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Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey slam FEMA’s decision to not offer Disaster Housing Assistance Program to Puerto Rico hurricane evacuees

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, expressed frustration Wednesday over FEMA’s decision to not offer Disaster Housing Assistance Program to Puerto Rican families displaced by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, offering that the federal government owes these evacuees better. The senators, who urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency last month to work with the … Continued

Warren donates $175K to anti-gerrymandering and state legislature campaigns

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said on Tuesday she is donating $175,000 to Democratic campaigns for state legislature and groups fighting gerrymandering. “I’m sending $175,000 to organizers on the front lines trying to win back our state legislatures and fight for fair redistricting,” Warren announced at the Center for American Progress Ideas Conference in Washington, D.C., … Continued

Democrats warn Trump administration against abortion ‘gag rule’

More than two hundred Democrats in Congress are urging the Trump administration against implementing rules that would prohibit certain medical providers from talking to patients about abortion. Democrats are responding to several news reports indicating that the Trump administration is considering blocking doctors and nurses from talking to patients about abortion if they work at … Continued

Democrats Elizabeth Warren, Richard Blumenthal and Ron Wyden demand answers from AT&T and Novartis about payments to Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s firm

Senate Democrats sent dozens of questions to AT&T and Novartis on Monday, saying the multinational companies’ recently revealed payments to the company of President Donald Trump’s lawyer “raise obvious questions about corruption.” Telecommunications giant AT&T said in a statement last week that it paid Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, $50,000 a month under a one-year contract … Continued

‘Recipe for Disaster’: New England Lawmakers React to Trump Withdrawing From Iran Deal

Lawmakers around New England are reacting to President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran deal on Tuesday. “The United States does not make empty threats,” Trump said in a televised speech. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said in a series of tweets that the president’s decision “breaks our word, hurts our credibility with our … Continued

Sen. Elizabeth Warren to host town hall in New Bedford

Sen. Elizabeth Warren will host a town hall-style discussion, consisting of audience questions, on Saturday in New Bedford. The event will take place at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, 1121 Ashley Blvd. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with the event to begin at noon. Warren’s visit to New Bedford marks the … Continued

Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey urge Senate leaders to ensure Congress briefed on North Korea negotiations, summit

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, called on chamber leaders this week to ensure the Trump administration keeps Congress informed of its negotiations with North Korea ahead of an expected summit between the country’s two leaders. The Massachusetts Democrats, who joined more than two dozen of their colleagues in signing an April 30 letter, … Continued

Warren, Sanders want climate change considered in selection of homeland security adviser

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are calling on the Trump administration to consider the effects of climate change when selecting President Trump’s next homeland security adviser. In a letter to Trump, the two senators urge the president to select an individual who “takes seriously” severe weather patterns and storms caused by a … Continued

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