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Contacting Congressman Olver

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

It has been my honor and privilege to serve the people of Massachusetts for the last two decades. While my staff and I will continue our work for you until the very last day of the 112th Congress, my impending retirement has necessitated a few changes in the way communication with both my Washington and District offices can be conducted at the end of the year.

The House Leadership...

Congressman Olver's Statement on the Passage of H.R. 6365 -- September 13, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

WASHINGTON --Today I voted against H.R. 6365, the so-called National Security and Job Protection Act, which violates previous spending agreements, mandating excessive budget cuts while protecting perks and loopholes for the wealthy.

The Budget Control Act of 2011 gave Congress until 2013 to come up with a plan to reduce the deficit by $1.2 trillion over the next ten years. It said that if Congress failed to...

Congressman Olver's Statement on the Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

Thursday, September 13, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Olver released the following statement today in recognition of the anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act:

"Today marks the 18th anniversary of the passage of the Violence Against Women Act, also known as VAWA. First signed into law in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act created a coordinated national response to the terrible problem of domestic violence. It created new ways to protect victims and...

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Health Care Reform Update: Free preventive services begin August 1

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

womenWhile many key aspects of Health Care reform are already in place, other components of the law are being phased in more slowly. On August 1st, a provision of the Affordable Care Act kicks in that requires new insurance plans (plans that begin on or after August 1st) to cover a wide range of preventive services for women without...

Health Care Repeal

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


HC_iconThis week, House Republicans are bringing a bill to the floor which would repeal the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, the landmark 2010 health care reform law sometimes referred to as ObamaCare. Despite a recent Supreme Court ruling upholding the law, many in Congress are dead set on repealing it. Americans are...

Where We Stand on Student Loans

Friday, May 11, 2012

Rep Olver discusses Interest Rates with StudentsThere has been a lot of talk lately about the impending interest rate hike on federally subsidized Stafford loans. Here in Congress, I have been working hard to keep that from happening. Back in the First District, my constituents have also been active. My office has received calls, letters and Facebook...