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
Losing my partner Faye to Alzheimer’s Disease three years ago was the most difficult experience of my life. However, through many years of caring for her and advocating for Alzheimer’s research and care, I have been inspired by so many caregivers, survivors, medical personnel, and people living with Alzheimer’s. There is an entire community working to change policy to improve care of people with Alzheimer’s and to access private and government funding for much-needed research.
Here in the Ninth Congressional District, this community is lucky to have the type of leadership that Congressman Bill Keating provides for us in D.C.Read more
I have dedicated my life to helping those are dealing with addiction, working to connect them with resources to aid them in their recovery. Our state has led the way in developing innovative approaches to dealing with substance abuse. And we are fortunate to have the leadership of people like Congressman Bill Keating in Washington to support and strengthen community efforts back here at home and to pursue legislation that has helped to prevent overdose deaths.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
Hundreds of years ago, Massachusetts' first colonists came to these shores by ship and sail. Chasing then-plentiful fish stocks from across the Atlantic, these immigrants imagined their "City upon a Hill" not from summit's height but atop crested wave.
My own immigrant father was a trawl fisherman, back when cod were still so abundant that people said you could walk across the sea on their backs. Fishing, hard work then and now, supported a family of eight. Fishing cod, haddock, and other species put food on our table and money in the bank. Fishing helped me become the first in my family to go to college.Read more
If you ask about improving the harbor you usually hear two things: Dredging is key, and don’t get your hopes up, it’s expensive. Suddenly this past Thursday those hopes went up, like a rocket. It was a dramatic 18 hours, with the news going from interesting to encouraging to celebratory.
At 4 p.m. Thursday U.S. Rep. Bill Keating, D-Bourne, told the Old Colony Memorial that both the House and the Senate were close to passing an appropriation bill that could include millions for the dredging of Plymouth Harbor by the Army Corps of Engineers.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