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Congressman Richard Neal

Representing the 1st District of Massachusetts


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March 21, 2018 In The News

Although U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, offered that the Trump administration's plan to combat opioid abuse includes some proposals lawmakers can generally agree on, the Springfield Democrat said Tuesday that he'd like to see the White House keep its focus on addiction treatment and prevention efforts.

March 17, 2018 In The News
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Hillcrest Commons would like to expand its group and concurrent therapy programs, but a 7-year-old Medicaid and Medicare law prevent it from doing so.
March 17, 2018 In The News

NEW YORK, NY (WWLP) – U.S. Congressman Richard Neal visited the New York Stock Exchange to meet with Irish tech innovators, as part of “Ireland Day 2018.”

Ireland Day 2018 was held ahead of St. Patrick’s Day, and sponsored by the New York Stock Exchange and Ireland Inc, a platform for Irish and US business leaders to promote the economic relationship between the US and Ireland.

March 16, 2018 In The News

Last Tuesday night at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., I hosted a forum to recognize the 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. This groundbreaking political settlement not only brought peace and stability to the island of Ireland, it remains one of the most significant American foreign policy accomplishments in recent memory.

March 15, 2018 In The News

Great Barrington — Efforts to revive the historic Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church got a shot in the arm Tuesday (March 13) when it was announced that the Upper Housatonic Heritage Area has secured a six-figure grant to be used toward restoring the weatherbeaten structure.

March 14, 2018 In The News

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Congressman Richard Neal was honored in Washington DC Wednesday night.

It was a “Black Tie Affair” at the National Building Museum.

It’s the 26th Washington DC National Gala put on by the “Ireland Funds America.”

March 14, 2018 In The News

A congressional effort to solve a multiemployer pension fund crisis got underway Wednesday with the first meeting of a special joint select committee of House and Senate members, where co-Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, warned that the biggest impediment to a solution was the potential for "partisan arguments and political posturing."

March 14, 2018 In The News

GREAT BARRINGTON — A project that will turn a historic African-American church building into a center for African-American culture and local heritage got a critical boost Tuesday with the announcement of a $389,000 federal grant for significant repairs.

March 13, 2018 In The News

HUNTINGTON – Gateway 2017 graduate Frank “Franky” Tangredi’s goal was to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. When he wasn’t selected last year, instead of giving up he gave himself “a full self-evaluation.” He enrolled in Greystone Preparatory at Shriner University, where the National Honor Society member worked even harder on his academics, seeking to improve his SAT scores.

March 13, 2018 In The News

Congressman Neal, the Embassy of Ireland to the United States and the Northern Ireland Bureau are hosting a public forum to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.