Congressman Richard Neal

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.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal discusses Syria with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

WAMC News
2:07 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Neal: Republican Opposition To Strikes Political

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.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal

    The sequester has led to cuts and furloughs across the land.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the across-the-board cuts were a bad idea to begin with.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Richard Neal continues his discussion of tax reform with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal

  Members of Congress are once again tackling tax reform.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that corporate tax loopholes have eroded some of the public’s goodwill.

New England News
1:12 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Rep. Neal: Court Rulings Catch Up To States

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional in a narrow 5-4 vote that said the law violated the Fifth Amendment. Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal says he was happy with the decision.

“I think that we’ve all come to the conclusion that gay marriage does not represent any threat to any institution in America and I, incidentally, must say that I think that this is instructive in terms of American history: the states began the revolution. The court accepted the precedent that had been established by that states,” Neal said.

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New England News
5:57 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Pittsfield Fire Department Awarded FEMA Grant to Upgrade Equipment

Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Richard Neal joined city and public safety officials in Pittsfield today to announce a federal grant that will help the city upgrade its fire safety equipment.

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