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

May 18, 2016

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.

May 5, 2016

WORCESTER, MAOn 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.

Apr 19, 2016


Apr 1, 2016

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.

Feb 26, 2016

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.   

Feb 10, 2016

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.

Dec 9, 2015

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.

Dec 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With House Republicans continuing to protect suspected terrorists’ ability to buy lethal firearms, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) took action yesterday to force a vote on commonsense, life-saving legislation to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists. 

Dec 7, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) released the following statement in response to the statement by Donald Trump calling for a “complete shutdown” on entry to the United States for all Muslims.

"Our nation was founded on the fundamental belief of freedom of religion and we welcome and respect people of all faiths.

Dec 2, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) released the following statement on this week’s announcement that the United States will deploy special operations troops to conduct raids in Iraq and Syria as part of the war against ISIS.