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  • McGovern Applauds Success of Western MA Hunger Walk
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) delivered the following speech on the House floor on the 43-mile Western Massachusetts walk he completed the week of Thanksgiving to help increase awareness in the fight against hunger. Joining Congressman McGovern on the walk were Congressmen Joe Kennedy (MA-04) and Richard Neal (MA-01) as well as a wide range of state and local leaders. Click here to view video of speech. “Last Monday and Tuesday I participated in the 8th annual Monte’s... Read More »

  • McGovern to March 43 Miles in Western MA for Hunger Relief
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    SPRINGFIELD, MA – Next Monday, November 20th, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will kick off the 8th 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) 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. All proceeds will benefit The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Last yea... Read More »

  • Honoring the 40th anniversary of the bipartisan Food Stamp Act of 1977
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), co-chairs of the bipartisan House Hunger Caucus, released the following statement calling on their fellow members of Congress to renew the bipartisan commitment to strengthen the country's anti-hunger safety net and end hunger once and for all : "This Friday marks the 40th anniversary of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, bipartisan legislation that e... Read More »

  • Ahead of 40th Anniversary of Food Stamp Act, McGovern Calls for Bipartisan Action in Congress to Tackle Hunger
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) spoke on the House floor to highlight the success of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – previously known as “food stamps,” ahead of the 40th anniversary of the Food Stamp Act of 1977 this week. The legislation was a landmark bill that expanded the reach of the food stamp program and made it more effective and efficient in helping millions of Americans who struggle with hunger. “This Friday marks the 40th anniversary of... 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: 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 »

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