Washington, DC - Congressman Joe Kennedy III today announced that he is a co-sponsor of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013. Introduced in the House and Senate today, the FMWA will raise the minimum wage to $10.10 over the next three years, hike the tipped minimum wage and tie future annual increases to the rate of inflation.
Washington, DC – Congressman Joe Kennedy III released the following statement today in response to the nominations of MIT physicist Ernest Moniz as Energy Secretary and former Massachusetts environmental official Gina McCarthy as chief of the EPA.
Washington, DC - Congressman Joe Kennedy III today announced he will be holding open office hours in Taunton on Saturday, March 9. Scheduled from 10:00AM to 12:00PM, the office hours are a chance for constituents to come by the office and discuss any concerns with the Congressman and his district staff.
Washington, DC – Congressman Joe Kennedy III, a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, released the following statement today in response to comments by Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan equating Zionism to a “crime against humanity.”
Washington, DC – Congressman Joe Kennedy III announced today that he will attend this weekend’s 2013 Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage in Alabama. Led by Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and hosted by the Faith and Politics Institute, the bipartisan pilgrimage is a three-day journey through Birmingham, Selma, and other historic sites in the Civil Rights Movement.
Washington, DC – In honor of Peace Corps Week 2013, Congressman Joe Kennedy III today introduced the Peace Corps Commemoration Act, his first bill since being sworn in as a Member of Congress.
Washington, DC – Congressman Joe Kennedy III released the following statement in response to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) proposals being debated on the House floor today.
Newton, MA – Congressman Joe Kennedy III delivered his first speech on the House floor yesterday, honoring Dr. Irving Fradkin of Fall River, Mass. Dr. Fradkin is a finalist for the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation’s “Citizen Service Before Self” Award.
Newton, MA – Congressman Joe Kennedy today announced that his office will begin accepting submissions for the Congressional Art Competition – a nationwide high school visual arts competition. Additionally the Congressman announced the formation of an independent panel of artists and artistic professionals from across the 4th District who will select the winning submissions.