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  • 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 »

  • PHOTOS: McGovern Joins VA Secretary McDonald for Ribbon Cutting at New VA Specialty Care Clinic in Worcester
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, and other regional and local leaders today for the ribbon cutting on the new VA specialty care clinic in Worcester. Click here to view photos online. “Today I was proud to join Secretary McDonald and Chancellor Collins for the ribbon cutting at the new VA specialty care clinic in Worcester,” Congressman McGovern said. “Strengthening and e... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on U.S. Troop Presence in Afghanistan
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), a senior House Democrat and leading voice in the push for stronger Congressional oversight of U.S. military engagement, released the following statement on today’s announcement by President Obama on Afghanistan. “Today, the longest war in American history just got longer. I am extremely troubled by President Obama’s announcement that the U.S. will abandon our planned military withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of 2016 and instead will keep nearly ten ... Read More »

  • McGovern Honors Worcester Vietnam Veteran Bob LaRose for Service with Army Medals
    Posted in Press Releases on August 6, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) honored Vietnam veteran Bob LaRose, a Worcester native who served two tours of duty before returning to Worcester to serve with the Worcester Fire Department for 40 years. “Today we are proud to honor Bob LaRose, a Worcester native and Vietnam veteran, for a lifetime of service,” Congressman McGovern said. “When our Vietnam veterans returned home, medals were the last thing on their mind. Ceremonies like this are a wonderful opportunity for us to recognize ... Read More »

  • PHOTO: On Iraq Trip, Congressman McGovern Meets Constituents Serving in U.S. Embassy in Baghdad
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2015 | Preview rr

    On a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) trip to the Middle East this week, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) met with two constituents. During the delegation’s time in Iraq, Congressman McGovern met with military and diplomatic leaders, including John Sullivan of Worcester and Scott Harney of Everett, both serving in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. View photo online here. “On my Congressional trip to Iraq this week, I was proud to meet with two constituents serving our country in the U.S. Embassy in B... Read More »

  • Congressman McGovern Acts to Force House Debate on U.S. Troop Withdrawal from Iraq and Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), second-highest ranking Democrat on the House Rules Committee, was joined by Reps. Walter Jones (R-NC) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) in introducing a bipartisan concurrent resolution (PDF) under the provisions of the War Powers Resolution, to force the House to debate on whether U.S. troops should withdraw from Iraq and Syria. This resolution can be brought up for a vote the week of June 22. McGovern has been a leading voice in Congress calling for House Republic... Read More »

  • House Adopts Mcgovern Amendment on Service Dogs for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2014 | Preview rr

    The U.S. House of Representatives today, as part of the FY 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill, passed an amendment offered by U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-02) to establish a $3 million competitive grant pilot program to address the physical and mental health needs of service members and veterans with assistance from service dogs. Read More »

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