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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.

February 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – A group of 45 Senate and House members today introduced a bill requiring the president to publicly disclose any financial interests that would be at stake before acting on trade matters.

February 15, 2017 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Committee Richard E. Neal (D-MA) introduced legislation to make the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) a permanent part of the tax code. The NMTC is a cost-effective incentive that encourages public-private partnerships to invest in struggling rural and urban areas where access to capital is needed the most.

February 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today released the following statement after the Committee’s Democratic Members named him and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) to serve on the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) in the 115th Congress:

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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.

March 1, 2017 In The News

Refugees and the media.

Neither have been particularly popular with President Donald Trump since he took office last month.

But members of the Massachusetts delegation in Congress made sure both were represented when Trump addressed a joint session on Tuesday night.

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey both chose to bring former refugees as their guests.

March 1, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — As congressional Republicans move to solidify their Obamacare repeal-and-replace legislation, concern is mounting that their strategies will leave millions of Americans with less financial assistance and more expensive coverage.

March 1, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Rep. Richard E. Neal of Springfield, Mass. aims to counter conservative priorities of President Donald Trump, while seeking a few shared trophies as the new top Democrat on the Ways and Means Committee.

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