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Delahunt Honored By Coast Guard Academy

10/19/2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a regimental review earlier this month at the United States Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt was honored for his work in Congress on Coast Guard issues.  “Over these last fourteen years, it has been an...

Delahunt: $ 10,081,340 For Community Health Centers On Cape Cod

10/08/2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today announced the release of over $10 million to expand services and address construction needs at community health centers on Cape Cod.

Delahunt Announces Community Policing Funds For Hull And Yarmouth

09/29/2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today announced that the towns of Yarmouth and Hull have been awarded a total of $155,616 in federal assistance for local community policing efforts.

House Approves Prescription Drug Monitoring Bill

09/23/2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The House passed legislation today reauthorizing a key program to help states monitor prescription drug use in order to prevent drug abuse and the illegal diversion of medications.
The bill - HR 5710 - passed 384-32, reauthorizes the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting (NASPER) Act which provides grants to states to track drug prescriptions. The program has strong bipartisan support and authorizes $15 million in funding for fiscal year 2011 and $10 million annually from fiscal 2012-2013. The program has grown quickly with over 40 states having already established prescription drug monitoring programs. Delahunt is a strong supporter of the program saying “Prescription drug abuse is out of control and this program is an effective way to help stop the abuse before it starts.” The bill now moves on to the Senate. To read more about Delaunt's work on this issue, please click here.

Delahunt Pushes Bipartisan Plan To Curb Prescription Drug Abuse

09/22/2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Delahunt (MA-10), Mary Bono Mack (CA-45) and Hal Rogers (KY-05), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse, hosted a bipartisan forum on Capitol Hill to unveil a number of effective policy solutions to fight the growing national problem of prescription drug abuse.

Delahunt Announces Start Of Cape Wetlands Restoration Project

09/21/2010

WEST BARNSTABLE, MA -- At a ceremony yesteday morning in West Barnstable, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt joined with state and local officials to mark the start of a $30 million Cape Cod Water Resources Restoration Project designed to help clean up watersheds and boost fishing and shellfish employment. The effort which includes more than 70 projects on the Cape is expected to create more than 500 jobs. To read more, please click here for a story from the Cape Cod Times.

Delahunt Urges Funding To Prevent Homelessness On Cape Cod

09/21/2010

HYANNIS, MA -- At a meeting with local housing advocates yesterday in Hyannis, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt urged that funding be restored for Cape Cod programs that prevent families from becoming homeless. For local coverage from the Cape Cod Times, please click here

Delahunt Announces Funds For Cape & Islands Small Businesses

08/19/2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced that the Cape and Islands Community Development Inc.’s Coastal Community Capital will receive $599,991 in federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund...

War Funding Approved, Delahunt Votes No

07/28/2010

On Tuesday afternoon, the House voted 308-114 to approve a $58.8 billion supplemental appropriations bill that included funding for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Senate rejected House efforts to attach additional spending for domestic priorities, and sent a trimmed down version back to the House. Delahunt voted no.

House Passes National Criminal Justice Commission Act

07/27/2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation authored by Senator Jim Webb and Rep. Bill Delahunt that creates a blue-ribbon, bipartisan commission charged with undertaking a top-to-bottom review of the nation’s criminal justice system. To read more, please click here. To watch a video of Delahunt's remarks, please click here.

State Lawmakers, Small Businesses Join Delahunt To Urge Passage Of Main Street Fairness Act

07/27/2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Rep. Delahunt announced that he will join with a bipartisan group of state lawmakers and small business owners at a Press Conference Thursday morning at 10:00AM in Room 2226 of the Rayburn House Office Building to urge passage of the Main Street Fairness Act (H.R. 5660).

Delahunt Calls for Action on China Piracy

07/21/2010

Today, U.S. Rep Bill Delahunt urged Congress to take tough action on the counterfeiting of U.S goods by Chinese companies labeling it “economic terrorism” that threatens the American economy. Delahunt spoke at today’s Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing. Witnesses testified that the United States has lost $3.5 billion in sales and thousands of jobs due the piracy of American music, movies, software and other products. To read more, please click here.

Delahunt Says Ferry Services Will Boost the Economy and Regional Tourism

07/21/2010

This week U.S. Rep Bill Delahunt joined Lt. Governor Tim Murray and other officials for a groundbreaking to launch new dock facilities at the Squantum Point Park in Quincy.  The area will link ferry service to the Boston Harbor Islands,...

Kennedy, Delahunt Celebrate the Protection of Truro Campground

07/13/2010

Today U.S. Rep Bill Delahunt joined Mrs. Victoria Reggie Kennedy, The Trust for Public Land, The National Park Service, the Truro Conservation Trust and other supporters to celebrate the protection of the North of Highland Camping Area—a popular destination for Cape Cod National Seashore visitors. To watch Delahunt's remarks, please click here. To watch Mrs. Kennedy's remarks, please click here.

Delahunt Introduces Main Street Fairness Act

07/12/2010

U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt introduced the Main Street Fairness Act H.R. 5660 to help states retrieve billions in sales tax revenues that are owed but currently going uncollected.  This year, an estimated $18.6 billion will go uncollected.  Massachusetts will lose...

Delahunt Calls For Unity In Iraq

07/01/2010

Today U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt and 34 Members of the United States House of Representatives sent a letter to the caretaker Prime Minister of Iraq, Nouri al-Maliki, calling on him to work with the winning coalitions of Iraq’s recent parliamentary elections to quickly form a government of national unity representing all of the country’s major religious and ethnic groups.

Delahunt To Oppose War Funding

06/29/2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced today that he will oppose supplemental funding for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan which could come up for a vote this week...

Delahunt Announces Funding For Red Tide Research On Cape Cod

06/25/2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced that the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) will receive $365,982 in federal funding for a research effort to control red tide blooms in the Outer Cape’s Nauset Marsh System.“This research and...

Delahunt Receives Coast Guard Public Service Award

06/17/2010

Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt was presented with the United States Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service award by Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr.“I’m deeply humbled today to receive this honor, as I have had the pleasure, over...

Delahunt Announces Funds For Cape Transit Projects

06/15/2010

HYANNIS, MA -- This week, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt joined with Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff and state and local officials to annouce funds to expand public transit on Cape Cod. To read a story from the Cape Cod Times, please click here. To...

Delahunt Urges BP To Set Up Account To Fund Clean Up

06/15/2010

Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt joined with Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) to urge BP to direct its scheduled dividend payment to an escrow account designed solely to fund the oil spill cleanup and compensate its victims on the Gulf coast.“It...

Delahunt Urges BP To Suspend Payments On Dividends And Public Relations

06/09/2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today joined with Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) and a growing coalition of House Members to call on BP CEO Tony Hayward to suspend dividend payments and its public relations campaign until the environmental...

Delahunt Announces $549,450 For Center For Coastal Studies

06/07/2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced that the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies will receive $549,450 in federal funding to support the Northeast Coastal Monitoring Collaborative."The information age has come to ocean science and the Provincetown Center...

Delahunt Announces Funding For AmeriCorps Cape Cod

05/27/2010

Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced that AmeriCorps Cape Cod will receive $338,000 in federal funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service. “This grants announced today are made possible because of the hard work and lasting legacy of Senator...

Delahunt Announces Federal Funding For Town of Plymouth

05/26/2010

U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today announced that the Town of Plymouth will receive $627,190 in federal funding to re-hire five firefighters that were lost last July due to budget cuts.  “In these tough fiscal times, is important that we do all...

Delahunt Hosts Rural Development Forum On Martha's Vineyard

05/25/2010

U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced today that he will host an informational forum on Friday June 4 to discuss U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Administration Programs. Hosted by the Dukes County Commission, the forum will be held on Friday June...

Delahunt Endorses Salazar Proposal To Reform MMS

05/20/2010

U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today praised Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar’s proposal to break up the Minerals Management Service (MMS) into three distinct agencies - one to oversee development of oil drilling and wind farms on the outer continental shelf,...

Delahunt Says Funds Needed for Water & Sewer Projects

05/10/2010

In the aftermath of the large MWRA water main break, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt, a cosponsor of H.R. 3202, the Water Protection and Reinvestment Act, is cited in today’s Boston Globe as a strong advocate for increased federal water and...

Delahunt Applauds New Law To Strengthen Veterans’ Health Services

05/06/2010

U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today applauded President Obama for signing the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act into law. “It is our duty to ensure that those who serve our country in the Armed Forces have access to the...

Delahunt Supports Bill To Bar Animal Abuse Videos

05/04/2010

Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced that he has co-sponsored H.R. 5092, the so called Crush Act, introduced recently by Reps. Jim Moran (D-VA) and Elton Gallegly (R-CA). The legislation is designed to overcome a recent decision by the U.S....

Delahunt Responds To Cape Wind Decision

04/28/2010

U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt released the following statement regarding the Cape Wind project:Cape Wind is the first offshore wind farm to be built in the wrong place, in the wrong way, stimulating the wrong economies.   Offshore wind energy has great...

Press Conference Tuesday On Delahunt Bill To Review Nation's Criminal Justice System

04/26/2010

  WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Reps Bill Delahunt (D-MA), Darrel Issa (R-CA), Marcia Fudge (D-OH), and Tom Rooney (R-FL) will hold a press conference on Tuesday April 27, 2010 at 11:30AM in Room 2255 of the Rayburn House Office Building to...

Delahunt Announces Winners Of Art Competition

04/21/2010

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today announced the winners of this year’s Congressional Art Competition which featured entries from 19 different communities in the Tenth District. “This competition demonstrates the talent and potential of our young people...

Delahunt To Host Open Meeting On Afghanistan Policy

04/05/2010

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced today that he will host an open meeting on Sunday April 11 to discuss the war in Afghanistan.  “Later this spring, we expect the Obama Administration to ask Congress for additional...

Delahunt To Hold State House Forum On OxyContin

04/05/2010

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today announced that the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law will be holding a Field Briefing in Boston next week to examine the Massachusetts OxyContin and Heroin Commission’s recommendations to...

Delahunt Urges Help For Fishermen During Transition To Catch Shares System

04/01/2010

U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today joined with Sen. Kerry and Congressmen Frank, Tierney, and McGovern and other colleagues in sending a letter to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke that outlines four proposals to help fishermen during the transition to a...

Delahunt Sponsors Coastal Jobs Bill

03/30/2010

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today announced that he is a co-sponsor of legislation that will create jobs for displaced fishermen in coastal communities as fish populations rebuild. “Our New England fishermen have many talents and skills...

President Obama Signs Delahunt Travel Promotion Bill

03/04/2010

WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama signed legislation today authored by U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt to promote global travel to the United States.  “In one bold step, we are boosting the economy while enhancing America’s image abroad,” Delahunt said after...

Delahunt Announces Funding For Vineyard Cleanup

03/03/2010

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep Bill Delahunt today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved funding to locate and remove World War II munitions from shoreline areas on Martha’s Vineyard including Chappaquiddick, Edgartown and West Tisbury. ...

Delahunt Announces OpenCape Broadband Initiative To Receive $32 Million

03/02/2010

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep Bill Delahunt joined with Senator John Kerry, Congressmen James McGovern, Barney Frank and Stephen Lynch, and Governor Deval Patrick to announce that the non-profit OpenCape Corporation will receive $32 million in federal funding as...

Delahunt Announces Funding For Head Start On Tuesday

03/01/2010

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep Bill Delahunt will join Tuesday with Quincy Community Action Programs (QCAP), Mayor Tom Koch and the Archdiocese of Boston to present the QCAP’s Head Start Program with a check for $1,000,000 in federal funding...

