Energy and Environment
Congressman McGovern believes that our future economic security and environmental sustainability depend on reducing our dependence on foreign oil, improving energy efficiency, and creating new, green jobs here at home. The Second District is home to companies developing many of the most promising technologies in renewable energy. The congressman will continue to support these businesses to grow and create new jobs.
Congressman McGovern has also been a champion in the effort to protect our environment. He believes it is vital to protect our air, water, and natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations of Americans. The Congressman spearheaded the effort to provide funding to states and local communities to preserve open space in urban and suburban communities.
Congressman McGovern strongly believes that BP - not the American taxpayer - is responsible for the long-term clean up of the tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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I thank the gentleman from Georgia for yielding me the customary 30 minutes. I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks and I yield myself 8 minutes.
M. Speaker, budgets are moral documents. These annual documents are really statements of who we are as political parties and groups. They represent our values. They tell a story about what we believe in and how we would govern.
U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) today joined Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and others in urging President Obama to restore funding for LIHEAP, the federal program that helps vulnerable Americans pay their energy bills. Citing a 30 percent decline in funding, the letter urges the President to fund the program in his upcoming budget proposal at no less than $4.7 billion.
Also signing the letter (below) are Reps. Peter King (R-NY), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Chris Gibson (R-NY), and Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA).
Dear Mr. President,
McGovern joins Markey, Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Calling on Obama to Increase Home Energy Assistance Funding in 2013 Budget Request
103 lawmakers sign letter to President urging funding of $4.7 billion for LIHEAP; More than 200,000 MA families rely on life-saving program
Reps. Markey, LaTourette, McGovern, Larson, Welch Call For Immediate Release of Home Heating Funds
With home heating fuel prices expected to rise this winter, bipartisan coalition of lawmakers sends letter to DHHS urging release of LIHEAP funding to help households prepare
Joined by a range of federal and state officials, including USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern hosted his 2011 throughout the 3rd Congressional District on September 27th and 28th, visiting 8 local farms and conducting casual conversations and a roundtable discussion with area farmers to discuss issues of concern to the agriculture community.
The rule before us today provides for the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program through September 30, 2016. This program was established in 1968 in response to increasing Federal government spending for disaster relief. The NFIP was intended to alleviate some of the public's financial burden because the government covered losses generated by floods in the form of disaster relief payments.