Hon. William R. “Bill” Keating

United States Representative, D-Massachusetts, 9th District, Member, Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse

Keating_Bill-lgCongressman Bill Keating was elected to the U.S. House in 2010 and quickly established himself as a hardworking civil servant and passionate advocate for the people. A participant in the past three Rx Summits, Congressman Keating has demonstrated his leadership and commitment to find solutions to substance misuse and diversion. Among his notable Congressional achievements is introducing first-of-its-kind legislation aimed at curbing the growing Rx drug epidemic by requiring pharmaceutical companies to make these medicines tamper-resistant. Congressman Keating is currently a senior member on both the House Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security Committees. He received his bachelor’s and master’s in business administration from Boston College and, while serving in the State house, entered Suffolk University Law School and became a member of the state bar. He served as Norfolk District Attorney and was instrumental in programs targeted to increase community-based crime prevention, prevent senior abuse, reduce incidents of domestic violence, provide post-traumatic stress disorder services for veterans, stop bullying in our schools, and keep drugs off our streets.