Feds Award Red Tide Forecasting $ To WHOI

02/26/2010

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today announced the award of $500,408 in federal funding for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to forecast future red tide outbreaks. “With reports suggesting more red tide blooms, it is important that...

Delahunt Gets High Marks On Votes To Protect Environment

02/24/2010

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt received a 100% rating from the League of Conservation Voters on the 2009 National Environmental Scorecard – a nationally accepted yardstick used to rate Members of Congress on environmental, public health and...

Delahunt Calls For Clean Elections -- In Iraq

02/03/2010

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep Bill Delahunt and twenty seven of his colleagues urged the Obama Administration to promote free and fair voting in the Iraqi national elections scheduled for March 7, 2010.“We fully respect the sovereignty of...

Delahunt Announces Clean Water Funds For Cape And Vineyard

01/25/2010

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep Bill Delahunt was informed by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today that the Obama administration has approved $29.7 million in funds for several local water and sewer projects.  “Over the past year, my office has...

Delahunt Sponsors Credit Card Reforms

12/15/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced that he is cosponsoring legislation to cap credit card interest rates and outlaw excessive interchange fees that small businesses must pay credit card companies. “Although credit cards play a useful...

Delahunt Announces Funding For Local Projects

12/11/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep Bill Delahunt today announced that the omnibus appropriations bill passed by the House this week includes $16.6 million for projects on the Tenth District, including $12.8 million for new facilities at the Massachusetts Military...

Delahunt Announces Service Academy Candidates

12/08/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced today that he has nominated several local students for admission to United States Service Academies for the fall of 2010.“Making a commitment to serve our country, particularly in a time of...

Delahunt Pushes Bill To Extend Health Benefits To Laid Off Workers

12/04/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today announced that he is co-sponsoring legislation to provide continued health insurance for those that have lost their jobs during this recession. “The economy has been tough on millions of individuals and...

Delahunt Plan On Canal Bridge Congestion Approved

11/16/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt applauded the decision by Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Mullan for quickly endorsing his request to establish a task force to address the congestion issue in the Cape Cod Canal region.“I am...

Delahunt Proposes Plan To Address Bridge And Canal Area Traffic

11/10/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today called for the formation of a task force to pull together all the various federal, state, local and regional government agencies to come up with a unified action plan to alleviate...

Delahunt, Local Officials Kick Off Green Harbor Dredging Project Monday

11/05/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep Bill Delahunt today announced that on Monday November 9th, he will join local officials in the Town of Marshfield to “kick-off” the long awaited Green Harbor dredging project. “Maintaining our waterways is critical to...

Delahunt Applauds Park Service Decision To Keep Boston Regional Office Open

10/29/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt applauded a decision by new Parks Director Jon Jarvis to keep the National Park Service’s Boston Regional office open. “The federal government’s presence in New England has been reduced significantly during...

Delahunt Announces Federal Funds For Vineyard Energy Project

10/27/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today announced the award of $787,250 from the U.S. Department of Energy to the Vineyard Energy Project on Martha’s Vineyard for an innovative smart grid project.“The residents of Martha’s Vineyard have certainly...

Delahunt And Mayor Koch Announce $14 Million For Quincy Center Revitalization

10/27/2009

QUINCY, MA– U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt and Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch announced today that more than $14 million in federal stimulus and transportation funding will be awarded to the City’s $1 billion plan to revitalize Quincy Center. “The money...

Delahunt And VA To Update Local Officials On Plymouth Veterans Outpatient Clinic

10/22/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep Bill Delahunt today announced that he will join Dr. Michael Mayo-Smith, Director of Veterans Service Integrate Network 1, and State legislators to host a local briefing on prospects for a future VA Outpatient Clinic...

Delahunt Announces Foreclosure Assistance To South Shore

10/20/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today announced the award of $115,823 in Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants to Quincy Community Action Programs (QCAP) and the Plymouth Redevelopment Authority. “With an economy still in recession...

Delahunt Hearing On International Violence Against Women

10/15/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt (D-MA) announced that the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight will hold a hearing on Wednesday October 21 to examine international violence against women.  “Violence against...

Delahunt, Local Officials, Army Corps, Students To Tour Broad Meadows Project

10/14/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep Bill Delahunt today announced that he will join Monday with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mayor Tom Koch, and students from the Broad Meadows Middle School to present the City of Quincy with...

Delahunt-Blunt Travel Bill Approved In House

10/07/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Legislation championed by U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt to promote international travel to the United States has cleared its final hurdle in the U.S. House of Representatives today.“The Travel Promotion Act will not only boost travel and...

Delahunt: U.S. Service Academy Deadline Approaching

10/07/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today reminded interested local families that the application deadline for nominations to US Service Academies is coming up fast.The deadline for area students to apply to be nominated by Rep. Delahunt for academic...

Delahunt: VA To Issue Emergency Checks To Veterans Awaiting College Benefits

09/30/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today U.S Rep. Bill Delahunt applauded the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for ensuring that thousands of eligible student veterans who applied for educational benefits under the new G.I. Bill passed last year will receive...

Delahunt Sponsors Bill To Prevent Cuts In Social Security

09/28/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced today that he will co-sponsor legislation that will provide a one-time cost of living "COLA" increase to all Social Security recipients next year. “In these difficult economic times it is important...

Delahunt Chosen As United Nations Delegate

09/22/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt has been formally nominated today by President Barack Obama to serve as a member of the official U.S. delegation to the United Nations General Assembly that begins this week.“I’m honored to have...

House Passes Delahunt Adams Memorial Bill

09/22/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation authored by U.S. Rep Bill Delahunt to extend the authorization of the placement of a memorial honoring Presidents John and John Quincy Adams and First Lady Abigail Adams on...

Delahunt Urges "Rapid Response" In Fighting Red Tide

09/22/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt called on a key House Committee to support the creation of a new rapid response initiative to aggressively fight future “red tide” outbreaks in New England.“New England waters have seen...

DOE Ok's Funds For Nantucket-Vineyard Tidal Energy Project

09/17/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced today that the Department of Energy approved $599,547 in funding for the proposed Nantucket-Edgartown Tidal Energy Project being coordinated by the University of Massachusetts Marine Renewable Energy Center. “Our oceans have...

Delahunt Hearing On United Nations Mandates In Iraq

09/15/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced today that his House Foreign Affairs International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight Subcommittee will meet on Thursday, September 17, to review efforts to end United Nations Security Council mandates regarding Iraq.Iraq...

Delahunt Announces Federal Export Conference

09/15/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced today that the federal Overseas Private Investment Corporation, which is headed by Acting President Dr. Lawrence Spinelli, will be conducting a workshop in Boston on Thursday, September 24th for women and...

Senate Passes Travel Promotion Act

09/10/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate passed legislation this week championed by U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt to promote global travel to the United States.  Since introducing the bipartisan bill two years ago with Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Delahunt has...

Delahunt Statement On The Passing Of Senator Edward M. Kennedy

08/26/2009

I join with all Americans who are deeply saddened by the news of our senator and my dear friend, Ted Kennedy.It was an honor to have served with him, representing Massachusetts in Congress.  His passing is a great loss...

Delahunt Urges House Panel To Back $30M Coastal Restoration Project

07/30/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt appeared before a key House panel to urge approval of the Cape Cod Water Resources Restoration Project, a $30 million, 10-year initiative developed by Barnstable County, local municipal officials, conservation groups...

Delahunt Praises Ireland On Decision To Accept Guantanamo Detainees

07/29/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight, released the following statement in praising Ireland on its recent decision to resettle two Guantanamo detainees who have...

Delahunt Announces Funding For Local Housing Assistance Programs

07/22/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today announced the award of $3.2 million in federal funding for a variety of affordable housing projects and programs on the Cape and Islands.“Given the current economic conditions and the growth in...

Seven Delahunt Nominees To Attend U.S. Service Academies

07/20/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced that an impressive number of local nominees have been invited to attend U.S. Service Academies next year. “At a time when our armed forces face new challenges around the globe,...

Delahunt Hearing: Why Were Chinese Communists Allowed To Interrogate Uighurs At Guantanamo?

07/15/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced today that his House Foreign Affairs Oversight and Human Rights Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the Chinese interrogation of Uighur detainees at Guantanamo Bay. In September 2002 the Department of...

Key House Panel Passes Mariner License Extensions

07/14/2009

U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced today that the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved legislation that allows the Coast Guard to extend the duration of expiring mariner licenses for up to one year.“There is no reason why thousands of...

Delahunt-Rohrabacher Press Conference Friday To Announce Resolution Condemning Chinese Repression Of Uighurs

07/09/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Reps Bill Delahunt (D-MA) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight Subcommittee, will hold a press conference on Friday, July 10, 2009, at...

Delahunt Urges Obama Administration To Join The International Renewable Energy Agency

06/23/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt joined with Ed Markey, the Chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, to urge the Obama Administration to join the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and to...

Key House Panel Passes Base Redevelopment Bill

06/22/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S Rep. Bill Delahunt announced today that the House Armed Services Committee approved legislation that allows the federal government to convey title to surplus military base property at no cost if the redevelopment promotes economic development."As...

Delahunt Re-Introduces Travel Promotion Act

06/18/2009

WASHINGTON, DC –Today, Congressman Bill Delahunt joined with Congressman Roy Blunt (Mo.) to introduce the “Travel Promotion Act of 2009,” legislation aimed at enhancing America’s international status as a first-rate tourist destination, and reversing what has become a long-term...

Delahunt Praises President Obama's Plan On Financial Re-Regulation

06/17/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt applauded President Barack Obama’s plan to rebuild the regulatory framework and supervision of the country’s financial system. “The plan announced by the President today will protect consumers and investors by restoring much...

Delahunt Hearing Wednesday On TV Marti

06/16/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced today that his House Foreign Affairs Oversight Subcommittee will hold a hearing on TV Marti, the US government’s television station that broadcasts to Cuba.The hearing will be at 3:00 PM on...

Delahunt Announces Funds For Clean Water Projects On South Shore, Cape & Islands

06/15/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt joined with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, Lt. Governor Tim Murray and other local officials at a press conference at the Deer Island Treatment Plant to...

Delahunt Hearing On Chinese ClaimsThat Uighur Detainees Are Terrorists

06/12/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced today that his House Foreign Affairs Oversight Subcommittee will hold a hearing next Tuesday to review the circumstances surrounding the apprehension of the Uighur detainees imprisoned at Guantanamo.  The hearing will...

Delahunt And Rohrabacher Oppose Return Of Uighurs To China

06/11/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Delahunt and Dana Rohrabacher urged Attorney General Eric Holder to oppose a reported demand by the Chinese Government for the United States to return the Uighurs currently held at Guantanamo to China....

Delahunt Holds Hearings On Human Rights Abuses Of Chinese Uighurs

06/04/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, on the 20th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced that his House Foreign Affairs Oversight Subcommittee will hold a series of hearings on the Uighurs, a Turkic Muslim minority that...

Delahunt To Host Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Forum

06/03/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt will sponsor a “Foreclosure Prevention Workshop” on Thursday, June 25, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Weymouth Town Hall, 75 Middle Street, Weymouth.  “Thousands of homeowners living on the South Shore are at...

Delahunt Attends Inauguration Of New President In El Salvador

06/01/2009

WASHINGTON DC - U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, praised today’s inauguration of Mauricio Funes in El Salvador as the country’s first president from the FMLN, a...

Delahunt Subcommittee Meets Thursday At Mass Maritime

05/26/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today announced that the House Foreign Affairs Oversight Subcommittee will meet Thursday May 28, 2009 at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, MA to hear testimony on efforts to fight the...

