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July 31, 2017

Boston Globe: Elizabeth Warren says Senate should improve existing health care system

Days after a dramatic showdown in Washington over health care ended in defeat for Republicans, Senator Elizabeth Warren returned to Massachusetts to take a victory lap. At a round table at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center on Monday, Warren called her GOP colleagues' failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act "a triumph for democracy" - and said it is time for senators to turn their attention to enhancing the existing health care system. Read more on the Boston Globe website … Continue Reading


July 20, 2017

Springfield Republican: Elizabeth Warren gives President Donald Trump 'F' grade on pledge to 'drain the swamp'

Although President Donald Trump pledged to "drain the swamp" and remove insiders and special interests from Washington, U.S. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, argued Thursday that the Republican has failed to do so since taking office. The Massachusetts Democrat, who joined Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island, in releasing a "Drain the Swamp Report Card" on the president's first six months in office, gave Trump an "F" grade, contending that he "has not drained the swamp -- he has let the … Continue Reading


July 19, 2017

Martha's Vineyard Times: Sen. Warren urges town hall crowd to ‘join the fight’

Health care, student loan debt, environmental issues, and civility dominated Saturday's question and answer session with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren. With the American flag and state flag as a backdrop and spotlights aimed at the stage, Sen. Warren appeared before a packed house in the Performing Arts Center at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School. By 9 am there was already a line from the school doors nearly all the way to Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road before the doors opened at 9:30 … Continue Reading


July 15, 2017

Vineyard Gazette: Senator Warren Sounds Battle Cry for Democracy

Sen. Elizabeth Warren urged an overflow crowd to get organized and get involved in the nation's fractured political scene at a high-energy town hall meeting Saturday morning. More than 1,000 people filled the Performing Arts Center at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, spilling out into the lobby and the sidewalks outdoors. Questions ranged from student loan debt to the environment, but most discussion was dominated by the expected vote in the Senate next week on a bill to repeal and … Continue Reading


July 08, 2017

WNYT: Sen. Elizabeth Warren holds town hall in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD, Mass.- "Healthcare shows us what's going on in Washington right now and what's going on in this country," Senator Elizabeth Warren told a crowd of constituents Saturday morning. Warren is in her home state of Massachusetts during a week-long recess. She made her case against Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act during a town hall packed with 800 or so people inside Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield. "What their bill is about is tax cuts, not for, … Continue Reading


June 29, 2017

Springfield Republican: US Sen. Elizabeth Warren offers bill to require gambling disorder screenings for service members

With an estimated 56,000 active duty service members thought to have gambling disorders, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, introduced legislation this week that would require the military to include problem gambling screens in annual health and behavioral surveys. The Massachusetts Democrat, who had called on the agency to study military problem gambling in 2015, contended that her proposed legislation will "help advance the military's efforts to support service members dealing with … Continue Reading


June 19, 2017

Springfield Republican Editorial: Treatment bill for terror victims should pass

It's not easy getting bipartisan support for anything in Washington, but a bill to give better treatment to domestic terrorism victims should be passed. The bill would give access to such treatments at appropriate military health care facilities. It empowers the Department of Defense, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies, to promptly contact, coordinate and provide medical expertise to local health care facilities treating terrorism-related injuries. The … Continue Reading


June 09, 2017

Wicked Local Medford: Over-the-counter hearing aids could be coming

Walk into any drug store and you'll see a rack of cheap reading glasses available to buy without a prescription. While an over-the-counter product is an option for some living with farsightedness, there is no approved inexpensive over-the-counter equivalent for those living with mild-to-moderate hearing loss. ... The situation could change under pending legislation in Congress. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Joe Kennedy III, both Massachusetts Democrats, introduced legislation that would … Continue Reading


May 12, 2017

Western Mass News: Sen. Warren holds town hall in Ware following UMass commencement

WARE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren was in western Mass. tonight. Nearly 500 people came to a town hall meeting to see Warren. The democratic senator gave the commencement address at UMass and then headed to Ware, greeting her supporters for a town hall style meeting. Read the full article on the Western Mass News website … Continue Reading


May 12, 2017

Daily Hampshire Gazette: In 1-on-1 interview, Warren breaks down health care debate

AMHERST - Just before taking the stage before thousands at the University of Massachusetts Amherst's commencement Friday, health care was on U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's mind. With Republicans holding a firm grip on both houses of Congress and the presidency, the GOP is poised to completely rewrite health care policy in the United States, and Democrats may have very little say in the matter. It is in that context that Warren, D-Massachusetts, sat down for a one-on-one interview with the … Continue Reading


May 12, 2017

Springfield Republican: 'America needs your commitment,' Sen. Elizabeth Warren tells UMass Amherst graduates

