Bipartisan Legislation Enhancing U.S. Support for Tibet Passes Congress

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WASHINGTON—The House has passed a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Todd Young (R-IN) to enhance U.S. support for Tibet and promote dialogue between the People’s Republic of China and the Dalai Lama toward a peaceful resolution of the long-standing dispute between Tibet and China. The Resolve Tibet ...

McGovern, Lee, Meeks and Castro Applaud Biden Administration’s Decision to Remove Cuba from List of Countries Deemed Uncooperative on Counterterrorism

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Jim McGovern (MA-2), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, Barbara Lee (CA-12), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, Gregory W. Meeks (NY-5), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Western Hemispher...

McGovern Statement on President Biden’s Partial Approval of Disaster Relief for Leominster

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WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), ranking member of the House Rules Committee, released the following statement on President Biden’s approval of disaster relief for Leominster: “Leominster and North Worcester County were devastated by last September’s extreme rain and flooding. We have people who are going into credit card debt and draining their savings to rebuild. That’s un...

McGovern, Warren, Lawmakers to President Biden: Use Executive Authority to Lower Food Prices

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Fruits & Veggies

WASHINGTON – Congressman James P. McGovern (D-Mass.) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) are leading a group of lawmakers in a letter to President Joe Biden encouraging the Biden-Harris administration to use its executive authority to take robust actions to lower food prices for families. In the letter, the lawmakers note how corporations have been raking in record profits while families are b...

McGovern Submits Statement on GOP effort to help far-right Brazilian Politicians use Congress as a Platform to Attack Democracy in Brazil

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WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee and Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, submitted the following statement into the record during a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations. McGovern said the hearing was an effort b...

McGovern, Buchanan Leading Push for Better Nutrition Education at Medical Schools

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Medically Tailored Meals

WASHINGTON, DC—Led by Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL), seven Members of Congress have sent a bipartisan letter to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to ask the Council to take additional steps to better prepare physicians to screen and treat diet-related disease, a pressing need that is highlighted in the National Strategy on Hunger, ...

McGovern, Shaheen Urge Continued Effort from USDA on Policies to Help New England Apple Growers

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WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Jim McGovern (MA-02) and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a bicameral letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging it to ensure federal crop insurance policies are supporting New England growers. The letter is a follow-up to a successful effort last year that halted specific proposed changes to apple crop insurance by USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA...

McGovern Statement on National Security Votes

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“Here’s how I voted on this week’s package of national security bills—and why. “Ukraine: Congress should provide long-overdue aid to help the Ukrainian people repel Russia’s illegal invasion. They did not choose this conflict—Putin did. He is a bully who acts with total disregard for human life—jailing his critics, murdering opposition leaders, and attempting to destroy democracy in Ukraine. He wa...

On the Anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Day, Reps. Jim McGovern and Young Kim Introduce Bipartisan Resolution in Support of the Tibetan Struggle

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Washington, D.C.—Today, United States Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Young Kim (R-CA) introduced a new congressional resolution in support of the decades-long struggle of the Tibetan people, whose human rights are constantly under threat from the government of the People’s Republic of China. The resolution recognizes the 65th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising Day of March 10, 1959...

Ronald Roy, Vietnam Vet from Shrewsbury Helped by Democrats’ PACT Act Will Join Congressman Jim McGovern at State of the Union Address

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U.S. Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02) will be joined at President Biden’s March 7th State of the Union address by Shrewsbury resident and Vietnam War Veteran Ronald Roy. Mr. Roy is a U.S. Air Force Veteran who served from 1969 to 1973 as an aircraft maintenance specialist. During the final years of his service, while in Thailand as a C-130 aircraft mechanic, Mr. Roy was exposed to Agent Orang...

McGovern Votes to Secure Over $21 Million for Community Projects in Central and Western Massachusetts

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WASHINGTON–Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, voted to finalize $21,376,031 in funding for local projects in Central and Western Massachusetts. McGovern secured the funding for Massachusetts’s 2nd District through the FY2024 appropriations process. It will help support projects throughout the district—from infrastructure and agriculture to ...

McGovern Statement on FEMA’s “Unconscionable” Denial of Disaster Relief for Leominster

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WORCESTER, MASS.—Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, released the following statement expressing his frustration and disappointment at FEMA’s recommendation to deny disaster relief for Leominster, and recommitted himself to fighting for the resources the city deserves to recover from September’s unprecedented and catastrophic flooding. “FEMA’s ...

McGovern, Poverty Task Force Members Urge President Biden to Address Criminalization of Homelessness in FY 2025 Budget Request

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Poverty Task Force; Barbara Lee, Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Poverty Task Force; Cori Bush, Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Homelessness and Vice Chair on Criminalization of the Poverty Task Force; and Rep. Bobby Scott, Ranking Member of the Education and Workforce Development Com...

McGovern, House Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Protect Human Rights Defenders Worldwide

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WASHINGTON—Yesterday, Representative James P. McGovern (MA-02), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee and Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced the Human Rights Defenders Protection Act of 2024—cosponsored in the U.S. House by Representatives Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Norma Torres (CA-35), Il...

McGovern Introduces Legislation Easing Access to Medically Necessary Formulas

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Fruits & Veggies

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee and Co-chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Caucus, and John Rutherford (R-FL), Co-chair of the Crohn’s and Colitis caucus, led their colleagues in introducing legislation to remove barriers to access for all Americans who require medically necessary foods to lead healthy lives. The Medical Nutrition Eq...