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  • McGovern Announces New Regional Manager in Northampton
    Posted in Press Releases on August 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    NORTHAMPTON – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, announced that Jon Niedzielski has been hired to serve as his Northampton-based regional manager. Niedzielski will serve as Congressman McGovern’s primary point of contact for residents, municipal officials, nonprofits, business owners, colleges and universities, and organized labor throughout the Pioneer Valley. Niedzielski will take over for longtime McGovern aide Keith Barnicle, who has accepte... Read More »

  • McGovern Joins Pelosi, House Democrats in Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria Recovery Update
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman James P. McGovern (D-Worcester) announced today that he will travel to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and 13 other Congressional Democrats as part of a delegation focusing on hurricane recovery efforts. The delegation will arrive in Puerto Rico this afternoon, and will return on Saturday. “Democrats pledged we would not forget about our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands as they recover and reb... Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds Committee Approval of Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern, Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the U.S. House of Representatives and a leading advocate of human rights around the world, applauded the House Judiciary Committee’s unanimous approval of a bipartisan bill he authored, The Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act (H.R. 1872). The Committee’s action is a key first step towards passage of the bill by Congress. The Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act promotes access for United States dipl... Read More »

  • House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Names Congressman McGovern as Farm Bill Democratic Conferee
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Congressman James P. McGovern, Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee and Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee’s Nutrition Subcommittee, was named by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to serve on a conference committee to complete a five-year long reauthorization of the Farm Bill. “With America’s farmers, producers and ranchers facing plummeting prices, rising retaliatory tariffs and a struggling farm economy, we need a real robust, bipartisan Farm Bill mo... Read More »

  • Bipartisan Legislation to Assist Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Congressman Peter King (R-NY) announced that the bipartisan, bicameral “Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act” (S.1091) has been signed into law. McGovern and King introduced the House version of the bill earlier this year as a companion to legislation filed in the Senate by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA). Over 2.5 million children in America are being raised by their grandparents – a number experts ex... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Trump Administration's Family Separation Policy
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee and a senior member of House Democratic leadership, issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s family separation policy: “President Trump’s policy of separating children from their parents is cruel, it is un-American, and it is evil. There is no law requiring that these children be ripped away from their parents – this is a policy of choice. In fact, U.S. and international law specif... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Colombian Presidential Election
    Posted in Press Releases on June 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman James P. McGovern, Co-Chair of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the U.S. House of Representatives and a leading advocate for human rights, issued the following statement following the election of Iván Duque as President of Colombia: I wish the new president of Colombia every success in bringing peace and prosperity to all Colombians, and in implementing fully the peace accords that ended over a half-century of internal conflict. Recently, 73 Memb... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces New Communications Director
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee and a senior member of House Democratic leadership, announced that Matthew Bonaccorsi has been promoted to Communications Director, overseeing communications at both the district and national level. Bonaccorsi was raised in Medford, Massachusetts, and is a graduate of UMass, Amherst. He has worked in McGovern’s Washington, D.C. office for two years. Previously, he served as Deputy Press Secretary to the Senate Pr... Read More »

  • McGovern Condemns Trump Attack on Federal Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), a senior House Democrat and active voice in Congress for workers’ rights, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s recent issuing of a series of executive orders intended to strip federal employees of their right to representation at the worksite. “President Trump promised American workers that he would have their backs, but these executive orders are just the latest example of how he’s broken that promise,” Congressman M... Read More »

  • 73 Lawmakers Urge Trump Administration to Protect Colombian Human Rights Defenders, Social Leaders Amid Dangerous Escalation of Targeted Murders
    Posted in Press Releases on May 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (MA-02), Eliot Engel (NY-16), John Lewis (GA-05), Norma Torres (CA-35), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Hank Johnson (GA-04) led a letter signed by 73 Members of Congress to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him and the Trump Administration to protect Colombian human rights defenders and social leaders amid a dangerous escalation of targeted murders. This is a critical time as Colombia continues its effort to im... Read More »

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