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June 18, 2018

WBUR:  Congressman Kennedy Condemns Trump Administration's Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy

by Meghna Chakrabarti, Kassandra Sundt and Chris Citorik

Congressman Joseph Kennedy III joined protesters in Texas over the weekend to draw attention to the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy on illegal immigration. The policy has sparked controversy, as it has resulted in children being taken away from their parents. Congressman Kennedy talks about what he saw and what he was told by officials at the "tent city" in Tornillo.Read more: … Continue Reading


June 18, 2018

CBS Boston:  ‘This Has To Stop’: Rep. Kennedy Joins Protests Over Child Separation

by Lisa Gresci

Congressman Joe Kennedy joined a protest on the Texas/Mexico border Sunday to draw attention to a tent-like shelter to house immigrant children separated from their parents. Read more: … Continue Reading


June 18, 2018

Milford Daily News:  Joe Kennedy: border separation can be fixed with call from Trump

by Christopher Gavin

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, after visiting the Texas-Mexico border to rally against the separation of undocumented immigrant children from their parents, said Monday the issue has a simple solution: a phone call from President Donald Trump. Read more: … Continue Reading


June 18, 2018

The Sun Chronicle:  Kennedy invokes memories of Japanese internment in immigration debate

by Jim Hand

U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III said Monday a federal government policy of separating children from parents suspected of illegal immigration reminds him of shameful incidents from U.S. history, such as Japanese internment camps during World War II. Read more: … Continue Reading


June 18, 2018

Boston Globe:  Joe Kennedy protests Trump’s family-separation policy

by Liz Goodwin

Representative Joe Kennedy III joined protesters at the Texas border Sunday and blasted President Trump for separating migrant children from their parents, comparing those fleeing violence in Central America to his own ancestors who left Ireland generations ago. Read more: … Continue Reading


June 18, 2018

MassLive:  Rep. Joe Kennedy III protests 'zero tolerance' immigration policy at Texas border

by Kristin LaFratta

Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III joined protestors in Texas on Sunday to oppose the "zero tolerance" immigration policy that separates children and parents trying to enter the United States. Kennedy joined other representatives and swaths of protestors in West Texas, near the "tent city" that has sprung up in Tornillo to house the overflow of immigrant children. The protest took place on Father's Day and largely called on the administration of President Donald Trump to end its policy … Continue Reading


June 18, 2018

Boston Magazine:  Joe Kennedy III Railed Against Family Separation Policy at a “Tent City” in Texas

by Spencer Buell

Joining a march of protesters in Texas, Rep. Joe Kennedy on Sunday blasted the Trump administration's policy of separating parents and children at the U.S./Mexican border, calling it inhumane and antithetical to American values. Read more: … Continue Reading


June 18, 2018

The Hill:  Joe Kennedy: Trump separating migrant families betrays American values

by Aris Folley

Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) on Sunday accused President Trump of a "betrayal of American values" for the administration's "zero tolerance" policy that separates migrant children from their parents. "My family, on both sides, this is how we came to this country," Kennedy told the Boston Globe. "It was extreme poverty and famine and a government that was unwilling to address the needs of its people." Read more: … Continue Reading


June 17, 2018

NECN:  Bay State's Rep. Joe Kennedy Joins Immigration Protest in Texas

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy has participated in a march in Texas to protest the Trump administration policy of separating children from their parents as families arrive at the nation's southern border. Read more: … Continue Reading


June 12, 2018

Washington Post:  120 House Democrats hit ‘flawed’ science in Pentagon’s plan limiting transgender people in military

by Joe Davidson

Writing to "express our deep opposition to the flawed scientific and medical assertions" in the recommendations excluding some individuals because of reasons involving transgender-related care, the letter, spearheaded by Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.), said, "In fact, there is a global medical consensus that such care is effective, safe, and reliable." Read more: … Continue Reading


June 11, 2018

The Sun Chronicle:  Mansfield students meet with Kennedy to air concerns

by Jim Hand

Sophie McCarthy says she doesn't particularly like speaking to groups. In fact, the freshman said she dropped a public speaking course at Mansfield High School after just one week because of her fear. Yet when she and her fellow students organized a school walkout in the wake of the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., she felt compelled to speak in front of a crowd of about 200. advertisementShe said it was important because students were not feeling safe at … Continue Reading


