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  • Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Honor Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Tom Emmer (R-MN) and U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) reintroduced H.R. 2754, the Atomic Veterans Service Medal Act, a bipartisan and bicameral bill that would authorize the award of a military service medal to members of the Armed Forces who were exposed to ionizing radiation as a result of participation in the testing of nuclear weapons or under other circumstances. Between 1945 and 1962, about 225,000 members of ou... Read More »

  • Bipartisan McGovern Bill Supports Veterans Service Dog Program
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) reintroduced the bipartisan Wounded Warrior Service Dog Act in the House of Representatives. The bill, H.R. 2625, would create a competitive grant program for nonprofits that train service dogs for use by veterans. It defines the term “assistance dog” to mean a dog specifically trained to perform physical tasks to mitigate the effects of a disability. This bill authorizes $25 million over the space of five years. “With so many veterans ... Read More »

  • McGovern: Trump Budget Hurts Families Struggling with Hunger
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    “Donald Trump dines at Mar-a-Lago with the rich and famous. So I’m not at all shocked by his lack of knowledge about our anti-hunger safety net, or by his lack of interest in helping the most vulnerable in our society. It is clear from his budget – that he doesn’t have a clue." Read More »

  • McGovern: Trump Budget Heartless Attack on Hardworking Families
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    “Tax cuts for the wealthiest among us – at the expense of the public safety net – is cruel. It is cold-hearted. These are real people. They are our constituents. They are our neighbors and our friends. They deserve our respect." Read More »

  • McGovern Highlights Success of D.C. Central Kitchen in Feeding Hungry and Providing Job Training
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    "In Congress, we need to support our federal anti-hunger programs and help those who struggling to put food on the table. At a time when progress in Washington is stalled, today was a proud day for bipartisanship." Read More »

  • McGovern Moves to Force House Vote to Launch Independent Trump-Russia Commission
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    “For too long, Republican leaders in Congress have stood in the way of the full, independent investigation the American people deserve,” Congressman McGovern said. “We must have an independent, outside commission to investigate the Trump-Russia connection and the possibility of collusion to influence the presidential election without the meddling of the Trump Administration. Read More »

  • McGovern, Bipartisan Delegation Meet Dalai Lama in Push to Strengthen Human Rights in Tibet
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    DHARAMSALA, INDIA – U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) joined House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and their bipartisan Congressional delegation in meetings this week in India and Nepal with government and religious leaders, including His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama. Congressman McGovern is a senior House Democrat, Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, and a leading voice in America calling for new policies to strengthen human rights in Tibet. In addition to meeting with the Da... Read More »

  • McGovern Joins Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to India, Nepal, Germany and Belgium
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) is joining House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on a bipartisan Congressional delegation visit to India, Nepal, Germany and Belgium focusing on national security, the global economy, bilateral and multilateral relations, and human rights. Congressman McGovern is Co-Chair of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and has been a leading voice in Congress for strengthening human rights around the world. “America must continue to be a strong leader on ... Read More »

  • McGovern: Trumpcare a Disaster for Millions of Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    “Pathetic. That’s the word to describe this process and this bill. If the American people could sue Congress for malpractice – my Republican friends would be in deep trouble. How could you do this? How could you do this to the people you represent? Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on GOP Passage of Trumpcare
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) released the following video statement to constituents in Massachusetts in response to today’s vote by House Republicans to pass the American Health Care Act, which would repeal the Affordable Care Act, take health insurance away from millions of Americans, and cause health costs to increase for families across the country. Click here to view and download Congressman McGovern’s video statement. “Today House Republicans turned their backs on millions of Americans b... Read More »

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