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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 joins Rep. Kuster to Introduce Legislation to Protect National Scenic Trails from Pipeline Development
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON -- Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern (MA-02) has joined Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02), Richard E. Neal (MA-01), Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) to introduce the Scenic Trail Viewshed Protection Act. This legislation will help protect our national scenic trails by requiring stricter evaluation of natural gas pipeline projects that seek to cross these trails or their surrounding viewsheds. “Imagine walking the pristine New England Scenic Trail through the for... 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 Votes Yes on Conservation Bill Protecting 1.3 Million Acres of New Wilderness
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2020 | Preview rr

    "We are prioritizing conserving and protecting our delicate ecosystems like never before. I proudly voted yes on this important bill to protect our wilderness – and our planet – for generations to come." Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds House Passage of Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Legislation to Support Puerto Rico
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA) Chairman of the House Rules Committee, applauded the passage of an emergency supplemental appropriations legislation to provide support to Puerto Rico following a series of recent earthquakes. The legislation now heads to the Senate for consideration. “I brought this legislation through the Rules Committee to the House Floor this week because Puerto Rico needs our help,” said Congressman McGovern. “Congress has a moral and legal responsibi... Read More »

  • McGovern joins Massachusetts Delegation Seeking GAO Investigation of Trump Administration Decisions on Proposed Energy Projects
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2020 | Preview rr

    BOSTON, MA - Today, Representative James P. McGovern (D-MA-02) along with United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), William Keating (D-MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Katherine M. Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06) and Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), requested a Government Accountability Office (GAO) review of the Trump administration's evaluation and approval of fossil fuel and renewable energy projects. The l... 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 Condemns Trump Administration’s Attack On Endangered Species Act
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    "Unfortunately, President Trump and Interior Secretary Bernhardt – a former lobbyist for Halliburton– could care less about conservation and environmental protection." 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 »

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