AMHERST - The message from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren to graduates was clear - "America needs you." She exhorted students to get involved in issues that matter to them and that will in turn help them live a rich life. Her speech to the 5,500 graduating from the University of Massachusetts Friday afternoon was about inspiring passion and mostly apolitical. She was greeted with loud applause and some students stood to greet her. Read the full article on the Springfield Republican website … Continue Reading


May 07, 2017

Berkshire Eagle: Fighting the high cost of hearing aids

PITTSFIELD - Frederick Drobiak gets reminders about his hearing loss when he least expects it. Including from friends. "People come to my house and say, `How can you have your television that loud?'" said Drobiak, 75. ...In a move to cut prices, Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, are co-sponsoring a bill that would enable people with mild to moderate hearing loss to buy hearing aids over the counter, without a prescription. A hearing was held this week on Capitol Hill … Continue Reading


April 26, 2017

Springfield Republican: US Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey push for funding to address opioid crisis, ensure medical research

Pointing to the dozens of Americans who die each day from an opioid overdose, senators from across New England and other states called on congressional leaders Wednesday to put aside funding for efforts to combat the drug epidemic and investments in medical research. U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, in a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, contended that a substantial increase in resources is needed to fight widespread opioid abuse … Continue Reading


April 11, 2017

Boston Globe: Lawmakers want hearing aids to be easier to get, but doctors object

WASHINGTON - Patricia Holland of Waltham suffered a panic attack during a vacation in Savannah, Ga., 13 years ago when she lost her hearing aid and had no way to quickly find a replacement. Almost two weeks later, when she finally got one, she teared up with joy even though she had to hand over $2,600. "If you have hearing loss, it's amazing how people make you feel like you're inferior," said the 79-year-old, who first learned she had age-related hearing loss in her 60s. "You're made to feel … Continue Reading


April 04, 2017

WBUR: Northeastern Celebrates Grand Opening Of $225 Million Science Facility

Amid uncertainty around the future flow of federal research dollars, Northeastern University celebrated the grand opening of its new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex on Monday, pointing to the $225 million facility as evidence of the school's growing ambition and its commitment to scientific advances in Massachusetts. "...It is staggeringly stupid not to invest in research," Warren said in remarks that focused on President Trump's administration and its proposed cuts to … Continue Reading


March 25, 2017

MetroWest Daily News: 'Fight back,' Warren tells cheering crowd in Framingham

FRAMINGHAM - With Republicans falling short Friday in their first attempt to overhaul federal health care policy, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren urged an enthusiastic crowd at Framingham State University to stay engaged with national politics, saying the GOP is "hell-bent" on repealing the Affordable Care Act. Warren, a progressive icon who emerged as one of President Donald Trump's chief antagonists during the campaign, weighed in Friday on Trump's early days in office. Read the full article on … Continue Reading


March 24, 2017

WCVB News: Amazon shows off massive, new warehouse on South Coast

Amazon showed off its massive, new warehouse and celebrated its official opening Friday with several Bay State politicians. Gov. Charlie Baker, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Ed Markey were among those who toured the facility, which straddles the communities of Fall River and Freetown in Bristol County. Read the full article on the WCVB website … Continue Reading


March 24, 2017

South Coast Today: Warren, Markey speak on port of New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD - Behind closed doors, politicians from around the state discussed how to improve the Port of New Bedford Friday afternoon at Seatrade International. "We want to make sure the 21st century is just as prosperous and even more so than the 20th and 19th centuries were for New Bedford," Markey said. "We're going to work down in Washington every day to advocate for the commercial fisherman of New Bedford." Senators Markey and Elizabeth Warren, along with state representatives Bill … Continue Reading


March 06, 2017

Boston Globe: Report urges military to screen for gambling problems

Before he was confronted by his anguished wife, Bruce Kinsman was losing about $1,000 a week on the state lottery in frenetic pursuit of a jackpot. Realizing his gambling had spiraled out of control, he quit completely a decade ago and began attending Gamblers Anonymous meetings. Today, Kinsman, 67, traces his compulsive gambling, an addiction that ravaged his life for decades, to his military service in Vietnam, when he said he "caught the bug" playing high-stakes poker to help relieve the … Continue Reading


March 03, 2017

Eagle-Tribune: One business at a time, a former mill city reinvents itself

LAWRENCE -A difficult pregnancy about 10 years ago left Danaris Mazara unable to work. At about the same time, her husband was laid off from his manufacturing job at Haverhill Paperboard. Bankruptcy followed, then foreclosure. ... Mazara, a native of the Dominican Republic, now employs nine people, including her husband. Her immigrant success story would have been impossible without the SBA loan that allowed her to buy the storefront at 98 Essex St., Mazara on Friday told a roomful of some of … Continue Reading

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