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  • 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 »

  • McGovern: Trump Budget Immoral Attack on Seniors and Working Families Across the Country
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice in Congress working to strengthen anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs, released the following statement on the 2018 White House Budget proposed by President Trump. “This White House is immoral and Trump’s budget proves it. This budget makes some of the deepest cuts to federal programs that help America’s most vulnerable families. Just two months after giving tax cuts to his billionaire frie... 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: GOP Tax Plan Hits 193K Mass. Families With Elimination of Medical Expense Deduction
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) condemned House Republicans for their devastating tax plan, which eliminates a key deduction for seniors and families with long-term medical needs, as well as families with severely disabled children. According to an analysis from AARP, 193,544 Massachusetts families will lose a deduction worth on average $11,053 under the House GOP bill – all just to hand deficit-exploding, multi-trillion giveaways to the wealthy and corporations that shi... Read More »

  • Congressmen McGovern, Kennedy to Visit Leominster Schools to Celebrate New Funding, Speak on Public Service
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    LEOMINSTER, MA – Today, October 30th, Congressmen Jim McGovern (MA-02) and Joe Kennedy III (MA-04) will visit Leominster to celebrate new federal funding and speak to students on the importance of public service. WHAT: Reps. McGovern, Kennedy Speak to Senior Class on Public Service WHERE: Leominster High School, 122 Granit Street, Leominster WHEN: Today, October 30, 2017 at 1:30PM – 2:10PM Reps. McGovern and Kennedy will join Leominster High School leaders in addressing the senior class about th... Read More »

  • McGovern Small Business Tour to Highlight Mass. Craft Breweries
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – On Friday, October 27th at 10:15am, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) will kick off his first-ever small business tour of Central and Western Massachusetts to highlight the growth and success of local craft breweries across the region. Participants: Joining Congressman McGovern on the tour will be local brewers and beer distributors as well as leaders and representatives from local chambers of commerce, regional tourism councils, Trip Advisor, Yelp, AAA, Craft Brewery Association, ... Read More »

  • McGovern: GOP Budget Shamelessly Puts Billionaires First
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and second-highest-ranking Democrat on the House Rules Committee, led the floor debate against the House Republican FY 2018 Budget set for a vote this week. Click here to view video of today’s speech.. “Today, House Republicans are pushing a job-killing budget so they can use fast-track ‘reconciliation’ procedures to steamroll through their billionaires-first tax plan. We ought to have a budget that helps the milli... Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds $525K in Worcester Small Biz Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) joined Worcester Business Development Corporation (WBDC) in applauding the award of two Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans this month for two local businesses – Flying Rhino Café & Watering Hole and Skylark Law & Mediation, P.C. The Flying Rhino is receiving $343,954.00 through the SBA loan program and Skylark Law & Mediation is receiving $181,500.00, for a combined total of $525,454 in federal funding for the local economy... Read More »

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