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Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey request extension of FEMA housing benefits for Puerto Ricans

Massachusetts U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, both Democrats, are asking the federal government to extend emergency shelter benefits for Puerto Rican evacuees. “While we recognize the need for FEMA to conduct periodic review of program eligibility, we are concerned by reports from several states that evacuees deemed ineligible for the TSA program have … Continued

Sen. Elizabeth Warren shares vision at Franklin town hall meeting

Warren spoke for about an hour, advocating for reducing student loan debt, improving health care and fighting climate change. An enthusiastic crowd cheered loudly as she outlined her views, often using hand gestures to accentuate her points. The crowed booed at the first mention of Republican President Donald Trump. The event marked the first time … Continued

Elizabeth Warren to hold ‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’ telephone town hall to mark anniversary of Senate floor

One year after she was formally silenced on the U.S. Senate floor, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, will take her voice directly to Americans by hosting a “Nevertheless, She Persisted” telephone town hall Wednesday. Warren, who has held several town hall-style events across Massachusetts in recent months, will field questions from participants and discuss how she’s … Continued

Elizabeth Warren rallies the faithful at a Malden town hall

Senator Elizabeth Warren slammed President Trump’s efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, his abandoned voter fraud inquiry, and his attacks on judicial independence, freedom of the press, and the very concept of agreed-upon facts, as she held her first town hall meeting of 2018. The fiery Cambridge Democrat said Trump has made “one attack … Continued

Tillis, Warren successfully lobby IRS to protect low-income military retirees

The Internal Revenue Service has reconsidered a decision that could have caused lower-income military retirees to lose federal benefits. Sens. Thom Tillis, a North Carolina Republican, and Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, were behind the change. The two senators co-authored a letter in October explaining the impact that an IRS change to the Federal Payment … Continued

Elizabeth Warren Lays Out Plan To Hold Health Insurers Accountable

In a speech to a liberal health policy conference on Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) proposed new rules to force private insurers to be more responsive to Americans’ health care needs. Warren spoke at the annual gathering of the consumer advocacy group Families USA. She emphasized that she wholeheartedly supports efforts to expand public health … Continued

6 from Mass. sign congressional letter to Trump on pot

Led by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a bipartisan group of 54 congressional lawmakers on Thursday sent a letter to the president asking him to overrule his attorney general and go back to a hands-off federal approach to marijuana law enforcement. The letter to President Donald Trump highlights his comments as a candidate that marijuana policy … Continued

Small donors power Warren fundraising

Elizabeth Warren, the Senate’s most prolific fundraiser, closed out 2017 with another strong fundraising haul — $2.88 million over the final three months of the year. Once again, the Massachusetts Democrat padded her campaign war chest — now at $14.1 million — with small-dollar donations. Ninety-eight percent of Warren’s donations from October through the end … Continued

Senators Todd Young, Elizabeth Warren introduce bill to increase oversight of taxpayer money

Indiana Republican Senator Todd Young and Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, have introduced a bill to increase oversight of taxpayer dollars. The bill, which is called The Good Accounting Obligation in Government Act, would require government organizations to provide annual reports to Congress on about the status on implementing recommendations from the Office … Continued

Sen. Elizabeth Warren draws 800 to Town Hall in Gloucester

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren paid a visit to Gloucester on Dec. 16, holding a Town Hall forum that drew about 800 people, filling the high school auditorium. Warren stressed the need for both parties to work together. She was introduced by state Sen. Bruce Tarr, a Republican, and the event was moderated by state Rep. … Continued