(CNN) - On average, student loan borrowers end up carrying debt loads of $27,000. The interest rate on federal student loans is set to double this summer if Congress does not do anything about it. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, has introduced her first piece of legislation – a bill that would give a steep, temporary discount, taking the interest rate from 3.4% to less than 1%.
The U.S. government has been lending money at a rate of about 0.75% to financial institutions for years, said Warren.FULL STORY
New York (CNNMoney) – One of the toughest critics of Wall Street will soon be policing it.
Massachusetts Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren has been tapped to take a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, the Senate Democrats' steering committee announced Wednesday.FULL STORY
(CNN) – In a key pick-up of a Republican Senate seat, Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren defeated GOP Sen. Scott Brown Tuesday, according to a CNN projection. With 37 percent of the estimated vote counted, Warren led Brown 52 percent to 48 percent.
The victory is critical to Democratic ambitions to maintain their majority control of the Senate.
(CNN) - As the hours wind down until Election Day voters cast their ballots, two new polls in the battle for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts indicate an increasingly tight race.
The University of Massachusetts/Lowell-Boston Herald poll showed Republican Sen. Scott Brown with a one point advantage over Democrat Elizabeth Warren, 49% to Warren's 48%, while a survey from the Western New England University Polling Institute showed Warren up four points over Brown, 50%-46%.
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(CNN) - The two Massachusetts candidates in a closely-watched and hard-fought race for a U.S. Senate seat will not engage in a fourth debate before Election Day, the debate sponsor announced Tuesday.
A final faceoff between Republican Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren, was originally scheduled for Tuesday evening, a week out from the election.
(CNN) - With one week to go until Election Day, a new survey in the high profile Senate battle in Massachusetts indicates that the Democratic challenger has the edge.
According to a Suffolk University/7 News poll released Tuesday, 53% of likely voters in the Bay State say they support Democratic nominee Elizabeth Warren, with 46% backing Republican Sen. Scott Brown.
(CNN) – Shortly after Sen. Scott Brown's campaign announced Monday that the Republican incumbent will cancel his appearance at Tuesday's Senate debate in Massachusetts, his Democratic opponent Elizabeth Warren also pulled out of the event. Both cited conditions related to Hurricane Sandy.
"It is simply not appropriate to go forward with a political debate when a disaster strikes," Colin Read, Brown's campaign communications director, said in a statement. "The focus for all of us before, during and after the storm needs to be on emergency response and disaster relief, not campaigns and politics."
(CNN) – The high-profile Senate battle in Massachusetts remains neck-and-neck in the final eight-day sprint to Election Day, according to a new poll released Monday.
Republican Sen. Scott Brown holds a slender edge over Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, 45% to 43%, among likely voters, the Boston Globe survey shows. That margin falls well within the sampling error, meaning the candidates are statistically tied.
(CNN) – She served as one of President Barack Obama's top advisers during the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, so it's no surprise that Obama has thrown his backing behind Elizabeth Warren, who is running for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.
"Elizabeth Warren will be a strong, tireless and determined advocate for the people of Massachusetts, building on her remarkable record of working to help middle class families get ahead," Obama wrote in his statement. "Her life's work has been helping ordinary Americans get the fair shot they need and deserve."
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(CNN) - Democrat Elizabeth Warren outraised incumbent Sen. Scott Brown in the heated Massachusetts Senate race by more than $4.6 million in the third quarter.
Warren, a Harvard law professor, took in $12.1 million compared to $7.45 million for the Republican lawmaker, according to numbers announced by both campaigns Monday.