MA Delegation Digest, 3/1 – 3/7/14
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, “Do we invest in students, or millionaires?” 3/6/14
- Warren launched “Higher Ed, Not Debt” campaign to close loopholes for millionaires (AKA the Buffet rule) in order to help students refinance their debts.
- Warren will push for a new federal law that will aim to eliminate gender bias from medical studies if federal agencies like the NIH do not do it themselves (gender bias in testing results in a much higher percentage of drugs tested on male subjects, and therefore the drugs are better suited for male patients).
- Warren and others introduce Medicare Protection Act to protest plans to cut Medicare benefits from seniors.
Sen. Ed Markey
Rep. Richard Neal (MA-1)
Rep. Niki Tsongas (MA-3)
Rep. Joseph Kennedy Jr (MA-4)
Rep. Katherine Clark (MA-5)
Rep. John Tierney (MA-6)
Rep. Mike Capuano (MA-7)
- Obama’s budget includes $100 million for the Green Line extension to Medford. Capuano says “We have been working closely with the Obama administration on the Green Line Extension and this is an important step forward in securing the federal funding necessary for construction”.
Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA-8)
- Lynch and Mayor Walsh attempt to create a compromise between St. Patrick’s Day organizers and LGBT groups, to no avail. Lynch will not participate.
Rep. Bill Keating (MA-9)
- Keating calls Russian aggression in Ukraine “a violation of international law and of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity”.
- Keating brings White Ribbon Campaign to Congress for the second year in a row in an effort to spread awareness of the ongoing problem of violence against women and girls.