Bill Delahunt

  • American politician
  • Born July 18, 1941

William D. Delahunt (born July 18, 1941) is a former U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 10th congressional district, serving from 1997 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Delahunt did not seek re-election in 2010, and left Congress in January 2011. He was replaced by Norfolk County District Attorney Bill Keating. He is currently an attorney with the firm of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott.

Governors of both political parties face a stark choice between unpopular tax increases and drastic cuts in Medicaid, education, public safety and other essential services.

It's hard to exaggerate the importance of preserving the financial integrity of Social Security.

The national debate on Social Security has been cheapened by demagoguery on all sides.

This is a chance for me to listen and learn. There's no more important and rewarding part of my job.

What passes for real debate in Washington often seems more like an echo chamber, with politicians talking at politicians.

Brick and mortar businesses - and the communities that depend on them - cannot continue to bear an unfair sales tax burden from which their on-line competitors are effectively exempt.

Uncollected sales taxes on Internet purchases cost the states more than $16 billion in 2001.