Official twitter account of Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
RT @RepAOC: .@forrespect has empowered workers around the nation to fight for an economy that allows us to work in dignity. Meet some of th…
RT @SenWarren: Before @StevenMnuchin1 became Treasury Secretary, he was on the board of @Sears, where he helped gut the company and fire th…
RT @jrubinBlogger: @SenWarren @stevenmnuchin1 @Sears @AOC Whatever you think of their politics the D women in the Senate and House are EXPE…
Washington is supposed to work for everyone. Instead, the rich & powerful like @StevenMnuchin1 & Eddie Lampert use it to become even more rich & powerful, while workers are left holding the bag. This is the DC swamp at its worst. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/04/19/sears-is-suing-steven-mnuchin-other-former-board-members/
Steven Mnuchin and his college roommate Eddie Lampert (the CEO of Sears) piled the company with debt, closed thousands of stores, and enriched themselves at the expense of workers. Now, @StevenMnuchin1 could have a say in decisions affecting @Sears.
Before @StevenMnuchin1 became Treasury Secretary, he was on the board of @Sears, where he helped gut the company and fire thousands of employees. Now, @AOC and I have some tough questions for him.
It's been 48 days since the Violence Against Women Act passed the House. But @SenateMajLdr McConnell would rather help his @NRA buddies than bring #VAWA to the floor. This is ridiculous. Women's lives are more important than gun lobbyists' wish lists. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/01/us/politics/nra-domestic-violence-congress.html?module=inline
In December I called for @DHSOIG to investigate these deaths at the border, and that review is underway. But we need answers now: why are children dying after being taken into @CBP custody and what steps is CBP taking to end this string of tragedies? https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/22/politics/warren-requests-information-on-child-migrant-deaths/index.html
Two more immigrant children died over the past week after having been in @CBP custody. That’s five deaths in the past six months. It’s appalling. CBP owes the American people an explanation for these children’s deaths and its failure to keep them safe. https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/01/health/migrant-children-deaths-in-custody/index.html
RT @SenSchumer: We know that the Russians are trying to interfere in our elections again in 2020. But @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell is bur…
Wow @SenWarren and @AOC agree: Game Of Thrones blew it https://trib.al/rN2gmNc
Not on my watch. I’m cosponsoring legislation to stop us from going to war with Iran. Congress must use its constitutional authority to stop @realDonaldTrump from dragging us into another forever war. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/iran-trump-congress-bolton-war_n_5cdb3186e4b0b539220310bc
Americans are tired of reckless and endless wars. We saw what the disastrous Iraq War did. Thousands of servicemembers dead and wounded. America's reputation damaged abroad. Now @realDonaldTrump’s advisors are pushing Shock and Awe 2.0 – this time against Iran.
Hey @SenWarren did you see this? https://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-york-fed-chief-dudley-has-an-idea-homeowners-should-tap-into-equity-2017-01-17
Wow @SenWarren and @AOC agree: Game Of Thrones blew it https://trib.al/YqN3pAF
@SecretaryCarson can’t distinguish between a cookie and a home that’s been foreclosed on. Luckily, @RepKatiePorter was able to school him on the difference. https://twitter.com/RepKatiePorter/status/1130889201455685633
Republican state legislators are already stripping away women's constitutional rights. And @realDonaldTrump & @SenateGOP are making their jobs easier by appointing judges who could overturn Roe v. Wade. I'll be voting no on every one of these guys. https://www.prochoiceamerica.org/laws-policy/trumps-anti-choice-judicial-nominees/
Kenneth Bell once argued the "indefensibility of the abortion rights position," claiming there was "no middle ground." Thanks to the @SenateGOP, he could wind up on the federal bench in North Carolina, where legislators have already considered an anti-abortion bill this year.
Carl Nichols, @realDonaldTrump's nominee to be a Judge in the District of Washington DC, argued that pharmacists should be able to deny patients access to emergency contraceptives (which they're required by law to provide) because of religious objections.
