We stand up for a Massachusetts where everyone gets a fair shot, does and pays their fair share, and plays by the same rules.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren “[Fanny and Freddie] were not the underlying cause of the crisis.” 10-29-13
Key Issues/ Talking Points from the Week:
Warren attacks the critique that federal housing programs created the subprime mortgage crisis — reminding people that the real issues was the banks.
Sen. Warren also commented on the danger of cutting benefits as part of a bargain around the budget.
Joins Sen. Menendez in calling for SEC disclosure rule over corporate political spending — one of the few non-legislative, non-legal avenues for progress on campaign finance.
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Sen. Ed Markey “We can put steelworkers and ironworkers and electricians back to work building the new energy backbone for America, from Massachusetts to Montana.” 10-31-13
Key Issues/ Talking Points from the Week
Introduces renewable energy standard legislation, his first bill introduced.
Press Releases/ Other Media
Rep. Richard Neal (MA-1)
Questions Tavenner on ACA implementation.
Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-2) “We have a hunger problem in this country.” (11-1)
On Friday, most snap benefits are cut (as a result of expiring bump in EBT credits which were added to the ARRA)
Continues advocacy around hunger issues and farm bill. Goes on “All In with Chris Hayes” to discuss Farm Bill.
Rep. Niki Tsongas (MA-3)
Rep. Joseph Kennedy Jr III (MA-4) “This country’s manufacturing base lies at the epicenter of efforts to address some of our greatest economic challenges,” (10-28)
Working to drum up support for his bill, the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2013 — a bipartisan measure to create regional institutes to expand R&D, train workers, support smaller manufacturers and help bring new products to commercial use.
Rep. John Tierney (MA-6)
Tisei announces he will try again to take Tierney’s seat.
Obama shows Tierney some support.
Rep. Mike Capuano (MA-7)
Joined in honoring Mary Louise Daly of the Somerville Homeless Coalition.
Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA-8)
Vocal against flood insurance bill, as well as against adding Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to appropriations process.
And, of course, they all congratulated the Champion Boston Red Sox. Boston Strong!