Elizabeth Warren http://wamc.org en Senate Committee Holds Hearing On Federal Court Vacancy In Western Mass. http://wamc.org/post/senate-committee-holds-hearing-federal-court-vacancy-western-mass <p>A vacancy on the federal court in western Massachusetts is a step closer to being filled. The nominee, Hampden District Attorney Mark Mastroianni, has testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mastroianni told the committee that the experiences in his legal career, first as a prosecutor, and then building a successful private practice as a criminal defense attorney before being elected Hampden D.A. four years ago, had prepared him to become a federal judge.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:17:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 83721 at http://wamc.org Senate Committee Holds Hearing On Federal Court Vacancy In Western Mass. Senator Warren Promotes Priorities In Massachusetts Tour http://wamc.org/post/senator-warren-promotes-priorities-massachusetts-tour <p>U.S.&nbsp; Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is touring the state to promote her agenda for the year ahead.&nbsp; She stopped in western Massachusetts today.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Senator Warren met with about 100 constituents in the lobby of the downtown Springfield building where&nbsp;&nbsp; the senator’s western Massachusetts office is located. Warren spoke about her agenda for the year ahead in Congress, highlighting three priorities—reducing college student loan debt, increasing government funding for medical research and shoring up Social Security.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:08:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 82353 at http://wamc.org Senator Warren Promotes Priorities In Massachusetts Tour U.S. Sen. Warren Seeking PAC Contributions http://wamc.org/post/us-sen-warren-seeking-pac-contributions <p></p><p></p><p>BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging supporters to contribute to her political action committee, which she said is designed to give those without deep pockets an equal voice in Washington<strong>. </strong></p><p></p><p>In an email to her backers, Warren said her PAC for a Level Playing Field won't be funded by big corporate interests, but will be funded by what she called "grassroots donors."</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 58347 at http://wamc.org U.S. Sen. Warren Seeking PAC Contributions Sen. Warren "disappointed" in filibuster changes http://wamc.org/post/sen-warren-disappointed-filibuster-changes <p>BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's disappointed Senate leaders weren't able to come up with tougher changes to the filibuster rule that allows minority parties to bottle up legislation.<br><br>The Massachusetts Democrat had vowed to join with other Democrats to limit use of the filibuster — a move she said would help break gridlock in Washington by curbing the ability of Republicans to block votes.</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 01:02:21 +0000 Associated Press 56472 at http://wamc.org Sen. Warren "disappointed" in filibuster changes Women, Big Democratic Turnout Key Warren Win http://wamc.org/post/women-big-democratic-turnout-key-warren-win <p>Elizabeth Warren is going to be the first woman from Massachusetts to serve in the United States Senate.&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill looks at Warren’s historic victory in Tuesday’s election.</p><p></p><p></p><p> The outcome of Tuesday’s closely watched, highly competitive election for US Senate in Massachusetts was not surprising, but was none the less improbable.&nbsp; When the campaign began, &nbsp;Warren was a relatively obscure, first time candidate, according to Tim Vercellotti, the director of the Western New England University Polling Institute.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 23:10:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 51560 at http://wamc.org Women, Big Democratic Turnout Key Warren Win Warren over Brown in MA http://wamc.org/post/warren-over-brown-ma <p>Massachusetts made history Tuesday by electing its first woman to the US senate. WAMC Paul Tuthill reports. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 11:50:11 +0000 Paul Tuthill 51510 at http://wamc.org Warren over Brown in MA