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Rep. Kennedy tours SSTAR to hear about issues confronting substance abuse treatment

The Fall River Herald, Jo C. Goode

FALL RIVER — Sitting at a long table, a young woman surrounded by staff from Stanley Street Treatment and Resources told U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III about her experience at the drug and mental health treatment facility, where she is undergoing rehabilitation.

“SSTAR has really saved my life,” the woman said. “I can laugh again. I’d forgotten what it was to laugh.”

Kennedy asked her if she had any advice to give.

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Elections for sale?

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Democracy should not be for sale.

Unfortunately, that appears to be the case in America today. Because of recent decisions by the Supreme Court, people like the Koch brothers and Karl Rove are being allowed to inject huge sums of money into races all over the nation.Will you join me and a number of my colleagues in urging that Congress pass campaign finance reform and get big money out of politics? Sign our petition today!

It’s astounding that Koch-backed groups spent more than $400 million in the 2012 election and are planning to spend another $300 million in 2014.

Many of my colleagues that these groups are targeting are excellent lawmakers who have the courage and conviction to stand up to the right wing’s radical ideology. They need our help now before it’s too late.

Click here to add your name to our petition and make your voice heard.

Thanks for your help on this critical issue,


Congressman Joe Kennedy III slams House Republicans for bill threatening to deport hundreds of thousands of immigrants already working in US

The Springfield Republican, Robert Rizzuto

After House Republicans passed a bill Friday mostly along party lines threatening to deport hundreds of thousands of immigrants previously granted work permits under a federal program, the political backlash began reverberating throughout Washington and beyond.

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a Democrat representing Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional District, was among those condemning the bill and the House Republicans who voted to pass the $694 million spending bill.

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Viewpoint: US Rep. Joe Kennedy III says life in Congress is substance but with less drama and intrigue than portrayal in ‘House of Cards’

The Springfield Republican, Congressman Joe Kennedy III

It’s not like House of Cards. Let’s just get that out of the way. Washington isn’t always a walk in the park, but the truth is that being a Member of Congress is a lot less drama and intrigue and a lot more substance, deliberation and debate.

I thought I’d take a minute to give you an idea of what my days are really like. While I can’t promise quite the same entertainment value as Kevin Spacey, I can tell you that there is very rarely a dull moment. And that no two days are the same.

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Kennedy’s bill praised as job creator

The Milford Daily News, Matt Tota

Lawmakers and industry experts are applauding U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III’s efforts on a manufacturing bill that they say will help spur job growth.

The Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, first introduced by Kennedy last August, is headed to the House floor after it won bipartisan support from legislators on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

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