• ukraine war May 1, 2022 6:15 pm

    Pelosi and Congressional Delegation Visit Ukraine

    Massachusetts congressional representatives Jim McGovern and Bill Keating were part of the first congressional delegation to visit Ukraine and meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of the country.

  • Jim McGovern May 1, 2022 8:26 pm

    Mass. Reps Jim McGovern, Bill Keating Visit Ukraine With Congressional Delegation

    Massachusetts congressional representatives Jim McGovern and Bill Keating joined a Congressional delegation for a visit to Kyiv, Ukraine, where they spoke with Ukraine’s president about how the U.S. can best support the country amid its ongoing Russian invasion. The representatives from the Bay State’s 2nd and 9th districts joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and representatives Gregory Meeks, Adam Schiff,...

  • Ukrainian refugees April 21, 2022 7:40 pm

    Mass. Organization Helping Afghani Refugees Prepares to Welcome Ukrainians

    President Joe Biden has announced a new program to aid Ukrainian refugees coming to the U.S., and when they get here, a Massachusetts organization stands ready. The goal of the Biden administration’s Unite for Ukraine program is to streamline refugee applications for Ukrainians and others who have been forced to leave after Russia’s invasion. Ansaar of Worcester, based in...

  • Worcester September 9, 2021 6:17 pm

    Pelosi Visits Worcester to Discuss Child Care Plan

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited a Worcester preschool to discuss the challenges parents are facing as the pandemic drags on, including rising child care costs.

  • schools September 9, 2021 7:05 pm

    On Visit to Mass., Pelosi Touts Need for Affordable Child Care

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi toured a Worcester child care facility Thursday in a visit meant to highlight the importance of affordable child care. The California Democrat was joined by U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Massachusetts, and also met with local parents. During her appearance at the Rainbow Child Development Center she touted the recently approved investments in the child tax...

  • Worcester June 12, 2021 7:33 pm

    As Worcester Nurses' Strike Stretches on, Lawmakers Show Support

    Nearly 100 days into a nursing strike, elected leaders joined the picket line Saturday to show their support fir the staffers of St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Representative Jim McGovern and others attended the solidarity rally in Worcester. It has been three months since nurses walked off the job, demanding higher staffing levels.  “We...

  • Worcester June 12, 2021 6:46 pm

    Lawmakers Rally in Support of Striking St. Vincent Nurses

    Senator Warren and Congressman McGovern were just some of the political leaders that joined a rally in Worcester today in support of the St. Vincent nurses.

  • Massachusetts September 3, 2020 11:07 pm

    QAnon Supporter Tracy Lovvorn to Face Longtime Rep. Jim McGovern in November

    Tracy Lovvorn, who ran unopposed for the Republican nomination for Massachusetts’ 2nd Congressional District, has publicly expressed support for a group promoting a far-right conspiracy theory. Lovvorn, who will face longtime incumbent Rep. Jim McGovern in the general election in November, is one of 21 congressional candidate on a ballot that month who have supported QAnon publicly. There is no…

  • Massachusetts September 3, 2020 5:30 pm

    QAnon Supporter Wins GOP Primary for MA-2

    Tracy Lovvorn, a supporter of the far-right conspiracy theory that Donald Trump is taking on a global cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles, ran unopposed in the Republican primary and will face longtime Rep. Jim McGovern in the general election.

  • Iran Reactions January 8, 2020 9:18 am

    Bay State Leaders React to US-Iran Tensions

    Massachusetts lawmakers are speaking out after Iran struck back at the U.S. on Wednesday by targeting an Iraqi military base housing American troops with missiles. Most elected officials voiced their support for the troops while others questioned President Donald Trump’s handling of the response. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is among the crowded field of Democrats to run for president,...

  • Massachusetts September 18, 2019 2:57 pm

    Pelosi Welcomes Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists to Capitol

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday welcomed Hong Kong pro-democracy activists to the U.S. Capitol, sending a message to Beijing that Congress supports the protesters in their months-long campaign for human rights. Pelosi thanked the activists for “challenging the conscience,” not only of the Chinese government, but the worldwide community with their mass protests over the territory’s autonomous status. She...

  • Karla Rendon-Alvarez May 20, 2019 6:25 am

    Nancy Pelosi Honored With ‘Profile in Courage' Award at JFK Library

    Arriving on the red carpet at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and surrounded by her family, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she was speechless when she learned she had won the JFK Profile in Courage Award. “I’m overwhelmed by the honor of it all,” she said.

  • Donald Trump April 18, 2019 7:34 pm

    Local Lawmakers React to Redacted Mueller Report

    Lawmakers and congressional leaders in Massachusetts react to the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to Congress.

  • Donald Trump April 18, 2019 7:40 pm

    ‘What a Disgrace': New England Lawmakers Slam AG Barr for Defending Trump

    New England’s mostly Democratic Congressional delegation was swift and stern in its reaction to the way the Mueller report was released by Attorney General William Barr on Thursday. Barr held a press conference Thursday morning prior to the report’s release in which he defended President Donald Trump and said nothing he did rose to the level of an “obstruction-of-justice...

  • Donald Trump March 22, 2019 11:33 pm

    ‘Release the Mueller Report': Local Lawmakers React

    Within minutes of the news Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller had delivered his report into possible Russian election meddling to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, New England’s predominantly Democratic legislative delegation was already imploring the justice department to release the full report as soon as possible.

  • Donald Trump February 16, 2019 6:12 am

    Analysis: Shutdown Saga Offers Lesson in Divided Government

    When you want results in a polarized Washington, sometimes it pays to simply leave the professionals alone to do their jobs. That seems to especially be the case now in an era in which liberal House Democrats are sharing power in Washington with a GOP-led Senate and President Donald Trump. It’s a lesson relearned after a hard-won deal on border...

  • Massachusetts February 5, 2019 11:36 pm

    New England Lawmakers React to Donald Trump's State of the Union Address

    In his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump pushed for unity and cooperation between parties. But lawmakers in New England were quick to point out the gap between the president’s words in the House chamber and his actions in the White House. “Unity is important. But I am dismayed at the lack of any kind of bipartisanship during...

  • Massachusetts February 4, 2019 1:53 pm

    U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern to Refuse Corporate Donations

    U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern announced in a town hall held in Massachusetts that he will no longer accept corporate donations. The Democrat said during the meeting held in Northampton on Saturday that he wants to fund his campaign with “money from regular people.” He says corporate Political Action Committees “don’t reflect the values and the interests of the people I...

  • Massachusetts January 2, 2019 11:12 am

    Tops on House Democrats' To-Do List: Try to End Shutdown

    House Democrats are sweeping into power this week on a campaign promise of improving government for ordinary Americans. But first, they’ll have to get government reopened from the partial shutdown. As the Congress gavels in for the 116th session the early votes will be the usual ones — establishing the House rules and electing the House speaker, presumably California Democrat...

  • Donald Trump December 31, 2018 8:00 am

    Trump-Pelosi Shutdown Showdown Marks First Battle of New Era

    Nancy Pelosi often quotes Abraham Lincoln saying public sentiment is everything. It’s a theory that will be put to the test when the new House Democratic majority gavels in this week and votes to end the government shutdown without money for President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico. The high-stakes move to reopen the government will be the first big...

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