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Neal Statement on Deficit-Increasing CBO Score of Republicans’ Political Ploy to Cut IRS Funding

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Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released the budgetary effects of Republicans’ “offset” for critical Israel aid, showing their political ploy would increase the deficit by $12.5 billion over the next decade and protect wealthy tax evaders from paying their fair…

Neal Statement on Mauritania’s Reinstatement to AGOA

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Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after the Biden Administration announced it would be reinstating Mauritania to the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) trade preference program:   “Reinstating Mauritania into AGOA is premature and flies in the face of a worker-centric trade agenda. As the centerpiece of U.S. trade…

Neal Statement on Republican Rescission of IRS Funding

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Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after Republicans offset crucial aid for Israel with cuts to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS):   “The IRS has recovered over $100 million in unpaid taxes from the wealthy and well-connected in the last month, proving that strong tax enforcement cuts down on the unfair, two-tiered tax…

Neal Statement on Blumenauer Retirement

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Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) announced that he will not seek reelection: “Ranking Member Blumenauer has honorably served the people of Oregon over his nearly three decades in Congress and earned his reputation of legislating with creativity…

Neal Opening Statement at Education and Workforce Hearing

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(As prepared for delivery) It’s been 22 days since the House of Representatives had a Speaker. In that time, House Republicans have left the body paralyzed, and no closer to averting a complete government shutdown.   Today’s hearing is another tangentially related distraction from the party that can’t even achieve what they are best at: cutting taxes for the wealthy and…

Neal, Smith, Wyden, and Crapo Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Taiwan Tax Bill

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Ways and Means Ranking Member Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO), Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) formally introduced legislation to relieve double-taxation of investments between the U.S. and Taiwan.   “Addressing cross-border economic burdens currently faced by American…

Neal Announces $2,000,000 for Girls Inc. of the Valley

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Today, Congressman Richard E. Neal joined Girls Inc. of the Valley Executive Director Suzanne Parker to announce a $2,000,000 earmark to support the renovation of the Girls Inc. of the Valley headquarters and program center.   The allocation was made possible through Congressionally Direct Spending (CDS) from the Department of Education. Congressman Neal included funding for this…

Neal Statement Condemning Terrorist Attacks Against Israel

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Congressman Richard E. Neal released the following statement after the vicious assault against Israel by the terrorist organization Hamas.   “The Hamas terrorist attacks against Israel are horrific, and I strongly condemn this senseless act of violence. Israel has a right to defend itself and its people, and the United States stands firmly with our ally. This…

Neal Statement on the Passing of Sy Becker

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Congressman Richard E. Neal released the following statement on the passing of Sy Becker.   “Sy Becker was a superb newsman in every sense of the word. I had the pleasure of knowing Sy going back to his days at WSPR radio, where he was a one-man dynamo when it came to collecting the news. He had a great affinity for political life and earned the respect of…

Neal Statement on the September 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)  September 2023 jobs report: “Today marks another sharp study in contrasts: while Democrats’ economic agenda continues to deliver record job creation under President Biden, Republicans’ inability to govern has immobilized their…

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