Elizabeth Warren (MA)

Democrat for the Senate Committee on Health, and Labor

Senate Elizabeth Warren's Biography

Born in Oklahoma City in 1949, Elizabeth Warren became the first member of her family to graduate from college, eventually earning her law degree from Rutgers University. After working as a law professor at Harvard University, Warren was selected to lead the National Bankruptcy Review Commission. In 2008, she headed the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Four years later, in November 2012, Warren won election to the U.S. Senate,

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"I won't just be your Senator, I will also be your champion." -Elizabeth Warren


  • NAME: Elizabeth Warren
  • OCCUPATION: Educator, Legal Professional,U.S. Representative, Government Official
  • BIRTH DATE: June 22, 1949 (Age: 64)
  • EDUCATION: George Washington University, Rutgers University, University of Texas
  • PLACE OF BIRTH: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • FULL NAME: Elizabeth Warren
  • MAIDEN NAME: Elizabeth Herring
  • ZODIAC SIGN: Cancer


    Elizabeth is for helping workers that make minimum wage. She would like to see minimum wage prices increase to help those workers to live on that budget.

    "If we started in 1960 and we said that as productivity goes up, that is as workers are producing more, then the minimum wage is going to go up the same. And if that were the case then the minimum wage today would be about $22 an hour…" -Elizabeth Warren

    Since at that level wages would clearly be above marginal product of the workers, what this argument of Warren’s tells us is that the growth productivity among the lowest skilled workers has clearly lagged average productivity growth. If the wage that average productivity growth implied was something like $10 then we might wonder if whether the low growth in wages among the low-skilled was that their productivity gains were being taken by businesses in the form of labor market power. But $22 is simply to high to be credible and so this suggests that productivity growth among low-wage workers lagged average productivity, in which case Warren’s comparison tells us nothing useful about what the minimum wage should be.



    As she traveled all across the Commonwealth, she met young people who have done everything right: they played by the rules, they worked hard, they finished college, and yet they're finding themselves unemployed, drowning in debt, and in many cases, moving back home with mom and dad. These young people did all we asked of them - and they're getting slammed.

    We need to go back to seeing education as an investment in our future. We need to support early childhood education, to give kids a fair shot at success from their earliest days. Good public schools, good community colleges, good public universities, and good technical training can give us a workforce better than any in the world.

    We have an obligation to improve our schools and prepare our children for all of the challenges - and opportunities - that lie ahead, to support, encourage and reward our educators, and to provide every child with an education that is second to none.


    More than three years after the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, we are still in the midst of a jobs crisis. As she traveled all across the Commonwealth, she meet people who have been looking for work for months or even years. She met young people who played by the rules, worked hard in college, and are now drowning in debt and moving home with their parents because they can't find a job.

    In the longer term, we need to invest in our future. We need to work together to invest in the things that create the conditions for our people to prosper and our economy to grow. We need:

    • A level playing field
    • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
    • Education
    • Roads, Water, and Other Infrastructure
    • Research
    • Workers’ rights
    • Free and Fair Trade

    Elizabeth Warrens views on Health Care

    When she was in junior high, her father had a heart attack. The medical bills piled up, and her mom went to work at Sears answering phones so they could make the mortgage payments. Many families across Massachusetts and around the country have stories like hers. For some, health care problems led to financial problems that pushed them to the brink of the economic cliff and beyond.

    She believes in:

    • Ending the practice of insurance companies denying people with preexisting conditions
    • Allowing young people to stay on their parents' insurance until age 26
    • Providing tax breaks for small businesses who provide health care
    • Preventing insurance discrimination against women