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June 10, 2024

Massachusetts warns patients over ‘unconscionable’ crisis pregnancy centers

by Matthew Medsger

The Bay State has launched a new public awareness ad campaign aimed at warning pregnant patients to avoid so-called crisis pregnancy centers, which officials say use deception and fear to steer people away from an abortion. Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Robbie Goldstein said the state hopes to inform residents about the dangers of “Anti-Abortion Centers,” which he said often disguise themselves as medical facilities even if they aren’t licensed to provide medical care and may … Continue Reading

June 06, 2024

The Commonwealth of Possible

by Vasundhra Sangar

The 2024 State of Possible Conference was charged with anticipation from beginning to end - excitement to hear from industry leaders and key decisionmakers, and a palpable eagerness to get back out there and continue leading the world in the discovery of life-saving therapies. The policy conversations led by Governor Maura Healey and Congressman Jake Auchincloss of Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional district touted the focus and intentional investment Massachusetts used to pursue the life … Continue Reading

May 19, 2024

House Democrat says cutting federal funds for Harvard ‘needs to be on the table’

by Miranda Nazzaro

Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D-Mass.) on Sunday said cutting federal funds for Harvard University and other schools should be an option “on the table” over their handling of campus antisemitism. Auchincloss, who is an alum of Harvard, visited the Ivy League school earlier this month amid the ongoing pro-Palestinian protests and argued the school’s handling of antisemitism might violate federal law.  When asked on “Fox News Sunday” if he believes Harvard should lose federal funding, Auchincloss … Continue Reading

May 19, 2024

Harvard and other universities have been ‘ransacked’ by antisemitism: Rep. Jake Auchincloss

by Fox News

Rep. Jake Auchincloss, D-Mass., responds to criticism surrounding the White House’s recent opposition to a bill that would force arms shipments to … Continue Reading

May 18, 2024

The FAA bill President Joe Biden just signed might help Boston solve a big traffic problem. Here’s how

by John L. Micek

See if this sounds familiar. You’re driving down the narrow streets of Boston or some other big city when you suddenly find yourself forced to carefully navigate around someone who’s thrown on the hazards and double-parked in a travel lane, snarling traffic just when you need it the least. Some relief — from the unlikeliest of places — might eventually be in sight. Bipartisan legislation that President Joe Biden signed into law earlier this week reauthorizing the Federal Aviation … Continue Reading

May 10, 2024

There must be ‘no daylight between Israel and the U.S.’: Mass. Rep. Auchincloss says

by John L. Micek

With President Joe Biden facing heat from the left and right for his threat to withhold offensive weapons from Israel, one Massachusetts lawmaker has some advice for the White House. In a post to X, formerly Twitter, U.S. Rep. Jake Auchincloss said “there must be no daylight between Israel and the United States on security,” as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyau’s government gears up for a possible all-out assault on Rafah in the Gaza Strip. “For Israel, U.S. materiel is necessary to … Continue Reading

April 30, 2024

Auchincloss seeks answers after Mass. colleges earn poor grades on antisemitism

by Matthew Medsger

In response to an Anti Defamation League report showing several major Massachusetts colleges failing to address a rising tide of antisemitism, one U.S. lawmaker says he wants some answers on how the schools will improve their grades. In a report released earlier this month, the ADL awarded just two of the ten Bay State universities that they examined with a grade of B or better regarding their response to a nationwide uptick in antisemitism. U.S. Rep. Jake Auchincloss, in a draft letter … Continue Reading

March 21, 2024

TikTok is propaganda for our adversary

by Jake Auchincloss

“Hold off as long as you can!” That’s the advice we always receive about social media when my wife and I, who have three kids under 4, talk to parents of older children. Screen time eats family time. Parents feel powerless. As a dad, it’s hard to wrestle with trillion-dollar tech companies. But as a member of Congress, I can fight back. This year, I am introducing bills to raise the age of internet adulthood from 13 to 16 and to hold social media accountable for platforming illegal actions, … Continue Reading

March 05, 2024

Auchincloss Sticks to Online Youth Protection for State of the Union

by Alan Earls

Congressman Jake Auchincloss (D, MA-04) has announced Brookline's Myrieme Nadri-Churchill (M.Ed) as his guest for President Biden’s State of the Union Address to Congress on Thursday, March 7th. Myrieme serves as Executive Director of Parents for Peace, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit empowering families, friends, and communities to prevent radicalization, violence, and extremism using a public health approach. Parents for Peace began as a support group for other families who had lost loved ones to … Continue Reading

