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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



11/17 – Due to the overwhelming level of interest in Inaugural tickets, my office can no longer accept requests. Please note that we have received more than 7,000 ticket requests to date, far more than we can possibly accommodate. My sincere apologies to you, and I thank you for your expression of interest. For more information about the Inaugural or about President-Elect Obama, you may visit the following web sites:


"E-Updates" are periodic e-mail updates from Mike's office.


Debt Report

On December 1, 2008, the total public debt for the U.S. was $10,681,135,920,463.00 — that's more than TEN TRILLION DOLLARS!

In only one month, the public debt has increased by a whopping $107 BILLION. Put another way, the debt increased at a rate of about:

  • $3.5 BILLION A DAY!
  • $148 million per hour!
  • $2.5 million per minute!
  • $41,000 per second!

Visit the Federal Bureau of Public Debt for 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.

Resources To Help Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure


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