Congressman Richard Neal to Discuss Tax Reform on Sept. 15

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected]

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., August 22, 2017—Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA) will be at Williams College on Friday, Sept. 15, to discuss the politics and policy considerations around changing the U.S. tax structure under President Trump. Neal will speak at 1:30 p.m. in Griffin Hall, room 3. The event is free and open to the public.

First elected to Congress in 1988, Neal is the ranking member of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee. Prior to his service in Congress, Neal was a former city councilor and mayor of Springfield, Mass. In Congress, Neal has worked on legislation to prevent American companies from moving offshore to avoid paying U.S. taxes.

A native of Worcester, Mass., Neal graduated from American International College in 1972 with a degree in political science. He received a master’s degree in public administration from the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford in 1976.

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Following the event, there will be time for an audience question and answer session. The Department of Political Science is sponsoring this event.


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