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  • McGovern: Trumpcare Defeat a Victory for All Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat who has been a leading voice in the push to protect the Affordable Care Act, released the following statement in response to the announcement by President Trump and Speaker Ryan that House Republicans have canceled the vote on the Affordable Health Care Act. “Today is a victory for the millions of Americans who would have lost their healthcare and been forced to pay more for less coverage under Trumpcare. This bill was nothing but a t... Read More »

  • McGovern: Taking Healthcare Away Requires a Heart of Stone
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), the top Democrat leading debate today against the American Health Care Act, delivered the following speech on the House floor in an appeal to the compassion of both Republicans and Democrats to stand up for the families they represent and stop this dangerous bill from becoming law. “I remind my colleagues that we’re supposed to care about one another and especially the most vulnerable in our society. “In this era of Trump, Washington has become a mean place.... Read More »

  • McGovern: GOP Health Bill a Reverse Robin Hood: Stealing from Working Class to Give Tax Cut to Billionaires
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) led floor debate for House Democrats as Republicans began the process for consideration of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Congressman McGovern – who was the top Democrat at the more than 12-hour markup of the bill last night – called out Republicans for rushing the bill to a vote without any hearings or input from experts. Congressman McGovern also called out Republicans for refusing to even tell members of Congress what is in the bill, which has ... Read More »

  • McGovern Leads House Democrats in Opposing GOP Health Bill at Final Committee Markup Before Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), the top Democrat at today’s House Rules Committee markup of the American Health Care Act, criticized Republicans for rushing the bill to the House floor for a vote tomorrow without any analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on the costs of the new version of the bill. The CBO estimated that the first version of the bill would result in 24 million Americans losing healthcare. Joining Congressman McGovern at today’s hearing was fellow ... Read More »

  • McGovern Joins Meals on Wheels to Help Deliver Nutritious Meals to Central MA Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a leading anti-hunger champion, joined local Meals on Wheels volunteers in Webster to help deliver meals to Central Massachusetts seniors in need. The local chapter of Meals on Wheels serves nearly 500 seniors in 13 different communities in Central Massachusetts. Today’s meal delivery to seniors with Congressman McGovern is part of his continued effort to raise awareness about the difference the program makes and fight back against the proposed funding... Read More »

  • McGovern Slams Trump's Heartless Job-Killing Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading champion for anti-poverty programs, condemned President Trump’s budget proposal for its dangerous cuts that will hurt millions of families across the country. “President Trump talks about helping America’s forgotten men and women, but his reckless budget does just the opposite. In my 20 years in Congress, I have never seen such a heartless, cruel, and dangerous budget. America has a proud tradition of stepping up to ... Read More »

  • McGovern Reintroduces Bill to Overturn Citizens United and Declare Corporations Are Not People
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) reintroduced H.J. Res. 88, the People’s Rights Amendment, a bill to overturn Citizens United, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that lifted restrictions on spending of outside groups on elections. In a speech on the House floor, Congressman McGovern spoke about how Citizens United opened the floodgates to corporate spending in politics which drowns out the voices of ordinary citizens. Congressman McGovern was one of the first national leaders to speak out agains... Read More »

  • McGovern Leads Group of 18 House Democrats Calling on GOP House Budget Committee Chair to Protect Anti-Hunger Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), the Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee Nutrition Subcommittee, led a group of 18 House Democrats on the Agriculture Committee calling on House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black (R-TN) and Ranking Member John Yarmuth (D-KY) to protect funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the top anti-hunger program in the country. Click here to view the letter online. SNAP currently serves about 43 million Americans in both urb... Read More »

  • McGovern Calls on Attorney General Sessions to Resign
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice calling for a full investigation into the ties between the Trump White House and Russia, called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign following revelations that Sessions lied under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee about his contacts with Russia during the 2016 election. “It is now clear that Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath to Congress about his contact with Russian officials during the 2016... Read More »

  • Congressman McGovern Meets with Sudanese Leaders to Discuss Humanitarian Crisis and U.S. Sanctions
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    This week U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice in Congress on human rights, met with Ibrahim Ahmed Omer, Speaker of the Sudanese Parliament. In the meeting, Congressman McGovern reiterated his strong disagreement with the easing of U.S. sanctions against the Government of Sudan, an action taken at the end of the Obama Administration. Congressman McGovern expressed that the Sudanese Congress, and the Speaker in particular, have been responsible for autho... Read More »

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