John Kerry
U.S. Senator for Massachusetts

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A Message for Our Veterans

As we head into 2012, we’re all especially grateful to our veterans and men and women in uniform.  You can watch Senator Kerry’s veterans message here.

It Gets Better, from the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation

An It Gets Better message from the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation to teens in Massachusetts and across our country.

Legislative Update [ more ]

Last year, ideology stood in the way of  an historic opportunity to get America’s fiscal house in order – just as ideology brought the country to the brink of three government shut-downs, the edge of default, and a credit downgrade that should’ve been prevented by common sense.  I'm deeply disappointed with the way Congress isn’t working – and I’m fighting to change it.  It’s too easy just to say that Washington is broken or Congress is broken.  These issues aren't going away; in fact, they are becoming more urgent.  Workers across Massachusetts could at least breathe a sigh of relief when Democrats successfully extended tax cuts for middle class families temporarily before they expired. It was a show-down that never should have come to the brink: you’d think no one would want to see every American’s paychecks go down to start the new year. When we return to Washington later this month, we must extend middle class tax cuts through the end of the year.

We must also continue to work together to reduce both our jobs deficit and our budget deficit at the same time.  I will be working to push Congress to make the difficult but necessary decisions.  We must spend the next year finding the balanced and fair solution our country needs that grows our economy and create jobs.

Read more about issues in front of Congress here.

Your Voice

Cast your vote on what is most important to you and your family. Click on an Issue to learn how Senator Kerry is working for you, or click here to view a list of all issues.

How Can I Help You?

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