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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More on Homeland Security
BARRE, MA –Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Bare Fire Department a $229,429 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to support their operations and safety. The grant will allow the Barre Fire Department to purchase 32 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) devices to replace very old and well-used devices. Each breathing apparatus provides breathable air essential to helping firefighters do their jobs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), 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 today’s announcement by President Obama on Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) spoke on the House floor today about the tragic shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando that killed 49 people and injured 53 more. Below is the text of Congressman McGovern’s speech, as prepared for delivery.
“Americans across the country are horrified and saddened by the tragic loss of life in Orlando and the senseless gun violence that caused it. What is even more upsetting is that these mass shootings have become routine. Are we really the kind of country that will accept this as the new normal?
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the House took up the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) called out House Republican leadership for continuing to ignore the constitutional duty of Congress to debate and vote on the nearly two-year U.S. military operation against ISIS in the Middle East. Click here for video of today’s speech.
WORCESTER, MA – On Saturday, May 14, 2016, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will host his annual U.S. Service Academy Day in Worcester. Each year, Congressman McGovern hosts the event to connect high school students interested in serving in a United States Service Academy with representatives who can offer help and advice with the application process.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) applauded today’s announcement that Massachusetts has been selected by the Department of Defense to host a $317 million public-private research partnership called the Revolutionary Fiber and Textile Manufacturing Innovation Institute.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), joined fellow House Democrats Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL), and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) in introducing new legislation to protect children and other vulnerable groups in immigration proceedings by ensuring access to counsel, legal orientation programs, and other post-release services.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern, Barbara Lee, Walter Jones, Adam Schiff, Peter Welch and 20 other Members of Congress sent a bipartisan letter to Speaker Paul Ryan calling for a debate and vote on the year-plus, multi-billion dollar war raging in the Middle East.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the House floor today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) expressed outrage at House Republicans’ continued refusal to allow a debate and vote on H.R. 1076, the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015, Republican Congressman Peter King’s bipartisan bill to close the dangerous loophole that allows terrorist suspects to legally buy deadly weapons.