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House Trains Relief Cannons at Yawning State & Local Budget Gaps…

SPRINGFIELD—On Wednesday, United States Representative and House Ways & Means Chair Richard Neal spoke at the Federal Courthouse to extol the virtues of the $3 trillion COVID-19 package House Democrats expect to pass this week. However, with COVID-19 more transmissible indoors and federal buildings less

The Coronavirus Looms over Campaigns up & down the Ballot…

The video opened with 90 seconds of tropical elevator music before cutting to a split-screen of US Senator Ed Markey and Association of Flight Attendants President Sara Nelson. “Hello! And I hope you’re all staying safe,” he said opening their discussion about protecting airline workers. “Hope

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How 2019 Lap of the 1st District’s Money Race Concluded…

UPDATED 2/3/20 10:10AM: To clarify and identify the non-donor income to Neal’s campaign finance report. With hours only spare, campaign finance reports for the Democratic primary for the 1st Massachusetts district were filed with the Federal Election Commission. The fundraising and spending numbers for both

The Richie Neal Moment in the House of Representatives…

WASHINGTON—One day in October, the House Ways & Means Committee chairman, Springfield Congressman Richard Neal, exited a stately conference room in the Capitol. A swarm of Capitol Hill scribes were waiting, buzzing him with questions about impeachment, Donald Trump’s tax returns and pending legislation. A

Among Mass. Impeachment Cameos, One McGoverns the Process…

UPDATED 10/30/19 9:25PM: The Rules Committee has advanced the resolution to the full House. Representative James McGovern does not chair one of the committees that is part of the US House’s impeachment inquiry. The rep in the next district over, Richard Neal, does. Still, the

A Bit of Impeachment-um for Tax Return Quest?…

When Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the US House of Representative formally announced the opening of an impeachment inquiry, she described team effort of sorts. While articles of impeachment will ultimately be drawn up in the Judiciary Committee, the many other committees investigating Donald Trump

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Analysis: Now Playing “Trading Places” Starring Richie Neal…

UPDATED 7:49PM: To include comment from the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. United States Representative Richard Neal received another key nod last week when Speaker Nancy Pelosi tapped him to lead House Democrats’ trade working group. On its face, the appointment was not surprising. The committee Neal chairs,

Mnuchin Gives Richie the Bird, Not Trump’s Taxes…

UPDATED: On  Friday, Neal subpoenaed the documents from Sec. Mnuchin and Comm. Rettig. As expected, United States Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin today formally rejected Representative Richard Neal’s request for Donald Trump’s tax returns. Flying in the face of the plain language of a

Can a Re-Structured Rules Committee Help Heal Congress?…

This post is part of a series on the new Democratic House and Western Massachusetts. WASHINGTON—On the television across US Representative James McGovern’s Rules Committee office was Georgia Congressman John Lewis. McGovern watched respectfully as his colleague, a civil rights icon who marched with Martin