It gets worse. Stephen Clark sponsored an ad calling Roe v. Wade “BAD LAW” & comparing it to Dred Scott, a heinous Supreme Court decision that deprived Black Americans of their constitutional rights. No wonder Republicans want him on the federal bench. https://civilrights.org/resource/oppose-the-confirmation-of-stephen-clark-to-the-u-s-district-court-for-the-eastern-district-of-missouri/#_ftn5
Howard Nielson, nominee to be a Judge for the District of Utah, defended a highly restrictive Texas law that would have prevented countless women from accessing abortions. The Supreme Court disagreed and ultimately struck it down. https://www.cnn.com/2016/06/27/politics/supreme-court-abortion-texas/index.html
Daniel Collins argued in a brief submitted in the Hobby Lobby case that companies should be able to deny contraceptive coverage to employees. Now @SenateGOP and @realDonaldTrump want him on the Ninth Circuit. https://afj.org/our-work/nominees/daniel-collins
Last week, Alabama passed an extreme abortion ban in a thinly veiled attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade. This week, @SenateGOP is trying to shove through 5 judges who have spent their careers undermining women's reproductive rights. This is a full-scale attack on women's health.
It’s been over 24 hours. No more spoiler alerts. Here’s why @AOC and I are officially on #TeamSansa now.
Patients with mental health & substance use disorders deserve the same access to care as patients with physical health conditions, but insurance companies deny these services to cut costs. @RepJoeKennedy & I have a plan so people get the care they need. https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2019/05/20/getting-people-behavioral-health-care-they-need/bRfJ3OxmoSDSJSnDAmFRpO/story.html
A group of lawyers, professors & judges are about to vote on whether to subject consumers to abusive contracts they don't negotiate and can't opt out of. This dangerous proposal will shape decisions in courts across the country – it should be voted down. https://prospect.org/article/secret-vote-could-wipe-away-consumer-rights
I introduced this legislation to help provide tribal nations with the resources they need to combat child abuse & neglect. I’m very grateful for @NCAI1944 & @NativeChildren's support of this bill. https://twitter.com/NativeChildren/status/1129060926701821953
The @CFPB and @usedgov are supposed to protect students from loan companies that break the law. But @BetsyDeVosED has given these companies the green light to ignore regulators’ oversight. Students deserve better than this. https://www.npr.org/2019/05/16/723568597/cfpb-chief-says-education-department-is-blocking-student-loan-oversight
RT @RepJayapal: Our justice system’s relationship with corporations and billionaires is not a new phenomenon - but under this administratio…
Rising carbon dioxide levels are driving the climate crisis & threaten the safety of every American. But @SecBernhardt “hasn’t lost any sleep over it.” We need an @Interior Secretary who cares more about our environment than the profits of his former and future lobbying clients. https://twitter.com/nrdems/status/1128714619583909888
These actions are meant to inspire fear in places of worship and joy. But we won’t let that happen. By coming together to stand against anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry, our communities will only grow stronger. https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/05/17/arlington-rabbi-vows-not-intimidated-after-home-targeted-arsonist/udaJWTtshhtordTui5LY5N/story.html
Exactly 15 years after Massachusetts became the first state to legalize gay marriage, the House has passed the #EqualityAct. I'll fight to do the same in the Senate. Because LGBTQ Americans deserve to be treated equally, no matter where they live – or who they love.
Over and over again, I’ve spoken out against right-wing efforts to ban abortion. Now it's time for Congress to act. I have a plan to secure women’s access to reproductive care through federal, statutory rights that parallel Roe’s protections. Let’s #StopTheBans.
We have two separate & very unequal justice systems: one for the wealthy & well connected, & one for everyone else. Read my new essay with the @brennanCenter on how we enforce the principle engraved on the Supreme Court: "Equal Justice Under Law." https://www.brennancenter.org/publication/ending-mass-incarceration-ideas-todays-leaders
This student loan company is literally under investigation and being sued by states and the federal government for cheating students to make more money. But congrats on breaking into the #Fortune500, @Navient. I didn’t know they had a special section for scammers.
Tomorrow is the anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education. 65 years later, Wendy Vitter, @realDonaldTrump’s pick for the LA District Court, won't say whether that case was correctly decided. The Senate must reject her nomination.#CourtsMatter https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/if-judicial-nominees-dont-support-brown-v-board-they-dont-support-the-rule-of-la w/2019/05/12/d12c542a-734d-11e9-8be0-ca575670e91c_story.html
The defense industry will inevitably have a seat at the table, but they shouldn’t get to own the table. US security & values must come ahead of private companies' profits. Congress should stand up to the military industrial complex & pass the DOD Ethics & Anti-Corruption Act.
