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  • 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 »

  • McGovern Condemns Trump Move to End Protected Status for Immigrants from El Salvador
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today 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 and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen to end Temporary Protected Status for more than 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador who came to the United States seeking safety. “Today’s move by President Trump to end the protections for these immigrants is sadly just his lat... Read More »

  • McGovern: America Must Change Policy to End Syrian War
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2018 | 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 in Congress, called for a change to United States policy on Syria, arguing that the current policy is not working to end the crisis there. Click here to view video. “I rise to condemn in the strongest possible terms the ongoing, unrelenting attacks against civilians in Syria committed by the barbaric, lawless regime of Bashir al-Assad, with the... Read More »

  • As Frigid Temperatures Set In, McGovern and Massachusetts Delegation Call for Immediate Release of Vital Home Heating Assistance Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – As a brutal winter storm bears down on the Northeast, the Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) and the Massachusetts Congressional delegation today called for the immediate release of as much as possible of the remaining 10 percent of Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds for this fiscal year. Nationwide, LIHEAP helps low-income households, veterans, and seniors pay their energy bills during the cold winter months. The Department of Energy forecasts that consume... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Honduran Elections
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) – a strong voice in support of human rights, ending corruption, and advancing the rule of law in Honduras – issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of State congratulating Juan Orlando Hernandez on his successful reelection as President of Honduras: “I am angry and deeply disturbed by the State Department’s announcement today congratulating Juan Orlando Hernandez on his successful re-election as President of Honduras. ... Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds Announcement of New Russia Magnitsky Sanctions
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC - Today the U.S. Department of Treasury announced that five people have been added to the list of those sanctioned under the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act. Three of the individuals in question are linked to the Magnitsky case, while the other two are Chechen officials sanctioned for gross human rights violations. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), senior House Democrat and Co-Chair of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, praised the decision by the St... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Republican Tax Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern released the following statement after Republicans passed their tax bill through the House of Representatives: “President Trump, his family, and their wealthy friends got an early Christmas gift this year. This Republican tax bill will line their pockets and the pockets of their donors – giving the vast majority of tax breaks to those at the top and corporations shipping American jobs overseas, all the while exploding the deficit and raising taxes on h... Read More »

  • U.S. Rep. McGovern Renews Call to Target Human Rights Abuses and Corruption on 5th Anniversary of Magnitsky Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), Co-Chair of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and a leading voice for human rights in the U.S. Congress, commemorated the five-year anniversary of the signing into law of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 (Public Law 112-208). Congressman McGovern is the House author of the law, which established visa restrictions and froze property transactions for individuals complicit in the November 2009 ... Read More »

  • McGovern: GOP Conceal Carry Bill Weakens Gun Safety Standards Nationwide, Shameless Gift to NRA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) sharply criticized H.R. 38 the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, a House Republican bill that would weaken gun safety standards by forcing states with strong concealed carry laws to recede to permits from states with weak or non-existent concealed carry laws. Click here to view video. “I look at this and ask myself, how much in the bag with the National Rifle Association is this leadership in this House? This makes no sense, that yo... Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds Success of Western MA Hunger Walk
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) delivered the following speech on the House floor on the 43-mile Western Massachusetts walk he completed the week of Thanksgiving to help increase awareness in the fight against hunger. Joining Congressman McGovern on the walk were Congressmen Joe Kennedy (MA-04) and Richard Neal (MA-01) as well as a wide range of state and local leaders. Click here to view video of speech. “Last Monday and Tuesday I participated in the 8th annual Monte’s... Read More »

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