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.

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More on Education

Jul 28, 2015


May 28, 2015

WORCESTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined community leaders at a groundbreaking for the new Gardner Kilby Hammond bike path. Congressman McGovern secured nearly $3 million in federal funding to create the lighted bike path, which will provide additional pedestrian and bike access to the Boys and Girls Club for the Main South neighborhood.

Feb 3, 2015
U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-02) today introduced in the House of Representatives the “Prescribe a Book Act” (HR 523). The bill seeks to build upon the successful “Reach Out and Read” (ROR) program by codifying an early literacy competitive grant program. This approach to promoting early language and literacy development has enlisted pediatricians and other health care providers to encourage parents to read aloud to their children, sending them home from each doctor visit with a “prescription” to read together.
Jun 2, 2014
U.S. Rep. James “Jim” McGovern wants to take what Franklin County’s got and give it to the rest of the country. “What I love about the new part of my district is that, out here, people demonstrate how to do things right,” McGovern told a crowd of constituents gathered at Green Fields Market Saturday. His district, largely in Worcester County, grew to include Greenfield and 13 central and eastern Franklin County towns during last year’s federal redistricting. His words referred to the county’s commitment to sustainable living, support of local agriculture and enthusiasm for renewable energies.
May 20, 2014
At a ceremony in Worcester on May 14, 2014, U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern honored four local students that have received appointments to United States Service Academies. A total of four students from the 2nd Congressional District have received service academy appointments to join the Class of 2018.
Apr 24, 2014
U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern announced that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has selected the Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Mass, as a recipient of a National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community.
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.