Elizabeth Warren

Ben Cardin

U.S. SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN

D-MASSACHUSETTS

SEEKING RE-ELECTION IN 2018

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VOTING RECORD: Project Vote Smart, Govtrack US

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 6/22/1949

EDUCATION: George Washington University, University of Houston (B.S.); Rutgers University (J.D.)

OCCUPATION: Teacher

FAMILY: Married, 2 Children

RELIGION: United Methodist Church

CAREER:

  • Chairperson of the Congressional Oversight Panel (2008-2010)
  • Special Advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (2010-2011)
  • U.S. Senate (2013-present)

COMMITTEES:

  • Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • Special Committee on Aging 
  • Committee on Armed Services

ELECTED: 2012

 

ISRAEL


 

  • Supports Israel’s right to self-defense to protect its citizens against acts of terrorism
  • Supports a two-state solution
  • Supports funding for Israel’s Iron Dome Defense System
  • Supports a strong U.S.- Israel partnership in regards to cooperation in the areas of energy, water, homeland security, agriculture, and alternative fuel technologies

 

CHOICE


  • Earned a 100 percent pro-choice rating from NARAL
  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Supports Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive insurance coverage policy
  • Voted against the Blunt Amendment, also known as the Birth Control Refusal Law, which would have allowed any employer to refuse to cover contraception or any health service required under the health reform law for virtually any reason
  • Supported increased funding for women’s health services, which includes Title X family planning programs

 

In Her Own Words


“To me, it is a moral imperative to support and defend Israel, and I am committed to ensuring its long-term security by maintaining its qualitative military edge. Israel must be able to defend itself from the serious threats it faces from terrorist organizations to hostile states, including Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, and others.” 1  

“Women also must have the full range of reproductive health care options available to them. This includes access to contraception, maternity and newborn care, and safe abortion services. At a time when a minority in this country wants to cut off such access for women, it is important to speak out to protect a woman's right to make decisions about her body.” 2     http://elizabethwarren.com/issues/women

“The decision to terminate a pregnancy is not easy for any woman, but it is a decision that only she can make. A woman should be able to seek guidance from people she trusts, including her doctor and her priest, pastor, rabbi or other religious leader, without interference from the government.” 3

SOURCES: 1) www.elizabethwarren.com , 2) www.elizabethwarren.com , 3) www.elizabethwarren.com

 

Interesting Facts


In 2009, the Boston Globe named her the Bostonian of the Year.

Warren was the first professor in Harvard's history to win the law school's The Sacks–Freund Teaching Award for a second time.