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  • McGovern, Trahan, Warren, Markey Announce $4.5 Million Grant for Montachusett Regional Transit Authority
    Posted in Press Releases on November 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Representatives James P. McGovern (MA-02) and Lori Trahan (MA-03) along with United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), today announced that the Montachusett Regional Transit Authority (MART) will receive $4.5 million in competitive grant funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. This federal grant will support MART as it makes capital improvements to its buses and bus-related facilitie... Read More »

  • Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Pushes Back on Trump Administration’s Proposed SNAP Cuts
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    Massachusetts Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, led the state’s Congressional Delegation in a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture urging the Trump Administration to reconsider a proposed rule that would strip states of their flexibility to set Standard Utility Allowances using information based on local utility costs. The letter can be viewed by clicking here. McGovern was joined by Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, and ... Read More »

  • McGovern Slams Trump Administration's Decision to Restrict Flights to Cuba
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    "Shutting down these flights is a stupid political stunt." Read More »

  • House Passes McGovern Bill to Prevent Export of U.S. Crowd Control Equipment to Hong Kong
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed two major bills to stand in solidarity with the people of Hong Kong and to demand accountability from the government of Hong Kong following violent crackdowns against peaceful protesters. The full text of the bill is available Here Video of McGovern’s remarks prior to passage is available here H.R. 4270, the PROTECT Hong Kong Act, was introduced by Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) alongside Representatives Chris Smith (R-... Read More »

  • McGovern Concludes Congressional Delegation to Cuba
    Posted in Press Releases on October 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    Says U.S. Policy Toward Cuba Hurts Both Economies Read More »

  • McGovern Announces FEMA Grants for Shrewsbury, Orange Fire Departments
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA - Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), alongside United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded over $142K to the Orange Fire Department and over $14K to the Shrewsbury Fire Department. Awarded through FEMA's Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) and Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grants Programs, this funding will assist the Commonwealth's fire departments with the neces... Read More »

  • Reps. McGovern, Davis Introduce Bill Expanding Student Access to Healthy School Breakfasts
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA), and Rodney Davis (R-IL) announced the introduction of a bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives to expand access to healthy school breakfasts for students across America. The Healthy Breakfasts Help Kids Learn Act is endorsed by the non-profit School Nutrition Association, and would strengthen and enhance the School Breakfast Program so that additional federal support is available to participating schools that provide he... Read More »

  • Reps. McGovern, Smith, Khanna Introduce the PROTECT Hong Kong Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Chris Smith (R-NJ), Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, along with Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA), introduced H.R. 4270, the PROTECT Hong Kong Act – a bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives to prohibit commercial exports of certain nonlethal crowd control items and defense articles and services to the Hong Kong Police Force. The full text of the bill is available here. “I am deeply concerned that American-made... Read More »

  • McGovern Condemns News That Some FARC Dissidents Will Return to Arms
    Posted in Press Releases on August 29, 2019 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MASS. – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern, Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and a leading congressional advocate for peace in Colombia, issued this statement strongly condemning news that some former FARC dissidents would abandon the Colombian peace process and return to arms: “Peace is the only path forward for Colombia. I am deeply disappointed that some misguided FARC dissident leaders have decided to return to arms. Their decision will only cause more death an... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement Upon Swearing-in of Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    "I look forward with hope to a transitional period that places the rights and aspirations of the Sudanese people front and center." Read More »

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