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Congressman Richard Neal

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A report released this week by two regional planning agencies makes a business case for proposed passenger rail improvements in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

U.S Rep. Richard Neal
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      Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal praised President Biden’s proposed expansion of the social safety net, but the chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee won’t commit on how to pay for it.

Mayor Domenic Sarno and Congressman Richard Neal
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Officials in the largest city in western Massachusetts have sketched out plans to spend tens of millions of dollars coming directly to the municipal government from the $2 trillion American Rescue Plan.  

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President Trump is out of office but his legal woes remain.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal of the 1st district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded March 25.

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Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal of the 1st district came to Pittsfield Friday to announce over $40 million in federal funding for Berkshire County as a part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act. The Democratic Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee spoke with WAMC about the legislation, the hopes for a new infrastructure bill, local outcry against the Housatonic River cleanup plan he helped broker, and the state’s reopening plan amid a COVID surge in Pittsfield.

Four people in masks stand in front of three flags - the US, Massachusetts and Pittsfield flags - in front of a dais.
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Congressman Richard Neal came to Pittsfield, Massachusetts Friday to announce that over $41 million of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act will go to Berkshire County.

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   Another massive COVID relief package is expected to be approved in the U.S. House this week. Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, the Springfield Democrat who chairs the powerful Ways and Means Committee, held a news conference to discuss the proposal.

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Congressman Richard Neal held a joint press conference at the State House today calling for additional federal COVID-19 response aid.

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A new administration is coming in.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal of the 1st district wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview with was recorded January 11.

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Joe Biden took the oath of office at noon Wednesday to become the 46th president of the United States. He takes charge in a deeply divided nation, inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors. WAMC has been speaking with members of Congress from the Northeast who attended the inauguration. Massachusetts Rep. Richard Neal, a Democrat from the 1st House district, chairs the Ways and Means Committee. 

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The safety of the U.S. Capitol is in question.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal of the 1st district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview with was recorded January 11.

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January 6th was one of the darkest days in Congressional history.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal of the 1st district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview with was recorded January 11.

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Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal is describing a chaotic scene Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol, where a mob overtook the building and halted the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

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All eyes will be on the U.S. Capitol Wednesday during the joint session to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. Republican allies of President Donald Trump say they will object to some of the results as Trump continues to falsely claim that he won the election. On Twitter today, Trump inaccurately wrote that outgoing Vice President Mike Pence “has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors” when he oversees the session as Senate President.

Sandra Lindsay, left, a registered nurse and Director of Critical Care at Northwell Health, is the first person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, December 14, 2020
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A New York state assemblyman plans to introduce legislation barring elected officials from getting a COVID-19 vaccine ahead of priority groups. It comes after various members of Congress have received the vaccine ahead of frontline workers and others.

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Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal said the $900 billion COVID-19 relief package approved by Congress this week after months of back and forth between Democrats and Republicans will help stabilize the American economy and American families.  But with the ink barely dry, new economic pain is about to hit Massachusetts.

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House Democrats have elected Sean Patrick Maloney of New York’s 18th District to serve as the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

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What will the House Ways and Means Committee focus on in the next Congress?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

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Should a former President Trump face prosecution?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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Will he stay or will he go?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal ( D-MA1) spoke with reporters in Springfield about the 2020 election results.
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   As vote-counting continued in five key states, a powerful House Democrat from western Massachusetts said trends point to a victory for former Vice President Joe Biden. 

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Former Vice President Joe Biden hopes to become future President Joe Biden.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded October 5.

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Will the unemployed get a new round of federal payments?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded October 5.

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Western Massachusetts voters are sticking with their longtime representative.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This interview was recorded October 5.

Long before the September 18th death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at least one congressional candidate in New York was talking about expanding the Supreme Court. Now, as President Trump has nominated conservative Amy Coney Barrett, other Democrats are considering the same, among other options.

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A long-running lawsuit by the House Ways and Means Committee to access President Donald Trump’s tax returns will continue after the New York Times published a lengthy report about the returns on Sunday. 

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     Veteran Congressman Richard Neal, the powerful chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, won the Democratic primary in the Massachusetts 1st House District, beating back an energetic challenge from Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse. 

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Holyoke, Massachusetts Mayor Alex Morse was back in the Paper City last night to concede after his bid to unseat Congressman Richard Neal in the 1st House district fell short. WAMC was there.

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U.S. Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts, the powerful chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, held off Democratic challenger Alex Morse in Tuesday’s primary.

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Voters have been voting early and mailing in ballots ahead of the Massachusetts primary Tuesday. WAMC has this recap of the contentious Democratic race in the 1st House district.

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