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  • McGovern Hosts 7th Annual Mass. Farm Tour
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – This week, U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (MA-02) hosting 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 is meeting with local producers of vegetables, dairy, and meat, and will also meet with non-profit farming... 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: 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 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 »

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