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"E-Updates" are periodic e-mail updates from my office regarding issues of the day, notable announcements and important district developments. They are a great way for constituents to keep up-to-date on my work in Massachusetts and on Capitol Hill, and stay informed about the legislation and issues that affect the district.

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  • September 28, 2018
    Federal Aviation Administration; Federal Budget; Misguided Effort to Increase Retirement Savings; Irresponsibly Adding to the Deficit; More Tax Benefits for the Wealthy
  • September 14, 2018
    Water Resources Development; Appropriations; Positive Train Control (PTC); Special Envoy to Combat Anti-Semitism
  • August 31, 2018
    Labor Day; Ukrainian Independence Day; Massachusetts Alliance of HUD Tenants; Upham’s Corner Adult Day Care; Remembering Ambassador Princeton Lyman; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • August 24, 2018
    Fannie and Freddie End Subsidy Program for Large Private Investors; Meeting with AIPAC; Celebrating the Dearborn Academy Ribbon Cutting; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • August 17, 2018
    Quiet Skies; YWCA; Transit-Oriented Development; Partners Healthcare; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • August 10, 2018
    Railroad Employee Convention; Commissioner Gross; College Bound Dorchester; Fuller Village; Smart from the Start; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • August 3, 2018
    Tax Cuts; Quiet Skies; J Street; American Jewish Committee; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • July 27, 2018
    Why We Fight On for Reunification; Adding to the Deficit; More increasing of the Deficit; Undermining the ACA; Defense Conference Report; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • July 20, 2018
    Trump; Health Care is a Human Right; Why Judge Kavanaugh should not be Confirmed; Spending Cuts and Toxic Poison Pills; More Anti-Environment Messaging; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • July 13, 2018
    Reuniting Separated Families; South Sudan; Supreme Court; A Point of Information on That Hearing Yesterday; Spotlight on Constituent Services; Empty Oceans Act; Reauthorizing Intelligence Agencies; Privatizing Public Infrastructure; Big Business Always Comes First; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • July 6, 2018
    Reflections for the Fourth of July; Stigma Stops Here; Clean Cars Campaign; Millers River Apartments; Frank Manning Apartments; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • June 29, 2018
    Supreme Court; Crisis at the Border; Spotlight on Constituent Services; Immigration; Funding the Defense Department; Attaching AG Rosenstein; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • June 27, 2018
    My trip to the U.S.-Mexico border
  • June 22, 2018
    Traveling to the U.S.-Mexico Border; The First of Two Very Bad Immigration Bills; More Immigration; Waivers for States; Updating Privacy Regulations; Gutting Nutrition Assistance; Expanding Access to Treatment for Substance Use Disorder; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • June 15, 2018
    Discrimination; A Cruel and Vindictive Policy; Spotlight on Constituent Services; Singapore Summit; Reducing Illegal Drug Shipments; The Raiding, Instead of Fully Funding, the Housing Voucher Program; Reclassifying Drugs but Leaving Science Behind; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • June 8, 2018
    Cruelty in Immigration Policy; Bipartisan Support for Water Resources Development; Helping Communities Improve Public Safety; Hypocrisy on Spending; Taking the Wrong Approach to the Federal Budget; Pay Equity; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • June 1, 2018
    District Work Week; Teddie Peanut Butter; Everett Supply and True Value Hardware; Neighborhood Developers; Action for Boston Community Development; Union Square Main Streets; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • May 25, 2018
    Honoring Our Military Women and Men; Community Meeting in Dorchester; Recent Telephone Community Meetings; The Trump Agenda; The "Protecting Banks and Undermining Consumers Act"; Weakening FDA Authority; Defense Authorization; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • May 18, 2018
    Texas School Shooting; Community Meeting in Dorchester; Telephone Community Meetings; Gaza; An Attempt to Slash SNAP Funding; Codifying Existing Law; Creating Uncertainty in Veterans Programs; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • May 11, 2018
    Telephone Community Meetings; The Iran Deal; Overreach on the Congressional Review Act; Weakening the FTC; Jeopardizing Grant Funding; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • May 4, 2018
    Telephone Community Meeting; East Cambridge Business Association; Boston Architectural College; EMPath; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • April 27, 2018
    Bipartisan Plan for the FAA; More Bad Environmental Policy; Chelsea Soldiers' Home; Our Allies and Iran Deal; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • April 20, 2018
    Puerto Rico; Syria; Bipartisanship on Identity Theft; Improving Services for Taxpayers; Strengthening Cybersecurity at the IRS; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • April 13, 2018
    "FSOC Destabilization Act"; "Undermining Stress Tests Act"; The Definition of Hypocrisy; "Let Banks Gamble with Your Money Act"; Credit Scores and Credit Reporting Agencies; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • April 6, 2018
    The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; The Dimock Center's Dr. Lucy Sewall Center for Acute Treatment Services; Somerville High School; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • March 30, 2018
    Activism on Gun Reform; Net Neutrality Forum; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; "Behind the Curtain" additions and updates
  • March 23, 2018
    Activism on Gun Reform; Funding the Government, Act 3; Testing the Health of Financial Services Entities; Weakening the Authority of the FDA; "Behind the Curtain" additions and updates
  • March 16, 2018
    National Walk Out Day; A Small Step Toward Safer Schools; The "Failure to Take Account of the Last Crisis Act"; The "No Consequences for Bad Acts Act"; The "Removing Investor Protections Act"; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • March 9, 2018
    Following Up with the Federal Reserve; Financial Regulations; Pollution Regulation; More Weakening of the Clean Air Act; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • March 2, 2018
    Roxbury CC Office Update; Wage Equity; Increasing Risk for Big Banks; Strengthening Enforcement of Online Sex Trafficking; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • February 23, 2018
    Activism after Parkland; Airplane Noise; African American Veterans; Cambridge Leadership; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • February 16, 2018
    No Words; Infrastructure; The Trump Budget; The "Protecting Payday Lenders' Access to Predatory Loans" Act; The "Undermining Investor Protection and Transparency" Act; The "Relief from ADA Compliance" Act; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • February 9, 2018
    More Shutdown Drama and a Disappointing Deal; The End to Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act; Lose the Freedom to Make a Fair Mortgage Choice Act; The Let's Incentivize Banks to Take on More Debt Act; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • February 2, 2018
    That Memo; Defense Appropriations; "Behind the Curtain" additions and updates
  • January 26, 2018
    Funding the Government — Part 4; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • January 19, 2018
    Funding the Government; Censure and Impeachment; Puerto Rico; Let’s Punish the Poor for the Failure of Others to Act; The Housing Crash is Over So Let’s Ignore the Data Act; Playing Politics with Women’s Health; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • January 12, 2018
