Congressman Jim McGovern

Representing the 2nd District of Massachussetts
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Millbury

Photos from visits to Millbury, MA Flickr photostream.

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.

Congressman McGovern on Governor Patrick's announced steps to preserve SNAP benefits for 163,000 MA househoulds

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.

Congressman McGovern, federal, state and local partners announce new developments for Worcester’s $14 million Blackstone Gateway Visitor Center and Blackstone Gateway Park

Congressman Jim McGovern, along with officials from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation(DCR), the Massachusetts Department of Transportation(DOT), the Federal Highway Administration, the City of Worcester, the College of the Holy Cross, and Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor today announced several major elements of a coordinated effort to develop Worcester’s Blackstone Gateway Park and Visitor Center.

U.S. Rep. McGovern leads bipartisan call to President for full LIHEAP funding in 2015 budget

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.