Congressman Jim McGovern

Representing the 2nd District of Massachussetts
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End Hunger Now

Starting on February 5th, 2013, Congressman McGovern began a series of speeches focused on why we must "End Hunger Now."

Video of the speeches, and information on the effort to #EndHungerNow, will be curated on this page.

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Archived #EndHungerNow House floor speeches can be found here

More on End Hunger Now

May 13, 2015
MomsRising, a national grassroots organization of moms, delivered a petition signed by more than 25,000 moms from all across the country urging this Congress not to cut SNAP in the Fiscal Year 2016 budget. Every member of this House received the petition signed by moms in their district. Today, that petition has grown to nearly 50 thousand signatures and it keeps growing. This is just the latest petition from MomsRising urging Congress to prioritize children in the budget and protect SNAP from cuts and other structural changes. I am proud to stand with them in this call.
Mar 24, 2015
We shouldn’t balance the budget on the backs of poor and working families. They didn’t cause the financial crisis and they shouldn’t be the ones forced to get us out of this mess.
Mar 4, 2015
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
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 10, 2015
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.
Feb 3, 2015
No parent should find themselves in the difficult situation of having to drop their child off at a program that is unsafe or of poor quality just so they can get to their job. Parents should not have to choose between safe child care and keeping their job to pay the bills. I urge the Republican leadership to support the President’s initiatives to expand and improve access to high-quality affordable child care programs. It’s the right thing to do for our children. It’s the right thing to do for all American families. And it’s especially the right thing to do for our low-income families who have not shared in recent economic improvements and who face tough choices every day.
Jan 28, 2015
U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-02) today was named the Democratic Ranking Member on the House Committee on Agriculture’s Subcommittee on Nutrition. The Subcommittee’s jurisdiction includes policies and statutes relating to nutrition, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and domestic commodity distribution and consumer initiatives. The Republican Chair of the Subcommittee is U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana.
Jan 13, 2015
I’ve come to the floor today to give a voice to those who are hungry, to share their struggles and to challenge my House colleagues to take meaningful action to #End Hunger Now. Last week, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a troubling new report estimating that roughly 1 million unemployed Americans will be cut off from SNAP benefits over the course of 2016. The report anticipates that those affected will lose between $150 - $200 per person per month in food benefits, cuts that will cause serious hardship.This is shameful. We should be working to end hunger now, not making it worse.
Jul 15, 2014
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children 18 years old and under at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.
Jul 9, 2014