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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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) applauded the strong bipartisan House passage today of the Conference Report on S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act, which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Congressman McGovern welcomed the inclusion of provisions authorizing through 2020 the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL), an early literacy grant program he has championed.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a bipartisan letter, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) joined co-leads Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Richard Hanna (R-NY), and 60 of their Republican and Democratic colleagues in urging the leadership of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education to restore funding for the federal Preschool Development Grant program. Funding has been eliminated in recent drafts of the House and Senate appropriations bills.
WORCESTER, MA – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) applauded the news that Community Healthlink, the largest and most comprehensive provider of behavioral health and addiction services in central Massachusetts, has been awarded a three-year, $335,000 Project AWARE-Community grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support the training of over 1,000 adults in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA).
WORCESTER, MA – Tomorrow, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will host the second of a series of meetings with his 2015 Congressional Youth Cabinet at the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife in Westborough.
The Congressman and his Congressional Youth Cabinet will be treated to a presentation about, and tour of, the new Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife net zero field office and then participate in a roundtable discussion on the effects of climate change and the possibilities presented by renewable energy sources.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has named the University of Massachusetts Amherst as the lead institution in New England for its national Flexible-Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Manufacturing Innovation Institute, a $75 million federal initiative to create a competitive, effective and sustainable research-to-manufacturing collaboration between U.S. industry and academia to solve problems in advanced manufacturing.
WORCESTER, MA – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) toured the EcoTarium, a science and nature museum located in Worcester. Congressman McGovern’s visit focused on the role of the museum as an important educational resource in Central Massachusetts.
WORCESTER, MA – On Thursday, August 6, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will tour the EcoTarium, a museum of science and nature located in Worcester. Congressman McGovern’s visit will focus on the role of the museum as an important educational resource in Central Massachusetts. Founded in 1825, the EcoTarium is the nation’s second oldest natural history society whose mission is to inspire a passion for science and nature.