Congressman McGovern understands that the primary responsibility of our federal government is to keep the American people safe from those forces who would seek our nation harm. He believes it is essential that the agencies and people involved in this important work have the necessary resources available to them, but also that they use those resources in the most efficient and effective way possible, and that their conduct be held to the highest of standards.
Congressman McGovern has always been firmly committed to the protection and integrity of the U.S. Constitution, and that the fundamental rights and liberties contained within must never be sacrificed for the sake of temporary security.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) released the following statement about the role of the United States in addressing the Syrian refugee crisis:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A broad, bipartisan coalition of 35 House lawmakers called on Speaker Ryan today to schedule and debate an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) as quickly as possible following the recent announcement by President Obama of a deepening entanglement in Syria and Iraq.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) is joining Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on a Congressional delegation trip to China, departing today and focusing on economic growth, national security and cyber security issues, human rights and the importance of bold action to reduce carbon pollution.
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressman Jim McGovern, a senior House Democrat and leading voice in the push for stronger Congressional oversight of U.S. military engagement abroad, released the following statement today:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), a senior House Democrat and leading voice in the push for stronger Congressional oversight of U.S. military engagement abroad, released the following statement on news today that the Pentagon is considering greater U.S. military involvement in Iraq as part of the war against ISIS.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Worcester Fire Department a $51,290 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to support their operations and safety. The grant will allow the Worcester Fire Department to purchase 260 units of attack hose and 56 units of supply hose.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has named the University of Massachusetts Amherst as the lead institution in New England for its national Flexible-Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Manufacturing Innovation Institute, a $75 million federal initiative to create a competitive, effective and sustainable research-to-manufacturing collaboration between U.S. industry and academia to solve problems in advanced manufacturing.