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Congressman Richard Neal

Representing the 1st District of Massachusetts


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August 11, 2017 In The News

(CNN) Washington is gearing up for a busy fall loaded with a number of fiscal issues, perhaps the most mammoth of which is comprehensive tax reform.

August 11, 2017 In The News

Contending that it's time the federal government took action against the opioid abuse epidemic, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, praised President Donald Trump Friday for declaring the issue a national public health emergency.

August 3, 2017 In The News

EASTHAMPTON — More than 100 people lined up in a parking lot behind the Mill 180 building Thursday afternoon, opening their bags and filling them with fresh produce from the new Easthampton mobile food bank.

Frank and Shirley Colman stopped by, filling their bags with fresh potatoes, carrots, lettuce, cauliflower and cucumbers.

August 2, 2017 In The News

Despite the White House budget director's suggestion that Republicans would be better off pursuing tax reform without Democrats, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, again called on congressional lawmakers Wednesday to address the issue in a bipartisan fashion.

August 2, 2017 In The News

LEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Congressman Richard Neal visited Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing in Lee Tuesday, on Startup Day Across America.

Startup Day connects elected officials with the startups in their communities, so that they can learn about the challenges that they face.

August 1, 2017 In The News

LEE, Mass. — Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing has a unique niche that has tremendous growth potential.

The owners are now hoping others will follow their lead and develop a "cluster" in the life science field of the Berkshires.

August 1, 2017 In The News

Congressman Richard Neal has seen the future of manufacturing and visual arts in South Berkshire County.

The Springfield Democrat on Tuesday toured the Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing in Lee and Stockbridge's Norman Rockwell Museum, both of which he views as key to a thriving local economy.

August 1, 2017 In The News

LEE -- Highlighting the precision manufacturing and other high-skills job opportunities that are going unfilled across Berkshire County and Western Massachusetts, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, stressed Tuesday that more must be done to connect local residents to these positions. 


August 1, 2017 In The News

Washington Republicans thought they had it all worked out.

Reconciliation, that was their answer. That relatively obscure budget process, requiring a mere Senate majority, and thus no Democratic votes, would be their secret passageway leading to destruction of the Obama Administration’s signature—if imperfect—American Health Care Act.

July 28, 2017 In The News

Although Senate Republicans were unable to pass their plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, at least one member of Massachusetts' congressional delegation offered Friday that Democrats should not bask in the "skinny repeal" effort's failure.