As the brother of two Worcester Public School teachers, Jim McGovern knows that a quality education is essential to preparing our students for the 21st Century economy. He voted to end the wasteful subsidies to banks in the student loan program, making more funds available for families. He has worked to increase funding for the Pell Grant program, so that more middle class families can afford to send their kids to college. He supports investments in early childhood development, providing funds for school construction and modernization, and is working to strengthen the school lunch program. The Congressman has also fought to improve classrooms by adding high-speed internet access and other cutting-edge technology.
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NORTHAMPTON, MA – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) applauded the announcement today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that $23.4 million in grants were awarded to support 81 Distance Learning and Telemedicine projects in 32 states across the nation. Among the recipients was the Collaborative for Educational Services Inc., which was awarded $337,356 for their hub in Northampton. The hub services 23 field sites across Massachusetts and Maine.
HADLEY, MA – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) announced today that the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute has been awarded a new contract from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) for Providing Capacity Building Assistance to OAH Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grantees. UMass was selected to be one of five national providers, each responsible for bringing their particular expertise to support grantees in five different priority areas. The grant to the Institute is for $3 million over five years.
WORCESTER, MA – On Saturday, May 14, 2016, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will host his annual U.S. Service Academy Day in Worcester. Each year, Congressman McGovern hosts the event to connect high school students interested in serving in a United States Service Academy with representatives who can offer help and advice with the application process.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) – co-chair of the bipartisan House Hunger Caucus – spoke on the House floor with House Democrats to condemn the dangerous cuts proposed by House Republicans in their bill to reauthorize the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act. Click Here for Video of Congressman McGovern’s Speech.
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WORCESTER, MA – Tomorrow, April 8th, at 11:00 a.m. Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will join the new Worcester School Superintendent Maureen Binienda, Family Health Center of Worcester President and CEO Frances Anthes, and other local leaders on a tour of South High School and its health clinic. Congressman McGovern has been a strong supporter of community health centers and health clinics and the important work they do to strengthen access to health care for underserved communities across Massachusetts.
MONTAGUE, MA – Today at 10:00 a.m. Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will visit a Head Start and Child Development Center in Montague to highlight the importance of early learning for Western Massachusetts families and communities.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) applauded today’s announcement that Massachusetts has been selected by the Department of Defense to host a $317 million public-private research partnership called the Revolutionary Fiber and Textile Manufacturing Innovation Institute.
LEVERETT, MA – Today at 1:00 p.m., Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will speak with Western Massachusetts students, teachers, and parents about Massachusetts politics and ways for students to get involved.