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  • McGovern, Markey Introducing New Bill to Protect Deerfield River
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2022 | Preview rr

    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 Massachusetts with the aim of incorporating it into the National Wild and Scenic Rivers system. The D... Read More »

  • McGovern, Scanlon Convene Panel to Examine Legal Aid's Role in Combating Hunger
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2022 | Preview rr

    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 secure critical benefits for constituents, including food and nutrition assistance, at a time when food... Read More »

  • U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern, Michael McCaul Introduce Legislation to Promote a Peaceful Resolution to the Tibet-China conflict.
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2022 | Preview rr

    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 peaceful resolution of the conflict between Tibet and the PRC. The Promoting a Resolution to the Ti... Read More »

  • Members of Congress Call on the U.S. to Join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2022 | Preview rr

    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 international agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons. Watch the Livestream Here The press confer... Read More »

  • McGovern, Delauro Statement on Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement on School Meal Waiver Extensions
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2022 | Preview rr

    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 aisle came together to reach this agreement and avert a hunger cliff which would have left countless o... Read More »

  • McGovern, Mann Introduce Resolution Honoring 20th Anniversary of McGovern-Dole Program
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2022 | Preview rr

    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 Education and Child Nutrition Program helps support education, child development and food security in low-i... Read More »

  • White House Releases Details of Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health
    Posted in Press Releases on June 2, 2022 | Preview rr

    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 input the administration receives from each of these avenues will directly inform the national strategy ... Read More »

  • McGovern Resolution on Nutrition Education in Medical Schools Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2022 | Preview rr

    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. McGovern has led the push for a White House conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. Earlier this mont... Read More »

  • Remarks by Congressman Jim McGovern at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst’s 2022 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2022 | Preview rr

    AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY CONGRESSMAN McGOVERN: Go UMass! I’m so proud of you all! Isn’t this a wonderful afternoon to be out here celebrating? Chancellor Subbaswamy, thank you for that incredibly kind introduction. Members of the Board of Trustees: thank you for all you do and for inviting me to speak today. President Meehan, distinguished members of the legislature, faculty, and staff, family and friends: It’s a privilege to be with you all. And most importantly, to the class of 2022—congratula... Read More »

  • Readout of Chairman McGovern’s Call with United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2022 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON — On Friday, May 6th, Chairman McGovern held a productive conversation with Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough to express his serious concern about the Department’s recommendation to close the Central Western Massachusetts Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Leeds, Massachusetts. Chairman McGovern shared with Secretary McDonough the anxiety and distress that this announcement has caused veterans and their loved ones across the region, and reiterated that many veterans have told... Read More »

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