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  • Massachusetts Lawmakers Demand HUD Take Action to Protect Public Housing Residents From Radon
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, House Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (MA-02) and United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), along with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and United States Representatives Richard E. Neal (MA-01), Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08), William Keating (MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-04), Katherine M. Clark (MA-05), Seth Moulton (MA-06), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Lori Trahan (MA-03), sent a letter to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson demanding that ... Read More »

  • Rep. McGovern, Mass. Congressional Delegation Announce $76.5+ Million in Federal Grants to Fight Homelessness
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2020 | Preview rr

    "In the richest country on the planet, it is simply unacceptable for anyone to experience homelessness," said Congressman Jim McGovern. Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Representatives Jim McGovern, Ayanna Pressley Introduce Legislation to Assist Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives James P. McGovern (MA-2) and Ayanna Pressley (MA-7) introduced a new bill to provide additional resources for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. Full Text of the Legislation Available Here (PDF) One-Page Fact Sheet on the Legislation Available Here (PDF) Their bill, H.R. 5406, The Grandfamily Housing Act, would create a new, nationwide pilot program to provide funding to help grandparents raising their grandchildren access safe, affordable and a... Read More »

  • 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 »

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