"This resignation is the first crack in the vase."
That was how state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, D-Pittsfield, described the resignation of retired Gen. Michael Flynn from his position as President Donald Trump's national security adviser.
Saying "our national security is at stake," U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal is calling for an investigation into the Trump administration's ties to Russia.
In a statement Tuesday, the Springfield Democrat said revelations about now-former national security adviser Michael Flynn's "secret discussions" with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak were "deeply troubling."
WASHINGTON — He’s known as the insider’s insider, a veteran relationship-builder on Capitol Hill, a quiet dealmaker.
Now the low-key, pragmatic Massachusetts lawmaker, Representative Richard Neal, is facing a challenge that could win him a new title: Miracle-worker.
Washington, D.C. (January 31, 2017) – American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) President and CEO Governor Dirk Kempthorne presented the 2016 Financial Security & Life Insurance Champion Awards to Representatives Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Richard E. Neal (D-MA) today.
SPRINGFIELD -- World War II veteran James Sullivan of Northampton remembers shipping out to basic training through Springfield's Union Station
He was 17. It was 1939 and World War II was already on the horizon.
Sullivan said he remembers coming down on a train from Northampton. He remembers a big rack of newspapers for sale. He remembers hot dog vendors and luggage carts.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Democratic Party can't "sugarcoat" its disastrous situation, says U.S. Rep. Richard Neal.
And the pain lies deeper than the loss of the presidency and failure to make inroads in the Republican-controlled Congress.
"Time for a reset," he said, pointing out that "the people we're losing used to be for us."
The ranking Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, at a National Press Club Newsmaker, urged Republicans to abandon their years-long quest to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act -- also known as Obamacare -- and instead work with Democrats to fix it.
Richard Neal is about to emerge from the congressional shadows into the national spotlight.
A low-key, behind-the-scenes, let’s-get-a-deal-done type, the Springfield lawmaker is now the ranking Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, which means he will be one of the minority party’s point people in critiquing Republican proposals and arguing for Democratic alternatives.
The most important changes in the House Democratic power structure so far look more like a tectonic shift than a dramatic upheaval.
GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center stands to gain $470,000 a year extra in government payments because of a Medicaid waiver granted the state, Congressman Richard E. Neal pointed out Tuesday.