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September 13, 2016

Springfield Republican: Central Mass. rail line gets $2.4 million in federal funding to reduce risk of derailments

Nearly $2.4 million in federal funding has been secured for the Providence and Worcester Railroad Company's Gardner Branch rail line that will be used to reduce the risk of derailments that could impact the drinking water supplied to Worcester, officials said. The $2,376,682 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will rehabilitate 12 miles of track along the Gardner branch. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey and Reps. Jim McGovern and Niki Tsongas announced the funding in a … Continue Reading

September 11, 2016

The Springfield Republican: Worcester Fire Department receives $173K grant for safe cooking program

The Worcester Fire Department received a $173,131 Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to support the department's safe cooking fire prevention program.Congressman James P. McGovern and Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey announced the grant last week. A total of roughly $2.6 million in grants are going to departments in Massachusetts. Read the full article … Continue Reading

September 10, 2016

The Boston Globe: Warren rallies with janitors for better pay and working conditions

Thousands of union janitors and supporters from nearby states rallied and marched in downtown Boston Saturday - with US Senator Elizabeth Warren as a key speaker - to demand higher pay and more opportunities for full-time work as they negotiate a new contract. "This city needs you," Warren told the crowd gathered on Boston Common. "These gleaming towers around us, well, they wouldn't be so gleaming if it weren't for the people who came in every night, who worked hard, who dusted, who vacuumed, … Continue Reading

July 23, 2016

The Springfield Republican: Sen. Elizabeth Warren appears with Barack Obama in Weekly Address to talk of financial reforms

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, appears this weekend with President Barack Obama in his Weekly Address of the President of the United States touting post-recession reforms of the financial system. Warren was long an advocate for the consumer-friendly reforms to the financial and banking systems even before taking office in 2013. "You know the banking crisis was not some act of nature. The whole thing could have been avoided. But we didn't have rules in place to stop Wall Street … Continue Reading

July 20, 2016

The Hill: Warren: House GOP trying to 'intimidate' state AG over Exxon probe

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is defending her state's investigation into allegations that ExxonMobil Corp. lied about the breadth of its climate science research after a top House Republican sought records related to the probe. In a series of tweets Wednesday, Warren challenged House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith's (R-Texas) decision to subpoena communications between state attorneys general investigating Exxon's claims. Read the full article … Continue Reading

July 14, 2016

The Springfield Republican: Elizabeth Warren, Katherine Clark laud passage of opioid prescription partial fill measure

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Melrose, praised Congress this week for including language that allows partial filling of opioid prescriptions in its final passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. Warren said Congressional lawmakers took a positive step toward addressing opioid abuse by including the language in the bill that aims to reduce the number of prescription pills in circulation. "This bipartisan language will empower patients and … Continue Reading

July 11, 2016 Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts delegation ask for study on health effects of noisy airports, like Logan

Massachusetts lawmakers are asking the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study on the health effects of air traffic noise and pollution, after thousands of Bay Staters complained about planes heading in and out of Logan Airport last year. In a letter to the prestigious research organization, Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey and Reps. Stephen Lynch, Michael Capuano, and Katherine Clark asked why airplane noise complaints have dramatically increased in recent years, and how it could … Continue Reading

June 20, 2016

Boston Patch: Elizabeth Warren Calls Out 'Discriminatory Policy' on Gay, Bi Men Donating Blood

A blocks-long line to donate blood in the wake of the Orlando shooting has been held up as a sign of human goodness in the face of tragedy. But it also underscored a longstanding - many say antiquated - policy that prevents the one group most directly impacted by the attack from donating. The horrors at Orlando's Pulse gay club shone a light on the Food and Drug Administration policy, which has been on the books since 1983, implemented in the early days of the AIDS crisis. Now, Mass. Sen. … Continue Reading

June 15, 2016

The Boston Globe: Warren warns of 'blood on our hands' in filibuster on guns

Elizabeth Warren warned Congress would have "blood on our hands" if nothing is done on assault weapons, joining a Democrat-led filibuster over guns in the Senate Wednesday. The filibuster aimed to force a vote on gun control legislation in the wake of a shooting that killed 49 people in an Orlando gay nightclub. It was "a terrorist with hate in his heart and a gun in his hand that killed all those people," Warren said on the Senate floor, calling for a ban on "Rambo-style" assault … Continue Reading

June 11, 2016

The Boston Globe: Elizabeth Warren, pastor honored during pride ceremony at Old South Church

Beside a wooden podium draped in a rainbow flag at the Old South Church, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Pastor Judy Hanlon, an advocate for asylum seekers, were given the church's Open Door award Saturday in recognition of their work on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. "This is a day of celebration. I have my boa in the car, I am raring to march in the parade. But there are big fights to come," Warren said. "There is a man who hopes to be the leader of … Continue Reading

