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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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