Congressman Joe Kennedy

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Feb 2, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Joe Kennedy III released the following statement today in response to President Obama’s proposal of $1.1 billion in new funding to combat opioid abuse.
 

Jan 16, 2016 Press Release

Newton, MA – Congressman Joe Kennedy III today released the following statement in response to the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the release of five American prisoners.  
 

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Jan 14, 2016 Press Release
County will be designated a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) by federal government

Washington, DC – Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA-4), Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Edward J. Markey, and Congressman Bill Keating (MA-9) today announced that Bristol County will be designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area and become eligible to receive additional funding to combat opioid addiction.

Jan 12, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Joe Kennedy III released the following statement tonight in response to the President’s State of the Union address.
 

Jan 7, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) and Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA-4) introduced the Iran Ballistic Missile Prevention and Sanctions Act today.  Iran recently tested at least two ballistic missiles and built a new ballistic missile silo, in direct violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1929. This bill would ensure that the U.S.

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Jan 7, 2016 Press Release
Legislation follows two Iranian missile launches in violation of existing international resolutions

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Dec 17, 2015 Press Release
Insurers currently deny claims for mental health care at twice the rate they do for other medical care

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Kennedy III introduced the Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act of 2015, which will hold health insurers accountable for providing adequate mental health benefits and increase transparency for consumers seeking coverage for mental illness and substance use disorders. 
 

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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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