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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


December 01, 2018

Boston Globe:  Kennedy’s call to the corporate world generates big response

by Jon Chesto

Joe Kennedy probably shouldn't have been surprised. The congressman says he didn't expect such an outsized reaction to his New England Council speech on Monday, in which he urged business leaders in Boston to pursue what he terms "moral capitalism." Put simply, Kennedy wants employers to balance investors' demands with society's needs. Read more here: … Continue Reading


November 30, 2018

The Hill:  https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/419145-kennedy-hopeful-he-can-support-revised-medicare-for-all-bill-next-year

by Peter Sullivan

Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) says he "would hope" to be able to support a revised "Medicare for all" bill next year, but said he has concerns with the current version of the bill. Read more here: … Continue Reading


November 28, 2018

Boston Globe (AP):  Joe Kennedy says Democrats should embrace ‘moral capitalism’

by Steve LeBlanc

US Representative Joe Kennedy is urging his fellow Democrats to adopt a new economic ideology - what he's calling ''moral capitalism'' - as they prepare to take control of the House in January.Read more here: … Continue Reading


November 27, 2018

WBUR:  Joseph Kennedy III Calls For 'Moral Capitalism'

by Bob Oakes

U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, who represents Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District, spoke to Morning Edition on Tuesday about what he means by "moral capitalism" - a new economic agenda he's asking his party to adopt. Read more here: … Continue Reading


November 26, 2018

Cape Cod Times (State House News Service):  Kennedy: Rebuild economic system

by Colin A. Young

U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III on Monday laid out the road map for his Democratic Party to "strip (the U.S. economic system) to the studs and build something better" as the left attempts to offer working-class voters an alternative to the economic worldview of President Donald Trump. Read more here: … Continue Reading


November 25, 2018

WBZ-TV:  Keller @ Large: Rep. Joe Kennedy In Support Of Federal Legalization Of Weed, Nancy Pelosi

by Jon Keller

Jon Keller's guest on Keller @ Large this week was once a staunch opponent to marijuana legalization. He has now called for the federal government to legalize the drug. Rep. Joe Kennedy III's op-ed was published Tuesday, the first day of legal marijuana sales in Massachusetts. Read more here: … Continue Reading


November 20, 2018

WBUR:  'This Needs To Change': Joe Kennedy III Says He's Now In Favor Of Legal Marijuana


November 20, 2018

MassLive:  US Reps. Joe Kennedy, Jim McGovern say Democrat-led House should push to fund anti-hunger efforts

by Shannon Young


November 04, 2018

Boston Herald:  Joe Kennedy says he's pushing to protect transgender rights

by Associated Press

Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy said he's trying to guard against any effort by the Trump administration to exclude transgender individuals from federal civil rights protections. Read more here: … Continue Reading


November 02, 2018

Washington Blade:  98 House Dems urge Trump administration to drop anti-trans plan

by Chris Johnson

In the wake of an explosive media report in the New York Times indicating the Trump administration is preparing a proposal to define transgender people out of existence, a group of 98 House Democrats led by Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-Mass.) are speaking out to urge the Department of Health & Human Services not to implement the proposal.Read more here: … Continue Reading


November 02, 2018

MassLive:  US Rep. Joe Kennedy III demands HHS reject effort to redefine 'sex,' says transgender Americans 'will not be erased'

by Shannon Young

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Brookline, continued push back Friday against the Trump administration's efforts to define "sex" as a biological condition, urging officials to reject the "brazen, targeted attack" on transgender Americans. Read more here: … Continue Reading


October 25, 2018

The Hill:  Dem lawmaker urges NLRB to withdraw new labor rule

by Lydia Wheeler


October 23, 2018

MassLive:  US Rep. Joe Kennedy III urges Trump administration to end crack down on sponsors for migrant children

by Shannon Young

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Brookline, called on the Trump administration Tuesday to stop the Office of Refugee Resettlement from sharing unaccompanied minors' fingerprints and other information with immigration enforcement agencies -- a policy which he argued has scared away potential sponsors who could care for these kids outside of government facilities. Read more here: … Continue Reading


October 22, 2018

MassLive:  US Rep. Joe Kennedy III says Trump administration's 'attacks' on transgender rights emphasize importance of Massachusetts ballot question

by Shannon Young

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Brookline, spoke out Monday against the Trump administration's reported push to roll back Obama-era protections for transgender individuals, arguing that the effort underscores the importance of Massachusetts' anti-discrimination laws. Read more here: … Continue Reading


October 19, 2018

Boston.com:  Here’s what Joe Kennedy III had to say after visiting a detention center for immigrant children in Texas

by Christopher Gavin

Four months after he was turned away at the door of a Texas border detention center that houses thousands of undocumented immigrant children, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III returned for a tour this week as the population of detainees continues to climb amid what the Newton Democrat calls "obstacles and unnecessary delays" fueled by the Trump administration. Read more here: … Continue Reading


October 13, 2018

Boston Globe:  Mental health study could address ‘structural disaster,’ Joe Kennedy III says

by Colin A. Young

US Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III wants to put a dollar figure on the amount the United States spends as a result of limited access to mental and behavioral health services, a tally of incarceration and addiction-fighting costs he says will help make the case that the money would be better spent addressing the root issue of mental health. Read more here: … Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

The Sun Chronicle:  Kennedy, student leaders urge Attleboro High School seniors and juniors to vote

by Jim Hand

Student leaders and U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III urged Attleboro High School juniors and seniors Tuesday to get involved in civic affairs, including voting. The students were given the opportunity to register to vote if they were 18 years old, or pre-register if they were 16 or older. "We want your opinion to be heard," said senior Natalie Johnson, one of the organizers of the effort from a class called 2030. Read more here: … Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

Salem News (State House News Service):  Kennedy: Mental health care in U.S. a 'structural disaster'

by Colin A. Young

U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy wants to put a dollar figure on the amount the United States spends as a result of limited access to mental and behavioral health services, a tally of incarceration and addiction-fighting costs he says will help make the case that the money would be better spent addressing the root issue of mental health. Read more here: … Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

The Herald News:  U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III wants to bolster mental health care

by Scott Calzolaio

U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III touted the work of William James College during a visit on Wednesday in which he participated in a panel discussion on the future of mental health treatment. Read more: … Continue Reading

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