Saturday, February 2, 2013
Warren made her first public comments about Scott Brown's decision not to run for Senate in the upcoming special election.
Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts' newest and now senior senator, toured Genzyme in Framingham on Friday and met with the company's CEO, David Meeker. After the tour, Warren commented on the importance of investing in Massachusetts' infrastructure to ensure companies like Genzyme are able to succeed. Genzyme opened a new $330 million facility in 2012 in Framingham. "This [company] is here in Framingham because of all the investments we in Massachusetts make," Warren said. "Those are the investments we make to make this happen." Meeker commented on the importance of Warren coming to the Genzyme facility. "I'm really glad Elizabeth is here, Meeker said. "It is important to bring attention to Framingham and MetroWest and the jobs we create…
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Sen. Elizabeth Warren will hold a Massachusetts swearing-in ceremony today, Jan. 5 in Roxbury.
Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, who was sworn in to office on Thursday, told reporters she plans to "work her tail off" and will work with "anyone who will fight for America's families" in Washington D.C. "I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as your Senator, and I'll never stop fighting for you," she said via Twitter on Thursday morning after she sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden in Washington D.C. Warren told reporters she was "delighted" by her committee assignments. "I'm going to be on the Banking Committee which is something I really wanted to do," Warren told Fox25, "And I'm going to be on the HELP Committee which means we deal with health, education, labor, pensions…really the economics of working families." Sen. …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren told supporters and Framingham voters one of her first priorities when she goes to Washington D.C. is to end the gridlock.
Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren told supporters and Framingham voters one of her first priorities when she goes to Washington D.C. is to end the gridlock, starting with eliminating the filibuster rule. "The U.S. Senate has become gridlocked," said Warren. She told an audience of more than 100 supporters and Framingham voters there is no jobs act, no dream act and now equal pay for equal work because of the filibuster rule. The filibuster rule allows one member of the U.S. Senate to delay a vote. Democrats have argued it has been used far too often by Republicans - more than 350 times since President Obama was elected. Warren came to Framingham Saurday as part of her "Starting With People" Tour to thank supporters. She started her remarks by…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Syncopated sang Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas to the senator-elect Saturday at Nevins Hall.
Senator-Elect Elizabeth Warren stopped by Framingham Saturday as part of her "Starting With People" tour to thank and greet supporters. At the end of the event, the Framingham High School boys A Cappella group Syncopated serenaded her. Singing yesterday were Michael Berkson, Matt Scranton, Keith Stockless, Scott Jacobs, Zach Finn, Jamey Miller and Zach Colten. (A few members of the group were missing Saturday.) Afterwards, Warren thanked the group and posed for a photo.
Elizabeth Warren came to Framingham as part of her "Starting With People" Tour to thank supporters, but started her remarks by wishing Norma Shulman Happy Birthday.
Elizabeth Warren came to Framingham, as part of her "Starting With People" Tour Saturday to thank supporters, but started her remarks by wishing Framingham's Norma Shulman Happy Birthday. Shulman, an elected state committee woman for the Democratic party, a member of the Framingham Democratic Town Committee and a Town Meeting member was sung Happy Birthday by the senator-elect and the crowd. Warren said no one, who had a full-time job outside the Warren campaign "did more canvassing that Norma."
Friday, December 7, 2012
As part of her Starting With People Tour, Senator-Elect Elizabeth Warren will make a stop in Framingham Saturday, Dec. 8 at Nevins Hall.
As part of her Starting With People Tour, Senator-Elect Elizabeth Warren will make a stop in Framingham Saturday, Dec. 8. Warren be thanking people, who supported her election, and reaching out to families and small business owners, opening the door for everyone willing to work together to level the playing field. She will be at Nevins Hall in the Memorial Building from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Warren defeated incumbent Sen. Scott Brown to become the first woman senator from Massachusetts. The night before her election in November, she held a rally at Framingham High School that drew more than 1,000 supporters. The day she announced her candidacy for senate, she made a visit to Framingham.
Incoming Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren will take office in January.
Massachusetts Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren has been chosen for a seat on the Senate's Banking Committee, according to the Huffington Post, which cited several sources. Warren, a Democrat who helped create the federal government's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, defeated incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown in the November election. Prior to being elected, Warren worked as a consumer advocated and was considered to become the head of the CFPB. TELL US: What do you think of Warren being chosen for the Banking Committee? Share your comments in the box below.
Monday, November 19, 2012
The senator-elect said voters “want fewer closed-door roadblocks and more public votes on legislation that could improve their lives.”
Massachusetts senator-elect Elizabeth Warren said she and other newly elected senators will work to reform the filibuster process on day one. Warren, in a blog post on the Huffington Post, said the current filibuster system impedes open debate and paralyzes progress. She said she saw it firsthand at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and heard from voters during the campaign that they “want fewer closed-door roadblocks and more public votes on legislation that could improve their lives.” Warren wrote: On the first day of the new session in January, the senators will have a unique opportunity to change the filibuster rule with a majority vote, rather than the normal two-thirds vote. The change can be modest: If someone objects to a …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown will leave office in January. What should he do next?
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, a Republican, was defeated Tuesday by first time candidate Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat. Warren will take office as the state's junior senator in January. She'll replace Brown, who was elected in a special election in January 2010 when he defeated Democrat Martha Coakley. In his concession speech on Tuesday night, Brown told supporters that "defeat is only temporary." As soon as the race was called, analysts began suggesting Brown may run for Massachusetts governor in 2014 or would seek the state's other U.S. Senate seat if Sen. John Kerry is named Secretary of State under President Barack Obama in his second term. What should Brown do next? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democrat Elizabeth Warren beat incumbent candidate Scott Brown in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race.
Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren has beaten incumbent Republican candidate Scott Brown for a seat on the U.S. Senate, according to the Associated Press. Warren is won by a margin of eight percentage points, 54 percent to 46 percent, making her the first female senator elected in Massachusetts. An estatic Warren addressed a crowd of hundreds of excited supporters at the Copley Fairmont Plaza hotel in Boston on Tuesday night. "We did what everyone thought was impossible," she said. "We taught a scrappy, first-time candidate how to win." "You took on the powerful Wall Street banks and let them know that you want a Senator out there fighting for the middle class all of the time," she said. "And despite the odds, you elected the first …