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  • 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 Announces $327K for Worcester Police to Support Public Safety and Anti-Gang Program
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that the City of Worcester will receive $327,312 from the U.S. Department of Justice to support the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative (SSYI) Project East, part of Worcester’s anti-gang and community policing efforts. The funding is through the FY 16 Comprehensive Anti-Gang Strategies and Programs. “Keeping our community safe starts with strong investments in our local police. This new funding will help to support the incredible work that Chief ... Read More »

  • McGovern, House Democrats Call on GOP to Finally Act on Bipartisan Gun Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) managed today’s floor debate for House Democrats and led more than three dozen House Democrats who came to the House Floor to call on House Republicans to end their inaction on gun violence and finally allow the House to debate and vote on bipartisan gun reform legislation. Click Here for Video of Speech. Congressman McGovern and House Democrats called for House Republicans to allow a debate and vote on H.R. 1217, the bipartisan King-Thompson Public Safety and Se... Read More »

  • McGovern: House GOP Failure to Act on Zika and Other Public Health Crises is Shameful
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) led debate for Democrats on the House Floor on the rule for H.R. 5063, the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act. Congressman McGovern called out House Republicans for bringing up yet another bill to provide a corporate giveaway while continuing their inaction on public health crises like the spread of the Zika virus, the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the opioid crisis, and the ongoing epidemic of gun violence. Excerpts of today’s speech are below. Click Here ... Read More »

  • McGovern Blasts House GOP For Toothless NRA-Backed Gun Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) led today’s floor debate for House Democrats calling for action on real legislation to address gun violence. This came less than two weeks after Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans abruptly adjourned the House to avoid the debate on gun legislation that Congressman McGovern and House Democrats were calling for with a nearly 26 hour sit-in on the House floor. Click here for video of today’s speech. Today, Congressman McGovern continued the push for action and ... Read More »

  • PHOTOS: McGovern Joins House Democrats in Sit-In to Demand A Vote on Gun Violence
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    In the wake of the horrific act of hate and terror in Orlando last week, the deadliest mass shooting in American history, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) today joined House Democrats’ sit-in on the House Floor to demand that Speaker Ryan and House Republicans allow a vote on bipartisan legislation to address gun violence. “Americans deserve a Congress that will finally debate and vote on commonsense legislation to stop gun violence. Orlando was just the latest mass shooting and it breaks my hea... Read More »

  • VIDEO: McGovern: Moments of Silence Aren’t Enough, Americans Need Congress to Take Action to Stop Gun Violence
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) called out House Republicans this week for refusing to take action to pass commonsense legislation to address gun violence in the wake of the tragic shooting in Orlando this past weekend. This followed an outcry by Democrats on the House floor on Monday, June 13th, after Republicans held a moment of silence and refused to answer questions from House Democrats about bringing up gun legislation. Congressman McGovern said these moments of silence are “becoming an emp... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Orlando Shooting and Need for Congress to Finally Pass Commonsense Gun Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) spoke on the House floor today about the tragic shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando that killed 49 people and injured 53 more. Below is the text of Congressman McGovern’s speech, as prepared for delivery. “Americans across the country are horrified and saddened by the tragic loss of life in Orlando and the senseless gun violence that caused it. What is even more upsetting is that these mass shootings have become routine. Are we really the kind of country th... Read More »

  • On House Floor, McGovern Outraged at House GOP Refusal to Debate Bipartisan Bill to Close Terrorist Gun Loophole
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2015 | Preview rr

    On the House floor today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) expressed outrage at House Republicans’ continued refusal to allow a debate and vote on H.R. 1076, the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015, Republican Congressman Peter King’s bipartisan bill to close the dangerous loophole that allows terrorist suspects to legally buy deadly weapons. “Only in this Republican-controlled House of Representatives would this idea of prohibiting terrorist suspects from getting ... Read More »

  • McGovern Demands Vote on Legislation to Close Terrorist Gun Loophole
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2015 | Preview rr

    With House Republicans continuing to protect suspected terrorists’ ability to buy lethal firearms, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) took action yesterday to force a vote on commonsense, life-saving legislation to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists. After House Republicans voted three times last week to block the House from debating H.R. 1076, Republican Congressman Peter King’s Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act, Congressman McGovern signed a discharge petition that... Read More »

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