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  • McGovern Kicks Off 2017 Farm Tour in Central MA
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – Today, August 22nd and Tomorrow, August 23rd, U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (MA-02) will host his 7th annual cross-district agricultural tour to meet with farmers, agricultural producers, non-profit farming organizations and community development corporations in Central and Western Massachusetts to highlight the success of our region’s agricultural industry and its role in growing the local economy. McGovern will meet with local producers of vegetables, dairy, and meat, and wi... Read More »

  • McGovern Renews Call for China to Respect Human Rights of Democracy Activists in Hong Kong
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    "This is a blatant attempt to undermine the democracy movement in Hong Kong" Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds $525K in Worcester Small Biz Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) joined Worcester Business Development Corporation (WBDC) in applauding the award of two Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans this month for two local businesses – Flying Rhino Café & Watering Hole and Skylark Law & Mediation, P.C. The Flying Rhino is receiving $343,954.00 through the SBA loan program and Skylark Law & Mediation is receiving $181,500.00, for a combined total of $525,454 in federal funding for the local economy... Read More »

  • McGovern: House GOP Budget Would Cut Hunger Program by $160 Billion, Hurt Millions of Working Families
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and the Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Nutrition Subcommittee, spoke on the House floor to condemn the extreme budget proposed by House Republicans which proposes $160 billion in cuts to aid for millions of families who struggle with hunger. The cuts target the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the country’s premiere anti-hunger program. Full text of Congressman McGovern’s speech is below. ... Read More »

  • McGovern Kicks Off Summer Meals Tour For Low-Income Students in Central and Western Massachusetts
    Posted in Press Releases on July 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – Today, July 21st, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) is kicking off his 4th annual Summer Food Rocks Tour to highlight USDA's national Summer Food Service Program and how it helps ensure that low-income students in Massachusetts do not go hungry during the summer months when school is out of session. Today’s tour includes visits to schools and summer meals sites in Athol, Greenfield, Leominster, and Worcester. Click here for information on the 2016 tour, 2015 tour and 2014 tour. As... Read More »

  • McGovern: GOP Budget Hurts Millions of Working Families with Cuts to Hunger Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Nutrition Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at today’s hearing entitled, The Next Farm Bill: Pathways to Success for SNAP Households. Congressman McGovern criticized House Republicans for their budget’s $10 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps millions of families put food on the table every year. Click here for video... Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds Central MA Biz at White House Made in America Event
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) applauded the recognition of St. Pierre Manufacturing, a Worcester-based company which represented Massachusetts at today’s White House Made in America event. St. Pierre Manufacturing was founded in 1920 by Henry St. Pierre as a tire chain making facility in Worcester, Massachusetts. Today, in addition to still making tire chains and industrial chains, the company is best known for its premier horseshoe sets. “I want to offer my congratulat... Read More »

  • Bipartisan McGovern Amendment Honoring Atomic Veterans Approved
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) applauded passage of his bipartisan provision to honor “atomic veterans,” service members exposed to radiation during U.S. nuclear weapons tests. The amendment was offered to H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act and co-sponsored by Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN). It passed the House today by a unanimous vote of 424-0. Click here to view video of Congressman McGovern’s speech. “Today I am pleased the House passed our bipartisan amendmen... Read More »

  • McGovern: GOP Giving White House Blank Check for War is Shameful
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat, delivered a blistering rebuke of Speaker Ryan and House Republicans for their refusal to answer the bipartisan call to end the outdated war authorization used by Presidents Obama and Trump. Click here for video of today’s speech. “We are 16 years into the war in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history. The costs are already in the hundreds of billions of dollars. And the human costs to our troops, our vet... Read More »

  • In Visit with Central MA Seniors, McGovern Pledges to Fight GOP Health Bill and Protect Senior Healthcare
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    LEOMINSTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat representing much of Central Massachusetts, met with local seniors across Leominster to hear about a wide range of issues seniors care about – including proposed cuts to Medicare and Medicaid as well as Social Security funding and immigration. Congressman also discussed his efforts to stop the Republican health bill and the devastating effect it would have on Massachusetts seniors. Congressman McGovern was joined by ... Read More »

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