Congressman Joe Kennedy

Representing the 4th District of Massachusetts


Congressman Joe Kennedy working for Massachusetts constituents

Press Releases

Jan 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Joe Kennedy III released the following statement in response to attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing.

Jan 5, 2017 Press Release
Raises concerns about impact of ACA repeal on mental health

Washington, DC – As the first act of his third term in Congress, Congressman Joe Kennedy III today re-introduced the Medicaid Bump Act and called on his colleagues to commit to bipartisan, comprehensive mental health reform.

Dec 16, 2016 Press Release
Delaware-based institute will join national manufacturing network created by Kennedy legislation

Newton, MA – On the second anniversary of his Revitalize American Manufacturing (RAMI) Act, Congressman Joe Kennedy III today applauded the creation of a new manufacturing innovation hub in Delaware.

Dec 7, 2016 Press Release
Taxable income cannot currently be saved in tax-preferred savings accounts

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) and Congressman Luke Messer (R-IN) introduced a bipartisan bill that would allow graduate school students to place taxable stipend or fellowship income into an Individual Retirement Account (IRA).

Dec 1, 2016 Press Release
Calculating certain damages based on race, ethnicity, and gender is commonplace in civil suits across the country

WASHINGTON, DC –Today, Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA-4) and Congresswoman Mia Love (R-UT-4), along with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), introduced the Fair Calculations in Civil Damages Act of 2016 to address the widespread practice of using discriminatory tactics when calculating future earnings potential in personal injury cases and claims. 

Nov 29, 2016 Press Release
Legislation would bar companies from attempts to silence customer opinions online

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Joe Kennedy III today applauded bipartisan passage of his Consumer Review Fairness Act by the United States Senate. Introduced with Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ), this legislation passed the House of Representatives earlier in September and would ensure American consumers can post honest business reviews and feedback online without fear of retribution. 

Oct 27, 2016 Press Release
White House Task Force report includes several Kennedy proposals to ensure compliance with mental health parity laws

Newton, MA – Congressman Joe Kennedy III today welcomed the official recommendations of the President’s Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force and called on Congress to enact even stronger reforms.

Sep 22, 2016 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 introduced 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.

Sep 15, 2016 Press Release

Newton, MA – Tomorrow, Congressman Joe Kennedy III and his office will launch an initiative to collect and preserve the personal stories of veterans from across the 4th Congressional District.  The effort is part of the Library of Congress’s Veterans History Project, which permanently archives the stories of American veterans and makes them accessible to the general public.

Sep 13, 2016 Press Release
Aligns career-tech education (CTE) with local industry needs

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Kennedy III today announced that key provisions of his Perkins Modernization Act were included in the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act that passed the House of Representatives.