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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


February 27, 2017

Lynn Daily Item: Classical Graduate Goes to Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tiba Faraj, a recent Lynn Classical High School graduate and a refugee from Iraq, will accompany U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) to President Donald Trump's address to the joint session of Congress on Tuesday. Faraj, 22, came to Lynn in 2010, along with her parents and siblings. She became an American citizen last year. To read the full article, click … Continue Reading


February 14, 2017

Politico: Warren calls for congressional inquiry into Russia: 'This. Is. Not. Normal.'

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday called for a bipartisan congressional "inquiry into Russia," warning that national security adviser Michael Flynn's resignation shouldn't distract from the Trump administration's "disturbing ties to Russia." President Donald Trump accepted Flynn's resignation late Monday. The embattled adviser wrote in his resignation letter that he "inadvertently briefed the Vice President Elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with … Continue Reading


February 01, 2017

Mass Live: US Sen. Elizabeth Warren: President Donald Trump's nomination of Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court is a 'threat to our American values'

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, continued to rail against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Wednesday, contending that his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch "is a threat to our American values." The Massachusetts Democrat, in a speech from the Senate floor, contended that although Gorsuch is "intelligent and accomplished,"his professional record has consistently favored the interests of corporations over workers and consumers. To read the full article, click … Continue Reading


January 29, 2017

Boston Globe: Warren criticizes Trump’s immigration order at Logan

Facing a crowd of protesters at Logan International Airport on Saturday night, US Senator Elizabeth Warren denounced President Trump's recent immigration order, proclaiming, "we will not turn away children." "We will not turn away families," said Warren, as the crowd repeated the words back to her. "We will not turn away people who try to help Americans. We will not turn away anyone because of their religion." To read the full article, click … Continue Reading


January 18, 2017

USA Today: Homeowners slam Mnuchin bank's foreclosure record

Owners who lost their homes to mortgage foreclosures by a bank previously run by Steven Mnuchin urged the Senate on Wednesday to reject his nomination as President-elect Trump's Treasury secretary. Speaking at a Capitol Hill forum convened by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. - a frequent Trump critic - the homeowners said OneWest Bank or an affiliate intensified the financial hardships they faced amid the 2008 financial crisis by foreclosing on their homes. To read the full article, click … Continue Reading


January 10, 2017

CNN Money: Carl's Jr., Hardee's workers blast Labor nominee at Senate forum

One worker said his wages were stolen. Another said she was forced to work without overtime pay.A third worker described her struggles to provide for a family of six children -- on $8.75 an hour after years of experience in the food industry. The three are current and former employees of CKE Restaurants, the fast-food company run by secretary of labor nominee Andrew Puzder that is known for its Carl's Jr. and Hardee's chains. They spoke for nearly two hours Tuesday about poor working … Continue Reading


January 09, 2017

Boston Magazine: Elizabeth Warren Introduces Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act

Democrats in the House and Senate have introduced legislation that would require the president and vice president to divest from any financial conflicts of interests, taking aim at President-Elect Donald Trump's myriad business entanglements spanning the globe. The Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act, introduced by Elizabeth Warren in the Senate and sponsored by Katherine Clark in the House, seeks to strengthen the Constitution's Emoluments Clause, which prohibits public officials from … Continue Reading


January 02, 2017

Associated Press: US Sen. Warren Seeks to Pull Pot Shops out of Banking Limbo

As marijuana shops sprout in states that have legalized the drug, they face a critical stumbling block - lack of access to the kind of routine banking services other businesses take for granted. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, is leading an effort to make sure vendors working with legal marijuana businesses, from chemists who test marijuana for harmful substances to firms that provide security, don't have their banking services taken away. To read the full article, click … Continue Reading


December 13, 2016

Wicked Local: Sen. Warren wants pipeline halt

In a letter sent today (Dec. 13), U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to suspend approval of Spectra Energy's West Roxbury Lateral pipeline until safety concerns are addressed, according to a press release. "As you are aware, the West Roxbury Lateral pipeline segment will carry highly pressurized natural gas in close proximity to an active quarry where dynamite is regularly exploded," Warren wrote. "This choice of path has left many residents concerned … Continue Reading


December 11, 2016

NECN: Mayor Walsh, Senator Warren Spread Message of Unity at Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren joined Mayor Marty Walsh along with over 2,000 community and interfaith leaders in an evening of healing and unity at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. "There is just a lot of uncertainty. The crowd at today's event vowed to fight back against the divisive politics that dominated the presidential election.inty right now and so tonight is really about people gathering together from different backgrounds," says the event's executive director … Continue Reading


December 08, 2016

CNN Money: Elizabeth Warren warns Trump: Don't cut Medicare and Medicaid

Democratic senators are urging President-elect Donald Trump to keep his campaign promise not to cut spending for Medicare and Medicaid. "During your campaign for President of the United States, you differentiated yourself from your 16 primary opponents by noting that you were the only Republican who would protect Medicare and Medicaid," the senators, led by Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Ron Wyden of Oregon, wrote in a letter to Trump. "After winning the election, you suddenly appear to … Continue Reading


December 07, 2016

Boston.com: Elizabeth Warren introduces bill to ease dilemma faced by these two Boston Marathon bombing survivors

Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill Wednesday that she says would make it easier for victims of terrorism to seek specialized care at military health care facilities. The bill is named after Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, two since-married Boston Marathon bombing survivors, who were treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after losing limbs in the attack. To read the full article, click … Continue Reading


November 04, 2016

NPR: Senators Investigate Reports Wells Fargo Punished Workers

Elizabeth Warren and two other U.S. senators are demanding answers from Wells Fargo about reports of retribution by bank managers against would-be whistleblowers. This marks the latest development in the ongoing consumer banking scandal engulfing the banking giant. In a letter to Wells Fargo's new CEO, Timothy Sloan, Warren, D-Mass., and Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., say the bank may have "misled regulators about the scope of the fraud." To read the full article, click … Continue Reading


October 24, 2016

Springfield Republican: New downtown Springfield restaurants plan gets $1.5 million HUD loans boost

SPRINGFIELD - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will provide low interest loans totaling up to $1.5 million to support new full-service restaurants in the downtown Springfield business district and the jobs created, federal officials announced Monday. U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey and U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, in a joint press release, praised the new HUD Section 108 Loan Guarantee that will provide individual loans ranging from $50,000 to $200,000 to … Continue Reading

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