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May 02, 2013

Patriot Ledger: Students hear from Warren at Plymouth court’s Law Day

PLYMOUTH - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined 159 South Shore students in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and singing the national anthem to begin the Law Day program at Plymouth Superior Court. Warren and the other two keynote speakers, state Senate President Therese Murray and Plymouth District Court Judge Rosemary Minehan, talked to the student about the importance of law in our society. Looking out into the crowd of middle and high school students from Sacred Heart, Plymouth South, New … Continue Reading

April 13, 2013

Salem News: Salem bends Warren's ear

SALEM - The first thing U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren did on arriving at a morning meet-and-greet yesterday was walk directly up to Mayor Kim Driscoll and give her a big hug. In a visit orchestrated by Driscoll - a strong supporter during Warren's hard-fought Senate campaign - Warren met with city leaders and toured the North Shore Community Health Center on Congress Street yesterday. She ended her jaunt to the Witch City by stopping by Salem State University's career services center to chat with … Continue Reading

April 11, 2013

Huffington Post: Foreclosure Review Program's Regulators Take Pounding From Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown

Two prominent Democratic senators levied a withering attack on federal bank regulators on Thursday, accusing them at a Senate hearing of putting the interests of banks ahead of consumers in refusing to disclose what they know about the failed foreclosure review program that ended abruptly earlier this year. Most aggressive was Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat and longtime consumer advocate who is quickly developing a reputation as perhaps the Senate's most effective … Continue Reading

April 01, 2013

Patriot Ledger: In Washington, a new push to aid New England fishermen

WASHINGTON - Less than three months after an effort to provide a pool of aid to distressed fisheries across the nation died at the end of the last Congress, efforts to secure disaster relief funding for New England fishermen are heating up on Capitol Hill. Just before Congress left last weekend for a two-week Easter/Passover recess, the Senate passed a bipartisan amendment - sponsored by Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska - calling for money in the fiscal 2014 … Continue Reading

March 24, 2013

Springfield Republican: Senator Elizabeth Warren, encouraged by nonbinding vote, says time to end subsidies for 'too big to fail' banks

Buoyed by a nonbinding U.S. Senate vote to eliminate billions in subsidies for "too big to fail" banks, Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren called the measure a step toward "leveling the playing field" between megabanks and their smaller competitors and customers. The Senate, in a unanimous 99-0 vote Friday, passed the measure to eliminate the subsidies that big banks receive through lower borrowing costs because of the "implicit guarantee they will be bailed out by the government … Continue Reading

March 19, 2013

HousingWire: Senators Warren, Corker reach across the aisle on GSE reform

Four Senators are crossing party lines to propose a GSE reform bill that, if passed, would prevent the government from using guarantee-fee hikes at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to cover other spending initiatives. The proposed legislation also would prohibit the sale of GSE-preferred shares owned by the Treasury without congressional approval and the completion of GSE reform first. The bill, titled 'Jumpstart GSE Reform Act,' pulled in four well-known sponsors: CFPB architect and U.S. Sen. … Continue Reading

March 07, 2013

Huffington Post: Elizabeth Warren: Banks Get Wrist Slaps While Drug Dealers Get Jail

Sen. Elizabeth Warren unloaded on bank regulators Thursday about the fact that British bank HSBC is still doing business in the U.S., with no criminal charges filed against it, despite confessing to what one regulator called "egregious" money laundering violations. Her comments came just a day after the attorney general of the United States confessed that some banks are so big and important that they are essentially above the law. His Justice Department's failure to bring any criminal charges … Continue Reading

March 04, 2013

Somerville Patch: Sen. Warren Tours Union Square, Blames 'a Minority of the Minority' for Sequestration

Sen. Elizabeth Warren toured Somerville's Union Square Monday morning, and she spoke briefly about the "sequestration" deadlock in Washington, saying there's "a minority of the minority that says no way" to compromise, making progress on ending the deadlock difficult. "People are right to be afraid of sequestration," Warren said. "It's a real problem because it's so mindless." "There are many things we can do to get our house in order financially, and the president has put a very balanced … Continue Reading

February 21, 2013

South Coast Today: Senators sit with fishing industry

NEW BEDFORD - Massachusetts' two newly minted U.S. senators visited the waterfront Wednesday for a by-invitation town hall-style meeting about the state of the fisheries. What Elizabeth Warren and William "Mo" Cowan heard was a broad sampling of many of the deep concerns of those groundfishermen whose livelihoods are nearly gone thanks to catch restrictions. The hour-long meeting at the Waterfront Grille made it clear to them that there is a deep distrust of the government's science … Continue Reading

