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Elizabeth Warren criticizes GOP on opioid crisis, immigration

Senator Elizabeth Warren sharply criticized the Trump administration and congressional Republicans for straying away from American values in their handling of the opioid crisis and family separations at the border during a Saturday town hall meeting in the South End. “This isn’t about politics,” she said, standing on stage at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of … Continued

US Sens. Ed Markey, Elizabeth Warren ask Trump administration to reconsider 3D gun settlement

U.S. Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren urged federal officials this week to reconsider a recent settlement with gun rights advocacy groups, which they argued could allow anyone — including criminals and terrorists — to download blueprints for 3D printable firearms. The Massachusetts Democrats, in a Thursday letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, slammed … Continued

Senators Warren & Sanders introduce bill that would slash Puerto Rico’s debt

Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) have introduced a new bill that would essentially wipe out tens of billions of dollars of Puerto Rico’s $73 billion in outstanding debt. The proposed legislation entitled the “U.S. Territorial Relief Act of 2018,” which counts Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Kamala Harris … Continued

Warren talks ‘pushing back’ against Trump, GOP to overflow crowd at Great Barrington town hall meeting

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., spent her Sunday afternoon chatting with some friends — more than 1,000 of them. They turned out for Warren’s town hall forum at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, but there were too many of them. So the overflow crowd of several hundred gathered around the adjacent gazebo, where Warren spoke … Continued

Elizabeth Warren confronts Trump nominee for her role in family separations

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), architect of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, only wanted to know one thing about President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the consumer watchdog agency — and it had nothing to do with financial regulation. During Kathy Kraninger’s Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, Warren asked about how she was involved in the administration’s … Continued

Elizabeth Warren wants answers about Trump’s “pathetic” response to the opioid epidemic

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) wants to know what, exactly, President Donald Trump is doing in response to the opioid epidemic. “Experts and observers have concluded that your efforts to address the opioid crisis are ‘pathetic’ and ‘ambiguous promises’ that are ‘falling far short of what is needed’ and are ‘not … addressing the epidemic with … Continued

Elizabeth Warren releases report questioning CFPB nominee Kathy Kraninger’s record

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, took issue Wednesday with President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, arguing that his nominee’s record “does not justify an important promotion to lead a major federal agency.” Warren, who helped create the CFPB after the 2008 financial crisis, raised concerns about findings included in her … Continued

Warren to hold town hall in Great Barrington

Political rock star Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, will swing through Great Barrington this Sunday for a town hall meeting. “Warren will take questions from the audience and discuss her work standing up for working families of Massachusetts against powerful corporate interests,” the Warren campaign said in a news release announcing the event. Warren, a Democrat … Continued

‘Nevertheless, we persist.’ Elizabeth Warren backs unions during Pittsburgh stop at teachers’ convention

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren borrowed another person’s words to describe the state of affairs following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month that stripped labor unions of the ability to collect mandatory dues. “Union members are strong. They speak out. They don’t sit down and shut up. Or, to say it another way — nevertheless, … Continued

7 fast food chains agree to drop “no-poaching” clauses

Seven fast food chains have agreed to drop “no-poaching” clauses that bar employees from switching between company franchises, agreeing to end a practice critics say drags down wages for millions of workers amid scrutiny from state authorities and federal lawmakers. On Thursday, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D) said that the seven chains – including … Continued