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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 »

  • McGovern Small Business Tour to Highlight Mass. Craft Breweries
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – On Friday, October 27th at 10:15am, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) will kick off his first-ever small business tour of Central and Western Massachusetts to highlight the growth and success of local craft breweries across the region. Participants: Joining Congressman McGovern on the tour will be local brewers and beer distributors as well as leaders and representatives from local chambers of commerce, regional tourism councils, Trip Advisor, Yelp, AAA, Craft Brewery Association, ... Read More »

  • McGovern Kicks Off 2016 Massachusetts Farm Tour
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, August 30th and Tomorrow, 31st, U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (MA-02) will host his 6th annual cross-district agricultural tour to meet with farmers, agricultural producers, non-profit farming organizations and community development corporations in Central and Western Massachusetts to highlight the success of our region’s agricultural industry and its role in growing the region’s economy. Congressman McGovern will meet with local producers of vegetables, dairy, and meat, and will also ... Read More »

  • McGovern Launches “Marketing the Heart of the Commonwealth” Bus Tour
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, October 16 at 9:00 a.m., Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will launch his first-ever district-wide “Marketing the Heart of the Commonwealth” bus tour to help highlight Central and Western Massachusetts businesses, farms, outdoor destinations, and other attractions. Bus Route: Click here for Morning Tour. Click here for Afternoon Tour. “With millions of visitors coming to Massachusetts every year, travel and tourism is a vital part of our economy. On today’s bus tour, we’re highlighting so... 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 »

  • PHOTOS: McGovern Kicks Off First Day of Massachusetts Farm Tour
    Posted in Press Releases on August 24, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) kicked off his annual cross-district agricultural tour to meet with local farmers in Central and Western Massachusetts to highlight the success of our region’s agricultural industry and the “Buy Local” movement in growing the region’s economy. On the first day of the farm tour, Congressman McGovern is visiting farms in North Brookfield, Hardwick, Hadley, North Amherst, South Deerfield, and Greenfield. “Today, I’m excited to be meeting with so many of the l... Read More »

  • **MEDIA ADVISORY** Next Week: McGovern to Kick Off 2015 Massachusetts Farm Tour
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2015 | Preview rr

    On Monday, August 24th and 25th, U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (MA-02) will host a cross-district agricultural tour to meet with farmers in Central and Western Massachusetts to highlight the success of our region’s agricultural industry and the “Buy Local” movement in growing the region’s economy. Congressman McGovern will meet with local producers of vegetables, dairy, and meat, and will also meet with non-profit farming organizations and community development corporations. McGovern will be ... Read More »

  • Congressman McGovern Announces Massachusetts Winners of $148,000 in USDA Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Awards
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced the Massachusetts winners of $148,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Nationwide the USDA will award $6.7 million in grants to 544 energy projects across the country. These awards are part of the USDA’s Rural Development Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). “Our farmers and small business owners are the lifeblood of our economy. By investing in renewable ener... 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 »

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