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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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