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  • Massachusetts Delegation Announces First Round of Federal Transit Funding for Massachusetts and Regional Transit Authorities from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2022 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON— United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Representative James P. McGovern (D-MA-02) and the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded Massachusetts state and regional transit authorities an estimated total of more than $196,126,742 in funding under the Further Extending Government Funding Act, which provides partial-year spending authority through February 18, 2022. The amo... Read More »

  • McGovern, Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Applauds First Round Of Bridge Formula Funding From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2022 | Preview rr

    Washington (January 15, 2021) – The United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) this week announced the first round of funding from a $27.5 billion bridge formula program created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). This is the largest bridge formula program in American history, with funding that will be distributed to states and tribal transportation facilities over the next five years. In this initial round of funding, the Massachusetts D... 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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, Mass. Delegation Announce $21 Million Federal Grant for I-495/I-90 Interchange Improvements Project
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, alongside several members of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a $21 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). This federal funding will help MassDOT complete the I-495/I-90 Interchange Improvements Project, which will enhance ... Read More »

  • Worcester Regional Transit Authority Awarded $5,000,000 in Federal Funding Through Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, alongside Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) Administrator Dennis Lipka announced that the WRTA has been awarded a $5,000,000 grant in federal funding to support operations during the coronavirus crisis. The funding, which Congress approved on March 27, 2020, was authorized through the CARES Act and provides a total of $25 billion to urban and rural transit agencies to help to prevent,... 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 »

  • McGovern, Trahan, Warren, Markey Announce $4.5 Million Grant for Montachusett Regional Transit Authority
    Posted in Press Releases on November 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Representatives James P. McGovern (MA-02) and Lori Trahan (MA-03) along with United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), today announced that the Montachusett Regional Transit Authority (MART) will receive $4.5 million in competitive grant funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. This federal grant will support MART as it makes capital improvements to its buses and bus-related facilitie... Read More »

  • 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 »

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