Massachusetts Fair Share

We stand up for a Massachusetts where everyone gets a fair shot, does and pays their fair share, and plays by the same rules.

MA Delegation Digest: 9/6 – 9/19/14

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Senator Ed Markey

  • Senator Ed Markey also voted against arming Syrian rebels.
  • Senator Markey introduced a bill that would improve the country’s public health response to global warming – investing in research and monitoring of the growth of diseases fueled by climate change.
  • Markey will ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal leases for mining on federal lands in the West after the Obama administration declined to suspend the program.
  • Polls show Markey has 18 point lead against his Republican challenger.

Rep. Richard Neal

Rep. Jim McGovern

  • McGovern opposed the proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels.
  • McGovern has called for a public discussion on combat operations, and said last Tuesday that he might use a procedural gambit to compel that debate before year’s end. McGovern argued that Congress should vote on a new authorization to use military force instead of allowing the Obama administration to use one from the previous decade.

Rep. Niki Tsongas

  • Niki Tsongas also voted against the Obama administration’s proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels against ISIS.
  • Tsongas made a campaign stop at the The Owl Diner in Lowell with state treasurer candidate Deb Goldberg and lieutenant-governor candidate Steve Kerrigan.

Rep. Joe Kennedy

  • Joe Kennedy voted against the Obama administration’s proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels against ISIS.
  • A bill Rep. Joe Kennedy co-sponsored, The Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2014, passed the House on Sept. 15. The bill would create institutes that would help get product ideas from concept to production.

Rep. Katherine Clark

  • Clark voted against the Obama administration’s proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels against ISIS.

Rep. John Tierney

  • John Tierney voted against the Obama’s administration’s proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels against ISIS.
  • Gloucester Times with a good recap of Rep. Tierney’s defeat to political newcomer Seth Moulton in the Democratic primary.

Rep. Michael Capuano

  • Capuano voted against the Obama’s administration’s proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels against ISIS.

Rep. Stephen Lynch

Rep. William Keating

  • Keating voted against the proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels.

 

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