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  • US Rep. McGovern Condemns Trump Sanctions Relief for Sudan
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and the co-chair of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Foundation, released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to provides permanent sanctions relief to Sudan. In July 2017, McGovern led a bipartisan group of more than 50 lawmakers calling on President Trump not to provide sanctions relief to Sudan. Click here to read the letter. “I am deeply disappointed and opposed... Read More »

  • U.S. Rep. McGovern Statement on U.S. Embassy in Cuba, Travel Warning to Cuba
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice on U.S.-Cuba relations, released the following statement regarding Secretary Tillerson’s recent meeting with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla and the decision to withdraw all non-essential personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Havana and issue a travel advisory warning Americans not to travel to Cuba: “Keeping our American diplomats safe and secure must always be our first priorit... Read More »

  • Honoring the 40th anniversary of the bipartisan Food Stamp Act of 1977
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), co-chairs of the bipartisan House Hunger Caucus, released the following statement calling on their fellow members of Congress to renew the bipartisan commitment to strengthen the country's anti-hunger safety net and end hunger once and for all : "This Friday marks the 40th anniversary of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, bipartisan legislation that e... Read More »

  • UPDATES: Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts for Americans Citizens in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Hurricane Maria Response and Recovery Update September 28, 2017 The top priority of the federal government is continuing to provide life safety and life sustaining resources to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. FEMA and its federal partners continue 24-hour operations to reach inaccessible areas of Puerto Rico to reach survivors, provide fuel to hospitals, and re-open. Roosevelt Roads is open to receive flights in addition to Aguadilla, freeing runways at the San Juan airport for commerci... Read More »

  • U.S. Congressman McGovern Applauds El Salvador Commission to Search for Those Who Disappeared During Civil War
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) made the following statement on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives applauding the creation of the National Commission to Search for Disappeared Persons in the context of El Salvador’s armed conflict: “I commend President Sánchez Cerén, the Government of El Salvador and the Salvadoran people for working together to establish the National Commission to Search for Disappeared Persons in the context of El Salvador’s armed conf... Read More »

  • UPDATES: Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts for Americans Citizens in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) is joining with his fellow Members of Congress in calling for strong action by the White House to do all they can to help the more than 3 million American citizens in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who are struggling to recover after Hurricane Maria. Families and loved ones of American citizens impacted by Hurricane Maria can find resources and information on recovery efforts below: Click here to view FEMA’s main page for up-to-date res... Read More »

  • Ahead of 40th Anniversary of Food Stamp Act, McGovern Calls for Bipartisan Action in Congress to Tackle Hunger
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) spoke on the House floor to highlight the success of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – previously known as “food stamps,” ahead of the 40th anniversary of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 this week. The legislation was a landmark bill that expanded the reach of the food stamp program and made it more effective and efficient in helping millions of Americans who struggle with hunger. “This Friday marks the 40th anniversary of... Read More »

  • 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 »

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