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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More on Local Issues

Aug 28, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has named the University of Massachusetts Amherst as the lead institution in New England for its national Flexible-Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Manufacturing Innovation Institute, a $75 million federal initiative to create a competitive, effective and sustainable research-to-manufacturing collaboration between U.S. industry and academia to solve problems in advanced manufacturing.

Aug 27, 2015

WORCESTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Worcester Fire Department $2.7 million in a Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant.

Aug 26, 2015

WORCESTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) released the following statement after his visit to the Centro Las Americas’ Latino Elder Program to serve lunch to local seniors and to honor Dolly Vasquez for her 23 years of service to the Latino community in Worcester County. 

Aug 21, 2015

WORCESTER, MAOn Monday, August 24th and 25th, U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (MA-02) will host a cross-district agricultural tour to meet with farmers in Central and Western Massachusetts to highlight the success of our region’s agricultural industry and the “Buy Local” movement in growing the region’s economy.

Aug 7, 2015


SUTTON, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) visited the Sutton Senior Center and Food Pantry to serve lunch to Sutton seniors and highlight the center’s efforts to help reduce senior hunger in Worcester County. Click here to see all the photos from today’s event.

Aug 6, 2015

WORCESTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) honored Vietnam veteran Bob LaRose, a Worcester native who served two tours of duty before returning to Worcester to serve with the Worcester Fire Department for 40 years.

“Today we are proud to honor Bob LaRose, a Worcester native and Vietnam veteran, for a lifetime of service,” Congressman McGovern said. “When our Vietnam veterans returned home, medals were the last thing on their mind. Ceremonies like this are a wonderful opportunity for us to recognize their brave service.

Aug 6, 2015


WORCESTER, MA – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) toured the EcoTarium, a science and nature museum located in Worcester. Congressman McGovern’s visit focused on the role of the museum as an important educational resource in Central Massachusetts.

Aug 4, 2015

WORCESTER, MA – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-Worcester) and Worcester Mayor Joe Petty released the following statements in response to the shooting of a mother and her 2-year-old child Monday night in Plumley Village on on Everett Gaylord Boulevard in Worcester.