US Rep. Jim McGovern says House GOP farm bill 'rotten deal for poor people'

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U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, urged federal lawmakers this week to put forth a final version of the "farm bill" that invests in American farmers and supports all citizens facing hunger and food insecurity -- not one that cuts food stamps and undermines conservation assistance. McGovern, the top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee's Nutrition sub-panel, slammed House…

Somerville’s mayor joins Jim McGovern on trip to El Salvador, Honduras

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Representative Jim McGovern and Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone of Somerville are on a mission to expose violence and poverty in El Salvador and Honduras, they said Sunday, in the hope that a greater public understanding of living conditions there will help block President Trump from ending Temporary Protected Status for immigrants from the Central American nations. McGovern, a Worcester…

Rep. McGovern On His Visit To Central America: 'These Are Human Beings Who Put Their Families First'

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Congressman Jim McGovern has recently returned from a fact finding trip to El Salvador and Honduras, aimed at shining a spotlight on conditions in those countries as the Trump administration winds down Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Hondurans and Salvadorans currently in America. McGovern also met with parents of children who had been separated at the border when crossing into…

US. Rep. Jim McGovern promotes summer food programs in Western Massachusetts

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AMHERST -- U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, traveled across Western and Central Massachusetts Monday to bring attention to hunger-related issues and to highlight Summer Eats -- a program that offers free meals to kids across Massachusetts. With an estimated one in seven Massachusetts children facing uncertainty over where they will get their next meal, the congressman met with…

'Food ought to be a fundamental right': US Rep. Jim McGovern highlights importance of summer meal programs amid proposed SNAP cuts

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For many children, summer vacation means fun-filled days at the playground or the local pool. But for some, the warmer months are also filled uncertainty about where their next meal will come from. In Worcester, 77 percent of children are food insecure, qualifying for free or reduced-price school meals. Statewide, 400,000 students are eligible. To help meet that need, the Massachusetts…

US Rep. Jim McGovern urges GOP leaders to fund election cybersecurity grants

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U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern pressed House Republicans Tuesday to fund grants that help fortify and protect U.S. election systems from foreign hackers -- an area which the Worcester Democrat argued should be a top priority following Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential contest. McGovern, the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee, chastised GOP leaders for not including another $380…

Congressman gives Paxton family flag flown over the Capitol Building

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An American flag that was draped over the casket of WWII veteran and father of Paxton resident Tami Mohamed, was stolen from a flagpole in her yard on the Fourth of July. Although the flag was never found, the story still has a happy ending. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) got wind of Mohamed’s loss through an article published in The Landmark in July and reached out to the family…

McGovern, Democrats Slam GOP Move to Steamroll Trumpcare

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U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), the top Democrat at today’s early morning Rules Committee meeting, criticized House Republicans for voting just hours ago to steamroll consideration of the American Health Care Act without a full accounting of the costs or hearings on the impact it would have on millions of Americans. On CNN New Day this morning, Congressman McGovern’s sharp words for…

Congressman McGovern announces $188,000 grant to combat teen substance abuse

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The Franklin Regional Council of Governments has been awarded more than $188,000 for teen substance abuse programs.