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Neal Statement on House Vote to Raise the Debt Ceiling

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SPRINGFIELD, MA – Tonight, 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 House Amendment to S. 1301 to keep the country under the debt limit through approximately December 3: “Preserving the full faith and credit of the United States is a bipartisan, bicameral responsibility. We have tempo...

Neal Reminds Students to Participate in Congressional App Challenge

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Springfield, MA – Congressman Richard E. Neal encourages students in the First Congressional District of Massachusetts to participate in the 2021 Congressional App Challenge (CAC), an app competition for students in middle and high school. The CAC accepts computer programs (or apps) written in any programming language, for any platform (desktop/PC, web, mobile, raspberry Pi, etc.). The Challenge’s...

Neal Joins Springfield Museums to Celebrate $1.2 Million in SBA Funding

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Springfield, MA – Today, Congressman Richard E. Neal joined President and CEO of Springfield Museums Kay Simpson and the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Massachusetts District Director Robert Nelson for the announcement of a $1,202,953 Shuttered Venue Operator Grant (SVOG). As part of the American Rescue Plan, the SVOG program provided over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues and was a...

Mass Humanities Announces Recipients of SHARP Grants for COVID Response

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(Northampton, MA - October 7, 2021 ) Mass Humanities has announced grants to 90 organizations across Massachusetts to support the response and recovery of the cultural sector from the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus. Totaling almost $1 million, the “Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP)” grants were made possible through funding provided to the National Endowment fo...

STCC Received $7.35 Million in Grants to Enhance STEM Education

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Technical Community College has been awarded two grants worth more than $7 million from the U.S. Department of Education to boost student success among Latinx and low-income students in STEM fields, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal announced on Wednesday during a visit to STCC. “I am thrilled to celebrate the success of Springfield Technical Community College’s grant applica...

Mayor Sarno, Congressman Neal and Officials Join with Related Companies to Announce Renovations at Skyview Downtown

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SPRINGFIELD - Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Chief Development Officer Tim Sheehan, Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood and Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management (PBRM) Director Patrick Sullivan joined with Congressman Richard Neal, President of the Springfield Museums Kay Simpson, President of Related Beal Kimberly Sherman-Stamler, Vice Chairman of Related Companies Jeffrey Brodsky, President of R...

Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee Welcomes Congressman Neal to New Pavilion Groundbreaking

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The City of Chicopee has awarded the Boys and Girls Club of Chicopee a grant from the CARES Act funding through the federal Community Development Block Grant funding. The $250,000 project includes a new 1800 sq. ft. pavilion, ADA upgrades, efficiency upgrades, and safety upgrades. This will be a welcome addition to the Chicopee campus due to the difficulty of running programs for students and chil...

Neal Statement on Passage of Continuing Resolution to Fund the Government

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WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution to fund the government through December 3, 2021: “Congress has averted a government shutdown, and now the Senate must act to ensure we also avoid default. Democrats will continue to fulfill our fundamental responsibilitie...

Neal Statement on Suspension of Debt Limit

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed S. 1301 to suspend the debt limit through December 16, 2022: “Today, Democrats did what was necessary to preserve the full faith and credit of the United States. This shouldn’t have been a partisan matter; in fact, Congress has addressed debt limit m...

Beer Institute Names Representative Richard Neal as 2021 Beer Champion

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Today, the Beer Institute announced House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) as one of its “2021 Beer Champions” for his instrumental leadership in supporting federal policies that aid the success of U.S. brewers and beer importers. The Beer Institute recognized Neal for his leadership on the Ways and Means Committee, which was essential to providing long-term tax relief for bre...