Today, Congressman Richard E. Neal joined Pittsfield Mayor Linda M. Tyer and city officials to announce a $3,000,000 earmark to renovate the grandstand at Wahconah Park.
The allocation was made possible through Congressionally Direct Spending (CDS) from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Congressman Nealincluded funding for this project in the… Read more »
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement applauding the Senate’s passage of the “United States-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade”:
“Congress—and the Ways and Means Committee in particular —has exclusive constitutional authority to regulate trade, and with the “United States-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade,” we are… Read more »
Today, Congressman Richard E. Neal released the following statement after joining his Democratic colleagues in voting against passage of H.R. 2670 – National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024.
“Every year, Congress has the awesome responsibility of authorizing the expenditure of our nation’s military. The NDAA is supposed to serve as… Read more »
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement following the news that Louisa Terrell will step down as White House Director of Legislative Affairs:
“Simply put, our economy would not look the way it does today without Louisa Terrell. As White House Director of Legislative Affairs, she has acutely understood how to work hand-in-hand with… Read more »
House Ways & Means Committee Ranking Member Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR), House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO), and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) released a discussion draft of legislation to provide relief from double-taxation for workers and businesses engaged in… Read more »
Today, Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) June 2023 jobs report.
“Democrats are creating jobs, making smart public investments around the country, and educating and empowering workers as we continue to grow the middle class. Today’s jobs report is solid, and shows our… Read more »
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement marking one year since the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:
“Making your own health decisions should be a basic right, yet a year ago, fueled by Republican extremism, millions lost that right. Now, nearly a third of states have banned access to… Read more »
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I sat before this Committee late last year, using the same responsibility of the Chairman, to pursue our most serious legislative purpose. That’s not what is being done today.
As I said then, we all come to Ways and Means in search of creating a fairer tax code, and for me, that means our tax laws are applied evenly and that everyone pays their fair… Read more »
Today, Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard E. Neal (D-MA) reintroduced his legislation, the Public Servants Protection and Fairness Act of 2023, to fix the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). The bill provides meaningful relief to current WEP retirees and fixes the WEP for future retirees, ensuring public servants can retire with the security, dignity, and peace of mind they… Read more »
Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after PhRMA filed a lawsuit challenging the Inflation Reduction Act’s provisions that empower Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices for America’s seniors:
“Last year, Democrats stood up for America’s seniors with the Inflation Reduction Act and delivered a major blow to Big… Read more »