MA Delegation Digest 5/24 – 6/6
Sen. Elizabeth Warren
- Elizabeth Warren gave a talk with newly famous French economist Thomas Pikkety in Boston on rising inequality in America and what steps can be taken to curb it. The Patriotic Millionaires, a group of wealthy Americans who favor raising their own tax rates, hosted the talk. Much of the talk centered around the economic message that trickle down wealth distribution is “little more than magical thinking.”
- When questioned about a potential Presidential bid at her talk with Pikkety, Warren was evasive, saying she is “fiercely determined to do everything [she] can to help us once again be the America that creates opportunities for anyone who works hard and plays by the rules.”
- The Obama administration announced its support for Senator Warren’s major student loan refinancing bill, promising President Obama will call for passage of the refinancing bill when it comes up in Senate debate this week.
Sen. Ed Markey
Rep. Richard Neal (MA-1)
Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-2)
Rep. Niki Tsongas (MA-3)
Rep. Joseph Kennedy (MA-4)
Rep. John Tierney (MA-6)
Rep. Mike Capuano (MA-7)
Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA-8)
- Rep. Lynch joined a growing number of politicians to backtrack on initial praise of the recent Taliban prisoner exchange, deleting tweets that read, “Great to hear that Bo Bergdahl has been released from captivity in Afgh/Pak. Warmest regards to his family with gratitude for his/their service and sacrifice.” Lynch is the first Democrat to do so.
Rep. Bill Keating (MA-9)
- A Republican challenger for Rep. Keating’s seat, John Chapman, recently released a radio ad targeting Keating. This move comes as somewhat of a surprise, as the primary elections for that district have not yet been held. Chapman is one of four Republicans challenging Keating.