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May 07, 2017

Berkshire Eagle: Fighting the high cost of hearing aids

PITTSFIELD - Frederick Drobiak gets reminders about his hearing loss when he least expects it. Including from friends. "People come to my house and say, `How can you have your television that loud?'" said Drobiak, 75. ...In a move to cut prices, Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, are co-sponsoring a bill that would enable people with mild to moderate hearing loss to buy hearing aids over the counter, without a prescription. A hearing was held this week on Capitol Hill … Continue Reading

April 26, 2017

Springfield Republican: US Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey push for funding to address opioid crisis, ensure medical research

Pointing to the dozens of Americans who die each day from an opioid overdose, senators from across New England and other states called on congressional leaders Wednesday to put aside funding for efforts to combat the drug epidemic and investments in medical research. U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, in a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, contended that a substantial increase in resources is needed to fight widespread opioid abuse … Continue Reading

April 11, 2017

Boston Globe: Lawmakers want hearing aids to be easier to get, but doctors object

WASHINGTON - Patricia Holland of Waltham suffered a panic attack during a vacation in Savannah, Ga., 13 years ago when she lost her hearing aid and had no way to quickly find a replacement. Almost two weeks later, when she finally got one, she teared up with joy even though she had to hand over $2,600. "If you have hearing loss, it's amazing how people make you feel like you're inferior," said the 79-year-old, who first learned she had age-related hearing loss in her 60s. "You're made to feel … Continue Reading

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

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