Elizabeth Warren

Presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a campaign stop at Stone Cliff Winery in Dubuqe on Friday, March 1, 2019.

Elizabeth Warren, 69, is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts. At a March 1 event in Dubuque she outlined a wealth tax that she proposes on the nation’s ultra-rich.

Warren has focused her campaign on economic issues, including the new tax on the wealthiest 75,000 families to partially fund universal childcare, student loan debt relief, the Green New Deal, and Medicare for all.

Warren's professional experience includes time in both the government and academic sectors. Prior to serving in the U.S. Senate, Warren helped establish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under the Obama administration. She also served as the chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program from 2008 to 2010.

Warren worked as a law professor for three decades at several universities, including the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University.

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