Congressman Jim McGovern

Representing the 2nd District of Massachussetts
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Homeland Security

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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.

For more information concerning my work and views on National Security issues, please contact me.


More on Homeland Security

Jul 30, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation in announcing that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a total of $19,237,879 in grants to seven Massachusetts fire departments and the Quincy-based Fire Protection Research Foundation.

Jul 14, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), a senior House Democrat and co-chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, released the following statement on the Obama Administration's announcement that it has reached an agreement with Iran.

Jul 1, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), a senior House Democrat and leading advocate of modernizing U.S. relations with Cuba, praised the announcement by President Obama that the Administration has reached a deal with Cuba to re-establish diplomatic relations and re-open embassies. The effective date for re-establishment is July 20 when the Cuban government will re-open its embassy in Washington. 

Jun 30, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) trip to the Middle East this week, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) met with two constituents. During the delegation’s time in Iraq, Congressman McGovern met with military and diplomatic leaders, including John Sullivan of Worcester and Scott Harney of Everett, both serving in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. View photo online here.

Jun 26, 2015

WORCESTER, MA – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) welcomed the news that MassDevelopment has awarded $400,000 to the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP) to help accelerate their outreach and training programs for the defense supply chain.

Feb 11, 2015
I’m pleased that we are finally discussing a new authorization for military force in the Middle East, something that should have happened a long time ago. Congress has been negligent, ignoring its constitutional duties on matters of war and peace. I hope that when a resolution comes to the floor, the House will be given the opportunity for a full and fair debate.
Dec 9, 2014
The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report is deeply disturbing. The United States should never use torture. Period. It’s morally wrong, it’s ineffective and it puts our own troops at risk. We should do whatever it takes to make sure this sad chapter in American history is never repeated.
Sep 19, 2014
U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), along with his Rules Committee colleague U.S. Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) have coordinated a bipartisan letter calling on the House Leadership urging them to bring an authorization for the use of military force in Iraq when Congress returns to Washington in November.
Sep 18, 2014

M. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this rule. 

Let us be very clear about one of the implications of the language before us:  A vote for this rule is a vote to shut off the mechanisms of the War Powers Resolution for the next two months.  If any Member of this House has any concerns about the on-going military operations in Iraq, the potential of U.S. military airstrikes in Syria, or the possible introduction of U.S. combat ground forces into either country, then this rule will tie their hands for the next two months.