McGovern, Scanlon Convene Panel to Examine Legal Aid's Role in Combating Hunger

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Washington, D.C. – Last week, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, Co-Chair of the Congressional Access to Legal Aid Caucus, Congressman James P. McGovern, Chairman of the House Committee on Rules and Co-Chair of House Hunger Caucus, and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, Co-Chair of the Congressional Access to Legal Aid Caucus, convened a panel of experts to discuss how legal aid providers are…

U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern, Michael McCaul Introduce Legislation to Promote a Peaceful Resolution to the Tibet-China conflict.

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WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and Cochair of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, and Michael McCaul (R-TX), Lead Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced legislation to strengthen the United States’ policy to promote dialogue between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Dalai Lama…

Members of Congress Call on the U.S. to Join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

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WASHINGTON,D.C.—Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA), alongside Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Eleanor Norton (D-DC), Don Beyer (D-VA), and Ilhan Omar (D-MN), held a press conference last week calling on the U.S. to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The TPNW was adopted by 122 countries in July, 2017 and it is the first legally binding…

McGovern, Delauro Statement on Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement on School Meal Waiver Extensions

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WASHINGTON, DC – Chair of the House Appropriations Committee Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and Chair of the House Rules Committee and Co-Chair of the House Hunger Caucus James McGovern (MA-02) today applauded the bipartisan House and Senate agreement on extending school meal waivers to keep schoolchildren fed. “No child in this country should go hungry, period. I’m glad that leaders on both…

McGovern, Mann Introduce Resolution Honoring 20th Anniversary of McGovern-Dole Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Congressman Tracey Mann (R-KS) introduced a resolution expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to building on the twenty years of success of the George McGovern-Robert Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program. Full Text of Resolution Here (PDF) The McGovern-Dole International…

White House Releases Details of Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health

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Congressman McGovern worked with the White House to secure support for a conference on Food, Nutrition and Health. Now, The Biden-Harris Administration wants to hear your ideas and experiences to help inform a national strategy that will be announced at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in September 2022. Below are three ways you can share your ideas and…

McGovern Resolution on Nutrition Education in Medical Schools Passes House

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WASHINGTON—Congressman James P. McGovern, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, (D-MA) applauded passage today by the House of Representatives of a bipartisan resolution he authored alongside Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) that calls for medical schools, residency, and fellowship programs to provide nutrition education that demonstrates the connection between diet and…

Remarks by Congressman Jim McGovern at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst’s 2022 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

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AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY CONGRESSMAN McGOVERN: Go UMass! I’m so proud of you all! Isn’t this a wonderful afternoon to be out here celebrating? Chancellor Subbaswamy, thank you for that incredibly kind introduction. Members of the Board of Trustees: thank you for all you do and for inviting me to speak today. President Meehan, distinguished members of the legislature, faculty, and…

Readout of Chairman McGovern’s Call with United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough

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WASHINGTON — On Friday, May 6th, Chairman McGovern held a productive conversation with Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough to express his serious concern about the Department’s recommendation to close the Central Western Massachusetts Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Leeds, Massachusetts. Chairman McGovern shared with Secretary McDonough the anxiety and distress that this…

In Fight Against Hunger, McGovern Secures Historic White House Win

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WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, issued this statement following an announcement from President Biden that he would convene the second ever White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, Hunger and Health this September: “This is a historic moment in the fight against hunger. I’m proud of the nationwide, grassroots…