Congressman Richard Neal http://wamc.org en Congressional Corner With Richard Neal http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-richard-neal-10 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Paul Ryan budget is the latest left-right dividing point.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the GOP mistakenly sees tax cuts as a panacea.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 88480 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Richard Neal Congressional Corner With Richard Neal http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-richard-neal-9 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Supreme Court’s McCutcheon decision echoed 2010’s Citizens United case.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that campaign finance reform is now highly unlikely at the presidential level.</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 88479 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Richard Neal Congressional Corner With Richard Neal http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-richard-neal-8 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The closure of North Adams Regional Hospital stunned the Berkshires.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he is working to re-open the shuttered hospital.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 88478 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Richard Neal Neal: Affordable Care Act Troubles Could Harm Agenda http://wamc.org/post/neal-affordable-care-act-troubles-could-harm-agenda <p></p><p>Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, a Democrat who represents the Pioneer Valley and the Berkshires, says the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act threatens to slow progress on President Obama’s other domestic goals. But Neal also says on WAMC’s Congressional Corner program that the latest opposition to the law is coming from a familiar place.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 18:25:19 +0000 Alan Chartock 78128 at http://wamc.org U.S. Congressman Neal Discusses Economy and Politics Post-Elections http://wamc.org/post/us-congressman-neal-discusses-economy-and-politics-post-elections <p><a href="http://neal.house.gov/" target="_blank">Massachusetts U.S. Congressman Richard Neal</a> made it out to the westernmost portion of his district today.</p><p>The Democrat spoke to members of the <a href="http://www.rotarypittsfield.org/" target="_blank">Pittsfield Rotary Club</a> on a wide range of topics including what’s ahead for the federal government in terms of the economy and the debt ceiling.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:10:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 77309 at http://wamc.org U.S. Congressman Neal Discusses Economy and Politics Post-Elections Area Congressmen Hope To Avoid Shutdown http://wamc.org/post/area-congressmen-hope-avoid-shutdown <p>Members of Congress are headed back to Washington to jump back into the fire as the U.S. Senate readies a budget that will likely be sent back to the House.&nbsp; Unless both houses can find a compromise by Sep. 30<sup>th</sup>, disagreement over the debt ceiling and Affordable Care Act could bring the government to a shutdown.</p><p>The Republican-controlled House recently passed a budget with a provision to defund President Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act. The House plan likely will not make it through the Democrat-controlled Senate.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:30:13 +0000 Lucas Willard 74332 at http://wamc.org Area Congressmen Hope To Avoid Shutdown Congressional Corner with Richard Neal http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-richard-neal-4 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Student loans and college costs are a constant worry for many Americans.</span></p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal discusses what he says is only a short-term fix.</p><p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 73385 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Richard Neal http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-richard-neal-3 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Before he was in Congress, Richard Neal was mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Neal discusses the legacy of a fellow mayor of Springfield with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.</p><p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 73382 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Richard Neal http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-richard-neal-2 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal discusses Syria with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 73347 at http://wamc.org Neal: Republican Opposition To Strikes Political http://wamc.org/post/neal-republican-opposition-strikes-political <p>Pointing to the House’s record during the Bush administration, Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Richard Neal, the dean of the state delegation, says he believes Republican opposition to President Obama’s plan for possible military strikes against Syria is based on political calculations. Neal spoke on WAMC’s Congressional Corner program. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:07:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 73273 at http://wamc.org Neal: Republican Opposition To Strikes Political