McGovern Votes to Secure Over $21 Million for Community Projects in Central and Western Massachusetts

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WASHINGTON–Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, voted to finalize $21,376,031 in funding for local projects in Central and Western Massachusetts. McGovern secured the funding for Massachusetts’s 2nd District through the FY2024 appropriations process. It will help support…

McGovern Statement on FEMA’s “Unconscionable” Denial of Disaster Relief for Leominster

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WORCESTER, MASS.—Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, released the following statement expressing his frustration and disappointment at FEMA’s recommendation to deny disaster relief for Leominster, and recommitted himself to fighting for the resources the city deserves to recover from September’s…

McGovern, Poverty Task Force Members Urge President Biden to Address Criminalization of Homelessness in FY 2025 Budget Request

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Poverty Task Force; Barbara Lee, Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Poverty Task Force; Cori Bush, Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Homelessness and Vice Chair on Criminalization of the Poverty Task Force; and Rep. Bobby Scott, Ranking Member of…

McGovern, House Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Protect Human Rights Defenders Worldwide

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WASHINGTON—Yesterday, Representative James P. McGovern (MA-02), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee and Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced the Human Rights Defenders Protection Act of 2024—cosponsored in the U.S. House by Representatives Jamie…

McGovern Introduces Legislation Easing Access to Medically Necessary Formulas

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Fruits & Veggies

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee and Co-chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Caucus, and John Rutherford (R-FL), Co-chair of the Crohn’s and Colitis caucus, led their colleagues in introducing legislation to remove barriers to access for all Americans who require medically necessary foods to lead healthy…

McGovern, Raskin Introduce Legislation to Bring Relief to Taxpayers Suffering Personal Casualty Loss, Including Scam and Crime Victims

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Representatives Jim McGovern (MA-02) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) introduced the Tax Relief for Victims of Crimes, Scams, and Disasters Act, legislation to reinstate a tax deduction previously available to victims of scams, thefts, accidents and other personal casualty losses. After the 2017 Trump tax cuts repealed a critical tax deduction previously available to…

McGovern Statement Marking Three Years Since January 6th Insurrection

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WORCESTER, MASS.—Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, released the following statement in advance of the three-year anniversary of the violent insurrection led by Donald Trump and his supporters who attempted to illegally stop the certification of the 2020 election. McGovern was presiding over the House of…

McGovern, Pressley, Mass. Lawmakers Urge President Biden to Take Cuba off Terrorism List

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Representatives James P. McGovern (MA-02) and Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), along with Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Ed Markey (D-MA), and Representatives Seth Moulton (MA-6), Lori Trahan (MA-3) and Stephen F. Lynch (MA-8), released a new letter to President Joe Biden calling on him to take Cuba off the State Sponsor of Terrorism List as quickly as…

McGovern, Malliotakis, Pingree, Evans and Fitzpatrick Introduce Legislation to Create a Medically Tailored Meals Demonstration Program in Medicare

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Medically Tailored Meals

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Thursday, December 14, Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA), Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Dwight Evans (D-PA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to establish a nationwide pilot program through Medicare to provide seniors with diet-impacted diseases medically…

McGovern Statement on the Passing of John Walsh

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 WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02), released the following statement on the passing of John Walsh: “John was a brilliant political strategist with a heart of gold. He had an incredible mind for grassroots organizing, but more importantly, he was just a fundamentally nice guy. He always reached out to offer his support in good times and bad, and I…