Congressman Joe Kennedy

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May 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Kennedy III released the following statement in response to the CBO’s estimate that 23 million Americans would lose access to health care under TrumpCare. Additionally, the CBO found that coverage for pre-existing conditions in many states would no longer be guaranteed and the ban on lifetime limits would no longer apply to certain health benefits. 

May 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Kennedy III released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s budget proposal.
 

May 23, 2017 Press Release
Trump budget cuts millions from behavioral health care

Washington, D.C. – As an outspoken advocate of mental health reform, Congressman Joe Kennedy III today objected to the Trump Administration’s proposed cuts to a number of behavioral health care programs. Combined with Medicaid cuts included in TrumpCare, the budget would gut the nation’s single largest payer of mental health care by $1.4 trillion over the next decade.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Kennedy III today released the following statement after House Republicans voted to take health care away from millions of Americans.

Apr 27, 2017 Press Release
Mark Green has claimed being transgender is a ‘disease’

Washington, D.C. – In a letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ), Congressman Joe Kennedy III today urged the Senate to reject the nomination of Tennessee State Senator Mark Green as Secretary of the Army.

Apr 6, 2017 Press Release

Newton, MA –  Congressman Joe Kennedy III released the following statement tonight after President Trump launched U.S. airstrikes in Syria.

Apr 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Kennedy III today released the following statement in response to the NCAA’s decision to consider sites in North Carolina for future championship events.

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Apr 3, 2017 Press Release
Calls on NCAA to continue boycott of North Carolina host cities

Washington, D.C. –  In a letter to the NCAA, Congressman Joe Kennedy III today criticized the deal to repeal North Carolina’s HB2 and urged NCAA President Mark Emmert to continue the boycott of championship events in North Carolina.

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Mar 28, 2017 Press Release
Lack of Access to Legal Representation Disadvantages Victims in Court

Washington, D.C. – In response to a pervasive lack of legal assistance for domestic violence survivors, Congressman Joe Kennedy III today reintroduced the bipartisan POWER Act, which would help connect victims with legal representation. Studies have shown that survivors who can afford or access a lawyer successfully obtain restraining orders in 83% of cases, compared to 32% without a lawyer.

Mar 27, 2017 Press Release
Bipartisan bill increases federal penalties for violent threats against religious centers & places of worship

Washington, D.C. – In response to a nationwide rise in threats to Jewish and other religious communities, Congressman Joe Kennedy III today joined a bipartisan group of colleagues to introduce the Combating Anti-Semitism Act of 2017.

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