View Full Version : Elizabeth Warren On The Record

07-29-2014, 05:01 PM
- Elizabeth Warren was born on June 22, 1949 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Pauline (née Reed) and Donald Jones Herring.

- Warren served as chair of the 5 member Congressional Oversight Panel of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).

- In August 2012, Rob Engstrom, director for the United States Chamber of Commerce, claimed that "no other candidate in 2012 represents a greater threat to free enterprise than Professor Warren." Warren nonetheless raised $39+ million for her campaign, the most of any Senate candidate in 2012.

- Elizabeth Warren voted YES S. 1157 - The 2014 NDAA, which allows for the arrest of U.S. citizens on American soil and detain them indefinitely without charges or trial.

- Elizabeth Warren voted NO on the Amendment S. Amdt 2867 to H.R 4152 The Senate version of this legislation - offered in the form of a substitute amendment to the House version, H.R. 4152 would provide $150 million for direct aid to Ukraine. It would also provide for unconstitutional loan guarantees (meaning that the U.S. taxpayers would be stuck holding the bag if the loans are not paid). Oligarchs wielding power in Ukraine are hardly "democrats," and (because money is fungible) U.S. assistance could effectively be funneled to Russia in the form of Ukrainian energy and debt payments.

- Elizabeth Warren voted YES on Passage of the Bill S. 1086. The Senate passed S. 1086 on March 13, 2014 by a vote of 96 to 2 (Roll Call 77). It is clear that this bill would unconstitutionally increase federal oversight of child care and impose national standards reminiscent of what the widely reviled Common Core State (read National) Standards are doing to K-12 education. The CBO has estimated that implementing this bill would cost taxpayers $16.8 billion over the 2015-2020 period.

- Elizabeth Warren voted YES on the Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to S.540. This bill (S. 540), entitled the "Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act," would suspend the national debt limit on federal debt through March 15, 2015 - the temporary aspect of the legislation. But the additional debt accumulated between enactment of this bill and March 15, 2015 would not be "temporary," since on the following day the legislation would automatically re-establish the debt limit at a higher level, reflecting the additional debt.

- Elizabeth Warren voted YES on the Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.J.Res. 59: A joint resolution making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes. The Senate agreed to the final version of H. J. Res. 59 on December 18, 2013 by a vote of 64 to 36 (Roll Call 281). We have assigned pluses to the nays because with this budget agreement Congress is failing to address its fiscally and constitutionally irresponsible budgeting and appropriating process that is currently yielding annual federal deficits measured in the hundreds of billions of dollars that contribute directly to the dramatic growth of our $17 trillion national debt.

- Elizabeth Warren voted YES on Passage of the Bill S. 815. The Senate passed the bill on November 7, 2013 by a vote of 64 to 32 (Roll Call 232). We have assigned pluses to the nays because the federal government is overstepping its constitutional boundaries by dictating the hiring practices of private employers. While the exemption for religious organizations is a good thing, the bill is still a serious infringement on private property rights as it limits what a person can and cannot do on his or her private property.

- Elizabeth Warren voted YES on the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 1739 to S. 1243 (Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations): To redirect certain foreign assistance to the Government of Egypt as a result of the July 3, 2013, military coup d'etat. The money that would be used for military aid to Egypt would instead be redirected for the repair of U.S. bridges and other critical national highways.

- Elizabeth Warren voted YES On Passage of the Bill S. 744: A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes. This bill (S. 744) would provide an overhaul of U.S. immigration policy that features the granting of immediate legal status for most illegal immigrants in the United States (aka amnesty), new visa programs for a wide range of workers from low-skilled to high-skilled, and new border security measures, including biometric identification. While the rate of legal immigration into the United States is currently about one million per year, this bill would raise the average legal immigration rate to several million per year. This bill provides a transition to the open borders sought by the advocates of a North American Union and other regional government schemes threatening our national sovereignty.

- Elizabeth Warren voted NO on the Amendment S.Amdt. 965 to S. 954. Product Labeling for Genetically Modified Food. During consideration of the Farm Bill (S. 954), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) offered an amendment (Amendment 965) to allow states to require that any food, beverage, or other edible product have a label indicating that it contains a genetically engineered ingredient, such as pesticide-resistant plants.

- Elizabeth Warren voted NO on the Amendment S.Amdt. 494 to S.Con.Res. 8: To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to promote investment and job growth in United States manufacturing, oil and gas production. According to a Reuters story posted online on May 22, 2013, "The project has been hailed by the energy industry as part of the U.S. push toward energy independence. It is also supported by many unions because it would provide thousands of construction jobs.

- Elizabeth Warren voted NO on the Amendment S.Amdt. 263 to S.Con.Res. 8. The amendment called for a balanced budget in five years with no revenue increases. As Paul said, "This budget is called the Revitalize America Budget. It reforms and saves Social Security and Medicare, making them solvent for 75 years; it creates millions of jobs by letting taxpayers keep an additional $600 billion of their income.




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