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NEAL SEES HEALTH CARE, DRUG COSTS, TRADE AND TAX RETURNS ON AGENDA [+AUDIO]

By Nicole DeFeudis
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

SPRINGFIELD, MASS., NOV. 7, 2018....With Democrats now poised to seize control of the U.S. House from Republicans, Congressman Richard Neal of Springfield is ready to take on a more powerful role and said Wednesday that his plans include protecting Social Security and the Affordable Care Act, and requesting President Donald Trump's tax returns. 

Congressman Richard Neal, who could be in line for chairmanship of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, spoke Wednesday in Springfield. [Photo: Nicole DeFeudis/SHNS]

"I will be unyielding in my defense of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid," Neal, who could be elevated in the next Congress to chair the House Ways and Means Committee, said Wednesday afternoon during a press conference in his home city.
 
Despite a Republican majority in the Senate, Neal believes there is room for cooperation on some issues, including infrastructure, prescription drug costs and resetting the trade agenda.


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