Congressman Jim McGovern

Representing the 2nd District of Massachussetts
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Congressman McGovern knows that we have an obligation to care and honor our veterans and their families. Jim authored legislation (“Hope at Home”) to provide tax incentives to employers that continue to pay the salaries of their National Guard and Reserve employees who are called to active duty. Jim supported the Post-9/11 GI-Bill to restore the promise of a full, four-year college education for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Jim also continues to be a strong supporter of Tri-Care and other vital services for our veterans.

In addition, Congressman McGovern secured funding for organizations and companies that work to improve the life of veterans through direct care, and technology, including state-of-the-art prosthetics for wounded soldiers.

For more information concerning my work to support our Veterans, please contact me.


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Apr 8, 2014

I thank the gentleman from Georgia for yielding me the customary 30 minutes. I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks and I yield myself 8 minutes.

M. Speaker, budgets are moral documents. These annual documents are really statements of who we are as political parties and groups.  They represent our values. They tell a story about what we believe in and how we would govern.

Jul 30, 2013

Tuesday July 30, 2013

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-02) today introduced the bipartisan Wounded Warrior Service Dog Act in the House of Representatives.

The bill, HR 2847, would create a competitive grant program for nonprofits that train service dogs for use by veterans.  It defines the term “assistance dog” to mean a dog specifically trained to perform physical tasks to mitigate the effects of a disability. This bill authorizes $5 million for each of five fiscal years.

Mar 6, 2013
...we're here to consider the rule for H.R. 933, the Continuing Resolution for the rest of Fiscal Year 2013. This is a disappointing bill, M. Speaker, and this is a disappointing process.
Jul 19, 2012

Kerry, Brown, McGovern, Neal, Olver: Massachusetts Wins $1.1 Mil To Put Vets Back To Work

BOSTON - Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown, along with Congressmen Jim McGovern, Richard Neal, and John Olver, today announced that three organizations across Massachusetts will receive $1,113,840 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide homeless veterans in Massachusetts the job training to help them succeed in civilian careers.

Jun 19, 2012
Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown, along with Congressmen James McGovern and William Keating, announced today that five organizations across Massachusetts will receive over $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide homeless veterans in M
Aug 1, 2011
There is something fundamentally wrong when a billionaire hedge fund manager pays a lower tax rate than his secretary; when Big Oil can make tens of billions in profits every quarter but still get sweetheart deals from the taxpayer; and when we are slashing funding for roads and bridges but allowing tax breaks for corporate jet owners to continue.
Jul 27, 2011
Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown, along with Congressmen Jim McGovern and Michael Capuano, today announced that two organizations that help homeless veterans in Massachusetts will receive two million dollars from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to improve housing and expand support services for those with very low incomes.
Jun 3, 2011
U.S. REP. JIM MCGOVERN ANNOUNCES GRANTS FOR VETERANS INC. U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-03) today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded over $650,000 to Veterans Inc.
Oct 1, 2010

Jim was honored to be able to take part in the Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program, sending along some personal holiday greetings to the brave men and women serving in our armed forces. In the PDF below is information about the program and how you can get involved.