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  • McGovern, Engel Condemn Trump Administration Restrictions on Remittances to Cuban Families
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, and Congressman Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement: “We condemn the recently announced steps by the Treasury Department that will result in an effective halt to remittances to Cuba. The Treasury Department’s decision to prohibit U.S. remittance senders from using the most widely used financial intermediary in Cuba will disrupt remittance flows to ... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on 2020 Presidential Election
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, released the following statement on the results of the 2020 presidential election: “The people have spoken, and the goodness of America is shining through. We will soon have a President and Vice President who believe in science, who defend human rights and stand up to bullies around the world, and who see the common dignity of every person on this planet. After years of divisiveness, the power of the Whi... Read More »

  • Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Asks Census Bureau to Clarify Its Use of College and University Directory Information in Final Census Count
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2020 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER -- Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, joined United States Senators Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey, and the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation urging the U.S. Census Bureau to promptly respond to Massachusetts Secretary of State William F. Galvin’s request for clarification of their use of college and university directory information in the 2020 Census. Read the full text of their letter here. This letter is a follow-up to two previous letters... Read More »

  • McGovern and Emmer Push for Recognition for Atomic Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Tom Emmer (R-MN) sent a letter to leadership of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees urging them to include a provision which would create and issue a service medal to honor our nation’s Atomic Veterans. They were joined by 21 of their colleagues. The provision was included in the House-passed version of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. Atomic Veterans are members of our Armed Forces who participated in hundreds of atmospheri... Read More »

  • McGovern, Mass. Delegation Announce $21 Million Federal Grant for I-495/I-90 Interchange Improvements Project
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, alongside several members of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a $21 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). This federal funding will help MassDOT complete the I-495/I-90 Interchange Improvements Project, which will enhance ... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Guilty Verdict in 1989 Massacre at the University of Central America in El Salvador
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2020 | Preview rr

    McGovern Helped Expose Brutal Murders Were Carried Out by U.S.-Backed Military Units; Verdict Marks Turning Point in Decades-Long Struggle for Justice Read More »

  • Rep. McGovern Slams Trump Administration for Misguided Decision to Impose Sanctions on International Criminal Court Officials
    Posted in Press Releases on September 2, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and a leading congressional advocate for human rights, issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to impose sanctions on two leading officials of the International Criminal Court: “Today the Trump Administration has once again undermined American leadership on human rights and isolated our country on the world stage. The decision to sanction the chief prose... Read More »

  • McGovern, MA Congressional Delegation Calls for Independent DoD Watchdog Investigation into the Death of Sergeant Elder Fernandes
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2020 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER - Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, joined United States Senator Elizabeth Warren and the entire Massachusetts Congressional Delegation in formally requested that the Department of Defense (DoD) Inspector General conduct a complete and thorough investigation into the circumstances that led to the disappearance and death of Sergeant Elder Fernandes, a 23 year-old native of Brockton, Massachusetts, who was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Divi... Read More »

  • House Passes McGovern Legislation Creating Wounded Warrior Service Dog Program
    Posted in Press Releases on August 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    Pilot Program, Created and Championed by McGovern, Permanently Authorized Through National Defense Authorization Act Read More »

  • McGovern Announces $162,000 for Barre, Warwick Fire Departments
    Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2020 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA - Today, Congressman Jim McGovern announced $162,000 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants to support training and equipment needs at twenty-five Massachusetts fire departments. Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) funding was established through FEMA for the purpose of supporting fire departments. These grants will aid recipient fire departments in obtaining critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources. Among the... Read More »

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