businesses in the latest legislative package. Senator Warren held a similar call with small businesses across the Commonwealth this afternoon.A transcript of Senator Warren's opening and closing remarks is below.TRANSCRIPT: [Opening Remarks]So thank you so much. Thank you very … Continue Reading

March 26, 2020

Warren, Markey, in Letter to President Trump, Sound Alarm Over Lack of Federal Support for Massachusetts Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) sent a letter to President Trump regarding the dire conditions facing hospitals, health care providers, and first responders in Massachusetts and across the country as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency and the Trump Administration's botched response. The senators' letter follows a Medium post published today by Senator Warren in which she laid out plans for … Continue Reading

March 26, 2020

Senator Warren Publishes Medium Post Calling on Congress to Increase COVID-19 Testing Capacity

Read Medium Post HereWashington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) published a Medium post today in which she laid out several steps Congress should take to increase the supplies of diagnostic testing for COVID-19 and the resources needed to administer them nationwide.The full text of the Medium post is below.Medium Post: Congress Must Move to Rapidly Increase Our Coronavirus Testing Capacity By Senator Elizabeth Warren March 26, 2020Congress is close to finishing … Continue Reading

March 24, 2020

Massachusetts Delegation Asks Census Bureau to Allow Colleges and Universities to Report on All Students Using Administrative Data

Washington, DC -- 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 to the U.S. Census Bureau asking them, in the wake of … Continue Reading

March 24, 2020

Warren, Colleagues Demand Answers to Questions About Federal Bureau of Prisons and Private Prison Company's Readiness for Coronavirus Pandemic

Detainees and Staff at GEO Facility Were Quarantined After Employee Tested Positive for COVD-19; Other Outbreaks Have Already Occurred in U.S. FacilitiesLetter to BOP | Letter to GEO GroupWashington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Cory A. Booker (D-N.J.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), Sherrod … Continue Reading

March 23, 2020

Amid Widening Pandemic, Warren Leads Call for Chamber of Commerce to Cease Lobbying Efforts that are Endangering Public Health and the Economic Needs of Millions of Americans

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) sent a letter to the Chamber of Commerce demanding answers as to why the organization is lobbying against President Trump's use of the Defense Production Act -- an extraordinarily powerful tool that would allow him to quickly harness and use America's technological and manufacturing … Continue Reading

March 23, 2020

Mass. Lawmakers Urge Congress to Prioritize Emergency Funding for Students and Colleges in COVID-19 Stimulus

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren, along with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Representatives 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), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), wrote to Congressional leadership urging them to prioritize substantial emergency financial support for students and institutions of higher education in the upcoming … Continue Reading

March 23, 2020

Senator Warren Discusses Coronavirus Bailout Negotiations on MSNBC

Watch the Video HereWashington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) discussed the coronavirus bailout and stimulus negotiations this morning with MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle.A full video of the interview is available here, and a transcript is available below.TRANSCRIPT:Stephanie Ruhle: I want to bring in Massachusetts Democratic senator and former presidential candidate, Senator Elizabeth Warren. Senator, thank you for joining me this morning. Before we get into the … Continue Reading

March 23, 2020

Senators Warren, Markey, Murkowski, Sullivan Call on Senate Leadership to Support Fishermen & Their Families in Coronavirus Response

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), along with Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), in leading a letter to Senate leadership calling for urgent support for fishermen and seafood processors as the fishing industry endures severe economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.Given the vast amount of domestic seafood that is enjoyed in restaurants and exported to international markets, the … Continue Reading

March 22, 2020

TRANSCRIPT: Warren Takes Questions on Coronavirus Bailout and Stimulus Negotiations

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took questions this afternoon regarding the coronavirus bailout and stimulus negotiations taking place in Congress today.A full transcript of her exchange with members of the media is below.Transcript: ELIZABETH WARREN: People are very unhappy about what the Republicans have put forward. They have not given us details, but the overall view is that they want to create a slush fund for giant corporations. No help for … Continue Reading

