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  • McGovern, Walorski, Pingree, Marshall Introduce Legislation to Pilot Medically Tailored Meals
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2020 | Preview rr

    Bipartisan Bill Would Establish A Medicare Pilot Program To Address The Link Between Diet, Chronic Illness, And Senior Health. Read More »

  • McGovern Joins Chef José Andrés To Introduce The Feed Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-02), Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13), Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Chef José Andrés and World Central Kitchen in introducing the FEMA Empowering Essential Deliveries (FEED) Act. The full text of the bill is available here. This bill allows the Federal government to pay 100 percent of the cost to states and localities so that they can partner with restaurants and nonprofits to prepare nutritious... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Senate Republicans Denying Millions of Struggling Americans Help with Groceries
    Posted in Press Releases on April 22, 2020 | Preview rr

    “Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump don’t have to worry about where their next meal is coming from – but they don’t think other families should be afforded the same right.” Read More »

  • McGovern, Fudge, DeLauro, Pressley Urge Congress to Prioritize Anti-Hunger Efforts in Next Relief Package
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA), Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) are leading a letter signed by 136 of their colleagues urging House and Senate leaders to prioritize assistance for hungry and food insecure families in upcoming COVID-19 emergency relief packages. “SNAP is one of our country’s most vital social safety nets, and it will continue to play a critical role in reducing hunger, malnutrition, and poverty throughout the COVID... Read More »

  • McGovern Welcomes Injunction Blocking Stricter Work Requirements for SNAP
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Following a ruling that blocks the Trump Administration’s stricter work requirements for certain recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern (D-MA) issued this statement welcoming the nationwide injunction: “It is absolutely unconscionable that as the CDC is calling on people to stay home and avoid interactions that could spread the coronavirus further, but the Trump Administration is refusing to withdraw their cruel ru... Read More »

  • McGovern joins DeLauro to Introduce Emergency Food Security Bill Amid Growing Coronavirus Outbreak
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, House Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) joined Congresswomen Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) in introducing the Ensuring Emergency Food Security Act, new legislation to combat the economic impacts of the coronavirus by: • Temporarily increasing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits; • Blocking any funding from being used to implement Trump administration rules that would narrow eligibility for food assistance programs; • Suspending work requirement tim... Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds House Legal Action Against Trump Administration’s SNAP cuts
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, issued this statement after the U.S. House of Representatives filed an amicus brief in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in the case District of Columbia, et al. v. U.S. Department of Agriculture, which seeks to block a Trump Administration rule that would restrict access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for hundreds of thousands of Americans. The amicus brie... Read More »

  • McGovern Calls for Senate Action on Key House-Passed Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on December 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – House Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (MA-02) is calling for action on the 400+ bills, including more than 275 bipartisan bills, passed by the Democratic House Majority over the past year that are still awaiting action in the GOP-controlled Senate. “Last year, the American people elected a Democratic House Majority committed to making a difference in the lives of Massachusetts families,” said Congressman McGovern. “Democrats have delivered, passing key bills to lower pres... Read More »

  • McGovern Rebukes Trump Administration’s Latest Attempt to Undermine Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and a leading national voice for ending hunger in America, issued this statement following an announcement that the United States Department of Agriculture will further restrict SNAP eligibility for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDS): “As Americans gathered to sit with family and friends to share a Thanksgiving meal last week, the Trump Administration was hard at work on a rule that will l... Read More »

  • 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 »

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