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Neal Announces Massachusetts to Receive $1.1 Billion for Bridges Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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Springfield, MA – Today, Congressman Richard E. Neal announced that Massachusetts will receive $1.1 billion over the next 5 years to support bridge repair across the state. This funding comes from the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) largest bridge formula program in American history, made possible by the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The program dedicates $26.5 billion to s...

Neal Submits Written Testimony to Surface Transportation Board Ahead of Public Hearing on CSX/Pan Am Merger

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Congressman Richard E. Neal has submitted written testimony to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) ahead of today’s public hearing on the revised application for CSX Corporation and CSX Transportation, Inc., et al. (CSX) to acquire control of Pan Am Systems, Inc., and its shortline subsidiaries. The STB is an independent federal agency that is charged with the economic regulation of various mod...

Neal Votes to Ensure National Guard and Reserve Members Receive Equal Access to G.I. Benefits

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Today, Congressman Richard E. Neal voted for the Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act, which takes a strong step toward ensuring equal access to G.I. benefits. This bill will ensure that members of the National Guard and Reserve, who often serve side-by-side with their Active Duty counterparts yet do not currently receive the same access to vital G.I. bill benefits, are honored with the benefits t...

Neal Highlights American Rescue Plan Funds to LIHEAP

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Today, Congressman Richard E. Neal highlighted a new report from the White House outlining how Massachusetts received more than double the amount of home energy assistance funds than it received in 2021. Through the passage of the American Rescue Plan and annual appropriations, Congressman Neal helped secure a record $307.5 million for Massachusetts families through the Low Income Home Energy Assi...

Democracy worked, Congress fulfilled duty on Jan. 6

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Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, started out ordinarily enough. I was up early, walked up the street to get a coffee and returned to my apartment to read the day’s news before heading into my office in the Cannon House Office Building. I started the day with a virtual meeting of the Democratic Whips and Caucus Members in H-208, my office in the U.S. Capitol. Afterward, I looked out the window at the east ...

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Applauds Historic Investments in Massachusetts Roadway Infrastructure

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After enactment of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is now distributing $52.5 billion in its first tranche of funding for infrastructure projects that will improve the safety and performance of America’s highways. This investment is for Fiscal Year 2022, and Massachusetts will receive $804.6 million...

Congressional Delegation Announces Over $48 Million in Airport Infrastructure Grants for Massachusetts

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United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), William Keating (D-MA-09), Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07), Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), and Jake Auchincloss (D-MA-04), announced Massachusetts airports ha...

Neal Votes for Annual Defense Bill to Meet the Needs of Servicemembers and Military Families

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Last evening, Congressman Richard E. Neal voted to pass bipartisan defense legislation, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022, that strengthens America’s security and meets the needs of our servicemembers, veterans and military families. This robust bill bolsters pay and improves benefits for servicemembers, combats sexual assault in the military and modernizes our def...

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...

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