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January 23, 2020

Commonwealth Magazine:  Lawmakers seek answers on deported Iranian student

by Sarah Betancourt

SEVERAL MEMBERS of the Massachusetts congressional delegation wrote letters to federal immigration officials on Thursday seeking answers on why Iranian student Mohammad Shahab Dehghani Hossein Abadi was deported as he returned to Boston this week to study at Northeastern University. US Reps. Joe Kennedy III and Ayanna Pressley along with Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren asked acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan about other instances where people with valid … Continue Reading


January 10, 2020

State House News Service:  Rep. Joe Kennedy Still Pushing For Answers On Controversial Weymouth Gas Compressor Project

by Chris Lisinski

Opponents of a Weymouth natural gas project are not the only ones having trouble penetrating the government in their search for answers. Congressman Joe Kennedy III is still trying to get a clear answer from federal regulators about whether Enbridge, the company behind the compressor station project, has enough support from utility companies for the project to be valid. Read more here: … Continue Reading


January 09, 2020

WBUR:  Rep. Kennedy Says 'Grave Concerns' Remain For U.S.-Iran Relations

by Bob Oakes

Cooler heads appear to be prevailing - at least for the moment - on the growing tension with Iran.Read more here: … Continue Reading


January 07, 2020

WGBH:  Rep. Joe Kennedy: After Iran Missile Strikes, We Must Repeal Authorization For Military Force In Middle East

by Tori Bedford and Kaitlyn Locke

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III called for a repeal on Tuesday night of the authorization for use of military force that has been in place since September of 2001 and has been used to justify military actions across the Middle East. Read more here: … Continue Reading


December 12, 2019

Wicked Local:  Congressman Joseph Kennedy demands halt to Weymouth compressor station construction

by Ed Baker

Congressman Joseph Kennedy III is demanding a stop to the construction of a compressor station in the Fore River Basin by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.Read more here: … Continue Reading


December 11, 2019

Boston.com:  Joe Kennedy III is speaking out about safe injection sites. Here’s why.

by Nik DeCosta-Klipa

Rep. Joe Kennedy III says his support for safe injection facilities is nothing new, but one recent experience particularly elucidates why he's now speaking up on the subject.To read more, click here: … Continue Reading


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

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