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Neal Statement on House Passage of NDAA

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Richard E. Neal released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 4350 – National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022. The bill was voted on last evening in the House and passed 316-113. “The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2022 is good for residents of western and central Massachusetts and the industries we have...

Neal Statement on Meeting with British Prime Minister Johnson

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Following a meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson this morning, Congressman Richard E. Neal released the following statement. “I had a lengthy discussion with Prime Minster of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson this morning during his visit to the United State Capitol on a range of issues, including the UK proposal to revise the Northern Ireland Protocol and how best to address the legac...

Neal Statement on House Vote to Suspend Debt Limit and Fund the Government

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WASHINGTON, DC—Tonight, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution to fund the government, which includes a suspension of the debt limit through December 16, 2022: “Keeping the government operational and ensuring it meets the obligations it has already made are fundamental responsibilitie...

Neal Closing Statement at Markup of Build Back Better Act

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(As prepared for delivery) Over four long days and through 66 amendments, we have debated measures ranging from 12 weeks of universal paid family and medical leave to incentivizing the development and use of green energy to combat climate change. All of these measures are grounded in the goal of growing our economy and making it more inclusive and sustainable for the future. It’s notable that we a...

Neal Applauds Committee Advancement of Build Back Better Act

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement applauding the Committee’s advancement of its contributions to the Build Back Better Act: “With close to 40 hours of debate over the course of four days, the Ways and Means Committee has just approved a historic slate of measures to invest in the American family and American economy. These l...

Neal Remarks Kicking Off Additional Build Back Better Markup Days

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(As prepared for delivery) Today, we continue our markup of the Build Back Better Act after a truly historic two days last week. Last Thursday, this Committee advanced investments to provide 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave for all Americans; guarantee access to quality, affordable child care; and expand opportunities for workers to save for financially secure retirements. And on Friday, ...

Chairman Neal Opening Statement for the Committee Print Relating to Infrastructure Financing, Green Energy, Social Safety Net, Funding Our Priorities, and Prescription Drug Pricing

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(As prepared for delivery) Pursuant to notice, we will now turn to consideration of our Budget Reconciliation Legislative recommendations relating to a variety of tax and health measures. This committee print is by far the most far reaching and voluminous of the recommendations we have considered during this reconciliation process. I am quite certain there will be spirited debate over the next two...

Neal Statement on 20th Anniversary of 9/11

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Today, we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the atrocious terrorist attacks on our country that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 innocent people. While 20 years have passed since the planes hit the Twin Towers in New York, the Pentagon in DC, and a field in southwest Pennsylvania, the memories of that day and the ones that followed have not diminished. September 11, 2001 remains a tragedy that ...

Chairman Neal Opening Statement for Subtitle D at Markup of the Build Back Better Act

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(As prepared for delivery) Our first order of business today is Subtitle D, Budget Reconciliation Legislative Recommendations Relating to Trade Adjustment Assistance. Already this week we’ve discussed at length some of the most substantial challenges American workers face in the modern economy: lack of paid leave, inaccessible child care, and inadequate long-term savings. International competition...

Chairman Neal Opening Statement for Subtitle E Relating to Elder Justice at Markup of the Build Back Better Act

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(As prepared for delivery) We now turn to Subtitle E, “Budget Reconciliation Recommendations Relating to Elder Justice,” which will fund vital elder justice programs that help protect America’s seniors and people living with disabilities. The U.S. population is aging, and we need policies to help Americans age and live safely in place without facing the risk of experiencing various forms of maltre...