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October 23, 2019

The Hill:   Rep. Kennedy presses Trump health official on Medicaid work requirements

by Nathaniel Weixel

Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) in a tense exchange Wednesday pressed the head of the Medicare and Medicaid programs to explain why she has allowed states to impose work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries.To read more, please click … Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Boston Globe:  Joe Kennedy makes push to change stock buybacks for public companies

by Jon Chesto


July 28, 2019

Boston Globe:  Joe Kennedy III calls for impeachment proceedings against President Trump

by Christina Prignano & Victoria McGrane

Representative Joseph Kennedy III is calling on the House to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump, adding his voice to a growing Democratic chorus calling for action in the wake of the scathing report by special counsel Robert Mueller.Read more here: … Continue Reading


July 28, 2019

Boston.com:  Joe Kennedy III: ‘It is time’ for Congress to start impeachment proceedings against Trump

by Christopher Gavin

Congressman Joe Kennedy III believes the time has come for Congress to start impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.Read more here: … Continue Reading


July 25, 2019

WGBH:  Kennedy Warns Democrats Not To Lose Focus After Mueller Hearing

by Arjun Singh

Congressman Joe Kennedy III said former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony in front of Congress yesterday was devastating. Read more here: … Continue Reading


July 23, 2019

WBUR:  Kennedy Wants Mueller To Connect The Legal Dots To Sway Lawmakers, Americans On Impeachment

by Kimberly Atkins


July 01, 2019

Boston Globe:  Immigrant detention centers are ‘betrayal of our values,’ says Kennedy

by John Hilliard

Representative Joseph Kennedy III called for stricter oversight of federal detention centers along the US border with Mexico on Monday after seeing some of the facilities first-hand during a tour with fellow lawmakers.Read more here: … Continue Reading


June 28, 2019

WPRI:  Kennedy: I now support Trump impeachment inquiry

by Ted Nesi

Congressman Joe Kennedy III announced Friday he now supports opening an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, becoming one of the most high-profile House Democrats yet to break with Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the charged question.Read more here: … Continue Reading


June 05, 2019

The Advocate:  Bill in Congress Would Ban Gay, Trans 'Panic' Defenses

by Trudy Ring

A bill was reintroduced today in Congress to ban the use of the "gay panic" and "trans panic" defenses in cases of murder, assault, and other violent crimes. Rep. Joe Kennedy III introduced the legislation in the U.S. House and Sen. Ed Markey in the Senate. Both are Democrats from Massachusetts. Read more here: … Continue Reading


April 15, 2019

Fall River Herald News:  Kennedy lends his support to Stop & Shop workers at Fall River rally

by Peter Jasinski

The picket line outside Stop & Shop became a full-fledged political rally Monday afternoon as elected officials such as U.S. Rep Joseph Kennedy III spoke in support of protesting workers Kennedy said had been "stabbed in the back" by their employer. Read more here: … Continue Reading


March 28, 2019

Boston.com:  Joe Kennedy says his ties to the Special Olympics have ‘little to do’ with his opposition to Betsy DeVos’s proposed cuts

by Nik DeCosta-Klipa


March 28, 2019

Broadly:  In Congress, a Task Force for Trans Equality Is Mobilizing Against Trump

by Diana Tourjee


March 17, 2019

WCVB:  OTR: Rep. Joe Kennedy discusses border wall fight in Washington

by Ed Harding & Janet Wu


March 12, 2019

Independent Journal Review:  Joe Kennedy III Grills Trump HHS Secretary on Proposed Medicaid Work Requirements

by Alex Thomas

In a testy exchange on Tuesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar faced off with the House Energy and Commerce Committee. In January, Azar refused to testify on the Trump administration's family separation policy. At that time, the committee chairman, Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), told Bloomberg that he would "get him here at some point one way or another." Read more here: … Continue Reading


February 28, 2019

The Advocate:  Bill Takes Aim at Discrimination in the Name of Faith

by Trudy Ring

Three congressional Democrats have reintroduced a bill to amend the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act to assure that it could not be used to justify discrimination. U.S. Reps. Joseph P. Kennedy III of Massachusetts and Bobby Scott of Virginia, and Sen. Kamala Harris of California, today reintroduced the legislation, first put forth in … Continue Reading


February 11, 2019

New Now Next:  This Congressman Is Leading the Fight Against Trump’s Trans Military Ban

by Sam Manzella

Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III of Massachusetts (yes, that famed Kennedy family) is leading the charge against the Trump administration's transgender military ban in the United States Congress, reports The Washington Blade. Read more here: … Continue Reading


February 11, 2019

Washington Blade:  Exclusive: Rep. Kennedy leads congressional resolution against Trump trans military ban

by Chris Johnson

Rep. Joseph Kennedy (D-Mass.) has introduced a resolution in the U.S. House rejecting President Trump's transgender military ban as a discriminatory policy based on junk science, the Washington Blade has learned exclusively. Read more here: … Continue Reading


January 23, 2019

MassLive:  US Rep. Joe Kennedy serves up meals to furloughed federal workers, calls for reopening government

by Shannon Young

With thousands of federal employees still furloughed or working without pay due to the government shutdown, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III joined dozens of volunteers Wednesday in serving up lunches to those impacted by the 33-day funding lapse, as part of Chef Jose Andres' "Chefs for Feds" effort.Read more here: … Continue Reading


January 07, 2019

WGBH:  Rep. Joe Kennedy Says 'We All Deserve Better' Amidst Government Shutdown

by Brendan Deady & Karen Marshall

Rep. Joe Kennedy was moving back into his office when WGBH News' Morning Edition spoke with him the day after the 116th Congress was sworn in. In his office amid still-wrapped portraits and furniture ready to be arranged for the new year of work, Kennedy discussed the partial government shutdown, one he says is "without question one that The President created and continues to perpetuate". Read more here: … Continue Reading


December 14, 2018

The Herald News:  Kennedy sees Democratic led house as a benefit to communities like Fall River

by Will Richmond

With the House of Representatives more blue than red, cities like Fall River could see more progress on urban issues largely ignored by a Republican-led Congress, said Rep. Joe Kennedy III on Friday. "There hasn't been a whole lot of economic focus on Baltimore, on Roxbury, on Mattapan, on communities like Fall River, on Flint." he said. Read more here: … Continue Reading

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