Congressman Jim McGovern

Representing the 2nd District of Massachussetts
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  • #FillUpYourPlate

    On February 25, 2015, the House Agriculture Committee will hold the first of several hearings on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Every indication is that Republicans will try to cut this critical program that serves over 46 million people a year. I will fight any proposed changes that make it more difficult for the hungry in America to get the food they need.
  • Get the Facts About Opioids & Treatment

    Many of our friends and families are struggling with opioid abuse. Please take a minute to learn the facts about opioids and where you or a loved one can get help.
  • Tax Season Opens January 20, 2015

    The IRS will begin accepting tax returns electronically on Jan. 20, 2015. Here you will find helpful information about filing your taxes as an individual, self-employed or small business, corporation, or non-profit. You can also learn more about Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tax Provisions. It is important to note that under the Affordable Care Act, most taxpayers will simply need to check a box on their tax return to indicate they had health coverage for all of 2014.
  • Citizens United

    Congressman Jim McGovern has been one of Washington’s loudest voices in the fight to overturn the Citizens United v. FEC and McCutcheon v. FEC Supreme Court rulings.

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Mar 4, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman Jim McGovern released a bipartisan letter signed by 67 Members of Congress to King Salman, the new King of Saudi Arabia, encouraging him to advocate for human rights and democratic reforms in his country.
Mar 4, 2015 Press Release
Later this morning, I will join my colleague, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins of Kansas, at DC Central Kitchen to officially re-launch the House Hunger Caucus. I couldn’t be happier that we are continuing this important bipartisan Caucus in the 114th Congress. I’m thrilled to have her partnership in this Caucus and I look forward to working with her. I encourage my House colleagues to join the House Hunger Caucus. As Members, we don’t have to agree on everything to agree on something. Ending hunger should be something that we can all agree on.
Feb 26, 2015 Press Release
After giving this issue a great deal of thought, I have decided not to attend the Prime Minister’s speech.
Feb 26, 2015 Press Release
Last Thursday I launched #FillUpYourPlate on my website at It’s a place where people can tell me what SNAP, or food stamps, means to them or how hunger has impacted their lives. Responses are posted on my website to create a wall of virtual paper plates. I encourage people to visit my website at to share what SNAP means to them.

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