Some weeks after the drama of the election for Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Republican-controlled body has begun organizing committees. That includes the two panels Western Massachusetts’s reps once chaired.
Now that Republicans in the House of Representatives has elected a speaker—finally—the GOP could fill its open committee chairs. A House Republican panel selected Missouri Congressman Jason Smith, formerly the top Republican on the Budget committee, to chair Ways & Means
The year 2022 has come and gone with much affecting the City of Springfield. As a part of the commonwealth, nation and world, it felt inflation, the war in Ukraine, national political contests and the state’s own elections.
With the 117th Congress and its Democratic House majority expiring in days, the Ways & Means Committee, chaired by Springfield Congressman Richard Neal, voted to release Donald Trump’s tax returns. The move caps a nearly four-year legal battle that began when Neal’s party took control of the House in 2019.
With weeks to spare until the incoming Republican majority takes his gavel, Ways & Means Chairman Richard Neal is about to receive Donald Trump’s tax returns. In a brief order, the Supreme Court denied a stay of an Appeals Court ruling that the US Treasury Department can turn them over.
SPRINGFIELD—It was a perfect day for peacemaking last month outside Union Station. Yet, the political and practical challenges of stitching east and west together pale in comparison to the broader task before Maura Healey.
WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives took a hiatus from its August break to pass the Inflation Reduction Act. Like all bills, the climate change legislation needed a rule from the Rules Committee. Chairman James McGovern opened the rare midsummer hearing on a different topic.
With the clock possibly ticking down on his party’s majority, a Washington appeals court has ruled House Ways & Means Chairman Richard Neal has a right to Donald Trump’s tax returns. The decision was the latest turn in a three year quest to obtain the real estate tycoon and provocateur’s tax records.
The death of a GOP Representative reverberated across the country, prompting a wave of remembrances and mourning from congressional colleagues, including those that represent Western Massachusetts. Elkhart, Indiana Congresswoman Jackie Walorski died in an automobile accident Wednesday that also killed two of her aides. The
SPRINGFIELD—Amid a tight battle for his party’s nomination for lieutenant governor, Senator Eric Lesser received the endorsement of the region’s most senior elected official, US Representative Richard E. Neal, framed by Union Station.