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  • NEXT WEEK: McGovern to March 43 Miles in Western MA for Hunger Relief
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    SPRINGFIELD, MA – Next Monday, November 20th, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will kick off the 7th annual “Monte’s March,” a 43-mile two-day walk as part of his anti-hunger push in Western Massachusetts. Congressmen Joe Kennedy III (MA-04) will be among those joining the event. The march is aimed at helping to increase awareness about hunger in local communities and help Massachusetts families in need this thanksgiving. All proceeds will benefit The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Last yea... Read More »

  • McGovern: GOP Tax Plan Hits 193K Mass. Families With Elimination of Medical Expense Deduction
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) condemned House Republicans for their devastating tax plan, which eliminates a key deduction for seniors and families with long-term medical needs, as well as families with severely disabled children. According to an analysis from AARP, 193,544 Massachusetts families will lose a deduction worth on average $11,053 under the House GOP bill – all just to hand deficit-exploding, multi-trillion giveaways to the wealthy and corporations that shi... Read More »

  • McGovern Condemns Senate GOP Refusal to Honor American Veterans in Defense Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) expressed his outrage that Senate Republicans removed a provision in the Fiscal Year 18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would create the Atomic Veterans Service Medal honoring more than 200,000 American veterans. Congressman McGovern is a co-author of the bipartisan provision to recognize the service of these veterans who were exposed to dangerous levels of radiation while conducting nuclear weapons tests between 1945 and 1962. Co... Read More »

  • McGovern Condemns U.S. Support of Saudi War in Yemen
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and co-chair of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, delivered the following speech on the House floor condemning Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, the suffering it is causing among innocent civilians, and urging the United States to end its support of the war. Click here to view video of speech online. Full Text of Congressman McGovern’s Speech: “I thank the gentleman from California for yielding me ... Read More »

  • McGovern: Speaker Ryan Breaks Promise of Fair and Open Process, Sets Record for Most Closed Year in Congressional History
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat, led debate on the House floor against the rule for two House Republican bills – H.R. 3043, the Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017 and H.R. 3441, the Save Local Business Act. Congressman McGovern. During the debate, Congressman McGovern slammed Speaker Ryan for his failure to support the fair and open legislative process he promised when he began as Speaker of the House two years ago. Speaker Ryan has... Read More »

  • McGovern Condemns State Department Move to End Temporary Protected Status for Salvadoran and Honduran Immigrants
    Posted in Press Releases on November 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice on U.S. foreign policy on Central America, released the following statement condemning the move by President Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and the State Department to end Temporary Protected Status for more than 250,000 immigrants from El Salvador and Honduras who came to the United States seeking safety. "The recommendation by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the State Department to... Read More »

  • Congressmen McGovern, Kennedy to Visit Leominster Schools to Celebrate New Funding, Speak on Public Service
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    LEOMINSTER, MA – Today, October 30th, Congressmen Jim McGovern (MA-02) and Joe Kennedy III (MA-04) will visit Leominster to celebrate new federal funding and speak to students on the importance of public service. WHAT: Reps. McGovern, Kennedy Speak to Senior Class on Public Service WHERE: Leominster High School, 122 Granit Street, Leominster WHEN: Today, October 30, 2017 at 1:30PM – 2:10PM Reps. McGovern and Kennedy will join Leominster High School leaders in addressing the senior class about th... Read More »

  • McGovern Small Business Tour to Highlight Mass. Craft Breweries
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – On Friday, October 27th at 10:15am, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) will kick off his first-ever small business tour of Central and Western Massachusetts to highlight the growth and success of local craft breweries across the region. Participants: Joining Congressman McGovern on the tour will be local brewers and beer distributors as well as leaders and representatives from local chambers of commerce, regional tourism councils, Trip Advisor, Yelp, AAA, Craft Brewery Association, ... Read More »

  • McGovern: GOP Budget Shamelessly Puts Billionaires First
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and second-highest-ranking Democrat on the House Rules Committee, led the floor debate against the House Republican FY 2018 Budget set for a vote this week. Click here to view video of today’s speech.. “Today, House Republicans are pushing a job-killing budget so they can use fast-track ‘reconciliation’ procedures to steamroll through their billionaires-first tax plan. We ought to have a budget that helps the milli... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Trump Decertifying Iran Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice on nuclear non-proliferation, released the following statement in response to the announcement that the Trump Administration will decertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, known as the Iran Nuclear Agreement: “President Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran Deal represents an all-time high in recklessness and stupidity. Every week the president’s Twitter tantrums put the world on edge. Dec... Read More »

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