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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Monday July 22, 2013
U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-02) and U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (MA) and Ed Markey (MA) today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded nearly $1 million to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) through the Fire Prevention and Safety Program.
Friday June 28, 2013
U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-02) today urged House Speaker John Boehner to not recess the House for the 4th of July District Work Period until the issue of student loan interest rates is resolved.
U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern Statement on the School Shooting in Connecticut
-This unspeakable tragedy reminds us - once again - that we need to have a frank conversation about guns and gun violence in America. We have been through this too many times. I have cosponsored numerous bills to combat gun violence and I am a strong supporter of sensible gun control laws. Unfortunately, leadership in Congress continues to block consideration of these common-sense bills.-
Kerry, Brown, Tierney, Olver, McGovern, Tsongas, Lynch Announce $20 Mil to Help Veterans, Students Succeed
BOSTON - Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown, along with Representatives John Tierney, John Olver, Jim McGovern, Niki Tsongas, and Stephen F. Lynch, today announced that Massachusetts will receive over $20 million from the U.S. Department of Education's Upward Bound Program to help veterans and high school students from low-income families apply for and succeed in college.