    Disgraceful Comments in the Oval Office; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; Threat to Protections for Native Americans; Surveillance Concerns; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • January 5, 2018
    New Year's Greetings; "Behind the Curtain" additions and updates
  • December 22, 2017
    Green Line Extension; Republican Tax Bill; A Gift to Big Banks; A Helping Hand to Corporations; Delaying Important Spending Decisions (Again); Francisco Rodriguez Released from ICE Detention; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • December 15, 2017
    Net Neutrality; More Deregulation for the Big Players Masquerading as Help for the Little Guy; Weakening the Iran Nuclear Agreement (Parts 1 and 2); Exempting Financial Companies from Privacy Notifications; "Behind the Curtain" additions and updates
  • December 8, 2017
    Telephone Community Meeting; Impeachment; Jerusalem; Doing the Bidding of the NRA; A Bipartisan Approach to SEC Registration; Government Funding; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • December 1, 2017
    Mueller Investigation; Tax Bill; Telephone Community Meeting; Prioritizing Mining at the Expense of the Environment; Extending the Brownfields Program; Weakening Protections for Federal Employees; Making Some Mortgages Riskier; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • November 22, 2017
    Thankful; Telephone Community Meeting; Temporary Protected Status; Net Neutrality; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • November 17, 2017
    Tax "Reform"; Defense Authorization; Flood Insurance; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • November 9, 2017
    Honoring Our Veterans; Sutherland Springs; A Back Door Way to Hurt Workers; Limiting Environmental Oversight; Making It Easier to Defraud Investors; License Plates; "Behind the Curtain" additions and updates
  • November 3, 2017
    New York; A Disappointing Response; The Shoes Start Dropping; Cut, Cut, Cut? More Like Debt, Debt, Debt;A misguided Approach to Managing Wildfires; Medicare; Robbing Peter to Pay Paul; "Behind the Curtain" additions and updates
  • October 27, 2017
    Community Meetings; Budget Blues; Rescind Civil Penalties for Corporations; Giving Industry More Ways to Delay Regulations; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • October 20, 2017
    Community Meetings; Health Insurance; AFL-CIO; St. Peter's School; Consul General of Ireland; Transportation Update; Refugees; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • October 13, 2017
    Community Meetings; Sabotaging the ACA; Making America Small Again; More Outrageous Tweets; Disaster Aid; Whistleblower Protection; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • October 6, 2017
    Community Meetings; Guns; Restricting Women's Rights; More Evidence of Misguided Budget Priorities; Equifax; Iran; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • September 29, 2017
    Community Meeting; Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; The Collapse of the ACA Repeal and the Pivot to Tax Cuts; Reducing Support for Children and Families; Punishment Before Proof; Unfinished Business; The Hidden Cost of War and Conflict; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • September 22, 2017
    Health Care; Fairmount Line; Innovation in Cambridge; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • September 15, 2017
    Progress on Local Transportation; Equifax; Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations; More Extreme Action on Immigration; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • September 8, 2017
    A Short-Term Agreement on Funding the Government and Emergency Hurricane Relief; Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; "Behind the Curtain" additions and updates
  • September 1, 2017
    Hurricane Harvey; Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Transportation; J Street; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • August 25, 2017
    Afghanistan; President's Threat to Shut Down Government; Ruggles Station Transportation Project; Greater Boston Fair Trade; National Fire Protection Association; Iora Primary Care; Greater Boston Food Bank; Our Revolution; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • August 18, 2017
    Charlottesville; AJC New England; North Suffolk Mental Health Association; Soldiers' Home in Chelsea; Metro North Regional Employment Board; Fresh Pond Apartments; "Behind the Curtain" additions;
  • August 11, 2017
    North Korea; Net Neutrality "Behind the Curtain" additions;
  • August 4, 2017
    New England Community Services; St. Mary's Center; Madison Park Development Corporation; "Black Box" Bill; Officer Sean Collier Campus Police Recognition Act; "Behind the Curtain" additions; A Note to Readers
  • July 28, 2017
    Health Care; Distractions from the White House; "A Better Deal" Democratic platform; The Opposite of Consumer Protection; A Broken Budget Process; Russia Sanctions; Taking Care of Our Veterans; Intelligence Authorization; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • July 21, 2017
    Senator McCain; Health Care Update; Smoggy Skies; Speeding Construction of Pipelines; More Pipelines More Quickly; Road to Nowhere Through a Wildlife Refuge; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • July 14, 2017
    A Note About Words; Thoughts on the Latest (Unless More News Broke Between Last Edits and Send); Impeachment; The "Water Doesn't Belong to Everyone" Act; Defense Authorization; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • June 30, 2017
    Syria; Health Care Update; The Protecting Access to Care Act is Really the Blocking Access to the Courts Act; Another Legislative Effort to Target Immigrants; Slamming the Golden Door; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • June 23, 2017
    Suing the President; An Update on "Mean" Trumpdon'tcare, Senate Version; Reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration; More Weakening of Environmental Policy; The Environment be Damned – Just Build that Dam; TANF Program; "Behind the Curtain" additions and updates
  • June 16, 2017
    A Sobering Morning; Latest on the Investigation; The Sessions Testimony; Creating Barriers to Health Care Tax Credits; A Compromise on Employee Performance at the VA; One More Bill Amending Trumpcare; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • June 9, 2017
    Comey's Testimony; Nine TImes No on Trump's Tax Returns; Cutting Corners on Border Security Hiring; Wrong CHOICE Act; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • June 2, 2017
    Community Meetings; U.S. Coast Guard; The impact of the Trump Budget on the NIH; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • May 26, 2017
    Community Meetings; Budget; The New CBO Score on the AHCA; Getting Around the Clean Water Act Again; Protecting Young Athletes; Closing a Loophole in Childhood Pornography Law; Glass-Steagall; "Behind the Curtain" additions and updates
  • May 19, 2017
    Community Meetings; The Leaks, the Memos and the Special Counsel; Expanding the Reach of the Death Penalty; Expanding the Authority of Probation Officers; Honoring First Responders; "Behind the Curtain" additions and updates
  • May 12, 2017
    Community Meetings; Too Much White House Intrigue; How Close is Trumpdon'tcare to Becoming Law?; Transportation; France; "Behind the Curtain" additions and updates
  • May 5, 2017
    A Story That Touched My Heart; Trumpdon'tcare and It Looks Like House Republicans Don't Either; Taking Money Out of Your Pay Check but Giving You the Day Off Instead (Maybe); Funding the Government; the Wrong CHOICE Act; "Behind the Curtain" additions and updates;
  • April 28, 2017
    Trumpdon'tcare the Sequel; Reforming the Tax Code – in One Page; Net Neutrality; France Election Update; Copyrights; Opening Fannie and Freddie's Books; Omnibus; "Behind the Curtain" additions and updates
  • April 21, 2017
    Thanks for your feedback; "Behind the Curtain" additions and updates; Just How Thorough is the Refugee Vetting Process?
