The coronavirus pandemic has shined a bright light on the hunger crisis happening across the United States. 50 million Americans may experience food insecurity because of COVID-19. Our food banks have seen a more than 50% increase in demand, with 4 in 10 people turning to these resources for the…

We started the 116th Congress inheriting a Republican-led government shutdown; the first time a shutdown began in one Congress and was passed to the next. We ended in the midst of a global pandemic the likes of which our nation hasn’t seen in more than 100 years.

Despite these challenges…

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Madam Speaker, today, December 10th, International Human Rights Day, at 7:00 AM Eastern Time, the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in Oslo, Norway to the World Food Program (WFP) for its outstanding humanitarian work to feed the world’s hungriest and most…

On June 23, 2020, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) submitted the following testimony to the House Appropriations Committee advocating for increased funding for two important housing priorities that impact Central and Western Massachusetts:

I want to thank Madam Chair Lowey and Ranking Member Granger for allowing me this opportunity. As the…

Scrolling through social media recently, you could be excused for confusing America with the authoritarian regimes the United States government regularly calls out for failing to respect the human rights of their people. …

On June 4, 1989, Chinese authorities unleashed the People’s Liberation Army to crush the peaceful protesters who had gathered in Tiananmen Square. The events of that day are etched into our collective memory, captured by the image of one lone man standing before a tank. …

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The coronavirus crisis is placing a tremendous strain on the small businesses which serve as the backbone of our economy. As the son of small business owners and a supporter of eating, shopping…

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Thank you for that kind introduction. I’m grateful to be here, and I’m proud to stand alongside so many of you who are working so hard in our community to keep the vision of Dr. King alive.

Martin Luther King inspired a generation with his words and he spurred the…

Today is the first full day of the Second Session of the 116th Congress. In my first year as Chairman of the Rules Committee, I’m proud of what House Democrats have achieved to make a real difference in the lives of the American people, and excited for what we will accomplish together in 2020. We’ve passed over 400 bills, including 275 bipartisan bills, and we’re just getting started.

Scroll down to see some great behind-the-scenes photos from 2019:

Members of the 116th Congress are sworn in on the House Floor. January 3, 2019

Rep. Jim McGovern

Dad. Husband. #Worcester born & raised. Chairman of @RulesDemocrats & @CECCgov. Co-Chair of @TLhumanrights. Fighting to #EndHungerNow #OverturnCitizensUnited

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