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  • 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 Applauds Rectrix's 20,000th Flight at Worcester Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) joined business and local leaders at Worcester Regional Airport to celebrate the completion of their 20,000th charter flight. To celebrate the milestone, a charter jet was given a water cannon salute as it taxied to the Aerodrome terminal. “Today I am proud to celebrate Rectrix’s 20,000th flight, Worcester Regional Airport’s continued growth, and the strong partnerships which have made it possible,” Congressman Jim McGovern said. “Worces... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces $7.7 Million for Worcester Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced a $7,749,620 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the Worcester Regional Airport. The new federal funding will support additional taxiway construction and will help Massport to continue their work to grow Worcester Airport and increase its capacity to serve Central Massachusetts travelers. “Keeping our region’s economy growing starts with strong investments in infrastructure. Worcester Regional Airport is key to making Centra... Read More »

  • McGovern Joins Ribbon Cutting for New Worcester Transit Facility
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined state and local leaders for the ribbon cutting on the new Worcester Rail Transit Authority Operation/Maintenance facility on Quinsigamond Avenue. The $90 million project included $39 million in federal funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for construction and roughly $20 million from the state for environmental remediation of the site, formerly the site of a manufactured gas plant. “Today is a proud day for Worcester and al... Read More »

  • McGovern, Mass. Delegation Announce $2.4 Million for Central Mass. Railroad Improvements
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), along with Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey and Representative Niki Tsongas (MA-03), announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $2,376,682 grant for track improvements along the Providence and Worcester Railroad Company's Gardner Branch rail line in Central Massachusetts. The rail project will reduce the risk of derailments that could impact the drinking water supplied to the City of Worcester. “A strong and growing Ce... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces $1.4 Million for Worcester Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that Worcester Airport has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to install taxiway lighting. The new federal funding will allow Massport to install a Surface Movement Guidance and Control (SMGCS) lighting system on a taxiway to Runway 11-29 to enhance safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions. “With this grant, Worcester Regional Airport will have the resources they need to continue to grow and... Read More »

  • McGovern Rides from Worcester to Boston to Highlight New Transit Benefit for Massachusetts Commuters
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    WORECESTER and Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) rode from Worcester to Boston to highlight a permanent increase in the commuter tax benefit for mass transit riders that was included in a bipartisan multi-year tax package that was signed into law in December 2015. Joining Congressman McGovern were MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, MBTA General Manager Frank DePaola, Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) Executive Director David Strauss,and Edenred COO Meltam Korkmazel as ... Read More »

  • McGovern: Restoration of Transit Benefit is Big Win for Massachusetts
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, following House passage of the PATH Act – a multiyear tax package – Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA), Peter King (R-NY), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and Bob Dold (R-IL) welcomed a permanent increase of the commuter tax benefit exclusion for transit riders to $255 a month, finally giving transit equal treatment with parking subsidies in the tax code. This provision incorporates legislation introduced by Congressman McGovern and the other lawmakers, H.R. 990, the Commuter Parity Act. Represe... Read More »

  • McGovern Votes to Pass Bipartisan Long-Term Highway Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), joined colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass H.R. 22, the Highway Bill Reauthorization/Export-Import Bank Reauthorization, by an overwhelmingly bipartisan 363-64 vote. On Tuesday, McGovern, the second-highest ranking Democrat on the House Rules Committee, led the floor debate for House Democrats on the measure and helped to defeat an amendment that would have allowed bigger and heavier trucks on the road. “Today’s passage of a bipartisan long-term... Read More »

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