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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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.
Feb 11, 2015 Press Release
I’m pleased that we are finally discussing a new authorization for military force in the Middle East, something that should have happened a long time ago. Congress has been negligent, ignoring its constitutional duties on matters of war and peace. I hope that when a resolution comes to the floor, the House will be given the opportunity for a full and fair debate.
Feb 10, 2015 Press Release
I rise today to highlight two important new reports released today by the Food Research and Action Center, or FRAC, on the school breakfast program. FRAC’s reports – the School Breakfast Scorecard; and School Breakfast – Making it Work in Large District show that we’ve made progress in expanding access to school breakfast, but that work remains to be done.

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