MA Delegation Digest 4/18/17
Senator Elizabeth Warren
Senator Ed Markey
Representative Richard Neal
Representative Jim McGovern
- Rep. McGovern thinks healthy food reforms can help address rising costs for medical insurance.
- At a University of Massachusetts at Amherst event, Rep. McGovern and DNC chairman Keith Ellison rallied progressives and spoke of the importance of continued involvement in the 2018 midterm elections.
- Concerned with the airstrike in Syria, Rep. McGovern believes that Congress should have been consulted before military action was taken, and calls for accepting more Syrian refugees.
- Rep. McGovern and several other House members introduced the Cluster Munitions Civilian Protection Act, a bill that is aimed to restrict the use and export of dangerous cluster munitions.
- Rep. McGovern met with local farmers to talk about farm policy and immigration.
Representative Niki Tsongas
- A vocal critic of the deregulation of the EPA, Rep. Tsongas, who is the creator of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, spoke out against the health consequences of ignoring environmental protection and climate change.
- Gen. David Goldfein, the chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force applauded Representative Tsongas and the entire Massachusetts congressional delegation for their work at Hanscom air force base.
- After getting a negative letter targeting her for not looking after veterans, a veteran wrote in to correct the record on Rep. Tsongas’ record around veterans issues.
Representative Joe Kennedy
- In a column for the Boston Herald, Rep. Kennedy voices his concern with justice system in the United States, opposing cuts to legal services.
- A champion of the Affordable Care Act, Representative Kennedy argues that addiction and mental health coverage need to be national health care priorities.
- Rep. Kennedy, frustrated with the compromises which undermine transgendered rights in the repeal of North Carolina’s HB2, called for boycotts of North Carolina sports to continue.
Representative Katherine Clark
- Concerned with the opioid crisis, Rep. Clark has spoken out against President Trump’s cuts to mental health agencies. Rep. Clark also wrote to the Globe to express frustration that the administration’s opioid plan will start with a report, when action is needed.
- The city of Cambridge has decided to call for a Trump impeachment probe which will be backed by Reps. Clark and Capuano.
Representative Seth Moulton
Representative Stephen Lynch
Representative Michael Capuano
Representative William Keating