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Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey urge Senate leaders to ensure Congress briefed on North Korea negotiations, summit

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, called on chamber leaders this week to ensure the Trump administration keeps Congress informed of its negotiations with North Korea ahead of an expected summit between the country’s two leaders. The Massachusetts Democrats, who joined more than two dozen of their colleagues in signing an April 30 letter, … Continued

Warren, Sanders want climate change considered in selection of homeland security adviser

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are calling on the Trump administration to consider the effects of climate change when selecting President Trump’s next homeland security adviser. In a letter to Trump, the two senators urge the president to select an individual who “takes seriously” severe weather patterns and storms caused by a … Continued

Warren takes town hall outdoors at West Middle in Brockton

With more than 200 people waiting in a line that wrapped around West Middle School in Brockton, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren brought her town hall meeting outside. “This gives a whole new meaning to grassroots democracy. We stand in the grass and do democracy,” said Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat, who’s running for re-election this year, … Continued

In Lowell, Warren sounds alarm on opioid crisis

Imagine a plane crash killing 115 people every day in America. That’s the severity of the opioid epidemic in this country, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren stressed in Lowell Friday evening. If that plane crash was happening on a daily basis, the country would take every single action to stop it, she said. But those desperate … Continued

Warren: Opioid bill would bring $27M to Cape

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says legislation she co-sponsored aims to “push money down to local communities” and allow them to decide the best use of funding in the fight against opioid abuse. Warren led a Community Conversation on the opioid crisis Saturday on Cape Cod four days after a nearly $1 billion bipartisan funding bill … Continued

Elizabeth Warren, others ask Department of Labor to end practice that lets employers pay workers with disabilities less

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, called on the Department of Labor this week to phase out a practice that allows employers to pay workers with disabilities less than the federal minimum wage — a policy which she called “inherently discriminatory.” In a Monday letter to Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Warren and other senators requested information … Continued

Warren forum in Harwich addresses opioid plan

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says legislation she co-sponsored aims to, “push the money down to local communities” and give them time to plan uses for the money in the fight against opioid abuse. Warren led a “Community Conversation” on the opioid crisis Saturday on Cape Cod four days after a nearly $1 billion bipartisan funding … Continued

Sen. Warren touts opioid bill at Cape forum

A bill in Congress — modeled on federal funding for the HIV and AIDS epidemic three decades ago — proposes to spend $100 billion over 10 years to radically alter the path of the opioid crisis — with at least $2.7 million a year for Cape Cod. “We are losing people every single day,” Sen. … Continued