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  • 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 »

  • TODAY: McGovern Kicks Off Summer Meals Tour For Low-Income Students in Central and Western Massachusetts
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, July 18th, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will kick off his third annual Summer Food Rocks Tour to highlight USDA's national Summer Food Service Program and how it helps ensure that low-income students in Massachusetts do not go hungry during the summer months when school is out of session. Today's tour includes visits to Athol, Turner Falls, Ware, Webster, and Worcester. Click here for information on the 2015 tour and 2014 tour. As part of Congressman McGovern’s third annual tour, he ... Read More »

  • McGovern to Visit Head Start and Child Development Center in Montague to Highlight Importance of Early Learning
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    MONTAGUE, MA – Today at 10:00 a.m. Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will visit a Head Start and Child Development Center in Montague to highlight the importance of early learning for Western Massachusetts families and communities. The center serves 34 families at the Head Start Preschool and Full Day Care center. Their mission is to always strive to empower local families and enrich the lives of the children through education and nurturing care. Today’s event is aimed at helping to teach the chi... Read More »

  • McGovern, Neal Announce $100,000 Grant to Help Fight Opioid Crisis in Rural Massachusetts
    Posted in Press Releases on October 8, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) and Congressman Richard E. Neal (MA-01) announced a $100,000 Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal (ROOR) Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help rural Massachusetts coalitions to prevent opioid overdose deaths. The grant will support efforts led by the North Quabbin Community Coalition, Northern Berkshire Community Coalition and the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region in partnership with Baystate Fr... Read More »

  • PHOTOS: McGovern Joins Federal, Local Leaders to Announce Federal Funds for Phillipston Fire Department
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2015 | Preview rr

    PHILLIPSTON, MA – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will join federal, state, and local leaders to announce that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Phillipston Fire Department $65,360 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to support their operations and safety. The grant will allow the Phillipston Fire Department to purchase needed protective gear like helmets, gloves, coats, and boots. “Investing in our first responders is essential to keeping our communities... 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 »

  • Congressman McGovern announces $188,000 grant to combat teen substance abuse
    Posted in In the News on September 19, 2013 | Preview rr

    The Franklin Regional Council of Governments has been awarded more than $188,000 for teen substance abuse programs. Read More »

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