Congressman Joe Kennedy

Representing the 4th District of Massachusetts

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Dec 8, 2015 Press Release
Congressmen raise concerns about lack of accountability following test launches

Washington, D.C. – In the wake of reports of a second illegal ballistic missile launch in as many months, Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA-4) and Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-21) called on President Obama to hold Iran accountable for violating United Nations Security Council Resolutions prohibiting such tests.

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Dec 8, 2015 Press Release
94% of suspected terrorists who attempted to purchase firearms in 2013 and 2014 passed background checks

Washington, D.C. – After the U.S. Senate failed to pass legislation last week that would deny guns to individuals on the terror watch list,  Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA-4) and Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-5) called on Speaker Paul Ryan to bring up a vote on the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015 (H.R. 1076).

Dec 6, 2015 Press Release

Newton, MA – Congressman Joe Kennedy III tonight released the following statement in response to President Obama’s address.  
 
“We must have a comprehensive strategy to defeat violent extremism abroad and ensure the safety and security of the American people at home. 
 

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Dec 1, 2015 Press Release
Caucus will work to address obstacles in civil legal aid system

Washington, DC – As Congress continues to debate comprehensive justice reform, Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA4) and Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN5) today launched the Access to Civil Legal Services Caucus which will focus on expanding access to legal representation for low-income families.

Nov 23, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA-4) and Congressman Bill Keating (MA-9) today announced a series of joint staff office hours in Fall River. During office hours, both Congressmen will have caseworkers available to speak with constituents on any issues of concern. No appointment is necessary.

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Nov 19, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Joe Kennedy III released the following statement after voting against legislation that would hinder resettlement of displaced Syrians and Iraqis in the United States. 
 

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Nov 14, 2015 Press Release

Newton, MA -- Congressman Joe Kennedy III released the following statement today in response to last night's attacks in Paris. 

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Nov 5, 2015 Press Release
​Advocates for investment in full continuum of care as Energy & Commerce Committee begins debate on comprehensive reform

Washington, DC – Congressman Joe Kennedy III released the following statement after yesterday’s Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee mark-up of HR 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015, introduced by Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA).

Oct 30, 2015 Press Release
​Congressman cites opioid epidemic, parity laws and impact on Medicaid beneficiaries in letter to DOJ, FTC

Washington, DC – With mergers involving four major health insurance providers pending federal approval, Congressman Joe Kennedy III this week urged the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission to carefully review the impact of these consolidations on access to mental health and substance abuse treatment before issuing a decision.  

Oct 30, 2015 Press Release

Newton, MA – Congressman Joe Kennedy III released the following statement today in response to the Obama Administration’s plan to send U.S. special operations troops into Syria.

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