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  • McGovern Highlights Success of D.C. Central Kitchen in Feeding Hungry and Providing Job Training
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    "In Congress, we need to support our federal anti-hunger programs and help those who struggling to put food on the table. At a time when progress in Washington is stalled, today was a proud day for bipartisanship." Read More »

  • McGovern Leads Group of 18 House Democrats Calling on GOP House Budget Committee Chair to Protect Anti-Hunger Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), the Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee Nutrition Subcommittee, led a group of 18 House Democrats on the Agriculture Committee calling on House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black (R-TN) and Ranking Member John Yarmuth (D-KY) to protect funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the top anti-hunger program in the country. Click here to view the letter online. SNAP currently serves about 43 million Americans in both urb... Read More »

  • Senior Democrat McGovern Responds to GOP Report on SNAP
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), the top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee’s Nutrition Subcommittee and a leading champion for anti-hunger programs, released a strong response to committee’s report on the 18 hearings held in the previous Congress on SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Click here to view the letter online. In the 114th Congress, the House Agriculture Committee held 18 hearings on the “Past, Present and Future of SNAP.” In more than 30 hours of t... Read More »

  • McGovern: Republicans Pushing Cuts to Food Assistance for Needy Families Should Be Ready for “One Hell of a Fight”
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today at the House Agriculture Committee, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), the top Democrat on the Nutrition Subcommittee, delivered a strong defense of the the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) program. Congressman McGovern said any House Republican pushing a dangerous plan to block grant, cut or limit access to the critical food assistance provided by SNAP to families in need should “be prepared for one hell of a fight,” saying that “this is a fight worth having.” Today’s hearing was e... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces Federal Aid Available to Central Mass. Small Businesses Impacted by August Drought
    Posted in Press Releases on September 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration will make federal economic injury disaster loans available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Worcester County as a result of the drought that began on Aug. 16, 2016. “I have heard from small business owners across Central Massachusetts who have been impacted by the drought this su... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces $64,000 to Support Western Mass. Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2016 | Preview rr

    As Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) starts the second day of his 6th annual farm tour today, he announced that a $64,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be provided to Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) to help farmers and ranchers in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts to learn more about programs and support from the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA). “When farmers in Western Massachusetts succeed, our economy grows and our community thrives. This gra... Read More »

  • McGovern Kicks Off 2016 Massachusetts Farm Tour
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, August 30th and Tomorrow, 31st, U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (MA-02) will host his 6th 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 region’s economy. Congressman McGovern will meet with local producers of vegetables, dairy, and meat, and will also ... Read More »

  • TODAY: McGovern Kicks Off Summer Meals Tour For Low-Income Students in Central and Western Massachusetts
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, July 18th, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will kick off his third 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 Athol, Turner Falls, Ware, Webster, and Worcester. Click here for information on the 2015 tour and 2014 tour. As part of Congressman McGovern’s third annual tour, he ... Read More »

  • McGovern Urges Defeat of Weak Republican GMO Labeling Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a leading voice in Congress calling for strong GMO labeling, spoke on the House floor to urge the defeat of S. 764, a bill that House Republicans claim creates mandatory GMO labeling, but falls far short of the transparency American consumers deserve. Click here for video of today’s speech. “This bill is a prime example of why the American people are so frustrated with Congress. This is a deeply, deeply flawed bill. We’re told that this is a mandatory GMO ... Read More »

  • McGovern: Americans Deserve a Stronger GMO Labeling Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today on the House floor, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) led debate for House Democrats against S. 764, a bill that would allow food companies to meet GMO labeling requirements by using “quick response” or QR codes to identify products that contain GMOs. McGovern called such a label confusing and complicated, saying that a clear symbol or text would be the best option for consumers. Congressman McGovern has been a leading voice in Congress calling for strong GMO labeling. In July 2015, McGover... Read More »

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