Congressman Jim McGovern

Representing the 2nd District of Massachussetts
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Mar 16, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading champion for anti-poverty programs, condemned President Trump’s budget proposal for its dangerous cuts that will hurt millions of families across the country.

Oct 13, 2016

WORCESTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined local leaders from the Main South Community Development Corporation, the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester and Clark University to celebrate the completion of the new field and track with a dedication at 65 Tainter Street.

Sep 13, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), along with Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey and Representative Niki Tsongas (MA-03), announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $2,376,682 grant for track improvements along the Providence and Worcester Railroad Company's Gardner Branch rail line in Central Massachusetts. The rail project will reduce the risk of derailments that could impact the drinking water supplied to the City of Worcester.

Aug 22, 2016

WORCESTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that Worcester Airport has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to install taxiway lighting. The new federal funding will allow Massport to install a Surface Movement Guidance and Control (SMGCS) lighting system on a taxiway to Runway 11-29 to enhance safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions.

Jun 8, 2016


May 19, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) – a senior House Democrat and proud supporter of LGBT equality – released the following statement on the improper conduct of House Republicans today in holding a vote open in order to force Republican Members to change their votes and defeat an amendment to uphold President Obama’s historic executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination by federal contractors:

Apr 27, 2016

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.

Text of Congressman McGovern’s Speech Below:

Apr 15, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statements regarding news that House Freedom Caucus members have suggested attaching work requirements for recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

Mar 10, 2016

WORECESTER and BOSTON, MAToday, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) rode from Worcester to Boston to highlight a permanent increase in the commuter tax benefit for mass transit riders that was included in a bipartisan multi-year tax package that was signed into law in December 2015.