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Sen. Warren Sworn-In Again

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan administers the oath of office to Sen. Elizabeth Warren as Warren's husband, Bruce Mann, holds a bible during a re-enactment of Warren's Senate swearing-in ceremony at Roxbury Community College Saturday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan administers the oath of office to Sen. Elizabeth Warren as Warren’s husband, Bruce Mann, holds a bible during a re-enactment of Warren’s Senate swearing-in ceremony at Roxbury Community College Saturday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

BOSTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren held a reception and ceremonial swearing-in Saturday afternoon at Roxbury Community College.

The Bay State’s first female senator was officially sworn in Thursday in Washington D.C. by Vice President Joe Biden. Saturday’s event was billed as an opportunity for constituents who were unable to attend that ceremony to share the occasion.

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan performed the ceremony. Afterward, Warren outlined her agenda in a speech.

“Our country will have some tough debates over the next few months about the deficit, the debt ceiling and spending cuts,” Warren said. “I’ll support cuts. But we start with big agriculture and big oil, not with Social Security.”

Retired Rep. Barney Frank was on hand, as well as Sen. John Kerry, who welcomed Warren into the Senate, saying she would bring to her duties “the common sense, the comity, the passion and the caring about the things that really make a difference.”

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  • M lane

    Our country needs someone like Senator Warren. She has common sense and the sense of social justice that should be applied in politics. In other words she seems like she will look for just and fair means of fixing a staled and backward leaning congress. The toughest job will be assigning accountability among those in the upper echelons of the corporate world who conducted themselves with impunity in the process of our economic meltdown.
    I live in New York, and I wish I could have voted for the senator. Yet, I support Senator Warren in her endeavors and you, Massachusetts, for having the courage and common sense to elect her.

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