February 20, 2013

Lowell Sun: Sen. Warren sounds alarm on fed budget cuts during Lowell swing

LOWELL -- Sequestration, the automatic government funding cuts that could go into effect March 1, would be especially harmful to Massachusetts, which relies more on federal research funding than any other state, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said in a visit to the city Tuesday.

Warren, hitting areas of the state this week while Congress is on break, stopped at the new Lowell Community Health Center on Jackson Street, then visited the University of Massachusetts Lowell's Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center, which opened in October, and the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center.

Warren also stopped at the university's Fox Hall for a talk with students, who gave her a standing ovation when she entered the room. She talked about signing the Violence Against Women Act, potential gun-control legislation, and the potential for automatic government cuts, known as sequestration.

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