Congressman Richard Neal

New England News
4:40 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Rep. Neal On Bergdahl, Clinton, And Troubles At The VA

Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

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.

Alan Chartock: 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.

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New York News
2:33 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Rep. Neal, Key To Irish Peace, On Gerry Adams Arrest

Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, a Democrat who has worked for years on the Irish peace process, released the following statement about this week's arrest of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

    The Paul Ryan budget is the latest left-right dividing point.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the GOP mistakenly sees tax cuts as a panacea.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

    The Supreme Court’s McCutcheon decision echoed 2010’s Citizens United case.

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.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

    The closure of North Adams Regional Hospital stunned the Berkshires.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he is working to re-open the shuttered hospital.

WAMC News
1:25 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Neal: Affordable Care Act Troubles Could Harm Agenda

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.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

U.S. Congressman Neal Discusses Economy and Politics Post-Elections

Massachusetts U.S. Congressman Richard Neal speaking to members of the Pittsfield Rotary Club at Mazzeo's Ristorante.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Massachusetts U.S. Congressman Richard Neal made it out to the westernmost portion of his district today.

The Democrat spoke to members of the Pittsfield Rotary Club on a wide range of topics including what’s ahead for the federal government in terms of the economy and the debt ceiling.

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New York News
1:30 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Area Congressmen Hope To Avoid Shutdown

New York Congressman Paul Tonko holds a press conference against a possible government shutdown before heading back to Washington for debate over the budget.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

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.  Unless both houses can find a compromise by Sep. 30th, disagreement over the debt ceiling and Affordable Care Act could bring the government to a shutdown.

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.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal

 Student loans and college costs are a constant worry for many Americans.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal discusses what he says is only a short-term fix.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal

  Before he was in Congress, Richard Neal was mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Neal discusses the legacy of a fellow mayor of Springfield with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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