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  • McGovern and Emmer Push for Recognition for Atomic Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Tom Emmer (R-MN) sent a letter to leadership of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees urging them to include a provision which would create and issue a service medal to honor our nation’s Atomic Veterans. They were joined by 21 of their colleagues. The provision was included in the House-passed version of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. Atomic Veterans are members of our Armed Forces who participated in hundreds of atmospheri... Read More »

  • House Passes McGovern Legislation Creating Wounded Warrior Service Dog Program
    Posted in Press Releases on August 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    Pilot Program, Created and Championed by McGovern, Permanently Authorized Through National Defense Authorization Act 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 Introduces Bipartisan Wounded Warrior Service Dog Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, U.S. Reps. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN) introduced the bipartisan Wounded Warrior Service Dog Act in the House of Representatives. 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 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 »

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