News Coverage

September 27, 2017

North of Boston Editorial: Credit bureaus shouldn't need a mandate to drop fees

If you're old enough to read this sentence, odds are better than even that your personal information - including your name, birthdate, Social Security number and financial data - was exposed to hackers who accessed the Equifax database this past summer. Adding insult to injury, you'll now have to shuck out at least $10 in Massachusetts - double that in New Hampshire - to accomplish one of the most recommended steps you can take to protect yourself from fraud. Andover state Sen. Barbara … Continue Reading

September 15, 2017

Reuters: U.S. Senator Warren introduces Equifax bill, launches industry probe

WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Friday she has begun an investigation into Equifax's massive data breach, and along with 11 other Democratic senators, introduced a bill to allow consumers to freeze their credit for free. Equifax came under increased pressure from lawmakers and U.S. states on Friday, while Canada said that it, too, was opening an investigation into a data breach that exposed sensitive information of some 143 million people. Read more on the … Continue Reading

September 15, 2017

MarketWatch: Warren seeks answers from Equifax, introduces bill giving consumers more control over financial data

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is asking for an investigation into the causes of Equifax Inc.'s massive data breach and introducing a new bill that would give consumers more control over their credit data. In a letter to Equifax, the Massachusetts Democrat said the company "has failed to provide the necessary information describing exactly how this happened, and exactly how [its] security systems failed," adding that initial customer service information "did nothing to clarify the situation and … Continue Reading

September 14, 2017

Springfield Republican: Ginnie Mae launches task force to investigate VA-backed lenders; US Sen. Elizabeth Warren praises move

Ginnie Mae, the principal financing arm for government loans, will look into potentially misleading marketing practices involving U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs-backed lenders, officials announced Thursday. Acknowledging concerns U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren raised in a recent letter, Ginnie Mae Acting President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Bright said the Massachusetts Democrat is right to be bothered by the potential impacts aggressive mortgage marketing practices could have on … Continue Reading

September 13, 2017

Boston Globe: Warren, Capito push for partial fill prescription option

WASHINGTON - Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito want major players in the battle against the nation's opioid epidemic to consider promoting and analyzing "partial fill" policies, which allow patients to receive less than a full prescription's worth of medication on a single pharmacy trip. A clause in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, passed in 2016, permits pharmacies to dispense portions of prescriptions for Schedule II drugs - a … Continue Reading

September 09, 2017

WAMC Northeast Public Radio: Warren Addresses Western Mass. Labor Gathering

Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, speaking at a labor day breakfast in western Massachusetts on Friday, denounced President Trump's moral leadership. The Democrat stressed values she said she shares with union leaders. Warren said away from the daily din of news reports about President Trump's latest tweet, or executive order, the administration and Republican-led Congress have worked steadily for months to changes rules affecting worker safety and wages. " It has been one punch … Continue Reading

September 08, 2017

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Warren discusses veterans issues, health care in visit to VA campus in Leeds

Northampton - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren offered her office's full support on veterans' issues during a stop at the Northampton VA Medical Center in Leeds Friday afternoon. The Massachusetts senator also further explained why she intends to support single-payer health care legislation to be filed in Congress this fall, saying that guaranteeing everyone in the country is covered by health insurance is a "basic human right." Warren talked to staff members in the VA Central Western Massachusetts … Continue Reading

September 07, 2017

State House News Service: Warren, Baker on same page at DC hearing

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren does not agree with President Donald Trump on much, if anything. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is no fan of the president's either. So there they were Thursday, an unlikely duo, joining forces during a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill to tag team the White House in an effort to undermine Trump's threats to sabotage Obamacare by pulling back on federal funding that insurance companies use to lower out-of-pocket expenses for consumers. Read more on the … Continue Reading

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

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