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  • Chairman McGovern Opens Debate to Send Historic Rescue Plan to President Biden
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today opened debate on the rule for the Senate-passed American Rescue Plan Act to get this historic bill to President Biden’s desk for his signature. This legislation will help crush the coronavirus, return children safely to the classroom, get vaccines to the people, put dollars into families’ pockets, and put people back to work. Chairman McGovern’s remarks are below: “M. Speaker, a once-in-a century pandemic brought us... Read More »

  • Warren, Markey, McGovern Release Statement Urging Tenet Healthcare to Listen to and Act on the Concerns of St. Vincent Nurses
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2021 | Preview rr

    Boston, MA – Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, along with Congressman James P. McGovern, released the following joint statement on the contract negotiations between St. Vincent Hospital (St. Vincent's), their parent company Tenet Healthcare, and the Massachusetts Nurses Association, which represents the professional nurses at the hospital: “Tenet Healthcare has still not made appropriate and necessary movement on the issue of staffing. We urge Tenet to listen t... Read More »

  • McGovern, Congressional Leaders Applaud Biden Administration’s Commitment to Ending Endless Wars, Call for Congressional Action
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives James P. McGovern, Chair of the House Rules Committee, Barbara Lee (D-CA), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Jim McGovern (D-MA), Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and Anthony Brown (D-MD) applauded the Biden Administration’s recent support for reining in executive war power. The lawmakers, who urged Biden on his first full day in office to take action on repealing the AUMF, released the following joint statement: “We welcome the president’s renewed commitment to ending endless wa... Read More »

  • Chairman McGovern Votes to Pass Historic Voting Rights, Anti-Corruption and Ethics Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern joined House Democrats in voting to pass H.R. 1, the For The People Act, a sweeping anti-corruption package to clean up Washington, protect and expand voting rights, restore integrity to government, and put the needs and priorities of the American people ahead of special interests. “House Democrats are delivering on our promises,” said Chairman McGovern. “By passing the most comprehensive, transformative democracy reform legislat... Read More »

  • Chairman McGovern Opens Debate on the American Rescue Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today opened debate on the rule for the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This urgently needed legislation will help crush the coronavirus, return children safely to the classroom, get vaccines to the people, put dollars into families’ pockets, and put people back to work. Consideration of this bill on the House Floor today comes after committees spent more than 100 hours debating more than 400 amendments. Chairman McGovern’s r... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces Federal Grants to Local Artists and Arts Organizations
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, announced $285,000 worth of federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts for local arts organizations and artists in the Second Congressional District. Amherst Cinema received a $17,500 media arts grant; The Massachusetts Review received a $10,000 literary arts grant; The Common, the literary magazine at Amherst College, received a $15,000 literary arts grant; University of Massach... Read More »

  • McGovern, Smith, Colleagues Re-Introduce the Bipartisan Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 18, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan bill that would prohibit the importation of goods made with forced labor in China was introduced today by Representative James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chair of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China and Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, along with Chris Smith (R-NJ), Thomas R. Suozzi (D-NY), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), Mike Gallagher (R-WI), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA). The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act would create a “... Read More »

  • McGovern Condemns the Coup d’état in Burma and Calls for Top-to-Bottom Review of U.S. Policy
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman James P. McGovern, Chairman of the House Rules Committee and a leading congressional advocate for human rights, issued the following statement on the military coup d’état in Burma (Myanmar) and the related detention of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyii, President U Win Myint and an unknown number of other civilians: “I am appalled but not surprised by the Burmese Armed Forces’ (Tatmadaw) brazen attack on democracy in Burma. The military’s illegitimate seizure of al... Read More »

  • McGovern Introduces Bipartisan Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United
    Posted in Press Releases on January 21, 2021 | Preview rr

    Bipartisan constitutional amendment would get big money out of politics and restore democratic power to the American people. Read More »

  • McGovern Calls on Biden to Restore and Repair U.S. – Cuban Relations
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee, has sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden asking him to restore and repair relations between the United States and Cuba. Full Text of Letter Here (PDF) McGovern has been a longtime advocate of normalizing relations with Cuba. He Traveled to Cuba with President Obama in March 2016 and with Secretary Kerry in August 2015. He has introduced legi... Read More »

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