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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Apr 29, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a leading champion in the fight to end hunger, spoke on the House floor to honor Sophie Marie Edwards, a Youth Advocate for Share Our Strength’s “No Kid Hungry” campaign to end childhood hunger in America.

Click here for video of today’s floor speech.

Text of Congressman McGovern’s Speech:

Apr 15, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statements regarding news that House Freedom Caucus members have suggested attaching work requirements for recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

Mar 2, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) hosted a press conference with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer, Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra, senior House Democrats, and anti-poverty advocates to call for strong investments in anti-poverty programs to help more families get back on their feet as the economy continues to recover.

Feb 25, 2016

 

Jan 12, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At today’s House Agriculture Nutrition Subcommittee hearing, Ranking Member Jim McGovern (D-MA), a leading champion of policies to fight hunger, called out Speaker Paul Ryan for his dangerous plan to shift the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to a block grant system.

Today’s hearing, entitled “Past, Present and Future of SNAP: Addressing Special Populations” is the 10th in a long series of hearings focused on SNAP. Speaker Ryan highlighted his plan last weekend at a GOP poverty forum he hosted in South Carolina.

Jan 4, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the National Commission on Hunger released their final report, Freedom from Hunger: An Achievable Goal for The United States of America, Recommendations of the National Commission on Hunger to Congress and the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture. The Hunger Commission was created by the Omnibus Appropriations Bill of 2014 and Commission members were appointed equally by House and Senate leaders.

Dec 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), one of the leading voices in Congress calling for action to address hunger, applauded the release by the White House of a new report on hunger highlighting how SNAP improves food security and life outcomes for families, with long-term benefits for health, education, and economic well-being.