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 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
Markey expressed optimism about the new climate-change consensus. Markey sees potential in lieu of China’s new carbon emissions agreement and sees opportunity in the upcoming U.N Conference on Climate Change. Markey also intends to push for the renewal of tax credits promoting wind energy.
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.
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.