During the past two years, U.S. Rep. William Keating has been busy.
When in Washington, the Democrat has been pushing measures crucial to the economic health of this region, leaving no stone unturned, whether it is legislation to help safeguard the rights of the Mashpee Wampanoag to build a casino, or helping to secure markets for local cranberry growers across the Atlantic. In short, Keating has been busy working on behalf of the region’s voters and has proven himself to be one of the most effective legislators serving in Congress today. He ranks fourth out of 435 House members in getting amendments passed.Read more
I feel I am part of a dying breed, a moderate who likes to see candidates work with one another to get things done, not work against each other at all times. I do my homework and evaluate the candidate's position and vote for the candidate, not necessarily the party.
The candidate who encompasses the correct values, combined with a passion and commitment to the most important issues is the Cape's own current congressman, William Keating.Read more
U.S. Rep. William Keating, who represents the Cape and Islands in Congress, recently scored a victory for cranberry growers across the state by facilitating a deal through which European nations will continue to purchase many of the state's small red fruit without implementing a retaliatory tariff.
European Union officials had threatened a blanket cranberry tariff as one measure in the wake of the Trump administration's decision to impose harsh economic measures on allied imports. Keating's efforts demonstrate how states may be able to wrest back a modicum of control of their economic futures from Washington, D.C., and deal with those most directly affected.Read more
Most of the headlines about the federal budget passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday focus on the big tax cuts pushed and won by the GOP.
But U.S Rep. William Keating said there's another budget story to be told, one that impacts thousands of Cape and Islanders and their health care. The budget cuts half a trillion dollars from the Medicare program for people age 65 and over and $1.4 trillion from Medicaid, the government subsidized health care program for people with lower incomes, Keating said.Read more
According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), five counties in the 9th Congressional District, represented by Congressman Bill Keating, have the highest rates of Lyme disease in the commonwealth -- Nantucket is first, Dukes County is second, followed by Plymouth, Bristol, and Barnstable counties.
Last week, Rep. Keating authored the Tick-Borne Disease Prevention Act, which will direct the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to publish two sets of materials specific to Lyme disease and tick-borne illnesses. The first will update prevention and treatment procedures for both healthcare providers and the public. The second includes training materials for healthcare providers.Read more
Six years after a fatal airplane stowaway incident ended in the night sky over Milton, an airport security bill that Congressman William Keating filed in response may be nearing final approval.
Keating's Airport Perimeter and Access Control Security Act initially passed the U.S. House of Representatives in July 2016. On Tuesday the House unanimously passed a revised version, and Keating says it will be among the first to be taken up by the Senate in the coming weeks.Read more