116th Congress: Behind The Scenes
Today is the first full day of the Second Session of the 116th Congress. In my first year as Chairman of the Rules Committee, I’m proud of what House Democrats have achieved to make a real difference in the lives of the American people, and excited for what we will accomplish together in 2020.
We’ve passed over 400 bills, including 275 bipartisan bills, and we’re just getting started. Scroll down to see some great behind-the-scenes photos from 2019: Members of the 116th Congress are sworn in on the House Floor. January 3, 2019 Congressman McGovern signs his official oath of office card before it is transmitted to the House Clerk’s Office. January 3, 2019 Congressman McGovern chairs his first meeting of the House Rules Committee. January 8, 2019 Congressman McGovern Interviewed by NowThis. January 29, 2019. Congressman McGovern Speaks with Boston news stations following the 2019 State of the Union Address. February 5, 2019. Congressman McGovern meets with advocates for TPS in his Office in the Capitol Building. February 11, 2019. Congressman McGovern welcomes constituents from Massachusetts to his Capitol Hill Office. February 12, 2019 Congressman McGovern’s gavel and copy of H.R. 1, the For The People Act, as the Rules Committee prepared to consider this landmark legislation. February 26, 2019. Congressman McGovern Reads to Children at Crocker Farm Elementary School in Amherst, MA. March 22, 2019. Congressman McGovern Joins Speaker Pelosi during a Bill Enrollment Ceremony for S.J.Res. 7, A War Powers Resolution on Yemen. April 9, 2019. Congressman McGovern Speaks with Medicare For All Champion Ady Barkan before chairing a historic first Medicare For All hearing. April 29, 2019 Congressman McGovern delivers a commencement address at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. May 19, 2019. Congressman McGovern holds a town hall in Grafton, Massachusetts. June 22, 2019. Congressman McGovern welcomed for his Summer Food Rocks Tour. July 8, 2019. Congreassman McGovern grabs coffee in Phillipston on the 1st day of his annual farm tour. July 31, 2019. Congressman McGovern participates in a Congressional Delegation to El Salvador. August 9, 2019. Congressman McGovern interviewed by actor Chris Evans for a new project to help increase civic awareness. September 12, 2019 Congressman McGovern Delivers Remarks to Climate Strike Rally on the West Front of the Capitol Building. September 20, 2019. Congressman McGovern facetimes with Constituents in Northampton from his Worcester Office. November 3, 2019. Congressman McGovern prepares to chair a Congressional-Executive Commission on China Hearing on protests in Hong Kong. November 20, 2019. Congressman McGovern Speaks during a bill enrollment ceremony for the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy & PROTECT Hong Kong Acts. November 21, 2019. Congressman McGovern and Congresswoman Pressley host a grandparents raising grandchildren roundtable in Worcester. December 7, 2019. Don’t miss out! Follow Congressman McGovern on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!