Congressman Jim McGovern

Representing the 2nd District of Massachussetts
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Health & Healthcare

Congressman McGovern has been a strong proponent of increasing access to affordable health care for our families and small businesses. Jim voted to prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions or raising their premiums when someone gets sick. He supported improving Medicare benefits by closing the “donut hole” in the prescription drug benefit; allowing young people to stay on their parents’ insurance until the age of 26; and extending coverage to the uninsured. Congressman McGovern will continue to work hard to make health care more affordable for all by cutting costs for small businesses and investing in new technologies.

Jim McGovern has helped spur investments in cutting-edge medical technologies in Massachusetts, including genetic disease research at UMass Memorial, “untethered” health care at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, battlefield chemical detections devices for our soldiers, and state-of-the-art prosthetics for wounded veterans.

Helpful Information:

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National Observances:

July -UV Safety Month

August – National Immunization Awareness Month

September – National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

October – National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

November – American Diabetes Month

December – World AIDS Day

 

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Jul 15, 2014
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children 18 years old and under at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.
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.
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 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.
May 6, 2013
United States Representative Jim McGovern announced two federal grants from the Department of Health and Human Services for Worcester organizations today. The Family Health Center of Worcester received $367,630 to continue funding of their Health Center Cluster, while a study at Clark University on Postpartum Mental Health among Visible and Invisible Minority Women will be funded for $718,722 over the next three and a half years.
Jun 29, 2012
We must continue our efforts to ensure that the health care system works for all American families.
May 2, 2012
Senator John Kerry, along with Congressmen John Olver, Michael Capuano, Richard Neal, William Keating, James McGovern, and John Tierney, today announced that 11 community health centers across Massachusetts will receive $33,716,628 to support renovation a
Apr 27, 2012

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Key Points:

Aug 1, 2011
There is something fundamentally wrong when a billionaire hedge fund manager pays a lower tax rate than his secretary; when Big Oil can make tens of billions in profits every quarter but still get sweetheart deals from the taxpayer; and when we are slashing funding for roads and bridges but allowing tax breaks for corporate jet owners to continue.