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Cape Cod Times: Keating Has Earned Another Two Years

William Keating may not be the most electrifying member of Congress, but when he sinks his teeth into an issue, he doesn't let go.

Just look at what he did following the Boston Marathon bombing. As a former prosecutor, he started asking questions no national security agency — from Homeland Security to the FBI — wanted to ask. How could this have happened and could it have been prevented?

When the FBI office in Boston stonewalled his request for information, he flew to Russia twice to gather information about the suspected bombers.

He learned that the Russians had, in fact, tried to warn the United States about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of the two brothers suspected of carrying out the attack.

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Endorsed by New Bedford Firefighters and Police Officers

Congressman Bill Keating was endorsed by the New Bedford Firefighters Local 841 and the New Bedford Police Union at a joint rally this afternoon at the city’s Black Whale Restaurant. 

The New Bedford Firefighters Local 841 is endorsing Congressman Keating for the second time.

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Keating swings back hard at GOP challenger

Congressman William Keating meets with The Patriot Ledger editorial board Wednesday

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Our View: Planting seeds for growth in Bristol County

Gov. Deval Patrick was at the former Lincoln Park site Friday to announce about $50 million in state investment in the form of MassWorks infrastructure grants to benefit Bristol County. There was stiff competition for the grants this year, with four to five times as many applications than usual.

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At UMass Dartmouth, faith leaders come together to discuss roles in combating substance abuse


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Matters of homeland security

U.S. Rep. William Keating, D-Mass, has had no shortage of opportunities to hold out homeland security as a priority of his past term.

A member of the House Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security committees, Keating launched an investigation in the aftermath of last year's Boston Marathon bombings to sniff out any dysfunction that might have prevented the government from preventing the fatal finish-line attack. It was a "lonely job," he said, with so many loath to question the FBI or other security agencies. But he learned that the Russians had, in fact, tried to warn the United States about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of the two brothers suspected of carrying out the attack.

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Keating put troops first; what's wrong with that?

To the Editor:

I was proud to read that U.S. Rep. William Keating fulfilled his commitment to our military and their families by attending the 102nd Intelligence Wing's family day ceremony at Joint Base Cape Cod rather than take part in a political talk show.

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Nurses won't see pay cuts

NEW BEDFORD — Nurses at the VA-run health care center on Elm Street won't see a pay cut. A dispute between the Veterans Administration and the nurses — some would have seen salaries cut by as much as 18 percent — has been resolved, Rep. William Keating said Thursday night.

"That is too drastic a cut when you have budgeted your income to pay mortgages, tuitions and bills," said Keating, D-Mass., in a news release.

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House bill orders spy agency review

The US House on Friday approved legislation aimed at fixing the lack of information sharing that may have hindered investigations into Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the months before the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Keating files bill to give commissary privileges to Gold Star parents

Gold Star parents would have access to retail and commissary privileges under a bill filed by Rep. William Keating, according to a news release Thursday from the congressman's office.

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