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Neal Statement on Passage of Continuing Resolution

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after the House passed a Continuing Resolution to fund the government through February 18, 2022: “Republicans once again stymied our ability to pass a long-term funding bill, so today’s legislation is merely a stopgap measure. While the Senate GOP threatens to shut down the government ...

Neal Praises House Passage of Build Back Better Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Richard E. Neal, Chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means voted for the Build Back Better Act, which delivers once-in-a-generation action to bring down the everyday costs that Massachusetts families face. This landmark legislation creates good paying jobs, cuts middle class taxes and lowers the costs of health care, child care and family care – fully pai...

US Rep Richard Neal hails passage of Build Back Better Act after a ‘pretty remarkable week’ in Washington

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SPRINGFIELD — Fresh from a long night of managing debate and securing passage of the $2 trillion Build Back Better Act, U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal explained Friday afternoon the impact of what he called once-in-a-lifetime legislation. “It’s a really terrific piece of substantive work,” said Neal, D-Springfield. He hosted a press conference at the federal courthouse in Springfield at 3:45 p.m., just...

Congressman Neal visits Springfield to discuss Biden's Build Back Better Act

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM)--The House of Representatives passed president Joe Biden's Build Back Better Act. Congressman Richard Neal stopped by the Courthouse Atrium in Springfield Friday. To praise the passage of the $1.9 trillion spending act. Something he said will benefit middle-class families right here in western Mass. "The child credit the pay family leave those are two big issues those ...

Chicopee veterans honored during wreath laying ceremony

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony was held in Chicopee Thursday morning. Wreaths were laid at the six monuments in Veterans Memorial Plaza. Each monument pays tribute to the city’s veterans who served from the Civil War up to the War on Terror. This year’s ceremony included a special tribute. “We had a chimed bell that was rung 21 times, the significance of that is the...

Neal says internal Democratic temperature “no longer in fever range” after infrastructure battle

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After bitter internal disputes over President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill, a top Democrat says the party will coalesce around his Build Back Better bill. Six Democrats voted against Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill after a protracted battle. With 13 Republican votes, the legislation passed late Friday. Democratic Congressman Richard Neal of Massachusetts’ 1st district says he expects ...

After nearly 10 years, redevelopment of Eagle Mill gets underway

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LEE — It’s not exactly the culmination of a dream — not yet anyway — but it’s the beginning of the realization of a developer’s vision to rehabilitate an old downtown mill complex and turn it into a housing and retail center that everyone hopes will revitalize the town of Lee. Under a tent at the Eagle Mill complex this morning, developer Jeffrey N. Cohen welcomed about 100 people to the sprawling...

As ceremonial ground broken, affordable housing key to $60 million Eagle Mill redevelopment, officials say

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LEE — The $60 million Eagle Mill redevelopment could be a catalyst for affordable housing in the Lee area and throughout Berkshire County. But, that housing needs a huge infusion of taxpayer money to get built. That was the assessment of federal, state and local officials Wednesday, during a ceremonial groundbreaking for the revitalization of the dormant Eagle Mill paper-making complex that dates ...

It'll be two years, but a new look to the Berkshire Family YMCA is on the way

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PITTSFIELD — For much of the next two years, the Pittsfield branch of the Berkshire Family YMCA will be an active construction zone as the facility undergoes a $12.4 million renovation. Officials for the nonprofit say the final product will be worth the wait. On the other side of the project: an expanded child care center, modernized fitness center, and the county’s first public indoor walking and...

With infrastructure bill done, Neal continues push for more rail

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U.S. Representative Richard Neal of Springfield said Wednesday he's pushing Governor Charlie Baker to invest some new federal infrastructure funds in passenger rail expansion for western Massachusetts. The White House said Massachusetts could receive $12 billion under the legislation, which is awaiting the president's signature. That could help a proposal to expand service between western Mass. an...

How will the infrastructure bill affect western Massachusetts?

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Now that the major infrastructure bill passed through Congress last week, what does that mean for our transportation needs here in western Massachusetts? The more than $1 trillion bill passed Friday. Now, billions of dollars are coming to Massachusetts to help improve our aging infrastructure. The new law will add, on average, 2 million jobs a year over the next decade ...

Historic paper mill in Lee to be redeveloped into affordable housing

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LEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A historic Berkshire County paper mill will soon become mixed-use housing. For more than two centuries, the building has stood on the edge of the Housatonic Tiver and has been empty for decades. Now, the Eagle Mill will soon be transformed into affordable apartments and other community space. “We’ve been in the middle of a housing crisis for more than a generation in Massachuse...

Berkshire Family YMCA Announces Groundbreaking Ceremony with Keynote Speaker Congressman Richard Neal

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PITTSFIELD: Berkshire Family YMCA will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on November 10 at 1:00 PM to celebrate the start of a major improvement and renovation program at its Pittsfield Branch located at 292 North St. The program will include keynote speaker, Congressman Richard E Neal, City of Pittsfield Mayor Linda M Tyer, and others invested in the success of the downtown anchor. Tours of the faci...

Neal Votes to Create Millions of New Jobs, Rebuild America with Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

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Today, Congressman Richard E. Neal voted to create millions of good-paying union jobs with a once-in-a-century investment in rebuilding infrastructure in Massachusetts, including roads and bridges, transit, rail, clean drinking water and wastewater systems and high-speed broadband networks. The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will repair and modernize crumbling and outdated infra...

Neal Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation

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WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Senate Amendment to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: “Tonight, we finally delivered on historic federal investments in broadband, clean drinking water, public transit, and an array of sustainable infrastructure investments. This plan recogn...