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  • McGovern, Markey Introducing New Bill to Protect Deerfield River
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2022 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Today, Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (MA-02) and U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) announced the Deerfield River Wild and Scenic River Study Act, legislation they are introducing that would begin the process of securing Wild and Scenic Status for major portions of the Deerfield River. Their bill commissions a study of the Deerfield River in southern Vermont and western Massachusetts with the aim of incorporating it into the National Wild and Scenic Rivers system. The D... Read More »

  • McGovern, Scanlon Convene Panel to Examine Legal Aid's Role in Combating Hunger
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2022 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Last week, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, Co-Chair of the Congressional Access to Legal Aid Caucus, Congressman James P. McGovern, Chairman of the House Committee on Rules and Co-Chair of House Hunger Caucus, and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, Co-Chair of the Congressional Access to Legal Aid Caucus, convened a panel of experts to discuss how legal aid providers are able to secure critical benefits for constituents, including food and nutrition assistance, at a time when food... Read More »

  • Remarks by Congressman Jim McGovern at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst’s 2022 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2022 | Preview rr

    AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY CONGRESSMAN McGOVERN: Go UMass! I’m so proud of you all! Isn’t this a wonderful afternoon to be out here celebrating? Chancellor Subbaswamy, thank you for that incredibly kind introduction. Members of the Board of Trustees: thank you for all you do and for inviting me to speak today. President Meehan, distinguished members of the legislature, faculty, and staff, family and friends: It’s a privilege to be with you all. And most importantly, to the class of 2022—congratula... Read More »

  • McGovern, Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Applauds U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Funding For Massachusetts Projects
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2022 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON– This week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced $14 billion in investments across the country to strengthen port and waterway supply chains and bolster climate resilience. These funds will be delivered through a combination of resources from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and a recent disaster relief supplemental appropriation. Within its total allocations for Fiscal Year 2022, the Army Corps will specifically invest $20.8 million in projects across Massachusetts. “... Read More »

  • Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Applauds Historic Investments in Massachusetts Roadway Infrastructure
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2021 | Preview rr

    Commonwealth set to receive $804.6 million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to improve roads, promote safety, and reduce pollution Read More »

  • Warren, Markey, McGovern, Trahan Tell Tenet CEO: “Come to Worcester and End This Crisis”
    Posted in Press Releases on October 20, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, along with Chairman James P. McGovern and Congresswoman Lori Trahan, led the entire Massachusetts congressional delegation in sending a letter to Tenet Healthcare (Tenet) urging Dr. Saum Sutaria, Tenet’s CEO, to come to Worcester to settle the work stoppage between St. Vincent Hospital (St. Vincent’s), their parent company Tenet, and the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), which represents the professional nurs... Read More »

  • McGovern, MassEdCO Announce $11.3 Million Award from U.S. Department of Education
    Posted in Press Releases on August 20, 2021 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MASS. – Today, U.S. Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, and Mark Bilotta, CEO of Worcester-based Massachusetts Education and Career Opportunities, Inc. (MassEdCO) announced that the U. S. Department of Education has awarded MassEdCO $11.3 million over the next five years to provide education and career readiness services to some 8,000 low-income, underrepresented students and adults looking to access some type of postsecondary education. More ... Read More »

  • McGovern and Blumenauer Introduce Legislation to Save the Bees
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States lost an estimated one-third of its honeybee colonies between 2016 and 2018 and national honey crops have remained at record-low levels. U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Jim McGovern (D-MA) are working to address this disturbing trend that poses major risks to our food supply chain and the environment. Today, during National Pollinator Week, the lawmakers reintroduced the Saving America’s Pollinators Act to protect bees and other vital pollinators. The le... Read More »

  • Warren, Markey, McGovern, Trahan Denounce Decision By Tenet Healthcare to Permanently Replace Frontline Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on May 28, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representatives James P. McGovern (MA-02) and Lori Trahan (MA-03), members of the Central Massachusetts State Legislative Delegation, and members of the Worcester City Council have sent a letter to Tenet Health (Tenet) expressing dismay and disappointment over Tenet’s recent decision to hire permanently replacement nurses at St. Vincent Hospital. The nurses are on an authorized work stoppage as co... Read More »

  • McGovern Joins Markey and Warren to Introduce “BRAIN TRAIN” Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2021 | Preview rr

    Bill Would Significantly Expand Intercity Passenger Rail Across Massachusetts, New England, and the Country Read More »

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