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  • Chairman Jim McGovern Leads All 25 House Committee Chairs Urging Biden Administration to Convene Hunger Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on September 1, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) sent a letter signed by all 25 Committee Chairs in the United States House of Representatives and addressed to President Joseph R. Biden Jr. urging him to convene a national conference on food, nutrition, hunger, and health. Calling for further action to address a hunger crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the committee leaders said that nearly 40 million Americans lacked the resources to keep food on the table ... Read More »

  • McGovern and Blumenauer Introduce Legislation to Save the Bees
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States lost an estimated one-third of its honeybee colonies between 2016 and 2018 and national honey crops have remained at record-low levels. U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Jim McGovern (D-MA) are working to address this disturbing trend that poses major risks to our food supply chain and the environment. Today, during National Pollinator Week, the lawmakers reintroduced the Saving America’s Pollinators Act to protect bees and other vital pollinators. The le... Read More »

  • Chairman McGovern Opens Debate to Send Historic Rescue Plan to President Biden
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today opened debate on the rule for the Senate-passed American Rescue Plan Act to get this historic bill to President Biden’s desk for his signature. This legislation will help crush the coronavirus, return children safely to the classroom, get vaccines to the people, put dollars into families’ pockets, and put people back to work. Chairman McGovern’s remarks are below: “M. Speaker, a once-in-a century pandemic brought us... Read More »

  • Chairman McGovern Opens Debate on the American Rescue Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today opened debate on the rule for the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This urgently needed legislation will help crush the coronavirus, return children safely to the classroom, get vaccines to the people, put dollars into families’ pockets, and put people back to work. Consideration of this bill on the House Floor today comes after committees spent more than 100 hours debating more than 400 amendments. Chairman McGovern’s r... Read More »

  • McGovern Leads Rule Debate on Heroes Act, Releases Details on Benefits for Massachusetts Communities
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2020 | Preview rr

    “We haven’t seen numbers like this since the Great Depression. This situation demands a whole-of-government response that matches the challenges we face.” Read More »

  • McGovern Calls for Senate Action on Key House-Passed Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on December 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – House Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (MA-02) is calling for action on the 400+ bills, including more than 275 bipartisan bills, passed by the Democratic House Majority over the past year that are still awaiting action in the GOP-controlled Senate. “Last year, the American people elected a Democratic House Majority committed to making a difference in the lives of Massachusetts families,” said Congressman McGovern. “Democrats have delivered, passing key bills to lower pres... Read More »

  • McGovern, Blumenauer Introduce Legislation to Ban Dangerous Insecticides and Save America’s Pollinators
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressmen Jim McGovern (MA-02) and Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) today announced the reintroduction of the Saving America’s Pollinators Act to protect critical pollinators, like honeybees, from insecticides that are toxic to bees and other insects. The United States lost an estimated one-third of its honeybee colonies between 2016 and 2018 and national honey crops are the lowest on record in many decades. This legislation fights this dramatic trend by suspending the use of toxic insecti... Read More »

  • McGovern Votes to Re-Open National Parks & Environmental Protection Agency
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern joined House Democrats to pass the FY 2019 Department of the Interior and EPA appropriations bill to prevent damage to America's national parks and monuments, and allow EPA to resume its critical activities in protecting clean air and clean water for Massachusetts families. Massachusetts’s $83 million in EPA state grants is currently at risk because of the Trump Shutdown. “Since the Trump Shutdown began, many of America’s treasured National Parks have... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Trump Administration’s Proposal to Restrict State Waivers for SNAP Work Requirements
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA) released the following statement in reaction to the Trump Administration’s announced plan restricting state flexibility in providing nutrition assistance to people who are currently looking for work: “Instead of circumventing the will of Congress, the Trump Administration should read the Farm Bill the president just signed, which rejects changes to work requirements and categorical eligibility. In the meantime, let’s get one thing straight: most benef... 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 »

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