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  • 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 Condemns Senate GOP Refusal to Honor American Veterans in Defense Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) expressed his outrage that Senate Republicans removed a provision in the Fiscal Year 18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would create the Atomic Veterans Service Medal honoring more than 200,000 American veterans. Congressman McGovern is a co-author of the bipartisan provision to recognize the service of these veterans who were exposed to dangerous levels of radiation while conducting nuclear weapons tests between 1945 and 1962. Co... Read More »

  • McGovern Presents Medals to Leominster Veterans, Military Families
    Posted in Press Releases on September 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    LEOMINSTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined local leaders and community members to present U.S. military medals to Central Massachusetts veterans and military families to honor their service. “America has a responsibility to honor all of our veterans and the sacrifices they made to serve our country. Today we are proud to recognize these veterans and military families with medals that truly honor all that they have sacrificed to serve our country and strengthen our communities... Read More »

  • Bipartisan McGovern Amendment Honoring Atomic Veterans Approved
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) applauded passage of his bipartisan provision to honor “atomic veterans,” service members exposed to radiation during U.S. nuclear weapons tests. The amendment was offered to H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act and co-sponsored by Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN). It passed the House today by a unanimous vote of 424-0. Click here to view video of Congressman McGovern’s speech. “Today I am pleased the House passed our bipartisan amendmen... Read More »

  • McGovern: GOP Giving White House Blank Check for War is Shameful
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat, delivered a blistering rebuke of Speaker Ryan and House Republicans for their refusal to answer the bipartisan call to end the outdated war authorization used by Presidents Obama and Trump. Click here for video of today’s speech. “We are 16 years into the war in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history. The costs are already in the hundreds of billions of dollars. And the human costs to our troops, our vet... Read More »

  • Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Honor Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Tom Emmer (R-MN) and U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) reintroduced H.R. 2754, the Atomic Veterans Service Medal Act, a bipartisan and bicameral bill that would authorize the award of a military service medal to members of the Armed Forces who were exposed to ionizing radiation as a result of participation in the testing of nuclear weapons or under other circumstances. Between 1945 and 1962, about 225,000 members of ou... Read More »

  • Bipartisan McGovern Bill Supports Veterans Service Dog Program
    Posted in Press Releases on May 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) reintroduced the bipartisan Wounded Warrior Service Dog Act in the House of Representatives. The bill, H.R. 2625, would create a competitive grant program for nonprofits that train service dogs for use by veterans. It defines the term “assistance dog” to mean a dog specifically trained to perform physical tasks to mitigate the effects of a disability. This bill authorizes $25 million over the space of five years. “With so many veterans ... Read More »

  • PHOTO: McGovern Honors Military Service of Worcester Veteran
    Posted in Press Releases on November 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) honored the military service of Thomas McGrath Jr., who served in the United States Navy from 1957 thru 1959. As part of today’s event recognizing McGrath’s military service to our country, Congressman McGovern and State Rep. Jim O’Day presented him with a vintage World War II blanket similar to the white wool Bunk Blanket he received and cherished while in the Navy. In the early 1970s, a young woman was hit by a car on Clark Street in Worcester. McGrath’s ... Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds Passage of Amendment to Honor America’s Atomic Veterans, Servicemembers Exposed to Radiation During Nuclear Weapons Tests
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    This week, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) spoke on the House Floor to call for the House to pass his bipartisan amendment to the FY 17 National Defense Authorization Act to honor the more than 200,000 American veterans who were exposed to dangerous levels of radiation while conducting nuclear weapons tests during between 1945 and 1962. McGovern later applauded the passage of his amendment as part of an en-bloc package and the bill will now go to conference negotiations with the Senate when the... Read More »

  • May 14, 2016 - McGovern to Host 2016 Central Massachusetts U.S. Service Academy Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    On Saturday, May 14, 2016, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will host his annual U.S. Service Academy Day in Worcester. Each year, Congressman McGovern hosts the event to connect high school students interested in serving in a United States Service Academy with representatives who can offer help and advice with the application process. Joining Congressman McGovern at the event will be representatives from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, Mercha... Read More »

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