RICHARD NEAL

Congressman RIchie Neal speaks during a meeting of the House Ways and Means Committee, on Nov. 9, 2017.
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By a party-line vote, the House Ways and Means Committee Thursday passed a Republican tax overhaul, sending it to the full House.

The interior of the Paramount Theater in Springfield in 2016.
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A $3.65 million federal loan guarantee will help finance the rehabilitation of the Massasoit Building, which houses Springfield's historic Paramount Theater.

Massachusetts Congressman Richard E. Neal.
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Two Massachusetts Congressmen remain supportive of a bill that would impose criminal penalties on Americans who support a boycott of Israel, despite concerns raised by the American Civil Liberties Union.

US Representatives Joe Kennedy III and Richard E. Neal said in statements Friday that they still support the bill known as the Anti-Israel Boycott Act. Both congressmen cosponsor the bill, along with 238 other House members.

Springfield Democratic Congressman Richard Neal
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Springfield Democratic Congressman Richard Neal said attempts by Republican lawmakers to repeal the Affordable Care Act is having a ripple effect on a number of fronts. He made his comments Thursday during a stop in Great Barrington.

A "missing persons" ad in the Daily Hampshire Gazette, aimed at U.S. Representative Richie Neal.
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Some residents of the Western Massachusetts hilltowns are so frustrated that their congressman doesn't come visit, they've taken out a "missing persons" ad in a local newspaper.

A progressive activist group called Indivisible Williamsburg raised money online to take out the tongue-in-cheek ad in the Daily Hampshire Gazette -- a photo of U.S. Representative Richie Neal above the words, "Has anyone seen this man?"

Massachusetts Congressman Richard E. Neal.
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Massachusetts Congressman Richie Neal is calling President Trump's proposed tax overhaul plan more of a tax cut than reform. The Springfield Democrat said the White House plan appears to be a return to Reagan-era supply side economics.