Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Would it be Scott Brown? Congressmen Markey or Capuano? Tell us who you think should run.
The Washington Post is reporting that President Obama is considering appointing Massachusetts U.S. Sen. John Kerry as the Secretary of Defense. There was speculation Kerry would become the next Secretary of State. Either way Kerry's move to possibly become a member of Obama's cabinet will open up his current seat. Should he be appointed, a special election would be held to finish out Kerry's term, which expires in 2014. Conversation from the breakfast table this morning to the morning commute has everyone talking - who will run for Kerry's U.S. Senate seat if he's appointed? Could it be Scott Brown? Or maybe Congressmen Ed Markey or Michael Capuano? Only time will tell, but we know you're talking about it. So tell us, who do you think …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts and beyond.
JP Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race on your ballot. Senator Scott Brown: Fresh off an underdog special election victory and two years in the Senate, Brown faces his first, fierce challenge. Elizabeth Warren: The Senate hopeful has made her name as a financial watchdog with a serious bite. Now in her first political campaign, she's taking on a popular Republican incumbent and facing questions about her past. Massachusetts Ballot Initiatives: From car repair to medical marijuana, there are several questions supporters hope to put to the electorate. U.S. Representative Michael Capuano: After Senator Ted Kennedy passed away, Capuano ran for the open seat. He lost a tough primary to Attorney General Martha…
Monday, April 2, 2012
The following material was issued by the office of U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA, 8th District).
Monday, April 2, 2012
I wrote last week about Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget resolution for FY 2013. This week the House took votes on several budget proposals, including Rep. Ryan’s. His proposal goes well beyond what was agreed to in the Budget Control Act (BCA), which already significantly reduced spending. Over ten years, his budget reduces non-defense spending by more than $1 trillion, on top of the reductions made by the BCA. Under this budget, Defense Department funding would increase next year. Just like last year, this budget dismantles the existing Medicare program and replaces it with a voucher program. It targets Medicaid by cutting $810 billion in funding over ten years and turning it into a block grant program. The budget reduces …