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  • McGovern, MA Congressional Delegation Announces Over $76.5 Million in Federal Grants to Combat Homelessness
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2020 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MASS. -- Jim McGovern (D-MA-02), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, alongside United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $76,567,387 in federal grants to support efforts to end homelessness in Massachusetts. The funding, which ... Read More »

  • Ten Years After Citizens United, McGovern Renews Call to Clean Up Corruption and Get Big Money Out of Politics
    Posted in Press Releases on January 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MASS. – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and a longtime champion of ending the influence of dark money in politics, released the following statement on the ten year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision: “Ten years ago today, the Supreme Court put our democracy up for sale with its disastrous Citizens United decision. Citizens United opened the floodgates for a handful of rich and powerful individuals and c... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces Congressional App Challenge Winner
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2020 | Preview rr

    Students’ App Aims to Safeguard Against Hearing Loss Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds $100,000 Federal Grant to Leicester to Help Town Study Improved Water Infrastructure
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2020 | Preview rr

    "I’m proud my office was able to help secure this important federal investment,” said Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA). Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on U.S. Military Strike in Iraq Killing Qasem Soleimani
    Posted in Press Releases on January 2, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON — This evening, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, issued this statement after the Trump Administration conducted an airstrike at the Baghdad International Airport killing Qasem Soleimani: “There is no question that Qasem Soleimani was a ruthless military commander who had American blood on his hands. But this is a serious and destabilizing escalation that could lead to war. Let’s be clear... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Violence and Killings in West Darfur
    Posted in Press Releases on January 1, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, issued this statement in response to reports of violence against villagers and civilian deaths in West Darfur: “On Sudan’s January 1st National Day, I applaud the Sudanese people for their tremendous courage and commitment to creating a democratic nation, one that respects the basic human rights of all its people. Great strides were taken in 2019... Read More »

  • McGovern Calls for Senate Action on Key House-Passed Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on December 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – House Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (MA-02) is calling for action on the 400+ bills, including more than 275 bipartisan bills, passed by the Democratic House Majority over the past year that are still awaiting action in the GOP-controlled Senate. “Last year, the American people elected a Democratic House Majority committed to making a difference in the lives of Massachusetts families,” said Congressman McGovern. “Democrats have delivered, passing key bills to lower pres... Read More »

  • Representatives Jim McGovern, Ayanna Pressley Introduce Legislation to Assist Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives James P. McGovern (MA-2) and Ayanna Pressley (MA-7) introduced a new bill to provide additional resources for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. Full Text of the Legislation Available Here (PDF) One-Page Fact Sheet on the Legislation Available Here (PDF) Their bill, H.R. 5406, The Grandfamily Housing Act, would create a new, nationwide pilot program to provide funding to help grandparents raising their grandchildren access safe, affordable and a... Read More »

  • McGovern Rebukes Trump Administration’s Latest Attempt to Undermine Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and a leading national voice for ending hunger in America, issued this statement following an announcement that the United States Department of Agriculture will further restrict SNAP eligibility for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDS): “As Americans gathered to sit with family and friends to share a Thanksgiving meal last week, the Trump Administration was hard at work on a rule that will l... Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds House Passage of S. 178, the Uighur Intervention and Global Humanitarian Unified Response (UIGHUR) Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER – Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, released this statement today following House Passage of the Uighur Intervention and Global Humanitarian Unified Response Act: “In the last year, Chinese authorities have expanded their network of mass internment camps, where it is now estimated that 1.8 million or more Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims have been involuntarily detained. “We now know from fir... Read More »

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