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Thanks for visiting my Congressional web site. My staff and I have compiled information about the work I do in Washington and in the 8th Congressional district of Massachusetts. You may learn the status of key legislation, check out what's happening in Congress on any given day and become familiar with the communities I represent. We've also provided links to sites that you might be interested in visiting. As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me. It is my honor to represent the people of Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea and Somerville.

signed, Mike

A new directions for America


Capuano asks NTSB, Department of Transportation's Office of the Inspector General to investigate the Big Dig accident
  • Read Congressman Capuano, Massachusetts Delegation Ask NTSB to Investigate Big Dig Accident
  • Read NTSB Agrees to Investigate Big Dig Accident, Sends Team to Boston
  • Read Department of Transportation's Office of the Inspector General Agrees to Oversee Full Review of the Big Dig
Capuano Calls on President Bush to Appoint Special Envoy to Sudan

"The immediate appointment of a Special Envoy would demonstrate clearly... that the United States will remain engaged and committed at the highest level to bringing peace to Darfur." Read more

Casework: Immigration

My office has helped hundreds of persons with immigration difficulties. Sometimes we succeed and sometimes we do not. To read about some cases, click here.


Debt Report

On October 19, 2006, the total public debt was $8,548,071,412,038.76. That's over $8.5 TRILLION!

Between October 1 and October 19, the total public debt increased by roughly $41,097,512,824. Put another way, the debt increased at a rate of about:

  • $2.3 BILLION A DAY!
  • $95 MILLION per HOUR!
  • $1.6 MILLION per MINUTE!
  • $26 THOUSAND per SECOND!

Visit the Federal Bureau of Public Debt for daily and monthly figures on the national debt.

If you would like to see how much interest we paid on this debt, visit Bureau of Public Debt's Interest Expense on Outstanding Debt.

Much of this debt is owed to foreign governments. If you want to see exactly how much the US currently owes China, OPEC nations, and other foreign governments, visit Major Foreign Holders of Treasury Securities.

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