Massachusetts' two U.S. senators are defending their support of a key change to the Senate's filibuster rule.
Senate Democrats pushed through the change Thursday.
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.
Republicans cried foul, but the state's two Democratic senators say the change was needed given GOP obstructionism.
Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren says she's concerned about new federal flood insurance rules.
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.
Warren said those families are now being asked to pay thousands of dollars in premiums.
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.
While the deal could lower rates for students over the next few years, it could spell higher rates as the economy improves.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Newly-elected Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren continued her first tour of Western Massachusetts after being sworn-in by hearing from constituents in the Berkshires. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports...
At Pittsfield City Hall, Warren met with lawmakers, and local officials, where they discussed a variety of topics including the county’s infrastructure, public safety, education, and economic development.