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June 26, 2017 Press Release

SPRINGFIELD – Today, Congressman Richard E. Neal released the following statement after the Baker-Polito Administration awarded $4.5 million for “Last Mile” broadband connectivity projects including $2.1 million to Becket; $890,000 to Chesterfield; $280,000 to New Ashford; and $490,000 to Washington.

June 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today released the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a score of the Senate Republicans’ health care bill:

June 26, 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 a Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) panel issued its report regarding Guatemala’s compliance with the labor provisions in CAFTA:

June 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today released the following statement after Senate Republicans unveiled their health care bill:

 

June 22, 2017 Press Release

(Remarks as prepared)

Ambassador Lighthizer, I want to welcome you on behalf of the Committee Democrats.  Today’s hearing is an opportunity for us to hear from you about the Administration’s vision for the U.S. trade agenda.

June 18, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) - Congressman Richard E. Neal released the following statement today after the U.S.S Fitzgerald collided with a container ship off the coast of Japan killing several sailors in the U.S. Navy:

June 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today released the following statement after President Trump announced he is reimposing commercial restrictions on Cuba previously lifted by President Obama:

June 15, 2017 Press Release

Ranking Member Neal Opening Statement at Markup of Child Welfare, TANF, and Tax Credit Legislation

(Remarks as prepared)

June 8, 2017 Press Release

(Remarks as prepared)

Thank you Chairman Brady. Secretary Price, I guess this is a bit of a homecoming for you. I am glad you are able to join us today.

Mr. Chairman, I understand how valuable the Secretary’s time is. I hope you will give Members the latitude to talk about anything they would like in the three minutes they have been allotted.

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June 27, 2017 In The News

The Baker Administration has analyzed how the health care bill being weighed by Republicans in the U.S. Senate would impact Massachusetts.

Gov. Charlie Baker warned the plan by Senate Republicans to overhaul health care could cost Massachusetts a cumulative total of $8.2 billion by 2025 and result in about 264,000 Bay State residents losing their health insurance coverage.

June 27, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, continued to push back Tuesday against Republican-led efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, taking issue with findings included in the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office's recent score of a Senate GOP health care plan.

June 27, 2017 In The News

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Some politicians remain divided as new numbers show millions would be without health insurance if the latest health care bill is passed.

There's a concern in the Commonwealth. too, as local politicians reveal some scary statistics of their own.

June 26, 2017 In The News

CHESTERFIELD -- Four more rural hilltowns planning to "go it alone" have received state money to help build their own fiber optic networks.

June 25, 2017 In The News

SPRINGFIELD  -- Stephen Wichrowski Jr. still remembers the first time he took a train at Union Station.

"It was the summer of 1953 and I was on my way to camp in Lyme, New Hampshire," said Wichrowski, a Longmeadow native, who came to Springfield for the grand opening of the newly restored Union Station, held Sunday afternoon.

June 25, 2017 In The News

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Contractors who worked to restore Union Station will be the first to take a look inside this morning.

Hundreds of contractors and their families will have an open house starting at ten a.m. Sunday morning to tour the finished facility. The 94 million dollar project restored the Lyman Street structure after having been closed for decades.

June 25, 2017 In The News

Forty years ago on June 23, 1977, I stood in the Grand Concourse of Springfield Union Station in front of hundreds of friends and supporters.

June 23, 2017 In The News

Berkshire County has lost a political leader.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

To hear the interview, click here.

June 23, 2017 In The News

A new era in transportation in western Massachusetts begins in a few days. After being closed for decades, Union Station in Springfield is reopening following a years-long $95 million dollar restoration and redevelopment. 

    James Sullivan, 96, remembers Union Station during its glory days.

June 22, 2017 In The News

By Shannon Young, syoung@repub.com

Contending that Senate Republicans have taken an "already 'mean' bill and made it even meaner," U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, on Thursday criticized the newest GOP plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

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