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  • McGovern Statement on Trump Lifting Russia Sanctions for Putin’s Henchmen
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and author of the bipartisan “Magnitsky Act” passed by Congress in 2012 to sanction Russia for corruption and human rights abuses, expressed deep concern about President Trump’s action today to lift sanctions on the FSB, the Russian Federal Security Service and successor to the KGB. Today the Treasury Department published a license that authorizes certain transactions between U.S. companies and the FSB and for the importation, distrib... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on White House Review of Russian Interference in U.S. Election
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice on U.S.-Russia policy, released the following statement today after President Obama ordered a full review of Russian interference in this year’s election: “With overwhelming evidence of Russian interference intended to influence the outcome of this year’s election, I am pleased that President Obama has ordered a full investigation to determine the extent of the Russian hacking. This was an attack on American democracy. Pl... Read More »

  • McGovern, House Democrats Call for White House to Strengthen Safeguards on “Killer Robots”
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) led a group of House Democrats in a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Ash Carter to push for meaningful human control as a safeguard on lethal autonomous weapons systems, also known as fully autonomous weapons or so-called “killer robots – an emerging and concerning military technology. The letter comes ahead of the upcoming Fifth Review Conference of the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) to be held at the United Nati... Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds Obama Call for Congress to Vote on ISIS War
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice on foreign policy and human rights, praised President Obama’s foreign policy speech tonight for calling Congress to task for their failure to vote on an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) for the U.S. war against ISIS. In tonight’s speech, President Obama said, “Right now we are waging war under authority provided by Congress over 15 years ago…Two years ago, I asked Congress. Let’s update the authorization... Read More »

  • McGovern: Trump Financial Transparency Vital to National Security
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), the second-highest ranking Democrat on the House Rules Committee, joined House Democrats in calling for passage of legislation to require presidential candidates to disclose three years of their tax returns. This year, President-elect Donald Trump became the first presidential nominee in more than 30 years to not release his tax returns. Speaking on S. 2943, the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act Conference Report, Congressman McGovern emphasized t... 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 »

  • PHOTO: McGovern Announces $96K for Ware Fire Department
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    WARE, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Ware Fire Department $96,572 through an Operations and Safety Grant. The new federal funding will support the purchase of essential protective equipment for Ware firefighters. “Keeping our community safe starts with strong investments in our first responders,” Congressman McGovern said. “I am grateful to FEMA for this essential funding and to the Ware firefighters and t... Read More »

  • McGovern, Warren, Markey Announce $173K for Worcester Fire Department
    Posted in Press Releases on September 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) and Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $173,131 to the Worcester Fire Department through the Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) programs. FP&S grants are awarded to support projects that enhance the safety of the public and of firefighters. The federal funding will support Worcester Fire Department’s safe cooking fire prevention program. "Our community in Worcester is safer than... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces $229K for Barre Fire Department
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    BARRE, MA –Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Bare Fire Department a $229,429 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to support their operations and safety. The grant will allow the Barre Fire Department to purchase 32 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) devices to replace very old and well-used devices. Each breathing apparatus provides breathable air essential to helping firefighters do their jobs. “Investi... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Obama Announcement on U.S. Troop Levels in Afghanistan
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice in the push for stronger Congressional oversight of U.S. military engagement abroad, released the following statement on today’s announcement by President Obama on Afghanistan. “Today, the longest war in American history just got longer. I am deeply disappointed with the president’s announcement that the U.S. will not be reducing our troop levels in Afghanistan to 5,500 as promised and will instead maintain approxim... Read More »

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