President Signs Delahunt Bill To Investigate Financial Crisis

05/20/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – In an Oval Office ceremony, President Obama today signed into law legislation sponsored by Congressman Bill Delahunt that will create a Financial Markets Commission to fully investigate the near-collapse of the banking system and the loss...

House Passes Delahunt Bill To Examine Cause Of Financial Crisis

05/19/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt (D-MA) hailed final passage of legislation in the House of Representatives that will create a Financial Markets Commission to fully investigate the near-collapse of the banking system and the loss of...

Delahunt Briefing On International Efforts To Combat Piracy

05/13/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today announced that the House Foreign Affairs Oversight Subcommittee will meet tomorrow to be updated on new international plans to fight the spread of maritime piracy.The recent wave of pirate hijackings has...

House Passes Bill Giving Benefits To Merchant Mariners

05/13/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced that the House of Representatives passed legislation last night establishing a Merchant Mariner Equity Compensation Fund and allows qualifying Merchant Mariners to receive monthly payments of $1,000 out of that...

Delahunt, Patrick, and Chu Annouce Funds For Test Center

05/12/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt joined with Governor Patrick and Energy Secretary Steven Chu to announce a $25 million grant to fund a new Wind Blade Testing Facility which will boost the clean energy industry in Massachusetts.“This...

Delahunt Cosponsors Base Development Bill

05/11/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S Rep. Bill Delahunt announced his co-sponsorship of legislation aimed at easing the redevelopment of closed military bases.“In these difficult economic times, we need to find ways to ease the financial burden of redeveloping former...

Delahunt Urgest Funding For MA Wind Blade Test Center

05/05/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt is joining with Senator Kennedy and the Massachusetts delegation to urge Secretary of Energy Steven Chu to fund the federal Wind Blade Testing Facility, a project envisioned to boost the renewable energy...

Delahunt LaTourette Introduce Financial Markets Commission

05/05/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt (D-MA) and U.S. Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-OH) introduced legislation to create a Financial Markets Commission that will fully investigate the near collapse of the banking system and the loss of tens...

Delahunt Announces Land Acquisition Grant In Orleans

04/28/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S Rep. Bill Delahunt announced today that the Town of Orleans has received a matching grant award $318,312 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund for acquisition of a 5 acre land parcel for open space.“The...

Delahunt Hearing On International Efforts To Combat Piracy

04/24/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – In the wake of the capture of the MV Maersk Alabama and the dramatic rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today announced that the House Foreign Affairs Oversight Subcommittee will hold a hearing...

Credit Card "Bill of Rights" Gets Key Committee Vote

04/22/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the House Financial Services Committee considered and passed legislation co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt that works to curb unfair and deceptive credit card lending practices. “In this period of economic uncertainty, Americans are turning...

Delahunt Announces Recovery Funds For National Parks

04/22/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced that the Cape Cod National Seashore, Adams National Park, and the Boston Harbor Islands will receive federal funding for vital renewable energy, building maintenance, and wastewater treatment projects. “These funds...

Delahunt Applauds Relaxation Of Cuba Restrictions

04/13/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Bill Delahunt today applauded a decision by President Barack Obama to end restrictions on family travel and remittances to Cuba. “This is a very welcome move,” said Delahunt.  “It is a critical first step...

Delahunt To Host Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Forum

04/13/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt will sponsor a “Foreclosure Prevention Workshop” on Thursday, April 30, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington Street, Quincy.  “Thousands of homeowners living on the South Shore...

Delahunt: $674,793 To Expand Community Health Centers

04/09/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today announced the release of $674,793 to expand services offered at community health centers on the South Shore and Cape Cod. “These grants will aid health centers on the South Shore and...

Delahunt: Deadline For High School Art Competition Submissions Approaching

04/07/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt reminds high school art students and their teachers throughout the South Shore and Cape & Islands that his office will be accepting submissions as part of the Tenth Congressional District High School Art...

Delahunt Seeks Boost In Mortgage Fraud Prosecutions

04/01/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing on legislation cosponsored by U.S. Rep Bill Delahunt to boost the number of law enforcement personnel and prosecutors available to fight mortgage and securities fraud.  “The recent...

Delahunt, Flake & Cuba Working Group Call For Lifting Travel Ban

03/30/2009

WASHINGTON, DC –  U.S. Representatives Bill Delahunt (D-MA) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ), the co-chairs of the bipartisan House Cuba Working Group, will be joined by Cuban-American leaders and other Representatives in a press conference at 11:00 AM on Thursday...

Delahunt Applauds Extension Of Seashore Advisory Commission

03/25/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congressman Bill Delahunt joined with Senators Edward M. Kennedy and John F. Kerry to commend final passage of legislation by the House of Representatives to extend the authorization of the long-standing Cape Cod National Seashore...

Delahunt: U.S. Passport Agency Forum On March 28th

03/24/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced that the United States Passport Agency will be hosting an information session on Saturday, March 28, 2009 on new travel requirements set to take effect on June 1, 2009. Saturday’s forum...

Delahunt Co-Sponsors Offshore Renewable Energy Bill

03/24/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced that he is an original co-sponsor of legislation to designate and speed up the permit process for offshore renewable energy projects.  “Our nation’s future economic and environmental interests depend on...

Delahunt & Miller Introduce Financial Product Safety Bill

03/23/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – In the wake of President Obama’s endorsement of the idea, Congressman Bill Delahunt (D-MA) and Congressman Brad Miller (D-NC) will formally introduce the Financial Product Safety Commission Act on Wednesday.  They will also host a media...

Delahunt Hails Administration Decision To Drop Vets Proposal

03/18/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today applauded a decision by the Obama Administration to drop a proposal that would have forced private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who suffered service-related disabilities and injuries.“I...

Delahunt $4.46 Million For Local Housing Assistance Programs

03/17/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced $4,463,482 in new federal assistance to help local housing and human service organizations provide services to the growing homeless population on the south shore and on the Cape and Islands. “Given...

Quincy To Receive $848,274 In Housing Funds

03/16/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S Rep. Bill Delahunt announced today the release of $848,274 in Homeless Prevention Formula Grant funds to the city of Quincy from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide assistance to the homeless.“This...

Delahunt Announces $2.6 Million In Federal Housing Capital Funds

03/16/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today announced the release of $2,612,072 in Capital Fund Formula Program funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of the 2009 American Recovery Act to modernize public...

Delahunt Announces Energy Grants For Massachusetts

03/12/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced that Massachusetts will receive over $176,000,000 in local weatherization and energy efficiency funding for Massachusetts as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.      “These funds will not only boost energy...

Delahunt Announces Funding For Local Projects

03/11/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep Bill Delahunt today announced the approval for several local projects in the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations bill that President Obama signed today.   “Our coastal waters are important to the health and economic well-being of our...

Delahunt, Durbin To Introduce Legislation Creating A Financial Products Safety Commission

03/10/2009

At a Capitol Hill press conference today, U.S. Rep Bill Delahunt (D-MA) joined with Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren to announce the introduction of legislation to create the Financial Product Safety...

Delahunt Announces Funding For Local Projects

02/25/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced that the omnibus appropriations bill passed by the House today contains over $36 million in federal assistance for the South Shore, Cape Cod and the Islands. “These funds are vitally important...

Delahunt Announces Financial Aid Packets Available For Students and Families

02/25/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today reminded prospective college students that financial aid is available to help make college more affordable and urged them to apply for assistance. “With the rising cost of higher education, federal and state...

Delahunt Releases Final Education Aid Numbers (C&I)

02/24/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt released today final estimates of education funding for Cape and Islands school departments included in the recently enacted economic recovery plan. “This economic recovery legislation not only helps the economy, it helps...

Delahunt Releases Final Education Aid Numbers

02/24/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt released today final estimates of education funding for South Shore school departments included in the recently enacted economic recovery plan. “This economic recovery legislation not only helps the economy, it helps by...

Delahunt Kicks Off High School Art Competition

02/23/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt has announced a regional competition which will showcase the artistic talent and potential of high school students in southeastern Massachusetts.“I am proud to be a part of a program that fosters the artistic...

Delahunt Office Hours Set In Kingston And Rockland

02/20/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt will resume their ongoing schedule of staff office-hour visits to local Town Halls on the south shore. Congressional staffers will be on hand to field any questions of individual or community concern.All local...

Lawmakers Urge Rejection Of Harsh Interim Fishing Plan

02/18/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Nine coastal New England Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are calling on the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to implement an alternative management plan that would avoid the drastic cuts in fishing levels the...

House Passes Economic Recovery Bill

02/13/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt released an analysis of the compromise economic recovery proposal that was considered by the Congress today. “This recovery plan is designed to give a shot in the arm to the nation’s economy...

Delahunt On Cuba Broadcast Report: "Nothing Ever Changes"

02/04/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congressman Bill Delahunt made public a report (available here) prepared by the Government Accountability Office on United States broadcasts to Cuba.  These programs, by the Miami-based Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB)’s Radio and Television Martí...

Delahunt: Mitchell Is Right Man At The Right Time

02/04/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt and 30 co-sponsors introduced a bipartisan resolution today supporting President Barack Obama’s appointment of former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell as his Special Envoy for Middle East Peace.“The recent fighting in Gaza has...

Delahunt Hails Humanitarian Aid For Gaza

01/30/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today hailed President Barack Obama's decision to release $20.3 million from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance (ERMA) Fund to address the dire humanitarian needs in Gaza.“I applaud President Obama for...

House Recovery Bill Boosts Education Aid

01/28/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced today that the economic recovery plan now before the House includes a significant boost in funding for local school districts.  "It will be impossible for our nation to weather the economic...

House To Vote On Economic Recovery Bill

01/28/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt released today an analysis of the comprehensive recovery proposal scheduled for a vote today in the House of Representatives.  The job creation and economic growth initiative makes significant investments in Massachusetts for...

Foreclosure Legislation Advances In House

01/27/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Judiciary Committee approved legislation co-sponsored by Congressman Bill Delahunt that addresses the foreclosure crisis and stems the widespread erosion of real estate property values. “At the heart of the current economic crisis is...

Delahunt Urges End To Coast Guard Licensing Delays

01/15/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt is urging the United States Coast Guard to end delays mariners are experiencing an renewing their licenses. “The current backlog is creating very serious problems for mariners and could significantly disrupt shipping operations...

Delahunt Hails Passage Of Children's Health Bill

01/14/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Delahunt applauded House reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) which will provide health insurance to 11 million children nationwide. “In these difficult economic times, it is important that we sustain...

Kirk And Delahunt On Cape Monday For Official Approval Of Wetlands And Fisheries Restoration Project

01/11/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt will join Senator Paul Kirk on Monday morning to officially announce Congressional approval for the $30 million Cape Cod Water Resources Restoration Project designed to help clean up watersheds and boost fishing...

Delahunt Pushes Investigation Of Bush War Powers

01/08/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt joined this week with House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. (D-MI) to introduce legislation that will establish a bipartisan commission to examine potential abuses of war powers by the Bush administration, including...

Delahunt Announces Heating Oil Program To Continue For 2009

01/07/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt was informed today by officials from the Venezuelan government that they have agreed to his request to continue the CITGO discount home heating oil program for the 2009 winter season.“In these difficult economic...

Delahunt Introduces Mortgage Bankruptcy Bill

01/06/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Delahunt joined with House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), and Judiciary Subcommittee Chairs Linda Sánchez (D-CA) and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) to introduce the Helping Families Save Their Homes in Bankruptcy Act...

Delahunt Urges Feds To Increase Dogfish Quota

01/05/2009

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt announced today that he is urging the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to increase the fishing quota for spiny dogfish. “After many years of conservation, our fisheries scientists have determined that dogfish stocks...