  • April 14, 2017
    Community Meetings and Other Messages; North Korea; World's Youngest Country Descends into Man-Made Famine; New England Council; Simmons College; 60+ Veterans Group; MAPC; "Behind the Curtain" additions and updates
  • April 7, 2017
    Community Meetings; Syria; Rep. Nunes; Green Line; Republicans Really Don't Like the CFPB Director; Empower Employees with Information; Helping Keep Stop-Loss Insurance Affordable; The Limiting Investor Protections Act; "Behind the Curtain" additions and updates
  • March 31, 2017
    Community Meetings; Your Internet Searches Are Going on Sale; The Russia Plot Thickens; Build that Wall, Not that Train Station; Making Sure the EPA is Ineffective; A Seat for the Flat Earth Society; "Behind the Curtain" additions and updates
  • March 25, 2017
    London; Community Meetings; Health Care; FBI Investigation Confirmed; Russian Roulette; Executive Order on Immigrants and Refugees; Old Bill, New Spin; Another Attack on Essential Benefits; Sudan and South Sudan; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • March 17, 2017
    Community Meetings; The Trump Budget; Federal Money; 57 Days In, What Will This List Look Like When We Reach 100?; Update about Elections Around the World; How Many Ways Can the House Make it Easier to Buy a Gun?; Bipartisanship, Still Possible; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • March 10, 2017
    Community Meetings; Health Care; Privacy; Travel Ban...The Sequel; About Those Weekend Tweets; A Note About Elections Around the World; Defense Appropriations; Tipping the Scales of Justice? Big Business Wins Again...and Again... and Again; Unequal Protection Under the Law; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • March 5, 2017
    President Trump's Allegations of Wire Tapping
  • March 3, 2017
    Attorney General Session; Community meetings; Trump's Taxes; Regulation: a New Entry for Comedian George Carlin’s Famous List of Dirty Words?; If You Don’t Report the Injury to OSHA Then it Didn’t Happen; “Deconstructing the Administrative State” as Steve Bannon Would Say; Let’s Bury Them in Paperwork; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • February 24, 2017
    Community meetings; Free Press; Transgender students and Trump; Germany; East Boston High School; Horace Mann School; Immigration; "Behind the Curtain" additions
  • February 17, 2017
    Community meetings; Russia and the Trump Administration; Trump and his taxes; Federal land management; Tying unemployment benefits to drug testing;Making it harder to save for retirement Parts 1 & 2; Open Season on Boo-Boo; Limiting access to health care; "Behind the Curtain" additions and updates
  • February 10, 2017
    Back to the Eighties on Public Lands; Leave Some Children Behind; Leave Some Teachers Behind Too; Behind the Curtain
  • February 3, 2017
    Truth in Titles Pledge; Steve Bannon; The New "Diplomacy"?; The Legal Bribery Bill; Love That Dirty Water; Making It Even Easier To Buy A Gun; Go Ahead, Ignore those Labor and Safety Laws — Federal Contracts Can Still be Yours!; Who Needs Clean Air Anyway?; A Look Behind the Curtain
  • February 1, 2017
    A Look Behind the Curtain
  • January 30, 2017
    Regarding President Trump's recent executive orders suspending the refugee admissions program
  • January 27, 2017
    Week One of the new administration; taxpayer funding and choice; Green Line Extension; A milestone for our e-Update
  • January 13, 2017
    Startups; Regulations; Commodities Futures Trading Commission; SEC Regulatory Action; Affordable Care Act; Sudan
  • January 6, 2017
    Rules for 115th Congress; Regulations; More regulation; U.N. Resolution 2334; Office of Financial Research
  • January 3, 2017
    House Republicans’ plan to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics
  • December 9, 2016
    Insurance industry; Continuing Resolution; Water infrastructure
  • December 2, 2016
    Telephone community meetings; Health care; Financial regulation; Defense authorization
  • November 18, 2016
    A Note About Last Week; Iran; Regulations; Rick Porcello
  • November 9, 2016
    The 2016 elections and the next session of Congress
  • November 1, 2016
    Green Line Extension (GLX); The Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
  • October 28, 2016
    Fairmount Line; Wells Fargo; Fenway High School; Brown School; Possible Project; American College of Emergency Physicans; Boys and Girls Clubs; Airline Baggage Fees
  • October 14, 2016
    Federal highways; Turner Free Library; Codman Square Health Center; Association for Commuter Transportation; Armenian National Committee
  • October 7, 2016
    Airplane Noise; Meeting with students; Transportation; No Labels; High school innovation; Congressional App Challenge
  • September 30, 2016
    Shimon Peres; Wells Fargo; Health care; Water infrastructure; Overtime rules; Funding the government
  • September 23, 2016
    Iran; Regulatory delays; Stocks; More Iran
  • September 16, 2016
    Affordable Care Act; Veterans; Regulatory Action; Guantanamo Bay
  • September 9, 2016
    September 11th; Settlement Agreements; Access to Capital; Investment Advisers
  • September 1, 2016
    YouthBuild; AJC Boston; National Association of Social Workers; College Bound; National Park Service; Transportation Field Hearing; Air Force Academy
  • August 11, 2016
    District Work Week: J Street; OptiRTC; Wayfair; Greater Boston Real Estate Board; Takeda Pharmaceuticals; Women's Action for New Directions (WAND); South Sudan Arms Embargo
  • July 22, 2016
    District Work Week: DASP changes; St. Mary's Center; Transportation Update; Congressional App Challenge
  • July 15, 2016
    Bastille Day Attack; Guns; Separation of Powers; "Heavy Water"; Women's Health Care; Appropriations; Financial Systems Protection; More Iran; GMO Labeling
  • July 8, 2016
    A Somber Week; Gun Legislation; Affordable Care Act; Federal Employee Regulations; Appropriations; Addiction Recovery; Twitter
  • July 1, 2016
    District Work Week: Gun Control; Charles River Conservancy; Friends of the Community Path; Town of Randolph; Federal Reserve
  • June 24, 2016
    Gun Control; Department of Labor; Zika
  • June 17, 2016
    Orlando; Internal Revenue Service; Appropriations; Terrorism; Volpe Center
  • June 10, 2016
    First Responders Day; Air Quality; Pipelines;Puerto Rico; Appropriations
  • June 6, 2016
    District Work Period: Mystic River Watershed; Federal Transit Administration; Four Corners Main Street;National Gun Violence Awareness; Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  • May 27, 2016
    Appropriations: Energy and Water; Zika Virus; Chemical Safety; Washington D.C. Budget Authority; Energy Policy
  • May 20, 2016
    EgyptAir; Green Line Extension; South Sudan; Zika Virus; Defense Authorization; Appropriations
  • May 13, 2016
    Green Line Extension; Legislation relating to opioids and health; Update on the spoofing of my office phone
  • May 9, 2016
    Concerning a telephone spoofing attack on my Congressional office
  • April 29, 2016
    Angel Investors; Department of Labor; Private School Vouchers
  • April 22, 2016
    Cutting the IRS Budget; IRS Employee Oversight; IRS Workforce Integrity; IRS Bonuses
  • April 15, 2016
    Marathon Anniversary; Airplane Noise; Asset Threshold Requirements for Small Banks; Financial Stability Oversight Council; Allowing the FCC to Protect Customers
  • April 8, 2016
    District Work Week: Fuller Village; Dr. Joseph H. Brenner Award; National Breast Cancer Coalition; University of Massachusetts; Roxbury Community College; ICYMI on FB
  • April 1, 2016
    District Work Week: Federal Transit Administration; Green Line Extension; Community Development Block Grants; Bostonian Society; Cambridge Housing Authority
  • March 25, 2016
    Brussels; Government Center; Fair Trade Commission; South Sudan
  • March 18, 2016
    Environmental legislation; Internet Service Providers; Immigration;
  • March 11, 2016
    A week in the district: Italian Home for Children; Fenway Health; Corner Stalk Farm; The People's Academy; Trip Advisor; The Franklin Project of the Aspen Institute
