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  • McGovern Votes to Re-Open the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington – Today, Rep. McGovern joined House Democrats to pass the FY 2019 Transportation and Housing and Urban Development appropriations bills to re-open these two essential government agencies and rescue the hard-working Massachusetts families who are at imminent risk of being evicted while ensuring air travel and highway transportation are safe for all Americans. As we enter Day 20 of the Trump Shutdown, thousands of American workers, including essential air traffic controllers, are arrivi... 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, Warren, Markey Announce $1.9 Million for Massachusetts Fair Housing Initiatives
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) in announcing $1,873,778 in new federal funding for fair housing initiatives in Massachusetts. The funding comes from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and includes $300,000 for Community Legal Aid, Inc. in Worcester. The grant is through the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) to assist victims of housing discrimination. More information about this federal grant pro... Read More »

  • McGovern Visits Worcester to Continue Affordable Housing Tour of Central Massachusetts
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) continued his affordable housing tour of Central Massachusetts with two events following yesterday’s visit to Linwood Mill Apartments in Northbridge, which received $60,100 in federal low-income tax credits for redevelopment of the historic textile mill to create 75 units of affordable elderly rental housing. Congressman McGovern joined a National Community Development Association (NCDA) event in Worcester to speak about the need to strengthen investments i... Read More »

  • McGovern Highlights Affordable Housing in Central Mass. with Tour of Linwood Mill Apartments in Northbridge
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) toured Linwood Mill Apartments as part of his work to highlight the need for affordable housing in Central Massachusetts. The property was developed by EA Fish Development, which in February 2011 received $60,100 in federal low-income tax credits for redevelopment of the historic textile mill to create 75 units of affordable elderly rental housing. Linwood Mill Apartments is a living community for seniors age 55 and older and is part of the revitalization o... Read More »

  • McGovern: Here’s Why I Stayed at a Homeless Shelter
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) spoke on the House floor today about his recent overnight stay at the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) of Greater Worcester, a local homeless shelter. This was Congressman McGovern’s second time staying at the shelter and part of his ongoing efforts to raise awareness about homelessness and increase support for efforts to reduce it in Massachusetts and across the country. Click here to watch the video of today’s speech. Full text of Congressman McGovern’s sp... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces $2.25 Million U.S. Treasury Award to Cooperative Fund of New England
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), announced the award of $2.25 million to the Cooperative Fund of New England (CFNE) from the U.S. Department of Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund to support CFNE's cooperative business lending, healthy food financing, and technical assistance programs. The CDFI Fund awarded $202 million in grants and loans to 195 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) across the country through the latest rounds of the Commun... Read More »

  • Rep. McGovern's comments on the "fundamentally wrong...cruel" Ryan budget:
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2014 | Preview rr

    I thank the gentleman from Georgia for yielding me the customary 30 minutes. I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks and I yield myself 8 minutes. M. Speaker, budgets are moral documents. These annual documents are really statements of who we are as political parties and groups. They represent our values. They tell a story about what we believe in and how we would govern. I had thought I’d come here today to say that this budget before us – the Ryan Budget – is simply bad or that... Read More »

  • Reps. Markey, McGovern, Welch: Protect LIHEAP from Sequester Cuts
    Posted in Press Releases on February 20, 2013 | Preview rr

    Reps. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today pressed House leadership to protect the vital Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) from further cuts if the automatic budget cuts in the so-called “sequester” go into effect starting on March 1. Read More »

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