Delahunt Announces Service Academy Candidates

12/08/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt announced today that he has nominated several local students for admission to United States Service Academies for the fall of 2009.“Making a commitment to serve our country, particularly in a time of war,...

Delahunt/Hodes File Legislation To Keep Families In Their Homes

12/03/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Delahunt (D-MA) and Congressman Paul Hodes (D-NH) introduced legislation to address the foreclosure crisis and guard against the potential misuse of  taxpayers dollars. “At the heart of the current economic crisis is...

Delahunt Says Obama Clean Energy Plan Will Boost Economy

12/02/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt said today that President-Elect Barack Obama’s plan to invest $150 billion in the clean energy industry will boost the national economy and create 42,000 “green collar” jobs in Massachusetts. “There is no...

Delahunt To Attend VA Open House In Hyannis Wednesday

11/24/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt will be in Hyannis this Wednesday to attend the official reopening of the Department of Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.“As we look to celebrate Thanksgiving this week,...

Delahunt Announces $2 Million In Red Tide Aid For Massachusetts

11/19/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Delahunt announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide up to $2 million in aid to those in the shellfish industry affected by this year's closures due to red tide.“While this...

Delahunt Hearing To Review Status Of U.S.-Iraq Security Agreement

11/14/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight will hold his eighth hearing on the proposed U.S.-Iraq security agreement on Wednesday, November 19th at 10am.Next week’s...

Delahunt Sponsors Grant Writing Forum November 21

11/13/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt announced today that he will sponsor a forum in Buzzards Bay, with the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), to help non-profit organizations and municipal officials better understand the complex process...

Delahunt Chairs House Judiciary Committee Briefing On Foreclosures

10/20/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, Congressman Bill Delahunt will conduct a House Judiciary Committee briefing on the mortgage foreclosure crisis and its broader impact on the economy and financial markets.  The forum will include testimony from key experts on...

Delahunt Briefing On Iraqi Political Reconciliation

10/06/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday October 8, Congressman Bill Delahunt will hold a public briefing that looks at a promising effort to promote political reconciliation in Iraq in the aftermath of the surge. The briefing will feature the top...

Statement of Congressman Bill Delahunt On Financial Bailout Legislation

10/03/2008

I did not support the Senate’s $850 Billion Wall Street Bailout plan that passed the House today. I agree that decisive action must be taken, but this proposal does not address the underlying economic and financial problems that are...

Delahunt Pushes Georges Bank Protections

09/26/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Delahunt joined with his colleagues in the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation to sponsor the Georges Bank Preservation Act which will protect Georges Bank from any oil or natural gas drilling and ensure long...

House Passes Full Funding For Home Heating Assistance

09/25/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Delahunt hailed House passage of legislation that would provide full funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).“After years of under-funding the LIHEAP program, this increase is crucial in helping...

Delahunt Announces Federal Funding For Duffy Health Center

09/23/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt announced today that the Duffy Health Center in Hyannis will receive $400,000 a year for the next 5 years in federal funding to expand their comprehensive program of housing and behavioral health services...

House Passes Energy Bill That Protects Georges Bank

09/17/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt voted in favor of a comprehensive energy bill passed by the House of Representatives that boosts production of energy while protecting Georges Bank from oil and gas exploration. “This bill not...

Federal Funds For Falmouth Beach Nourishment Approved

09/16/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today announced that $249,845 in federal funding for the nourishment of Falmouth beaches has been approved by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). “I am pleased to see the Army Corps...

Key House Panel Passes Delahunt-Blunt Travel Bill

09/16/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – A key House Subcommittee today unanimously passed legislation sponsored by U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt and Minority Whip Roy Blunt that will address the steep decline in overseas visitors to the United States. “This bill is imperative...

Delahunt Announces Federal Housing Funds For Quincy

09/08/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced $2,857,946 in federal funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address homelessness and bolster housing programs in the city of Quincy. “Over the years, cities and towns...

Delahunt Announces Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Grants

08/18/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced that the Weymouth Youth Coalition and Plymouth Youth Development Collaborative will be receiving $100,000 each as part of the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Drug Free Communities Support Program. “The...

Delahunt Sponsors September Service Academy Forum

08/14/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – With the nomination application deadline approaching, Congressman Bill Delahunt will sponsor an informational forum for local high school students and their families interested in educational opportunities at U.S. Service Academies. The two-hour Delahunt forum is scheduled...

Delahunt Announces Federal Funds For Barnstable, Yarmouth, And Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

08/07/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt announced today that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be providing $480,000 to the Towns of Yarmouth and Barnstable and $567,977 to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe for their housing and...

Delahunt Announces Federal Funding For Plymouth Public Schools

08/07/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced that the Plymouth Public School System is being awarded a $1,553,640 grant by the United States Department of Education for improving academic achievement. “I want to commend Plymouth School officials for...

Delahunt Announces Federal Funds For Chatham Water Protection Project

08/07/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt announced today that the federal government will provide $2.4 million in federal funding to assist with the development and expansion of the Town of Chatham’s wastewater treatment facilities. “Over the years, the Town...

Delahunt Urges Funding For "Green Collar" Jobs Initiative

08/05/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt joined with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to urge that any economic stimulus bill considered this fall include funding that will help to create green jobs. “An immediate way to...

House Passes Housing PackageTo Provide Relief For Foreclosure Crisis

07/23/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt joined with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass a comprehensive housing proposal today that will stabilize home values and provide assistance to residents of the South Shore, Cape Cod...

Delahunt Hearing Examines Iraqi Opinion On US-Iraq Security Agreement And Timetable For U.S. Withdrawal

07/21/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today announced that the House Foreign Affairs Oversight Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Wednesday July 23rd to further assess the proposed US-Iraq Security Agreement.  “The purpose of the hearing is to...

Delahunt Urges Congress To Boost Fuel Assistance Funding

07/16/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt joined his colleagues throughout New England in calling for a significant boost in funding for home heating oil assistance, energy assistance and weatherization programs as skyrocketing energy prices threaten to leave thousands...

Delahunt Says GAO Report On Cuba Broadcasts Is "Troubling"

07/15/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt expressed serious concerns about the conclusions of a report prepared for him by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released today, regarding the contracting practices of the International Broadcasting Bureau’s Office of Cuba Broadcasting...

Delahunt Hails House Passage Of Massachusetts Biofuels Bill

07/10/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Delahunt hailed passage of legislation in the Massachusetts House of Representatives yesterday that would make the Commonwealth the first state in the nation to promote advanced biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol and...

Delahunt Sponsors Landmark Renewable Energy Initiatives

06/26/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Four House members today filed legislation that would provide much-needed investment security in the renewable-energy sector.  U.S. Reps. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.), Bill Delahunt (D-Mass.), Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) and Mike Honda (D-Calif.) introduced the Renewable Energy Jobs...

Congressional Majority Now Supports Delahunt-Blunt Travel Bill

06/25/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Legislation sponsored by US Rep. Bill Delahunt and Minority Whip Roy Blunt to address the steep decline in overseas visitors to the United States now has the support of more than half the members of the...

Delahunt Urges Support Of International Commercial Whaling Ban

06/19/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Delahunt took to the floor to lead discussion in the House of Representatives in support of a resolution he co-sponsored to end all practices of commercial whaling. The resolution (H. Con. Res...

Delahunt Urges Bil Oil To "Fish Or Cut Bait" On Unused Federal Oil Leases

06/18/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – With pressure building to open up the Outer Continental Shelf and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Rep Bill Delahunt is joining a national effort to compel oil and gas companies to develop energy on the...

Delahunt Unveils Scholarship Program For International Students

06/18/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight will hold a joint hearing with the Higher Education Subcommittee of the Committee on Education and Labor...

Delahunt Sponsors Health Insurance Forum On South Shore

06/16/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced that he will join with the Greater Plymouth Council of Human Service Agencies to sponsor an informational forum on the Massachusetts Mandatory Health Insurance Program in Plymouth on Wednesday, June 25th. ...

Delahunt Releases Committee Report On Declining U.S. Image

06/10/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight will release a new report -- The Decline in America’s Reputation: Why?   The subcommittee report is based...

Panel Hears From State Dept. Legal Adviser On Diplomatic Assurances

06/09/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, Congressman Bill Delahunt, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight will hold another in a series of hearings and briefings that examine the use of diplomatic assurances...

US-Iraq Security Accord Is Opposed By Majority Of Iraqi Parliament

06/04/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt released a letter today from Iraq legislators expressing widespread disapproval of the proposed U.S.-Iraq security agreement if it does not include a specific timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. military troops.  “The majority...

Delahunt And Nadler To Hold Joint Hearing On DHS IG Report On Arar Case

06/04/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt (MA-10), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight and Jerrold Nadler (NY-08), chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties will...

Panel To Hear About FBI Role In Interrogations At Guantanamo Bay

06/03/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, Congressman Bill Delahunt, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight will hold the fourth in a series of hearings and briefings to examine the prison at Guantanamo...

Iraqi Parliament Members To Brief Panel On U.S. Iraq Security Agreement

06/02/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, Congressman Bill Delahunt, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight will host a briefing with members of the Iraqi Parliament to hear their assessment of  the proposed...

Detainee To Testify Tuesday About Experiences At Guantanamo Bay

05/19/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, Congressman Bill Delahunt, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight will hold the third in a series of hearings and briefings to examine the prison at Guantanamo...

Delahunt Announces $450,000 Grant For Hyannis Fire Department

05/16/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators Edward M. Kennedy and John F. Kerry and Representative William Delahunt announced today that the Hyannis Fire Department has been awarded a $450,000 port security grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  The funds...

Oversight Hearing On Thursday To Recognize Women In Peace Building

05/13/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, Congressman Bill Delahunt, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight will hold a hearing on UN Security Resolution 1325 which recognizes and supports the vital role women...

House Passes Housing Package To Provide Relief For Foreclosure Crisis

05/08/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Delahunt joined with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass a comprehensive housing package designed to stabilize home values and assist thousands of homeowners on the South Shore, Cape Cod and...

Delahunt Panel Resumes Hearings Thurs On Iraqi Refugee Crisis

04/29/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, Congressman Bill Delahunt’s Foreign Affairs Subcommittee will hold the latest in a series of hearings on the Iraqi Refugee Crisis. This hearing will examine the crisis from the perspective of non-governmental organizations that are...

Delahunt Hosts South Shore Forum On Surplus Property

04/28/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt will sponsor a public forum this month on how local communities and non-profit organizations can obtain surplus federal property at significant discounts – and sometimes even free. “With local towns and cities facing...

House Reauthorizes Smalls Business Innovation Program

04/24/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Delahunt joined with his colleagues in the House of Representatives in passing the reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs (SBTT), a program critical to...

Delahunt Announces Winners Of Congressional Art Competition

04/22/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Delahunt today announced the winners of this year’s Congressional Art Competition which featured entries from 25 different communities in the Tenth District. “This exhibition is an illustration of the talent and potential of our young...

Delahunt To Conclude Hearings On New War Powers Resolution

04/21/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, Congressman Bill Delahunt’s Foreign Affairs Subcommittee will hold the final hearing in its series on “War Powers for the 21st Century.”  This hearing features former executive branch officials, who will testify on the constitutionality...

Delahunt Urges Congressional Support For H-2B Program

04/16/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – At a Capitol Hill hearing today, Congressman Bill Delahunt once again urged legislators to support a reauthorization for the H-2B program, saying it was critical to small businesses and the New England tourism industry. "The Congress...

Delahunt To Sponsor Weymouth Forum On Federal Grants

04/16/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt announced this week that he will sponsor a public forum in Weymouth next month, with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to help non-profit organizations and municipal officials navigate the complex...

