Congressman Joe Kennedy

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May 12, 2016 Press Release
As House passes range of opioid bills this week, lack of adequate funding threatens their success

Washington, DC – Congressman Joe Kennedy III today joined colleagues from communities hardest hit by the opioid epidemic in introducing legislation calling for more than $1 billion in funding to help families, local communities, treatment providers, law enforcement and the federal government respond.

May 11, 2016 Press Release
Interagency taskforce would establish best practices for pain management and prescription of opioids

Washington, D.C. – As part of a bipartisan package of opioid-related bills being considered in Congress this week, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation introduced by Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) and Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN) to help update and clarify federal guidelines for pain management and the prescription of pain medication.

Apr 29, 2016 Press Release
Stakeholders in Attleboro & Milford will discuss systemic reform necessary to ensure access to care

Newton, MA— In recognition of Mental Health Month, Congressman Joe Kennedy III announced today that he will be hosting a series of roundtable discussions next week with local hospitals, community health centers, doctors, and mental health organizations.

Apr 28, 2016 Press Release
Legislation would bar companies from attempts to silence customer opinions online

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) today joined Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ) in introducing the Consumer Review Fairness Act, legislation that will ensure American consumers can post honest business reviews and feedback online without fear of retribution. 

Apr 19, 2016 Press Release
Civil legal services remain constant target for spending cuts in Congress

Washington, D.C. – Citing dramatic cuts in funding for civil legal aid programs across the country, Congressman Joe Kennedy III today spoke at the White House and called for increased funding for civil legal aid programs as part of the debate on criminal justice reform.

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Apr 1, 2016 Press Release
Congressman led federal push for Massachusetts bid

Newton, MA –Congressman Joe Kennedy III today applauded news that Massachusetts has been selected by the Department of Defense to host a $317 million Manufacturing Innovation Institute.  Led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the institute will be a public-private consortium spanning 28 states and dedicated to emerging technologies in fibers and textiles.
 

Mar 31, 2016 Press Release
Partners with the U.S. Department of Commerce and SouthCoast Development Partnership to help region compete in global economy

Newton, MA – Next Wednesday, Congressman Joe Kennedy III will partner with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the South Coast Development Partnership at UMass Dartmouth to host a 4th District Export Forum for local businesses.

Mar 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Joe Kennedy III released the following statement in response to the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States.
 

Mar 15, 2016 Press Release
​Lead New England colleagues in raising concerns about recent capacity payments and capacity auction structure

Washington, DC – Continuing their call for reforms to New England’s energy capacity markets, Congressman Joe Kennedy III and Senator Edward J.

Mar 14, 2016 Press Release
Legislation would increase transparency and ensure consumers have voice in regulatory process

Washington, DC – With New England ratepayers facing the highest energy bills in the continental United States, Congressman Joe Kennedy III today ushered his legislation ensuring they have a voice in the energy regulatory process through the House of Representatives.

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