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.”