  • March 4, 2016
    Medicaid and CHIP; Environmental regulations; Officer Sean Collier Campus Police Recognition Act; Housing
  • February 26, 2016
    Lawsuits; Natural Resources and Recreational Use; ROCA
  • February 19, 2016
    Jewish Community Housing; Draper Labs; ABCD/Head Start; American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Massachusetts Airport Management Association
  • February 12, 2016
    Scientific research; Debt management; Menu labeling; More science
  • February 5, 2016
    FAA; Housing; Iran; Repealing the ACA; SEC; Financial Institutions; Municipal bonds; South Sudan
  • January 29, 2016
    A week in the district; New England College of Optometry; Massachusetts Association of Behavioral Health Systems; Boston Public Library; Randolph Chamber of Commerce; Massachusetts Convention Center Authority; Transportation
  • January 15, 2016
    Mining; Iran; Clean Water Act
  • January 8, 2016
    New Year, Same Approach; Repealing the Affordable Care Act; Reducing Regulations; Delaying rulemaking
  • January 4, 2016
    Reflecting on 2015
  • December 18, 2015
    Tax extenders; Omnibus legislation
  • December 11, 2015
    Telephone community meetings; Visa waiver program; Red River; Trade; Continuing resolution
  • December 4, 2015
    San Bernadino; Transportation; Telephone community meeting; South Sudan; Education; Energy; Environmental votes
  • December 1, 2015
    H.R. 22, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act
  • November 20, 2015
    Refugees; Tribal sovereignty; CFPB; Mortgages; Federal Reserve
  • November 6, 2015
    Transportation; Defense authorization; Syria
  • October 30, 2015
    A note about recent events in the House; Syria; Budget agreement; Investment protections; Import-Export Bank
  • October 23, 2015
    Transportation; Debt ceiling; The Monuments Men; Education; Mining; Health care
  • October 9, 2015
    House Leadership; More women's health; Home mortgages; NEPA; Oil
  • October 2, 2015
    Umpqua Community College; Women's health; Continuing resolution; Defense authorization; Iran; Housing
  • September 25, 2015
    His Holiness Pope Francis of the Holy See; Speaker Boehner; Chelsea Chamber of Commerce; Groundwork Somerville; Prime Minister Neves; Community health; EPA
  • September 18, 2015
    Lawsuits; Women’s health
  • September 11, 2015
    Remembering September 11, 2001; Legislation relating to Iran
  • August 27, 2015
    Green Line extension; Iran deal; National Parks Service; Community path
  • July 31, 2015
    Federal regulations; Veterans; Transportation and veterans' health care
  • July 24, 2015
    Coal ash; Food labeling; Immigration
  • July 17, 2015
    Condolences; Iran; Transportation; Water; Tunnel Inspection Program
  • July 10, 2015
    Education; Forests; National Institutes of Health funding; South Sudan
  • June 26, 2015
    Supreme Court decisions; Fair housing; More on trade; College ratings; Health care votes; Ratepayer "protections", Federal contractor disclosure
  • June 19, 2015
    South Carolina; Trade Promotion Authority; Intelligence authorization; Iraq and Syria; Medical device tax
  • June 12, 2015
    Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and "Fast Track"/Trade Promotion Authority (TPA); Iraq; Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC); Appropriations bills; Food labeling
  • June 5, 2015
    Amtrak hearing; Fisheries management; Appropriations; Federal Reserve; Banks and pensions
  • May 22, 2015
    Black box legislation; Transportation; Appropriations; Tax credits; Science; Space
  • May 15, 2015
    Amtrak; Trade; Clean Water Act; Women's health; Patriot Act; Defense authorization; Iran
  • May 1, 2015
    Nepal; FY 2016 Appropriations; Budget
  • April 24, 2015
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Cybersecurity
  • April 17, 2015
    Manufactured housing; Mortgages; Tax deductions; Estate taxes
  • April 10, 2015
    District Work Period: Everett High School; Night Shift Brewing; Turner Free Library; Roxbury Community College; NAACP; Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services; Bruce Bolling Municipal Building; Project Bread
  • March 27, 2015
    Germanwings Airlines; FY 2016 Budget; Medicare
  • March 20, 2015
    Science Advisory Board; Science legislation; NLRB
  • March 13, 2015
    Iran, Green Line Extension; Draper Lab; Brighton Marine; American Jewish Committee
  • March 4, 2015
    Prime Minister Netanyahu; Homeland Security appropriations; Passenger rail reform; Multifamily homes and mortgages
  • March 2, 2015
    Homeland Security; College savings; Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; College ratings
  • February 13, 2015
    Authorization for use of military force; Olympics; 'Too Big to Fail'; More votes on Keystone XL; Tax extenders; More tax cuts; FHA hearing
  • February 9, 2015
    Affordable Care Act; Unfunded Mandates; Small Business Legislation
  • January 23, 2015
    Shareholder Protection Act; New subcommittee role; More pipelines; More ACA votes
  • January 16, 2015
    College ratings; Focus on Regulation; Financial Services; Homeland Security
  • January 9, 2015
    Terrorism; 114th Congress;Green Line Extension; FHA; TRIA; Financial Services; ACA; Keystone XL
  • December 22, 2014
    Transportation; Public-private partnerships; Boston Harbor; Social Security Numbers; Jobs; Redevelopment; Monuments Men; National Housing Trust Fund; Family Self-Sufficiency Project; Constituent services; Looking ahead
  • December 12, 2014
    Federal spending; TRIA
  • December 5, 2014
    Green Line Extension; Human Rights Campaign; The Muddy River; ABLE Act; Tax Extenders; Defense Authorization; Immigration
  • November 21, 2014
    Immigration; EPA; Science; Manufacturing
  • November 14, 2014
    Back in session; Keystone XL; Medicaid waiver
  • October 24, 2014
    American Council of Engineering Companies; Groundwork Somerville; J Street; Skatepark groundbreaking; Anti-Defamation League
  • October 10, 2014
    Citizens For Public Schools; YouthBuild; Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative; Chinatown Coalition
  • October 3, 2014
    ISIS; Union Square; Mass. Lobstermen's Association
  • September 19, 2014
    Vote to arm Syrian rebels; Continuing resolution to fund the government; Energy; Jobs; Public/Private Partnerships
  • September 16, 2014
    Letter regarding legislation to arm Syrian rebels against ISIS
  • September 12, 2014
    Remembering 9/11; President Obama’s Address to the Nation on ISIS; Ruggles MBTA Station; Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange; Clean Water Act
  • September 5, 2014
    Assembly Square; A Better City; Massachusetts Dietetic Association; Boston Conservatory; Peace Corps; Corporate Political Spending
  • August 28, 2014
    Volpe Center; Transportation forum; Security analysis; Spaulding Rehabilitation; Gibson House Museum; New England Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers
  • August 7, 2014
    Border legislation (part two); Supplemental appropriations; More immigration; Google; Community Builders/Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future; Somerville Homeless Coalition; Endangered species legislation - correction
  • August 1, 2014
    The House schedule; Suing the President; Border legislation (part one); Veterans; Transportation; Endangered species legislation
  • July 25, 2014
    Education; Student loans; Tax credits; More tax credits; Sudan
  • July 18, 2014
    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17; Transportation; More Appropriations; Tax Extenders
  • July 11, 2014
    Green Line Extension; Appropriations; Bonus depreciation; A note about spending
  • June 27, 2014
    Misleading bill titles; Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC); Pipelines; Liquified natural gas (LNG); Gasoline prices;
  • June 20, 2014
    TRIA; Appropriations bills
  • June 13, 2014
    Iraq; College ratings; Appropriations bills; Small business and "bonus depreciation"; 70th anniversary of D-Day
  • May 30, 2014
    Our veterans; Appropriations bills; Intelligence authorizations
  • May 23, 2014
