elizabeth warren http://wamc.org en Warren: Bill Would Bar Credit Checks By Employers http://wamc.org/post/warren-bill-would-bar-credit-checks-employers <p>Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is introducing legislation that would ban what she calls the widespread use of personal credit history by employers looking to hire workers.</p><p>Warren said the practice unfairly targets women, minorities, seniors, students and others with fewer resources to bounce back financially after a personal setback like an illness or divorce.</p><p>Those low credit ratings can follow an individual for years.</p><p>Warren told reporters there's little evidence of any correlation between a poor credit rating and job performance.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:34:15 +0000 Jaired Crofut 80109 at http://wamc.org Warren: Bill Would Bar Credit Checks By Employers Mass. US Senators Defend Votes On Filibuster Rule http://wamc.org/post/mass-us-senators-defend-votes-filibuster-rule <p>Massachusetts' two U.S. senators are defending their support of a key change to the Senate's filibuster rule.</p><p>Senate Democrats pushed through the change Thursday.</p><p>Instead of requiring a 60-vote majority to end debate and allow a yes-or-no vote on presidential nominees to federal courts or cabinet departments, a simple majority can now clear the way for a final vote.</p><p>Republicans cried foul, but the state's two Democratic senators say the change was needed given GOP obstructionism.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 11:40:28 +0000 Jaired Crofut 78493 at http://wamc.org Mass. US Senators Defend Votes On Filibuster Rule US Sen. Warren: Delay New Flood Insurance Rules http://wamc.org/post/us-sen-warren-delay-new-flood-insurance-rules <p>Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth&nbsp;Warren says she's concerned about new federal flood insurance rules.</p><p>Warren is pressing Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate about the impact of the new rules on families in Massachusetts and across the country who have been placed into a flood zone for the first time.</p><p>Warren said those families are now being asked to pay thousands of dollars in premiums.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:22:48 +0000 Jaired Crofut 74051 at http://wamc.org US Sen. Warren: Delay New Flood Insurance Rules Mayoral Preliminaries To Be Held In Mass. Cities http://wamc.org/post/mayoral-preliminaries-be-held-mass-cities <p></p><p></p><p>Voters in several Massachusetts cities are heading to the polls to whittle down the number of candidates running for mayor.</p><p>Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, the state's youngest mayor at age 24, has four challengers in his bid for a second term.</p><p>In Lawrence, Mayor William&nbsp;Lantigua faces five challengers in today’s preliminary election, with the two top-vote getters advancing to the general election in November.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:21:28 +0000 Jaired Crofut 73762 at http://wamc.org Mayoral Preliminaries To Be Held In Mass. Cities US Sens. Markey, Warren Weigh Attack On Syria http://wamc.org/post/us-sens-markey-warren-weigh-attack-syria <p>Two Massachusetts Democratic U.S. senators say they want more information before deciding how to vote on President Barack Obama's request for limited military action in Syria.</p><p>Sen. Edward&nbsp;Markey, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Wednesday he voted "present" on the latest version of the resolution.</p><p>Markey said he wanted to review classified materials and was concerned about the unintended consequences of an attack. He said the current resolution is too broad.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 11:09:55 +0000 Jaired Crofut 72915 at http://wamc.org US Sens. Markey, Warren Weigh Attack On Syria Sens. Warren, Markey To Attend Labor Day Breakfast http://wamc.org/post/sens-warren-markey-attend-labor-day-breakfast <p></p><p></p><p>Massachusetts U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey are expected to join union leaders for Boston's annual Labor Day Breakfast.</p><p>The breakfast is scheduled this morning at the Park Plaza Hotel and is sponsored by the Greater Boston Labor Council.</p><p>The breakfast traditionally provides politicians a chance to affirm their support of labor issues.</p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 11:57:53 +0000 Jaired Crofut 72703 at http://wamc.org Sens. Warren, Markey To Attend Labor Day Breakfast Warren Plans Mass. Visits During Congress Break http://wamc.org/post/warren-plans-mass-visits-during-congress-break <p>Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is making visits around the state this week as Congress takes its August break.</p><p>This afternoon the Massachusetts Democrat tours the AbbVie Bioresearch Center in Worcester. That's followed by a trip to Springfield for Sheriff Michael Ashe's annual clambake.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:40:33 +0000 Jaired Crofut 71870 at http://wamc.org Warren Plans Mass. Visits During Congress Break US Sens. Warren, Markey Balk At Student Loan Deal http://wamc.org/post/us-sens-warren-markey-balk-student-loan-deal <p></p><p></p><p>Massachusetts U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey are faulting a compromise deal on student loans, saying it doesn't go far enough to protect students.</p><p>While the deal could lower rates for students over the next few years, it could spell higher rates as the economy improves.</p><p>Warren said that while she's in favor of a compromise, the deal that's currently on the table doesn't do enough to reduce what she said are the profits the government is making off the backs of students.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:01:04 +0000 Jaired Crofut 69797 at http://wamc.org US Sens. Warren, Markey Balk At Student Loan Deal Markey Again Asks Gomez To Sign "People's Pledge" http://wamc.org/post/markey-again-asks-gomez-sign-peoples-pledge <p>Democrat Edward Markey is pressing his Republican opponent in the state's special U.S. Senate election to sign a pledge to discourage outside groups from spending money on TV, radio and Internet campaign ads.</p><p>Markey sent a letter to Republican Gabriel Gomez Friday asking that he join him at the Omni Parker House in Boston today to sign the so-called "People's Pledge."</p><p>Gomez refused to sign the pledge and instead demanded Markey return the millions he's received from political action committees during his three decades in Congress.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 12:50:11 +0000 Jaired Crofut 63945 at http://wamc.org Markey Again Asks Gomez To Sign "People's Pledge" Warren Tours Downtown Pittsfield http://wamc.org/post/warren-tours-downtown-pittsfield <p></p><p></p><p>Newly-elected Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren continued &nbsp;her &nbsp;first tour of Western Massachusetts after being sworn-in by hearing from constituents in the Berkshires. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports...</p><p>At Pittsfield City Hall, Warren met with lawmakers, and local &nbsp;officials, where they discussed a variety of topics including the county’s infrastructure, public safety, education, and economic development.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:59:59 +0000 Lucas Willard 55324 at http://wamc.org Warren Tours Downtown Pittsfield