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  • 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 »

  • In Fight Against Hunger, McGovern Secures Historic White House Win
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2022 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, issued this statement following an announcement from President Biden that he would convene the second ever White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, Hunger and Health this September: “This is a historic moment in the fight against hunger. I’m proud of the nationwide, grassroots organization we built to secure this conference. I’m grateful to President Biden and his team for listening to us and underst... Read More »

  • McGovern Leads Colleagues Calling on President Biden to Pardon Environmental Lawyer Steven Donziger
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2022 | Preview rr

    Donziger helped win a $9.5 billion judgment against Oil Giant Chevron for deliberately discharging billion of gallons of toxic waste into the Amazon; Members Say “Intimidation Tactics” by Corporations and Courts Could Chill Future Attempts to Hold Corporate Polluters Accountable Read More »

  • McGovern Leads Members of Massachusetts Congressional Delegation in Calling on Veterans Affairs Secretary to Stop Closure of Leeds VA Medical Center
    Posted in Press Releases on April 15, 2022 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern (MA-02) led nearly every member of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, including Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Ed Markey (D-MA), and Representatives Richard Neal (MA-01), Stephen Lynch (MA-08), Bill Keating (MA-09), Katherine Clark (MA-05), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Lori Trahan (MA-03), and Jake Auchincloss (MA-04), in calling on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to reconsider their recent recommendation to close... Read More »

  • McGovern Secures Over $11.3 Million of Federal Funding for Critical Local Investments in Government Funding Package
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2022 | Preview rr

    MASSACHUSETTS’ SECOND DISTRICT—Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, announced more than $11.3 million in federal funding for a range of critical local investments in the Second District. The funding for these community projects has been authorized as a part of a new bipartisan appropriations package which passed the House and Senate this week. “I am celebrating alongside so many essential organizations in our community whose efforts will be recogni... Read More »

  • In Orange, McGovern Announces LUNCHES Act to Reimburse Schools More Money for Student Meals
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2022 | Preview rr

    ORANGE, Mass. – Today in Orange, U.S. Representative James P. McGovern (D-MA), joined by Orange Superintendent of Schools Dr. Liz Zielinski and Fisher Hill Elementary Director of Food Services Jacki Dillenbeck, announced the LUNCHES Act—a new bill in the House of Representatives to help school districts provide students with healthy food by reimbursing them for the actual cost of producing school lunches. A 2019 study from the USDA found a 49-cent difference between the actual cost to produce th... Read More »

  • McGovern, Davis Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Student Access to Healthy School Breakfasts
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2022 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA), and Rodney Davis (R-IL) introduced a bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives to expand access to healthy school breakfasts for students across the country. The Healthy Breakfasts Help Kids Learn Act is endorsed by the School Nutrition Association and the National Education Association. It would strengthen and enhance the School Breakfast Program so that additional federal support is available to participating schools that... Read More »

  • Massachusetts Delegation Announces First Round of Federal Transit Funding for Massachusetts and Regional Transit Authorities from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2022 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON— United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representative James P. McGovern (D-MA-02) and the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded Massachusetts state and regional transit authorities an estimated total of more than $196,126,742 in funding under the Further Extending Government Funding Act, which provides partial-year spending authority through February 18, 2022. The amo... Read More »

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