Congressman Joe Kennedy

Representing the 4th District of Massachusetts

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Mar 8, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – With at least five states seeking federal waivers to implement lifetime limits on Medicaid patients, Congressman Joe Kennedy III today urged Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to reject the proposals.

Feb 13, 2018 Press Release
President Trump’s budget request proposes eliminating nation’s largest funder of civil legal aid

Washington, D.C. --  As co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Access to Civil Legal Services Caucus, Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA), Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN), Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) today raised concerns about President Trump’s proposal to eliminate the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).

Feb 13, 2018 Press Release
Trump Administration has continuously ignored & attacked transgender Americans

Washington, D.C. – As Chair of the Congressional LGBT Caucus’s Transgender Equality Task Force, Congressman Joe Kennedy III today requested a meeting with the Trump Administration’s top civil rights officials.

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Jan 25, 2018 Press Release

Newton, MA – U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that Congressman Joe Kennedy III will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s joint address to Congress next week.
 

Jan 11, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – After voting against a six year extension of the NSA’s warrantless surveillance program, Congressman Joe Kennedy III today called for new measures to strengthen privacy protections. Kennedy voted for two amendments to the bill that would have imposed privacy reforms.
 

Jan 11, 2018 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 and Senator Elizabeth Warren today reintroduced the Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act, 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. 
 

Dec 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Joe Kennedy III today released the following statement following the passage of the GOP tax bill. 
 

Dec 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Joe Kennedy III today released the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission voted to overturn net neutrality protections. After the partisan FCC vote, Kennedy joined Democratic colleagues to announce their intention to introduce a resolution that would reverse the decision.
 

Dec 12, 2017 Press Release
Bipartisan bill increases federal penalties for violent threats against religious centers & places of worship

Washington, D.C. – As hate crimes motivated by religion continue to rise in the United States, Congressman Joe Kennedy III today applauded the bipartisan passage of the Combating Anti-Semitism Act of 2017.

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