Congressman Jim McGovern

Representing the 2nd District of Massachussetts
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Leominster

Photos from visits to Leominster, MA Flickr photostream.

McGovern Joins Nearly 90 House Lawmakers in Joint Statement on Verizon Labor Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) joined 86 Members of Congress today in issuing the following joint statement regarding the Verizon strike and ongoing labor negotiations. Congressman McGovern has been a vocal supporter of the Verizon workers striking for fair pay and fair working conditions, marching with them in Shrewsbury and Leominster in the last month.

PHOTO: McGovern, Tsongas Join Local Leaders to Celebrate Awards to North Central and Central Mass. Workforce Boards

FITCHBURG, MA – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (MA-03) will join local business and community leaders for the presentation of a $534,154 grant to the North Central Workforce Board as part of a $3.2 million grant award from the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) for a Sector Partnership National Emergency Grant.

2014 Year in Review

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.

2014 Farm Tour

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.

USDA Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children 18 years old and under at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.

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