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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 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 Applauds $525K in Worcester Small Biz Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) joined Worcester Business Development Corporation (WBDC) in applauding the award of two Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans this month for two local businesses – Flying Rhino Café & Watering Hole and Skylark Law & Mediation, P.C. The Flying Rhino is receiving $343,954.00 through the SBA loan program and Skylark Law & Mediation is receiving $181,500.00, for a combined total of $525,454 in federal funding for the local economy... Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds Central MA Biz at White House Made in America Event
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) applauded the recognition of St. Pierre Manufacturing, a Worcester-based company which represented Massachusetts at today’s White House Made in America event. St. Pierre Manufacturing was founded in 1920 by Henry St. Pierre as a tire chain making facility in Worcester, Massachusetts. Today, in addition to still making tire chains and industrial chains, the company is best known for its premier horseshoe sets. “I want to offer my congratulat... Read More »

  • Rep. McGovern Introduces Bill to Help Cancer Patients
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) introduced a new bill in the House of Representatives to help patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. Most private insurance plans already cover wigs for those undergoing treatment that causes hair loss. The bill would help cancer patients on Medicare, who are undergoing treatments, to pay for wigs not currently covered. “Every cancer patient deserves access to quality healthcare that will help them undergo treatment with the suppor... Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds Rectrix's 20,000th Flight at Worcester Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) joined business and local leaders at Worcester Regional Airport to celebrate the completion of their 20,000th charter flight. To celebrate the milestone, a charter jet was given a water cannon salute as it taxied to the Aerodrome terminal. “Today I am proud to celebrate Rectrix’s 20,000th flight, Worcester Regional Airport’s continued growth, and the strong partnerships which have made it possible,” Congressman Jim McGovern said. “Worces... Read More »

  • McGovern Highlights New Worcester Bike Path Exhibit, Success of Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center
    Posted in Press Releases on May 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) and local leaders celebrated National Bike Month with the installation of a new exhibit highlighting Worcester’s bicycle history and a new bicycle repair station. This exhibit is similar in construction and purpose to those being installed in the new Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center. Joining today’s event were Megan DiPrete, Blackstone River Heritage Corridor Executive Director; Worcester City Councilor George Russell; and leaders... Read More »

  • McGovern Guest for Trump Speech is Top Ranked Transplant Surgeon Worried About Muslim Ban’s Impact on His Family
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) announced that his guest for tonight’s address by President Trump to a joint session of Congress will be Dr. Babak Movahedi, a nationally-ranked transplant surgeon at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, who was born in Iran and is worried about how Trump’s Muslim Ban will impact his family. Dr. Movahedi and his family left Iran as a refugee when he was 14-years-old, traveling to Belgium to escape the war between Iraq and Iran. Dr. Mova... Read More »

  • PHOTO: McGovern Awards Local Student Winners of 2016 Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced the local student winners of the 2016 Congressional App Challenge (CAC) in the Massachusetts 2nd Congressional District, a competition aimed at encouraging high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications. The winners were Worcester Polytechnic Institute students Arun Jeevanantham and Da-Jin Chu, both in the school’s Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science. The students’ app makes performing calculations easier and f... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces $836K for UMass Medical to Fight Heart Disease
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that UMass Medical School has been awarded $836,858 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support research on treatments and cures for heart and vascular diseases. The new federal funding is awarded through the Community Surveillance of Coronary Heart Disease program, a national HHS effort to invest in medical research at world-class universities like UMass Medical School. “Heart disease impacts families across the country every ... Read More »

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