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.Read more
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.Read more
We, as a Nation, collectively paused this past Monday - as we do each year on Memorial Day - to reflect on the many sacrifices made by the service men and women, and their families, who have defended our country.
I believe one of our Nation's greatest duties and the truest way to honor our fallen heroes is to ensure their surviving family are taken care of. That is why I authored and introduced the Gold Star Families Equality Act last week. This legislation will allow Gold Star parents to access retail, exchange, and commissary benefits currently only afforded to surviving spouses.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to approve Zohydro, a potent and controversial painkiller, was "outrageous" and will have "long-lasting, devastating effects" across the nation, U.S. Rep. William Keating said Wednesday during a national conference on prescription drug abuse in Atlanta.Read more
He mustered out of the U.S. Marine Corps nearly seven decades ago, but the uniform still fits Sgt. Jesse James Jackson. It is now also decorated with the long-overdue thanks of a grateful nation.Read more
In only his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives, William Keating (D - Bourne) has proven himself an impressive voice on issues of national security. It's unusual for a junior member of Congress to distinguish himself so early on in his legislative career, but using his experience as the former Norfolk County District Attorney and his committee assignments on the House's Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs Committees, Keating's done just that.Read more
The holiday season should be a time filled with joy and good-will. Unfortunately for far too many families in our district and across the country, this holiday they are feeling the pinch.
With funding for housing, unemployment, and food programs being cut or still up in the air, many short-sighted policies from the Republican Leadership are affecting the daily lives of hard-working citizens. I remain committed to fighting against these harmful and discriminatory policies.Read more
One hundred and fifty years ago last month, in the midst of a civil war, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that the last Thursday of November "as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise." His words still ring true today:
"It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.Read more