Delahunt Joins With UMASS To Announce $250,000 Grant For Marine Renewable Energy Center

04/14/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Delahunt joined with state officials to announce that the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth’s Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center (ATMC), has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative’s Renewable Energy...

Tenth District Student Art Competition Winners To Be Announced At South Shore Exhibition

04/14/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt announced today that he would make all entries from the 10th Congressional District Art Competition available for public viewing and display at the Art Museum Complex in Duxbury from Friday April 18 through...

Constitutional Scholars Say "War Powers Act" Is Broken

04/09/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight continued his series of hearings today on legislation authored by Congressman Walter Jones Jr. (R-NC) to revise the War...

Delahunt-DeLauro-Hastings Urge Iraq Surplus For Refugees

04/09/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt (D-MA), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL) will hold a press conference on Thursday April 10, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. in the House Radio/TV Gallery (H-321) to urge Prime Minister...

Delahunt Continues War Powers Hearings Thursday With Leading Constitutional Scholars

04/08/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt’s Foreign Affairs Subcommittee will hold the second of a series of hearings on Thursday on “War Powers in the 21st Century.”  This hearing brings together as witnesses some of America’s foremost legal scholars...

Delahunt Urges Oil Companies To Support Fuel Assistance Programs

04/03/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – As the major oil companies continue to report record profits, Congressman Bill Delahunt once again urged them to provide low cost heating oil assistance for families in the Northeast during the upcoming 2008-2009 winter season. “The rising...

Delahunt Panel Reviews U.S. Underfunding Of UN Peacekeeping

04/01/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt’s Foreign Affairs Subcommittee will hold a hearing tomorrow to examine U.S. support for United Nations peacekeeping.  “Even as the Bush Administration continues to vote for more missions for the UN, it has not...

Delahunt Sponsors Renewable Fuels Forum On Cape Cod

04/01/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Delahunt announced today that he will be sponsoring a biofuels forum on Tuesday April 8, 2008  at the Yarmouth Town from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. “Expanding the market for renewable fuels will not only...

Delahunt To Sponsor Vineyard Forum On Federal Grants

04/01/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt announced this week that he will sponsor a public forum in Edgartown later this month, with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to help non-profit organizations and municipal officials navigate the...

Delahunt Sponsors Service Academy Forum For High School Guidance Counselors

03/31/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – In the midst of another impressive year for local appointments to US Service Academies, Congressman Bill Delahunt will sponsor a forum on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 for high school guidance counselors about the Academy Nomination process....

Delahunt To Sponsor Forum On Applying For Federal Grants

03/31/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt announced this week that he will sponsor a public forum in Orleans later this month, with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to help non-profit organizations and municipal officials navigate the...

Delahunt Oversight Subcommittee To Examine Abuses At Guantanamo Bay

03/24/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt’s Foreign Affairs Subcommittee will hold a public briefing Wednesday  to examine the cases of Uzbek and Chinese nationals who were wrongfully accused of terrorist activity and imprisoned indefinitely at Guantanamo Bay in 2002. ...

Delahunt Nadler, Petri, And Conyers Introduce Bipartisan State Secret Protection Act Of 2008

03/13/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmen Bill Delahunt (MA-10), Jerrold Nadler (NY-08), Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Thomas Petri (WI-6), and House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (MI-14) today introduced legislation that would ensure...

Delahunt-DeLauro Introduce BillTo Ban Funds For Proposed US-Iraq LongTerm Security Agreement

03/13/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt (D-MA) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) held a press conference today on Capitol Hill to announce the introduction of the “Protect Our Troops and Our Constitution Act,” legislation that will cut off funds...

Delahunt-DeLauro To Introduce Bill To Ban Funds For Proposed US-Iraq Long Term Security Aggreement

03/12/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt (D-MA) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) will hold a press conference on Thursday, March 13, 2007, at 2:45 p.m. in the House Radio/TV Gallery (H-321) to announce the introduction of legislation that will...

Delahunt To Hold Hearing On War Powers Tomorrow

03/12/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt’s Foreign Affairs Oversight Subcommittee will hold a hearing tomorrow on H.J. Res. 53, the Constitutional War Powers Resolution.  This legislation improves upon the War Powers Resolution of 1973 to establish a clear and...

House Fails To Override Bush Veto Of Intelligence Bill With Delahunt-Nadler Anti-Torture Provision

03/11/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt (MA-10), Chair of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-08), Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today...

Delahunt To Host Foreclosure Workshop On March 26

03/11/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt announced today that he will hold a forum Wednesday, March 26, on “Avoiding Mortgage Foreclosure.” The forum will provide information to homeowners on Cape Cod whose mortgages have reset to sharply higher rates...

Delahunt To Examine Administration's Efforts To Address Iraqi Refugee Crisis

03/10/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt’s Foreign Affairs Subcommittee will hold a joint hearing tomorrow with the Middle East Subcommittee to examine the Administration’s efforts to address the Iraqi Refugee crisis. The panel will specifically focus on humanitarian aid...

Delahunt Says Constitution Being Ignored In Iraq Agreement

03/04/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, today continued his series of hearings on the Bush Administration’s proposed long-term agreement with the Iraqi government.  This was the first hearing...

Delahunt Renews Push For Federal Ocean Zoning Legislation

03/03/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced his co-sponsorship of the Coastal State Renewable Energy Promotion Act of 2008, to identify areas in state and adjacent federal waters suitable for offshore renewable energy projects. "In Europe, governments have...

AdministrationTo Testify About US Iraq Security Agreement

03/03/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt will be holding the fifth in a series of hearings tomorrow to examine the Administration’s plan for a long-term security agreement with Iraq, as first outlined in the Declaration of Principles signed by...

Experts Say Proposed Iraq 'SOFA' Needs Ok From Congress

02/29/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, yesterday continued his probe of the Bush administration’s proposed U.S-Iraq security agreement. “The Administration has argued that Congress need not approve its...

House Passes Renewable Energy Initiative....Again

02/27/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Delahunt voted for a landmark legislative proposal which makes further investments in renewable energy sources – including cellulosic ethanol and marine technology – to help to end our dependence on foreign oil while...

Delahunt Continues Probe Of U.S.- Iraqi Security Agreement

02/27/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt will be holding the fourth in a series of hearings tomorrow to examine the Administration’s plan for a long-term security agreement with Iraq, as first outlined in the Declaration of Principles signed by...

Delahunt Says Iraq War Creates Urgent Refugee Crisis

02/26/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Delahunt, Chairman of a House Foreign Affairs Oversight Subcommittee held a joint briefing which concluded that the Iraqi refugee crisis is growing and requires immediate attention from the United States.  “The U.S. military...

Delahunt Urges Protection Of Polar Bear Habitat

02/26/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt announced today his support for legislation to prevent the federal Minerals Management Service (MMS) from developing energy in a 30 million-acre oil and gas lease sale that is an important coastal habitat for...

Delahunt Briefing Tomorrow On Iraqi Refugee Crisis

02/25/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt’s Foreign Affairs Subcommittee will hold a joint public briefing with the Middle East Subcommittee on the international efforts to address the situation of Iraqi Refugees.  The joint panel will hear from United Nations...

Delahunt Kicks Off High School Art Competition

02/14/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt has announced a regional competition which will showcase the artistic talent and potential of high school students in southeastern Massachusetts. “I am proud to be a part of a program that fosters the...

Senate Approves Delahunt-NadlerTorture Ban

02/14/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today applauded Senate approval of language in the Conference Report on the Intelligence Authorization bill for FY ‘08 that he and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY8) authored to address the use of waterboarding by...

State Department Agrees to Appear at Future Delahunt Hearing on US-Iraq Agreement

02/13/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – At a Foreign Affairs hearing today, Congressman Bill Delahunt secured a commitment from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that she or a witness from the State Department would appear at a future oversight hearing to explain...

Delahunt: Over $2.7 Million In Head Start Grants To South Shore , Cape Cod & Islands

02/13/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt announced today that South Shore Community Action, Inc. of Plymouth and Cape Cod Child Development, Inc. of Hyannis have been awarded $1,043,405 and $1,663,968 respectively, by the Department of Health and Human Services...

Delahunt Unveils Details Of Econimc Stimulus Package

02/13/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Delahunt today unveiled information about the economic stimulus plan signed into law by President Bush.  Workers and others who paid income taxes in 2007 on wages or investment income will receive checks of up to...

Delahunt Co-Sponsors "Credit Cardholders Bill Of Rights

02/12/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – With concern growing over the financial pinch facing most Americans, Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced that he is co-sponsoring a comprehensive legislative proposal to reform questionable credit card industry practices. “I’ve heard from far too many...

Delahunt: Administration Must Engage With Congress On Long-Term Agreement With Iraq

02/11/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – A coalition of over 50 Members of Congress, led by Congressman Bill Delahunt, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight and Representative Rosa L. DeLauro (Conn.-3), wrote to President...

Delahunt Panel Examines US-Iraq Security Agreement

02/08/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, today continued his probe of the Bush administration’s proposed U.S-Iraq security agreement. “For the third time in three months, I have invited...

Delahunt Continues Oversight Of U.S.-Iraqi Security Agreement Friday

02/05/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt will be holding the third in a series of hearings on Friday to examine the Administration’s plan for a long-term United States military presence in Iraq, proposed in the Declaration of Principles signed...

Delahunt Joins With Local Officials To Sponsor "Connect To Health" Events On South Shore

01/18/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt and Senators Robert L. Hedlund, Brian A. Joyce, Michael W. Morrissey, James E. Timilty, and Marian Walsh are teaming up with the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority to reach directly into communities of...

Delahunt Hearing To Examine U.S.-Iraqi Security Agreement

01/17/2008

Congressman Bill Delahunt will be holding a joint hearing next week to examine the Bush Administration’s attempt to commit United States forces to a combat role in Iraq until at least 2018 without seeking Congressional approval. WHO:             Joint hearing...

Delahunt Applauds Release Of Heating Assistance Funds

01/16/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt applauded today’s release of $450 million from the Low Income Housing and Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) emergency contingency fund. “As the average price of heating oil in Massachusetts reaches $3.22 a gallon, we are...

Delahunt Confirms Funding For Green Harbor Dredging

01/15/2008

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Delahunt announced that the Congress approved $1.9 million for the Corps of Engineers to dredge the inner harbor of Green Harbor in Marshfield. "The maintenance of coastal harbors and waterways is essential to...

Delahunt, Kerry, Kennedy Announce South Shore, Cape Cod And The Islands To Receive More Than $35 Million In Federal Funding

12/20/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt joined with Senators John Kerry and Edward Kennedy today to announce that the omnibus appropriations bill approved by Congress contains $35,803,000 in federal assistance for the South Shore, Cape Cod and the Islands....

Delahunt And Delegation Announce MoreThan $13 Million In Federal Disaster Assistance For MA Fishermen

12/20/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Delahunt joined with Senators John Kerry and Edward Kennedy as well as Congressmen John Tierney, and Barney Frank to announce that Massachusetts fishermen would receive $13.395 million in federal disaster assistance as part...

House Acts To Restore Bonuses For Disabled Veterans

12/19/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Delahunt praised legislation passed unanimously yesterday in the House of Representatives that ensures that injured veterans retain their enlistment bonuses. “When we send our men and women to fight for their country, it is...

House Passes Energy Independence And Security Act

12/18/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Delahunt praised House passage of a comprehensive energy bill that will move the United States towards energy independence by promoting conservation, energy efficiency and domestically-produced alternative sources of fuel.   H.R. 6, the Energy...