March 22, 2020

Warren Tweets on Bailout and Stimulus Negotiations

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) issued the following tweets regarding the coronavirus bailout and stimulus negotiations taking place in Congress today:  Millions may now lose their jobs. And Trump wants our response to be a half-trillion dollar slush fund to boost favored companies and corporate executives – while they continue to pull down huge paychecks and fire their workers. Here’s what I know and how we stop it: — Elizabeth … Continue Reading

March 22, 2020

Warren Calls for Nationwide Closure of Immigration Courts Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr and Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Director James McHenry urging them to close immigration courts in light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The senator's letter echoes calls by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the National Association of Immigration Judges, and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Professionals Union … Continue Reading

March 21, 2020

Senators Warren, Smith, Casey, Hirono, Kaine & Booker Urge Senate Leaders to Support Child Care in Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and a number of their Senate colleagues—including Sens. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.)—in urging Senate leadership to support child care as part of the third coronavirus stimulus package.“Child care providers are struggling to stay afloat and may be forced out of business permanently. If providers are closed, they do not have … Continue Reading

March 21, 2020

Warren, Brown, and Durbin Lead Senate Colleagues in Urging Congressional Negotiators to Cancel Student Loan Payments and Debt in COVID-19 Response Package

Washington, D.C. -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) sent a letter to Congressional negotiators, urging them to cancel student loan payments and debt in the COVID-19 response package. Joining the letter are Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tammy … Continue Reading

March 21, 2020

Senator Warren Calls on Amazon, Walmart, and McDonalds to Ensure Workers Have Immediate Access to Emergency Paid Leave during COVID-19 Outbreak

Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent letters to Amazon, Walmart, and McDonalds, seeking information about the steps each are taking to ensure that all employees of the companies and their franchisees, subsidiaries, contractors, and subcontractors have access to paid sick leave and adequate health and safety protections during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The senator called on each company to adopt the paid sick leave policy laid … Continue Reading

March 21, 2020

Schumer, Warren, And Wyden Unveil Plan To Increase Benefits By $200 Per Month For All Social Security Beneficiaries

Washington, D.C.- Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) today unveiled a plan to increase by $200 the monthly benefit for all Social Security, Veterans, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries through the end of 2021, which would improve the lives of millions of Americans and help our economy stabilize and recover from the national emergency caused by the spread of the … Continue Reading

March 21, 2020

Warren Once Again Urges Trump Administration to Issue Executive Order to Federal Agencies: Federal Employees Should Utilize All Telework Capabilities Where Possible

Boston, MA -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) today released the following statement once again calling on the Trump Administration to heed public health experts' advice on social distancing and issue clear directions to Federal Government agencies to utilize all telework capabilities for their employees to the maximum extent possible."Federal employees in Massachusetts and across the country are reaching out to my office expressing fear and frustration as they are forced … Continue Reading

March 21, 2020

Senator Warren, Congressman Doggett, & Congressional Progressive Caucus Leaders Pocan & Jayapal, Continue Call for Conditions on Corporate Bailouts in Next Stimulus Bill

Senator Warren was the first to propose a specific set of strings be attached to bailouts and has released draft legislative text; Chairmen Doggett and DeFazio led letter calling for similar conditions for major corporations signed by 100 House Members; Progressive Caucus Chairs Pocan and Jayapal sent letter to Speaker Pelosi urging worker-centered conditions on bailout Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Congressman … Continue Reading

March 20, 2020

Senator Warren Announces New Staff in Washington and Massachusetts Offices

Washington, DC --- Senator Elizabeth Warren today announced new staff in her Washington and Massachusetts offices. Jon Donenberg will rejoin the office as Chief of Staff. Jon was Senior Advisor and Policy Director for Warren’s presidential campaign. He served as Warren’s Legislative Director in her Senate office from 2013 to 2018. Before joining Warren’s office, Jon served as Chief Counsel to Sen. Richard Blumenthal and as a health law advisor to Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) on the House … Continue Reading

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