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  • McGovern Statement on 2018 Farm Bill Committee Markup
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a member of House Democratic Leadership and the Ranking Member on the House Agriculture Committee's Nutrition Subcommittee, delivered the following statement at the House Agriculture Committee's markup of the 2018 Farm Bill: "Mr. Chairman, let me begin by saying how deeply frustrated I am by this process. It’s shameful what Republicans on this Committee have done here. "I wanted to serve on the House Agriculture Committee to be part of a p... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on GOP’s Partisan Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), the Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Nutrition Subcommittee and a member of House Democratic leadership, released the following statement on the House Republican farm bill released today. “The process that produced this farm bill shows that Congress is broken. “The farm bill is more than 600 pages and was dumped on our laps just hours ago with Republicans planning to rush it to a vote in committee next week. We are still reviewing i... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Appointment as Ranking Member of House Rules Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) released the following statement following his appointment as Ranking Member of the U.S. House Rules Committee: “I am deeply grateful to Leader Pelosi for this opportunity to serve. I am humbled by the support of my Democratic colleagues. And I am eager to continue our work together to advance a bold agenda that reflects the priorities of the American people. “My friend and mentor, Massachusetts Congressman Joe Moakley, once held thi... Read More »

  • McGovern Condemns Bahrain Denial of Entry to Human Rights Defenders
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA - U.S. Congressman James P. McGovern, Co-Chair of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the U.S. House of Representatives and a leading advocate for human rights, issued the following statement this week in response to the April 4th decision by the Bahraini government to deny entry to the country to Lars Aslan Rasmussen, a Danish Member of Parliament, and Brian Dooley, a member of the Board of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), claiming the two posed a "securit... Read More »

  • Bipartisan Group of 57 Lawmakers Call on Trump to Hold Sudan Accountable for Corruption, Human Rights Abuses
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Randy Hultgren (R-IL), co-chairs of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, and Representatives Michael Capuano (D-MA), Tom Rooney (R-FL), and Barbara Lee (D-CA) led a bipartisan letter calling on President Trump and the State Department to develop and implement a U.S. policy that holds Sudan accountable for their corruption and human rights abuses. Click here to view the letter online. Last October, President Donald Tr... Read More »

  • McGovern, Hultgren, Leahy, Cruz Introduce Bipartisan Resolutions Urging China To Respect Tibetan Human Rights And Religious Freedom
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Randy Hultgren (R-IL) introduced a bipartisan resolution yesterday that notes the upcoming 59th anniversary of Tibet’s 1959 uprising against Chinese rule – March 10, 2018 – and expresses support for a “Tibetan Rights Day.” The resolution focuses on one of the most important issues for the future of Tibet: the right of Tibetan Buddhists to determine their own leadership, including a future 15th Dalai Lama, free of outside interferenc... Read More »

  • Reps. Blumenauer and McGovern Introduce Legislation to Save America’s Pollinators
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Jim McGovern (MA-02) today introduced the Saving America’s Pollinators Act to protect the health of honey bees and other critical pollinators. The United States lost an estimated one-third of its honeybee colonies between 2016 and 2017, with similar losses in prior years. To end this dramatic trend, the legislation suspends the use of bee-toxic insecticides known as neonicotinoids, which have been linked to declining pollinator populations. It also req... Read More »

  • McGovern: Trump Budget Immoral Attack on Seniors and Working Families Across the Country
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice in Congress working to strengthen anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs, released the following statement on the 2018 White House Budget proposed by President Trump. “This White House is immoral and Trump’s budget proves it. This budget makes some of the deepest cuts to federal programs that help America’s most vulnerable families. Just two months after giving tax cuts to his billionaire frie... Read More »

  • McGovern Honors Area Student with Congressional Award
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) presented the Congressional Award Bronze Medal to Rhea Krishnan, a Shrewsbury High School student who has completed more than 175 hours of service to the local community. Today’s award presentation took place at Congressman McGovern’s Worcester office and will include Rhea Krishnan’s family, teachers, and local community members. As part of her service to the community, Rhea Krishnan volunteered her time coaching a middle school robotics te... Read More »

  • Bipartisan Members of Congress Launch Food is Medicine Working Group to Highlight Impacts of Hunger on Health
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice on agriculture and hunger policy, joined Republicans and Democrats to launch the new bipartisan Food is Medicine Working Group, within the House Hunger Caucus. The new group will highlight the costs related to hunger and the importance of keeping U.S. agricultural and nutrition policy rooted in health-focused research that shows families and communities are healthier when they have access to nutr... Read More »

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