Congressman Richard Neal http://wamc.org en Congressional Corner With Richard Neal http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-richard-neal-12 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today’s politicians often look to the past for guidance.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal discusses the Civil Rights Act with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 92432 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Richard Neal Congressional Corner With Richard Neal http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-richard-neal-13 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Hillary Clinton’s memoir of her time as Secretary of State is widely viewed as an unofficial 2016 kickoff.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he believes the ex-New York Senator will run for president.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 92433 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Richard Neal Congressional Corner With Richard Neal http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-richard-neal-11 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Should the U.S. have traded Guantanamo prisoners for Bowe Bergdahl?</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the conversation has become muddled in silly politics.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 92431 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Richard Neal Rep. Neal On Bergdahl, Clinton, And Troubles At The VA http://wamc.org/post/rep-neal-bergdahl-clinton-and-troubles-va <p>Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, a Democrat who represents the first district, recently spoke with WAMC's Alan Chartock as part of WAMC's Congressional Corner series. The dean of the state delegation touched on several key issues. Their conversation is excerpted below.</p><p><strong>Alan Chartock</strong>: Richie Neal, the news is just filled about the prisoner swap and the question as to whether Bowe Bergdahl was a correct move on the president’s part or a misstep.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:40:23 +0000 Alan Chartock 92393 at http://wamc.org Rep. Neal On Bergdahl, Clinton, And Troubles At The VA Rep. Neal, Key To Irish Peace, On Gerry Adams Arrest http://wamc.org/post/rep-neal-key-irish-peace-gerry-adams-arrest <p>Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, a Democrat who has worked for years on the Irish peace process, released the following statement about this week's <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/01/308596150/northern-ireland-leader-questioned-in-40-year-old-murder-case">arrest </a>of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 18:33:35 +0000 Ian Pickus 89575 at http://wamc.org 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