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  • 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, Raskin, Omar Urge Moratorium on New Pipeline Projects During COVID-19 Pandemic
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined Representatives Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Ilhan Omar (MN-05) in leading 26 House Members in writing to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee urging a moratorium on the approval and construction of new natural gas pipeline projects and Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) export facilities during the coronavirus pandemic in order to protect the public health and the environment. The Members wrote: “FERC’s already ina... Read More »

  • McGovern, Warren, Markey, Neal Announce $10.2 Million of Federal Investment in Western Massachusetts Broadband Infrastructure
    Posted in Press Releases on February 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    Newly released funding will help over 4,600 unserved homes and businesses in Massachusetts close the digital divide 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 »

  • Representatives Jim McGovern, Ayanna Pressley Introduce Legislation to Assist Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives James P. McGovern (MA-2) and Ayanna Pressley (MA-7) introduced a new bill to provide additional resources for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. Full Text of the Legislation Available Here (PDF) One-Page Fact Sheet on the Legislation Available Here (PDF) Their bill, H.R. 5406, The Grandfamily Housing Act, would create a new, nationwide pilot program to provide funding to help grandparents raising their grandchildren access safe, affordable and a... Read More »

  • Mass. Dems poised to help run house in divided Congress
    Posted in In the News on November 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    BOSTON -- In Massachusetts, it didn't take a wave to turn the state's representation in Congress blue. But the all-Democrat Congressional delegation might be poised to take advantage of the Republican washout in ways few other state delegations can. A crush of voters turned out Tuesday in Massachusetts and around the country to vent their pent up frustration from the 2016 election, and deliver a partial verdict on President Donald Trump's first two years in office. While the GOP defended their c... 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 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 »

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