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US Rep. Richard Neal announces $7.35M boost to STCC for STEM education including Latinx, low-income outreach

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SPRINGFIELD — U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, announced Wednesday two grants for science, technology, engineering and math-centered programs at Springfield Technical Community College totaling $7.35 million. Both grants are over five years and both focus on recruiting and retaining through graduation Hispanic and low income students in STEM fields by meeting challenges like transportatio...

A comeback realized: $50M renovation of Skyview Downtown housing in Springfield draws praise

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SPRINGFIELD — Local, state and federal officials gathered Tuesday to hail a completed $50 million renovation project at the Skyview Downtown housing complex on Chestnut Street, a comeback that they said ended decades of difficulties. The four-building, 489-unit complex, known previously as Chestnut Park Apartments and Chestnut Tower, opened in 1976 as a luxury high-rise. But over the decades it fe...

Bad Deal for Millions of Americans: New Tax Law and Budget Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

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As the Democratic Leader of the House Ways & Means Committee, I strongly opposed the ill-advised Republican tax plan. The resulting law that was passed in Congress and signed by President Trump with is simply a bad deal for millions of Americans. It will raise taxes on 86 million middle class families, add $2.3 trillion to the federal debt, worsen economic inequality, and take health insurance awa...

Neal Introduces Bill to Close Reinsurance Tax Loophole

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Click here to download the technical explanation of the bill Mr. Speaker, today I am pleased to come before the House to introduce legislation ending a current law loophole that allows foreign insurance groups to strip their U.S. income into tax havens to avoid U.S. tax and gain a competitive advantage over American companies. I am pleased to be joined in my efforts by Senator Menendez, who is int...