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  • McGovern Announces $162,000 for Barre, Warwick Fire Departments
    Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2020 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA - Today, Congressman Jim McGovern announced $162,000 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants to support training and equipment needs at twenty-five Massachusetts fire departments. Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) funding was established through FEMA for the purpose of supporting fire departments. These grants will aid recipient fire departments in obtaining critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources. Among the... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Senate Votes on Articles of Impeachment
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – House Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) issued this statement following today’s votes in the United States Senate on articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives: “Donald Trump broke the law. He tried to cheat in an election. And when he got caught, he orchestrated a massive cover-up to conceal the truth. He tried to sabotage what millions of Americans have fought and died to protect – our sacred right to vote. What he did was simply wrong, and n... 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 Small Business Tour to Highlight Mass. Craft Breweries
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – On Friday, October 27th at 10:15am, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) will kick off his first-ever small business tour of Central and Western Massachusetts to highlight the growth and success of local craft breweries across the region. Participants: Joining Congressman McGovern on the tour will be local brewers and beer distributors as well as leaders and representatives from local chambers of commerce, regional tourism councils, Trip Advisor, Yelp, AAA, Craft Brewery Association, ... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces $229K for Barre Fire Department
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    BARRE, MA –Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Bare Fire Department a $229,429 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to support their operations and safety. The grant will allow the Barre Fire Department to purchase 32 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) devices to replace very old and well-used devices. Each breathing apparatus provides breathable air essential to helping firefighters do their jobs. “Investi... Read More »

  • PHOTOS: McGovern Joins Central and Western Mass. Business Leaders to Highlight Tourism Push at Boston Logan Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined Central and Western Massachusetts business and community leaders at Boston Logan Airport for a tour of new banners to help promote tourism of Central and Western Massachusetts. Joining Congressman McGovern today were leaders from Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce, Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce, North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, and the North ... Read More »

  • McGovern Launches “Marketing the Heart of the Commonwealth” Bus Tour
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, October 16 at 9:00 a.m., Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will launch his first-ever district-wide “Marketing the Heart of the Commonwealth” bus tour to help highlight Central and Western Massachusetts businesses, farms, outdoor destinations, and other attractions. Bus Route: Click here for Morning Tour. Click here for Afternoon Tour. “With millions of visitors coming to Massachusetts every year, travel and tourism is a vital part of our economy. On today’s bus tour, we’re highlighting so... Read More »

  • Congressman McGovern on Governor Patrick's announced steps to preserve SNAP benefits for 163,000 MA househoulds
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2014 | Preview rr

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 – Governor Deval Patrick today announced steps to preserve Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for approximately 163,000 households in Massachusetts and avoid the loss of approximately $142 million in SNAP benefits set to be cut under the recently enacted federal Farm Bill. "Government's role is to help people help themselves, and these steps are necessary to help our most vulnerable residents and families meet their most basic needs," said Governo... Read More »

  • U.S. Rep. McGovern leads bipartisan call to President for full LIHEAP funding in 2015 budget
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2014 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern today led a bipartisan effort of nearly 125 members of the U.S. House in calling on President Obama to “prioritize the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)” in the President’s 2015 budget proposal “by including no less than $4.7 billion for this program that provides critical support to our most vulnerable citizens. Read More »

  • Massachusetts Delegation announces $8.3 million federal grant for marathon bombing victims
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2014 | Preview rr

    The Massachusetts Delegation today announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded Massachusetts an Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim grant for $8,355,648 to cover expenses as a result of the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013. Read More »

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