News Coverage

June 07, 2018

Salem News: Warren introduce bipartisan pot bill

by Colin A. Young

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren joined a Colorado Republican on Thursday to roll out federal legislation that would resolve much of the tension between the federal prohibition on marijuana and the growing pot industries in states that have voted to legalize marijuana, like Massachusetts.The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (STATES Act) seeks to ensure each state the right to determine the best approach to marijuana regulation within its borders, Warren … Continue Reading

June 07, 2018

Colorado Politics: Gardner, Warren introduce bill to safeguard states with pot

by Joey Bunch

Sens. Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren unveiled legislation Thursday to make it clear that states that adequately regulate marijuana need not fear the federal government.Colorado, Massachusetts and other states that have legalized marijuana have fretted intervention from the Trump administration, given Attorney General Jeff Session’s animosity toward pot and the fact federal law still deems it illegal.In a media advisory, Warren’s office said the goal of the legislation would be to … Continue Reading

June 05, 2018

Bloomberg: Elizabeth Warren Targets Corporate Influence on Government

by Elizabeth Dexheimer

Wall Street’s biggest critic in the Senate recently fought against loosening Dodd-Frank restrictions A decade after the financial crisis, The Wall Street Journal has checked in on dozens of the bankers, government officials, chief executives, hedge-fund managers and others who left a mark on that period to find out what they are doing now. Today, we spotlight U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank. Elizabeth Warren was one of Wall Street’s fiercest … Continue Reading

June 05, 2018

The Cut: The People's Champ: Elizabeth Warren on breaking boundaries

by Audrey Gelman

When Senator Elizabeth Warren took the stage in Massachusetts at The Women’s March eighteen months ago, she said five words about women that haven’t left our minds since: “We will not play dead.”   After being dismissed from the Senate floor sixteen days later for speaking out against then-Senator Jeff Sessions, Senator Warren followed that mantra.   She has continued to speak out against the Trump administration every day since the President took office. … Continue Reading

June 01, 2018

Wall Street Journal: Elizabeth Warren Maintains a Hard Line on Big Banks

by Stephanie Yang

A decade after the financial crisis, The Wall Street Journal has checked in on dozens of the bankers, government officials, chief executives, hedge-fund managers and others who left a mark on that period to find out what they are doing now. Today, we spotlight U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank. Elizabeth Warren was one of Wall Street’s fiercest critics during her years as a consumer advocate. A decade later, the U.S. senator from Massachusetts hasn’t … Continue Reading

May 31, 2018

MassLive: US Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey offer bill to help hurricane evacuees, other disaster survivors find stable housing

by Shannon Young

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, announced legislation Thursday that looks to assist individuals who survive major natural disasters access stable, long-term housing -- an issue which has plagued several people who fled Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria last fall. Known as the Housing Victims of Major Disasters Act, the bill would require the Federal Emergency Management Act to activate the existing Disaster Housing Assistance Program, which provides … Continue Reading

May 31, 2018

Buzzfeed: These Senators Want The Government To Collect Data On Sexual Harassment In The Workforce

by Lam Thuy Vo

Four top Democratic senators are demanding that two arms of the federal government investigate the effect sexual harassment has on the “nation’s workforce and on the US economy,” BuzzFeed News has learned.Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Patty Murray, Diane Feinstein, and Elizabeth Warren sent a letter on Tuesday to the Comptroller General of the US Government Accountability Office (GAO).Read the full article on the Buzzfeed website … Continue Reading

May 30, 2018

Reuters: Senate Democrats tell NLRB to stop joint employer rulemaking

by Robert Iafolla

Three prominent Democrats in the U.S. Senate have urged National Labor Relations Board Chairman John Ring to abandon a plan to issue a regulation to determine when companies can be held liable as joint employers for the labor law violations of their contractors and franchisees. Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York said in a letter made public Wednesday that rulemaking seems like an attempt to evade the … Continue Reading

May 30, 2018

Investment News: Sen. Warren gets Republican cosponsor on bill to fund unpaid arbitration awards

by Mark Schoeff Jr.

Under the bill, written by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. would have to establish a fund financed by Finra fine money to cover awards that firms and brokers fail to pay to customers who win arbitration claims.Ms. Warren has been critical of the ongoing problem of unpaid Finra arbitration awards. Now a Republican, Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana, has cosponsored her legislation."This bill aims to compensate Americans who have been cheated out of … Continue Reading

May 19, 2018

Glamour: Elizabeth Warren: Trump's 'Domestic Gag Rule' Threatens More Than Just Abortion

by Celeste Katz

The Trump Administration formally came out Friday in favor of cutting off federal family planning money to organizations that perform abortions or make referrals for them.The rule change affects Title X, the $260 million federal program which underwrites the costs of contraception, reproductive health services and STD screening for low-income and uninsured patients....In a conversation with Glamour this week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed the Title X proposal as bad policy that could endanger … Continue Reading

