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December 07, 2016 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

October 12, 2016 Elizabeth Warren on Wells Fargo CEO’s resignation: ‘He’s one for three’

Elizabeth Warren is still not satisfied. Following Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf's resignation Wednesday evening, Warren renewed her calls for him to face "real accountability" for the bank's fake account scandal. "As I said at the hearing last month, Mr. Stumpf should resign, return every nickel he made while this scam was going on, and face an investigation by the Justice Department and SEC," the Massachusetts senator said in a statement. "So far, he's one for three," she said. Read the full … Continue Reading

October 12, 2016

Business Insider: Elizabeth Warren just demanded Mylan come clean about one of the biggest secrets in pharma

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) has demanded that the CEO of drug company Mylan, Heather Bresch, answer a very uncomfortable question for those in the drug industry: What exactly is going on with your patient assistance programs? This question is vital because Bresch and her company are in the midst of a firestorm. Last week, consumer rage over a 500% price increase to the company's flagship product, the EpiPen, hit a fever pitch. Read the full article … Continue Reading

October 10, 2016

Politico: Warren highlights drought's toll on cranberry farmers

BUZZARDS BAY - Pulling on a pair of waders and stepping into a bog, Sen. Elizabeth Warren received a first-hand look at the plight of the state's cranberry farmers on Monday as Massachusetts reckons with an intense, months-long drought that shows no sign of relenting. "Growers are worried about the harvest and if they're going to have enough water to harvest," said Keith Mann of Mann Farms, a 150-acre cranberry farm. The cranberry harvesting process requires the bogs to be flooded with water. … Continue Reading

September 20, 2016

Bloomberg: Warren Says Wells Fargo's Stumpf Should Resign, Face Criminal Investigation

John Stumpf arrived at Tuesday's Senate Banking Committee hearings with one hand in a bandage. He left even more battered and bruised. The Wells Fargo & Co. chief executive officer took fire from Democrats and Republicans alike, who blasted the executive's handling of a scandal over the opening of more than 2 million accounts without customers' authorization, as employees sought to meet cross-selling targets. "You should resign," Senator Elizabeth Warren told Stumpf, who had injured his … Continue Reading

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

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