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  • McGovern: Highway Bill Will Boost Economy, Create Jobs, Help Repair America’s Roads and Bridges
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), a senior House Democrat and the second-highest ranking Democrat on the House Rules Committee, led the floor debate for House Democrats on H.R. 22, the Highway Bill Reauthorization/Export-Import Bank Reauthorization. McGovern praised the investment the bill makes in the economy by funding much-needed repairs of roads and bridges across the country and supporting jobs in construction and manufacturing – industries that were hardest hit by the Great Recessi... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces $2.7 Million for Worcester Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), announced $2.7 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Worcester Regional Airport, helping to support its continued success. The funding will support the construction of a partial parallel taxiway to Runway 11/29 in order to reduce the need to back taxi on the runway. This grant will provide funding for phase 1 of a 2 phase project. This phase includes construction of an approximately 3,500 foot haul road. This project will also ins... Read More »

  • PHOTOS: McGovern Highlights Growth and Success of Worcester Regional Airport with Visit to Newly Opened Aircraft Fire Station
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined Massport and Worcester Regional Airport officials for a tour of the recently-opened and newly renovated Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) station and a tour of aircraft. Congressman McGovern then joined a roundtable with local officials to discuss the station and the airport’s role in growing the Worcester economy. See photos below. “It’s clear that Massport and Worcester Regional Airport are playing a leading role in growing our region’s eco... Read More »

  • Congressman McGovern: Keeping Americans Safe on the Road Means Keeping Bigger and Heavier Trucks Off
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), second-highest ranking Democrat on the House Rules Committee, released the following statement in response to the release of a series of new reports from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on truck size and weight. These reports were required by (MAP-21), the most recent surface transportation reauthorization bill, which was passed by Congress in 2012. The reports released today found “very significant data limitations” that hampered DOT’s abilit... Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds Opening of Worcester Regional Airport’s Renovated Fire Station
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) applauded the opening of the newly renovated Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) station at Worcester Regional Airport (ORH). Congressman McGovern helped to secure $3 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the project. Combined with $2.5 million from Massport, the project’s funding and completion marks another safety enhancement made since Massport took ownership of the airport in 2010. “Improving and str... Read More »

  • Congressman McGovern: Big Giveaways to Trucking Industry in Transportation Bill Will Make American Roads Less Safe
    Posted in Press Releases on June 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), second-highest ranking Democrat on the House Rules Committee, spoke on the House floor to call for the defeat of policy riders in the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) appropriations bill that put the trucking industry ahead of the health and safety of American travelers. “In just the past four years, we have seen a dramatic 17 percent increase in the number of truck crash deaths and an alarming 28 percent increase in injuries. Instead ... Read More »

  • Congressional Delegation Announces $8.9 Million in Faa Grants to Mass. Airports
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2014 | Preview rr

    United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey and Representatives Richard Neal, Jim McGovern, Michael Capuano, Stephen Lynch, Bill Keating, and Katherine Clark today announced $8.9 million in U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants to support projects at Massachusetts airports. Read More »

  • Mass. Delegation Pushes to Protect Air Control Towers from Closure
    Posted in Press Releases on November 25, 2013 | Preview rr

    Mass. Delegation Pushes to Protect Air Control Towers from Closure Six towers in Massachusetts face closure without a long-term budget solution Washington (November 25, 2013) – In an effort to avert economic, security and safety hazards caused by the potential closure of six Massachusetts air traffic control towers, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, and Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.) led a letter signed by the entir... Read More »

  • Mass Delegation Queries TSA About Changes to Guarding of Airport Exit Lanes
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2013 | Preview rr

    Today, the entire Massachusetts Congressional delegation sent a letter to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expressing concerns about a new plan to reassign responsibility for the monitoring of exit lanes from TSA to airport operators. Read More »

  • Reps. Grimm, McGovern, King, Blumenauer Call for Transit Benefit Parity
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2013 | Preview rr

    Today, Reps. Michael G. Grimm (R-NY), McGovern (D-MA), Peter T. King (R-NY), and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) were joined by the Commuter Benefits Work for Us Coalition in calling for passage of the Commuter Parity Act of 2013 (H.R 2288). This revenue-neutral bipartisan legislation will establish permanent tax credit parity between the parking and transit/vanpool portions of the transportation fringe benefit. Read More »

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