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  • McGovern Kicks Off Summer Meals Tour For Low-Income Students in Central and Western Massachusetts
    Posted in Press Releases on July 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – Today, July 21st, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) is kicking off his 4th annual Summer Food Rocks Tour to highlight USDA's national Summer Food Service Program and how it helps ensure that low-income students in Massachusetts do not go hungry during the summer months when school is out of session. Today’s tour includes visits to schools and summer meals sites in Athol, Greenfield, Leominster, and Worcester. Click here for information on the 2016 tour, 2015 tour and 2014 tour. As... Read More »

  • McGovern: GOP Budget Hurts Millions of Working Families with Cuts to Hunger Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Nutrition Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at today’s hearing entitled, The Next Farm Bill: Pathways to Success for SNAP Households. Congressman McGovern criticized House Republicans for their budget’s $10 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps millions of families put food on the table every year. Click here for video... Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds Central MA Biz at White House Made in America Event
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) applauded the recognition of St. Pierre Manufacturing, a Worcester-based company which represented Massachusetts at today’s White House Made in America event. St. Pierre Manufacturing was founded in 1920 by Henry St. Pierre as a tire chain making facility in Worcester, Massachusetts. Today, in addition to still making tire chains and industrial chains, the company is best known for its premier horseshoe sets. “I want to offer my congratulat... Read More »

  • Bipartisan McGovern Amendment Honoring Atomic Veterans Approved
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) applauded passage of his bipartisan provision to honor “atomic veterans,” service members exposed to radiation during U.S. nuclear weapons tests. The amendment was offered to H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act and co-sponsored by Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN). It passed the House today by a unanimous vote of 424-0. Click here to view video of Congressman McGovern’s speech. “Today I am pleased the House passed our bipartisan amendmen... Read More »

  • McGovern: GOP Giving White House Blank Check for War is Shameful
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat, delivered a blistering rebuke of Speaker Ryan and House Republicans for their refusal to answer the bipartisan call to end the outdated war authorization used by Presidents Obama and Trump. Click here for video of today’s speech. “We are 16 years into the war in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history. The costs are already in the hundreds of billions of dollars. And the human costs to our troops, our vet... Read More »

  • In Visit with Central MA Seniors, McGovern Pledges to Fight GOP Health Bill and Protect Senior Healthcare
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    LEOMINSTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat representing much of Central Massachusetts, met with local seniors across Leominster to hear about a wide range of issues seniors care about – including proposed cuts to Medicare and Medicaid as well as Social Security funding and immigration. Congressman also discussed his efforts to stop the Republican health bill and the devastating effect it would have on Massachusetts seniors. Congressman McGovern was joined by ... Read More »

  • Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge White House to Delay Sudan Sanctions Relief
    Posted in Press Releases on July 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Randy Hultgren (R-IL), co-chairs of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, and Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Tom Rooney (R-FL) led a bipartisan letter this week calling on President Trump to delay lifting sanctions on Sudan. This comes one week before the July 12th deadline when the U.S. must make a decision on the sanctions. Click here to view the letter online. In January 2017, President Obama issued Executive Or... Read More »

  • McGovern: Senate GOP’s Trumpcare Bill Takes Healthcare Away from Millions Just to Give Giant Tax Break to the Rich
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice speaking out against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, released the following statement on the release by Senate Republicans of their secret Trumpcare legislation: “Today Senate Republicans finally revealed their secret Trumpcare bill that they’ve been hiding behind closed doors and it’s truly shameful. President Trump, himself, called the House Republican bill ‘mean’ and now we’re seeing the Senat... Read More »

  • Rep. McGovern Introduces Bill to Help Cancer Patients
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) introduced a new bill in the House of Representatives to help patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. Most private insurance plans already cover wigs for those undergoing treatment that causes hair loss. The bill would help cancer patients on Medicare, who are undergoing treatments, to pay for wigs not currently covered. “Every cancer patient deserves access to quality healthcare that will help them undergo treatment with the suppor... Read More »

  • McGovern: Trump Cuba Policy Hurts American Businesses, Weakens U.S. Leadership on World Stage
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice on U.S.-Cuba policy, released the following statement on the U.S.-Cuba policy changes expected to be announced by President Trump. “Americans are ready for a 21st century approach to Cuba. These policy changes by President Trump will only take us back toward a Cold War policy that was a miserable failure and held our country back for more than 50 years. “President Trump’s reckless and backward Cuba... Read More »

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