My bill with @RepSpeier would: -Slam shut the revolving door between defense contractors & the Pentagon -Ban DOD officials from owning defense contractor stock -Limit foreign gov’ts from hiring former US national security officials -Increase transparency of lobbying
Our national security decisions should be driven only by what best keeps Americans safe – not by what makes the defense industry the most money. That’s why I’m introducing new legislation to loosen the stranglehold defense contractors have on the Pentagon and #EndCorruptionNow. https://twitter.com/BostonGlobe/status/1129008973989011457
I’ve said it for years: state & federal efforts to defund @PPFA, gut Title X & ban abortion are part of a deliberate, methodical, orchestrated attack on women’s rights. We’ll fight back for reproductive care – including access to safe & legal abortion – as many times as it takes.
The @USOCC has the authority to review @WellsFargo's pick for a new CEO. But they didn't use it when Tim Sloan was put in charge. I got Comptroller Otting to agree to review Sloan's successor, & urged him to make that info public so Americans can hold Wells (& him) accountable.
RT @RepEscobar: Climate change is a major threat to our national security. And military leaders agree. Today, @SenWarren and I introduced…
Alabama lawmakers have voted to effectively ban abortion in the state. We see this for what it is: a direct attack on Roe v. Wade, and on women all across this country. We will fight these attacks every step of the way.
We cannot let the Trump Admin drag us into yet another war in the Middle East. This is exactly why the President doesn't have the constitutional authority to declare war. That's Congress’s job – and that's why I'm supporting this legislation to prevent a war with Iran. https://twitter.com/senatortomudall/status/1128376200160841729
I support the #EqualityAct because nobody should be discriminated against for who they are or who they love – period. https://www.washingtonblade.com/2019/05/13/exclusive-trump-comes-out-against-equality-act/
If we want to stop Wall Street banks & giant companies from cheating customers, hurting workers, & polluting our planet, we can’t sit back & do nothing. We have to hold corporate criminals accountable. I’ve introduced legislation that would do just that. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/elizabeth-warren-its-time-to-scare-corporate-america-straight/2019/04/02/ca464ab 0-5559-11e9-8ef3-fbd41a2ce4d5_story.html?utm_term=.3d1573d8c39c#_blank
After @realDonaldTrump took office, the number of white collar crime enforcement actions pursued by the federal gov't declined to a 20-year-low. Fines and enforcement actions have dropped across nearly every agency. Cases brought by the @CFPB, SEC, & DOJ have dropped by 50%.
It’s already clear that our gov't is rigged in favor of the rich and powerful. But in case you need a refresher, @RepJayapal and I have a new report outlining how the Trump Admin is letting corporate criminals run rampant. https://www.salon.com/2019/05/14/new-report-from-elizabeth-warren-and-pramila-jayapal-details-corporate-crime-spree-under-trump/
Dr. @YngvildOlsen is absolutely right. It's time to end the discrimination and fear surrounding addiction, and instead respond with courage. It's time for Congress to pass the #CAREact. https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-op-0515-opioid-laws-20190514-story.html
RT @SenatorDurbin: Student loan debt is at crisis levels and it is ruining lives. I introduced a bill today w/@SenWarren, @RepJerryNadler,…
Four years ago, @DrLeanaWen came to my Senate office & trained me in the use of naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug. Our #CAREact includes $500 million/yr of funding to expand access to this life-saving medicine. https://twitter.com/DrLeanaWen/status/1126856349969780736
The biggest drug companies have made billions of dollars pushing powerful & addictive drugs that contribute to our opioid epidemic. When drug manufacturers break the law, their execs should be held personally accountable. My corporate accountability bill will make sure of it.
Insys Therapeutics made a spray out of the powerful opioid fentanyl for cancer patients, illegally marketed it to people with milder pain, & bribed doctors to overprescribe it. Their former CEO John Kapoor & 4 other executives are going to jail. https://www.statnews.com/2019/05/02/john-kapoor-conviction-holding-corporations-accountable/
I’m happy to fight shoulder-to-shoulder with @RepLoriTrahan for families in Central MA, the Merrimack Valley, & all across this country. Great to see everyone at #MA3InDC today! https://twitter.com/RepLoriTrahan/status/1126511068941914114
Long before I was a senator, I fought to keep student loans dischargeable in bankruptcy – but Congress chipped away at this critical protection. I’m glad to work with @SenatorDurbin on the Student Borrower Bankruptcy Relief Act to restore this protection. https://www.durbin.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/durbin-warren-nadler-katko-introduce-bill-making-bankruptcy-relief -available-for-student-loan-borrowers
 
 
 
 
 
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