February 20, 2013

Gloucester Times: Warren hears fishermen's fears

An airing of grievances and an airing of fears rained down on U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren Tuesday in her first meeting with the fishing community since she took office last month. The grievances were those of business people, descendants of the nation's earliest industry, who in one form of another had made their way harvesting the sea, but now find themselves trapped by government edicts and policy said to be posing as biology, according to Vito Giacalone, the local port's best known and … Continue Reading

February 20, 2013

Lowell Sun: Sen. Warren sounds alarm on fed budget cuts during Lowell swing

LOWELL -- Sequestration, the automatic government funding cuts that could go into effect March 1, would be especially harmful to Massachusetts, which relies more on federal research funding than any other state, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said in a visit to the city Tuesday. Warren, hitting areas of the state this week while Congress is on break, stopped at the new Lowell Community Health Center on Jackson Street, then visited the University of Massachusetts Lowell's Emerging Technologies and … Continue Reading

February 19, 2013

NECN: Elizabeth Warren's new role

(NECN: Alison King, Lowell, Mass.) - Massachusetts' senior U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has been in ofice for more than a month, and she's been relatively quiet on Capitol Hill.However, Senator Warren has been very visible back in the Bay State.She told a packed room of UMass Lowell students what she's been up to during her first month and a half in the U.S. Senate, with priorities ranging from gun control to disaster funding for fishermen to dealing with the sequestration."All I can … Continue Reading

February 19, 2013

Boston Globe: Mass. officials, scientists warn about NIH cuts

With little more than a week left before across-the-board federal budget cuts could go into effect, Massachusetts politicians joined scientists and the state's top health care administrators Monday to offer a grim prognosis of the impact National Institutes of Health spending cuts would have on the Bay State, and Boston in particular. NIH grants fund hundreds of millions in research annually at the Commonwealth's hospitals and colleges, and so-called federal sequester cuts could trim … Continue Reading

February 18, 2013

Patriot Ledger: Teenage rescuer from Quincy honored by U.S. Senate, city

QUINCY - Ten days ago, right after the blizzard, teenager Dylan Hughes rescued a 103-year-old neighbor from her cold, dark Quincy home. Now U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is praising the Thayer Academy junior as an example of "the best we can be." Warren visited Quincy City Hall on Monday afternoon to honor Hughes with a senatorial commendation and an American flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol Monday morning. "Dylan represents the best in all of us," Warren said. "The difference is that he … Continue Reading

February 17, 2013

WWLP: Senator Warren tours Westover Air Reserve Base

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - If congress doesn't find a way to drastically reduce the national debt by March 1st, $500 billion dollars in automatic spending cuts will go into effect; it's called sequestration. Those cuts would affect military bases around the country, including Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee. On Sunday Senator Elizabeth Warren took a private tour of the Base. The Defense Department has proposed cutting 17 full and part-time positions and reduce its fleet of C-5 cargo planes … Continue Reading

February 17, 2013

Springfield Republican: Sen. Elizabeth Warren talks about Wall Street accountability, military cuts and more during swing through Western Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD - Sen. Elizabeth Warren may only be a freshman in Washington, but she looked like a seasoned boxer as she jabbed and crossed during her inaugural Senate Banking Committee appearance last week. Warren was the pugilist and Wall Street regulators were her punching bags as the Massachusetts Democrat struck at government officials responsible for policing the nation's banking industry. That scrappy side was on display again Sunday during the senator's swing through Western … Continue Reading

February 04, 2013

WGBH: Elizabeth Warren, DA Dan Conley Tout Violence Against Women Act in Boston

VAWA is the Violence Against Women Act, which ensures that women have access to anti-abuse programs. Some of its advocates say it has reduced annual incidence of domestic violence by as much as 50 percent. Now Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is among those who want to add protection for college students, immigrants -- legal and otherwise -- Native Americans and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. "And I'm in here as a very tangible reminder of the work that is done to … Continue Reading

January 05, 2013

WBZ: Sen. Warren Holds Mock Swearing In Saturday In Roxbury

BOSTON (CBS) - Elizabeth Warren was sworn in again on Saturday in a mock ceremony held for those who couldn't make it to Washington, DC. The state's newest U.S. senator held the ceremony at Roxbury Community College in Boston. Warren was officially sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday. But the state's first female senator wanted to extend her gratitude to the constituents who could not make it to Washington, DC for Thursday's ceremony. Several big political names made … Continue Reading

January 03, 2013

Boston Globe: Warren and Kennedy sworn in as 113th Congress convenes

WASHINGTON - Elizabeth Warren arrived at the US Capitol on Thursday morning carrying an L.L. Bean backpack in the manner of a student in one of her former classes at Harvard Law School. Inside was a treasured, tattered King James Bible that she had used since third grade and had chosen for her swearing-in as the US Senator from Massachusetts. "I know people come with big fancy family Bibles," Warren said in an interview shortly before her Noon induction into the Senate. "Mine's a little … Continue Reading

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