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  • 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 »

  • McGovern Announces Opening of Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program To Support Local Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2021 | Preview rr

    MASSACHUSETTS’ SECOND DISTRICT – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, announced that more help is here for local businesses and jobs as the Small Business Administration’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program will begin accepting applications today. McGovern helped secure the additional funding for the program as part of the American Rescue Plan’s support for small businesses. The program includes a total of over $16 billion nationwide in... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces American Rescue Plan Help for Community Health Centers in Massachusetts’ Second District
    Posted in Press Releases on April 1, 2021 | Preview rr

    MASSACHUSETTS’ SECOND DISTRICT – Today, U.S. Representative James P. McGovern (MA-02) announced that three community health centers in Massachusetts’ Second Congressional District will receive a total of $12.9 million in American Rescue Plan funding to expand their COVID-19 vaccination and treatment operations. The resources are part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, which invests $6 billion nationwide to expand access to vaccines in underserved communities. Through the American Rescue ... Read More »

  • Chairman McGovern Opens Debate to Send Historic Rescue Plan to President Biden
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today opened debate on the rule for the Senate-passed American Rescue Plan Act to get this historic bill to President Biden’s desk for his signature. This legislation will help crush the coronavirus, return children safely to the classroom, get vaccines to the people, put dollars into families’ pockets, and put people back to work. Chairman McGovern’s remarks are below: “M. Speaker, a once-in-a century pandemic brought us... Read More »

  • Warren, Markey, McGovern Release Statement Urging Tenet Healthcare to Listen to and Act on the Concerns of St. Vincent Nurses
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2021 | Preview rr

    Boston, MA – Today, United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, along with Congressman James P. McGovern, released the following joint statement on the contract negotiations between St. Vincent Hospital (St. Vincent's), their parent company Tenet Healthcare, and the Massachusetts Nurses Association, which represents the professional nurses at the hospital: “Tenet Healthcare has still not made appropriate and necessary movement on the issue of staffing. We urge Tenet to listen t... Read More »

  • Chairman McGovern Votes to Pass Historic Voting Rights, Anti-Corruption and Ethics Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern joined House Democrats in voting to pass H.R. 1, the For The People Act, a sweeping anti-corruption package to clean up Washington, protect and expand voting rights, restore integrity to government, and put the needs and priorities of the American people ahead of special interests. “House Democrats are delivering on our promises,” said Chairman McGovern. “By passing the most comprehensive, transformative democracy reform legislat... Read More »

  • Chairman McGovern Opens Debate on the American Rescue Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today opened debate on the rule for the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This urgently needed legislation will help crush the coronavirus, return children safely to the classroom, get vaccines to the people, put dollars into families’ pockets, and put people back to work. Consideration of this bill on the House Floor today comes after committees spent more than 100 hours debating more than 400 amendments. Chairman McGovern’s r... Read More »

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