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Neal Celebrates MassHire Hampden County Workforce Board’s Selection as a Finalist for the EDA’s Distressed Area Recompete Pilot Program

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Congressman Richard E. Neal joined Massachusetts Governor Maura T. Healey, Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Lauren Jones, MassHire President and CEO David M. Cruise, Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Holyoke Mayor Joshua Garcia, and Baystate Health President and CEO Dr. Mark Keroack in celebrating the selection of MassHire Hampden County Workforce…

Ways and Means Democrats Release Additional Reports Detailing U.S. Health Care System’s Role in the Climate Crisis

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Today, the Ways and Means Committee Democrats released new materials further detailing the role the U.S. health system plays in the climate crisis, focusing on the health care supply chain and including a new fact sheet on inhalers. Today’s reports build on existing materialsto document the ways group purchasing organizations…

Neal Commends Confirmation of Social Security Administration Commissioner Martin O’Malley

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Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement applauding the confirmation of Martin O’Malley to be Commissioner of Social Security: “For the first time in over two years, the Social Security Administration will have a confirmed leader at the helm to bring in a new year. Commissioner O’Malley is committed to delivering peace of mind to the…

Neal Delivers Floor Remarks on Republicans' Baseless Political Stunt

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(As prepared for delivery) Mister Speaker, I rise today in disgust and frustration of my Republican colleagues’ “Do-Nothing” Congress. They are leading the most unproductive session since the Great Depression, and after manufacturing crisis after crisis, putting our record-breaking economic recovery at risk at every turn, they think that formalizing their fishing expedition will dress…

Neal Statement on November 2023 Jobs Report

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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) November 2023 jobs report: “The path to a soft landing is clear because we cleared it. Democrats focused on rebuilding from the bottom-up and middle-out, leaving failed trickle-down economics behind, and we are seeing the middle class grow as…

Neal Statement on the Grounding of the Osprey

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Congressman Richard E. Neal released the following statement after the U.S. Air Force announced that it will be grounding the CV-22 Osprey fleet.   “I commend the decision by Air Force Special Operations Command to ground their fleet of Osprey aircraft to allow for a thorough review of the incident involving eight dedicated airmen, including Staff Sgt.…

Neal Statement on Republicans’ Dead-End Political Stunt

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Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after House Republicans announced the next steps in their fact-free impeachment inquiry: “House Republicans are formalizing their fishing expedition just as they head out of town and out of scrutiny of the American people. No amount of formality can dress this political stunt up as the truth.…

Neal Applauds Biden Administration’s New Actions to Lower Health Care Costs

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Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement applauding the Biden Administration's announcement of new action to lower health care costs by cracking down on price gouging: “For too long, special interests have reaped the rewards of Big Pharma’s “profits over people” practices while too many Americans were forced to make unconscionable…

Neal Opening Statements at Committee Executive Session

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(As prepared for delivery) Hearing The last time the Majority called a meeting behind closed doors, Speaker Kevin McCarthy was still leading their conference, their first impeachment inquiry hearing was on the horizon, and we were staring down another Republican government shutdown. And in the 10 months since they began their fishing expedition, they still had no evidence of wrongdoing…

Neal Statement on the Passing of Staff Sgt. Jacob Galliher

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Congressman Richard E. Neal released the following statement on the passing of Pittsfield native, Staff Sgt. Jacob Galliher.   “As a father, my heart goes out to Staff Sgt. Jacob Galliher’s mother and father during this difficult time. Any parent will tell you there is no greater pain than the pain of losing a child, and Jacob Galliher was beloved by all. Staff…

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