March 05, 2024

Democrat’s Child Online Safety Bill Demands Age Verification

by Oma Seddiq

Jake Auchincloss introduces new kids’ online safety bill Proposal would update law that applies to users under 13   Social media companies would be prohibited from collecting personal information from children under 16 without their consent under new legislation to be introduced Tuesday. The bill from Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D-Mass.), obtained first by Bloomberg Government, seeks to update a decades-old law, known as the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, that currently … Continue Reading

March 02, 2024

Cong Auchincloss Tackles Kids and Online Influencers

by Alan Earls

U.S. Rep. Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Founder and Chair of the Congressional Dads Caucus, has announced that U.S. Rep. Jake Auchincloss (MA-04) will chair the new Technology, Media and the Family Working Group. The working group will convene subject matter experts to educate members on issues related to modern technology and media and their impact on families, particularly surrounding children’s mental health and online safety. “Kids’ privacy, health and safety online is crucial, especially as they … Continue Reading

March 01, 2024

Dads Caucus Announces Working Group on Technology, Media and Family

by Darlene Cancell

U.S. Representative Jake Auchincloss (MA-04) will chair the new Technology, Media and the Family Working Group of the Congressional Dads Caucus, announced caucus founder and chair U.S. Representative Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) on Friday, March 1st. The working group will convene subject matter experts to educate members on issues related to modern technology and media and their impact on families. A particular focus will be on children’s mental health and online safety. “Kids’ privacy, health and … Continue Reading

February 28, 2024

Putin ‘fanboy’ Trump is holding up aid to Ukraine, Mass. Rep. Auchincloss says

by John L. Micek

The way U.S. Rep. Jake Auchincloss sees it, there’s one reason and one reason only that lawmakers on Capitol Hill haven’t passed a multi-billion dollar aid bill for Ukraine and Israel. That’s because U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., is “afraid of Donald Trump,” the Democrat from Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional District Democrat said Wednesday, as Ukraine’s efforts to repel an unprovoked Russian invasion dragged into its third year, and as the Eastern European nation runs out of … Continue Reading

February 28, 2024

Mass. considers how to fund transportation without the gas tax

by Tiziana Dearing and Rob Lane

U.S. Rep. Jake Auchincloss, along with Evan Horowitz of the Center for State Policy Analysis at Tufts University, share their ideas on how Massachusetts can fund transportation projects in a future in which electric car adoption makes the state gas tax obsolete. This segment aired on February 28, … Continue Reading

February 28, 2024

Ukrainian-Americans await a foreign aid package that appears stuck in Congress

by Tiziana Dearing and Rob Lane

Radio Boston talks with Olga Lisovska, a Ukrainian-American singer in Newton who says her community is desperate to see the U.S. House of Representatives move on a foreign aid package that would send $60 billion in military funds to Ukraine. Then, U.S. Rep. Jake Auchincloss provides an update on the latest in Washington, where that aid package is held up amidst Republican infighting. This segment aired on February 28, … Continue Reading

February 17, 2024

Auchincloss: Ukraine could lose war due to US aid holdup

by Adam Reilly

U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson has been sending radically mixed messages of late, first balking at a Senate push to link tightened border security to foreign aid focused on Ukraine and then balking at a standalone foreign aid bill because it doesn't address border security. U.S. Rep. Jake Auchincloss joins Adam Reilly to discuss how Johnson's shifting stances could affect the outcome in the Ukraine-Russian war, which Auchicloss says Ukraine could lose this year if support isn't forthcoming. … Continue Reading

February 13, 2024

Jake Auchincloss Accuses House Speaker Mike Johnson of a ‘Craven Submission to Donald Trump

At a House Democratic press briefing on Tuesday, Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D-MA) spoke about passing the foreign aid … Continue Reading

February 09, 2024

Newsmakers 2/9/2024: Congressman Auchincloss

by Tim White and Ted Nesi

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — This week on Newsmakers: Congressman Jake Auchincloss, D-Mass., discusses concerns about President Biden, aid to Israel, the collapse of the border bill, the Washington Bridge crisis and … Continue Reading

February 07, 2024

Counter Points: Should We Continue to Fund the War in Ukraine?

by Rep. Jake Auchincloss and Rep. Warren Davidson

February 06, 2024

Congress should commit to US biotechnology leadership

by Congressman Jake Auchincloss

The House Select Committee on China is coming to Boston and Cambridge next week for events focused on the life sciences. The Chinese Communist Party is investing big in biotech. Some elements are salutary, like more funding for medical research. Some are nefarious, like the global harvesting of genetic data without consent. The committee wants to study how Congress should respond. Massachusetts shows us how: by supporting talented people; by passing policy that promotes makers, not takers; … Continue Reading

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