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January 05, 2018

The Hill: Warren rips Trump over immigration demands: 'Dreamers aren't bargaining chips'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) slammed President Trump on Friday over his newly released priorities for an immigration deal. Warren tweeted that recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, commonly referred to as "Dreamers," should not be used as "bargaining chips." "Dreamers aren't bargaining chips," Warren tweeted. "They aren't pawns in @realDonaldTrump's game. We made a promise. We said come out of the shadows & be fully woven into the fabric of America … Continue Reading

January 04, 2018

WGBH: Sen. Warren: Trump's North Korea Tweets Are "Dangerous"

Sen. Elizabeth Warren told WGBH News that her colleagues in Washington are concerned about President Trump's mental health, following a series of recent tweets sent by Trump targeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. "There's a lot of talk about it in D.C., and a lot of talk about the fact that he says one thing today and says something different tomorrow and says something very different the day after that - much of this is dangerous," Warren said. "I mean, trying to taunt Kim Jong Un, that … Continue Reading

January 04, 2018

Springfield Republican: Massachusetts congressional delegation calls for release of additional home heating assistance funds

With frigid temperatures and a winter storm bearing down on the Northeast, Massachusetts congressional lawmakers urged the Trump administration Thursday to release more federal funding to help low-income Americans heat their homes. All 11 members of the state's congressional delegation penned a letter to Eric Hargan, the acting secretary and deputy secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, urging the agency to immediately release as much of the remaining 10 percent of Low … Continue Reading

January 04, 2018

WISH TV: Senators Todd Young, Elizabeth Warren introduce bill to increase oversight of taxpayer money

WASHINGTON (WISH) - Indiana Republican Senator Todd Young and Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, have introduced a bill to increase oversight of taxpayer dollars. The bill, which is called The Good Accounting Obligation in Government Act, would require government organizations to provide annual reports to Congress on about the status on implementing recommendations from the Office of Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office. ... "I'm glad to partner with … Continue Reading

January 03, 2018

Berkshire Eagle: Markey and Warren want firm action from EPA and FERC for pipeline's discharge of 'hazardous wastewater' in Agawam

A discharge of 16,500 gallons of "hazardous wastewater" from pipeline testing in Agawam has prompted intervention by the two U.S. senators that represent Massachusetts. In a letters to federal regulators, U.S. Sens. Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren said Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.'s release of pressure testing wastewater Nov. 20 poses a threat to public health and the environment in surrounding communities. "This wastewater reportedly contains heavy metals and carcinogenic chemicals," the … Continue Reading

January 02, 2018

Washington Post: Elizabeth Warren wants the Education Dept.’s use of earnings data investigated

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is asking the U.S. Department of Education's inspector general to investigate the agency's use of earnings data to grant partial student loan forgiveness to defrauded borrowers. The request arrives two weeks after the department said it will provide debt relief to former students of Corinthian Colleges by comparing the average earnings of students in similar vocational programs. That earnings information is collected under gainful employment, a regulation that … Continue Reading

December 22, 2017

Revere Journal: Sen Elizabeth Warren Urges Congress to Restore Funding to Community Health Centers like EBNHC

In an Op-Ed that appeared in Stat News on Monday, Dec. 18, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren called House Republicans onto the carpet for halting federal funding to the nation's Community Health Centers, like East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC), while working on cutting taxes for the "wealthy." "I love community health centers," Warren wrote. "They do wonderful work and enjoy widespread support. But I'm worried because Republican leaders in Congress have held these centers hostage … Continue Reading

December 21, 2017

The Hill: Warren blasts DeVos on reducing loan forgiveness

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) ripped Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's decision to reduce loan forgiveness for some defrauded students, calling the move "a stingy & ridiculous scheme." "After almost a year of inaction - and over 100k defrauded students waiting for answers - @BetsyDeVosED has a stingy & ridiculous scheme for making many of them pay the fed govt money they don't owe. It's shameful," Warren said in a tweet on Thursday. Read more on The Hill's website … Continue Reading

December 21, 2017 Elizabeth Warren blasts Congress for lack of DACA fix before holidays: ‘What are you waiting for?’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is decrying the decision by Republican leaders in Congress to head home for the holidays while the future of so-called Dreamers hangs in the balance. "It's been one broken promise after another," Warren said in a speech Thursday on the Senate floor. "One of those promises was to protect 800,000 Dreamers who were brought to the United States as kids. [President Donald] Trump broke this promise when he ended DACA." As a result, the Massechusetts Democrat said it was "up to … Continue Reading

December 19, 2017

Vox: Wells Fargo cheated millions of customers. The Republican tax bill is about to hand it a big win.