May 16, 2018

Springfield Republican: Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey slam FEMA's decision to not offer Disaster Housing Assistance Program to Puerto Rico hurricane evacuees

by Shannon Young

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, expressed frustration Wednesday over FEMA's decision to not offer Disaster Housing Assistance Program to Puerto Rican families displaced by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, offering that the federal government owes these evacuees better. The senators, who urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency last month to work with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in offering the program to help hurricane survivors, continued to … Continue Reading

May 15, 2018

TheStreet: Fed to Vote on Wells Fargo Sanctions After Pressure From Elizabeth Warren

by Bradley Keoun

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren scored a coup in her campaign to improve oversight of the beleaguered bank Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC - Get Report) , as Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell promised to hold a full vote of the regulator's board before lifting sanctions imposed earlier this year.In a letter Thursday to the Massachusetts Democrat, Powell wrote that a full vote of the Fed board of governors will be held prior to lifting the asset-growth suspension placed on Wells Fargo in February. … Continue Reading

May 13, 2018

Boston Herald: Liz Warren joins protest over moving Fall River jobs to Mexico

by Brian Dowling

FALL RIVER — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Philips Lighting’s decision to send 160 jobs from a Massachusetts factory to Mexico threatens all workers who count on the company to respect their hard work with job security.Read the full article on the Boston Herald website … Continue Reading

May 08, 2018

Consumer Affairs: U.S. senators express concern over the T-Mobile/Sprint merger

by Kristen Dalli

A group of Democratic lawmakers -- led by Senators Amy Kloubach and Elizabeth Warren -- recently expressed their concern over the potential merger between T-Mobile and Sprint.Currently touted as the number three and number four cell phone providers in the country, the senators’ main concern involved the effect a deal would have on consumers nationwide, namely higher costs for services.“T-Mobile and Sprint have led the way in offering wireless products and service options that are more … Continue Reading

May 06, 2018

Springfield Republican: On her deathbed, whistleblower described substandard care at Northampton VA

by Shira Schoenberg, Shannon Young and Daniel Glaun

Five days before she died of uterine cancer, Dr. Sarah Kemble, chief of medicine at the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System in Leeds, submitted a 23-page affidavit to U.S. officials detailing problems of substandard care at the veterans' facility."It is my final wish to complete this affidavit ... so that I can attempt to change systemic and dangerous patient care, dangerous practices, and public safety issues," Kemble wrote...."It should not take a whistleblower on her deathbed … Continue Reading

May 03, 2018

Springfield Republican: Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey urge Senate leaders to ensure Congress briefed on North Korea negotiations, summit

by Shannon Young

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, called on chamber leaders this week to ensure the Trump administration keeps Congress informed of its negotiations with North Korea ahead of an expected summit between the country's two leaders....Arguing that Congress has played an important role in shaping the United States' North Korea policy -- including authoring various sanctions against the country -- the senators further called for Senate leaders to press the administration for monthly … Continue Reading

April 30, 2018

Vox: Consumers have filed thousands of complaints about the Equifax data breach. The government still hasn’t acted.

by Emily Stewart

Since Equifax announced that a data breach had left the personal information of tens of millions of people exposed last September, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — the US government’s top consumer watchdog — has received more than 20,000 complaints about the company, which is about double the number it received in the six months before.Equifax has said the CFPB is investigating, but thus far the agency hasn’t taken any action. Acting Director Mick Mulvaney is instead trying to make … Continue Reading

April 27, 2018

Springfield Republican: Elizabeth Warren questions whether lobbyist contributions have influenced Mick Mulvaney's work at CFPB

by Shannon Young

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, raised concerns this week about whether outside money has influenced decisions made at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, following reports that the agency's head admitted basing lobbyist access on contributions while in Congress.The Massachusetts Democrat, who helped start the financial watchdog, penned a letter to CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney Thursday seeking clarification on whether contributions made to his campaign account have … Continue Reading

April 27, 2018

Fox 25 News: Leaders pushing for database to track firefighters diagnosed with cancer

by Blair Miller

Leaders in Washington are now taking action after our Boston 25 News report on Boston firefighters being diagnosed with cancer. These leaders want to create a database that tracks firefighters who are diagnosed with cancer and track those who die from it...."I want everyone to know about this problem -- not just firefighter families, but all of us," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) Massachusetts.Read the full article on the Fox 25 News website … Continue Reading

April 27, 2018

American Banker: Warren probes CFPB over lobbyists’ influence on Mulvaney

by Neil Haggerty

WASHINGTON—Sen. Elizabeth Warren is pressing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over what arrangements the agency has made to ensure that acting Director Mick Mulvaney is excluded from decisions that affect banks and other firms that previously gave him campaign contributions.In a letter to Sonya White, the agency’s ethics official, the Massachusetts Democrat asked for details on what matters Mulvaney is recused from following comments he made earlier this week in which he said campaign … Continue Reading

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