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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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.

May 6, 2016

WORCESTER, MA – Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) released the following statement on the announcement that Deputy Chief Steven Sargent will be the new Worcester Police Chief, succeeding retiring Worcester Police Chief Gary Gemme:

May 5, 2016

WORCESTER, MAOn Saturday, May 14, 2016, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will host his annual U.S. Service Academy Day in Worcester. Each year, Congressman McGovern hosts the event to connect high school students interested in serving in a United States Service Academy with representatives who can offer help and advice with the application process.

May 4, 2016

WORCESTER, MA – Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) released the following statement on the retirement of Worcester Police Chief Gary Gemme:

Apr 26, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With Puerto Rico just days away from defaulting on a nearly half-billion dollar debt payment, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) called for House Republicans to work with Democrats to find a bipartisan solution.

Feb 25, 2016


Jan 14, 2016

WORCESTER, MA – Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, and other regional and local leaders today for the ribbon cutting on the new VA specialty care clinic in Worcester. Click here to view photos online.

Jan 11, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) announced today that he will host Asima Silva, a Muslim community leader from Central Massachusetts, as his guest for tomorrow night’s State of the Union address by President Obama. Click here for a photo of Silva.

Jan 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) released the following statement on the passing of former Worcester County Sheriff, John “Mike” Flynn.

“Lisa and I are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend, Sheriff John “Mike” Flynn. He was a larger than life personality – with an even bigger heart. His devotion to public service and the common good is an example to us all. We loved him a lot and our prayers are with his family at this difficult time.”