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September 07, 2017

Springfield Republican: US Sen. Elizabeth Warren urges FDA, governors to implement new partial fill law to combat opioid abuse

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, urged federal, state and medical leaders this week to utilize a new law that aims to cut down on the number of opioids in circulation by allowing painkiller prescriptions to be partially filled at a doctor or patient's request. Warren and U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, who worked on the bipartisan-passed Reducing Unused Medications Act, called for an embrace of the 2016 law in letters sent to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, … Continue Reading


September 06, 2017

Springfield Republican: US Sen. Elizabeth Warren urges federal regulators to crack down on reported aggressive marketing of VA refinance mortgages

Citing complaints American veterans and service members have filed regarding the aggressive and potentially misleading marketing of VA-backed refinance mortgages, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, called on federal officials Wednesday to investigate and end any such practices. Warren, in a letter to the heads of Ginnie Mae, the principal financing arm for government loans, raised concerns that companies the entity has approved may be forcefully marketing U.S. Department of Veterans … Continue Reading


September 05, 2017

New Bedford Standard-Times: New Bedford airport to get $6.6 million for runway update

NEW BEDFORD - The FAA has granted more than $6 million in funding to New Bedford Regional Airport in order to update runway 1432. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey in conjunction with Rep. William Keating announced the $6.6 million in funding on Tuesday for the oldest runway in the state. Read more on the New Bedford Standard-Times website … Continue Reading


September 04, 2017

Springfield Republican: Sen. Elizabeth Warren condemns President Trump in Labor Day report

Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a new report that scolds President Donald Trump's promises that he would with improve the lives and prospects of working Americans. "President Trump's record is clear: he has betrayed his promises to workers," Warren writes in her Labor Day report. The report list four arguments to counter Trump's claim that his presidency would greatly support workers, especially those in the blue-collar fields. Read more on the Springfield Republican website … Continue Reading


August 31, 2017

Old Colony Memorial: Sen. Warren says time to play offense in fight to beat addiction

PLYMOUTH - Sen. Elizabeth Warren delivered mixed news on the opioid crisis Thursday during a tour of High Point Treatment Center. Speaking with a group of treatment providers from throughout the region, Warren, D-Massachusetts, released the results of a survey showing that Massachusetts is doing well in its fight to treat substance use and curb addiction. But much of that ability is based on high rates of insurance coverage that are threatened by proposed budget cuts in Washington. ... "He … Continue Reading


August 29, 2017

The Dartmouth Chronicle: Sen. Elizabeth Warren celebrates healthcare win at UMass Dartmouth town hall

DARTMOUTH - They came clutching books to be signed and phones to take selfies. In the packed theater at UMass Dartmouth, they buzzed with excitement while they waited, then cheered on their feet when their U.S. senator took the stage. At the end of the night, they waited in a long line just to shake her hand. There was no doubt about it: This was Elizabeth Warren's crowd. ... People came from throughout southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island to spend a couple of hours with the outspoken … Continue Reading


August 25, 2017

Concord Journal: Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to more than 1,500 in Concord

With political tensions high in Washington and at home, more local and national lawmakers have taken to town halls to hear what their constituents have to say. In Concord, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, did just that Aug. 25, hosting her 13th listening event to a packed house. Taking the stage with more than 1,500 supporters and local residents watching, Warren, greeted the excited crowd at Concord-Carlisle High School with energy and excitement that matched the two rooms of people … Continue Reading


August 25, 2017

Taunton Daily Gazette: Warren touts General Dynamics Taunton facility as jobs engine

TAUNTON - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren brought the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee with her to Taunton on Friday to see the "remarkable" work being done at General Dynamics in the Myles Standish Industrial Park. "This is the backbone of the Army's new communications system," Warren said of the WIN-T, the U.S. Army's battlefield communications network produced at the Taunton Missions Systems facility. Read more on the Taunton Daily Gazette website … Continue Reading


August 24, 2017

Pembroke Mariner & Express: Sen. Warren hosts town hall meeting in Marshfield

More than 1,000 people packed into Marshfield's Furnace Brook Middle School Thursday night for a town hall meeting hosted by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-MA. Residents asked Warren about issues ranging from flood insurance and healthcare to fishing regulations and the national political climate. ... "We know how important fishing is, not just to the economy or eastern Massachusetts, but it's way of life," Warren said. "It's a part of Massachusetts and a part of Massachusetts heritage. I am … Continue Reading


August 24, 2017

Brockton Enterprise: Warren talks vets, addiction, illegal immigration at Brockton VA

BROCKTON - Resources and oversight are the keys to getting the nation's Veteran's Affairs system back on track and keeping it there, according to U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. The Massachusetts Democrat fielded questions from The Enterprise about issues with the Veteran's Affairs medical system, the opioid crisis, and illegal immigration during a press conference following a tour of the Brockton Veteran's Affairs Medical Center Thursday. Warren said the federal government has been working to … Continue Reading


August 24, 2017

Springfield Republican: Massachusetts addiction treatment centers continue to face long wait times, other challenges, US Sen. Elizabeth Warren finds

Although Massachusetts addiction treatment centers can provide high-quality care due to the state's high insurance coverage rate, they continue to face challenges when it comes to waiting times, referral services and behavioral health coverage parity, according to a report U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's office released Thursday. The study, "Fighting Back: Massachusetts Health Care Providers and the Opioid Crisis," is based on the findings of a survey the Massachusetts Democrat launched in March … Continue Reading


August 23, 2017

The Herald News: At UMD, Sen. Warren says Democrats must ‘stay focused’ on health care, student loan crisis

DARTMOUTH - With so much going on these days in Washington, D.C., U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren had no shortage of topics to talk about Wednesday night at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Often walking back and forth across the UMass Dartmouth stage, Warren told an audience of several hundred people who came out for her town hall gathering about the recent fights in Congress over the Affordable Care Act, and how she is worried that the Republican leadership in the House and Senate will … Continue Reading


August 09, 2017

Revere Journal: Warren Draws Large Crowd for Town Hall Forum at RHS

More than 400 people attended a public town hall event hosted by Sen. Elizabeth Warren Friday at the Revere High School auditorium. The event, which was Warren's 10th town hall of the year, allowed the Bay State's senior senator to hear directly from Revere and area residents and discuss her work in Washington. ... Warren received a tremendous ovation from the audience and she did not disappoint her many supporters. Warren was engaging throughout her remarks and politely repeated the first … Continue Reading


August 03, 2017

Boston Globe: Warren scores a win on bill to make hearing aids cheaper, easier to buy

WASHINGTON - Breaking through the Senate's near-constant gridlock, Elizabeth Warren on Thursday scored a rare bipartisan legislative win. The Senate voted 94 to 1 to pass a broad Food and Drug Administration bill that contained a measure written by the Massachusetts Democrat to allow consumers to purchase hearing aids without going through a licensed audiologist or other specialist. Proponents say it will lower prices, spur innovation, and help millions of people with mild to moderate hearing … Continue Reading


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

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