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Elizabeth Warren was assistant to the president and a special adviser to the Treasury secretary on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She single-handedly set us this bureau, putting in place the building blocks for an agency that will make credit markets
safer and fairer for families.
(15 comments) Saturday, June 1, 2019 No President Is Above the Law
Congress has a constitutional obligation to impeach the President when he violates the law. But lawyers for previous presidents have used this constitutional duty to argue that the only way the President can be held accountable for criminal behavior is through impeachment. No matter what he may think, Donald Trump is not a King. No President is.
(1 comments) Monday, May 27, 2019 My comprehensive plan to end the opioid crisis
If the CARE Act becomes law, every single person would get the care they need. Scores of legislators in Congress have signed on to support this plan. The nation's top experts on the crisis stand behind it. It spells out in detailed terms exactly how funding would get to the communities that need it most. We should pass it -- not in two years, not after the 2020 elections -- but immediately.
Sunday, May 19, 2019 Congressional Action to Protect Choice
Right-wing Republican lawmakers in Alabama just enacted the most extreme abortion ban in over 40 years. The new law bans abortion at every stage of pregnancy, doesn't include exceptions for rape and incest, and could result in doctors who perform an abortion being thrown in prison for up to 99 years. Republicans in Missouri are following close behind with a bill of their own.
Monday, May 13, 2019 My plan to provide comprehensive debt relief to Puerto Rico
Comprehensive debt relief is essential to Puerto Rico's recovery. It is the only way for the island to get out from under the thumb of Wall Street speculators. It is the only way to stabilize the island and allow its people to reclaim their future. Together, we can make it happen.
(1 comments) Wednesday, May 8, 2019 My plan for public lands
America's public lands belong to all of us. We should start acting like it -- expanding access, ending fossil fuel extraction, leveraging them as part of the climate solution, and preserving and improving them for our children and grandchildren. Together, we can manage and protect our public lands for generations to come.
(2 comments) Thursday, April 4, 2019 Elizabeth Warren: Corporate executives must face jail time for overseeing massive scams
When a criminal on the street steals money from your wallet, they go to jail. When small-business owners cheat their customers, they go to jail. But when corporate executives at big companies oversee huge frauds that hurt tens of thousands of people, they often get to walk away with multimillion-dollar payouts.
(1 comments) Monday, August 6, 2018 The Rich Get Richer...
These tax cuts will serve to fatten the pockets of the already rich and powerful. The richest of the rich already get most of the benefits of lower capital gains taxes -- a situation that will only get worse if the Trump administration has its way. More than 97% of the benefits of this scheme would go to the top 10% in the country.
(4 comments) Sunday, August 5, 2018 The Notorious RBG
Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn't show up to work every day thinking about how she can bend the law to help giant corporations and powerful interests -- she helps defend fundamental, constitutional rights for everyone.
(2 comments) Thursday, August 2, 2018 Big green dollar signs dance in their eyes
It could get worse -- if Brett Kavanaugh ends up on the Supreme Court. He's a walking, talking, gift-wrapped present for powerful interests, with a big bow on top. When right-wing billionaires look at him, big green dollar signs dance in their eyes.
Saturday, July 28, 2018 An update on Puerto Rico
Rebuilding efforts have been slow. A big reason why: Long before the hurricanes hit, Puerto Rico was already being crushed with debt that had been snapped up by Wall Street vulture funds. Few investors now want to put money into reconstruction if the debt means the islands don't have a realistic chance at recovering.
(1 comments) Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Forward Together With the Poor People's Campaign
As Americans struggle to pay their bills, the Trump Administration continues to spit in the face of poor people. Trump has also crammed his administration with officials who care more about making money for themselves than protecting our environment, keeping our workers safe, and advocating for the rights of unions and consumers.
(1 comments) Saturday, July 21, 2018 A David versus Goliath story
From the day it opened its doors, the agency has been under attack. And in the years since then, the banking industry, their lobbyists, and their Republican friends in Congress have tried to kill, delay, and defang the agency -- again and again. We're not going to let the big banks and their Republican friends destroy the CFPB and everything it stands for.
(4 comments) Friday, July 6, 2018 Trump's #metoo joke
Donald Trump is still obsessed with the idea that he can shut me up. He really should know better by now. I can handle a bully. But here's the really creepy part: In the same breath, he mocked the entire #MeToo movement. He mocked women who are bravely coming forward and saying that they've been harassed and abused by guys just like Donald Trump.
Saturday, June 30, 2018 Mitch McConnell is doing backflips
Trump just announced that he's going to start the process of nominating a new justice immediately. We're about to see tons of right-wing, dark money poured into ads and propaganda in an effort to make the Supreme Court more and more corporate and more and more conservative.
(1 comments) Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Here's what I saw at the border
This isn't about politics. This isn't about Democrats or Republicans. This is about human beings. Children held in cages today. Babies scattered all over this country. And mamas who, in the dark of night, hear them cry. I'm still working through everything I saw, but I wanted you to know the full story. The fight for these children and families isn't over -- not by a long shot.
(2 comments) Sunday, June 17, 2018 "That's my Betsy."
Especially this Father's Day, I'm thinking about all the fathers (and mothers) who are separated from their children at the border because of Trump's cruel and inhumane immigration policies. I'm incredibly proud of this team for stepping up and raising over $100,000 so far for groups working to protect families separated by ICE.
Friday, June 15, 2018 Children in prison camps
The families targeted by the Trump administration have sacrificed and risked EVERYTHING for a fighting chance at a better life. Many are fleeing unimaginable circumstances: gang violence, natural disasters, domestic violence. Some have traveled hundreds or even thousands of miles. But when they reach the border, they're treated like criminals and animals. Their only crime? Seeking refuge here in the U.S.
(1 comments) Friday, June 1, 2018 Tonight...
We live in an America right now where people despair. They despair not only about our leadership -- they despair about whether or not their own voices will ever be heard. They despair about the future of this country, and they despair about the future of this democracy itself.
(3 comments) Monday, May 28, 2018 Those who never made it home
The roar of the Harley-Davidsons past the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, WWII and Vietnam Veterans Memorials, and National Mall is a powerful reminder of the thousands of American POW and MIA service members who never made it home. It's also a reminder of just how much one person can do to fight for something they believe in.