Richard (Richie) E. Neal (D-USH01)
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Capitol: 202.225.5601
FAX: 202.225.8112
District: 413.442.0946
District FAX: 413.443.2792
Room 2309 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-2101

Residence: Springfield, MA
Elected: 1988    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Maureen Conway   DOB: 2/14/1949
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Committee on Ways and Means
ChairmanJoint Committee on Taxation
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Bulgaria
ChairmanNew England Congressional Caucus
Co-ChairFriends of Ireland Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Real Estate Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Retirement Security Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Financial Security and Life Insurance Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Caucus
Vice ChairHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Former Mayors Caucus
FC MemberFragile X Caucus
FC MemberAd Hoc Congressional Committee on Irish Affairs
FC MemberPaper and Packaging Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Green Jobs
FC MemberHouse Mentoring Caucus
FC MemberDutch Congressional Caucus
FC MemberHurricane Irene Coalition
FC MemberOut of Afghanistan Caucus
FC MemberHouse Livable Communities Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Hearing Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fitness Caucus
FC MemberNortheast-Midwest Congressional Coalition (NEMW)
FC MemberCongressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Portuguese American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biotechnology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
FC MemberFriends of New Zealand Caucus
FC MemberTextile Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Health Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional National Parks Caucus
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberCongressional Mobility Air Forces Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberOut of Iraq Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus


Congressman Richard E. Neal represents the First Congressional District of Massachusetts in the United States Congress. Richard Neal was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on February 14, 1949 and was raised and educated in the City of Springfield. He is a 1972 graduate of American International College, where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and was a member of the National Honor Society. He received his Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Barney School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Hartford in 1976.

Richard Neal was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1988. He is the Ranking Member of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee.

Congressman Neal is the dean of both the Massachusetts Delegation and the New England Congressional Delegation. He is a long-time guest lecturer at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and a Trustee at Mount Holyoke College. He is a National Trustee of John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. He served as the Mayor of the City of Springfield from 1984 to 1988, and was highlighted in Newsweek Magazine for his many accomplishments during that time.

Congressman Neal has been a lead sponsor of legislation to prevent American companies from moving offshore to avoid paying U.S. taxes. He has sponsored legislation that would increase the national savings rate by encouraging the use of individual retirement accounts, and has worked to make health care and tuition expenses tax deductible for middle class people. He successfully led the charge to eliminate the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) for middle-class families in America. He has a long legislative history of fighting to preserve and protect Medicare and Social Security.

Congressman Neal is an At-Large Whip for the House Democrats. He is a co-chairman of the New England Congressional Caucus, where he advocates for the unique regional interests of the six New England States. Congressman Neal is the Democratic Leader of the Friends of Ireland Caucus.

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