A Conversation With U.S. Congressman Richard E. Neal, Chairman, House Ways and Means CommitteePrint PDF
Congressman Richard E. Neal was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives (Democrat, Massachusetts 1st Congressional District) in 1988. In 2019, he was elected by his colleagues to assume Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Congressman Neal and the Ways and Means Committee have worked to bring relief to the American people. The first bill, the CARES Act, included several provisions that Ways and Means Committee Democrats secured, including federal unemployment compensation, economic assistance payments, and telehealth flexibility. In the American Rescue Plan Act, the Ways and Means Committee was responsible for nearly $1 billion of the $1.9 trillion package. Under Chairman Neal’s leadership, the bill put more money directly into people’s pockets, helping them afford childcare and health coverage, and shored up retirement security.
Congressman Neal will share with us a timely insider’s view of the workings of the House of Representatives and Congress.
- Bill Kennedy, Chair, Public Policy, Nutter
Tuesday, February 8, 2022