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New England News
8:34 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Warren: Bill Would Bar Credit Checks By Employers

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.

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.

Those low credit ratings can follow an individual for years.

Warren told reporters there's little evidence of any correlation between a poor credit rating and job performance.

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New England News
6:40 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Mass. US Senators Defend Votes On Filibuster Rule

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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.

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New England News
8:22 am
Fri September 20, 2013

US Sen. Warren: Delay New Flood Insurance Rules

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.

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New England News
8:21 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Mayoral Preliminaries To Be Held In Mass. Cities

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Voters in several Massachusetts cities are heading to the polls to whittle down the number of candidates running for mayor.

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, the state's youngest mayor at age 24, has four challengers in his bid for a second term.

In Lawrence, Mayor William Lantigua faces five challengers in today’s preliminary election, with the two top-vote getters advancing to the general election in November.

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New England News
7:09 am
Thu September 5, 2013

US Sens. Markey, Warren Weigh Attack On Syria

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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.

Sen. Edward Markey, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Wednesday he voted "present" on the latest version of the resolution.

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.

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New England News
7:57 am
Mon September 2, 2013

Sens. Warren, Markey To Attend Labor Day Breakfast

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Massachusetts U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey are expected to join union leaders for Boston's annual Labor Day Breakfast.

The breakfast is scheduled this morning at the Park Plaza Hotel and is sponsored by the Greater Boston Labor Council.

The breakfast traditionally provides politicians a chance to affirm their support of labor issues.

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New England News
8:40 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Warren Plans Mass. Visits During Congress Break

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is making visits around the state this week as Congress takes its August break.

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.

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WAMC News
9:01 am
Tue July 23, 2013

US Sens. Warren, Markey Balk At Student Loan Deal

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.

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New England News
8:50 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Markey Again Asks Gomez To Sign "People's Pledge"

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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.

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New England News
4:59 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Warren Tours Downtown Pittsfield

Mass. Senator Elizabeth Warren Visits with Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi, and lawmakers of the Berkshire Delegation
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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.

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