Congressman Jim McGovern

Representing the 2nd District of Massachussetts
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Photos from visits and events in Worcester, MA Flickr photostream.

McGovern Guest for Trump Speech is Top Ranked Transplant Surgeon Worried About Muslim Ban’s Impact on His Family

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) announced that his guest for tonight’s address by President Trump to a joint session of Congress will be Dr. Babak Movahedi, a nationally-ranked transplant surgeon at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, who was born in Iran and is worried about how Trump’s Muslim Ban will impact his family.

McGovern Welcomes Student After Trump Muslim Ban Denied Return to Boston

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat, released the following statement on the successful return of Benham Partopour, a chemical engineering student going for his PhD at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Central Massachusetts. Click here for photos from today’s arrival in Boston.

McGovern Announces $836K for UMass Medical to Fight Heart Disease

WORCESTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that UMass Medical School has been awarded $836,858 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support research on treatments and cures for heart and vascular diseases. The new federal funding is awarded through the Community Surveillance of Coronary Heart Disease program, a national HHS effort to invest in medical research at world-class universities like UMass Medical School.

PHOTO: McGovern Honors Military Service of Worcester Veteran

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.

McGovern Announces $7.7 Million for Worcester Airport

WORCESTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced a $7,749,620 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the Worcester Regional Airport. The new federal funding will support additional taxiway construction and will help Massport to continue their work to grow Worcester Airport and increase its capacity to serve Central Massachusetts travelers.

McGovern Joins Ribbon Cutting for New Worcester Transit Facility

WORCESTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined state and local leaders for the ribbon cutting on the new Worcester Rail Transit Authority Operation/Maintenance facility on Quinsigamond Avenue. The $90 million project included $39 million in federal funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for construction and roughly $20 million from the state for environmental remediation of the site, formerly the site of a manufactured gas plant.

McGovern, Warren, Markey Announce $1.9 Million for Massachusetts Fair Housing Initiatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) in announcing $1,873,778 in new federal funding for fair housing initiatives in Massachusetts. The funding comes from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and includes $300,000 for Community Legal Aid, Inc. in Worcester. The grant is through the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) to assist victims of housing discrimination.