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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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.
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.
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.
Congressman McGovern joins three other Members of Congress in requesting the declassification of documents related to returning Prisoners-of-War after the Vietnam conflict. See below.