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  • Bipartisan Group of 116 Lawmakers Call to Extend Temporary Protections for Salvadorans and Hondurans
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Randy Hultgren (R-IL), co-chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, along with Representatives Norma Torres (D-CA) and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), led a bipartisan group of 116 lawmakers calling on the Trump Administration to extend temporary protections for Salvadorans and Hondurans living in the United States. The letter asks Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke to renew the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) d... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on DACA Termination
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced President Trump’s plan to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative: “Today’s decision by President Trump to rescind DACA yet again shows us the cruelty and ugliness of his Administration. Instead of displaying leadership on this issue and working with Congress on a solution rather than ending the program, the President has again giv... Read More »

  • McGovern Presents Medals to Leominster Veterans, Military Families
    Posted in Press Releases on September 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    LEOMINSTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined local leaders and community members to present U.S. military medals to Central Massachusetts veterans and military families to honor their service. “America has a responsibility to honor all of our veterans and the sacrifices they made to serve our country. Today we are proud to recognize these veterans and military families with medals that truly honor all that they have sacrificed to serve our country and strengthen our communities... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces $47K for Western MA Fire Department
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    ORANGE, MA – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined national and local leaders to announce $47,620 in new federal funding for the Orange Fire Department from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The funding comes through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Operations and Safety program and will allow the Orange Fire Department to replace 30-year-old Jaws of Life hydraulic equipment used to rescue vehicle crash victims and others trapped in small spaces. “Today we are proud t... Read More »

  • McGovern Hosts 7th Annual Mass. Farm Tour
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – This week, U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (MA-02) hosting his 7th annual cross-district agricultural tour to meet with farmers, agricultural producers, non-profit farming organizations and community development corporations in Central and Western Massachusetts to highlight the success of our region’s agricultural industry and its role in growing the local economy. McGovern is meeting with local producers of vegetables, dairy, and meat, and will also meet with non-profit farming... Read More »

  • McGovern Renews Call for China to Respect Human Rights of Democracy Activists in Hong Kong
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    "This is a blatant attempt to undermine the democracy movement in Hong Kong" Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds $525K in Worcester Small Biz Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) joined Worcester Business Development Corporation (WBDC) in applauding the award of two Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans this month for two local businesses – Flying Rhino Café & Watering Hole and Skylark Law & Mediation, P.C. The Flying Rhino is receiving $343,954.00 through the SBA loan program and Skylark Law & Mediation is receiving $181,500.00, for a combined total of $525,454 in federal funding for the local economy... Read More »

  • McGovern: House GOP Budget Would Cut Hunger Program by $160 Billion, Hurt Millions of Working Families
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and the Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Nutrition Subcommittee, spoke on the House floor to condemn the extreme budget proposed by House Republicans which proposes $160 billion in cuts to aid for millions of families who struggle with hunger. The cuts target the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the country’s premiere anti-hunger program. Full text of Congressman McGovern’s speech is below. ... Read More »

  • McGovern Kicks Off Summer Meals Tour For Low-Income Students in Central and Western Massachusetts
    Posted in Press Releases on July 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – Today, July 21st, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) is kicking off his 4th annual Summer Food Rocks Tour to highlight USDA's national Summer Food Service Program and how it helps ensure that low-income students in Massachusetts do not go hungry during the summer months when school is out of session. Today’s tour includes visits to schools and summer meals sites in Athol, Greenfield, Leominster, and Worcester. Click here for information on the 2016 tour, 2015 tour and 2014 tour. As... Read More »

  • McGovern: GOP Budget Hurts Millions of Working Families with Cuts to Hunger Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Nutrition Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at today’s hearing entitled, The Next Farm Bill: Pathways to Success for SNAP Households. Congressman McGovern criticized House Republicans for their budget’s $10 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps millions of families put food on the table every year. Click here for video... Read More »

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