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US Sen. Elizabeth Warren offers bill to cap prescription drug copays

With an estimated quarter of Americans struggling to afford rising prescription drug costs, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats announced legislation Wednesday that seeks to place a monthly cap on out-of-pocket payments. The bill, known as the “Capping Prescription Costs Act of 2018,” would limit copayment amounts for prescription drugs to $250 per month … Continued

Markey, Warren support right whale legislation

Sens. Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren will co-sponsor the SAVE Right Whales Act, filed June 7 by four other Atlantic Coast senators. “Senator Markey wanted to ensure that all of the stakeholders in Massachusetts that would be impacted by the legislation were briefed on the bill, understood its provisions, and had the opportunity to share … Continued

Elizabeth Warren celebrated 4th of July by visiting US troops in Iraq, Kuwait

While most members of Congress celebrated the 4th of July holiday by taking part in parades and other events across their districts, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, once again spent the holiday visiting American soldiers stationed overseas. The Massachusetts Democrat, who visited U.S. troops in Afghanistan last Independence Day, traveled to Kuwait and Iraq this … Continued

Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey seek list of migrant kids, parents separated under Trump administration’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts urged the Trump administration Monday to provide a list of all the migrant children and parents separated at the United States’ southern border under the White House’s “zero tolerance” approach to immigration. The Massachusetts Democrats joined other senators in asking Departments of Health and Human Services and … Continued

At Boston rally, Elizabeth Warren talks about children in ‘cages’

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling for swift reunification of children and parents in a Massachusetts immigration rally. Warren says Saturday, “This is about children held in cages.” She also said, “This is about mamas who want their children back,” to chanting crowds. Thousands of people opposed to President Donald Trump’s controversial policy of separating … Continued

Warren: It’s time to replace ICE

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Saturday joined calls from the left to get rid of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), saying it should be replaced with something new. “The president’s deeply immoral actions have made it obvious we need to rebuild our immigration system from top to bottom starting by replacing ICE with something that … Continued

Massachusetts lawmakers ‘extremely disappointed’ by FEMA efforts to help Hurricane Maria evacuees find long-term housing, again push for additional aid

With federal shelter aid set to end Saturday, members of Massachusetts’ congressional delegation issued a final plea this week for the Trump administration to offer disaster housing assistance to the more than 1,600 Puerto Rican families still displaced by Hurricane Maria. Arguing that the government has not done enough to ensure that all survivors of … Continued