MA Delegation Digest 6/7 – 6/13
Senator Elizabeth Warren
- Frustrated by the defeat of her student loan bill at the hands of Sen. Mitch McConnell, Senator Warren will wade into the KY Senate race, “One way I’m going to start fighting back is I’m going to go down to Kentucky and I’m going to campaign for [Dem. challenger] Alison Lundergan Grimes.” The polling in the race indicates a close contest at this stage, though McConnell is expected to win.
- Senator Warren spoke on the first night of the Massachusetts Democratic Convention, saying, “The Republicans fight to protect the rich and powerful, we can whine about it, we can whimper, or we can fight back. Me? I plan to fight back.”
Senator Ed Markey
Representative Richard Neal (MA-1)
Representative Jim McGovern (MA-2)
Representative Niki Tsongas (MA-3)
- In an op-ed published in the Christian Science Monitor, Representative Tsongas called for efforts to end sexual assault in the military, and explained the details of a bill she and co-sponsor Mike Turner had introduced to help curb such assaults and establish better processes for adjudication, called the FAIR Act.
Representative John Tierney (MA-6)
Representative Mike Capuano (MA-7)
- Representative Capuano, with the help of Republican Representative Bob Goodlatte, introduced a bill expressing disapproval of President Obama’s planned college financial rating system, a part of the administration’s plan to make college more affordable.
Representative Stephen Lynch (MA-8)
- At the Massachusetts Democratic convention, Stephen Lynch campaigned for Joe Avellone’s gubernatorial campaign, and was disappointed when Avellone fell short, calling the rules allowing entrance into the Democratic primary “exclusionary.”