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U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district - member of the Democratic Party.
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ENG: James Patrick "Jim" McGovern (born November 20, 1959) is the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, McGovern attended Worcester Academy. While in college he worked as a congressional aide to Senator George McGovern (to whom he is not related), a two-time presidential candidate he campaigned for. From 1981 to 1996 he was a senior staff member for Representative Joe Moakley. McGovern first ran for Congress in 1994, where he lost in the Democratic primary. He ran again in 1996, defeating Republican incumbent Peter Blute. He has since been re-elected six times, four of which he was unopposed. A focus of his career has been international human rights, which he has advocated ...
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We Need a Plan to Pull Out All U.S. Troops

The president was right in his Wednesday night speech that we need to begin bringing our troops home from Afghanistan. But a counter-terrorism strategy doesn't need 70,000 boots on the ground, any more than it needed 100,000 boots on the ground. What the president needed to tell us is how -- and when -- he's going to bring all the troops home. Late last month, we co-sponsored an amendment calling on the Obama administration to develop an exit strategy from Afghanistan that came within a few votes of passage in the U.S. House. As members of the Out of Afghanistan Caucus, we believe the ...

Congr. McGovern Introduces the People's Rights Amendment

Congressman Jim McGovern of Massachusetts introduced today a constitutional amendment bill to overturn the US Supreme Court’s January 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. FEC and to make clear that corporations are not people with rights under the US Constitution. The introduction of the bill – the “People’s Rights Amendment” -- marks a major breakthrough in the growing movement across the country to end corporate personhood and restore democracy to the people. “Corporations are not people,” said Congressman McGovern. “They do not breathe. They do ...

McGovern:Tea Party Cuts To Hunger Programs Are Indefensible

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), a long-time champion in the fight against hunger, is outraged by Republican cuts to food programs as the need for assistance has grown. Through no fault of their own, millions of American families are struggling to find jobs and put food on the table for their children, even as oil companies, agribusiness giants, and Wall Street traders reap record profits. The Tea Party response to this growing need has been to slash funding for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program by $686 million, hurting 200,000 to 350,000 low-income mothers and young children; to cut the ...

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