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  • 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 »

  • McGovern Announces Federal Grants to Local Artists and Arts Organizations
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, announced $285,000 worth of federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts for local arts organizations and artists in the Second Congressional District. Amherst Cinema received a $17,500 media arts grant; The Massachusetts Review received a $10,000 literary arts grant; The Common, the literary magazine at Amherst College, received a $15,000 literary arts grant; University of Massach... Read More »

  • McGovern, Trahan Request that Bureau of Prisons Take Action to Mitigate Dangerous FMC Devens COVID-19 Outbreak
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Representatives James P. McGovern (MA-02) and Lori Trahan (MA-03) and authored a letter to Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Michael Carvajal requesting that he take immediate action to help stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 among inmates and staff at the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Devens. “Staffing shortages and hospitalizations have helped to give rise to the COVID-19 cases among inmates and staff. Please permit on-site testing of staff, prohibit noncompliance w... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces 2020 Congressional App Challenge Winners
    Posted in Press Releases on December 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MASS. – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02) announced the winners of the 2020 Congressional App Challenge from Massachusetts’ Second Congressional District: Mahathi Gopinathan and Helen Liu. Both students attend Shrewsbury High School. Their app, The Kindness Calendar, assigns users one kind thing to do on a daily basis. The coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted the mental health of millions of Americans. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 53% of adults in the ... Read More »

  • Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Asks Census Bureau to Clarify Its Use of College and University Directory Information in Final Census Count
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2020 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER -- Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, joined United States Senators Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey, and the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation urging the U.S. Census Bureau to promptly respond to Massachusetts Secretary of State William F. Galvin’s request for clarification of their use of college and university directory information in the 2020 Census. Read the full text of their letter here. This letter is a follow-up to two previous letters... Read More »

  • McGovern Joins Massachusetts Congressional Delegation in Requesting Additional Funding for Massachusetts Hospitals in Next Relief Package
    Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, joined United States Senator Elizabeth Warren and the entire Massachusetts Congressional Delegation in urging Congressional Leadership to provide additional funding for Massachusetts hospitals in the next coronavirus relief package as they continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic. Text of Letter (PDF) "In Massachusetts, our hospitals continue to be on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, ... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces Over $118,000 for Second District Fire Departments
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Jim McGovern helped announce $520,494 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants to support the reimbursement of personal protective equipment (PPE) at twenty Massachusetts fire departments. Assistance to Firefighters Grants Supplemental (AFG-S) funding was established through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act distributed monies to federal agencies to disperse as supplemental grants for the purpose of mit... Read More »

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