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Representing the 1st District of Massachusetts

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April 7, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) Congressman Richard E. Neal released the following statement following the U.S. military airstrikes in Syria last night in direct response to President  Bashar al-Assad use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians.

March 31, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) today released the following statements after President Donald J. Trump announced that he will sign two executive orders on trade:

March 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today released the following statement after House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said in an interview that he did not want to work Democrats on health care legislation:

March 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today released the following statement after House Republicans pulled a vote on the TrumpCare bill:

March 21, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON)  Congressman Richard E. Neal, Co-Chairman of the Friends of Ireland Caucus in the United States Congress, released the following statement today on the passing of Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness at the age 66.

March 21, 2017 Press Release

(Washington) - Today, Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Committee Richard E. Neal (D-MA) introduced the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, legislation that strengthens the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit.

March 10, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) Congressman Richard E. Neal, Co-Chairman of the Congressional Friends of Ireland in the United States Congress, released the following statement today calling on President Donald J. Trump to appoint a new U.S. Special Envoy to Northern Ireland.

March 8, 2017 Press Release

Mr. Chairman, I am disappointed we are here today to consider legislation that reflects not only bad policy, but bad process. And a number of important groups agree: AARP, AMA and AHA all oppose this bill. This bill suffers from an identity crisis. Is this a health care bill or a tax cut bill?

Does it lower costs? No.

Does it bend the cost curve? No.

March 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) released the following joint statement tonight after Congressional Republicans proposed their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and noticed the two committees will mark up the bill beginning Wednesday morning:

March 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Bill Pascrell, Jr.

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April 7, 2017 In The News

WGBH (BOSTON) - Rep. Richard Neal called for congressional approval before more military intervention in Syria during an appearance on Boston Public Radio today.

April 1, 2017 In The News

With the White House turning its attention to tax system overhauls, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, said he will push President Donald Trump's administration to ensure that any such changes benefit all Americans -- not just those at the top.

March 24, 2017 In The News

Friday, March 24, 2017

Members of Congress from Massachusetts have made their voices heard concerning the Republican Obamacare replacement plan, and, faced with a lack of support, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the repeal bill from the House floor on Friday, just before a scheduled vote.

March 17, 2017 In The News

Page 5 of President Donald Trump's budget this week paused to flag "highlights" in the plan.

For arts advocates in Massachusetts, and for U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, what stood out were lows: Scuppering a slew of programs and agencies to offset a $54 billion increase in military spending.

March 13, 2017 In The News

Stories emanating from the Washington press corps recently suggest that Congressman Richard E. Neal may just be centrist enough to have some influence on the Republican budget and tax agenda.

March 13, 2017 In The News

Ireland INC, a private sector platform that aims to advance economic development between Ireland and its closest trading partners, hosted the seventh annual Ireland Day at the New York Stock Exchange today.

March 7, 2017 In The News

It opened in 1926, a hub for travelers and the commerce hurtling through Western Massachusetts. But time — and changing tastes in travel — were not friends.

So in the 1970s, Springfield’s Union Station was shuttered.

Now, more than four decades later, and after $95 million worth of renovations, the landmark downtown station is primed for a revival.

March 3, 2017 In The News

HATFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts announced a new anti-hunger initiative in partnership with Holyoke Health Center Friday afternoon.

Congressmen Jim McGovern and Richard Neal joined members of the Food Bank’s Task Force to End Hunger to make the announcement.

March 2, 2017 In The News

All 11 members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation are calling for the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the wake of reports that he met with a Russian official during the 2016 campaign season and failed to disclose those meetings under oath.

March 2, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Massachusetts, called on House Republicans Thursday to share with House Ways and Means Committee Democrats legislation that seeks to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

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