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August 08, 2018

Portland Press Herald:  Expanded opioid treatment program lauded by Reps. Pingree and Joe Kennedy

by Joe Lawlor

Andrew Allen said he made a difficult call to Maine Medical Center three years ago, telling them he was addicted to opioids, had no insurance or money and needed help. "They didn't really have any answers or know what to do with me at that time, and I didn't get any help," Allen said Wednesday. Fast forward to last October when Allen, 38 and still struggling with substance use disorder, called Maine Med again. This time, despite still being uninsured, he was referred to MaineHealth's new … Continue Reading


August 06, 2018

Milford Daily News:  Joe Kennedy III visits Milford for National Health Center Week

by Alison Bosma

To recognize National Health Center Week, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III on Monday visited a local health center named after his great-uncle, Ted. "We welcome these visits to tell our story," said Antonia McGuire, president and chief executive officer of the Edward M. Kennedy Health Center, "and continue our support." National Health Center Week actually kicks off Aug. 12, but Kennedy will be out of town, a spokesman said in an email. Supporting centers like Milford's is one of the congressman's … Continue Reading


July 26, 2018

MassLive:  US Rep. Joe Kennedy III slams GOP effort to impeach Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein: 'You've got to be kidding me'

by Shannon Young


July 17, 2018

CNN:  Democrats want Trump's interpreter to testify before Congress

by Lauren Fox

Rep. Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts had called for the testimony in a series of tweets criticizing Trump on Monday. "And that was only what we saw on live TV. @realDonaldTrump's translator should come before Congress and testify as to what was said privately immediately. If Republicans are as outraged as they claim, then issue the subpoena today. 2/2," Kennedy tweeted. Read more here: … Continue Reading


July 17, 2018

Newsy:  Rep. Kennedy On Trump In Europe: 'A Disaster From Day One'

by Bianca Facchinei

President Trump's recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin did not go over well with many members of Congress. Newsy caught up with Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) to get his take on Trump's remarks and how the rest of the president's trip through Europe went. Read more here: … Continue Reading


July 17, 2018

HuffPost:  Dem. Lawmakers Propose Banning ‘Gay And Trans Panic’ Legal Defense

by Alanna Vagianos

Two Democratic lawmakers from Massachusetts want to end a controversial legal defense in which a criminal defendant claims violence against LGBTQ people was justified because of "panic" about the victim's sexual identity or orientation. Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) introduced the Gay and Trans Panic Defense Prohibition Act of 2018 this month, proposing to end gay and trans panic legal defenses in federal court. Read more here: … Continue Reading


July 11, 2018

Boston.com:  Watch: Joe Kennedy III details NYC visit with migrant children in foster care

by Christopher Gavin

Democratic Congressman Joe Kennedy III, an outspoken critic of the federal policy that left undocumented immigrant families separated at the southern border, visited a New York City foster care facility this week where some of the migrant children are living.Read more here: … Continue Reading


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

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