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  • McGovern Applauds $100,000 Federal Grant to Leicester to Help Town Study Improved Water Infrastructure
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2020 | Preview rr

    "I’m proud my office was able to help secure this important federal investment,” said Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA). 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 Announces FEMA Grants for Shrewsbury, Orange Fire Departments
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA - Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), alongside United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded over $142K to the Orange Fire Department and over $14K to the Shrewsbury Fire Department. Awarded through FEMA's Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) and Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grants Programs, this funding will assist the Commonwealth's fire departments with the neces... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Passing of Firefighter Christopher Roy
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) released the following statement after the passing of Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy while battling an early-morning fire on Lowell Street: “I am deeply saddened to learn that Firefighter Christopher Roy passed away this morning. December is already a difficult month for the Worcester Fire Department, and this tragedy only adds to the grief we feel for heroes like Christopher who have been taken from us too soon. His family, friends, and fellow firefighter... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces Congressional App Challenge Winners
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) announced winners of the 2018 Congressional App Challenge from Massachusetts’ Second Congressional District: Vishnu Penubarthi, Tian Yu Fan, Mary Barsoum, and Akshay Gopinathan. The students are all enrolled in the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The students’ app, VeGETables, bridges the gap between supermarkets and food pantries by offering a platform where food pantries can request items from supermarkets. Th... Read More »

  • US Rep. Jim McGovern to walk 43 miles in 9th annual 'Monte's March'
    Posted in In the News on November 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, and anti-hunger advocates from across Western Massachusetts took to the streets Monday for the ninth annual "Monte's March," an 43-mile walk which seeks to raise awareness about food insecurity and help local families in need this Thanksgiving. McGovern, WRSI The River radio host Monte Belmonte and Andrew Morehouse, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts' executive director, began the two-day trek at Springfield's Martin Luther King Community Center. Link to ... Read More »

  • Catholic Charities of Worcester County Awarded $225,000 to Expand Citizenship Program and Support Immigrant Community.
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02) together with Catholic Charities of Worcester County Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Cameron, announced a grant of $225,000 from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The grant will help Catholic Charities expand their citizenship program and allow them to further support the immigrant community in Worcester County. “I’m so thankful to Catholic Charities for their tireless work on behalf of our community. I’ve visit... Read More »

  • US. Rep. Jim McGovern promotes summer food programs in Western Massachusetts
    Posted in In the News on July 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    AMHERST -- U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, traveled across Western and Central Massachusetts Monday to bring attention to hunger-related issues and to highlight Summer Eats -- a program that offers free meals to kids across Massachusetts. With an estimated one in seven Massachusetts children facing uncertainty over where they will get their next meal, the congressman met with officials from Project Bread and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to tour summer f... Read More »

  • US Rep. Jim McGovern urges GOP leaders to fund election cybersecurity grants
    Posted in In the News on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern pressed House Republicans Tuesday to fund grants that help fortify and protect U.S. election systems from foreign hackers -- an area which the Worcester Democrat argued should be a top priority following Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential contest. McGovern, the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee, chastised GOP leaders for not including another $380 million in funding to support states' election integrity efforts in the so-called "Financial Services and Genera... Read More »

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