Wells Fargo in 2016 was fined $185 million for issuing millions of fake credit card accounts. In 2017, it was caught overcharging clients on currency trades and improperly charging homebuyers to lock into low mortgage rates. And in 2018, it could be about to get the best tax deal of all the big banks. ... "Rather than holding Wells Fargo responsible for cheating its customers, Republicans are looting the Treasury to funnel billions of dollars to the bank," Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said in … Continue Reading

December 19, 2017

The Hill: Warren slams GOP tax bill: 'It’s government for sale'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) ripped the GOP tax bill in a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday night, calling it "government for sale." "As one of my Republican colleagues said in a moment of honesty, if they don't pass this tax giveaway bill, financial contributions will stop. And a Republican House member said big donors told him to pass the tax bill - or don't ever call them again," Warren said. "Let's call this out for what it is - it's government for sale." "And that's how you end up … Continue Reading

December 18, 2017

The Young Turks: Warren Blasts FedEx and UPS as Evidence GOP Tax Bill Won’t Create Jobs

Several congressional Democrats, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), are pointing to findings by TYT in a series of reports on the employment policies of FedEx and UPS as evidence that the Republican tax bill will not create jobs. TYT reported that the two companies-among America's largest employers-already have billions of dollars in cash on hand and are investing hundreds of millions in initiatives that stand to reduce their employment levels. TYT discovered patent applications, for … Continue Reading

December 18, 2017

Reuters: Senator Warren hits out at 'effort to politicize' U.S. consumer agency

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren is taking aim at budget chief Mick Mulvaney's plan to fill the ranks of the U.S. consumer financial watchdog with political allies, according to letters seen by Reuters, the latest salvo in a broader battle over who should run the bureau. President Donald Trump last month appointed Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), though the decision is being legally challenged by the agency's deputy director, Leandra English, … Continue Reading

December 12, 2017

Springfield Republican: Treasury Department backs GOP tax plan in 1-page analysis, Elizabeth Warren calls report 'bogus'

A U.S. Department of Treasury analysis of Senate Republicans' tax overhaul bill released this week suggested that the $1.5 trillion legislation could pay for itself if the economy grows at as faster pace than has been projected -- findings that drew pushback from at least one Massachusetts Democrat. ... U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, called the report "pathetic" and argued that it shows Mnuchin "has no basis for claiming that the tax plan 'will pay for itself with growth.'" "In … Continue Reading

December 11, 2017

The Hill: Warren shreds Treasury analysis of GOP tax plan: They 'made up the numbers'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) targeted the Treasury Department's analysis of the GOP tax plan in a series of tweets Monday, saying officials "made up the numbers" to fit their claims. Warren bashed the one-page analysis released earlier Monday, in which the department said that economic policies passed under President Trump would raise enough revenue to cover the tax cuts in the GOP bill, which directly contradicts several independent analyses, including one from the Joint Committee on … Continue Reading

December 08, 2017

International Business Times: Elizabeth Warren And Sherrod Brown Slam Mulvaney For Conflicts Of Interest

Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren (MA) and Sherrod Brown (OH) on Friday slammed President Donald Trump's top financial regulator Mick Mulvaney after evidence surfaced that as a Congressman he raked in campaign contributions from payday lenders just days before he pressured government officials to back off predatory lending regulations. ... "Mr. Mulvaney spent his years in Congress trying to gut consumer protections and undermine the CFPB - and he racked up big donations from payday lenders and … Continue Reading

December 08, 2017

Associated Press: Sen. Warren critical of Trump decision on Jerusalem

BOSTON - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she worries that President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital will make it harder to achieve peace in the Middle East. The Massachusetts Democrat spoke to several thousand attendees Friday at The Union For Reform Judaism convention in Boston. Warren says she believes a two-state solution is the best hope for peace. She says Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, and diplomacy between Israelis and Palestinians should … Continue Reading

December 06, 2017

Springfield Republican: Elizabeth Warren talks economic concentration, says she's 'deeply worried' about antitrust enforcement under President Donald Trump

Raising concerns about how Trump administration and Republican-backed policies may be impacting America's economy, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, spoke out Wednesday against recent corporate mergers and called for ensuring markets remain open and competitive. Warren, during a keynote address at the Open Markets Institute in Washington D.C., urged federal officials to block mergers "that choke off competition," enforce laws against anti-competitive activity and "to get everyone in … Continue Reading

December 05, 2017

Politico: Banking Committee approves Powell as Fed chair, with only Warren opposed

The Senate Banking Committee voted 22-1 on Tuesday to approve the nomination of Jerome Powell as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. Only Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) voted no, pointing to Powell's inclination to ease financial rules rather than make them stronger. ... "Our financial rules need to be stronger, not weaker," Warren said Tuesday. Read more on the Politico website … Continue Reading

December 04, 2017

The Hill: Warren questions Conway's role in curbing opioid epidemic

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is asking for clarification on White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's role in combating the opioid epidemic. In a letter sent Monday to John Kelly, President Trump's chief of staff, Warren noted, in response to confusion on Conway's role last week, that "according to a report by CBS news, the White House later stated that her role was 'not expanding and opioids has always been part of her policy portfolio,' after multiple news outlets reported that she would … Continue Reading

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