• Newly sworn in Sen. Warren promises to 'work her tail off'


    (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – Newly sworn in Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren says she will "work her tail off" in Washington, D.C., in order to bring back the political clout that Massachusetts has lost in recent years.

    Sen. Warren took the oath of office during a ceremony Thursday in the Senate chambers in Washington, D.C. Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath.

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    In a one-on-one interview with FOX 25's Sharman Sacchetti, Warren spoke with fervor about her committee assignments, her plans for the future of Massachusetts, and her definition of the middle class.

    "I am delighted by my committee assignments. I'm going to be on the Banking Committee which is something I really wanted to do. And I'm going to be on the HELP Committee which means we deal with health, education, labor, pensions…really the economics of working families," Warren said.

    When asked if she would endorse a candidate in an upcoming special election should Sen. John Kerry be confirmed as Secretary of State, Warren said Representative Ed Markey is "a really great Congressman" and added that she thinks he would make a great senator.

    When asked if she would be able to work with former Sen. Scott Brown if he were run for and win Sen. John Kerry's seat, Warren commended Brown for his assistance with her transition. However, his stance on various issues is very different than hers.

    Sacchetti asked Warren if she had any advice for a Democratic candidate that would run against Brown if he decided to throw his hat in the ring for Sen. Kerry's seat.

    "Talk about your values," Warren said. "Values matter."

    Warren debated the definition of the middle class with Sacchetti, and in the end, would not definitively define the middle class by income level.

    Warren also said another one of her top priorities is filibuster reform and said when it comes to the debt ceiling, the United States should not threaten to default on its obligations.

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