Congressman Jim McGovern

Representing the 2nd District of Massachussetts
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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.

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Oct 5, 2015

GREENFIELD, MA Today, October 5, at 11:30AM, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will join national, state, and local leaders to talk about the opioid crisis in Massachusetts and their work to address it. The event is titled, “Federal, State and Local Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis: Accomplishments, Challenges and Priorities,” and will focus on progress made and the work ahead.

Oct 1, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), announced the award of $2.25 million to the Cooperative Fund of New England (CFNE) from the U.S. Department of Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund to support CFNE's cooperative business lending, healthy food financing, and technical assistance programs.

Sep 30, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), applauded the announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that the University of Massachusetts Medical School would receive up to $29.2 million through the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative to equip more than Massachusetts clinicians with the tools and support needed to improve quality of care, increase patients’ access to information, and reduce costs for Massachusetts families.

Sep 30, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) applauded the announcement of a $393,928, two-year grant – one of only 14 given out across the country by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) – to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office to fund a multidisciplinary approach to reduce prescription drug abuse.

Sep 17, 2015


Jul 29, 2015


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) released the following statement on the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid. At a ceremony celebrating the anniversary today, Congressman McGovern joined House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, House Democrats, and former Congressman John Dingell, who played a leading role in the push to establish Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.

Jul 22, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter sent today to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined eight members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation in calling on the agency to take action to support broader access to the opioid overdose prevention treatment, naloxone.

Jun 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in the King v. Burwell case:

“Today is a major victory, ensuring that millions of Americans across the country will continue to have access to high-quality, affordable health care like we do in Massachusetts. Massachusetts was proud to lead the way in health care reform and today’s Supreme Court’s decision sent a powerful message that the Affordable Care Act is here to stay.

Feb 3, 2015
I rise in strong opposition to this closed rule and to the underlying bill. Here we are again, back on the House floor with yet another pointless attempt by the Republican Majority to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Today’s exercise in time-wasting gamesmanship marks the 56th time that we have been down this well-traveled road. If Republicans get their way, real people would see real benefits taken away.