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  • 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 »

  • McGovern Statement on Republican Tax Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern released the following statement after Republicans passed their tax bill through the House of Representatives: “President Trump, his family, and their wealthy friends got an early Christmas gift this year. This Republican tax bill will line their pockets and the pockets of their donors – giving the vast majority of tax breaks to those at the top and corporations shipping American jobs overseas, all the while exploding the deficit and raising taxes on h... Read More »

  • 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 »

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