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  • Reps. McGovern, Davis Introduce Bill Expanding Student Access to Healthy School Breakfasts
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA), and Rodney Davis (R-IL) announced the introduction of a bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives to expand access to healthy school breakfasts for students across America. The Healthy Breakfasts Help Kids Learn Act is endorsed by the non-profit School Nutrition Association, and would strengthen and enhance the School Breakfast Program so that additional federal support is available to participating schools that provide he... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Inclusion of Anti-Hunger Language in House Rules Package
    Posted in Press Releases on January 2, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman-elect of the House Rules Committee and a leading voice in Congress for strengthening anti-hunger programs, released the following statement: “I stood on the House Floor and promised the president that Democrats would use every tool at our disposal to prevent this administration’s assault on the poor. That’s why our rules package directs the House Office of General Counsel to explore all possible legal options for responding to the administrat... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Trump Administration’s Proposal to Restrict State Waivers for SNAP Work Requirements
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA) released the following statement in reaction to the Trump Administration’s announced plan restricting state flexibility in providing nutrition assistance to people who are currently looking for work: “Instead of circumventing the will of Congress, the Trump Administration should read the Farm Bill the president just signed, which rejects changes to work requirements and categorical eligibility. In the meantime, let’s get one thing straight: most benef... Read More »

  • US Rep. Jim McGovern says House GOP farm bill 'rotten deal for poor people'
    Posted in In the News on September 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, urged federal lawmakers this week to put forth a final version of the "farm bill" that invests in American farmers and supports all citizens facing hunger and food insecurity -- not one that cuts food stamps and undermines conservation assistance. McGovern, the top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee's Nutrition sub-panel, slammed House Republicans' version of the wide-ranging legislation Wednesday, as lawmakers from both chambers met to reconcile dif... Read More »

  • 'Food ought to be a fundamental right': US Rep. Jim McGovern highlights importance of summer meal programs amid proposed SNAP cuts
    Posted in In the News on July 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    For many children, summer vacation means fun-filled days at the playground or the local pool. But for some, the warmer months are also filled uncertainty about where their next meal will come from. In Worcester, 77 percent of children are food insecure, qualifying for free or reduced-price school meals. Statewide, 400,000 students are eligible. To help meet that need, the Massachusetts Summer Food Service program offers free meals to children and teens whose parents might be scrambling to feed t... Read More »

  • House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Names Congressman McGovern as Farm Bill Democratic Conferee
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Congressman James P. McGovern, Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee and Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee’s Nutrition Subcommittee, was named by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to serve on a conference committee to complete a five-year long reauthorization of the Farm Bill. “With America’s farmers, producers and ranchers facing plummeting prices, rising retaliatory tariffs and a struggling farm economy, we need a real robust, bipartisan Farm Bill mo... Read More »

  • McGovern: GOP Farm Bill Will Hurt Millions of Hungry Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a member of House Democratic leadership and the Ranking Member on the House Agriculture Committee’s Nutrition Subcommittee delivered the following speech denouncing the 2018 Republican Farm Bill for its extreme cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Congressman McGovern said the more than $23 billion in cuts to the anti-hunger program would hurt families across the country. Click here to view video of Congressman Mc... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on 2018 Farm Bill Committee Markup
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a member of House Democratic Leadership and the Ranking Member on the House Agriculture Committee's Nutrition Subcommittee, delivered the following statement at the House Agriculture Committee's markup of the 2018 Farm Bill: "Mr. Chairman, let me begin by saying how deeply frustrated I am by this process. It’s shameful what Republicans on this Committee have done here. "I wanted to serve on the House Agriculture Committee to be part of a p... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on GOP’s Partisan Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), the Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Nutrition Subcommittee and a member of House Democratic leadership, released the following statement on the House Republican farm bill released today. “The process that produced this farm bill shows that Congress is broken. “The farm bill is more than 600 pages and was dumped on our laps just hours ago with Republicans planning to rush it to a vote in committee next week. We are still reviewing i... Read More »

  • McGovern: Trump Budget Immoral Attack on Seniors and Working Families Across the Country
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice in Congress working to strengthen anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs, released the following statement on the 2018 White House Budget proposed by President Trump. “This White House is immoral and Trump’s budget proves it. This budget makes some of the deepest cuts to federal programs that help America’s most vulnerable families. Just two months after giving tax cuts to his billionaire frie... Read More »

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