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  • 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 »

  • McGovern: GOP Farm Bill Will Hurt Millions of Hungry Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a member of House Democratic leadership and the Ranking Member on the House Agriculture Committee’s Nutrition Subcommittee delivered the following speech denouncing the 2018 Republican Farm Bill for its extreme cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Congressman McGovern said the more than $23 billion in cuts to the anti-hunger program would hurt families across the country. Click here to view video of Congressman Mc... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on 2018 Farm Bill Committee Markup
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a member of House Democratic Leadership and the Ranking Member on the House Agriculture Committee's Nutrition Subcommittee, delivered the following statement at the House Agriculture Committee's markup of the 2018 Farm Bill: "Mr. Chairman, let me begin by saying how deeply frustrated I am by this process. It’s shameful what Republicans on this Committee have done here. "I wanted to serve on the House Agriculture Committee to be part of a p... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on GOP’s Partisan Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), the Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Nutrition Subcommittee and a member of House Democratic leadership, released the following statement on the House Republican farm bill released today. “The process that produced this farm bill shows that Congress is broken. “The farm bill is more than 600 pages and was dumped on our laps just hours ago with Republicans planning to rush it to a vote in committee next week. We are still reviewing i... Read More »

  • Reps. Blumenauer and McGovern Introduce Legislation to Save America’s Pollinators
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Jim McGovern (MA-02) today introduced the Saving America’s Pollinators Act to protect the health of honey bees and other critical pollinators. The United States lost an estimated one-third of its honeybee colonies between 2016 and 2017, with similar losses in prior years. To end this dramatic trend, the legislation suspends the use of bee-toxic insecticides known as neonicotinoids, which have been linked to declining pollinator populations. It also req... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Republican Tax Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern released the following statement after Republicans passed their tax bill through the House of Representatives: “President Trump, his family, and their wealthy friends got an early Christmas gift this year. This Republican tax bill will line their pockets and the pockets of their donors – giving the vast majority of tax breaks to those at the top and corporations shipping American jobs overseas, all the while exploding the deficit and raising taxes on h... Read More »

  • McGovern Hosts 7th Annual Mass. Farm Tour
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – This week, U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (MA-02) hosting his 7th annual cross-district agricultural tour to meet with farmers, agricultural producers, non-profit farming organizations and community development corporations in Central and Western Massachusetts to highlight the success of our region’s agricultural industry and its role in growing the local economy. McGovern is meeting with local producers of vegetables, dairy, and meat, and will also meet with non-profit farming... Read More »

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