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KENNEDY OUTLINES INFRASTRUCTURE PRIORITIES FOR MASSACHUSETTS

Newton, MA - In a letter to Congressional leadership, Congressman Joe Kennedy III outlined his priorities for any infrastructure package intended to provide a stimulus in the aftermath of COVID-19. Citing the region's emerging offshore wind industry, South Coast Rail, East West Rail, Combined Sewage Overflow, Cape Cod Bridges, and clean, safe drinking water investments, Kennedy wrote that Massachusetts offered many ripe opportunities for infrastructure funding. "Any COVID-19 infrastructure … 

KENNEDY LEADS MASS DELEGATION CALLING FOR $70 BILLION FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS

Newton, MA - In an urgent appeal to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Mitch McConnell, Congressman Joe Kennedy III led the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation in calling for a minimum of nearly $70 billion in additional funding for community health centers (CHCs) over the next five years. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, CHCs in Massachusetts have begun to furlough staff members in order to continue operations and provide care to the vulnerable patients they serve. In early … 

KENNEDY ASKS MASS DPH TO COLLECT AND RELEASE RACIAL DATA ON COVID-19

Newton, MA - As cities and states around the country confront troubling racial and ethnic inequities in COVID-19 death rates and testing access, Congressman Joe Kennedy III today called on Massachusetts health care regulators to collect and release demographic data related to the testing for and treatment of COVID-19 in real time. In a letter to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Kennedy wrote that this data is essential not only to combatting racism in our health care system but … 

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