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. – 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.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9th: McGovern to Visit Athol Schools to Highlight School Meals, Tour New Facilities
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.