Delahunt Announces Funding Boost For LIHEAP And Veterans In Overall Spending Bill

12/18/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Delahunt announced that the House of Representatives passed an omnibus appropriations bill last night that provides funds for the operations of the federal government through fiscal year 2008. It also contains funding for...

Delahunt: $110,500 For Housing Programs On South Shore

12/14/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced the award of $110,500 in Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants to the Quincy and Plymouth Housing Authorities. “This year has been another extremely challenging one for the housing...

Delahunt Hails Passage Of Bill To Protect Veterans

12/13/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today praised House passage of legislation last night that includes provisions to strengthen veterans benefits and improve medical care for veterans that live in Massachusetts and nationwide.  “As men and women continue to...

Delahunt Praises Ratification Of Hague Convention On Intercountry Adoption

12/12/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt praised a treaty ratified today with the support of more than 70 nations that would establish a global framework to protect children in international adoptions.   “I am pleased that the United States has...

Delahunt Urges Senate Vote Of Homeowners Insurance Bill Before Recess

12/11/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, Congressman Bill Delahunt joined with his colleagues in the House to urge Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to support legislation that will help coastal states like Massachusetts expand access to affordable homeowners insurance. “It...

Delahunt Announces Heating Oil Program To Continue For 2007-2008

12/10/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – As the price of heating oil continues to rise, Congressman Bill Delahunt joined with Joseph P. Kennedy III, CEO of Citizens Energy today to announce continuation of the CITGO discount home heating oil program for the...

Intelligence Conferees Adopt Delahunt-Nadler Anti-Torture Provision

12/07/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt (MA-10), Chair of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-08), Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties today...

Delahunt Calls On Bush To Free Ramos And Compean

12/06/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt introduced a resolution today calling on President George W. Bush to immediately commute the sentences of former United States Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean to time served.  The pair were...

Delahunt Hails Passage Of Landmark Energy Billl

12/06/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Delahunt applauded the passage of a comprehensive energy bill to promote domestically produced renewable and alternative sources of energy. The “Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007” passed the House of Representatives by...

Delahunt Hails House Energy Bill At Capitol Hill Press Conference

12/05/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt joined with his colleagues at a press conference today on Capitol Hill to discuss the comprehensive energy bill that Democratic leaders will bring up for debate on the House floor tomorrow. “The legislation...

Delahunt And Pence Announce Staff For Select Committee

12/04/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Chairman Bill Delahunt and Ranking Member Mike Pence of the Select Committee to Investigate the Voting Irregularities of August 2, 2007 announced that the panel has hired consultants to aid with the committee’s duties. The...

Delahunt Announces Service Academy Candidates

11/28/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt announced today that he has nominated several local students for admission to United States Service Academies for the fall of 2008. “Making a commitment to serve our country, particularly in a time of...

House Adopts Delahunt-Nadler Anti-Torture Provision

11/15/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt (MA-10), Chair of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-08), Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties lauded...

Delahunt To Examine Case Of Luis Posada Carriles

11/13/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt announced that the Foreign Affairs panel that he chairs, the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, will hold a hearing on Thursday, November 15, on the case of Luis Posada Carriles,...

House Passes Coastal Homeowners Insurance Bill

11/09/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives approved legislation this week that will help coastal states expand access to affordable homeowners insurance by a vote of 258 to 155.  “The rising cost of homeowners insurance has become a national...

Delahunt And Nadler Introduce Anti-Torture Act

11/08/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt (MA-10), Chair of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-08), Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties today...

House Appropriations Bill Increases Veterans Funding

11/07/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt joined with his colleagues in the House this week to pass the single largest increase in funding for the Veterans Administration in the agency’s 77-year history. “The most sacred promise we can make...

House Overrides Bush Veto Of Water And Dredging Act

11/06/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt joined today with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to override President Bush’s veto of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 361 to 54. “I applaud...

Delahunt Joins Governor, Senate President, Speaker To Unveil Biofuel Plan For Massachusetts

11/05/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt joined with Governor Deval Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray, and House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi at a press conference today at the State House to unveil a nation-leading biofuels initiative for Massachusetts. “New England...

Delahunt Joins Physicians In Call For Full LIHEAP Funding

11/01/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt is joining Joseph P. Kennedy II of Citizens Energy as well as the President’s, CEO’s and Chair’s of the pediatric departments of Boston teaching hospitals to urge President Bush to make full funding...

Delahunt Sponsors Financial Aid Forum On November 10

10/29/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt, along with the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority, today announced that they will be sponsoring a forum on financial aid to be held on Saturday, November 10, 2007. The forum will be held at...

Delahunt Calls For Measures To Restore Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

10/29/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt, today announced that he is urging the Bush Administration to take a strong stance in seeking compliance from other nations who are in violation of conservation and management recommendations for the Atlantic bluefin...

House Judiciary Committee Passes Delahunt Bill To Allow Cameras In The Courtroom

10/25/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Judiciary Committee passed bipartisan legislation this week authored by Congressman Bill Delahunt and Rep. Steve Chabot of Ohio that would remove the legal obstacles to televised coverage of federal courtroom proceedings. “Cameras in the...

Delahunt, Jones Announce Constitutional War Powers Resolution

10/25/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – At a press conference today on Capitol Hill, Congressman Bill Delahunt (D-MA) was joined by Congressmen Walter Jones (R-NC), Ron Paul (R-TX) and Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD) to announce the introduction of H. J. Res. 53, the...

Delahunt: President's Speech On Cuba "Nothing New"

10/24/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt released the following statement today in reaction to President George W. Bush’s speech on US policy toward Cuba: "Today, President Bush gave his first major address on US policy toward Cuba in four...

Delahunt Press Conference Thursday To Announce Constitutional War Powers Resolution

10/24/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt (D-MA) will hold a press conference on Thursday, October 25, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. in the House Radio/TV Gallery (H-321) to announce the introduction of H. J. Res. 53, the Constitutional War Powers...

Delahunt Sponsors "The Keep Our Waterfronts Working Act"

10/18/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced his co-sponsorship of the Keep Our Waterfronts Working Act of 2007, which will help preserve access to coastal waters for commercial fishing operations and other water dependent coastal-related businesses.      “With the...

Delahunt And Nadler To Hold Joint Hearing On Rendition

10/16/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt (MA-10), Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-08), Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and...

Delahunt Proposes German-New England Partnership On Climate Change And Renewable Energy

10/16/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt yesterday proposed a climate change partnership between the New England Region and Germany, to confront the challenge of global warming and boost the region’s emerging clean energy industry. “A transatlantic partnership on climate...

Delahunt Bill To Boost Travel And Tourism Gains Momentum

10/11/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt announced today that legislation he filed this summer aimed at enhancing America’s international status as a first rate tourist destination is gaining significant momentum in the House. “When it comes to welcoming overseas...

House Approves Affordable Housing Trust Fund

10/10/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt announced today that the House of Representatives approved legislation to create a national housing trust fund in order to expand the supply of quality affordable housing. The House passed H.R. 2895, the National...

Delahunt To Sponsor Forum On Applying For Federal Grants

10/09/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt, along with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, will sponsor a public forum this month on how local communities and non-profit organizations can access federal funding programs and navigate the federal...

Delahunt Announces Housing Funding To South Shore

10/09/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced the award of $85,000 in Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants to Quincy Community Action Programs and the Plymouth Redevelopment Authority. “This year has been another extremely challenging one...

Delahunt Reaction To Bush Veto Of Children's Health Bill

10/03/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Delahunt released the following statement after President Bush vetoed bipartisan legislation that would provide health insurance to 10 million children through the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP): “President Bush’s veto of this...

Delahunt Urges Bush To Act On Climate Change

09/28/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Following his trip to the United Nations as a delegate representing the United States, Congressman Delahunt joined with 33 House colleagues in urging President Bush to work with Congress in adopting mandatory policies that address global...

Delahunt Announces New Funding For Business Development On The Cape And Islands

09/28/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Delahunt today announced that Cape and Islands Community Development Inc. will receive $750,000 in economic development funds from the United States Department of Agriculture. "I want to congratulate the Cape and Islands Community Development Inc...

House Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing On Delahunt Bill To Allow Cameras In Courtrooms

09/27/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Judiciary Committee today held a hearing to examine bipartisan legislation authored by Congressman Bill Delahunt and Rep. Steve Chabot of Ohio that would remove the legal obstacles to televised coverage of federal courtroom proceedings....

Delahunt Announces Release Of Heating Assistance Funds For Massachusetts

09/27/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Delahunt today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has released the remaining $131 million from the FY ’07 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) contingency fund. "The release of these funds...

House Panel Passes Coastal Homeowners Insurance Bill

09/26/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Financial Services Committee today approved legislation that will help coastal states expand access to affordable homeowners insurance. “I want to commend Chairman Frank and the Financial Services Committee for addressing the growing crisis in...

Delahunt Announces Renewable Energy Funds For Cape Cod Company

09/25/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced the award of a $300,000 federal grant from the Department of Agriculture to Webb Research of Falmouth, MA to aid in the construction of a new wind turbine. “I am pleased...

Kennedy, Kerry, Delahunt Announce Passage of Bill to Aid Cape & Islands Water Resources

09/24/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators Edward M. Kennedy and John F. Kerry and Representative William D. Delahunt announced today that Congress has passed legislation relating to five navigation improvements projects for Cape Cod.  The Water Resources Development Act, which passed...

Delahunt Sponsors Reverse Mortgage Forum

09/19/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt will join with the Massachusetts H.O.M.E. Consortium, the Consumer Assistance Council and Senator Rob O’Leary to sponsor a forum for seniors who are interested in learning more about Reverse Mortgages. The forum will...

Delahunt Votes For Affordable Housing Initiative

09/18/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today voted for legislation that will expand the Federal Housing Administration’s authority to back mortgages that will help low and middle income families avoid foreclosure. The House passed H.R.  1852, the “Expanding American...

Delahunt Announces Emergency Planning Funds For North River Collaborative

09/18/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced the award of $249,388 in Department of Education Readiness and Emergency Management funds to the North River Collaborative in Rockland, MA. “I am pleased that the federal government is assisting local...

Delahunt Calls On Bush Administration To Release Funds For Home Heating Assistance

09/17/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, Congressman Delahunt joined his colleagues in sending a letter to President Bush, urging him to release the remaining $151.5 million from the FY ’07 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) contingency fund. "The...

Delahunt Office Hours Set In Hingham And Marshfield

09/17/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Members of Congressman Bill Delahunt’s staff will resume their ongoing schedule of office-hour visits to local Town Halls. Congressional staffers will be on hand to field any questions of individual or community concern. All local residents...

Delahunt Appointed Congressional Delegate To UN

09/13/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt has been appointed as the congressional Democrat to represent the United States Congress as a delegate to the United Nations 62nd General Assembly, which begins next week.  “It’s an honor to be nominated...

Delahunt To Keynote Forum On Renewable Energy

09/11/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt will be the featured speaker at the Southern New England Enterprise Forum’s (SNEEF) meeting on Renewable Energy which will be held this Thursday September 13, 2007 at UMASS-Dartmouth’s Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center...

Delahunt Announces Community Policing Funds For Yarmouth And Chatham

09/11/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced that the towns of Yarmouth and Chatham have been awarded a total of $144,955 in federal assistance for local community policing efforts. “Bringing law enforcement personnel and resources into our schools...

Delahunt Sponsors Service Academy Forum

09/10/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – With the nomination application deadline approaching, Congressman Bill Delahunt will sponsor an informational forum for local high school students and their families interested in educational opportunities at US Service Academies. The two-hour Delahunt forum is scheduled...

