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March 29, 2020

On Friday, President Trump signed the $2.2 trillion stimulus bill to support the country’s COVID-19 response.

The package of legislation cleared the Senate by unanimous vote and nearly...

March 28, 2020

(WWLP) – U.S. Representative Richard Neal hosted a conference call Saturday to discuss the massive bill passed by the House and signed by the president Friday.

The bill promises payments...

March 28, 2020

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., one of the authors of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package passed and signed into law Friday, doesn’t like thinking of it as a stimulus bill.

March 28, 2020

PITTSFIELD — Even $2.2 trillion may not be enough to help Americans and businesses survive economic arrest due to the coronavirus, the region's voice in Congress said Saturday.

March 27, 2020

The Massachusetts congressional delegation on Friday urged Trump administration officials to resume processing visas for foreign-born medical school students and health care workers as hospitals...

March 20, 2020

NORTHAMPTON — Nowadays, when Kurt Bahneman enters a patient’s room to start his day as a respiratory therapist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, he said he writes his name on a mask and prays it will...

March 20, 2020

Schools are closed, but in many districts free meals are still available to children. 

Celenia Cola, a 2nd-grader at Lincoln Elementary School in Springfield, came bounding down the front...

March 19, 2020

Springfield schools feed 30,000 children breakfast and lunch every day, but only a fraction of those students are stopping at designated sites offering meals to students while classes remain...

March 18, 2020

SPRINGFIELD — Stimulus checks from the federal government meant to head off long-term financial fallout from the coronavirus epidemic should go to people who make $50,000 a year or less, U.S. Rep....