Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts

Elizabeth Warren

U.S. Senator from Massachusetts

Elizabeth Ann Herring Warren was born in June 1949 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  She attended George Washington University on a debate scholarship but left after two years to marry James Robert “Jim” Warren, whom she had met in high school. The couple moved to Houston and she enrolled in the University of Houston where she earned a B.S. in speech pathology and audiology.  They moved to New Jersey, had a daughter, and after two years, she earned a Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School, pregnant with a son.

The couple later divorced, and two years later she married Professor Bruce Mann. She retained her first husband’s surname. She now has three grandchildren.

In her pre-political career, she taught children with disabilities at a public school, entered the private practice of law, and donated legal services. She became a lecturer at Rutgers University, Newark School of Law, moving to the University of Houston Law Center where she became an associate dean and obtained tenure. She taught at the University of Texas School of Law, becoming a full professor, and taught at other law schools as well. She became a full professor at the University of Pennsylvania, later teaching for a year at Harvard Law School.

She was appointed by President Barack Obama to be special advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau where she spent a year. A year later she ran for and was elected a United States Senator from Massachusetts, assuming office in January 2013.

Senator Warren was a candidate in the 2020 presidential election but withdrew from contention after Super Tuesday.

Warren grew up as a Methodist, teaching Sunday School to fifth graders, and has attended various churches since. She says her Christian faith shapes her policies.

In the News…

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts unveiled legislation that would tax the net worth of the wealthiest Americans, a proposal aimed at reducing the income inequality in the United States.

The proposal would impose a 2 percent annual tax on the net worth of U.S. households above $50 million and would add an additional 1 percent levy on households worth more than $1 billion. It is nearly identical to the wealth tax that she proposed during her 2020 presidential candidacy.

“A wealth tax is popular among voters on both sides for good reason: because they understand the system is rigged to benefit the wealthy and large corporations,” the senator said in a statement. “As Congress develops additional plans to help our economy, the wealth tax should be at the top of the list to help pay for these plans because of the huge amounts of revenue it would generate.”

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Warren today? You can let her know at:

The Honorable Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts
317 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


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