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Richard Neal
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Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded by Kevin Brady
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 1st district
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded by John Olver
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1989 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Edward Boland
Succeeded by Jim McGovern
50th Mayor of Springfield
In office
1983–1989
Preceded by Theodore Dimauro
Succeeded by Mary Hurley
Personal details
Born
Richard Edmund Neal

February 14, 1949 (1949-02-14) (age 71)
Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Maureen Neal
Children 4
Education Holyoke Community College
American International College (BA)
University of Hartford (MA)

Richard Edmund Neal (born February 14, 1949) is an American politician and the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 1st congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party and a former city councilor and mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Following the Democrats winning the House majority, Neal became the next Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee in January 2019.


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