Delahunt Co-Sponsors Homeowners Defense Act

09/06/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced his co-sponsorship of the Homeowners Defense Act of 2007 which will help coastal states expand access to affordable homeowners insurance. “Over the past year, I have heard from hundreds of constituents...

Delahunt Sponsors Renewable Fuels Forum

09/05/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced that he is cosponsoring a forum for local communities on the benefits of biodiesel fuel on September 14, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Yarmouth Town Hall. “Expanding...

Delahunt Announces Renewable Energy Grants

08/29/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced that the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making available $21.9 million to help small businesses and governments in rural areas cope with rising energy costs.  “These funds can help small communities...

Delahunt Hails Passage Of Merchant Mariner Bill

08/13/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt applauded the recent passage of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives which authorizes compensation for Merchant Mariner Veterans of World War II. “Those who served in the Merchant Marine risked their lives...

Delahunt Announces Funds For Dennis Salt Marsh Restoration

08/10/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced the award of $200,000 in National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Habitat Conservation funds for the Sesuit Creek Coastal Wetlands Restoration Project in Dennis, Ma. “I want to congratulate the Town...

Delahunt And Blunt Introduce Bill To Boost International Travel And Tourism

07/31/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Delahunt joined with House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) to introduce the “Travel Promotion Act of 2007,” legislation aimed at enhancing America’s international status as a first-rate tourist destination, and reversing what has...

Delahunt: $309K Federal Grant To Improve Children's Mental Health On South Shore

07/25/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt announced today that the U.S. Department of Education awarded a $308,950 federal grant to the South Shore Educational Collaborative to create a telemedicine system designed to improve student access to mental health services. ...

Delahunt Announces House Approval For Coastal Navigation Projects

07/23/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt announced today that the U.S. House of Representatives has approved funding for a number of important coastal navigation projects along the South Shore and on the Cape and Islands.  "The maintenance of our...

Delahunt Hails Passage Of Legislation To Lift Passport Backlog

07/19/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt hailed passage of legislation to alleviate the huge backlog of passport applications that has frustrated millions of travelers.  “This year’s new passport application requirements have created gridlock in the federal bureaucracy and panic...

Delahunt Calls Draft Iraq Oil Law Fatally Flawed Critics at Oversight Hearing Say Proposal Favors Foreign Oil Companies

07/19/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt today expressed deep concerns about the proposed Iraqi oil law now before the Iraqi Parliament, saying that the process of its development lacked transparency and the legislation appeared to give foreign oil...

Delahunt Sponsors Legislation To Demand New Iraq Strategy

07/18/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – A broad coalition of House Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday that demands a new Iraq strategy from President Bush and his military advisors now that the members of the U.S. Armed Forces have completed the initial...

Delahunt Launches Inquiry Into U.S. Business Ties To Colombian Terrorists

06/28/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced that the Congressional panel he chairs – the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight – will investigate allegations that U.S. companies gave funding to Colombian groups the...

Energy Dept Approves Wind Energy Center For Massachusetts

06/25/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Delahunt joined with U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman and Governor Deval Patrick to announce that Massachusetts has been chosen as a site for a National Renewable Energy Laboratory Wind Technology Testing Center....

Delahunt Reacts To DOD Report And Buffer Zone Around PAVE PAWS

06/16/2007

On Friday June 15, the Pentagon released a report examining the impacts of wind turbines on the PAVE PAWS radar facility at the Massachusetts Military Reservation. The report concluded that utility scale wind turbines in close proximity to PAVE...

Delahunt Says UN Peacekeeping Operations At Risk

06/15/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today called on the Bush Administration to work closely with Congress at the outset of potential United Nations peacekeeping operations, rather than simply presenting lawmakers with bills for commitments the White House has...

Delahunt Hosts Vineyard Forum On Surplus Property

06/05/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt will sponsor a public forum this month on how local communities and non-profit organizations can obtain surplus federal property at significant discounts – and sometimes even free. “With local towns and cities facing...

Delahunt Announces Winners Of Congressional Art Competition

06/04/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced the winners of this year’s Congressional Art Competition which featured entries from twenty-five local communities in the Tenth District. “The extraordinary exhibition is a graphic reflection of the talent and potential...

Delahunt Announces Homeland Security Grants

05/29/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced the award of over $330,000 in Department of Homeland Security Port and Transit Security Grants to several applicants from the South Shore and Cape and Islands. “I’m pleased that the Woods...

Foreign Affairs Panel Approves Bill To Re-engage The United States On Global Climate Change

05/23/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Foreign Affairs Committee today approved bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Congressman Bill Delahunt that requires the Bush administration to participate in international global warming negotiations aimed at setting binding targets to limit heat-trapping emissions “For...

Delahunt: $2,250,000 For Plymouth Coastal Preservation

05/22/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt announced today that Plymouth has been awarded a $2.25 million dollar grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP) toward the preservation of the Center Hill...

Tenth District Student Art Competition Yields Large Number Of Entries

05/15/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep Bill Delahunt announced today that he would make all entries from the 10th Congressional District Art Competition available for public viewing and display at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset from May 24...

Delahunt Launches Effort To Create U.S. Commission On Human Rights

05/03/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt yesterday announced that he would seek to establish a commission that would publish an annual review of human rights in the United States, similar to the reports that the State Department produces...

Delahunt Cosponsors Ocean Energy Development Act

05/02/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep Bill Delahunt announced today that he is an original cosponsor of legislation aimed at boosting tidal and wave energy off the coast of the United States.  “The development of renewable energy from our oceans...

Delahunt Oversight Panel To Examine $1.5 Billion Diplomacy "PR" Program

04/26/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – US Rep Bill Delahunt announced today that the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight will hold a hearing entitled: “EFFORTS TO DEAL WITH AMERCA’S IMAGE ABROAD: ARE THEY WORKING?” today at 1:30pm in Room...

House Approves Federal Dredging Program

04/24/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Bill Delahunt hailed House passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) last Thursday, calling it a “critical step in bringing back the Army Corps and dredging funds to small coastal harbors.” “This is...

Delahunt Announces Renewable Energy Funding

04/18/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – US Rep. Bill Delahunt announced that the Department of Agriculture is making available $176.5 million in loan guarantees and $11.4 million in grants to support small business investment in renewable energy nationwide. "These funds are important...

Delahunt Nominees Accepted To West Point And Air Force Academy

04/18/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Military Academy at West Point notified Congressman Bill Delahunt this week that three more of his nominees have been offered appointments.  In addition, the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs has...

Delahunt Oversight Hearing Tuesday On US Counterterrorism Policy

04/16/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt announced today that the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight will hold a joint hearing Tuesday at 2pm to examine the concerns of European officials regarding the practice of apprehending,...

Delahunt Calls On Bush To Act Against Posada

04/09/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today called on President George W. Bush to act quickly to ensure that alleged Cuban exile terrorist Luis Posada Carriles is certified as a terrorist under the Patriot Act and detained.   The Congressman’s...

Delahunt Kicks Off High School Art Competition

04/09/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt has announced a regional competition which will showcase the artistic talent and potential of high school students in southeastern Massachusetts. Rep. Delahunt, together with the South Shore Art Center, has invited all interested...

Delahunt Panel Finds International Travel Can Be A Diplomatic Boost For USA

03/29/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – At an Oversight hearing this week on African public opinion, U.S. Rep Bill Delahunt called international exchange programs an effective tool in helping reverse the growing tide of anti-Americanism that threatens our national security. “The best...

Delahunt To Seek An End To Iraq Reconstruction Grant Funding

03/28/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt announced today that he would mount an effort in Congress to terminate open-ended grant funding for the Iraq reconstruction effort after his oversight panel confirmed that the Iraqi government is sitting on more...

Delahunt Opposes Cuts in Medicare,Medicaid and Long-term Health Care

03/21/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt joined with sixty-six other House members in opposing the Bush administration’s call for a $10 billion, five-year reduction in planned Medicare and Medicaid spending on long-term care. Last week, Delahunt signed on to...

Tuesday Oversight Hearing to Examine Impact of U.S. Policies on Tourism Industry

03/19/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Bill Delahunt will hold a hearing this week to hear from travel and tourism experts on the cause of America’s decline in the international tourism market. Delahunt’s Foreign Affairs Oversight panel will convene on...

Pew Center Tells Congress of Growing Anger and Distrust of United States

03/16/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt called the rapid decline in public support toward the United States over the past six years an “astounding” and unprecedented development that threatens America’s influence around the world. On Wednesday March 14, Andrew...

Delahunt Calls on Bush Administration to Protect Combat Pay

03/13/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Delahunt joined with Senators Kennedy and Kerry as well as the rest of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation to urge the Secretary of Defense to reconsider plans to eliminate the Combat Zone designation of the...

Delahunt Panel Examines Declining World Opinion Of United States

03/12/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – US Rep Bill Delahunt, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Oversight Subcommittee, will resume hearings this week examining the impact of the Bush administration’s foreign policies on world opinion towards the United States. On Wednesday, March...

Delahunt: Massachusetts is Finalist for Federal Wind Energy Test Center

03/09/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Delahunt was informed today that Massachusetts was chosen by the Department of Energy as one of two finalists for a new federal Wind Blade Testing Facility, a project envisioned to boost the renewable energy industry...

Delahunt Sponsors Service Academy Forum On March 17th

02/28/2007

WASHINGTON, DC –  In the midst of another impressive year for local appointments to US Service Academies, Congressman Bill Delahunt will sponsor a forum on Saturday, March 17, 2007 for Tenth District high school students and their families interested...

Delahunt Announces $3.1 Million for Local Homeless Programs

02/22/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Delahunt announced new federal assistance to help local human service organizations combat homelessness in Barnstable, Norfolk and Plymouth Counties. Rep. Delahunt announced that the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)  is providing...

Delahunt Statement on Iraq War Resolution

02/16/2007

Today, Congressman Bill Delahunt released the following statement on House Con. Resolution 63, which passed the House by a vote of 246-182: “This is a dangerously wrong-headed strategy that will drive America deeper into an unwinnable swamp at a great cost. ...

Delahunt Statement to Congratulate Wampanoag Tribe on Federal Recognition

02/15/2007

Congressman Bill Delahunt released the following statement of his remarks to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council to commemorate today's federal recognition: "Congratulations.  You did it. Today is the end of a long journey. Today’s announcement from the United States government, a...

Delahunt Praises Passage Of Renewable Fuels Legislation

02/09/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt praised the passage of The Advanced Fuels Infrastructure Research and Development Act (HR 547) which moved through the House on Thursday by an overwhelming vote of 400-3. This legislation authorizes funding to...

Delahunt Announces New Veterans Center For Cape And Islands

02/08/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Delahunt announced that Cape Cod would be the site of a new Department of Veterans Affairs “Vet Center”, one of 23 new facilities that will be opening across the country in 2007 and 2008....

Delahunt Calls Continuing Resolution An Important Step Forward In Cleaning Up Fiscal Mess

02/01/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Delahunt hailed the passage of House Joint Resolution 20 which provides for the continuing appropriations of the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2007. The measure was supported by Delahunt...

Delahunt Introduces Legislation to Lift Restrictions on Americans Traveling to Cuba

01/31/2007

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Delahunt to Chair Foreign Affairs Panel

01/30/2007

WASHINGTON DC -- Congressman Bill Delahunt was selected to chair a key oversight panel in the House of Representatives: the International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight (IOHRO) Subcommittee of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs (HCFA). Delahunt said, "I...

Delahunt To Sponsor Forum On Domestic Violence

01/24/2007

WASHINGTON, DC - The office of Congressman William Delahunt and the Cape and Islands Regional Domestic Violence Council will sponsor a forum on housing options available to domestic violence survivors as part of the federal Violence Against Women Act....

