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  • McGovern Statement on Passing of Firefighter Christopher Roy
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) released the following statement after the passing of Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy while battling an early-morning fire on Lowell Street: “I am deeply saddened to learn that Firefighter Christopher Roy passed away this morning. December is already a difficult month for the Worcester Fire Department, and this tragedy only adds to the grief we feel for heroes like Christopher who have been taken from us too soon. His family, friends, and fellow firefighter... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces Congressional App Challenge Winners
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) announced winners of the 2018 Congressional App Challenge from Massachusetts’ Second Congressional District: Vishnu Penubarthi, Tian Yu Fan, Mary Barsoum, and Akshay Gopinathan. The students are all enrolled in the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The students’ app, VeGETables, bridges the gap between supermarkets and food pantries by offering a platform where food pantries can request items from supermarkets. Th... Read More »

  • US Rep. Jim McGovern to walk 43 miles in 9th annual 'Monte's March'
    Posted in In the News on November 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, and anti-hunger advocates from across Western Massachusetts took to the streets Monday for the ninth annual "Monte's March," an 43-mile walk which seeks to raise awareness about food insecurity and help local families in need this Thanksgiving. McGovern, WRSI The River radio host Monte Belmonte and Andrew Morehouse, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts' executive director, began the two-day trek at Springfield's Martin Luther King Community Center. Link to ... Read More »

  • Catholic Charities of Worcester County Awarded $225,000 to Expand Citizenship Program and Support Immigrant Community.
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02) together with Catholic Charities of Worcester County Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Cameron, announced a grant of $225,000 from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The grant will help Catholic Charities expand their citizenship program and allow them to further support the immigrant community in Worcester County. “I’m so thankful to Catholic Charities for their tireless work on behalf of our community. I’ve visit... Read More »

  • US. Rep. Jim McGovern promotes summer food programs in Western Massachusetts
    Posted in In the News on July 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    AMHERST -- U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, traveled across Western and Central Massachusetts Monday to bring attention to hunger-related issues and to highlight Summer Eats -- a program that offers free meals to kids across Massachusetts. With an estimated one in seven Massachusetts children facing uncertainty over where they will get their next meal, the congressman met with officials from Project Bread and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to tour summer f... Read More »

  • US Rep. Jim McGovern urges GOP leaders to fund election cybersecurity grants
    Posted in In the News on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern pressed House Republicans Tuesday to fund grants that help fortify and protect U.S. election systems from foreign hackers -- an area which the Worcester Democrat argued should be a top priority following Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential contest. McGovern, the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee, chastised GOP leaders for not including another $380 million in funding to support states' election integrity efforts in the so-called "Financial Services and Genera... Read More »

  • Bipartisan Legislation to Assist Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Congressman Peter King (R-NY) announced that the bipartisan, bicameral “Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act” (S.1091) has been signed into law. McGovern and King introduced the House version of the bill earlier this year as a companion to legislation filed in the Senate by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA). Over 2.5 million children in America are being raised by their grandparents – a number experts ex... Read More »

  • Reps. Blumenauer and McGovern Introduce Legislation to Save America’s Pollinators
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Jim McGovern (MA-02) today introduced the Saving America’s Pollinators Act to protect the health of honey bees and other critical pollinators. The United States lost an estimated one-third of its honeybee colonies between 2016 and 2017, with similar losses in prior years. To end this dramatic trend, the legislation suspends the use of bee-toxic insecticides known as neonicotinoids, which have been linked to declining pollinator populations. It also req... 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 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 »

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