Chairman McGovern: “Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been, without a doubt, the greatest, most effective speaker in the history of the House of Representatives.”

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WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, issued this statement following an announcement from House Speaker Pelosi that she plans to step back from House Democratic leadership for the 118th Congress: “Nancy Pelosi has been, without a doubt, the greatest, most effective speaker in the history of the House of Representatives. Guiding our caucus a...

McGovern Applauds USDA’s Proposed Updates to the WIC Food Package

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WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, issued this statement in support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposed rule to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC): “The historic reforms announced today by the USDA prove we are making exciting progress following September’s successful White...

McGovern Applauds $159 Million for Massachusetts to Help Families with Rising Home Heating Costs this Winter

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MASSACHUSETTS’ SECOND DISTRICT—With cold weather on the horizon, Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02) announced today that Massachusetts has been awarded $159 million in funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Administered through the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this funding will help low-income individu...

McGovern Celebrates Announcement of Historic $480 Million Investment to Strengthen Supply Chains and Lower Prices for American Consumers

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WORCESTER—Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, released the following statement celebrating $480 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act awarded to Ascend Elements in Westborough to support domestic battery production and grow American manufacturing: “History is being made in Westborough today as over $480,000,000 from the Bipar...

McGovern Releases New Report Highlighting His Work to Create Jobs and Lower Costs for Massachusetts Workers and Families

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WORCESTER—Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02) today released a new report with detailed research from the Congressional Joint Economic Committee showing how the American Rescue Plan, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Inflation Reduction Act, CHIPS and Science Act, and student loan relief will lower costs for residents in MA-02, support businesses, and promote economic growth. “I know far t...

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Requests Expedited Release of Home Heating Assistance Funds

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WORCESTER—Today, Congressman Jim McGovern, Chairman of the House Rules committee, joined Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) and members of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation in requesting that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expedite the release of Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding for this winter. “Over the last several months, world energy markets...

Chairs McGovern, Lee, and Meeks Issue Statement regarding devastating fires in Matanzas, Cuba

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Chair of the Rules Committee James P. McGovern (D-MA), together with House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) and Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations Barbara Lee (D-CA), issued the following statement urging the Biden Administration to provide U.S. assistance following the devastating fires in Matanzas, ...

McGovern, Markey Introducing New Bill to Protect Deerfield River

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WASHINGTON—Today, Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (MA-02) and U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) announced the Deerfield River Wild and Scenic River Study Act, legislation they are introducing that would begin the process of securing Wild and Scenic Status for major portions of the Deerfield River. Their bill commissions a study of the Deerfield River in southern Vermont and western M...

McGovern, Scanlon Convene Panel to Examine Legal Aid's Role in Combating Hunger

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Washington, D.C. – Last week, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, Co-Chair of the Congressional Access to Legal Aid Caucus, Congressman James P. McGovern, Chairman of the House Committee on Rules and Co-Chair of House Hunger Caucus, and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, Co-Chair of the Congressional Access to Legal Aid Caucus, convened a panel of experts to discuss how legal aid providers are able to sec...

U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern, Michael McCaul Introduce Legislation to Promote a Peaceful Resolution to the Tibet-China conflict.

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WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and Cochair of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, and Michael McCaul (R-TX), Lead Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced legislation to strengthen the United States’ policy to promote dialogue between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Dalai Lama toward a...

Members of Congress Call on the U.S. to Join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

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WASHINGTON,D.C.—Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA), alongside Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Eleanor Norton (D-DC), Don Beyer (D-VA), and Ilhan Omar (D-MN), held a press conference last week calling on the U.S. to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The TPNW was adopted by 122 countries in July, 2017 and it is the first legally binding internation...

McGovern, Delauro Statement on Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement on School Meal Waiver Extensions

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WASHINGTON, DC – Chair of the House Appropriations Committee Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and Chair of the House Rules Committee and Co-Chair of the House Hunger Caucus James McGovern (MA-02) today applauded the bipartisan House and Senate agreement on extending school meal waivers to keep schoolchildren fed. “No child in this country should go hungry, period. I’m glad that leaders on both sides of the ai...

McGovern, Mann Introduce Resolution Honoring 20th Anniversary of McGovern-Dole Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Congressman Tracey Mann (R-KS) introduced a resolution expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to building on the twenty years of success of the George McGovern-Robert Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program. Full Text of Resolution Here (PDF) The McGovern-Dole International Food for Educati...

White House Releases Details of Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health

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Congressman McGovern worked with the White House to secure support for a conference on Food, Nutrition and Health. Now, The Biden-Harris Administration wants to hear your ideas and experiences to help inform a national strategy that will be announced at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in September 2022. Below are three ways you can share your ideas and stories. The inpu...

McGovern Resolution on Nutrition Education in Medical Schools Passes House

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WASHINGTON—Congressman James P. McGovern, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, (D-MA) applauded passage today by the House of Representatives of a bipartisan resolution he authored alongside Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) that calls for medical schools, residency, and fellowship programs to provide nutrition education that demonstrates the connection between diet and disease. McGove...