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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 to Join Western Mass. Hunger March to Support Families in Need
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    SPRINGFIELD, MA – Next Monday, November 21st, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will kick off the 7th 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) and Richard Neal (MA-01) 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. “As we prepare for Thanksgiving, there are many ... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces Nearly $1 Million in Grants for Local Parks
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) is pleased to announce $950,000 in federal grant money from the National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Grant Program to parks and recreational projects in Worcester, Northampton, Leominster, Northborough, and Sutton. On Saturday, McGovern was in Sutton to announce $150,000 to Marion’s Camp Lodge for renovations and woodland trail development. Located on Lake Singletary in Sutton, for nearly 60 years, Marion’s Camp served as the Central Ma... Read More »

  • McGovern Praises Food Banks for Innovative Solutions to Hunger, Highlights Need for Strong Investment in Anti-Hunger Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) spoke on the House Floor about the important role that food banks in Massachusetts, like Worcester County Food Bank and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, and food banks across the country play in helping families and communities struggling with hunger. Congressman McGovern spoke about volunteering this past summer at Philabundance, a Philadelphia-area food bank, as well as the importance of supporting local food banks and strengthening federal anti-h... Read More »

  • Local Youth Complete Summer Internship with Congressman McGovern in Northampton
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    NORTHAMPTON, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) expressed his appreciation to the students from Western Massachusetts who completed an internship in his Northampton office this summer. “Each summer we are proud to welcome young people from across the district to serve in our offices in Central and Western Massachusetts,” Congressman McGovern said. “These internships are an opportunity to serve our community and gain the valuable skills and experiences that will prepare them for rewardin... Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds $337K Award to Mass. Education Non-Profit
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    NORTHAMPTON, MA – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) applauded the announcement today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that $23.4 million in grants were awarded to support 81 Distance Learning and Telemedicine projects in 32 states across the nation. Among the recipients was the Collaborative for Educational Services Inc., which was awarded $337,356 for their hub in Northampton. The hub services 23 field sites across Massachusetts and Maine. “Education is the ticket to a bright future a... Read More »

  • McGovern Calls for Action to Solve Senior Hunger
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice in the fight against hunger, spoke on the House Floor today to recognize Older Americans Month and to help raise awareness about senior hunger and the ways we can better address it. Congressman McGovern’s regular #EndHungerNow speeches have helped to keep the spotlight on hunger and the need to do more to help the millions of Americans who struggle to put food on the table every day. Click here for video of today’s speech... Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds Northampton Restaurant for Raising Wages for Its Workers and Strengthening Local Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on January 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    Caption: From Left to Right: Haymarket Café co-founders David and Peter Simpson with Rep. McGovern On the House floor today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) applauded the recent decision of Haymarket Café, a Northampton, Massachusetts restaurant, to move to a $15 per hour minimum wage for its workers. Congressman McGovern praised the decision as the right thing to do for workers, the smart thing to do for its business, and a positive step for the Northampton economy and community. Click here to... Read More »

  • PHOTOS: Kennedy Joins McGovern on Western Mass. Hunger March
    Posted in Press Releases on November 24, 2015 | Preview rr

    AMHERST, MA – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) was joined by Congressman Joe Kennedy (MA-04) on the 6th annual “Monte’s March.” Aimed at helping local families in need put food on the table this Thanksgiving, this year’s march is the longest yet, lasting two days and stretching 43 miles across Western Massachusetts. Kennedy joined McGovern and the march when the group stopped at the Amherst Survival Center this morning. Click here to view photos online. “Helping families who have fallen ... Read More »

  • PHOTO: McGovern, Neal Join Western Mass. Hunger March
    Posted in Press Releases on November 23, 2015 | Preview rr

    SPRINGFIELD, MA – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) was joined by Congressman Richard E. Neal (MA-01) to kick off the 6th annual “Monte’s March.” The two-day walk is part of Congressman McGovern’s anti-hunger push in Western Massachusetts and is aimed at helping to increase awareness about hunger and help local families in need this Thanksgiving. View photo online. “Today, I was proud to start this year’s hunger march in Western Massachusetts with Congressman Neal in Springfield. As we pr... Read More »

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