Congressman 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.

    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.

    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.

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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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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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.

 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.

  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.

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

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.

    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.

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

  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.

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.

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.

A short time ago, WAMC’s Ian Pickus spoke with Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, a longtime Democrat from the first district, who says he has been in contact with the rest of the delegation and the White House as the commonwealth considers its next steps following yesterday’s deadly attacks on the Boston Marathon.

Massachusetts Broadband Institute

In a crowded gymnasium at the Farmington River School in Otis, Massachusetts, a class of fifth graders seated in front of a large projection screen was able to video chat with students across the world at the Vive Digital broadband center in Bogota, Colombia…

Students also communicated with staff at NASA’s Godard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

  Long represented by John Olver, the Berkshires are getting used to their new Congressman.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that economic growth in the commonwealth needs to come from the local level.

  The sequester has divided Washington yet again.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he believes the sequester was a gimmick from the get-go. 

Pittsfield-area commercial leaders and experts participated in a forum Tuesday to discuss bringing their businesses to an international level. 

U.S. Representative Richard Neal said that the forum he organized for the business community in his new Congressional district is similar to forums he previously held in a former district closer to Boston. Neal said that across the Massachusetts have a significant potential for growth in a new global marketplace.

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