    The Monuments Men; Boston Harbor Islands; Water resources; Defense authorization; Privacy; Baggage fees
  • May 16, 2014
    Boston Harbor dredging; Boko Haram; Greentown Labs; Common Cause; Taza Chocolates; Transportation briefing; Women in hedge funds; New England Council
  • May 9, 2014
    The IRS; Benghazi; Tax credits; Education
  • May 2, 2014
    Green Line Extension news; Health care; Appropriations
  • April 23, 2014
    The Boston Marathon; Everett Chamber of Commerce; Somerville and the Green Line Extension
  • April 11, 2014
    Fiscal Year 2015 Budget; The BRAIN Act
  • April 4, 2014
    Farewell to Two Heroes; Fort Hood; Affordable Care Act; Budget; Campaign Finance Reform
  • March 28, 2014
    Back Bay Tragedy; Too Big To Fail; Stream Protection; National Monuments; Ukraine
  • March 21, 2014
    National EMS Memorial Foundation; Environment Massachusetts and MASSPIRG; Caribbean American Carnival Association of Boston; Curry College; Randolph Engineering; Somerville High School
  • March 14, 2014
    "Enforcing" the law; "Executing" the law; Water rights; Affordable Care Act
  • March 7, 2014
    Green Line extension; Ukraine; Flood insurance; Health care; The EPA; more on the environment
  • February 28, 2014
    First responders holiday; Internal Revenue Service; Economic regulations; Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Unfunded mandates
  • February 21, 2014
    Congressional Budget Office reports
  • February 14, 2014
    Debt ceiling; Legislative calendar; Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen; Transportation Panel
  • February 7, 2014
    Public land use; Water resources
  • January 31, 2014
    Women's health care; Farm bill and nutrition assistance; Cambridge Community Services; Financial Services
  • January 17, 2014
    Omnibus appropriations bills; Public Private Partnerships panel
  • January 10, 2014
    Social Security; cell phones on planes; legislation governing environmentally hazardous waste; legislation to protect personal information
  • December 13, 2013
    Rep. Katherine Clark; Budget legislation; Pediatric research; Defense legislation;
  • December 6, 2013
    Nelson Mandela; Financial services legislation; Patent reforms
  • November 22, 2013
    Cell phones on planes; Drilling; Fracking; Pipelines; AIDS relief; Flood insurance
  • November 18, 2013
    Bill titles; Health care; Asbestos; Lawsuits
  • November 1, 2013
    Congratulations Boston Red Sox World Series Champions; Recent votes on improvements for US ports and waterways, protections for retirement investors, banking regulations, and the debt limit
  • October 17, 2013
    GOP shutdown ends, debt ceiling raised
  • October 4, 2013
    Day 4 of GOP shutdown
  • October 1, 2013
    Day 1 of GOP shutdown
  • September 20, 2013
    Washington Navy Yard shooting; Continuing Resolution to fund the government; Food stamps legislation; TRIA
  • September 5, 2013
    Syria; Officer Sean Collier; No More Names; East Somerville Community School; AARP
  • August 13, 2013
    District work period; Mass Peace Action; Massachusetts Nurses Association; Longfellow Bridge; Somerville Senior Picnic; Mass Bay Veterans Center
  • August 2, 2013
    Tunnel inspection; Transportation and housing appropriations; MF Global legislation; Student loans; More Affordable Care Act votes; more recent legislation
  • July 26, 2013
    Recent votes on national defense, environmental protection; The end the 30-year mortgage; The impact of TARP
  • July 19, 2013
    Privacy issues and related legislation; Health care votes; No Child Left Behind reauthorization
  • July 12, 2013
    Energy and Water Appropriations; Farm Bill; Automated License Plate Readers
  • June 28, 2013
    DOMA; Voting Rights Act; Legislation relating to oil and gas
  • June 24, 2013
    Privacy and Your Vehicle; Recent vote: District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act; Recent vote: the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act; Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  • June 14, 2013
    "We Are Watching You" Act; Recent votes
  • June 7, 2013
    The Patriot Act and Verizon; Officer Sean Collier; 'Too Big To Fail'; FY14 Appropriations bills
  • May 29, 2013
    Op-ed in the Boston Globe about how Republicans are trying to undermine healthcare reform
  • May 24, 2013
    Oklahoma tornado; Keystone XL Pipeline; Student loans; Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) reauthorization
  • May 17, 2013
    The IRS, the AP, and Benghazi; Another attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act; Security and Exchange Commission
  • May 10, 2013
    Randolph Open House; Recent votes
  • April 26, 2013
    Boston Marathon; New District Office, Expanded Office Hours, Open House; Shareholder Protection Act; Sudan; CISPA
  • April 12, 2013
    The President's budget proposal; District visits to Dorchester House and Hope House; Recent votes
  • April 5, 2013
    Mortgage modification; Charles River Conservancy, Campaign Against Gun Violence; Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA); East Boston YMCA; Work Inc.; Allston Village Main Streets; Whittier Street Health Center; Family and Medical Leave Act
  • March 22, 2013
    Votes on several proposals for the FY 2014 budget; Vote on a continuing resolution to fund the government
  • March 15, 2013
    Federal Housing Administration; Recent votes on TANF and the so-called Skills Act; 10th anniversary of the start of genocide in Darfur
  • March 1, 2013
    Sequestration; Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act; Visit to Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD); Interparliamentary letter on Sudan
  • February 25, 2013
    Facing the national impact of sequestration
  • February 22, 2013
    Sequestration; Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance; Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory; Downtown North Association; GAO Report on Dodd-Frank
  • February 7, 2013
    Deficit reduction; Recent vote on the budget; Federal Housing Administration (FHA); Meeting with Chelsea Uniting Against The War
  • February 1, 2013
    Protecting Social Security Numbers; Groundbreaking in East Boston; Alzheimer's Association; Visiting the Artisan's Asylum in Somerville
  • January 25, 2013
    Recent vote on the Debt Limit; New committee assignment; Bill regarding inauguration tickets; Somerville Community Access Television annual meeting
  • January 18, 2013
    Recent vote Hurricane Sandy relief; My new subcommittee assignment; Visits to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Franciscan Hospital for Children
  • January 4, 2013
    Convening the 113th Congress; Recent votes on House Rules, Hurricane Sandy relief
  • January 2, 2013
    Passing the 'fiscal cliff' legislation
  • December 21, 2012
    Newtown, CT; 'Plan B' and the 'Fiscal Cliff'; Defense Authorization for 2013; Whittier Street Health Center; USAID
  • December 11, 2012
    Facing the so-called "fiscal cliff"
  • December 7, 2012
    Update on MF Global; Immigration; Consumer access to automobile event data recorders
  • November 30, 2012
    STEM Visas; Massport Bypass Road; Merging the SEC and CFTC; Community Health Centers; Massachusetts Hospital Association; AFL-CIO and SEIU; Sudan; Teach For America; Tip O'Neill
  • November 16, 2012
    Back in Washington; MF Global; Recent votes
  • November 9, 2012
    Looking ahead to the final session of the 112th Congress
  • October 26, 2012
    District work week: Project HOPE; The Somerville Home; Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce; Veronica Smith Senior Center; Jackson Mann Community Center; Allston Village Main Streets; Project RIGHT
  • October 19, 2012
    A further look at the impact of sequestration on the budgets of federal agencies and programs; Meetings with City Fresh Foods, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, and Hyde Park and Dudley Square Main Streets
  • October 12, 2012
    Another look at the impact of sequestration on the budgets of federal agencies and programs; Meeting with Chelsea Collaborative and Somerville Chamber of Commerce; Muddy River Restoration Project groundbreaking ceremony; Visiting Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester; Open house at Don Orione Home in East Boston
