Tonight I'm having a town hall at Framingham State University to answer questions about what's going on in Washington and how I'm fighting for Massachusetts families. Watch live!
Tonight I'm having a town hall at Framingham State University to answer questions about what's going on in Washington and how I'm fighting for Massachusetts families. Watch live!
Glad to join Senator Ed Markey, Mayor Jon Mitchell, and our local leaders at the Port of New Bedford for a terrific discussion and tour of their lobster and scallops facility. The port is an economic engine, and I'll continue to fight for our fishing communities.
An increasing number of grandparents in Massachusetts are raising their grandchildren as a result of the opioid epidemic. I've seen the impact of this crisis across the state. At a recent Senate Aging Committee hearing, I highlighted the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, which brings together pediatricians, social workers, and child psychiatrists to provide...
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Massachusetts passed bipartisan health care reform years before the Affordable Care Act, but national reform gave the Commonwealth new tools to expand coverage, improve care, and lower costs. Today, 97% of Massachusetts residents have health insurance – the highest rate in the country. The Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act will roll back that decade of progress that we’ve...
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On Anniversary of ACA, Members of Massachusetts Delegation Issue 180-Page Report Sharing Stories of Its Positive Effects for Health Care in the Commonwealth

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America’s middle class is under attack – and one big reason is corporations chasing quick profits at the expense of their workers. We saw that in Massachusetts two years ago when Cisco laid off 180 Boxborough workers as it continued to spend billions of dollars in stock buybacks to boost its share price.

I wrote an op-ed with Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly about how the SEC could help shift the...
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Opinion | Elizabeth Warren and Joe Donnelly: Trump’s SEC chairman must look out for American families — not big corporations

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Out of all the people President Trump could’ve selected to run the SEC, he picked Jay Clayton – a big Wall Street lawyer who is barred under ethics rules from voting to punish any of his former clients, including Goldman Sachs, Barclays, and other huge banks. That’s a big deal because the SEC Chairman’s vote can determine whether an enforcement action goes forward – and a big bank is held...
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The test for Secretary of Labor is simple: will you stand up for 150 million American workers? This morning, Donald Trump’s nominee Alex Acosta wouldn’t give me straight answers to easy questions about whether he’ll fight to protect the health, safety, paychecks, and retirement savings of American workers. If he can’t commit to putting workers first, then he shouldn’t be the Labor Secretary.
Imagine what it’d be like if you couldn’t hear well enough to carry on a meaningful conversation with someone, or to talk on the phone. It’s devastating, and is related to social isolation, depression, and even dementia. 48 million Americans – including half of all seniors! – have some hearing loss, but the vast majority of them don’t even use hearing aids, because they’re simply too...
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Massachusetts Secretary of State Galvin is right to be worried: Donald Trump's bigotry and hate could greatly influence our census results.

Galvin worries anti-immigrant rhetoric may have chilling effect on Census - The Boston Globe

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Senator Elizabeth Warren will be hosting a town hall on Friday, March 24 at the Dwight Performing Arts Center at Framingham State University. She will be making remarks and answering questions about what's happening in the Senate and how she's fighting for Massachusetts families. This is also a chance to talk with our staff about any questions or concerns you might have, or assistance you may...
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Framingham Town Hall with Senator Elizabeth Warren

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We’re days away from Republicans in Congress trying to ram through a bill that will rip health insurance away from 24 million people. This morning, the Senate’s Health Committee finally held a hearing... on the Food and Drug Administration policy. Seriously?

FDA is powerfully important, and I’ve spent years fighting to improve that agency. I’ll keep doing it. But it is absolutely nuts to...
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We don’t need another Supreme Court justice to help out giant corporations. We need a Supreme Court justice who will uphold equal justice for all – rich or poor, black or white, female or male, gay or straight, popular or unpopular. Read my op-ed in the Boston Globe about why Judge Neil Gorsuch’s record shows that he is not that nominee.

Neil Gorsuch does not belong on the Supreme Court - The Boston Globe

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos apparently thinks her job is to hand the Department of Education over to people who want to bilk students.

On Friday, I sent DeVos a letter asking why in the world two of her key aides are former for-profit college executives with massive and obvious conflicts of interest. That same day, one of those aides — Taylor Hansen — apparently resigned. But the damage...
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Elizabeth Warren questions the hiring of for-profit-college officials at the Education Department

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Glad to answer as many questions as possible during our office hours at CityStage in Springfield this morning.
In her first test as Secretary of Education of whether she will stand with student loan borrowers or with the student loan industry, Betsy DeVos gets a giant F.

Earlier this week, I wrote to Secretary DeVos and asked her to uphold Obama Administration policy that kept student loan collections agencies from charging sky-high fees — up to 16%! — on certain struggling student loan borrowers...
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Trump administration rolls back protections for people in default on student loans

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Senator Elizabeth Warren will be hosting office hours on Monday, March 20 in the lobby of her Springfield office. She will be making remarks about what's happening in the Senate and how she's fighting for Massachusetts families. This is also a chance to talk with our staff about any questions or concerns you might have, or assistance you may need.

Springfield Office Hours with Senator Elizabeth Warren

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Massachusetts is the most Irish state in the country – due in no small part to the wave of Irish refugees who fled to America during Ireland’s great potato famine. Yesterday, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny reminded President Trump that America has always been a country of immigrants, and it is that diversity that makes our country strong.

This St. Patrick’s Day, let’s remember: We will not...
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We had terrific office hours in Worcester this afternoon. I’m very glad so many people joined us to ask questions and share their concerns – and to discuss how we’re fighting for Massachusetts families in the Senate.
We’re not even two months into the Trump Administration and we're already knee-deep in FBI investigations and congressional inquiries into Trump officials’ shady ties to Russia. Senior officials have lied to Congress. A national security advisor has resigned in disgrace. And in the middle of all of it, unbelievably, Trump continues to consider lifting sanctions on Russia, even after they...
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