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  • 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 »

  • Statement on the Trump Administration’s Latest Attempt to Undermine the Affordable Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA) released this statement in response to the Trump Administration filing a brief agreeing with a district court ruling that the entire Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional: “Yesterday, the Trump Administration doubled down on their efforts to take insurance coverage away from millions of Americans and roll back protections for those with pre-existing conditions like cancer, asthma, and diabetes. “Today, Democrats are unveiling brand-new ... Read More »

  • McGovern, Blumenauer Introduce Legislation to Ban Dangerous Insecticides and Save America’s Pollinators
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressmen Jim McGovern (MA-02) and Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) today announced the reintroduction of the Saving America’s Pollinators Act to protect critical pollinators, like honeybees, from insecticides that are toxic to bees and other insects. The United States lost an estimated one-third of its honeybee colonies between 2016 and 2018 and national honey crops are the lowest on record in many decades. This legislation fights this dramatic trend by suspending the use of toxic insecti... Read More »

  • US Rep. Jim McGovern says House 'going to have votes on marijuana reform,' pledges to allow debate on pot bills
    Posted in In the News on November 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    AMHERST -- As Massachusetts residents lined up Tuesday to purchase legal recreational marijuana for the first time, two members of the state's congressional delegation said they're optimistic Capitol Hill lawmakers will soon address federal laws barring such sales. U.S. Reps. Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, and Joe Kennedy III, D-Newton, told The Republican that recent Trump administration changes and Democrats' winning control of the U.S. House set the stage for Congress to finally take action on ma... 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: Senate GOP’s Trumpcare Bill Takes Healthcare Away from Millions Just to Give Giant Tax Break to the Rich
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice speaking out against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, released the following statement on the release by Senate Republicans of their secret Trumpcare legislation: “Today Senate Republicans finally revealed their secret Trumpcare bill that they’ve been hiding behind closed doors and it’s truly shameful. President Trump, himself, called the House Republican bill ‘mean’ and now we’re seeing the Senat... Read More »

  • Rep. McGovern Introduces Bill to Help Cancer Patients
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) introduced a new bill in the House of Representatives to help patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. Most private insurance plans already cover wigs for those undergoing treatment that causes hair loss. The bill would help cancer patients on Medicare, who are undergoing treatments, to pay for wigs not currently covered. “Every cancer patient deserves access to quality healthcare that will help them undergo treatment with the suppor... Read More »

  • McGovern: Trumpcare a Disaster for Millions of Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    “Pathetic. That’s the word to describe this process and this bill. If the American people could sue Congress for malpractice – my Republican friends would be in deep trouble. How could you do this? How could you do this to the people you represent? Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on GOP Passage of Trumpcare
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) released the following video statement to constituents in Massachusetts in response to today’s vote by House Republicans to pass the American Health Care Act, which would repeal the Affordable Care Act, take health insurance away from millions of Americans, and cause health costs to increase for families across the country. Click here to view and download Congressman McGovern’s video statement. “Today House Republicans turned their backs on millions of Americans b... Read More »

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