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U.S. Senator, Massachusetts. She/her/hers. Official Senate account.
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Oct 3, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
Exhibit #237 of why anyone running for federal office should have to disclose their tax returns. Congress needs to pass my legislation to #EndCorruptionNow, which would force candidates (and @realDonaldTrump) to make their tax returns public. nyti.ms/2P6S6mK?smid=n… .@realDonaldTrump was the 1st presidential candidate in 40 years not to make his tax returns public. Maybe because he got over $400M from his dad to start out & probably committed tax fraud. @nytimes’ reporting is likely just the tip of the iceberg – what else is he hiding?
Sep 25, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Rural housing in the US is falling apart. Decades of federal discrimination have excluded generations of Blacks from homeownership. Housing costs for everyone, everywhere, are skyrocketing – while America's wealthiest families shield billions from taxes. I have a plan to fix it. I’m introducing the American Housing & Economic Mobility Act to build 3 million new homes in 10 years, bring down monthly rents by 10%, & create 1.5 million jobs. By asking 10k of the richest families to pay their fair share, it doesn’t add to the deficit. warren.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/…
Sep 3, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
On the eve of Labor Day weekend, only days before the start of Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing, @realDonaldTrump announced he would stop the Senate from reviewing over 100k pages of Kavanaugh’s records from the White House Counsel’s Office. #WhatAreTheyHiding nyti.ms/2Caj0s4?smid=n… .@realDonaldTrump's 11th hour move to hide Brett Kavanaugh’s record is unprecedented. When Justice Kagan was nominated, NONE of her WH records were withheld because of executive privilege. So what's in these documents? And why is Trump so eager to bury them? #WhatAreTheyHiding
Aug 26, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
John McCain was fiercely devoted to his family, his constituents, and his country. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time. As a nation, we all share in the sense of emptiness his passing has left behind. John McCain and I disagreed on many things, and sometimes quite forcefully. But even when we disagreed, I always respected that his heart was focused on doing what he thought was best for the American people.
Aug 21, 2018 21 tweets 7 min read
Corruption in Washington isn’t a small problem – and we can’t fight it with small solutions. I’m about to unveil my legislation to #EndCorruptionNow and put a stop to it once and for all. Watch live here: Our government systematically favors the rich over the poor, the donor class over the working class, the well-connected over the disconnected. This is deliberate, and we need to call it for what it is – corruption, plain and simple. #EndCorruptionNow
Aug 16, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
My big new bill, the Accountable Capitalism Act, would restore the idea that big American companies should look out for their workers, not just their shareholders. Why do we need to pass this bill? Just look at what’s happened since the #GOPTaxScam passed. vox.com/2018/8/2/17639… The #GOPTaxScam showered more than a trillion dollars on big American corporations – a huge windfall for wealthy shareholders and executives. But workers have seen their real wages go DOWN. washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2…
Aug 1, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
The Banking Cmte might vote tmrw on Kathy Kraninger’s nomination to head @CFPB. She has no experience fighting for consumers, but part of her current job was to help @realDonaldTrump tear kids away from their parents at the border. Will Republicans reward her w/a big promotion? At OMB, Kraninger oversees the agencies that conducted child separations & she admitted to me that @OMBPress “has an extensive role” in managing immigration policy. A former official said it would be “shocking” if she wasn’t involved in child separations. americanbanker.com/news/cfpb-nomi…
Jul 4, 2018 6 tweets 4 min read
This July 4th, I’m on my way back to Massachusetts from Iraq and Kuwait, where I visited with our troops on the ground – including soldiers from the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Our men and women in uniform are truly extraordinary. I joined @LindseyGrahamSC in Iraq for a tour of Mosul. The city was controlled by ISIS until a year ago, when Iraqi Security Forces liberated it with US support. Much of the city is still in ruins, but the Iraqis are working hard to rebuild.
Jun 7, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
The federal government’s marijuana policies are broken, outdated, and disregard the rights of states like MA & CO that have taken their own thoughtful approaches. @SenCoryGardner and I are introducing new legislation to protect them. By outlawing marijuana, the federal government puts communities of color, small businesses, & public health & safety at risk. My new bill with @SenCoryGardner will let states, territories, & tribes decide for themselves how to regulate marijuana – without federal interference.
Mar 13, 2018 10 tweets 6 min read
The #BankLobbyistAct will roll back rules on 25 of America’s 40 biggest banks. Combined, they got nearly $50 billion in taxpayer bailouts after the 2008 financial crisis – and they’re back to making record profits. SunTrust Bank got $4.85B in taxpayer bailouts after the financial crisis. It’s recovered pretty well. It controls $206B in assets and has a MLB stadium named after it. But the #BankLobbyistAct could regulate @Suntrust as if it were a small community bank.
Mar 7, 2018 19 tweets 11 min read
The Senate is expected to pass the #BankLobbyistAct – with Democratic support. But I'm not going down without a fight. ​I've sponsored a series of amendments to fix major flaws in the bill and add important consumer protections. Here are all 17: 1. Amend the #BankLobbyistAct to prevent rolling back rules on banks that received over $1 billion in taxpayer bailouts during the 2008 crisis. They already wrecked our economy once – we can't let them do it again.
Mar 2, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
The Senate should be working to #EndGunViolence. Instead, Mitch McConnell is teeing up legislation on what he thinks is a much more pressing issue: fulfilling the wish lists of big bank lobbyists. The Senate – with the support of some Democrats – is set to start debate on a bill to roll back regulations on the same big banks we bailed out a few years ago. If we lose the final vote next week, we’ll be paving the way for the next big crash. politico.com/story/2018/02/…
Dec 11, 2017 12 tweets 5 min read
After I requested an investigation, @USTreasury finally released its "analysis" of the #GOPTaxScam. This one-page report is pathetic – and shows Secretary Mnuchin has no basis for claiming that the tax plan "will pay for itself with growth." treasury.gov/press-center/p… In this bogus report, @USTreasury was supposed to use its economic models to project how the GOP tax plan would affect economic growth.
It didn't do that. It just made up the numbers.
Sep 15, 2017 11 tweets 5 min read
Lot of people are outraged about the @Equifax data breach. I am too. Here’s what I’ve been doing about it this week. I introduced the Freedom from Equifax Exploitation (FREE) Act with @brianschatz. Our bill gives you more control of your data.