News Coverage

April 08, 2014

Berkshire Eagle: Neal, Senators push action to restore emergency services for North County

By: Tony Dobrowolski April 8,2014 PITTSFIELD -- U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, has asked the administrator for the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services to expedite the process that would restore emergency medical and hospice services to Northern Berkshire County. The letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner has also been signed by Massachusetts' two U.S. senators, Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey. In the letter, Neal, Warren and Markey have asked CMS for its assistance … Continue Reading

April 07, 2014

WBUR: Drug Take-Back Day Aims To Stem Abuse

April 7, 2014 BOSTON - State and local leaders are asking Massachusetts residents to turn in their old prescription drugs at local police departments and other designated drop-off sites. National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, on April 26, comes after a stark rise in the number of overdoses this year. At Monday's Boston City Hall event, politicians said Massachusetts had 600 drug overdose deaths last year, up from 300 about 12 years ago. The state has declared heroin overdoses and opioid … Continue Reading

March 26, 2014

Bay State Banner: Sen. Warren convenes local businesses, U.S. agencies

By: Martin Desmarais March 26,2014 Small businesses got a chance to pitch their services to government agencies and government contractors in a bid to get a piece of the multi-billion-dollar pie that is offered by the federal sector every year. The event, which was attended by about 200 Massachusetts small businesses at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, featured 25 government agencies and prime contractors - including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Environmental … Continue Reading

March 25, 2014

Martha's Vineyard Times: Lawmakers applaud Vineyard Social Security video link

March 25,2014 United States Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressman Bill Keating applauded the Social Security Administration's (SSA) decision to offer Social Security services on Martha's Vineyard via the use of video teleconferencing technology in a press release issued Monday. Social Security ended regular monthly visits to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket in early 2011. Senator Warren and Congressman Keating had urged SSA to restore the critical services for residents on Martha's Vineyard … Continue Reading

March 23, 2014

Associated Press: Sen. Warren to hold "business matchmaker" event

March 23, 2014 BOSTON - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is hosting what she's calling a "Massachusetts Business Matchmaker" event to help local businesses, government agencies and government contractors forge partnerships. Warren said she wants to make sure small businesses owners have a better understanding of opportunities to work with the federal government. The Massachusetts Democrat said the Monday event will let contractors and government agencies meet one-on-one with qualified small business … Continue Reading

March 21, 2014

Springfield Republican: Holyoke Fire Department could hire 8 new firefighters with $1 million federal grant

By Mike Plaisance March 21, 2014 HOLYOKE -- The Fire Department would be able to hire eight new firefighters and pay their salaries and benefits for two years with a $1 million federal grant the city received Friday. "That's great, couldn't have come at a better time, especially with the financial times the city is facing," Fire Chief John A. Pond said. U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, both D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, announced the grant … Continue Reading

March 16, 2014

Boston Globe: Flood concerns heard by Congress

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts March 16, 2014 The voices of homeowners and businesses in the state's coastal and riverfront communities who are concerned about potentially substantial increases in flood insurance were heard loud and clear by federal lawmakers who took steps last week to help keep costs down. "My first reaction is just how proud I am of our towns, Marshfield and Scituate, for organizing to bring attention to how devastating these changes would be on the entire economy,'' said … Continue Reading

March 15, 2014

Boston Herald: Elizabeth Warren eyes fed contracts for small biz

By Jordan Graham March 15, 2014 U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is looking to boost the bottom line of local small businesses by setting them up with federal government contracts. Warren is hosting a Massachusetts Business Matchmaker event Monday, March 24 at Roxbury Community College for small businesses, government agencies and contractors to identify partnership opportunities. "We have a lot of terrific small businesses here in Massachusetts, and I want to be sure that every one of them knows … Continue Reading

March 13, 2014

Springfield Republican: Sen. Elizabeth Warren to host 'Massachusetts Business Matchmaker' event in Roxbury

By Robert Rizzuto March 13, 2014 ROXBURY - With the aim of helping Massachusetts businesses find partnership opportunities with government agencies and contractors, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's office is hosting a mixer in Roxbury on March 24. Called the "Massachusetts Business Matchmaker," the event is open to a variety of businesses from across the Bay State which are seeking opportunities to grow by contracting with government agencies. "Small business owners are tireless, hard workers who … Continue Reading

March 07, 2014

Worcester Telegram and Gazette: Warren: $1.2T debt is crushing students

By Paula Owen March 7, 2014 FITCHBURG - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren visited Fitchburg State University Friday morning to discuss with students, faculty and state and local officials the $1.2 trillion in student loan debt that she says is crushing students and putting a strain on the economy. FSU students listened intently in the Holmes Dining Commons as Ms. Warren talked about ways to bring down the cost of college and ease the student debt burden. The system is caught in a "one-two punch," … Continue Reading

