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  • McGovern: Trump Budget Hurts Families Struggling with Hunger
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    “Donald Trump dines at Mar-a-Lago with the rich and famous. So I’m not at all shocked by his lack of knowledge about our anti-hunger safety net, or by his lack of interest in helping the most vulnerable in our society. It is clear from his budget – that he doesn’t have a clue." Read More »

  • McGovern: Trump Budget Heartless Attack on Hardworking Families
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    “Tax cuts for the wealthiest among us – at the expense of the public safety net – is cruel. It is cold-hearted. These are real people. They are our constituents. They are our neighbors and our friends. They deserve our respect." 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 Joins Meals on Wheels to Help Deliver Nutritious Meals to Central MA Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a leading anti-hunger champion, joined local Meals on Wheels volunteers in Webster to help deliver meals to Central Massachusetts seniors in need. The local chapter of Meals on Wheels serves nearly 500 seniors in 13 different communities in Central Massachusetts. Today’s meal delivery to seniors with Congressman McGovern is part of his continued effort to raise awareness about the difference the program makes and fight back against the proposed funding... 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 to Join Western Mass. Hunger March to Support Families in Need
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    SPRINGFIELD, MA – Next Monday, November 21st, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will kick off the 7th annual “Monte’s March,” a 43-mile two-day walk as part of his anti-hunger push in Western Massachusetts. Congressmen Joe Kennedy III (MA-04) and Richard Neal (MA-01) will be among those joining the event. The march is aimed at helping to increase awareness about hunger in local communities and help Massachusetts families in need this thanksgiving. “As we prepare for Thanksgiving, there are many ... 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 Praises Food Banks for Innovative Solutions to Hunger, Highlights Need for Strong Investment in Anti-Hunger Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) spoke on the House Floor about the important role that food banks in Massachusetts, like Worcester County Food Bank and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, and food banks across the country play in helping families and communities struggling with hunger. Congressman McGovern spoke about volunteering this past summer at Philabundance, a Philadelphia-area food bank, as well as the importance of supporting local food banks and strengthening federal anti-h... Read More »

  • McGovern Praises Urban Institute Report on Teen Hunger
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) spoke on the House Floor to address teen hunger as part of his continued push to raise awareness during Hunger Action Month. Congressman McGovern praised two new reports released by the Urban Institute which highlight the millions of teenagers who face hunger and the challenges that they and their families confront every day. Click here for video of today’s speech. The research in the Urban Institute reports shows that the food budget is one of the first th... Read More »

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