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Neal Applauds Appointment of West-East Rail Project Director

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Congressman Richard E. Neal released the following statement after Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey, Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll, and Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary Monica Tibbits-Nutt announced the appointment of Andy Koziol to serve as Director of the West-East Rail Project.   “Since day one of her administration, Governor Healey…

Neal Statement on the Election of Michelle O’Neill as First Minister of Northern Ireland

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Congressman Richard E. Neal released the following statement after the election of Michelle O’Neill to serve as First Minister of Northern Ireland.   “I would like to congratulate Michelle O’Neill on her election to serve as First Minister of Northern Ireland – the first Irish Nationalist leader in history to hold the seat. This is the result of two successive…

Neal Statement on January 2024 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) January 2024 jobs report: “Our economy continues to blow by expectations and propel us towards what naysayers claimed was impossible: an inclusive, sustainable recovery that didn’t sacrifice paychecks for growth. President Biden has overseen…

Neal Formulates National Commercial Shipbuilding Strategy

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Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement highlighting the need for a new national strategy for revitalizing America’s commercial shipbuilding sector: “Our nation was built on the power of our maritime trade routes, with countless jobs created from building the ships that traverse our seas. As new threats to our shipping routes…

Neal Applauds Passage of the Bipartisan Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act

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Tonight, Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after the House passed the bipartisan Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act: “Once again, the American people can count on the Democrats to get things done. Another legislative achievement to add to the mountain from the last Congress that made way for unbelievable…

Neal Floor Remarks on Pending Agreement to Restore Government at Stormont

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(As Prepared for Delivery)   Mr. Speaker, I rise today to applaud the political parties at Stormont as they near an agreement that will restore executive government. After nearly two years of delay, Stormont is one step closer to resuming the people’s business. This is a victory for democracy and for the people of Northern Ireland.   The Good Friday Agreement marked the end…

Neal Statement on Former President Undermining Border Negotiations

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Congressman Richard E. Neal released the following statement on former President Trump’s efforts to undermine negotiations on border security.   “The number one responsibility of the federal government is national security. While President Biden and congressional Democrats have been working to negotiate a reasonable solution, those efforts are being undermined…

Neal Voices Support for Use of Rail in Housatonic Rest of River Transportation Plan

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Congressman Richard E. Neal released the following statement regarding the General Electric Company’s Housatonic Rest of River Transportation Plan.   “After more than 70 years, communities impacted by the contamination of the Housatonic River will soon be able to access a beautiful river free of risks stemming from PCBs. However, we must ensure this process is…

Neal Statement on Historic 2024 Open Enrollment Season

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Today, Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement on the record-breaking 2024 Open Enrollment period:  “The success of the Affordable Care Act shows what well-thought-out, well-executed, and well-funded government can do. Democrats’ commitment to this lifesaving law has made it possible for the 2024 Open Enrollment to break…

Neal Opening Statement at Markup of H.R. 7024

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Democrats are here today because of a simple truth: when we invest in workers and families, we invest in our economy. Democrats’ 2021 expansion of the Child Tax Credit put money back in the pockets of working families across the country, keeping the lights on and children fed. The results were resounding: historic reductions in child poverty and better lives for millions.   When…

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