March 05, 2014

Everett Independent: U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Reads to Keverian School Students

March 5, 2014 Second and third graders at the George Keverian School in Everett welcomed U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren into their classroom on Friday, February 28 to help celebrate the National Education Association's "Read Across America Day." Senator Warren read"Sneetches" and other Dr. Seuss classics to young students as part of Everett's district-wide participation in "Read Across America Day." Other celebrity readers in Everett included WBZ-TV news anchor Paula Ebben and WBZ-TV … Continue Reading

March 03, 2014

WGBH: Warren Calls For More Investment In Women's Biomedical Research

By Ibby Caputo March 3, 2014 Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke at a National Policy Summit on Women's Health held at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Boston on Monday. No one had ever considered the possibility that she had coronary disease. I've always assumed that was because she was a woman," Warren said. Warren was the keynote speaker at the summit that brought together policymakers, industry representatives, doctors and scientists to discuss disparities in biomedical research … Continue Reading

February 27, 2014

Springfield Republican: Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduces bipartisan bill to honor America's POW/MIA soldiers

By Robert Rizzuto February 27, 2014 U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced a bipartisan bill this week aimed at honoring the nation's military. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, penned the POW/MIA Commemorative Chair Act to honor the approximately 83,000 service members who are either prisoners of war or missing in action by establishing a permanent commemorative chair on the grounds of the United States Capitol. The bill, if passed, would direct the Architect of the Capitol to place a … Continue Reading

February 26, 2014

Huffington Post: Elizabeth Warren Delivers National Security Address Focused On Civilian Casualties

By Ryan Grim Febraury 26, 2014 WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered a major foreign policy and national security address Wednesday evening, positioning herself in a debate over the future role of U.S. force abroad. In her approach to national security, Warren is framing her message in much the same way she has shaped her domestic politics, as a combination of values and pragmatism. On the domestic side, Warren argues generally that if the country is true to its values of … Continue Reading

February 25, 2014

Huffington Post: Elizabeth Warren: Sallie Mae May Be Hurting Borrowers, Taxpayers

By Shahien Nasiripour February 25, 2014 For student loan giant Sallie Mae, it may seem that every passing day brings word of yet another government probe. On Tuesday, it was Sen. Elizabeth Warren's turn. Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, wants detailed information on Sallie Mae's practices, including scripts its customer service representatives follow, an accounting of its borrowers with federal student loans in income-based repayment plans, and the number of its delinquent borrowers who … Continue Reading

February 24, 2014

WBUR: MIT Fusion Energy Research Project Is Restarted

February 24, 2014 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Now that federal funding has been restored for a fusion energy research project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is proposing long-term funding for the project. She says year-to-year funding carries too much risk of another shutdown of the Plasma Science and Fusion Center, like the one last year. "A big part of our task now starts, and that is to make sure that we're getting long-term guaranteed funding," Warren said … Continue Reading

February 24, 2014

Gloucester Times: NOAA set to cover cost of monitors

February 24, 2014 NOAA officials say that the federal fisheries agency will once again cover the cost of the mandated onboard fishing monitors who have been a part of many fishermen's traveling parties out of Gloucester and other Northeast ports since 2010. The announcement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service came at the recommendation of the New England Fishery Management Council, and after a renewed push by a Massachusetts' … Continue Reading

February 12, 2014

Bloomberg: Senate’s Warren Pushes to Require Board Votes on Banks

By Cheyenne Hopkins February 12, 2014 The Federal Reserve should revise enforcement policy to require board-member votes on penalties exceeding $1 million or force changes in banks' management, two lawmakers wrote in a letter to Fed Chairman Janet Yellen. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Elijah Cummings, both Democrats, urged Yellen to make the change to bolster the Fed's accountability and to protect taxpayers against the kind of financial-industry risk-taking that helped fuel the … Continue Reading

February 10, 2014

Boston Globe: Sen. Warren pushes minimum wage hike in Boston burrito visit

By Joshua Miller February 10, 2014 With the hum of burrito preparation in the background, Senator Elizabeth Warren, joined by the US Senate's number two Democrat, today pushed for a hike in the minimum wage, emphasizing the effort was supported by businesses, not just workers. At a Boloco location on Congress Street near South Station, Warren and Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois held a discussion with a cross section of business leaders and low-wage earners. "Nobody who works full-time … Continue Reading

February 07, 2014

Springfield Republican: Baystate Franklin Medical Center, nurses union reach settlement

February 7, 2014 NORTHAMPTON, MA - The nurses union and the administration at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield have apparently reached a settlement in their lengthy contract dispute. Terms of the settlement were to be announced this afternoon during a press conference at the Hotel Northampton in Northampton. Prior to the start of the press conference, officials with the Massachusetts Nurses Association, representing the nurses, distributed a press release announcing the … Continue Reading

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