Congressman Jim McGovern

Representing the 2nd District of Massachussetts
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Congressman McGovern is widely recognized as a passionate, hard-working legislator who fights tenaciously for his constituents. He holds annual office hours for residents of every town in the district, and remains committed to improving the lives of residents and small-business owners.

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Sep 23, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), co-chair of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, held a hearing on Syria’s humanitarian crisis and additional steps the U.S. can take to address it and increase civilian protection. Click here for video of today’s hearing.

Sep 16, 2016

WARE, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Ware Fire Department $96,572 through an Operations and Safety Grant. The new federal funding will support the purchase of essential protective equipment for Ware firefighters.

Sep 16, 2016

WORCESTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced a $50,000 award from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives (MBI) in Worcester. The federal funding is part of $3.4 million awarded nationwide to support small business startups and MBI is one of 68 small businesses across the country to receive the award. The award is through the SBA’s third annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition and is aimed at helping small businesses like MBI grow.

Sep 9, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) and Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $173,131 to the Worcester Fire Department through the Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) programs. FP&S grants are awarded to support projects that enhance the safety of the public and of firefighters. The federal funding will support Worcester Fire Department’s safe cooking fire prevention program.

Sep 7, 2016

NORTHAMPTON, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) expressed his appreciation to the students from Western Massachusetts who completed an internship in his Northampton office this summer.

Sep 7, 2016

LEOMINSTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) expressed his appreciation to the students from Central Massachusetts who completed an internship in his Leominster office this summer.

Sep 2, 2016

WORCESTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration will make federal economic injury disaster loans available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Worcester County as a result of the drought that began on Aug. 16, 2016.

Jun 30, 2016

HADLEY, MA – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) announced today that the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute has been awarded a new contract from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) for Providing Capacity Building Assistance to OAH Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grantees. UMass was selected to be one of five national providers, each responsible for bringing their particular expertise to support grantees in five different priority areas. The grant to the Institute is for $3 million over five years.