Congressman Jim McGovern

Representing the 2nd District of Massachussetts
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End Hunger Now

Starting on February 5th, Congressman McGovern began a series of speeches focused on the importance of "End Hunger Now."

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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.

Mar 18, 2014

BOSTON – Tuesday, March 18, 2014 – Governor Deval Patrick today announced steps to preserve Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for approximately 163,000 households in Massachusetts and avoid the loss of approximately $142 million in SNAP benefits set to be cut under the recently enacted federal Farm Bill.

"Government's role is to help people help themselves, and these steps are necessary to help our most vulnerable residents and families meet their most basic needs," said Governor Patrick.

Feb 18, 2014


U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-02) today joined with U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) in leading 98 members of the House and Senate in a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The letter urges Secretary Vilsack to give states several months to comply with the severe cuts to SNAP that were contained in the recently enacted farm bill.

Nov 1, 2013

Mr. Chairman, there are important parts of this Farm Bill that will impact Massachusetts and New England. The dairy, conservation, and specialty crop provisions are especially critical for the part of the country I represent and I strongly support full and robust dairy, conservation, and specialty crop provisions in the final conference report.

Oct 12, 2013
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today named House Democratic Members, including Congressman Jim McGovern, to serve on a conference committee to complete a five-year long reauthorization of the Farm Bill:
Oct 4, 2013
After months of trying to cut $40 billion from the SNAP program, after months of demonizing poor people, after months of trying to slash food assistance programs across the board, Republicans would like us all to believe that they care about hunger in America.
Aug 2, 2013

I ask unanimous consent to address the House for one minute.

The Republican Majority has drafted a bill that doubles the level of cuts to Food Stamps over what was included in the Farm Bill that failed to pass this House in June.

That’s right – doubles the cuts. More than 50 million people are hungry in this country. 17 million are kids. And the Republicans think cutting $40 billion from the most important program that prevents mass hunger in America is a good thing?

Aug 1, 2013
"Just when I think that House Republicans can’t get any more short-sighted or cruel, they pull a stunt like this."
Jul 24, 2013
For the nineteenth time this year, I rise to talk about my effort to End Hunger Now. Nearly every week this year, I’ve stood on this floor and talked about hunger in America and how we can End Hunger Now.