June 05, 2018

USA Today:  More than 100 members of Congress call on Jim Mattis to overturn transgender troop ban

by Tom Vanden Brook

More than 100 members of Congress signed a letter Tuesday calling on Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to reverse the Pentagon's ban on most transgender people from military service, citing medical studies that show no need to exclude them. The letter, authored by Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., takes aim at the Pentagon study that recommended transgender people be allowed to serve only under limited circumstances. Kennedy and his colleagues accused the Pentagon of "cherry-picking" outdated studies … Continue Reading


June 04, 2018

Fall River Herald News:  Kennedy congratulates Homes for Our Troops on reaching 250-house mark

by Jordan Deschenes

As one of the top rated veterans assistance nonprofits in the country, Homes for Our Troops has helped house 250 severely wounded post-9/11 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans since 2004. On Thursday afternoon, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., stopped by the HFOT headquarters on Main Street to congratulate the organization for reaching the 250-home milestone and present the office with framed remarks from the U.S. House of Representatives. Read more: … Continue Reading


May 12, 2018

Boston Herald:  Fall River Philips workers set to rally to save plant

by Jordan Frias

Philips Lighting workers and union members are staging a rally today in Fall River as part of a continued effort to convince leaders to help prevent 160 manufacturing jobs from heading south. Today's rally is expected to draw members from the IBEW union and elected officials, including U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, and U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, who have all written letters to the company's CEO urging him to keep the jobs, slated to move to Mexico, in Fall … Continue Reading


May 01, 2018

Milford Daily News:  From family name to civil rights, Congressman Joe Kennedy III talks with Sheedy

by Scott Calzolaio

Milford TV's RJ Sheedy interviewed Congressman Joe Kennedy III Tuesday afternoon, where they touched on topics from his family name to civil rights. Read more: … Continue Reading


May 01, 2018

Boston Herald:  Joe Kennedy III to Trump: Help Keep Phillips Jobs in Massachusetts

by Dan Atkinson

U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III is demanding Philips Lighting keep more than 100 jobs in Fall River instead of moving them to Mexico - and Kennedy is pushing President Trump to intervene, laying the layoffs at his feet. Kennedy, in a letter to Philips co-signed by the rest of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, accused the company of using the Trump tax cuts to reward shareholders instead of keeping jobs here. The letter says Philips is turning "a blind eye and a cold shoulder" to … Continue Reading


April 30, 2018

Foreign Affairs:  Kennedy Op/Ed: Time for a new U.S. foreign policy narrative

by Congressman Joe Kennedy III & Ian Bremmer

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump told a powerful story about the United States' role in global affairs. It was a dramatic narrative full of free-riding allies, unchecked globalization, and nuclear brinkmanship. Refugees and immigrants were cast as villains, repressive regimes like Russia and China were regarded with admiration, and human rights and democratic freedoms were pushed to the sidelines. As a candidate, Trump painted a gloomy portrait of American weakness and … Continue Reading


April 23, 2018

The Sun Chronicle:  Kennedy gets friendly grilling at Mansfield High School

by Rick Foster

Congressmen are regularly questioned by colleagues, members of the media and constituents on matters of interest in the political world. On Monday, U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, D-Brookline, stood up to a friendly grilling by students at Mansfield High School, who wanted to know about issues such as health care, government paralysis and whether his family name has helped advance his career. Kennedy was introduced by senior Paige Oliveira, who has worked as an intern in the congressman's … Continue Reading


April 22, 2018

WCVB:  Rep. Joe Kennedy III talks Syria, Mike Pompeo and Facebook

by On The Record

VIDEO: Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III joins On The Record to talk about the latest on Capitol Hill, including if Mike Pompeo is qualified to be secretary of state. Watch here: … Continue Reading


April 15, 2018

The Sun Chronicle:  Kennedy: Unanswered questions in Facebook privacy issue

by Jim Hand

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