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Last Friday Congressman Jim McGovern and his Illinois colleague in the House, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, held a town hall meeting here in Worcester on immigration and Puerto Rico relief and the event hardly made a ripple in the local press. That is not to say the issues raised at the meeting were not important.
From left, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Daniel Secatore, grandson of Louise Slaughter, Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and Rev. Patrick J. Conroy, chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, pose shoveling dirt during the walnut tree planting ceremony ...

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, called on House leaders Friday to ensure the legislative process remains open, following reports that the ... The congressman, who serves as the Rules Committee's ranking member, said he and other panel Democrats "were extremely troubled" to see Politico ...
Submitted photo from a recent trip to Puerto Rico , Congressman Jim McGovern and Congressman Richard E. Neal in a meeting. ... SPRINGFIELD -- Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, a Springfield attorney running for Massachusetts' 1st Congressional District, took issue this week with incumbent U.S. Rep. ...
Congressman Seth Moulton, an Iraq war veteran, tweeted Friday night: "Anyone who uses chemical weapons should be stopped. ... Reps. Katherine Clark, Jim McGovern and Joe Kennedy III similarly voiced the need the need for a plan in Syria but criticized the president for carrying out airstrikes ...

"It is fitting that the mantle of leadership will now be taken up by Congressman Jim McGovern, a proud progressive champion who has dedicated a lifetime to ... Pelosi tapped Rep. Norma Torres (D-Calif.), a second-term lawmaker and the first Guatemalan-American to serve in Congress to fill out the roster.
Rep. Jim McGovern has been tapped to serve as ranking member on the House Rules Committee, filling the vacancy left last month by the death of Rep. ... "It is fitting that the mantle of leadership will now be taken up by Congressman Jim McGovern, a proud progressive champion who has dedicated ...
The summit included speeches from local activists and political strategists, but the main event was a speech from Congressman Jim McGovern, who represents ... by Dustin Reidy, an activist from New York's 19th district, which borders Massachusetts, and Tova Yampolsky, campaign director for U.S. Rep.
On March 5, the 5-year selectman announced what he called a somewhat “unorthodox” campaign for the seat. If Kurtz collects enough signatures to get on the ballot for the September Primary election and prevails in that race, he will face long-time incumbent U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.). “I don't ...
Representative Jim McGovern read a statement from Congresswoman Slaughter's staff members. “Louise was our boss, mentor, leader and our chairwoman and our friend,” McGovern said, reading the statement. “She taught us when to ask, when to push and when to fight like hell. In her case, she usually preferred to fight ...
Congressman James McGovern, a fellow Democrat from Worcester, described Kocot as “a great public servant with a big heart. He fought hard for what he believed in, and always listened carefully to the communities that sent him to Beacon Hill. “Massachusetts is a better place because of his thoughtful, ...
GREENFIELD — Speaking on a morning where the valley looked something like a winter wonderland, Congressman Jim McGovern explained how breathtaking his driving was ... Both McGovern and Greenfield Community College President Bob Pura took a moment to acknowledge the death of state Rep.
Condolences for Kocot came from many inside of government and out including Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA) and U.S Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz, in a statement released by his office said, “Representative Kocot was a man ...
U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, right, talks with radio host Monte Belmonte in November 2017 as they march down Pleasant Street during the annual “Monte's March” on their way to completing the 42-mile march from Springfield to Greenfield to raise awareness and funds to support the Food Bank of Western ...
Peter V. Kocot, a longtime Northampton Democrat who has served as the 1st Hampshire District's representative since 2002, died Thursday. He was 61 years old. Kocot had been battling an illness in recent weeks, according to state Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington. He is survived by his wife, Shauneen, ...
ANDRES LEIVA | Times US Representative Kathy Castor is seen speaking during an elections watch party held by Rep. Castor at Fodder & Shine in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, ... Jim McGovern of Massachusetts, Susan Davis of California and Castor. Like Castor, all six favor steps toward normalization of ...

Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, has offered to help work out an agreement in the the long-running contract dispute between Baystate Franklin Medical Center ... "Congressman McGovern is committed to bringing both sides together to ensure a fair agreement is reached and will do all he can to help facilitate a ...
Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D.-Ore.), alongside Representative Jim McGovern (D.-Mass.) and conservation, farmworker, farmer and consumer groups, on Wednesday reintroduced the Saving America's Pollinators Act, which aims to suspend the registration of certain neonicotinoid insecticides until the ...
As a United States congressman; as a citizen; I'm ashamed of that." McGovern said his 2nd Congressional District in Massachusetts contains around 2,000 farms, large and small. He fielded questions, and said he wants input from his agricultural constituents. "I want to understand what's on your mind as ...
Congressman Jim McGovern is a Democrat representing the second district of Massachusetts. He also serves as the ranking member of the House Rules Committee and the House Agriculture Committee's Nutrition Subcommittee. McGovern says the proposed GOP farm bill will leave more ...
If Democrats take over Congress in the midterm election, no state stands to benefit more than Massachusetts. The Bay State has several members in Congress in line for more influential positions should power switch to the Democrats. The most notable examples are U.S. Rep. James McGovern ...
WORCESTER – With the death of New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter Friday, U.S. Rep James P. McGovern is the ranking Democrat on the House Rules Committee, perhaps for the long term. The 21-year U.S. representative from Worcester is now the senior Democrat on the committee, and will ...
WORCESTER – With the death of New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter Friday, U.S. Rep James P. McGovern is the ranking Democrat on the House Rules Committee, perhaps for the long term. The 21-year U.S. representative from Worcester is now the senior Democrat on the committee, and will ...
U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, also spoke out against the president's proposed cuts to programs like SNAP, calling the budget an "immoral attack on seniors and working families." The congressman argued that while Trump "may have been born with a silver spoon in his mouth," his call to cut ...
AMHERST -- Former state Rep. Ellen Story will moderate a panel Tuesday on the Amherst Survival Center's Feed Democracy Initiative featuring representatives from the office of U.S Congressman Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, and other officials. The 6:30 p.m. discussion is co-sponsored by the Amherst ...
As a United States congressman; as a citizen; I'm ashamed of that." McGovern said his 2nd Congressional District in Massachusetts contains around 2,000 farms, large and small. He fielded questions, and said he wants input from his agricultural constituents. "I want to understand what's on your mind as ...
Much of the divisiveness regarded immigration, said U.S. Rep. James McGovern, D-Worcester. Trump implied that many undocumented ... Congressman Richard Neal, D-Springfield, said that while it's important that Trump spoke of the opioid epidemic, more needs to be done. The epidemic was declared a ...
Representative Jim McGovern (D-Ma.) referred to Mr. Trump as a “racist” and implied that he should be impeached, tweeting: “America's president is a racist and this is the proof. His hateful rhetoric has no place in the @WhiteHouse. Every single Republican must denounce these comments now.” Rep.
"China has grown to become a revisionist power—not rising within the current order, but seeking to change, subvert, or coerce it to suit China's end—not playing by the rules, but rewriting the rules to suit the needs of China,” Representative Yoho added. Representative Jim McGovern also addressed the ...
Rep. Seth Moulton called for a “new generation of leaders” following the shutdown and remarked on the timing of the funding failure with the one-year ... The Salem Democrat also shared that after the vote failed to pass, he was approached by a janitor collecting trash in the congressman's office, asking if a ...
Starting fourth from left, state Rep. Natalie Higgins (D-Leominster), Congressman Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) stand with Leominster ... Congressmen Jim McGovern and Joe Kennedy III recently joined state Rep. Natalie Higgins in addressing the senior class at ...
Just three days away from a possible government shutdown, and yet, things feel as intractable as ever in Washington. There's no deal on DACA or immigration, or border security — and President Trump tweeted on Tuesday: "The Democrats want to shut down the Government over Amnesty for all and ...
Among them are Franklin County's two congressman, Jim McGovern and Richard Neal, as well as U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. “Far too many of our fellow U.S. citizens are still without electricity and the resources they need to rebuild. Even before Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Massachusetts was the ...
