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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

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:  Joe Kennedy III '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

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