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Sen. Elizabeth Warren On Border Visit: “Every Mother I Spoke With Said She Was Lied To.”

After visiting a detention center in southern Texas on Sunday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for “independent verification” on the number of children who have been reportedly reunited with their parents at the border. According to a statement released by the Trump administration on Saturday, 522 children have been reunited with their parents. In an interview … Continued

Massachusetts lawmakers stand with unions in wake of Supreme Court ruling

Members of Massachusetts’ congressional delegation spoke out Wednesday against the U.S. Supreme Court’s finding that government workers can’t be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining. Massachusetts Democrats slammed the high court’s 5 to 4 ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, which ends the 41-year practice that allowed states to require … Continued

Senator Elizabeth Warren calls Texas immigration center ‘a disturbing picture’

Senator Elizabeth Warren appeared visibly shaken after visiting an immigration processing facility in McAllen, Texas, on Sunday, calling the tour “a disturbing picture.” “There are children by themselves. I saw a six-month-old baby, little girls, little boys. There are mothers with their babies and with small children,” Warren said in an interview recorded by CNN. … Continued

Elizabeth Warren questions CFPB director nominee’s role in shaping Trump administration’s controversial immigration policy

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, pressed President Donald Trump’s pick to take over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tuesday for clarification on her role in crafting the administration’s controversial policy of separating undocumented immigrant children from their families at the border. Warren and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Bown, D-Ohio, sent a letter to CFPB Director nominee … Continued

New bill pushes for commission to investigate federal response to Puerto Rico hurricanes

“We still don’t know why the preparedness and response were so flawed, and we still don’t know the true number of people who died,” said Sen. Warren. Several members of Congress introduced new legislation to establish an independent commission, similar to the one created after 9/11, to investigate the federal response to Hurricanes Irma and … Continued

Lawmakers demand review of Education Department ethics program after former for-profit college exec shapes policy

Two Democrats are demanding a review of the Education Department’s ethics program following an ABC News report that revealed a senior Education official, hired straight out of the for-profit college sector, helped dismantle regulations designed to protect students defrauded by predatory colleges. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, and Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, a Democrat from … Continued

Bill Would Protect Licenses of Those Who Default on Student Loans

Senators Marco Rubio and Elizabeth Warren planned to introduce a bill on Thursday that would prevent states from suspending residents’ driver’s and professional licenses over unpaid federal student loans. Critics have called the practice a self-defeating approach that denies borrowers the means to pay their debts. The bipartisan proposal comes after a November report by … Continued

Poor People’s Campaign Has Champion in Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., held a hearing at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday afternoon that focused on issues raised by the Poor People’s Campaign, including economic inequality, union rights and voter suppression. Massachusetts is one of 35 states where protesters have engaged for five weeks in civil disobedience, joining events to demand paid-leave legislation and … Continued