Massachusetts Fair Share

We stand up for a Massachusetts where everyone gets a fair shot, does and pays their fair share, and plays by the same rules.

MA Delegation Digest 3/28 – 4/10/15

Senator Elizabeth Warren

  • Warren and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) hosted a student debt forum at UMass Boston to promote their “Middle Class Prosperity Project,” which includes a proposal to cut student borrowing and higher education costs. She also went on Conan O’Brien to critique federal policy which earns profits of students loans.
  • Sen. Warren remains “cautiously hopeful” that Iran nuclear deal being brokered by the Obama administration will result in verification of Iran’s peaceful purposes, and doesn’t view it as blind faith in Iran.
  • Warren introduced a budget amendment to expand Social Security benefits, which received 42 votes.
  • Warren stated that she opposes the execution of Dzhokhar Tsarnev, citing her opposition to the death penalty.
  • Warren expressed concern about the Boston’s 2016 Olympic Bid, citing a lack of information and prioritization (probably not helped by recent poll showing only 36% support).

Senator Ed Markey

Rep. Richard Neal

Rep. Jim McGovern

Rep. Joe Kennedy III

  • Kennedy spoke at Tri-Country Regional High School in support of lowering energy costs to make “New England states an attractive location for manufacturing companies.”
  • Rep Kennedy organized a citizenship workshop at the Attleboro Public Library to help Massachusetts’ foreign permanent residents attain citizenship. The program offers free aid to put residents on the path to citizenship.

Rep. Seth Moulton

Rep. Katherine Clark

  • Clark introduced the Pet and Woman Safety Act, which would expand the Personal Protection Order law to include pets of domestic violence victims and create a federal grant program to assist those pets.

Rep. Stephen Lynch

  • Lynch called for Nancy Pelosi to resign as House minority leader, claiming that she “will not lead us back to the majority.” Other Massachusetts legislators jumped to support Pelosi and her effectiveness in the position.
  • Lynch joined Mayor Martin Walsh in calling for federal regulators to reconsider the approval of a high-pressure natural gas line in West Roxbury. Local officials worry about the safety risks associated with a high-pressure gas pipe located near a residential neighborhood and an active quarry.

Rep. William Keating

 

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