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