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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-06-14

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, the 1996 welfare reform law imposed new limitations on able-bodied adults without dependents, known as ABAWDs, receiving food assistance through the SNAP program. These 18- to...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-05-16

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, thousands of people will gather in Washington, D.C., this weekend for Feeding the 5000, an event designed to bring awareness to the issue of food waste. Participants will be served...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-04-20

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, on April 1, thousands of poor Americans started losing their SNAP, or food stamp, benefits. All told, over the course of this year, as many as 1 million adults will be cut off...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-03-01

    McGOVERN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleagues for their eloquent statements here today. I think that they have reinforced...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-02-25

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, last week during our district work period, I spent the night at the Interfaith Hospitality Network, a family homeless shelter in Worcester, Massachusetts. This was my second time...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-29

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, while there is talk of a 2-month spending bill to keep the government open before time runs out this week, we have yet to see it. Passing a short-term bill will only postpone a...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-09

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, supporting healthy families and strong communities starts with access to healthy food, but for many families, it is a struggle just to put food on the table. A growing body of...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-06-23

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, last Congress, we passed a new farm bill. As a member of the Agriculture Committee, I could not support it, either in committee or on the House floor. I couldn't support it because...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-13

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, I have come to the floor today to give a voice to those who are hungry, to share their struggles, and to challenge my House colleagues to take meaningful action to end hunger now. ...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-14

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, being poor in America is hard work. Despite what some of my colleagues and many right-wing pundits might think, it simply isn't easy to be poor in America. Mr. Speaker, week...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-19

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, each week I come to this floor to talk about ways that we can End Hunger Now. I have a simple premise that hunger is a political condition. We can end hunger now if we simply muster...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-06-09

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, over and over again, House Republicans complain about Federal spending, especially when it comes to our Nation's premier antihunger safety net program, a program known as SNAP....



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-05-07

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, I have come to this floor once a week during the 113th Congress to talk about hunger--specifically, how we can end hunger now if we simply muster the political will to do so. ...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-03-25

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, earlier this year the House voted on the farm bill conference report, legislation that reauthorizes our Nation's agriculture policies as well as the preeminent antihunger program...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-03-13

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, this week, as part of my End Hunger Now series, I want to focus on one of the most important and successful Federal antihunger and nutrition programs, the WIC program. The Special...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-26

    McGOVERN. Madam Speaker, there are close to 50 million people who are hungry in the United States of America. We are the richest country in the history of the world, and we have close to 50 million people...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-05

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Senate passed the farm bill conference report, something the House did almost 2 weeks ago. I want to thank my House and Senate colleagues who stood firm and voted...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-03

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, I want to welcome all of my colleagues back from their Thanksgiving holiday, and I trust that, like me, everybody had a great Thanksgiving along with a wonderful meal. But I'm...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-26

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, I come to the floor today to again talk about the need to end hunger now. Last week, this House passed a bill that cut $39 billion from the Nation's preeminent anti-hunger safety...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-18

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, week after week, I've stood on this floor and talked about hunger in America. Week after week, I've talked about the devastating impacts of hunger in our country--how it affects...



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    Representative Jim McDermott

    From: WA District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-18

    McDERMOTT. Mr. Speaker, although this hall is empty, there are a lot of people watching it, and I wonder how many of them have ever actually gone hungry. How many of the people watching this have had...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-31

    McGOVERN. Madam Speaker, for the 20th time this Congress, I stand here to talk about how we can end hunger now. Hunger is a political condition. We have the food; we have the means; and we have the systems...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-27

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, I rise once again to address the House on the need to end hunger now. This is the 14th time that I've done so this year. Next week, the Members of this House will return home...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-18

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate this time to address my colleagues about one of the most important issues that we face in this country, and that is hunger. We have a problem in the United States...



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    Representative Rosa L. DeLauro

    From: CT District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-18

    DeLAURO. I want to thank my colleague, Congressman McGovern. And I want to say a thank you to you. You have been steadfast and courageous on this issue. I know the strong and personal relationship that...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-05

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, this is my 13th End Hunger Now speech this year. Thirteen times I've stood on this floor and talked about hunger in America; 13 times I've come here and defended the anti-hunger...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-22

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today for the 12th time this year to talk about the need to end hunger now. I am honored to serve on the House Agriculture Committee, and last week the committee held...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-14

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, this is farm bill week. Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee is marking up their version of the farm bill, and tomorrow the House Agriculture Committee will do the same. Although...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-05-07

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, next Wednesday the House Agriculture Committee is expected to mark up the farm bill. The farm bill is an important bill for many reasons, but chief among them is the reauthorization...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-10

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, my grandmother used to say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. I hated it when she said that, but you know, Mr. Speaker, she was right. Good, nutritious food will keep you healthy....



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-03-13

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, once again I rise to talk about hunger in America and, specifically, the effort to end hunger now. Mr. Speaker, hunger is still far too prevalent in America. There are more than...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-02-14

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, President Obama's State of the Union speech was memorable and important for a number of reasons. I'm pleased the President talked about gun violence, climate change, voting rights,...