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

Dec 12, 2013
It’s time for us in Congress to do our job. It’s time we stopped asking our troops and their families to sacrifice their lives in a war that has outlived its purpose. It’s time to bring our troops home. It’s time to get out of Afghanistan.
Jun 7, 2013
I am profoundly concerned about the allegations that government agencies have been secretly collecting the communication records of American citizens for the past several years.
May 16, 2013
Dear Mr. President, I write to express my strong support for your April 30th statement renewing your commitment to close the detention center at the Guantánamo Naval Base in Cuba.
Mar 5, 2013
United States Representative Jim McGovern announced a $263,010 grant from the Department of Homeland Security's FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program to the Rutland Fire Department today.
Feb 28, 2013
Today I am honored to join my esteemed colleagues, Representative Charles Boustany (R-LA), Representative Darrell Issa(R-CA) and Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) in introducing the Cluster Munitions Civilian Protection Act of 2013. This bill will restrict the use and deployment of dangerous cluster munitions.
Jul 26, 2012
U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern and U.S. Sens. John Kerry and Scott Brown today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $151, 460 to the City of Worcester.
Jun 14, 2012
Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown, along with Congressmen Edward Markey, Niki Tsongas, John Tierney, John Olver, Richard Neal, Jim McGovern, Michael Capuano, Stephen Lynch, and William Keating, today urged the Pentagon to maintain the 3-s
Mar 26, 2012
Rep. Bill Keating has spearheaded a letter to the Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, in a continued effort to save over 100 jobs at Otis Air National Guard Base (Otis). The letter, which was sent on Friday evening, was signed onto by the entire Massachu
Sep 9, 2011


Madame Speaker, Sunday is the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, the day the world changed.

207 names are remembered in the Boston Public Garden 9/11 Memorial. Six were my constituents: Lynn Goodchild; Christopher Zarba, Jr.; Linda George; Robin Kaplan; Dianne Snyder; and Tara Creamer.