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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WORCESTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) honored the military service of Thomas McGrath Jr., who served in the United States Navy from 1957 thru 1959. As part of today’s event recognizing McGrath’s military service to our country, Congressman McGovern and State Rep. Jim O’Day presented him with a vintage World War II blanket similar to the white wool Bunk Blanket he received and cherished while in the Navy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) spoke on the House Floor to call for the House to pass his bipartisan amendment to the FY 17 National Defense Authorization Act to honor the more than 200,000 American veterans who were exposed to dangerous levels of radiation while conducting nuclear weapons tests during between 1945 and 1962.
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.
WORCESTER, MA – Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, and other regional and local leaders today for the ribbon cutting on the new VA specialty care clinic in Worcester. Click here to view photos online.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), a senior House Democrat and leading voice in the push for stronger Congressional oversight of U.S. military engagement, released the following statement on today’s announcement by President Obama on Afghanistan.
WORCESTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) honored Vietnam veteran Bob LaRose, a Worcester native who served two tours of duty before returning to Worcester to serve with the Worcester Fire Department for 40 years.
“Today we are proud to honor Bob LaRose, a Worcester native and Vietnam veteran, for a lifetime of service,” Congressman McGovern said. “When our Vietnam veterans returned home, medals were the last thing on their mind. Ceremonies like this are a wonderful opportunity for us to recognize their brave service.
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.