“The View from Washington D.C.: A Conversation with Congressman Richard Neal” to be Held March 19 at UMass Amherst

Richard E. Neal
Richard E. Neal

AMHERST, Mass. – U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal will present “The View from Washington D.C.” on Tuesday, March 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of Old Chapel at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The event is free and open to the public. The presentation is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor, the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the School of Public Policy. A reception with light refreshments will follow.

Neal, D-Springfield, represents the 1st Congressional District of Massachusetts in the House of Representatives. First elected to the House in 1988, he recently assumed the chairmanship of the influential tax-writing Ways and Means Committee. He is also an at-large whip for the House Democrats, a co-chairman of the New England Congressional Caucus and Democratic Leader of the Friends of Ireland Caucus.

Neal has served as a guest lecturer at UMass Amherst since 1998, teaching courses on journalism and politics. He is a trustee at Mount Holyoke College and a national trustee of the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. He served as the mayor of the City of Springfield from 1984 to 1988.