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 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.
May 20, 2014
At a ceremony in Worcester on May 14, 2014, U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern honored four local students that have received appointments to United States Service Academies. A total of four students from the 2nd Congressional District have received service academy appointments to join the Class of 2018.
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.

Jan 30, 2014
U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern today led a bipartisan effort of nearly 125 members of the U.S. House in calling on President Obama to “prioritize the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)” in the President’s 2015 budget proposal “by including no less than $4.7 billion for this program that provides critical support to our most vulnerable citizens.
Jan 15, 2014
The Massachusetts Delegation today announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded Massachusetts an Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim grant for $8,355,648 to cover expenses as a result of the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013.
Sep 23, 2013
The entire Massachusetts delegation today pressed the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide financial assistance to Massachusetts fishermen who have been hard hit by reductions in catch limits and groundfish stocks.
Sep 19, 2013
The Franklin Regional Council of Governments has been awarded more than $188,000 for teen substance abuse programs.
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 24, 2013
Congressman Jim McGovern released the following statement today on the appointment of Jon Niedzielski of Amherst as Massachusetts State Director for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Services Agency:
May 22, 2013

I have never known a harder-working, more dedicated servant of the people than Tim Murray. For two decades, he has been a tireless champion of the Commonwealth and Worcester tenaciously focused on one simple goal: making life better for the citizens of Massachusetts. It is a difficult decision for a true public servant like Tim to transition from such an important part of his life. I respect and support his choice, and am especially happy for his family as he takes this next step.