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  • 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 »

  • TODAY: McGovern Kicks Off Summer Meals Tour For Low-Income Students in Central and Western Massachusetts
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, July 18th, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will kick off his third annual Summer Food Rocks Tour to highlight USDA's national Summer Food Service Program and how it helps ensure that low-income students in Massachusetts do not go hungry during the summer months when school is out of session. Today's tour includes visits to Athol, Turner Falls, Ware, Webster, and Worcester. Click here for information on the 2015 tour and 2014 tour. As part of Congressman McGovern’s third annual tour, he ... Read More »

  • PHOTOS: McGovern Joins Central and Western Mass. Business Leaders to Highlight Tourism Push at Boston Logan Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined Central and Western Massachusetts business and community leaders at Boston Logan Airport for a tour of new banners to help promote tourism of Central and Western Massachusetts. Joining Congressman McGovern today were leaders from Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce, Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce, North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, and the North ... Read More »

  • McGovern to Visit Athol Schools to Highlight School Meals, Tour New Facilities
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9th: McGovern to Visit Athol Schools to Highlight School Meals, Tour New Facilities ATHOL, MA – Tomorrow at 8:00AM, Congressman Jim McGovern, will visit Pleasant Street Elementary School in Athol as he continues to raise awareness about National School Breakfast Week and encourage state and local leaders to support ways to increase student access to school meals. During Congressman McGovern’s visit, he will highlight the free breakfast and lunch programs available to students in... Read More »

  • McGovern, Neal Announce $100,000 Grant to Help Fight Opioid Crisis in Rural Massachusetts
    Posted in Press Releases on October 8, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) and Congressman Richard E. Neal (MA-01) announced a $100,000 Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal (ROOR) Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help rural Massachusetts coalitions to prevent opioid overdose deaths. The grant will support efforts led by the North Quabbin Community Coalition, Northern Berkshire Community Coalition and the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region in partnership with Baystate Fr... Read More »

  • U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern End Hunger Now Speech: Spread The Word About The Summer Food Service Program
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2014 | Preview rr

    We live in the richest country in the history of the world and yet 50 million people are hungry. 17 million of them are kids. We should be ashamed. We should ensure that everyone has access to healthy, nutritious food. That’s what SNAP, WIC and nutrition programs like the USDA Summer Food Service Program are all about. I want 100% of eligible children to be enrolled for Summer Meals. Please visit http://whyhunger.org/findfood to help me reach that goal. Read More »

  • Congressman McGovern on Governor Patrick's announced steps to preserve SNAP benefits for 163,000 MA househoulds
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2014 | Preview rr

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 – Governor Deval Patrick today announced steps to preserve Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for approximately 163,000 households in Massachusetts and avoid the loss of approximately $142 million in SNAP benefits set to be cut under the recently enacted federal Farm Bill. "Government's role is to help people help themselves, and these steps are necessary to help our most vulnerable residents and families meet their most basic needs," said Governo... Read More »

  • U.S. Rep. McGovern leads bipartisan call to President for full LIHEAP funding in 2015 budget
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2014 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern today led a bipartisan effort of nearly 125 members of the U.S. House in calling on President Obama to “prioritize the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)” in the President’s 2015 budget proposal “by including no less than $4.7 billion for this program that provides critical support to our most vulnerable citizens. Read More »

  • Massachusetts Delegation announces $8.3 million federal grant for marathon bombing victims
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2014 | Preview rr

    The Massachusetts Delegation today announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded Massachusetts an Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim grant for $8,355,648 to cover expenses as a result of the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013. Read More »

  • Congressman McGovern announces $188,000 grant to combat teen substance abuse
    Posted in In the News on September 19, 2013 | Preview rr

    The Franklin Regional Council of Governments has been awarded more than $188,000 for teen substance abuse programs. Read More »

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