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Neal Statement on Ruling in Tax Returns Case

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Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after the D.C. Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal by the D.C. lower court of former President Trump’s attempt to block the release of his tax returns: “With great patience, we followed the judicial process, and yet again, our position has been affirmed by the Courts. I’m pleased that this lo...

Neal Statement on July 2022 Jobs Report

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Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) July 2022 jobs report: “The jobs recovery from COVID is now complete. With another incredible month of broad-based job gains, all of the jobs lost under President Trump are back. The unemployment rate has fallen to its 50-year low and wages are rising....

Neal Mourns Ways and Means Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Ranking Member Jackie Walorski

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Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement on the tragic passing of Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Ranking Member Jackie Walorski, and two members of her staff, Emma Thomson and Zachery Potts: “I am overwhelmed with sadness over the horrific loss of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and two members of her staff. Jackie brought a passion and love t...

Neal Floor Remarks on the CHIPS and Science Act

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(As prepared for delivery) M. Speaker, I rise today in support of the CHIPS and Science Act. We are here to put the people over politics - by lowering costs, creating jobs, and supercharging our domestic manufacturing. Our domestic manufacturing has lagged, but with this bill, we will reinvigorate our chip production nationwide. Through sensible tax credits, we will incentivize further research an...

Neal Statement on House Passage of H.R. 4346, CHIPS and Science Act

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Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4346, CHIPS and Science Act: “President Biden and Congressional Democrats are bolstering our economy for the future, and this advancement is a major achievement for the American people. By supercharging our domestic manufacturing of semiconductors, people ...

Neal Statement on House Passage of H.R. 4040

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Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4040, Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act of 2022: “The ease and usefulness of telehealth has been cemented throughout the course of the pandemic. Extending telehealth capabilities for Medicare beneficiaries will give our seniors stability while...

Neal Statement on House Passage of the Susan Muffley Act of 2022

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Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement applauding the House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 6929, the Susan Muffley Act of 2022: “Securing the retirements of American workers and giving them peace of mind has been a priority of mine throughout my time in Congress. This legislation restores the earned benefits of over 20,000 retirees who...

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $914,465 in American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Workforce Development in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $914,465 grant to Berkshire Innovation Center, Inc., Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to help establish the Berkshire Innovation Center Manufacturing Academy. This grant is funded by the American Rescue Plan. This project will support a technical assistance and workforce development program to foster growth ...

Berkshire Innovation Center gets nearly $1 million to create 'manufacturing academy'

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An additional $1 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding is coming Pittsfield’s way, to the Berkshire Innovation Center. The U.S. Department of Commerce will give the center $914,465 over two years to establish a “manufacturing academy” that’s meant to spur growth, and jobs, in that business sector. The center opened in 2020 and is located at the William Stanley Business Park. Federal money wi...

SBA Celebrates Nearly 70 Years of Service by Touring Vanished Valley Brewing Company with Congressman Richard Neal

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Today U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) New England Regional Administrator Mike Vlacich and Massachusetts District Director Bob Nelson joined Congressman Richard Neal as they toured Vanished Valley Brewing Company in Ludlow to highlight the American Rescue Plan’s COVID-Relief programs and acknowledge the impact of SBA over the 69 year history of the agency. Vanished Valley is a fast growing...

SBA fetes success of Vanished Valley Brewing in Ludlow

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Federal officials (figuratively) lifted their glasses and toasted Vanished Valley Brewing Co., recognized on Monday morning as a small business success story. The Ludlow brewery welcomed U.S. Small Business Administration officials, U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, and local dignitaries as the SBA marks its 69th anniversary this month. Having first brewed its beers in a building the size ...

Local brewing spot stays afloat with help from Small Business Association

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The Small Business Administration is celebrating 69 years of helping small businesses grow, expand and recover from disasters. One local brewery’s doors have stayed open thanks to the Small Business Administration and support from Congress. Vanished Valley Brewing Company in Ludlow has seen continued success even through the pandemic. Vanished Valley received PPP and COVID-19 Economic Disaster loa...

Neal Celebrates President Biden Signing the Formula Act into Law

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Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after President Biden signed the Formula Act into law: “Parents should never have to face the uncertainty of not knowing how they will feed their children, and I commend Trade Subcommittee Chairman Earl Blumenauer, Committee Vice Chair Suzan DelBene, along with Congressmen Dan Kildee and John Lar...

Neal Votes to Protect Marriage Equality

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Congressman Richard E. Neal today voted to enshrine marriage equality into federal law. The Respect for Marriage Act will officially repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a defunct and discriminatory statute excluding same-sex couples from marriage under federal law. This legislation will also codify new protections ensuring that no married couple can be denied protections and benefits under ...

Neal Praises House Passage of Ways and Means Legislation to Ease Formula Supply Chains

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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Formula Act: “The formula shortage has been unnerving for parents across the country, and House Democrats are using every tool in our toolbox to make sure families have access to what they need. In conjunction with the Biden Administration, we have already m...

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