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  • As Frigid Temperatures Set In, McGovern and Massachusetts Delegation Call for Immediate Release of Vital Home Heating Assistance Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – As a brutal winter storm bears down on the Northeast, the Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) and the Massachusetts Congressional delegation today called for the immediate release of as much as possible of the remaining 10 percent of Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds for this fiscal year. Nationwide, LIHEAP helps low-income households, veterans, and seniors pay their energy bills during the cold winter months. The Department of Energy forecasts that consume... 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 Bill is Giveaway to Trump’s Polluting Friends
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) slammed the latest anti-environment bill from House Republicans, H.R. 3905, The MINER Act, which would do irreparable harm to federally-protected land by allowing a foreign company to use a half-century-old lease to mine right next door to the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness. Click here for video of Congressman McGovern’s speech. “H.R. 3905 would allow a Chilean mining company, which is facing tens of millions of dollars in fines... Read More »

  • McGovern: Republican EPA Bill is a Giveaway to Corporate Polluters
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) led debate for House Democrats on the House floor against the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act, a bill from House Republicans that limits the participation of scientific experts at the EPA, and would lead to a disproportionate representation of big business and corporate special interests. Below are excerpts of today’s remarks. HOUSE GOP IGNORES REAL ISSUES “Today we are considering a piece of legislation that seeks to prevent the EPA from protecti... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces Nearly $1 Million in Grants for Local Parks
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) is pleased to announce $950,000 in federal grant money from the National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Grant Program to parks and recreational projects in Worcester, Northampton, Leominster, Northborough, and Sutton. On Saturday, McGovern was in Sutton to announce $150,000 to Marion’s Camp Lodge for renovations and woodland trail development. Located on Lake Singletary in Sutton, for nearly 60 years, Marion’s Camp served as the Central Ma... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Kinder Morgan Suspension of Northeast Energy Direct-Tennessee Gas Pipeline
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) released the following statement on today’s announcement by Kinder Morgan Inc. that it will suspend further work and expenditures on its proposed Northeast Energy Direct-Tennessee Gas pipeline. “Today is a big victory for Western Massachusetts and our state’s future as a leader in clean and renewable energy. With the defeat of this pipeline, it is clear that the voices of Western Massachusetts families have been heard. I am so proud of the incredible activism led ... Read More »

  • McGovern, Clark Join 25 Members of Congress in Flint to Meet with Families Affected by Water Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2016 | Preview rr

    FLINT, MI – Representatives Jim McGovern (MA-02) and Katherine Clark (MA-05) joined a congressional delegation to Flint, Michigan, to hear directly from residents affected by the city’s ongoing water crisis. In addition to McGovern and Clark, the twenty-five other Members of Congress joined the trip to Flint, including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12), Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC-06), and leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Progressive Caucus. ... Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds $900 Million White House Proposal to Support Public Lands in Massachusetts and Across the Country
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) applauded President Obama’s proposal to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to support public lands in Massachusetts and across the country. In December 2015, Congressman McGovern joined Republicans and Democrats to pass the bipartisan Omnibus appropriations bill that reauthorized the LWCF for three years to strengthen the conservation efforts it supports. In his FY17 budget, President Obama calls for investing $900 million in conservatio... Read More »

  • McGovern Urges Defeat of GOP Bills to Undermine Iran Deal and Roll Back Clean Water Protections
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    On the House floor today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) led debate for House Democrats on the consideration of H.R. 3662, The Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act; H.R. 1644, the STREAM Act; and S.J. Res. 22. Congressman McGovern called out House Republicans for pushing politically motivated legislation aimed at undermining the Iran Deal, and two bills aimed at limiting critical environmental protections. On H.R. 3662, the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act “House Republicans are…playing dan... Read More »

  • McGovern, Markey Announce $63.7 Million for Massachusetts Water Infrastructure Projects
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) announced that Massachusetts has been awarded $63.7 million by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will be primarily used to upgrade sewage plants and drinking water systems, as well as replacing aging infrastructure, throughout the state. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program, ... Read More »

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