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, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) trip to the Middle East this week, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) met with two constituents. During the delegation’s time in Iraq, Congressman McGovern met with military and diplomatic leaders, including John Sullivan of Worcester and Scott Harney of Everett, both serving in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

Jun 26, 2015

WORCESTER, MA – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) welcomed the news that MassDevelopment has awarded $400,000 to the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP) to help accelerate their outreach and training programs for the defense supply chain.

Jun 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), welcomed the news that Boston 2024 has chosen the DCU Center in Worcester to host Olympic handball if Boston becomes the host city for the 2024 Olympic Games. In addition to the DCU Center, Boston 2024 also selected the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. Together, the three venues would host eight Olympic events.

May 28, 2015

WORCESTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined community leaders at a groundbreaking for the new Gardner Kilby Hammond bike path. Congressman McGovern secured nearly $3 million in federal funding to create the lighted bike path, which will provide additional pedestrian and bike access to the Boys and Girls Club for the Main South neighborhood.

Feb 4, 2015

In 2013, I became the U.S. Representative for the newly reconfigured 2nd Congressional District, consisting of 63 cities and towns. Since then, I have had the opportunity to learn from many of you as I have visited communities across the district. 

As we begin the 114th Congress, I want to share some of the highlights of my office’s work over the last year.

Jan 14, 2015

The IRS will begin accepting tax returns electronically on Jan. 20, 2015. Paper tax returns will begin processing at the same time.

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Oct 1, 2014
U.S. Rep James McGovern, who represents part of Franklin County in Congress, is among 60 House members who called on the federal Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday to take immediate steps to protect bees and other pollinators from the impacts of some pesticides.
Aug 25, 2014

In August, I organized a three-day, district-wide farm tour that included 20 stops at local producers, co-op markets, and food distribution centers. I was happy that U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Edward Avalos, MA Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Maeve Vallely Bartlett, and MA Commissioner of Agriculture Greg Watson were able to accompany me on the tour.

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.