  • October 5, 2012
    The upcoming "lame duck" session of Congress; A closer look at the impact of sequestration on the budgets of federal agencies and programs
  • September 28, 2012
    Meeting with Livable Streets; Sudan; Recognizing community volunteers with Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)
  • September 21, 2012
    STEM Visas; Welfare reform; WIC Legislative Breakfast in Dorchester; Schepens Eye Institute's fifth annual Military Vision Symposium on Ocular and Vision Injury
  • September 14, 2012
    Attacks on US embassies and diplomatic personnel; FISA and citizen privacy; Continuing Resolution to fund the government; Sequestration; Mattapan Community Health Center ribbon-cutting
  • September 7, 2012
    Looking ahead to upcoming legislative work, including appropriations and the possibility of sequestration
  • August 30, 2012
    NASA; Kiley Barrel; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Jumpstart; MassUniting
  • August 3, 2012
    Bill to extend Bush tax cuts; Agriculture disaster assistance; Rewriting the tax code
  • July 27, 2012
    Drilling; Regulatory Reduction; Audit the Fed; Treasury Secretary Geithner
  • July 20, 2012
    Colorado cinema shooting; Sequestration Transparency Act; Defense Appropriations; North Bank Bridge; CONNECT Program in Chelsea
  • July 13, 2012
    Repeal of Affordable Health Care Act; Mining legislation; One-year anniversay of South Sudan's independence
  • June 29, 2012
    Supreme Court decision on health care law; Supreme Court decision on campaign finance law; Transportation and student loans; Attorney General Eric Holder and "Operation Fast and Furious"; HUD and transportation appropriations
  • June 22, 2012
    Transportation Reauthorization bill; JPMorgan Chase; Public lands bill package; Energy legislation
  • June 15, 2012
    New England Council; Environment Massachusetts; Runway Safety; The Boston Home; East Boston Community Health Center; Joslin Diabetes; Coast Guard; Citizens United
  • June 8, 2012
    Appropriations legislation; Medical device tax; MF Global trustee report
  • May 25, 2012
    Faneuil Hall Visitors Center; My Life My Choice; New England Council; Cambridge Community Center
  • May 18, 2012
    Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization; Defense Authorization Act; Chelsea Street Bridge grand opening; JP Morgan Chase hearings
  • May 11, 2012
    Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act; Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Aencies Appropriations Act; Sudan
  • May 4, 2012
    District work week: Visits to Orchard Gardens Elementary School, East Boston Main Streets, Leonard Florence Center; Meeting 8th grade participants in a essay writing contest sponsored by the Cambridge Juvenile Court
  • April 27, 2012
    Republicans use student loans to weaken public health fund; Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act; visits to Environmenal Business Council, and MIT's Science, Engineering and Technology Congressional Visits Day; meeting with diplomats about Sudan
  • April 20, 2012
    Legislation: Federal land management, transportation, tax policy
  • April 13, 2012
    District work week: visits to Suffolk University, Emerson College, East Boston YMCA, and the groundbreaking ceremony at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
  • March 30, 2012
    Five budget proposals; Three-month extension of transportation reauthorization bill; Amended version of the so-called "Jumpstart our Business Startups Act"
  • March 23, 2012
    Health care and medical malpractice legislation; The House Republicans' budget resolution; Swapping national parks for office parks
  • March 16, 2012
    Meeting Superintendent of Chelsea Schools; Talking business with entrepreneurs at Cambridge Innovation Center's Venture Cafe; Discussing legislation with grad students at MIT Center of Transportation and Logistics; Recent vote on business legislation
  • March 2, 2012
    Water resources hearing; States' rights; USS Constitution
  • February 17, 2012
    Payroll tax cut; Transportation reauthorization update
  • February 10, 2012
    STOCK Act passes overwhelmingly; Line-Item Veto legislation; Budget and acounting transparency legislation; Mass. and other states granted waivers from No Child Left Behind
  • February 3, 2012
    Transportation reauthorization, FAA bill; MF Global
  • January 20, 2012
    Thanking you for constituent feedback; News on Citizens United decision; My position on SOPA; Recent vote on debt ceiling legislation
  • December 20, 2011
    Special legislative update
  • December 16, 2011
    Recent votes; Financial Services hearing on MF Global
  • December 2, 2011
    Upcoming telephone community meeting on 12/7; House Republicans vote to use Presidential Election Campaign Fund to pay for a new layer of governmental bureaucracy
  • November 18, 2011
    Upcoming community meetings in November and December; Tunnel inspection legislation moves forward; Continuing Resolution surprisingly aids WIC; Balanced Budget amendment fails
  • November 10, 2011
    Community meetings in November; Meetings with the Massachusetts Hospital Association, Cambridge Health Alliance, the Chinatown Coalition and the Somerville Chamber of Commerce
  • October 28, 2011
    Telephone community meetings in November; Recent votes; Mass. delegation request to expedite the processing of approved Haitian immigration petitions; East Boston bypass road ground breaking
  • October 21, 2011
    Libya after Gadhafi; Telephone community meetings in November; Super Committee deadline approaching; New search and rescue system for Coast Guard
  • October 14, 2011
    Trade agreements; Clean Air Act weakened
  • October 7, 2011
    Continuing resolution; Environmental protections weakened
  • October 3, 2011
    A note of support for progressive activists
  • September 23, 2011
    Continuing Resolution; Clean air; Corporations and hiring
  • September 16, 2011
    Super Committee and deficit reduction options; FAA and transportation
  • September 1, 2011
    Funding for Boston housing; Green Line extension delay; Meeting with TechNet; Visit to MIT Media Labs; RoxVote Coalition; Reach Out and Read program
  • August 12, 2011
    District work period; Lance Corporal Alexander Scott Arredondo Post Office; ACLU; Green Line Extension; Association of Nutrition Service Agencies; Massachusetts Service Alliance; Thermo Fisher; Levant Power
  • August 2, 2011
    S. 627: The Budget Control Act of 2011
  • July 29, 2011
    The Debt Ceiling debate continues; Jamaica Plain Post Office naming ceremony
  • July 28, 2011
    The Debt Ceiling debate
  • July 22, 2011
    "Cut, Cap and Balance" Act; FAA; Consumer protection; Appropriations; Ethics
  • July 15, 2011
    Debt ceiling; Shareholder protection; Flood insurance reform; FY2012 appropriations
  • July 8, 2011
    Defense appropriations; Sudan; Help for homeowners
  • July 1, 2011
    School visit; Federal highways; Communicating with my office; 'Black Box' bill
  • June 24, 2011
    Afghanistan; Libya; Tunnel safety; New England Council
  • June 17, 2011
    Libya; Appropriations legislation; Congratulations Bruins
  • June 3, 2011
    Tornadoes; Disclosure; Debt limit; Appropriations; Libya; Sudan
  • May 27, 2011
    Health care; Defense authorization; PATRIOT Act
  • May 20, 2011
    ROCA; Wind energy; Hyde Park; Castle Square; U.S. involvement in Libya
  • May 13, 2011
    East Boston; Haiti; Drilling; Intelligence authorization
  • May 6, 2011
    War on terror; Afghanistan; House floor votes
  • April 28, 2011
    Redistricting; District work period: Veterans; Social Security; Adult education; Financial literacy; Bike sharing; VietAID; ACES
  • April 15, 2011
    Continuing resolution; 2012 Budget
  • April 8, 2011
    Government shutdown; recent votes; Budget
  • April 5, 2011
  • April 1, 2011
    Budget; Housing; Libya; FAA funding; Citizens United v. FEC; TARP
  • March 21, 2011
    Military action in Libya
