June 05, 2013

FHFA’s Senseless Arm’s-Length Policy on Short Sales

Published in the Dorchester Reporter As our nation struggles to emerge from the worst recession in decades, the last thing a government agency should do is make it more difficult for Americans to stay in their homes. Unfortunately, that is exactly what the Federal Housing Finance Authority (FHFA) has been doing. Since the 2008 financial crisis, millions of homeowners have fallen behind on their mortgages. Many lost their jobs in the crash, while others lived through medical problems and family … Continue Reading

May 21, 2013

Sen. Warren and Rep. Tierney: Banking on our students

Published on BostonGlobe.com In June, high school seniors across Massachusetts will pull on their graduation robes and take pictures with proud parents, celebrating the end of high school and looking forward to a new beginning in college. But on July 1, they will get an unpleasant graduation gift from the federal government: the interest rate on new subsidized student loans will double from 3.4 to 6.8 percent. These students and their families have worked hard, saved what they could, and … Continue Reading

January 24, 2013

Avoiding Wall St. shuffle's perils

Published on Politico.com It's that time again when jobs open up across Washington and the big shuffle starts: People on Wall Street angle for key economic policymaking jobs, and people in key economic policymaking jobs angle for jobs on Wall Street. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. People with Washington experience bring expertise to Wall Street - often a sense of public service - and people with Wall Street experience bring expertise to government. When I worked to set up the … Continue Reading

January 04, 2013

The first week in January

Published on HuffingtonPost.com I'm honored to serve the people of Massachusetts in the United States Senate, and I'm grateful for everything you've done to help send me to Washington. When I'm sworn in just a couple of months from now, I want to fight for jobs for people who want to work. I want millionaires and billionaires and Big Oil companies to pay their fair share. And I want to hold Wall Street accountable. But here's the honest truth: we'll never do any of that if we can't get … Continue Reading

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