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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.