  • March 18, 2011
    High-speed rail; Continuing resolution; Anti-housing legislation; Anti-public radio legislation; Afghanistan; Japan; Libya
  • March 11, 2011
    Natural disasters; Home heating oil; Recent votes; Religious Freedom
  • March 4, 2011
    Continuing resolution to fund the government for the remainder of FY2011; Financial Services Committee hearings with Fed Chairman Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Geithner; Recent votes; My Facebook page
  • February 18, 2011
    FY 2011 budget bill; Airline baggage bill; Financial Services subcommittee work
  • February 15, 2011
    Republican plan to slash governmental services by $100 billion
  • February 11, 2011
    House vote on PATRIOT Act provisions; Budget cuts; Unemployment; Egypt
  • January 28, 2011
    Subcommittee assignments; Republican budget resolution; State of the Union Address; Democratic Caucus' Committee on Organization, Study, and Review
  • January 21, 2011
    Health care; referendum in southern Sudan
  • January 14, 2011
    Arizona shooting; anniversary of Haiti earthquake
  • January 7, 2011
    Republicans' plan to repeal health care and financial reform
  • December 22, 2010
    Census impact on Massachusetts districts; Continuing resolution to fund the federal government; Food safety; America COMPETES Act; 9/11 health care bill
  • December 17, 2010
    Tax cuts vote; Don't Ask, Don't Tell; DREAM Act; Longfellow House
  • December 9, 2010
    Tax cuts update
  • December 7, 2010
    Special e-Update on the Tax Proposal
  • December 3, 2010
    Tax cuts; Lcpl. Alexander Arredondo; Sudan; Child Nutrition; Ethics
  • November 19, 2010
    Unemployment; Caucus rules; District work period
  • November 5, 2010
    Letter from Mike looking ahead to the next session of Congress
  • October 29, 2010
    Forsythe Institute; Benjamin Franklin Institue of Technology; Central Boston Elder Services
  • October 22, 2010
    Social Security privatization; Social Security COLA; TARP (Bank Bailout) update
  • October 15, 2010
    Craigie Drawbridge; Volpe Center; Chinatown coalition
  • October 8, 2010
    Stimulus at work again; Chelsea Choice Thru Education; Help with mortgages
  • October 4, 2010
    Middle Class Tax Cuts; Sudan; H.R. 3081 to fund government agencies
  • September 24, 2010
    Fair elections; Sudan; Stimulus funds at work in the community; Small business
  • September 20, 2010
    A note from Mike about the debate over extending the Bush tax cuts that are due to expire
  • July 30, 2010
    Unemployment; Shareholder protection; Supplemental Appropriations; FY2011 Appropriations; Capitol Security Subcommittee; Teen Driver Safety
  • July 2, 2010
    Wall Street reform; Homebuyer assistance; Unemployment; Supplemental Appropriations bill; Health Care reform
  • June 25, 2010
    DISCLOSE Act; Gen. McChrystal; Rights violations in Honduras; Project Place Partners-at-Work Awards
  • June 18, 2010
    East Boston check-in; Small business lending legislation; Oil spill; Sudan
  • June 11, 2010
    Federal Housing Authority reforms; Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund; Financial regulatory reform
  • June 4, 2010
    Upcoming telephone community meeting; Baggage Fee Fairness Act; Don't Ask, Don't Tell; Tax extenders
  • May 21, 2010
    DISCLOSE Act; Shaw's labor negotiations; Telephone community meetings
  • May 7, 2010
    Home Star Energy Retrofit Act; Campaign finance reform
  • May 3, 2010
    Telephone community meetings scheduled
  • April 29, 2010
    Financial regulatory reform; Special update on TARP; Recent votes
  • April 16, 2010
    Unemployment benefits; Clean water; Bunker Hill Monument repairs; Jumpstart early education in Jamaica Plain
  • April 5, 2010
    Followup on the health care bill
  • March 29, 2010
    Health care; Air travel safety and traffic control modernization; Supporting small business
  • March 20, 2010
    Mike's decision on the health care bill
  • March 16, 2010
    Letter from Mike about the health care bill
  • March 12, 2010
    Health care reform; Afghanistan; Haiti; Citizens United v. FEC ruling
  • March 11, 2010
    Letter from Mike about health care
  • March 5, 2010
    Job creation legislation; Keeping students safe; job training program targets Massachusetts' young adults
  • March 1, 2010
    Congressional delegation to Haiti; Health Care antitrust legislation; renewal of PATRIOT Act provisions
  • February 19, 2010
    Mike's activities during the district work period
  • February 12, 2010
    Pay-As-You-Go Act; Haiti earthquake response; Legislative breakfast in Mattapan
  • January 29, 2010
    State of the Union and using TARP funds to create jobs; Legislation filed in response to Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United vs. FEC
  • January 22, 2010
    Haiti Earthquake; Health Care reform bill; Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United vs. FEC; TARP and bonuses
  • December 21, 2009
    Jobs Creation; Defense Appropriations; Health Care Reform
  • December 13, 2009
    Financial Regulatory Reform; Appropriations; Community Health Centers; Job Creation
  • November 20, 2009
    Health Care; financial regulatory reform; Job creation
  • November 9, 2009
    Health Care; Credit Card reform; House Administraction Committee debate on voter eligibility of foreclosed homeowners and tenants of foreclosed homes
  • October 30, 2009
    Health Care; Interior/Environment Appropriations; Financial Regulatory Reform; Honoring Senator Edward Brooke
  • October 23, 2009
    Sudan; HIV/AIDS; Solar Energy; Consumer Financial Protection; Credit Card Reform
  • October 16, 2009
    Capitol Security; Homeland Security Appropriations; Social Security
  • October 10, 2009
    Defense Authorization and Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act; appropriations for existing Department of Agriculture, Rural Dvelopment and FDA programs; urban greenery legislation
  • September 25, 2009
    Medicare, Sudan, the Middle East
  • September 18, 2009
    Education funding legislation; Energy efficient vehicle; Reforming Wall Street
  • September 11, 2009
    Health care reform; Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network Continuing Authorization Act
  • August 24, 2009
    District work period; Health care; Transportation; Camp Ashraf; Affordable Housing
  • July 31, 2009
    Health care reform; Transportation; Defense Appropriations legislation
  • July 24, 2009
    Health care reform; "Pay-as-you-Go" Act; Appropriations legislation
  • July 16, 2009
    Additional information about health care reform legislation
  • July 14, 2009
    Health care reform legislation
  • July 10, 2009
    Appropriations legislation
  • July 1, 2009
    Climate change; Healthcare reform; Transportation
  • June 26, 2009
    Climate change legislation; Homeland security appropriations; Interior appropriations; Surface Transportation Authorization Act
  • June 19, 2009
    Supplemental appropriations; FY2010 appropriations; Climate change
  • June 12, 2009
    Digital TV transition; vouchers for vehicle trade-ins; Foreign Relations Authorization Act; Pakistan; Tobacco legislation; TARP repayments
  • May 22, 2009
    Foreclosures legislation; credit cardholders' bill of rights; FAA reauthorization; bipartisanship survey; telephone community meetings
  • May 15, 2009
    Funding for Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan; Wind Turbines in Massachusetts; Telephone community meetings
  • May 8, 2009
    Mortgage reform; financial fraud; hedge funds
  • May 1, 2009
    Federal budget; hate crime legislation; Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights Act; tunnel inspection legislation; Progressive Caucus meeting
  • April 24, 2009
    Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights Act; National Water Research and Development Initiative Act
  • April 9, 2009
    President's budget; El Salvador; telephone community meetings; district work period
  • March 27, 2009
    Treasury's plan for "legacy assets"; FLAME Act; help for homeowners; upcoming telephone comunity meeting
  • March 20, 2009