Delahunt Outlines Agenda for Energy Independence

01/22/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Today U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt called for a national agenda to promote energy independence at a forum hosted by the South Shore Chamber of Commerce in Rockland, MA. “The war in Iraq has underscored the urgency...

Delahunt Votes to Cut Interest Rates on Student Loans

01/17/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Bill Delahunt voted for legislation that makes college more affordable by cutting the interest rate on subsidized student loans for undergraduates in half over the next five years. The House passed the bill this...

Delahunt Announces Appointments To U.S. Service Academies

01/15/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Delahunt announced that he has been notified that 5 local students have been offered appointments to U.S. Service Academies. “At a time when we are reminded daily about the courage and sacrifice of...

Delahunt Votes to Require Medicare to Negotiate with Drug Companies

01/12/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Delahunt voted to cut the cost of seniors' health care and improve access to prescription drugs by requiring Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices for beneficiaries.  The House passed the bill this afternoon by...

Delahunt Announces Release Of Veterans Funds

01/11/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt called President Bush’s decision today to release $3.7 billion in emergency veterans funding “ a significant step forward in expanding access to health care for all veterans”. “Last month, I joined with 46...

Congressman Bill Delahunt’s Statement in Response to President Bush’s Remarks

01/10/2007

“Over the past four years, the administration has advanced similar initiatives involving the escalation of troops and while our troops have performed heroically, each time these plans have failed. Our military leaders and the bipartisan Iraq Study Group have...

Delahunt to Participate in Hearing on Iraq

01/10/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – In the wake of this week’s nationally televised speech by President Bush on his new Iraq policy, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs (HCFA) will hold its first full committee hearing on Iraq since April of...

Delahunt: $3.07 Million For Local Housing Assistance Programs

01/10/2007

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced $3,078,047 in new federal assistance to help local human service organizations combat homelessness in Barnstable, Norfolk and Plymouth Counties. Rep. Delahunt announced that the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)...

Statement of Congressional Delegation Regarding Trip To Cuba

12/17/2006

“It is time for the United States to enter a dialogue with Cuba. America has important interests in Cuba and strong disagreements with the Cuban government. At a time when Cuba is changing and the opportunities to advance our...

Magnuson-Stevens Act "A Step Forward for New England Fishermen"

12/11/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Bill Delahunt today expressed his support for the final version of the Magnuson-Stevens Act that was passed by the Congress Friday. "I am pleased that on the thirtieth anniversary of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, we...

Delahunt Announces U.S. Service Academy Candidates

12/11/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt has nominated 29 local students for admission next year to US Service Academies. “Given the variety of demands placed on our armed forces, I am privileged to nominate such accomplished students,”...

Delahunt to Bush: Americans Deserve The Whole Truth

09/28/2006

Washington, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt and 33 Members of Congress today called on President George W. Bush to release the entire April 2006 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), titled “Trends in Global Terrorism: Implications for the United States.”  Portions...

Delahunt Releases Letter To President Chavez Regarding His Speech Before The United Nations

09/22/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today sent the following letter to President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela in protest of his remarks before the United Nation's General Assembly this week.  He was joined by Congressman Gregory Meeks of New...

Delahunt Condemns Chavez Speech

09/21/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today issued the following statement in response to comments made by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during a speech to the United Nations General Assembly.   “President Chavez’s remarks were singularly inappropriate.  As the...

Keep Coast Guard Shipbuilding Program On Track

09/18/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – As a movie based on the Coast Guard’s rescue swimmer program hits the big screen nationwide later this month, US Representative Bill Delahunt has joined in bipartisan effort to push for funding for the service’s ambitious...

Delahunt Promotes Plan To Boost Us Tourism

09/13/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today joined with Fortune 500 tourism industry leaders to launch a public-private sector initiative that will attract 10 million overseas visitors to the US, improve our image around the globe, and boost jobs...

$716,000 in Housing Grants For Barnstable County

09/12/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – As part of a multi-faceted approach to create more affordable housing throughout the region, Rep. Bill Delahunt today announced several new Housing & Urban Development (HUD) grants for the Barnstable County HOME Consortium. "The lack of...

Delahunt Statement on Five Year Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

09/11/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today released the following statement regarding the five-year anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. Five years ago today, we all watched as buildings crumbled and smoke rose over the Potomac River and a...

$748k to Combat Domestic Violence On South Shore

09/11/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced the largest single federal grant to combat domestic violence in Southeastern Massachusetts this year. Flanked by Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz, Plymouth County Sheriff Joe McDonald, and Hingham Police Chief...

Ferry Summit and Beach Acquisition On Agenda For Next Week

07/28/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt will be on the South Shore and Cape Cod over the next few days to address local maritime transportation and environmental restoration priorities.   On Monday, Delahunt will join with Quincy, Hingham and...

Delahunt Promotes Hull as a National Model For Wind Energy

07/24/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today called the Town of Hull a "national model" for energy independence as he joined with state and local officials to dedicate a new wind energy turbine and announce a new community-based offshore...

$1.5 Million for Reconstruction of the Oak Bluffs Ferry Terminal

07/21/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and Senator John F. Kerry and Representative William D. Delahunt announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $1.5 million for the reconstruction of the Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket...

Cape Delegation Announce Initial Approval of $1.5 Million for Herring River Restoration

07/18/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Senator John F. Kerry, andCongressman Bill Delahunt today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $1.5 million to help fund acquisition of a 25-acre parcel in the Town of Wellfleet to...

$2 Million To Preserve Cape Cod National Seashore Property

07/17/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators Edward M. Kennedy and John F. Kerry announced today that the Senate Appropriations Committee today approved $2 million in funding to initiate the acquisition of 57 acres of the North of Highland Campground property.  The...

Americans Deserve a Pay Raise

07/13/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today applauded the Massachusetts House of Representatives for doing what his Republican colleagues in Congress won’t do – raise the minimum wage to help working families. "Far too many families are struggling to...

Delahunt Leads Effort On United Nations Peacekeeping

06/29/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, June 26, Congressman Bill Delahunt headed a Congressional delegation to United Nations headquarters in New York for meetings with officials from the Security Council, the Secretariat, and the United States mission to the UN. ...

House Endorses $1 Million Design Plan for Regional Homeland Security Center At Mmr

06/22/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives has approved $1 million to start design work on the proposed Homeland Security Training Center at the Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR), an initiative promoted by US Rep. Bill Delahunt over the past...

Privacy Bill Clears Key House Panel

06/08/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Judiciary Committee has given final approval to a Delahunt-authored bill that would require federal agencies to consider the possible privacy implications of any regulations that they propose. HR 2840, the Federal Agency Privacy Protection...

IR Panel To Review Waste and Corruption In Iraq

06/07/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt announced today that on Thursday, June 8, the House International Relations Committee will hold its second hearing on Iraq in two years, reflecting the Republican-led panel’s reluctance to examine the activities of a...

US House Approves Delahunt Coastal Priorities

06/07/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – The US House of Representatives has approved several projects championed by Congressman Bill Delahunt to improve navigation essential to the region’s marine- and tourism-based economy.  The legislation includes Army Corps of Engineers projects in Cohasset, Chatham,...

A Promise to Keep

05/28/2006

  In cities and towns all across America, Memorial Day will be marked with parades down Main Street, patriotic speeches on the town square and little league games in the park.  But for others -- families and surviving comrades...

Save Red Tide Relief Funds

05/24/2006

WASHINGTON, DC –  With concerns about another round of Red Tide outbreaks in the wake of this month’s devastating storms, Congressman Bill Delahunt and several House colleagues wrote to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate...

26 Million Vets Info Stolen

05/22/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today urged area veterans to carefully review their financial records for this month after the announcement by the US Veterans Affairs Department that the personal information of more than 26 million veterans was...

Stop Animal Fighting For Sport

05/18/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today urged his colleagues to act swiftly to end the cruel and inhumane practice of staged animal fighting. “These fights are barbaric, disgusting and unacceptable in a civilized society,” said Delahunt. ”Aside from...

$5.7 Million For Nantucket Airport Terminal Upgrades

05/16/2006

WASHINGTON, DC –  Senators Edward M. Kennedy and John F. Kerry and Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced that the Nantucket Memorial Airport has been awarded more than $5.7 million through a federal grant to begin construction on a long-planned,...

Urges Creation of Ocean Energy Research and Development Zones

05/11/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today unveiled a proposal for an Ocean Energy Research and Development Zone in state waters to capitalize on the growing interest among local communities and companies to develop offshore renewable energy.    "Our coastal waters...

$4.5 Million For Fore River Dredging

05/09/2006

WASHINGTON, DC –  Congressman Bill Delahunt today joined with the US Army Corps of Engineers to announce that he has secured $4.5 million to dredge the Fore River navigation channel. "Maintaining our ports and harbors is important for our...

International Relations Panel Hearing On Iraq – At Long Last

04/20/2006

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Bill Delahunt announced today that the House International Relations Committee will hold its first hearing on Iraq since mid-May of 2004.  Committee Democrats have repeatedly demanded that the Republican-led panel end its abdication of its oversight responsibilities...

Faa To Review Radar Implications Of Proposed Wind Farm

04/19/2006

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced that the federal agency responsible for monitoring air traffic, and the safety of the flying public, will conduct its own investigations into potential radar interference problems association with offshore wind farms....

Cape Delegation Writes In Support Of Stationing New Noaa Research Vessel At Woods Hole

03/20/2006

WASHINGTON, DC - With a decision expected soon from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as to where its newest fisheries research vessel will be ported, Senators Edward M. Kennedy and John F. Kerry joined with Congressman Bill Delahunt...

Delahunt Announces $43k For Weymouth Department

03/16/2006

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced that the town of Weymouth has been awarded $43,318 in Homeland Security Fire Grant funds. The Weymouth Fire Department will use its $43,318 to purchase a Fire Safety Trailer for use in...

Delahunt Honored For Protecting Endangered Wetlands

03/14/2006

WASHINGTON, DC - In recognition of his efforts to restore coastal wetlands throughout New England and in the 10th District, Congressman Bill Delahunt was presented with the 2006 Gulf of Maine Visionary Award by the Massachusetts Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership....

Delahunt Medicare Rx Drugs Forums Are Must See Tv

02/24/2006

WASHINGTON, DC - Local cable stations are now airing a recent Medicare Care Prescription Drug forum featuring Congressman Bill Delahunt.  The two-hour program features Delahunt, representatives from Medicare, the senior advocacy group SHINE, and a spirited question and answer session...

Delahunt: Energy Dept Offers Tips To Lower Winter Electric Bills

02/16/2006

WASHINGTON, DC - Concerned about your skyrocketing utility bills? Congressman Bill Delahunt wants you to know that you're not alone.  Starting today, his office is making available a free publication from the US Department of Energy that has some helpful,...

Thousands Owed To Local Taxpayers: All You Have To Do Is Ask

02/03/2006

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Bill Delahunt today advised Southeastern Massachusetts residents that they may already be entitled to a refund ...even before they fill out this year's tax forms. At least 146 residents on the South Shore and the Cape...

Delahunt Presses For Aid To States On Medicare Crisis

01/18/2006

WASHINGTON, DC - In the wake of this month's chaos surrounding the implementation of the new Medicare Prescription Drug benefit, Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced his support for legislation that will reimburse Massachusetts, and other states, for the costs of...

Delahunt: $361k For Local Emergency Food & Shelter

01/09/2006

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Bill Delahunt today announced new federal assistance to help local human service organizations combat hunger and homelessness in Barnstable and Plymouth Counties. Rep. Delahunt announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing two sizable allocations...





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