"The (President's) comments are unkind, divisive, elitist, and fly in the face of our nation's values," Rep. Mia Love, whose ... Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts, tweeted: "America's president is a racist and this is the proof. His hateful rhetoric has no place in the @WhiteHouse. Every single ...
"Community buy-in is a must," says Blais, who later worked as district representative for U. S. Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Worcester, following Olver's retirement. As the new executive director of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, Blais focused on spending her first two months listening to learn ...
Newsflash: U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern and President Trump don't see eye-to-eye on much, not even death and taxes. Indeed, Worcester's esteemed representative in Congress has spent much of the past year lamenting practically every Trumpian decision to ooze out from under the Oval Office doors. Hitch ...
“We shouldn't be funding the government week to week, month to month, but yet my Republican friends have ended up doing just that,” said Representative Jim McGovern, Democrat of Massachusetts. “They can't seem to get their act together.” The stopgap bill provides money for CHIP and community ...
Congressman Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, meanwhile, cast the legislation as "an early Christmas gift" for Trump and other wealthy Americans. "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 ...
VIDEO: Congressman Jim McGovern talks about the impact of the GOP tax bill and if a government shutdown will occur. Advertisement. Impact of GOP tax plan on Massachusetts: On The Record. Loading more articles... Advertisement ...
The women said they were happy that Donald Trump won the election, Romero recalled, "'because now we will build a wall and send them all back.'" Romero, a district representative for U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, said the comment was directed at she and her daughter, both U.S. citizens of Puerto Rican ...
On Sunday, U.S. Rep Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, sought a progress report on that standard. “How are we doing?” That was the question McGovern posed to constituents on Sunday, which was International Human Rights Day and 69 years from the date of the Declaration's adoption. McGovern spoke in a ...
Another Massachusetts congressman, Democrat Jim McGovern of Worcester, had a similar response when we asked in September. "Well, I'm happy to release my tax returns. I did when I first ran [for Congress]," McGovern said. "But here's the deal: I think we ought say we all should release our tax returns, ...
AMHERST -- U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, will speak Sunday afternoon at the Jones Library to mark Human Rights Day. Amnesty International Group 128, which is hosting the event, said it is fitting that the Worcester Democrat, a "long-time advocate for human rights around the globe" will speak, ...
Congressman Jim McGovern plans local brewery tour Friday. Updated October 27 ... summer, U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern tours farms in his district. ... McGovern's first stop is Valley Malt in Hadley, where he will be joined by members of several chambers of commerce as well as state Rep. John W. Scibak ...
Congressman Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, highlighted the work of Western and Central Massachusetts farmers, agricultural producers and non-profit farming organizations as he toured farms across his congressional district this week. The Worcester Democrat met with local producers of dairy, meat and ...
“Exploring space brings out the best in our nation, leads to new technologies, and helps grow jobs,” Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) said. “Since our country first set our sights on the moon, exploring space has meant an America that competes and wins. With the right investments in education and research, and ...
Huard, the supervisor of outreach and prevention for YWCA Central Massachusetts in Worcester, will be the guest of U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern at President Donald Trump's first State of Union address. She may not get the president's ear personally, but if she did Huard knows what she would say to ...
Jim McGovern, a Massachusetts Democrat. Republicans and Democrats lamented the erosion of congressional authority and the allocation of federal funds post-earmarks. Rep. Bill Shuster, the Pennsylvania Republican who chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said rural districts ...
“Margaret and I are working together to contact Congressman Jim McGovern, Worcester Business Development, state Sen. Anne Gobi, and Rep. Kimberly Ferguson to try and coordinate our efforts to attack this and hopefully move forward,” said Sullivan. “I was really impressed [with the facility],” said Clark.


 

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