    Regulation reform roundtable; AIG and bonuses; Sudan; upcoming telephone comunity meeting
  • March 13, 2009
    Budget for the federal government; water quality legislation; elections in El Salvador
  • March 6, 2009
    Plan to reduce foreclosures and stabilize housing markets; congressional delegation to Afghanistan; ICC indictment of Sudanese president
  • February 13, 2009
    Treasury Secretary Geithner's plan for stabilizing the banking system; lack of accountability of bank CEOs; Economic stimulus legislation
  • February 6, 2009
    Health insurance for children; Digital television transition; Madoff hearing
  • January 30, 2009
    H.R. 1: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; oversight of hedge fund managers; the Middle East
  • January 23, 2009
    New White House administration; two votes related to the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP); ongoing deliberation of the economic stimulus package; report on the Congressman's second recent economic roundtable
  • January 16, 2009
    Health insurance for children (SCHIP); Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP); economic stimulus package
  • January 9, 2009
    The new Congress; current crisis in the Middle East; Fair Pay legislation
  • December 11, 2008
    Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Accountability Act and the auto industry
  • November 21, 2008
    Financial Services Committee hearing on the financial condition of the American automobile industry
  • October 17, 2008
    Congressman Capuano hosts economic roundtable
  • October 3, 2008
    Second House vote on the emergency economic stabilization bill
  • September 29, 2008
    First House vote on the emergency economic stabilization bill
  • September 26, 2008
    Financial services crisis; emergency economic stabilization bill
  • September 19, 2008
    Financial services crisis; Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act; The Commodity Market Transparency and Accountability Act; Home heating; Tunnel inspection and bridge funding
  • August 1, 2008
    Credit card holders' bill of rights; Appropriations bills: military construction and veterans' affairs; consumer product safety improvement; affordability of higher eduction; paycheck fairness;
  • July 25, 2008
    Home heating oil; Medicare legislation; National Petroleum Reserve
  • July 18, 2008
    Housing and foreclosure crisis; national tunnel inspection program; oil prices; leadership in HIV/AIDS treatment
  • June 27, 2008
    Medicare improvements; Alternative minimum tax patch; Americans with Disabilities Act; Saving energy through public transportation; Sudan and human rights monitoring
  • June 20, 2008
    FISA "capitulation" vote; amendments to supplemental spending bill — one that funds the war and another that establishes a new GI bill, unemployment benefits, funding for emergencies and disasters, and supports Medicaid; Capitol police equipment upgrades
  • June 13, 2008
    Unemployment extension; Amtrak; Darfur
  • June 6, 2008
    Concurrent Budget resolution for 2009; Darfur and the U.N. Security Council; community health centers legislation
  • May 16, 2008
    Amendments to supplemental spend for FY2008; Strategic petroleum reserve; Farm bill; Telephone community meeting
  • May 9, 2008
    Neighborhood Stabilization Act; amendments to housing legislation; VA consolidation; meeting students from Health Careers Academy
  • May 2, 2008
    Genetic non-discrimination; Capitol security; recording for the blind and dyslexic; community health centers
  • April 25, 2008
    Medicaid legislation; small business legislation; Coast Guard legislation
  • April 18, 2008
    China, Darfur and the Olympics; Student Loans; International Debt Relief
  • April 4, 2008
    Oversight in the dealings of the FAA; legislation on HIV/AIDS leadership; national fire administration
  • March 28, 2008
    Activities in the district during district work period
  • March 14, 2008
    New Office of Congressional Ethics, Foreign Intelligence Security Act
  • March 7, 2008
    Ethics Committee; hedge funds; energy;health insurance
  • February 15, 2008
    China and Darfur; Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
  • February 8, 2008
    Economic Stimulus Plan; The College and Opportunity Affordability Act; the President's FY2009 Budget
  • February 1, 2008
    Economic Stimulus Plan, State of the Union Address; Iraq
  • January 25, 2008
    Tunnel Inspection bill; SCHIP bill
  • October 12, 2007
    MBTA Green Line extension, Affordable Housing Trust Fund Act, Tax Collection Responsibility Act
  • September 21, 2007
    Expanding American Homeownership Act, TRIREA, FAA Reauthorization Act
  • August 9, 2007
    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Minneapolis/St. Paul bridge collapse, tunnel inspection program, Deployment Policy Act, Agriculture/FDA appropriations, energy legislation
  • July 13, 2007
    Big Dig tunnel collapse, College Cost Reduction Act, Redeployment from Iraq, Section 8 Voucher program
  • June 15, 2007
    The public debt and the war in Iraq, improving background checks for gun purchases, FY2008 Appropriations Bills
  • May 18, 2007
    COPS Reauthorization Act, National Defense Authorization Act, FY2008 Concurrent Budget Resolution, Community Health Centers
  • April 20, 2007
    Iraq Supplemental Appropriations Bill, Disctrict of Columbia House Voting Rights Act, Water resources Development Act, Shareholder Vote on Executive Compensation, Joseph E. Keane Federal Employees Freedom Act, Special Task Force on Ethics Enforcement
  • March 23, 2007
    US Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health and Iraq Accountability Act, Gulf Coast Hurricane Housing Recovery Act
  • March 9, 2007
    Funding the war in Iraq, several House votes regarding water supply, House Committee on Administration
  • January 12, 2007
    Troop escalation in Iraq, creating a nationwide highway tunnel inspection program, "100 Hours" legislation agenda: 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act, Fair Minimum Wage Act, Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act, Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act
  • December 20, 2006
    Transitioning to a Democrat-led House, a new committee assignment, the Big Dig and tunnel safety, Darfur, racial health disparities, and ongoing work in the Financial Services and Transporation and Infrastructure committees.
  • November 11, 2006
    Letter from Mike to the district regarding upcoming work in the newly-elected Democrat majority of the House of Representatives
  • October 27, 2006
    The Big Dig, Irish American Partnership, Jackson Square development, health insurance for children, the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership
  • September 8, 2006
    H.R. 503: the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, Darfur, the Reach Out and Read program, and a new website feature
  • July 21, 2006
    The Big Dig, the proposed marriage amendment, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act, violence in Israel and Lebanon, and the Pledge Protection Act
  • June 30, 2006
    Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act, Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act, the ongoing situation in Iraq, a visit to the John Hancock headquarters and unveiling a new website feature
  • May 12, 2006
    National Defense Authorization Act, Tax Reconciliation Act, surveillance and deadlines for the Medicare prescription drug program
  • April 14, 2006
    NESSARA meeting, telecommunications legislation, Irish-American partnership, ongoing involvement in Iraq
  • March 17, 2006
    Emergency Appropriations bill, Darfur, MBTA Silver Line, community meeting in Chinatown
  • March 3, 2006
    Congressional delegation to Darfur, Answering a subscriber's query, U.S. Port Security
  • February 17, 2006
    Iran's nuclear capability, new Chief of the Federal Reserve, visit to Draper Labs in Cambridge
  • December 21, 2005
    PATRIOT Act reauthorization, Immigration legislation, and several appropriations bills




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