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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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.”


Jan 7, 2016

Caption: From Left to Right: Haymarket Café co-founders David and Peter Simpson with Rep. McGovern

Dec 3, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) released the following statement marking the 16th anniversary of the Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse Co. fire and honoring the six Worcester firefighters who lost their lives in the fire.

“Every day, our families and communities are safer because of the service and sacrifice of our local firefighters. Today, we honor the Worcester Six who lost their lives 16 years ago battling the Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse Co. fire. They literally walked through fire to save people they had never met.

Nov 20, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, MAOn Monday, November 23rd,  Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will be kicking off the 6th annual “Monte’s March,” a 42-mile two-day walk as part of his anti-hunger push in Western Massachusetts. The march is aimed at helping to increase awareness about hunger in local communities and help families in need this thanksgiving.

Oct 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) applauded the announcement that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will provide more than $3 billion in funding for energy assistance, including $133.3 million for Massachusetts.