Friday, April 26, 2013
The night is for those interested in learning more about the U.S. Service Academy.
Submitted by Scott Zoback, district press secretary, Rep. McGovern U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern will host a Service Academy Night for high school students and their families interested in learning more about attending a U.S. Service Academy on May 1 from 6:30-8 p.m. at 34 Mechanic St. in Worcester. Representatives from the United States Military Academy at West Point, United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, United States Coast Guard and United States Merchant Marine Academy will be participating to directly address questions from students. Including presentations from Service Academy Liaison Officers and a detailed explanation of the Congressional nomination process, students will have an opportunity to ask questions, …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Congressman McGovern will announce the winners at the official opening of the exhibit.
Submitted by Scott Zoback, district press secretary, Congressman McGovern Congressman Jim McGovern, D-MA, announces the 2013 Congressional Art Competition Winner for the 2nd Congressional District at an official Opening/Artists’ Reception, Friday, April 12, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Northampton Center for the Arts. The opening will be a part of Northampton’s monthly Arts Night Out, and will include students who submitted art, their families, friends and teachers, and the general public. The competition’s overall winner, as well as individual category winners, will be announced at the reception. The winning piece will hang in the United States Capitol for the next year, alongside other winning artwork from throughout the country. The winner…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Rep. McGovern hopes a visit would 'go a long way toward securing his release.'
Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Worcester, joined other U.S. lawmakers last week to visit an American man who is serving a long sentence in a Cuban jail, according to an AP report on masslive.com. Seven members of Congress, including Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, also met with Cuban President Raul Castro, as well as other officials, but did not provide any details on the condition of the American. Alan Gross, 63, from Maryland, has been likely held at a military hospital since he was arrested in 2009, said AP. Gross was sentenced to 15 years for "bringing communications equipment to the island illegally while on a USAID-funded democracy-building program." Sen. Leahy invited McGovern to join the group on the visit because of his longstanding …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
McGovern introduced two amendments to overturn the Supreme Court's decision.
Wednesday, January 23
Submitted by Scott Zoback, the office of U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-MA, on Tuesday introduced two Constitutional amendments to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case, which unleashed a flood of corporate and special interest money into the American political system. The first amendment, HJ Res 20, advances the fundamental principle of political equality for all by empowering Congress and the States to regulate political spending. It will allow Congress to pass campaign finance reform legislation that will withstand Constitutional challenges. The second amendment, HJ Res 21 , would overturn Citizens United and put a stop to the growing trend of corporations claiming first amendment rights…
Friday, September 7, 2012
McGovern easily beats Feegbeh, Gregoire wins over Collins and one person in the rainbow party voted.
With few contested races and an election on an unlikely day (Thursday), election workers say it contributed to the low turnout of voters in town. At 10 p.m., boston.com declared that with more than half the precincts reporting, James McGovern beat William Feegbeh in the race for U.S. The unofficial results for Northborough are as follows: A total of 597 votes were cast, with 365 democrats voting, 231 republicans and one rainbow party. There are 10,375 registered voters. Just 5.9 percent of the voters turned out. Democratic Party Elizabeth Warren, running for U.S. senator, received 323 votes, with 12 write-ins and 30 blanks. For representative in congress, incumbent James P. McGovern got 318 votes, William Feegbeh received 29, there were 0 …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Jim McGovern, incumbent candidate for U.S. Representative, easily defeats William Feegbeh in the primary.
With more than 50 percent of the precincts reporting, and winning 90 percent of the vote, according to boston.com, Congressman Jim McGovern said "I think I'm pretty safe." McGovern, democrat representing district 2 (formerly district 3) easily defeated William Feegbeh for the U.S. represenative seat. Redistricting created a coverage map for McGovern map that was 60 percent new to him, translating into 52 towns in the state "I had never had before." "I've been on a listening and learning tour," said McGovern at El Basha in Worcester, while waiting for President Obama to deliver his speech at the Democratic National Convention. "I don’t know everything about the new district, but I will learn as much as I can, so when I become the …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
William Feegbeh takes on Congressman Jim McGovern in the second congressional district.
There are very few contested races in the Massachusetts state primary as far as Northborough is concerned. But one race is on: incumbent James P. McGovern, D-MA, is defending his seat to challenger William Feegbeh, who was also a candidate in the 2010 elections, according to ballotpedia. Feegbeh and McGovern go head to head in the primary election on Thursday, Sept. 6—note, the election is on a Thursday this year. Northborough Patch asked each candidate, "What are your top three issues?" Congressman James P. McGovern 1. Jobs: We need to continue to build on our strengths in Massachusetts, work to grow small businesses, and pursue long-term job growth in the innovation economy. We must make Massachusetts as friendly to employers and workers…
Friday, July 20, 2012
McGovern and other members of Congress dominated the debate by concentrating on ending the war in Afghanistan.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Submitted by Scott Zoback, district press secretary for Rep. McGovern On Tuesday, July 18, Rep. Jim McGovern, D-MA, and Rep. Walter Jones, R-NC, led as 15 members of Congress, speaking for five minutes each, focused the debate on the FY2013 Defense Appropriations Act on the costs of the continuing war in Afghanistan and the need to bring the troops home now. Included are video highlights from all 15 speeches, as well as Rep. Jim McGovern’s full remarks.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
LaHood toured Union Station in Worcester, hosted by Congressman Jim McGovern.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Submitted by Scott Zoback, district press secretary for U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood visited Worcester today on a tour hosted by Congressman Jim McGovern to highlight ongoing transportation initiatives in Worcester. LaHood and McGovern were joined by state and local officials, including Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray and Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Richard Davey, to discuss several major efforts to continue cementing Worcester’s role as a major local, state, and regional transportation hub. Over the past decade, extensive federal, state, and local investments have benefitted public/private partnership efforts to improve mass transportation facilities throughout the city of …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Encouraging public transportation has many benefits, the congressman says.
U.S. Rep. James McGovern, D-Massachusetts, visited the Grafton MBTA station on Tuesday morning to make the case for extending tax benefits for commuters. “It shouldn’t cost more to travel to work than your paycheck,’’ he said, his comments at times drowned out by the rumble of the commuter trains. Currently, commuters who drive to work and park are eligible for up to $240 in pre-tax benefits per month from their employer. By contrast, in January 2012 commuters taking mass transit such as commuter rail, subways, buses or vanpools saw their benefit drop from $230 to $125 a month. Failing to extend equivalent tax benefits to commuters only encourages people to use their own vehicles, which creates gridlock on the roads, adds to pollution and…