Congressman Jim McGovern

Representing the 2nd District of Massachussetts
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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.

For more information concerning my work and views on Education, please contact me.

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More on Education

Apr 8, 2014

I thank the gentleman from Georgia for yielding me the customary 30 minutes. I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks and I yield myself 8 minutes.

M. Speaker, budgets are moral documents. These annual documents are really statements of who we are as political parties and groups.  They represent our values. They tell a story about what we believe in and how we would govern.

Aug 15, 2013
United States Senator Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Representative and Senator-Elect Edward Markey, and U.S. Representatives James McGovern and William Keating today announced the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $1.97 million to Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Tufts University for research projects in science and engineering.
Aug 1, 2013
I rise to congratulate Taft Early Learning School in Uxbridge, Massachusetts for being named as a Bronze Award Winner in the USDA Healthier School Challenge.
Jul 22, 2013

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.

Jun 28, 2013

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.

May 6, 2013
Today, at a press conference to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the award of the Pulitzer Prize in fiction to Ernest Hemingway, the U.S. Finca Vigía Foundation (FVF), under an agreement with the Cuban Council of National Heritage, announced that it has supported the digitization of 2,000 new images of materials relating to Hemingway.
Apr 23, 2013
The global development and relief organization Save the Children honored U.S. Rep. James McGovern (D-MA) this week with its Congressional Champion for Real and Lasting Change Award for 2013.
Apr 17, 2013
U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced today that Isabelle Page, a student at Northampton High School, has won the 2013 Congressional Art Competition for Massachusetts' Second Congressional District for her piece "The Insecure Self-Portrait."
Dec 14, 2012

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.-

May 16, 2012

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.