May 14, 2016

The Boston Globe: Elizabeth Warren to graduates: embrace the unexpected

What do Donald Trump, The Isley Brothers, and lyrics from Taylor Swift's hit, "Shake It Off" have in common? Elizabeth Warren wove them into a commencement address Saturday at Bridgewater State University, where she recounted her journey from college dropout to US senator in a speech that included advice, jabs at Wall Street, and laugh lines. Read the full article … Continue Reading

April 27, 2016

Wicked Local: #MaldenStopTheStigma catches attention of Sen. Warren

When #MaldenStopTheStigma caught the attention of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, she arranged to meet with members of Malden Overcoming Addiction (MOA) and local officials to discuss the addiction crisis. "It was huge," MOA spokesman Paul Hammersley said of Warren's visit. "This was amazing. I can't even think of another word. She got wind of #MaldenStopTheStigma Day all the way in Washington and wanted to hear more about it." Read the full article … Continue Reading

April 19, 2016

Springfield Republican: Economists and tax law professors say they support Sen. Elizabeth Warren's tax filing simplification bill

Fifty-four tax law professors and economists, including Austan Goolsbee, former chairman of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, on Tuesday said they're backing U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's bill aimed at simplifying tax filing for millions. The bill would require the IRS to create a free tax preparation and filing service online. Taxpayers would not be required to use the software, though Read the full article … Continue Reading

April 19, 2016

Cambridge Patch: Elizabeth Warren Joins Verizon Workers on Cambridge Picket Line

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined striking Verizon workers on the picket line in Cambridge Monday, one of several prominent Democrats to align themselves with the labor movement. Warren joined the striking workers less than a week after nearly 40,000 Verizon workers walked off their jobs and onto picket lines April 13. It is considered the largest work stoppage of any U.S. industry in years, as organizers say they're pushing for better pay and more job security. Read the full article … Continue Reading

April 12, 2016

The Lawrence Eagle Tribune: Warren pledges to push for Lawrence grants

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren met with city leaders Monday to discuss a range of issues, from affordable housing to transportation improvements, praising efforts made in these areas and pledging to advocate for the city at the federal level to help that work continue. "The federal government wants to be a good partner to the people in Lawrence, and it's my job to try to make that happen, whenever and wherever I can," Warren, D-Mass., said. Read the full article … Continue Reading

March 30, 2016

The Springfield Republican: US Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls on Department of Education to adopt changes to overhaul student loan servicing

With significant flaws found in the Department of Education's review of student loan servicers' compliance with federal law protecting military borrowers, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren urged the agency Wednesday to adopt various reform principles. The Massachusetts Democrat specifically called on ED to implement five fundamentals to overhaul student loan servicing that: put students and families first, punish bad actors, change the financial incentives for servicers, release more data and conduct … Continue Reading

March 25, 2016

NECN: Sen. Warren Pushes to Increase Medical Research Funding

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is pushing legislation designed to increase funding for medical research.The Massachusetts Democrat says the bill would funnel an additional $5 billion in research funding each year into the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration.Warren says the money would be targeted at a range of medical challenges, from understanding the underlying basis for diseases, developing new treatments for cancer, and searching for therapies for diseases like … Continue Reading

March 24, 2016

The Patriot Ledger: Sen. Warren says Asian health care facility in Quincy is a 'jewel'

Kun Liu, 33, sat in the pediatric waiting room at the South Cove Community Health Center when a well-dressed woman with an entourage knelt down and playfully engaged his baby boy, Stanson, who was in a stroller. Liu, a Quincy resident, was later informed that the woman he had just met was U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, who on Thursday visited the South Cove medical facilities in North Quincy."I didn't know she was a senator before," Liu, a native of China, said. Though he … Continue Reading

March 24, 2016

The Republican: US Sen. Elizabeth Warren lauds efforts to ensure SSI beneficiaries in same-sex marriages aren't penalized

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., praised the Social Security Administration this week for adopting a streamlined waiver process to address errors in the agency's treatment of Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries in same-sex marriages. Warren lauded the new SSA waiver process, which identifies SSI beneficiaries in same-sex marriages who were affected and presumes both a waiver has been requested for each beneficiary and individuals are without fault. "The SSA's action goes a long way … Continue Reading

March 14, 2016

Commonwealth Magazine: Warren hails civil rights legacy of education law

While it's easy to get caught up in the details and debates over mandated testing regimens and teacher evaluation policies, the federal education law that stirred such backlash for more than a decade until it was replaced last year is one of the legislative pillars of the civil rights gains of the 1960s. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, whose first job after college was as a special needs instructor for young children and who went on to teach aspiring lawyers at Harvard Law School, was in full history … Continue Reading

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